What if Iran-Contra saint had blessed Donald Trump’s invocation to advocate the art of the nuclear deal between the Soviet Union and Government is the Problem creator?
Imagine a self-serving Congress, dominated by men terrified of a shady dealing vengeful dictator of an Obstruction of Justice email, hellbent on launching a missile attack on congressional healthcare, erected a firewall of invested investigations to cure ALS, Alzheimer’s and Medicaid for America’s human bookends: children and Seniors.
Maybe Frank Capra’s DC existed periodically, but World Wars and a Cold War produced a New World Order with a Foggy Bottom evacuating with abnormal frequency, a Military Industrial Complex.
So who wouldn’t be concerned about an ‘unpresidented,’ president sipping ‘covfefe’ atop the throne of our Democratic Republic – evidently 30% of us!
After 1917 and WWI Mustard gas, a call for morality, even in war, began its long journey on the, we can’t beat God giving, road to glory. A hundred years later, however, Good Samaritans are out gunned and every hero, demon challenged — nonetheless, we persist.
Even in the age of, Swamp Thing, we have heroes: Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski; Congresswoman Maxine Waters — Sally Yates, Marilyn Nance, J.K. Rowling and Ida B. Wells.
However, knowledge is still Intel: In July 1950 of The Unknown War, American soldiers killed hundreds of Korean civilians near a village called No Gun Ri — and throughout Truman’s Police Action, over two million North Korean civilians were killed – thus, as the Treaty of Versailles created Hitler, we created Kim Jong-Un.
Arguably, we hold these truths to be self-evident: a nation’s Moral Code is only as strong as its people’s weakest link…
- Alt-Right, hellfire bent on spinning Obama global view off our world stage
- Those insisting America is for only white Christian men, honor flags that dishonor our Constitution, while genuflecting America before statues of anti-America Americans – savoring memories of the inhumane owning and defiling of fellow human beings
- Denying ratification of Equal Rights Amendment; twirling Elizbeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul like trinkets on display, then laid to rest in gender inequality
- Diminishing LGBTQ while they preserve, protect and defend, non-existent full citizenship, income parity, voting and pursuit of loving happiness privileges
- In a land where prisons are for profit, from classrooms to cells is too great a student debt – and banning former felons from voting booths, an American defining moment
Yet, for a century, life at war with itself has tried to bestow this wisdom upon us: there is little sustainable profit in the business of anger and oppression, but where there is individual fear and envy, anger and oppression cannot be silenced – merely inconsistently, contained
Whether Wall, K or Main Street; rich or poor, rural, suburbs or inner city, gay, straight or undecided — Americans, citizens and non, have been herded to the pinnacle of, Trump ordered brutality Bluff – and staring back at us across the abyss, are Kim Jung-un clones, toeing the line for suicide by dictate.
Vision blurred by pride and miss-placed loyalty, each side has forgotten, world history is replete with shortsighted leaders threatening all life on earth — each side shadowed by real and imagined demons, risk being thrust into the void, to control a planet we’ve rendered, out of control.
Imagine our moral call is the last call to save us from a hell fire inflicted by demands for, unchartered waters, while denying the warnings of melting icebergs and rising oceans.
In 2017 America, who can we expect to make the moral call, American Mayors or Trumpcare?
Timing is Divine and often, auspiciously, makes heroes, even saints, out of mere mortals…
- William Robertson Coe, philanthropist for the academic discipline of American Studies
- Even heroes who are not of the world, even as I am not of it
Skid marks on Donor Class Boulevard: Koch-heads, ALEC, Congress, Deutche Bank, Tax Fraud, Russian Collusion, Treason – but knowing there are populists’ roadblocks ahead — silent partners accessorizing after with alternative facts means: just following the money, miscalculates consequences of cause and effect – and the Seventh Veil of our cause célèbre.
How far are we willing to be dumbed-down by dummies allowed above the law, to not recall? How far are we willing to let those caked in the mud of yellow journalism, to be left behind, exposed only to a Sinclair Group POV?
Ignorance is bliss, but no more excuse than, the devil made me do it.
What undercuts an informed electorate? Is it the invasion of dishonest reporting by a new low in Conservative broadcasting, or Liberal neglect? What if Democrats are more for equal access for all, in education, in opportunity and under the law? Shall America believe Stanley Milgram, or adopt Nuremberg defense?
With the boss abused spice gone out of SNL, is Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a law-abiding shield protecting Robert Mueller from the malice aforethought dictated through a banking mooch mugger?
Following the soulless, who are the real tax dodgers, draining the public trust, ignoring diminishing infrastructure and suppressing the votes of the oppressed, we become their clones, do we not?
There is little security and less comfort in a Summer season of extreme forest fires, tornadoes, floods and political chaos in the heat of the night, unless we make peace with the truth about our pattern of indulgencies in injustice, vainglory, over-zealous hero worship, gun violence and acquitting those who live by it – though sometimes forgiven, targeted too often off camera. For family and friends, a snatched life is never forgotten:
July 20, 2017: Australian Justine Damond, shot to death in Minneapolis by policeman
June 12, 1994: Around the clock coverage of O. J. Simpson tried and acquitted for the duel murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman – paroled July 2017.
May 13, 1985: Philadelphia Police, dropped makeshift bomb on 6221 Osage Avenue to end political opposition organization known as, The Move.
July 23, 1967: A police raid on an unlicensed, after-hours bar morphs into five days and nights of one of the deadliest riots in American history.
Still don’t think our Democratic Republic corrode into anarchy? If we allow propagandists shouting the most outrageous excuses for a free pass: He’s ‘Just New to This,’ give him a chance – yes, and we won’t need an Alaskan house look-out for foreign missiles.
Freedom of thought and Liberty to peacefully assemble, are as freely sacrificed, as taken at liberty. People distracted by imagined fears and legitimate concerns are most vulnerable to secret keepers seeking public power over private citizens – imposing beliefs by distorting public systems of communication.
What if getting ahead of Father Time is more nation building than following the deep-pocketed money trail? What if the Repeal and Replace Healthcare voting debacle is up for debate, for national distraction?
Thankfully most Americans can discern truth from fiction, and recognize the difference from a self-assured sense of direction, and being led by a self-aggrandizing Pinocchio.
Nonetheless, if we continually allow Trumpsters to be excused by a Republican Congress fearful of its anti-Obama Base polling at 80%, then we are following terrorized political cowards, even as they violate sacred oaths and restrict those with limited access to the truth that would free them from the terrorism of money laundering.
If we lay America bare before an escalator descending into treason, We the People will soon find ourselves standing at the precipice where, she persisted and lock her up, will either throw each other over — for a pretender, or form a more perfect union, remembering — we are indivisible when separating the savage beast from our Crest.
To be silent is to side with Corporatism’s gold-plated government, conflicted between obedience to authority and their patriotic duty to serve all of us.
Either way, for public integrity, we need become citizen sleuths for the truth. For, like Spielberg’s Lincoln, We the People of the United States of America are clothed in immense power, if we can keep it!