A House Divided

Trump’s Tattered Brand Thrives By Focusing Our Ridicule — Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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The Trump/Pence Administration is, in all probability, the worst rupture in our American Dream of being a giving culture of global Good Samaritans, since 9/11/2001, but this trampling mixture causing both political abhorrence and stimulus could have never descended upon us, without the preferences of moneyed Conservatives, Corporate induced Recession and write-ins for people who had no electable possibility.

Empowered by 2016 elections emanated from voters deciding, slapping Democratic Party wrists would bring recognition without diminishing protective agencies, SCOTUS or our voting privileges — encouraging Jeff Sessions to douse the torch of Lady Liberty, re-dip our international standing in anarchy and tip racial and gender imbalance, further in decline – all while Democrats continue to believe this is just about Donald Trump.

It’s not.  It’s Mitch McConnell & his line of succession:  confirmed judges.  It’s Paul Ryan, escaping responsibility for the GOP Freedom Caucus.

It’s a religious fanatic and sexual bigot one cholesterol heartbeat away VP, hiding in plain sight, aiding and abetting the undoing of American progress, waiting to fly in on the wings of Pompeo & Pruitt, to wipe his feet on equality and justice for women, LGBTQ, and all not made in his image.

It’s the nightmares of every low information and non-voter providing infrastructure for Millennials to blame Baby-Boomers.

It’s the NRA member driving from Indiana to Texas, with a carload of T-Shirts that contradict Chief Justice Warren Burger’s supreme interpretation of our Second Amendment – as inspired Founding Fathers’ Bill of Rights inclusion, to guarantee well-regulated gun use — not daring to incorrectly define Liberty, as the right to bear unregulated arms.

It’s voting like our lives depended on it, embracing the clarity of millions around the world, in solidarity with #2017WomensMarch, #MeToo, #TimesUp and #NeverAgain Parkland students.

It’s about caring passionately enough to be respectfully involved with all life on earth, or at least partnering with Western Industrial Societies seeking balance between, being fed up with elections that yield too little change, and becoming stronger activists advocating for income parity, gender equality, racial justice and recapturing our exceptional essence.

It’s about being a positive global example; not white-washing our crimes against humanity:  Slavery, Civil War prisons, Japanese-American internment camps, Jim Crow, Lynching, Nixon’s Kent State, and 21st century Red Mapping of the United in our American dreams for all born here before Columbus, and all immigrants invited after, who ultimately generated, The Greatest Generation.

Let’s exhale greatness that emits more than campaign slogans for Demagogue worshipers, because to reelect, The Land of the Free, we need be, in our institutions, mirrors and choices, an exceptional Home of the Brave — whose every action enables justice to triumph over repetitious ICE picks thrust into our humanity.

Greatness is what nations and cultures whisper we’ve earned, when no one is watching.

Greatness honors what Corporatism’s Conservative puppeteers dishonor – casting doctors, lawyers, scientists and football players as more deserving of financial and professional respect than the teachers who taught them.

Greatness, like Exceptionalism, is forever challenging those to whom we award our vote, to prove themselves worthy of it.

There is no greatness in denial:

  • Alzheimer’s until caregiving costs rivet our attention
  • Climate Change until Miami’s under water
  • Unsafe food until recalls quadruple
  • Addictions to Coal Ash Candidates, Opioids and bullying
  • More Flints enabling privatization of water to assuage Corporatism’s gluttony for gauging

Remembering, Nixon’s landslide re-election after Pentagon Papers and Watergate, best we focus on provable impeachable offenses — but gently, without incentivizing adoring trumpets.

Being unempathetically ambiguous about Constitutional truth is no excuse for unpresidential material projecting himself, above Constitutional law.

Being more focused on Trump’s monthly porn payment plan, blinds us to, of, by and for the people Iran Deal.

America was not created by voting to die younger, passing on college education to avoid padding banker’s pockets or, believing the greatest secret of an ego surviving on fast food, Fox News and laundered money, is a videoed urinating contest.

Reason beckons the genius of Civics, psychology of Recess and patriotism of http://www.peopledemandingaction.org, http://www.studentprivacy.org, http://www.auditelectionsusa.org/team/, NAACP, ACLU and Women-Matter.org, in peaceful assembly.

Greatness is thriving together — America First, is a house divided, on steroids.

 

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Questioning Underlying Conduct and, The Unnecessary Lie:  Tapes – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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With all due respect to Tom Brokaw, saying Trump’s firing an FBI Director heading an investigation into the possibility of both election and administration corruption, is nothing like Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre — is like saying 1950’s Korea was nothing like WWII because Truman designated it a Police Action.

Are we Isolationists or Globalists, because Trump can’t seem to get past:  the specifics are quite sensitive, to serve the American people with some degree of honesty.

So, shall we applaud agency decapitation, sacrificing truth and justice on a presidential chopping block or be examples of Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage?

In May 1934, a major dust storm swept across where the buffalo roam, to engulf our Eastern states.  In May 2017, a Twitter storm heavy-laden with manure for Base consumption – blindsided American Intelligence to wall in American character.

So, who is rotting the state, and why?

K or Main Street?  Red State Governors v. Democratic Legislatures or the outfoxed vs. Big Picture?  Is it the President’s home or the marionettes occupying it?

Are we insightful stewards or blind tourists?

Can what makes us feel safe, be safe:  knowing our self-governing experiment still fires up a sense of unifying homeland security, or being victimized by Russian hacking distracting us from an inside job of white washed money blacklisting power speaking truth? 

Are we pawns monopolized by the Checkers speech, feigning chess mastery or just cherry picking news cycles from a media vulnerable to its own myopic redundancy?

Who exemplifies, Strong and decisive action and, Safety & security of the American people — a ten-year-old girl stuffing the nostrils of an eight foot nine-inch alligator to survive, or a messianic Mike Pence?

Who restored the trust and confidence of the American people, Sally Yates or Sarah Huckabee Sanders?

Is it the liars who lie for, a very active President, or whiz-bang flip-flopping masquerading activity, making it impossible for Trump surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy?

Is America First and Middle East trip camouflage for uniting church and state, or resurrection of the old empty wheel barrel cliché?

Are more troops, more wars, more open carry, more racial, street and domestic violence inspiring both lone and loan wolves?

Have we, not so much sold out, as allowed ourselves to be rented, by leaders who auction futures for The Big Short?  Is the science of climate change all we deny, or do we too often turn up the noise to veil patriotic frauds?

From the ashes of Trumpism, can we reaffirm what is exceptional and perhaps embrace what is visionary:  the ideal that there is more to life than a paycheck, more to family than those who live and look like us, more to faith than parroting white supremacy – but little more patriotic and heroic than the millions marching in demonstration for Justice for All.

Now, with American healthcare, racial, religious, gender and generational battle lines defining, The Home of the Brave, let us courageously embrace what it means to be descendants of European immigrants in a nation increasingly evolving into the land of free to be non-European looking descendants.

Andrew Sullivan theorizes, Americans voted for Donald Trump because, ‘immigrants make them desperate for a reconfirmation of their national identity.’  I pledge allegiance to the fact that America’s awesome diversity is the magnetic proof of its greatness – and with two steps forward and one back, we are becoming the polar-opposites of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

Now, as truth sets us free from the core rot of Breitbart Good Ol’ Boys, we’ll see, the greatest threat to America’s greatness is, a colluding GOP.

Just as in 1938 some feared America had been overrun by Martian Aliens, in 2016, states of panic over aliens voted believing a bankruptcy king would save America from immigrants.

The only invaders we need fear are those who use our fear to divide us.

Lincoln didn’t just say, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well, he led America through its first era of, a house divided.

Now, it is for us to, add or detract!