Abrupt Climate Change

Women, Children and Climate First OpEdNews.com Headline

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Regardless what Conservative Republicans or their Mercer/Koch updates of rich Uncle Pennybags proclaim – life on earth is diminished by manufacturers, from Mustard Gas to E-Cigarettes and Opioids, America’s Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, over consumerism – and with or without their heads buried in the concrete of Wall Street glittering sand, all who pay more attention to Social Media Likes than, the climate calamity Fossil Fuels, oil and gas producers have bequeathed our children.

Most human inhabitants of earth perceive individual survival as undeniably enhanced by, make just someone happy procreation, that leaves a better world for those who follow, perhaps thinking, then my living shall not be in vain.

However, images of Mars dancing in the heads of some at the top of the food chain, increase sales of, doomsday bunkers in New Zealand, believing, like our 45th, the grass will forever be greener in Greenland?

Albeit, revisionist descendants of America’s Gilded Age of Robber Barons and Captains of Industry’s democratizing of slavery between our Civil War and WWI, continues today in the subjugation of women, ignoring children and oppressing the, have-nots of every color, race and creed.

America’s been a nation of gentlemen, revering women and protecting children, is arguably, second only to the lies from Trump family malfeasance, the greatest dishonesty Americans have self-inflicted.

Trump did not cause Climate Change, nor the death of three billion birds since 1950, but his:

  • America First MAGA
  • Lying to coal miners
  • Caging of refugees
  • Trading off livelihood of farmers
  • Betraying NATO
  • Purchasing women for twisted, misogyny
  • Rewarding wealthiest, tax cuts
  • Allowing more insecticides that kill bees
  • Refusing to allow states to limit car emissions while sending troops to protect murderous oil suppliers
  • Disdaining human life in less fortunate countries – most recently, anti-Paul Manafort Ukrainians
  • Deserting military school children to wall out Mexico
  • Castrating Congressional oversight
  • Decapitating our Executive Branch with unconfirmed Acting heads and lackey Attorney General ignoring America’s rule of law

Pence, McConnell and Trump have proven they are the least likely to do anything about gun violence, mass shootings, female constitutional equality and Climate Change threatening our children’s future – but increasingly support the real possibility that they are a treasonous trio threat to the United States of America, they swore to, preserve, protect and defend.

Now we can continue color coding each other, thinking Trump will rationally embrace the patriotism of a peaceful transfer of presidential power, after amassing tens of thousands of worshipers who believe the Second Amendment is divine permission to stock their cellars with weapons of mass destruction – not to mention, Trump could lose by five million votes and still win in 2020 – or like Greta Thunberg practice, a child Shall Lead Them.

The failure is not in our Founders, nor just embedded in Republican Governors, State Legislators and U. S. Senators confirming, silence is consent.  It lives also, in we the over forty crowd, who’ve forgotten, it’s not what we fight against, but who we fight for that saves us all.

22 September 1862 Lincoln issued Emancipation Proclamation. 21 January 2017 unprecedented numbers joined The Women’s March.  6 November 2018 women resurrected our House of Representatives.  20 September 2019 millions merged in youth-led climate strike marches in 150 countries.

Now is a good time to distinguish ourselves from Trump’s clan deserting earth’s stewardship:

  • Brush up your Shakespeare
  • Transform earbud hearing damaging disconnect with Subliminal Brain Power waves
  • Watch more Climate Change, Political, Cultural and Historical Documentaries for game changing guidance
  • Google ancient scribes and anonymous proverbs instead of expecting answers from politicians and Snap-Chat

From my father and I watching old movies on black & white TV, I absorbed the truth of, behind every great man is a great woman.

Living with a soap opera writer and her precocious six-year-old, reinforced my faith in, always listen to the children. 

This is no Kumbaya.  This is suppressed humanity unearthed by the power of, women and children first!

The next time you hear, one person or vote, can’t make a difference, list Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Malala, Emma González, Cokie Roberts, Elizabeth Warren and Zero Hour Founder, Jamie Margolin.

True, it may be too late to completely reverse the already visible coming onslaught resulting from Climate Change deniers, but as twenty-something, executive producer of, The Age of Consequences said, while we can’t yet imagine what can be done to save us from Abrupt Climate Change, every potential calamity faced by humankind, was faced not knowing how we would conquer it, until we did.

America’s exceptional power isn’t found in murderous hand-held weapons, but in thought-provoking daydreams of safe environments – filled with the courage to share this heartfelt vision with all life on earth – dedicating every precious moment of time, in harmony with each other, passionately pursue a life of excellence.

 

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Neither Past nor Denial are Solutions in an Age with Consequences – OpEdNews.com Headline

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My grandmamma insisted, the only way to change the past is to not repeat it.  I wish that was chiseled above our National Archives, rather than the self-fulfilling prophecy, What is Past is Prologue – for what does it profit America when Americans cement Red & Blue, Black & White or Rich and Poor labels on each other, if, during ruckus, nature gains the whole world, sans us.

In November 1859, the Origin of Species was published and humankind’s eternal fight over who or what owns eternity erupted into our evolutionary crevasse between church and state.  At its extremes, demanding we choose between cross and cleavage, ultimately banning the eternal truth we are.

Through Crusades, Civil, hot & Cold war dead, denial was ensconced in western civilization.  Nonetheless, there is one thing we can do about betrayals like, Nixon, Government is the Problem and forever oil wars:  not replace them with serial presidential treason, corporate lies and water wars.

How many mega tornadoes, gut-wrenching earthquakes or super hurricanes do we need to uncloud national vision and unclog individual hearing?  How often must California – its natural beauty, family homes and American citizens burn to death before we acknowledge we’ve ignored our way into America’s age of consequences – as it follows through on, Eat, Drink and Be Merry – for tomorrow was never guaranteed.

Strolling solo through the narrow streets in the tiny farming village of Hallenberg Germany – sometime between Nixon’s Watergate and Reagan’s Trickle Down, both paving the way for a trumped land – a charming farmer lady invited me in.  This living history echoed Jimmy Stewart’s Shenandoah, only the undertakers are a winnin’ it (war) – explaining farmers had been the only hope to save starving WWII German soldiers walking back to a lost homecoming.

But what if the farms and farmers aren’t there, as we blithely allow ourselves to disengage from the reality that, moneyed power pawns us off in wars for water they’ve fracked, air we’ve polluted and food, factory farms spoil.

America, in the residue of Bush/Cheney, can we envision refilling our half-full glass after emptying Trump/Pence?

Choosing to emulate violent rioters in the streets of Paris angry over fuel prices, will prove we’ve learned nothing from, The Day After characters playing, breaking news updates, as background noise, the days before.

When I was in college, from my 9/25 birthday through Thanksgiving, to Christmas and New Year’s was one big celebration with friends, Opera, Theatre and idyllic romance.  In this 21st century, the rush to shop, to ignore flashing red lights on school buses and to judgment, our fate awaits just beyond our resilience to recapture our humane essence with our misplaced humanity.

In 2007, I suggested my wife and I marry on Thanksgiving Day, guaranteeing I’d never forget our anniversary – not realizing, that year, the transient holiday had navigated to November 22nd.

She loved the idea, and for ten years celebrated both Thanksgiving Day and November 22 anniversaries – until 2018, when, once again, murder wedded Thanksgiving anti-Native-Americans with Dallas infamy.

23 November 2018, politicizing, Nature Bats Last, Politico reported, Federal scientists warned in a new report Friday that changes in the climate will disrupt the economies of every region in the country in the coming years – but, ignoring lessons of, Black Tuesday, it didn’t put a Bitcoin dent in our worship of, Black Friday.

Interviewing Conservation Biologist Guy McPherson, PhD, in 2016, 2017 & 2018, abruptly splashed the cold water dilemma of global Climate vs. America’s convenience addiction to over consumerism – in my face the facts.

Embracing Revelation as an invitation to value loving peace on earth, we’ll naturally cherish all life upon it – whether for fifty years or the twinkling of momentary enlightenment – because tears, regrets or looking back for what ifs, misuses what’s precious.

Better our lives, whatever their duration, prove Trump/Pence administration and its critical additional offense against life on earth, is not the final definition of American character – looming forever in the eternal debrief for – whatever forever may be.

Whether a nation that gases women and children seeking their American Dream, a people living the Gospel of Wealth, or perhaps even souls welcoming a new brief shining moment – passionately pursuing a life of excellence – it’s on us.