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Question How We Bring Home What’s Been Lost? – TREMR Staff Pick – OpEdNews.com Headline

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Who taught us to focus more on rude, crude posturing, instead of distinguishing ourselves as everyday heroes sans headlines?

What will it take to shift from problem fascination to solution focusing?

When will we divorce bewildering bellowing, marry wisdom that permeates time out, and rebirth the family value of peaceful assembly?

Where, in a, land of the free, does being a patriot award the freedom to belittle with abject name calling or the liberty to assign angry adjectives to nouns of diversity?

Why do we increasingly flock like sheep to baa at behest of blah blah of over consumerism, over-zealous zealots and over-aged politicians, pimping redundancy of wolves in sheep’s clothing as, the new world order for, the natural order of things:  keeping women in their place, children seen but not heard, LGBTQ, Muslims and Mexicans banned from real citizenship – and, the South shall rise again, for real?

How can we turn a blind eye to the consequential discrepancy between an NRA Mea Culpa projecting the fault of its internal morality hemorrhage, as victim of North aggression?

Who can overlook the hourly pretension of media hyperbole accelerating Fourth Estate demise partnering with the pomposity of a pretender-in-Chief tweeting unsubstantiated, slings and arrows of outrageous fortune?

What about, Democratic Socialists so irritates conservatives’ anti-inclusive short-sighted militia itch, and exposes anti-American, lock and load threat to Trump’s damaging horde and damaged objectives alike – both struggling for very different Americas in a racist presidential swamp – deposited in an inequitable economic bog?

Where is Trump/Pence sting, when those who so love the world, love it enough to save all life upon it?  Hate, as a Right Wing required acquired taste, is only a digestible family value in hearts manipulated into harboring it.

Why it is that the two thirds of these United States for whom, the natural order of things, has evolved – from Civil War mutating into Jim Crow Laws which emboldened Ku Klux Klan and, ultimately, a reality show invasion of all levels of American government – still settles for rerun of maniacal McCarthyism scare tactics?

How can we not now vote, no matter how tattered our elections and political parties, to resurrect from Trump ashes a Good Samaritan patriotism that is honor bound to elect champions inspired by a duty-bound electorate demanding an all-inclusive American Dream?

While banning Muslims, spreading presidential manure on less fortunate countries, restricting marriage licenses, gunning down each other in schools, workplaces and places of worship – we fail our Definite Major Purpose:  to, as stewards, preserve, protect and defend earth and all life upon it.

How then, do we Emerge from Slave Bible, Green Book and Faith Movies through FDR, JFK, MLK – to AOC, a ratified ERA and incorruptible DOJ?

Stand tall and deliver on the promises we’ve preached:  colorblind justice, individual eradication of sexual harassment, gender bias, racial bigotry and the religious hypocrisy of insulting Biblical lessons like, love thy neighbor as thyself, with the asterisk:  as long as my neighbor looks and thinks as I do.

Who remembers what America can do when we look for miracles in each other?

What contributions can’t rainbows mingling with LGBTQ, people of color and descendants of immigrants make to the American Dream?

When will we stop demanding Change, but voting for those who can’t yet fathom, there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in a Conservative Republican’s philosophy?

Where is home for a third of Americans who reject the abundant potential of an in-depth foundation of democratic miracles?

Why do we forget we didn’t have a cure for Tuberculosis, Smallpox, Polio, Mumps, Measles, Chickenpox and the Flu – until we did:  so, what’s next, Climate Injustice.

How can America find its way home through the aftermath of Trump confirming, What is Past is Prologue:  allowing our Gettysburg Address to define each of us to all of us.

To the degree, as country and individual, we discover, and digest the direct line of America’s ascending homegrown tyranny in our nation’s trajectory through Nixon’s Watergate, Reagan’s Trickle Down, Bush/Cheney’s Great Recession, we will understand how we were bathed in the racism, sexism, religious hypocrisy and white supremacist prep for Trump/Pence.

When, if not Tuesday 3 November 2020, will we progress from our sea to shining sea troubles, and by opposing Barr/Stephen Moore/Mnuchin/McConnell/Pence/Trump vainglory mirage, end their reigning weight on our backs?

The freeing truth that hurts most is, ignorance is not bliss, denial is the Opioid of cowards and change is terrifying – but progressing forward anyway, is the courage of unsung heroes – for without the valiant, humanity and its planetary home are doomed.

So now, let us invite the wisdom that comes from investigation, making We the People, affirmation, to never again tolerate what we ourselves have wrought.

 

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April’s Mission Accomplished:  Trump’s Trails of Tails begetting Trials – TREMR Staff Pick

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Was Trump’s 180-degree swing from announcing, leaving to bombing Syria, a heads up, notifying Putin where Russia could avoid a lunacy induced harm’s way?

Is Paul Ryan running for president, or avoiding a Mueller impeachment gauntlet at the feet of his tax breaks for super wealthy?

Is it too radical to wonder if a deadly tragic Trump Tower fire was an attempt to destroy evidence?

Regardless, isn’t questioning our choices and ourselves more cathartic than obsessing over the urinating preferences of a sex addict’s undercover obsessions to compensate for lacking, beyond the next crotch coverup?

Are there not renewed and diverse American dreams beckoning us to come true, and emulate our better angels, like #MeToo and #NeverAgain?

Why do we elect to wallow with repeat offenders in stormy weather, showering us with gold without glitter, rather than aligning with humankind’s natural Good Samaritan impulse to embrace The Golden Rule, rekindled by, Boston Strong?

How did we become self-deceived by the self-serving, manipulating non-reasoning targets as pawns, to impede, We the People with hypocritically disfigured politics?

Does, Spring Forward program our being accomplices before and after the fact welcome mats, for conservative congressional nuptials co-mingling with untethered Too Big to Jail corporatism?

April gave us Jefferson, Hitler, death and taxes, but it was August that delivered a Census, now endanger of being taken with duress, and harassed by a rook projecting tall tales on the tattered remnants of rational thought.

April killed our bloody Civil War, but cauterized Exceptionalism with the stain of assassination indoctrination – while ignoring revolutionary women making Midnight Ride — inspiring Pony Express, Richmond’s capitulation and, #EqualMeansEqual!

The shot heard round the world, was an April clarion call, more patriotic than Colorado’s national guard answering Rockefeller Mining, a la Kent State, to arms, to Ludlow Massacre miners, women and children.

April gave world peace:  NATO; Evolution:  Clarence Darrow; America:  Dorothea Dix, Washington — presidential and enslaved, a sacrificed King, then slaughtered national conscience on a hotel kitchen floor.

What divides and defines is vision, reason and willingness to listen – so does occupying opposite Tennessee River sides, banking on no surprises, before equality prize.

Preceding, tweeting chief, did April embrace Jackie Robinson, Sandra Day O’Connor’s Chief Justice brevity and Boss Tweed equally?  No.

We can choose to be an Alexander Graham Bell seeking to save President James Garfield, or a blissful doctor’s dirty hands clinging to, this is how we’ve always done it.

Change isn’t just white supremacists using a Lee statue to conceal distain for Black Lives Matter at StarbucksChange is the lifeline connecting us with reform from within — and the lifeblood for thriving after the 115th Congress, we elected.

Since our 1776 battles between revolutionaries and loyalists to the Crown, conservatives have resisted the evolution of an exceptional constitution, preferring instead to ensconce the demagogues of Jim Crow, McCarthyism and Pence/Trump.

We cannot see our way forward, if we insist on blinding ourselves to, whyTrickle Down tricks, the Dunkirk of Chappaquiddick and ALEC prevarications of Koch-head politicians.

What lessons can we learn from gropers of treason:  sometimes we must hit bottom before we can see our lit pathway above.

The wisdom we need to progress forward hasn’t changed since barefooted farm boys fought in the snow of Valley Forge while John Adams (MA), Benjamin Franklin (PA) and Caesar Rodney (DE) Liberals argued – as Jefferson compromised — with their 18th century, Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity.

When an annual march of migrant workers asking for a chance, by peacefully seeking employment, causes Brigadier General elation for the opportunity to renege on America’s Statue of Liberty promise – perhaps it’s time to protect student privacy from those who practice:  the only good reaction to non-violence, is a gun reaction.

We can settle for Camp David, or embrace our individual, Higher Loyalty – seeing ourselves as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Shangri-La.

But we can’t wait for perfect to launch anew, for perfection will forever elude.  Recognizing our youth, in our youth, let’s begin with what’s immediately at hand:  remembering, the most patriotic expression of exceptional peaceful assembly is, preserving, protecting and defending, for everyone, the privilege to vote.