For one brief shining moment, it seemed some referring to themselves as news professionals skirted ever so closely to the bar of Cronkite/Huntley/Brinkley, once China lifted its veil of secrecy, revealing its citizens, like western democracies, as susceptible to linking the good, bad and ugly to global dangers full of pandemic potential.
Yet, just the facts cold watered media faces, sipped and slipped back into a barroom toast, shaken but not stirred, to investigative reporting, passing by.
Now, it’s all about who Senator Elizabeth Warren will endorse, forgetting 2018 women, who ushered in a new democracy; recapturing half the Congress and most of the country – preamble to masses of patriots standing in lines for hours to erase our 2016 error in judgment.
What if our 2020 Democratic primaries are more new chapter than old Communism, Socialism, Racism, Sexism or The Establishment – where, inspired Constitutionally equal female citizens serve at a different tempo. Faster than a Trump snake projectile, they attempt to stave off the wave of Coronavirus threatening to drown both American healthcare and an unknowing president.
What if Democratic infighting distracts Independents and moderate Republicans, from a bloated hog in an updated red cap rooting for a first Monday in October health insurance surprise for both The Right and Left?
What if our Napoleonic piglet’s only forte is rallying confused sheep and enticing nine attack dogs to guard against any Medicaid extensions, that save ACA from null and void chant, in mock replay of serpent promise: trust me, your eyes will be open wide shut and you will be remade in my image – selfishly me first, unencumbered by the differences between good and evil.
What if non-voters remain content with wading in a babbling brook of fat catfish, cajoled by feathered flies hooking them into failure to seize the day?
Distracted by will she or won’t she endorse, what if Medicare and Social Security, like the Voting Rights Act, are gutted and left to bleed out, until death do usA apartheid?
When an Emperor with ostentatious wardrobe hides, he’s a cayote stealing sustenance from the poor to give to the rich recipients of nepotism, what then?
What if prudence suggests we not check off Blue Tsunami from our Bucket Lists, while friends and family mesmerized by deluge of economic delusion are swimming against the current of justice for all, to spawn four more years?
But, what if, We the People have had enough of chaotic tweets, rally riots, screaming extremes: from The Right, I am the only one who can guarantee the fix is in; and the Left, millions who’ve never bothered will rise up and occupy increasingly closed polling places?
What if our Germaphobe-in-chief bidding, come unto me and I will give you societal uncertainty with pandemic certainty – all on a handshake, wins?
What if, 60%, of the less than 50% of Americans who actually vote, after enduring ten debates, from twenty to two debaters, chose less out of sexism, racism or DNC dictate, and more to defeat what lives in America that nourished Trump enablers for decades?
What if massive numbers of voters in vastly politically different portions of the country are ignoring polls, pollsters, campaign calls during dinner, billionaire political ads and talking heads, to cast their votes for who they believe will defeat, the most dangerous president in American history?
What if we learn from the Trump/Pence era, a hard and bitter lesson of self-awareness, consciousness thinking and Equal Means Equal?
What if we now acknowledge Trump/Putin/McConnell/Mercer/Adelson/Koch have diminished the exceptional raison d’etre of America’s electoral process – and retrieve the gauntlet of Lady’s Liberty’s torch: it is for us to be the human levee asserting, This far you may come but no farther; here is where your proud waves halt?
What if a second revolution avoids a second civil war, not by a leap of faith into the arms of non-voters, die hard Trump supporters – nor by returning to a pre-2016 America replete with the injustice of real racism, sexism and denial of genuine justice and equality for all.
What if Democrats unite, running for running the nation with affordable, love thy neighbor as thyself healthcare with aggressive R&D sparing us the Flu, Alzheimer’s, Tumors, brain-damage, respiratory illnesses, Cancers, Heart Disease, Covid-19 and Emergency Rooms?
What if, a flag kissing president knew, whether By Land or By Sea – numbers equal people?
Whether fearing Trump/Pence round two or not, only Americans who actually vote establish how we go forward, just as in 2016 we tenaciously took America backwards.
What if, remembering what wealthy Caucasian Americans owe hard working Native Americans, African Americans, Latino, Asian and LGBTQ Americans, together create a, Land of the Free where all are actually free?
Severe Disruption to American Life: Coronavirus – Climate Change – Trump; Best of TREMR, OpEdNews.com Headline
Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill – Mike Pence 2 March 2001 – I don’t believe effective anti-drug policy involves handing out drug paraphernalia – speaking of providing a proven effective program in the war on HIV/AIDS – Mike Pence 27 March 2015.
The political dishonesty and religious hypocrisy of Mike Pence reflects his boss’ lack of ethics – not only profaning Good Samaritan Christian tenants like, Love thy neighbor as thyself, but denying what Americans learned in the 1980s from Conservative Evangelical Christion U. S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, regarding smoking and HIV.
However, there’s no time for liars and hypocrites, nor panic and the pursuit of obvious villains, for unlike Coronavirus, the disruption of America as an exceptional, Land of the Free and Home of the Brave started decades before James Comey, Facebook, Russian hackers, compromised voting machines and mis-informed American voters elected Trump/Pence.
This is the time that tries the souls even of the soulless. This is a time to actually be courageous, not settling for the drool of braggadocios bullies boasting of false success, failures in judgment and slander more true of he who slings trade wars of outrageous fortune, than those who are tweet targets, like a media that may have finally recaptured enough of its lost journalistic breadcrumbs to retrace Murrow’s path of honorable, just the facts, Fourth Estate discipline and scholarship.
It is not a time to put our faith in a stock market that reflects our disunion, deceit and denial, but rather it is for us to drive the market of humanity where faith, hope and love are served and shared more freely than, truth.
It is not a time for masks, but for unmasking the idolaters at the altars of Social Media Trolls, media hyperbole and political sludge. It’s time to rise above thinking it manly to beat and cheat on wives, oppress voters of color and sexually harass daughters and mothers.
It’s time to celebrate innovation whatever gender identification, electoral preference, sexual persuasion or party affiliation, and not time for inciting instability with irrational, new hoax fabrications.
Best we relive our collective patriotism during President Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis response; resuscitate the amiable person to person courage that filled the streets of NYC and parking lot of Washington’s Pentagon, on 9/11, and resurrect the United We Stand response to trusted medical professionals, scientific facts and a government of, by and for the people, not only leading us out of the Great 2007-08 Recession, but having the foresight to instill institutional preparedness and an organizational structure that largely spared Americans the Ebola virus.
Time, we shake off the dust of erratic governmental practices, MIA Agency leadership substituted with, Acting stand-ins with little expertise for their appointed positions.
Stressed nationally and anxious individually from Corporatism’s dispensing Opioid addiction, government dehumanizing immigration policies and degrading political rallies of hate encouraging the downgrading of America, from respected governances and civilized world organizations – merciless timing insures, America First toxicity, temporarily, unavoidable.
No time to ignore ignorance, nor intelligence or fail to hold ourselves accountable for the consequences of placing America at the mercy of those dismantling our Democratic Republic – for neither the warmth of April showers nor prayers of self-congratulatory government executives will miraculously save America from the Coronavirus.
While in the midst of collective potential calamity, it is understandably difficult to see beyond our own individual needs: like the New Hampshire voter who assured MSNBC that, having a job and making money is what it’s all about, is missing our big picture reality.
Maybe time has passed by our, New World, for there’s nothing new about denying Climate Change, or lying to pollsters, or thinking, The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, scientific discovery and human kindness are mutually exclusive.
In the immediacy of emerging crisis, our FDA is allowing Laboratories, which it has not approved, to test for Coronavirus. While desperate times call for desperate measures, beware: allow not desperate presidential face-saving to replace end of war declarations, with domestic Marshall Law edicts.
Time, we recognize presidential purging to make room for, yes men, may be constructing an elite personal government, more loyal to his whims than our Constitution. Doesn’t such Commander-in-Chief action risk castrating his legal alliance to Congressional confirmations and rule of law, also invite divided loyalties from our uniformed protection, both military and civilian?
Timely attacks on Fort Sumter weren’t inciting moment for Civil War. Disavowing the dignity of fellow human beings was. What if Putin is nurturing an uncivil warmonger Trump more dangerous to America than any pandemic?
Maybe it’s time to consider Trump’s response to Coronavirus our rehearsal for Climate Change – meant to measure the mettle of our character, and human decency.