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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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Devils Tap Dance in Notre Dame Fire as Earth Burns – Tremr Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline

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America doesn’t get the leaders it deserves – only the ones we elect.

Where honor already exists, tragedy ultimately reveals humanity’s heroic character, but just as the Devil jovially tap danced prematurely around the flames of an iconic thorn in his side, so too, do the devils among us revive the spirit of the debunked jig by an earlier narcissistic Führer.

Those ill-prepared for the truth of human decency remain deluded by the scent of a mesmerizing foxtrot refrain, denying history, science and children.  Those hypnotized by Putin possessed pied piper, risk losing children to the flames of a world changing environment.  Swooning, they tango with anti-Americanism, chanting:  completely exonerated, no collusion, no obstruction.

Nonetheless, whether a long walk home across Manhattan’s bridges, a North Korean fleeing to freedom with five bullets in him or thousands praying along the River Seine and the Pont des Arts – faith, hope and love are life’s resilience, in true national emergencies.

Like many Americans, as I watched Notre Dame in flames, memories of 9/11 first responders – including Coast Guard led volunteer civilian boaters – rushing toward disaster to save who and what they could, matched the flow of my tears.

Watching the 850-year-old life of Notre Dame hang in the balance, like crane held statues being removed to save life surrounding the majestic cathedral, flashes of an America simmering in a pot of denial coming to a Climate Change boil too late to save our children, sparked an after-burn from my youth, for burning history and I have met before.

I was one of the students who defied firefighter admonitions and ran into a burning Peabody Conservatory of Music – saving treasured art, history, sheet music and what furniture we could carry.

Now, having witnessed many of life’s tragic and comedic creations, I welcome the impatience of youth, for it is their job to be so, lest the rest of us fail to be better than our 115th Congress.

While the inexperienced can learn from maturity the difference between digital connectivity and communication that nurtures communion, intelligence is not the sole property of university degrees or moneyed family position – and the young teach us, wisdom does not emit from gray-haired white men nor, Made in America, alone.

Throughout American history, American history has been made by both young and old, rich and poor and men and women, so why don’t we know about the young, or the names of the poor?  Why is the possibility of a gay president still so shocking, or the election of a thirty-seven-year-old Muslim Congresswoman who dares to think, and incites all to do the same?

If Trump can inspire a weaponized male supporter to shoot up a pizza parlor looking for child trafficking, why can’t reasonable people elect a twenty-nine-year-old former Bronx bartender capable of reaching deep into America’s FDR soul to save our planet A?

Young women like twenty-nine-year-old Katie Bouman attacked for proving Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and forty-six-year-old Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures have always existed – like Sybil Ludington who rode twice as far as Paul Revere to warn the colonists at Danbury, Connecticut, the British are Coming – but men of all colors chose to prequel Chuck Grassley.

Clearly, America burns with national emergencies in road rage, neglected infrastructure, overpriced health insurance – and the Trump Family’s trading American sovereignty for a second Gilded Age.  Time we douse this incendiary regime whose first priority, is burning bridges to affordable health-care, safe environment, national security and children.

When some convince vengeful leaders who incite violence they are above the law, the fire in our belly needs to rekindle our burning desire for open-minds regarding America’s 2016 Russian infected elections, Alexa’s in-home spy system, Candance Owens’ robust Southern Strategy deceit – not to mention, Globalization that has existed since wealthy Republican household names manipulated the 1948 Marshall Plan for their bottom line.

If our personal data must be a bargain chip for Facebook, let’s at least put Zuckerberg on notice that we know his heart is in trading us for profit, like other Internet duplicity threatening children with measles, ICE and the trumped.

America’s fear, bigotry, hate, racism, sexism and immigrant banning devils are as devastating to our humanity as the loss of Notre Dame would have been to our souls.  Can we not now admit, to be what we claim, we need to refuse to allow William Barr to torch our Constitution before his serial arrogance reduces America to ashes.

If we desire a nation that tweets venom, then America is already suffocating in the smoke and mirrors of a con-artist-in-Chief reflecting only a third of us.

Retrieving our values from Republican embers, let’s resurrect America as Point Zero for an all-inclusive world!