Impeachment – Pence – Purdue – Drunk Drivers and Father Time – TREMR Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline
Like 9/11, what we thought could never happen in America is happening again, but in 2019, administered by a pretend president and his Acting government, conniving with the foreign power determined to destroy our ability to weather Franklin’s admonishment, a Republic, if you can keep it.
Streaming Michael Cohen’s reboot channeling John Dean’s, there’s a cancer on the presidency – Impeaching for our children, we bequeath them, Mike Pence.
Few American presidents have worn sobriety as the only proof of character, while daily crashing through clearly marked humanitarian Stop Signs, putting pedal to the metal to T-Bone both America’s history and it’s potential.
Confident we won’t defeat ourselves by surrendering to the foolishness of self-inflicted vengeful violence, nor to denial of the fearfully fatigued, because Peaceful Assembly and voter registration are not weak sisters, but rather, like United We Stand, the bridge that has restored America after Revolution, Civil War, two World Wars, sixties assassinations and September 2001.
Seeing through Corporatism’s haze, the wise set aside all Trump induced chaos rattling around in the echo chamber of a Fourth Estate that has lost its way – for Media smirks, are laughing America to death.
Gun owners know Wayne Lapierre’s malleable maniacal marionette-in-chief of misinformation is, like Cheney, Pence and Putin’s Moscow Mitch, another bad man with a gun – an adversary to truth, apathetic to the human condition – profiteering off the sacred office he has careened off course.
So, answering 2020’s call, the rational rise to eject Trump Senate enablers – not with Tiki-torches, but with reasserted government of, by and for the people. Having learned from Odessa grandmother Shauna Saxton, who faced the hateful rage of a mass murderer, but unlike her president and our Congress, took immediate action, saving her family from NRA sponsored mass hysteria – we now unite!
To unscrupulous marketing of E-Cigarettes and Opioid producers, speeders whizzing by school buses with flashing red lights, drunk drivers and people who supply civilians with military styled AR weapons – We say enough!
Witnessing the difference between investigative reporting and the laziness of talking heads repeating, a liar is a liar, we are, like time, moving on.
Recognizing the characteristic opposites of the spineless intimidating NOAA cowardice, we emulate the heroism and integrity of NWS.
Voters get it: while a president may not be dumb enough to share classified information with foreign enemies, a pretend president could be treasonous enough to do so.
Flint knows it: if Bush/Cheney hadn’t launched one percent of our population into perpetual war, taxpayer money might be replacing brain destroying lead laden water pipes, causing Legionnaire’s Disease and increasing Pneumonia deaths.
Patriots know it: and reject abusing Commander-in-Chief title to divide and conquer Pentagon leadership and Congressional oversight, to profit from Air Force sleepovers at failing resorts – even if, miraculously, Religious hypocrite Pence isn’t culpable.
Visionaries know it: and refuse to join a pretend president’s race with Climate Change, at the expense of, Homeland Security.
Now, We the People embrace national choices and individual responsibilities: for a presidential riddle wrapped in an Acting government mystery, inside the enigma of his resort tweaked Military Industrial Complex – refusing to permit the undoing of his oath of office, by foreign policy for financial gain.
Rejecting public and private leaders, who profit from the oppression of a child’s future – whether female, people of color, LGBTQ or refugees, we ascend.
Teachers know it: scientists are not America’s enemy, but the stewards of earth and all life upon it. Armed once again with the conviction of, we hold these truths to be self-evident, we legally entrap impeachable producers entangled in vaporizing our future, now blowing smoke screen billions to escape their tobacco predecessors fate.
Family fun at movies, parks, concerts, schools or dog walking, have become bloodied, not just because of bad men with guns and drunk drivers, but men in corporate and government suits, too lost gathering their thirty pieces of silver, to notice their time has passed on.
Allowing extreme individual focus, we fail to see family and national unity’s time limits, because many things we believed true, never were.
Filmmaker friend Kent and I rarely got to work together, so made time for lunch every three or four months, for personal catch up and filmmaking brainstorming, he with a beer, me, ice coffee.
At our last lunch, he asked to send me a play he’d written for my director’s opinion. Then back to work, looking forward to September’s lunch.
America’s first murderer was hanged in 1630; its first drunk driver arrested 1897.
Although Conservative Republican, Texan Evangelical Christian Kent C. Williamson and, Liberal Democrat, Roman Catholic New Yorker, me, were solid friends, as with our country, the United States of America, our next lunch was never promised.
Can we accept that Eric Holder was speaking metaphorically, but that a gubernatorial candidate threatening to stomp all over his opponent’s face with golf spikes, has more in common with an out-of-control beer drinking SCOTUS Justice than constituents exercising our exceptional First Amendment right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances?
Have, The Members of both houses of Congress, forgotten, all Americans are their constituents and that, all constituents lose when lives are lost on foreign battlefields, and in pools of Pulse, Vegas, Sandy Hook and Stoneman Douglas blood – especially when at the hands of unchecked gun sales and the rants of media hosts conspiring on behalf of those colluding for profit?
In 2018, will we fail to heed the division with which Trump’s hyperbole and moneyed GOP PACS infect well-meaning Conservatives and those Evangelicals who’ve temporarily misplaced their Good Samaritan within – who, as Jesus taught and Lincoln reaffirmed, practiced, malice toward none – or shall we continue to ignore both Climate Change May Day and 2016’s Wakeup Call?
When the attention of America’s entire demographic favors facts over distortion – inciting courageous reactions to political inaction – collaboration between trumped thinking and a gubernatorial candidate, wearing his Georgia Secretary of State hat, not as metaphor, but literal Jim Crow, electing voter suppression with, malice aforethought – Justice will flow like a never-ending wave.
Until then, wisdom suggests we shun choices offered by a Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse metaphor and seek to understand the 40% of us who seem willing welcome mats, tempting the demise of an all-inclusive America.
Going high when they go low, is easier when we internalize lessons of the historical plank in the eyes, and ayes, of the Democratic Party – while remaining determined not to become trumped, while attempting an Indivisible cure for America’s anti-malice toward none GOP.
Allowing false prophets to negatively impact our faith in each other, hope for our future and, Love Thy Neighbor as thyself – every woman and child threatened like a fourteen-year-old being shot at for requesting directions to his school – or lost to sexual abuse, gun violence or internment camps’ disappearing acts – or a nine-year-old falsely accused of imitating his Commander-in-Chief’s traditional groping – we entomb ourselves as collateral damage, and like ice, drift into oblivion.
As Master of Projecting his sins, moral bankruptcy, hypocrisy and crimes – exploiting contractors, tenants, and his human infrastructure for demagoguery, Donald Trump is accelerating his indiscriminate crafty white glue on male v female and Republican v Democrat, but Americans demonstrating democracy at White House doors and Congressional Halls of injustice, expose him as the desperate Last Hurrah, of a Supreme Court jester.
Because of current political upheaval, most of us are now rediscovering our higher selves – which isn’t, unprecedented. Only Social Media trolls and in-depth investigative reporting replaced by polarizing talking heads, long to imbibe us with, new normal intoxication – instead of, What is Past is Prologue, truth. Better we leave such self-deception to the great pretender, mimicking 1930’s bombastic nationalistic European leaders – while blithely following foreign money.
While we may be living through the last stand of the angry white man, most Americans bear little psychological or electoral resemblance to men, like Paul Ryan, Jason Kessler, Chuck Grassley, Mike Pence, Devin Nunes, Mitch McConnell and Brett Kavanaugh – aiding and abetting the worst among us.
Substantiating this, however, requires embracing a higher civic and humanitarian duty to all: balancing persistently resisting our worst cultural failures with inhaling the breeze of deeply empathetic union and civility toward everyone.
Is America’s Gathering Storm, whether hurricanes like Michael, a Congress blatantly scorning less wealthy constituents, locked in lock-step with an Executive Branch determined to lock-down America, reasonable cause to reconsider, Jefferson’s revision.
Villains have shadowed us forever, sometimes ravaging our vision temporarily, but America is defined by, voting Millennials and millions in peaceful assembly: the unknown in LGBTQ, Texas border and Voting While Black communities – shielding Babysitting While Black and children in their care – and saving all Americans from hate crimes, and presidential abuse of power!