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There’s More to America than Trump & Media Scratching Our Surface Itch -OpEdNews.com Headline – Best Of TREMR

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If at 93 Her Majesty’s memory of Princess Diana and love of family has evolved Abdication, can’t Media on both sides of the pond manage to report true love truth instead of conjecture of brotherly division?  And aren’t the revelations of the most substantive Democratic debate, more important than a MIA handshake?

When will Media distinguish news from superficial gossip – perhaps when, the religious ask for salvation in places of worship instead of political rallies; when we seek more female statesmen in politics than poll disciples; and when, We the People, knock inwardly for lasting solutions.

Wall Street greed is not a surface problem, but rather as ingrained, and as old, as a third of America’s 1776 citizens clinging to the status quo of landowning white male superiority.

To understand believers of Trump’s incompetent dishonesty, Pence’s hypocrisy and the duplicity of Lindsay Graham, Devin Nunes and Mitch McConnell, we need only recall Sarah Palin’s 2008 divorce from truth, prepping their path.

Each of us must choose:  believing Trump is the root of all our evil, thus continuing to dig America a shallow grave in which to bury his destructiveness, while remaining a people grasping at the pablum of advertised homogenized banalities – or step up to the truth that sets us free.

In every age, there have been people who claim to make America great, while degrading it, for their own pleasure, aggrandizement and fortunes – like the 1933 Bankers/Business Plot attempting to replace our 32nd president with someone like Donald Trump.  Using political puppets to make us pawns was conceived by J. Edgar Hoover and bequeathed to a willingly corrupt, Bill Barr.

So, it’s not the first time America has been yanked out of our American Dream into the nightmare of magnets sticking us with immoral opportunists like, Mrs. 2016 Florida, Karyn Turk who stole $219,000 of her mother’s Social Security checks.  Nor is it the first time we’ve elected leaders who keep company with men like Roy Moore and Jeffrey Epstein.

But maybe this time, we’ll beware of the contribution of phony patriotism:  the Military Industrial Complex, Dulles Brothers, Vietnam lies, pushing Middle Class upward mobility down the slippery slope of Trickle Down, and Bush/Cheney’s Mushroom Cloud – preparing the way for Too Big to Fail Wall Street bankers and their underbelly of support in the KKK and America’s Neo-Nazis.

From Tues 21 January to Tues 3 November 2020, who will honor America’s exceptional quest for an impossible dream?  Senatorial accomplices after the fact signing a 232-year-old pledge of impartiality, an occlusion attempting to block any executive stoop to conquer con, with, period, full stop, or patriots voting to remove Citizens United and settling for less from our, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

How many times must Trump publicly declare his independence from Congress and Constitution:  I don’t know him at all, don’t know what he’s about, don’t know where he comes from, don’t know nothing about him before we believe the GAO:  Donald Trump and his Administration broke the law?

Whether, breadcrumbs, yellow brick road or hyperlinks, we need to learn to learn from the bridges connecting our past and present, if in our future, we hope to save ourselves from, what is past is prologue. 

Whether America is in the best or worst of times depends on how we treat each other in whatever times we’re in, for whatever time America has left, Americans will need allies, scientists, teachers and incoming refugees to help us reason, brainstorm and act.

Arguably, most dangerous of all:  those who believe, I’ve done nothing wrong, for Trump’s Pièce de résistance is trumping Christians and mesmerizing seekers of simple solutions when facing the complexities of racial and sexual differences, gender inequality and our planet’s loss of food and clean water resources due to Climate Change.

How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? – Proverbs 1:22

We need replace superficial thinking with in depth solution-oriented questioning:

  • Stanford study reports, normal human body temperature has decreased from 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit to 97.5 for men and 98.0 for women. Why?
  • Why are parts of Africa being invaded by millions of Locusts?
  • Why is it still legal to kill the mentally ill, 57 years after, I Have a Dream?
  • Why are there now twice as many suicides as homicides?
  • What is gained by denying the dangerously destructive potential of Climate Change?

Truth is, we have been preconditioned for automatic responses to our differences.  Need cinematic cold water in our Dorian Gray face to absorb this truth, see, The Public, and then revisit any ad, news program, poll, petition or campaign of any kind – and you’ll see, seeing is believing.

 

There’ll Be No Better Angels Until We Make Ourselves Better… – OpEdNews.com Headline

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6 October 1961, two years before the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy urged Americans to build Bomb/Fallout shelters.  Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump continues to align himself with those same enemies of America, soliciting their interference in our electoral process, and now, on a headline grabbing whim, facilitating Turkish violence against the Kurds – America’s staunch ally in our resistance to ISIS.  But Trump did not just desert the Kurds, he abandoned our American troops in the region.

There will be no Better Angels until we make ourselves better allies to our friends in arms – embracing a peace that’s beyond our understanding.

Yes, increasing sinister darkness has overshadowed our vision of self, intimacy and union, widening our divide with a deceit that camouflages the light of connection with, all that glitters – one camp in blind obedience to self-serving leaders, and the other in denial that any departure of Trump/Pence will, nonviolently return America to, The Land of the Free, unscathed.

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better at facing the good, bad and ugly truth that, it’s not just Trump.

Perhaps, our heroic global stand in response to Pearl Harbor to victoriously defend the world from a vile unimaginable foreign evil, our Greatest Generation, returned home believing our lives and nation could now be, if not a Shangri La, a more Justice for All, New Deal.

Perhaps such euphoria lulled us into a complacency vulnerable to imperceptible malevolent transformation from valiant to subservient chess pieces on the avarice board of corporatism’s contorting, The Marshall Plan into The Military Industrial Complex.

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better at evolving from past assumptions to clarity regarding current enemies, foreign and domestic.

What is it that feeds the fear that fuels the hate that blunts our ability to honor our, Republic if you can keep it – from an Attorney General of religious hypocrisy, silence is consent Vice President, and a conservative Republican Senate:  proud recipients of Watergate, Iran Contra and Bush/Cheney perpetual oil wars?

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better citizens, being hereby resolved to elect better servants of the people.

Fighting among ourselves, we’ve become willing tools of the real enemies of the state, trolling our three co-existing, though not co-equal, branches of government – Congress being the only branch empowered to remove presidents, judges and Supreme Court Justices from office.

When in a 2019 reality check, we remain oblivious to the lessons of…

  • Keith Bishop’s, The Republican Bond and Slop: The Wild Boar Nation
  • More than thirty states still legally allowing Conversion Therapy to be practiced on minors
  • Roe v Wade and a woman’s right to choose
  • Differing points-of-view in civil debate yielding to a time out from an all-inclusive: of, by and for the people

…we remain embroiled in domestic political, racial, religious, SCOTUS and sexual wars.

Cherry-picking both Bible and Constitution, we even make war on our need for intimate communion, shaming ourselves for desiring the healing power of mutually loving, touch.

There will be no Better Angels until we make ourselves better than Citizens United and haters of LGBTQ neighbors, allowing Conservative corporate money to decay America’s lawful institutions in the manipulative power grab of an apathetic president and his morally bankrupt allies – so hazardous to the health of our nation and planet.

There will be no Better Angels until we make ourselves better to each other than servants to financiers changing our climate:

  • Fracking and gas from pipelines and cows threaten our air
  • Exxon knew and BP & Halliburton know it’s easier to drill through the Arctic Ocean than towering rock-solid glaziers
  • Governments and scientists knew earth’s warming would raise sea levels from melting arctic ice and increasingly flood low level property in 1929, but did nothing to alter our Black Gold addictions

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better stewards of earth and better electorate for America.

Heed the call from FEC Chair, Ellen Weintraub knowing elections are not the private property of Reagan’s Conservative intellectuals who, used by Russian hackers, still believe, like billionaires, they can control Putin’s puppet president.

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better at training military and police forces, to put country before a president desperately seeking an exit strategy sans imprisonment.

Saying we love, God and Country, has never proven patriotism nor human decency.  Our Better Angels await our realization that it’s not Donald Trump, but those who electorally, financially and privately empower him.

Throughout industrial/scientific human history, threats of total annihilation:  plagues, pandemics, smallpox, syphilis, Pneumonia, Polio, 1962 Russian/Cuban Nuclear Missile Crises, HIV/Aids – we couldn’t imagine how we’d survive – until we did!

Passionately pursue a life of excellence and our Better Angels shall appear, but beware, it’s not just Trump.