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In Aftermath:  Revelation or Denial – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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An inferiority complex GIF featuring a golf ball knock down of a Secretary of State and, an online hoax about the death of Sally Field are a menace to a society already stressed by White House tweets inspiring violence, racism, North Korea, and threats to our immigrant heritage and affordable healthcare.

Playing humane chords of global awareness on instruments of hope, captures life’s harmony for humanity’s definite major purpose.  Our exceptional mission is not to harm or ridicule, but to share a life worth living — something the dark foundation of fear, anger, jealousy and hate can’t phantom.

Abrupt Climate Change is upon us, and we deserve better than Goldman Sachs and Gary Cohn’s, only morons pay the estate tax.  We deserve the wisdom discovered in a near death experience — for anything less, is succumbing to the denial of me first isolationism – So let’s call out Scott Pruitt.

Though costumed on the Congressional set of Lincoln — Sally, as the 16th president’s wife, in the balcony, and I, fighting for Connecticut on the floor below — it wasn’t until after the Richmond premiere, that Sally saw me without my Guilfoyle wig and beard.

During the revelry before tired and wired released triumph to farewell hugs and kisses, Sally recognized my voice – sans beard and wig – just an instant before my wife, camera in hand, requested our photo.  Sally silenced my protestations with, oh be quiet, can’t you see how proud she is of you – thus our duo was forever digitally cast.

Now, with overwhelming photographic proof that Climate Change has gone too far for us to catch it, the Emergency Management Reform Act directing DHS assistance, may be too late for FEMA to deploy volunteer personnel from Federal Executive Agencies — as a Surge Capacity Force where needed.

If empire building, Guantanamo, border wall propaganda, endless wars and, at an estimated annual cost of $156. Billion – maintaining approximately 800 U. S. Military Bases around the world – weren’t prioritized over funding School Breakfast and after school programs, the EPA, NEA, saving wheat production (which plummeted by 50% in 2016 due to abrupt weather changes) — FEMA might not need to redirect North Carolina Matthew relief to Harvey & Irma aftermath.

It may be too late to save our great-grandchildren from a planet reeling from serial rapists, but at least we could improve the quality of life for the remaining quantity.

There is no profit in being intimidated by K Street supremacists or defined by Wall Street towers.  How we venerate all life, nurture the new, encourage the young, accompany the elderly and value the excellence of love thy neighbor as thyself is our remuneration.

Years before Steven Spielberg’s September 22, 1862 Richmond, I had met Sally Field’s TV co-star on a NYC loading dock for RMS Queen Elizabeth II.  Only in my recent panicked search to discover the truth about the hoax concerning Sally did I discover we both knew, and loved, Madeleine Sherwood.  Sally for years, and I, for an Atlantic crossing.

Two pacers waiting to board for Southhampton, I became convinced each time our paths crossed, Madeleine was the mother of Tennessee Williams’ no neck monsters in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

She approached, you keep smiling at me, do I know you?  No, I explained, but I know who you are.  She laughed, oh, I thought you were someone I’d worked with but didn’t recognize; it’s so embarrassing when that happens.

Two solos, now duet, crossing the pond — early morning deck walks, always on her good ear side, and her accompaniment at the QE-2’s Sadie Hawkins dance.

On 9/11/17, in my rebroadcast of The Age of Consequences, Sophie Robinson reminded, “while we can’t yet imagine what can be done to save us from Abrupt Climate Change, every potential calamity faced by humankind, was faced not knowing how we would conquer it, until we did.”

OpEdNews.com posted my revelation about The Age of Consequences, April 23, 2016, — the day Sally’s and my friend died at 93.

Now, discharge mendacity before aftermath, and cherish those who pass through our lives, not as ships in the night, but beacons of light.

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Free Speech: Heritage v. Hate and Hurricane Harvey v. Trump Dysfunction – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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Sensitivity to the trauma of people who have just lost everything in a natural disaster, remains an individual’s freedom of choice – we can care or, sell baseball caps.

We are free to be former strangers, waist deep in toxic flood water conquering chaos with anything that floats or, pretending to be police, steal what’s left behind.

How we respond to life events, be they devastation, diversity, or deportation, defines us.  We’re free to respond to violence in-kind, or with the kind of courage that bespeaks heroic civility.

We are free to freely share our humanity with all life in peril, filling the void of neglectful leadership threatening American security, or collude to hack the American Dream of every hue and persuasion of dreamers — to erect towers in tribute to self-aggrandizing babble.

We have the freedom to listen, choose to plan and take-action to save ourselves from a planet we’ve not spared human avarice, or impose selective equal opportunity, perpetuating climate injustice, with malice aforethought toward our Grid and infrastructure core.

It’s not the loud mouth bully rallying mass ovation.  It’s the willing minions, happily embracing vulgarity, scorn and domestic violence.

It’s not hard-working Middle Class Blue Collar Midwest Families.  It’s the smooth-talking excuse making masters of deception, like Christopher Ruddy, Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, serving up palatable bigotry, to unsuspecting palates.

The violent are free to choose labels of provocation, but reason champions peaceful assembly to resist dueling myopic reruns of cyclical attempts to isolate American Exceptionalism by drowning American diversity in self-destructive nationalism.

While Freedom of Speech does allow politicians, presidents and even Open Carry White Supremacists, protesting as full throttled foul-mouthed provocateurs of violence, permeating prevarications aided and abetted by orange marmalade – it isn’t permission to answer violence with violence.

Constitutional free speech does not condone collusion with a foreign power, violation of the Emolument Clause nor a get out of jail free card for multi-million-dollar white collar crime.

Freedom of Speech isn’t freedom to flaunt presidential pardon power, but to uphold our Constitutional Utopian dream of color blind justice – perhaps under the watchful eyes of computer nerds blocking hackers, rational voters holding the line against torch lit revivals of Jim Crow and Bill of Rights defenders embracing balance and reason in response to cue sticks sharpened into spears.

Freedom of Speech is our non-violent right to resist, to march in advocacy, to petition the government with our physical presence, elevating blind justice over blind ambition.

Regardless of craven heads craving all that glitters, Freedom of Speech is not a gold hammer and sickle for Alt-Right terrorism and Antifa violence to assassinate our First Amendment, nor is it license to abolish peaceful assembly.

The first ten Amendments to our Constitution are neither optional nor a welcome mat for Karl Rove’s Citizens United Supremes to bestow on Corporatism, unprecedented electoral power.

The Great Recession is the recurring nightmare flooding voting booths with psychological insecurity – attempting to make elections moot, by voter intimidation and manipulation – to render all government levels and branches vulnerable to moral decay and character bankruptcy.

Our freedoms have been purchased by blood, sweat, tears and taxes, most recently tasked with inspiring the resilience of those so tragically impacted by Hurricane Harvey, with the humanity of those standing in line to volunteer assistance.

Although American history is replete with love thy neighbor as thyself, steeped in the solid foundation of our immigrant heritage, from Lincoln’s 1865 assassination to Charlottesville 2017, the hate of a few has profaned America in the name of God and Country.

We are free to be Harvey heroes or nefarious high-powered saber rattlers pontificating for those who profit from deflating America’s peace of mind.

We can choose to be human chains connecting neighbors and communities, or slashers of programs and services providing our best defense when a ravaged environment, retaliates.

Free Speech allows us the privilege to lie to ourselves about Mexico reimbursing us for a trumped up wall, or, agreeing with President Ulysses S. Grant regarding James K. Polk’s invasion of Mexico, we could emulate the Samaritans of Houston – and be grateful for all who define America with, spontaneous compassion.