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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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To Those Who Live in and are Weighted Down by the Dead Past – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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my-white-house-smallWhat distinguishes January’s third 2017 weekend, is not a 2009 vs 2017 contest between weather and attendees, but rather:  a 2017 inauguration speech generating intentional national fracture vs. the overwhelming expression of our Freedom to peacefully assemble, heard round the world.

Who will Donald Trump betray first:  the nearly three million more Americans who stood against him on Election Day – those who living and breathing The Bill of Rights, peacefully marching in multiple American cities – or voters who believe his Charles Lindbergh hijacked, America First 1941 isolationism is the solution to their problems.

Sacrificing affordable healthcare & gender equality, tarnishing our First Amendment and rebranding America with the stench of Corporatism’s profiting from the decline of our planet — endangers the lives and sustainability of humankind — only to prove the truth of, What is Past is Prologue.

The only thing different about Donald Trump is the volume of his dishonesty, for change for America does not come from Russian comrades, but from non-violent grassroots emerging online and on the streets.

In 1944, President Roosevelt said, They have imported the propaganda technique invented by the dictators abroad… you should never use a small falsehood; always a big one, for its very fantastic nature would make it more credible – if only you keep repeating it over and over and over again.

How many times must we kick our nation’s pendulum hard right before we learn the lessons of Hoover’s Great Depression, Nixon’s great Dirty Tricks, Reagan’s great Trickle Down Economy, and Bush/Cheney’s Great Recession, to realize this is the stuff of which Trump’s make America great again was fomented?

As FDR warned in 1944, The whole purpose of Republican oratory these days seems to be to switch labels. The object is to persuade the American people that the Democratic Party was responsible for the 1929 crash and the depression, and that the Republican Party was responsible for all social progress under the New Deal…

Wall Street garbage in, GOP excrement out – but only if We the People keep repeating it over and over and over again.

There is no power on earth superior to the open mind of an American who, hearing the truth, sets free, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.  Herein lies the truth and deception of why Democrats lost the 2016 elections:  three million fewer voters were marketed to believe, educated Liberals are elitists who had forgotten them.

Heed our 32nd president, this is not the time in which men can be forgotten as they were in the Republican catastrophe that we inherited.  Although Corporatism has been found in the pockets of both major political parties, the difference of degree between the two, is staggering – the greater of two evils has never been the better choice.

Understandably, feeling forgotten, some have confused crude behavior with decisive leadership, something different with something good — succumbing to the elixir that a team of Wall Street insiders will save us from corporate corruption.

The lesson that inspired the Women’s March, which inspired America to inspire Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia, is:

We the People, in order to form a more perfect union, non-violently

  • Imposed term limits on President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Drove from office President Richard M. Nixon
  • Stopped Bank of America’s random increase in fees
  • Exposed Wells Fargo duplicity in duplicate bank accounts
  • Trounced Martin Shkreli’s arrogant price hike for a lifesaving drug
  • Slapped the wrists of Epi-Pen CEO so thoroughly that CVS has issued a far less expensive generic – cutting into Mylan bottom-line for Heather Bresch
  • Reversed the unethical attempts of the 115th Congress and Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte to gut the Independent Ethics Agency

Sometimes the Goliaths of Wall Street clone themselves in Congress and the White House, but we are the Davidsthe true power of our Constitution – every time we choose to enforce it, by being its living testimony to the Exceptionalism of a Democratic Republic of, by and for all of the people, all of the time.