We remain a nation dedicated to following old angry men into fighting the last war with the next generation, instead of filling Congress, Judgeships and State and Federal Executive positions with them. We are a people still defending freedom by oppressing those less fortunate, and citizens still confusing patriotic civic duty with, that’s not my problem.
Iranians, holding accountable their leaders, who, like Trump/McConnell think themselves above the law, reversing their approval of a, proportional response, to the precision outcome of a flippant presidential golf course order to takeout a celebrated murderer, that spared American lives, but killed 82 of their own – Trump impeachment headlines slide to third place, life-threatening Australian fires left to pleas from Golden Globe winners and Puerto Rican earthquake barely receiving an honorable mention.
The imminent threat to America is Americans transforming ourselves into separated solos, behind firewalls blinding us to the dangers of remote revenge transposing the ensemble of life on earth into collateral for Trumpism.
Yes potentially, we are better than the hypocrisy of Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell and Trump/Pence, yet we still allow their direction for America to determine our character.
Those over fifty may claim some degree of ignorance, as historically, government practiced, citizens should be seen but not heard, until stunned when sixties’ assassinations, the Vietnam War and Nixon’s exposed criminality not only woke the unknowing masses but jolted their mass appeal for, all we like sheep.
It’s not too late to save ourselves from the dragons of Corporatism who have always known the deadly dangers of their adroitly aimed addictions: cigarettes, Opioids and fossil fuels – convincing millions, we couldn’t do without them, until we couldn’t – if seniors and Millennials unite.
Unlike the German originals and their American Neos, we cannot claim, we didn’t know concentration of love of money trading lives for lies and, being mesmerized by narrowing views, lured into tangling webs we ourselves weave with divisive chants of misinformation.
For better or worse, American births confirm, to whom much is given, from him much is expected, and everyday bears witness to how much more we’ve been given than others, despite allowing bankers, oil men & women and their political, and media, puppets to magnify economic gain as an escape clause.
In 1929 American industry, corporations and government knew, what a margarine commercial would imply fifty years later, it’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature, and did nothing to warn us; no industry adjustments, no Wall Street public service announcements, no government offer of freedom of choice. Honestly, loving ever increasing convenience as we do, what would we have stopped, changed, or even slowed?
Would we have returned Mr. Olds’ Oldsmobile for a wagon train; recanted desertion of Mall Stores for Amazon packages stolen from our front porch? Will we give up our Netflix streaming recliner when movie theaters get what Blockbuster didn’t, and lower movie ticket prices?
Blessings and Miracles, like Royal Marriages and foreign Markets, are a flawed evolutionary chain of events – and America’s tragedies and comedies, a mystery whose beauty resides in the eyes of the electorate – just as the chain of evidence links our dictatorial, practicing demagoguery imperialistic and impeached president to Iran’s conservative religious leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.
America isn’t immune to Newton’s third law. The chain of revenge has come full circle from General Solemani, through Trump’s irrational hitjob to Iranian missiles snatching life from 176 souls – and with them, too perilously and unforgivingly close to stealing the last shreds of proof of America’s human decency.
We’re not separate and apart from the government we elect. Yet we are better than Trump/Pence and deserve better than Mitch McConnell and his GOP corroding America – but we’ll never achieve it if our thoughts, focus and energy stop at such villains, instead of embracing a collective and individual pursuit of a life of loving excellence.
Truth that sets us free: we can never return to what we thought normal before Trump, because that normalcy, trusting gender inequity and believing Facebook, elected him.
Truth is, the earth will live longer than all life upon it today, especially if we allow a Trump infested unencumbered conservative GOP to have its way: ignoring the Constitution, raping our environment and degrading the presidency.
We can, nonetheless, be a 2020 Revelation: more new beginning than assumption that, on Mars we’ll be able to eat money.
What does it matter if…
- people who see the world like Chuck Todd can’t fathom why Speaker Pelosi delayed Trump Senate trial headlines
- Wall Street moguls lose sleep over Andrew Yang’s pragmatism
- Mitch McConnell believes he can fool all of the people all of the time
When we see kindred souls in each other and seize this truth: we’re not done.
America: From Charlottesville to Trump’s ‘Go Back Where You Came From’ TREMR Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline
Our bankrupting Brander-in-Chief is a weapon of mass destruction, sparing few cherished American institutions. So, isn’t it time we refrain from identifying his behavior as merely distractions from his mounting Russian/Assange Wikileaks political and legal problems – and stop allowing him to lead us by the nose in his game of ring-around-the-Rose Garden, as he does our media?
Yes, our nation’s chief bully specimen is feeling challenged by people he feels are only for groping, but if you think Donald Trump is defeated, please revisit his proud confession: When someone attacks me, I always attack back…except 100x more, because this is Trump’s way of life. Thus, our old pro chess playing Speaker wisely chooses the tortoise over the hare, knowing it’s better to elect a Democratic Senate for indictment and potential jail time, than settle for an Impeachment slap on the wrist.
Trump continues to prove, like any cornered animal, he will not go gentle into that good Tuesday 3 November 2020 night, for he has cast his lot with, fine people on both sides, go back where you came from and perhaps most telling of all – it doesn’t concern me because I know many people agree with me.
Indeed, our sane and rational thoughts for America post Trump/Pence must prepare now for those all across our country salivating over photos of unarmed people of color shot in city streets or asylum seekers caged in American detention centers – for both they and GOP have been trumped by the stench of, Make America White Again.
Donald Trump’s need to be praised eliminates any ability to keep a secret, be it Russians or ICE raids or, his real intention that goes far beyond mere distraction: The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four “progressives,” but now they are forced to embrace them. That means they are endorsing Socialism, hate of Israel and the USA! Not good for the Democrats!
Tag, we’re it!
Dueling tweets, however, fixate us on the problem: one whose ability will never rise beyond the simplicity of a short attention span. Those who are not among the 54% seeking, Sweeping Change that sets us free from corporate gouging, governance by fear of losing supremacy – and the domestic terrorism of a president equating disagreement with him, to treason – fuel the coming storm.
Our fate yields to our choice: the narrow path of reason to unity or the broad road of chaos to destruction. Worshiping at the tower of deceit, racism and inhumanity guarantees freedom’s demise. To recapture our balance, wisdom beckons us to be a nation of people who dispel denial, eradicate ignorance and make the wind and the sea obey our energized Johnny-come-lately attempts at climate justice.
A memo from a GOP strategist to Trump Administration concluded Census citizenship question would disadvantage Democrats. This is the character of a Twitter-in-Chief colluding with social media stormtroopers fond of conspiracy theories, hailing the Southern Cross, wearing ammunition belts in public parks and murdering peaceful opposition.
Meanwhile blotched by the yellow streak of rented Conservatism, honorable humanitarian investors with $34 trillion demand urgent climate change action, but USDA exiles Climate scientists to Koch Bros’ Kansas.
The point is, we have ensconced Trump into our social diet: a secret Border Patrol Facebook Group where Agents joke about Migrant Deaths and post sexist Memes. Now we need a cleanse: resisting not just DT, but the delirium he resurrected in America. Unlike Trump and company, we must persist with the dignity, intelligence and honesty he lacks, for in all probability, Trump had no idea that the Congresswomen he attacked, are, arguably, more American than two of his three wives.
And therein festers our exceptional problem: Trump’s GOP is the visible infection come to a head atop our historical foundation of, America’s molasses to rum to slaves triangular trade, economic security stabilized on the backs of Antebellum enslaved families, 1919’s All-American Red Summer and the crooked white line from the White House of Tallahassee’s Dozier School For Boys to that, the trumped elected, for a more imperfect union in 2016.
Fifty-seven years ago, President Kennedy both proclaimed our going to the Moon and, to Khrushchev missiles in Cuba, this far but no farther.
Fifty years ago, Americans landed on the Moon, yet twenty years ago John F. Kennedy Jr died in a plane crash just minutes away from his earthly destination.
If we stop resisting the real enemies of a colorful American Dream, America will die. If we don’t start resisting Climate Change, the world will also.
Yet, know this: Only Love Remains – so anything we do that mirrors the hypocrisy of Mike Pence, the tactics of Mitch McConnell or the racism of Donald Trump, defeats everything America was created to be.