Despite Trump’s disdainful U-Turn toward 1860, since 1960, albeit with the inconsistency of a pendulum lost to the possibility of being centered – we’ve crawled wounded by assassinations, then walked on the moon, now encoring our, one brief shining moment, we support more progressive Americans in doing our best to be our brightest in replacing malice toward anyone in The Land of the Free, with charity, justice and equality for all.
Our Statue of Liberty torch is once again passed to a new generation of Americans, reborn out of a Great Recession induced by the enablers of, Donald Trump and family.
However, it’s much too soon to be drowned, surfing 2018 expectations of Blue Waves. Thanks to the creators of Trump, not trusting corporate owned media polls predicting landslide victories and taking voters for granted is a 2016 lesson learned – remembering, Nixon’s landslide re-election during the 1972 Watergate investigation.
With Trump support, splintered grassroot energy is blossoming into the wisdom of our feminine side, but non-voters beware, elections are no more a spectator’s sport, than keeping our Democratic Republic from slipping through Twitter thumbs and Youtube videos.
Surprised faces, on Trump and Pence, at the end of hacked campaign days, Tuesday 8 November 2016, shocked our overdue gender equality into rippling muscular brain power, ready, willing and able to weigh the anchored weight of Conservatism’s self-serving philosophic quagmire of old males like, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell. Our Mission? Expedite exit of such as these, into the shadow of a fool’s gold parachute.
Invigorated by trumped men, we reinvest ourselves to a higher path. Having reacquired our spirit of 1776 giants, we now emerge ever closer to filling the shoes of all-inclusive icons — progressive geniuses with the courage, even in the face of hanging together, to launch a new birth of freedom: American Exceptionalism.
Because of Trump, we shall overcome hackers manipulating our elections, the dangers to democracy from our paperless electoral system, the bargain between the good, bad & ugly of life-time judicial appointments, an Electoral College no longer immune to mob-rule – and, the K.I.S.S. of shaking things up.
With a trumped administration, threatening not only the undoing of an Obama legacy, but the heritage of our American Experiment, We the People, though descendants of shameless Thanksgiving thieves, stealing from America’s original native culture — like any unvarnished work-in-progress, rarely lunging forward – we now progress arbitrating with the few who prefer to anchor us in, What is Past is Prologue.
With the rise of immoral leadership trolling us into an all-time low for our nation of immigrant descendants, forgotten truth looms reincarnated, inviting our reaffirmation:
- The Emancipation Proclamation
- 19th Amendment awaiting ratification of our Equal Rights Amendment
- I have a Dream
- The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die
embracing anew this fact of faith in ourselves: almost 2.9 million more voters chose a female Democrat in our last presidential election.
A waring Trump is best defeated with positive acclamation: Those, who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. Changing minds, like the long arm of the law, catch up with nuclear button size bravado, saving us from men needing to compensate.
It’s not a money-grabbing president’s crude personality nor smug mental dullness of a UN Ambassador. It’s the fire and fury motivation of seventeen last minute appointments of state prosecutors, that is potentially an obstruction of justice.
It’s a golfer-in-Chief, emulating the authoritarian governments of Egypt, Libya, Poland, Hungary, Thailand, Somalia, China and Turkey (whose bodyguards attacked peaceful American protesters on American soil) that demands we vote to reset America’s democratic course.
It’s about, bought and paid for Czars of treason, eroding America with quiet domestic terrorism, and a White House abdicating America to, seizing the moment Xi Jinping and Drain the Swamp originator, Putin.
It’s about embracing our flaws so closely, they suffocate, because changing our minds and ourselves is America’s DNA.
We Resist, Persist and are Indivisible, not so we can ban the trumped, but in harmony, be the hope in Casablanca’s battling National Anthems that subdues the war with our fears.
Colluding with the 16th anniversary of America’s turn at Afghanistan, we are engaged in a great civil war to endure as a nation, through racial prejudice, sexual bigotry and Domestic Terrorism – gun violence targeting women and children now intensified by military-styled automatic weapons raining down wholesale massacre and serial mass murder on a Homefront with short-term memory.
Regardless of race, creed, heritage, age, sexual preference or political persuasion, more Americans were shot to death, in Las Vegas Sunday October 1, 2017 than have been killed in America, by radical Islamic terrorists in the last ten years.
Growing up, holidays were loud: packing uncles and aunts, drinking, smoking, shouting rifle and shotgun owners – all skilled, if not avid, hunters – insuring I mastered both M-14 & 16 in Basic Training. Uncle Gino, however, had already taught me to respect guns, because once weapon and shooter were united, each were equally responsible for the union’s conclusion.
Since 1967, more Americans have been killed by guns, than in all the wars in which America was involved since our Revolutionary War, and still…
- Conservatives: Now is not the time to discuss it
- NRA: more good men with guns
- Responsible gun owners: some background checks
- Schools: Armed police handcuffing & arresting children
- Fed-up Americans: Repeal the Second Amendment
- Media & Pollsters: Is America headed in the right direction
Arguably, beyond the illusion of handgun induced home security and the adrenaline rush accompanying killing a defenseless animal — stonewalling and ignoring the body-count in American killing fields: concerts, nightclubs, movie theaters, parking lots, churches, schools – petitions us to be The People’s Storm, beckoning the wise to expose GOP/NRA as accessories after the fact.
While Trump and guns are inexorable parts of America’s global definition, they are not the measure of heroism or liberty, but rather enablers of violent death – yet, direction of any nation is determined by the moral fiber of its citizens.
Yes, America is moving in The Right Direction:
- Uniformed shooting of unarmed men of color
- Institutionalized bigotry of DOJ against LGBTQ Americans
- Domestic and Foreign Gerrymandering of our Electoral System
The issue of controlling gun violence, is more about the 2008 Supreme Court misinterpretation of the Second Amendment and less about honoring our Bill of Rights; Less about individual liberty and more about the exhilaration some feel when armed for intimidation.
In 1775, Lexington and Concord fired up a new nation, but by 2016, far too many had forgotten the end goal of Valley Forge was, a United States of America – sans standing army.
Now, We the People need stop wringing our hands, acting like we don’t know the difference between principal and Pence patriotic pretense, and declare ourselves the calm eye centering the Storm — firing 18th century caste system thinking, because we are more than the symbols, we are constitutionally guaranteed the right, to venerate or not.
Because in desperate times, desperation cajoles common sense into nonsensical choices regarding who gets to possess, America’s Nuclear Football, we fool-hearted expected solutions from rhetorical barker, and endangered ourselves, lying to ourselves, about lairs.
Guns are not an extension of freedom, honor, nor human hands. They’re just the end of life waiting to happen.
The fault lies not in our NFL stars, but in constituents who traded Lincoln for Nixon, McConnell, Paul Ryan and government is the problem – allowing fake patriots to transform, America the Beautiful into the land of the trumped.
According to Bob Hope, NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker famously said, the voters always get what they deserve. I wasn’t the only chump in this city. It took a lot of you to elect me.
We honor, Ol’ Glory, by preserving reason, protecting human life and defending ourselves against Koch heads Red Mapping our voting machines.
Confederate Statues, Breitbart, Representative Tim Murphy, AG Jeff Sessions, Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump are our reality check: controlling gun violence is not just about sales, recreation or politics.
Like Opioid addiction, gender equality and Trump Puerto Rico and North Korea responses – gun violence is an American value that has become a moral blood stain. The thing about guns and people is, people discriminate, but guns will kill anybody.