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Field of Dreams: Corporatism’s Supreme Nightmare

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Twenty Dollar BillIn the midst of racial death by gunman and take it down, we have been disciplined through the power of Charleston’s forgiving grace, Titanic loss of genius and Equal Justice Under Law.

So it is written, so let it be done:  regardless of race, color, creed, origin, heritage, political or sexual persuasion, it has been legally acknowledged, in the wake of malice aforethought murder, Amazing Grace and Supreme Power — all of God’s children, should be free at last, except women.

Whether celebratory reception or hateful backlash, shall we now let go of the past, its symbols and welcome women into our national transformation from inequality to equal economic opportunity – for is it not possible, the entire universe is working in mysterious ways:  Iran nuclear deal, the climate change that is Pope Francis I and potentially history fulfilling elections; most of which are  moving us away from the supremacy of any, over another – except for ERA ratification.

The city of Charleston, the State of South Carolina and most of Americans across our United States have demonstrated, if not God’s grace, at least the embodiment of graceful perseverance, non-violence in the face of gun violence and the power of forgiveness in racial unity, if not gender equality – and still, like Mother Emanuel’s lost souls, more mothers, daughters and sisters, pay the price.

Although it was a long time between King sermon and Obama eulogy, let us build on how far we’ve transcended from Dixiecrats after Lincoln’s Emancipation, to flip-flopping to Republican Right Wing thinking after Kennedy/Johnson Civil Rights Act and, although knowing the race is not yet won on the streets of American hearts and minds, when the son of segregationist Strom Thurmond stands up for taking down 1960’s anti-integration Stars and Bars, much has been overcome, though less so for women.

Historically, all of America’s transitions have been filled with extremes from either side of doubt, violence, hate speech, political rhetoric, misleading platitudes, and the misuse of flags and other symbols to ignite and excite the gamut of misguided emotions, failure to think rationally for the good of all, and treason against reason.

Could our journey from Sandy Hook to Charleston have transformed us finally, from flag waving Open Carry group-speak to being exceptional living examples of our Constitution?  Could we, in November 2016, transform from a nation divided by gerrymandering, gridlock and gender inequality into a united people embracing, learning and benefiting from every segment of We the People?

In tragedy, we often find cause to define mental health as transgression, instead of asking ourselves the crucial questions, seeking more than temporary shallow answers and knocking at the door of peaceful co-existence for in-depth solutions.

But fear not, for no matter which side of herstory or history you stand, in a United States of America we are still pretty much free to be as insulting, loving, hateful, friendly, giving, greedy, forgiving, vengeful, good, bad, ugly, faithful, antagonistic, honest, deceitful, pro-life, pro-choice, disrespectful at funerals, or even civil toward our fellow human beings – and, most of us can be 99% certain, we probably will not be enslaved, chained to a post and whipped or massively thrown into private prisons for hating those who don’t look, think, vote, worship or love the way we do.

June 2015:

  • Wednesday 17th, six women, three men shot to death in Charleston
  • Monday 22nd Composer James Horner dies in plane crash
  • Thursday 25th U. S. Supreme Court saves both Obamacare and Fair Housing Act
  • Friday 26th SCOTUS rules for Same Sex Marriage, endorsing Love thy Gay Neighbor as thyself.

Like thirteen days of October 1962, thirteen days in June 2015 have both challenged and fortified those of us who choose to listen, welcome and allow exceptional equality to be well with our soul.Zoe & Soulmate

 

 

 

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Are We Killing Atticus Finch

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Atticus Finch Gregory Peck SmallAs if Gridlock & Gerrymandering weren’t enough; locking Democrats and Republicans in indiscriminate conflict with K Street domestic terrorists, and foreigners warring with each other, with our weapons of mass destruction — now the good guys and dolls are not only fighting the conservative rich guys and business executive doll, but media has convinced itself, all guys and dolls need to read as many emails as the NSA spying guys and dolls — all while China smogs their guys & dolls, steals identity of our guys & dolls and bankrolls American government guys & dolls, for bankrolling Wall Street guys & dolls.

Now, the Left guys and dolls are fighting with the Hillary centered guys and dolls, while the Right guys and dolls are getting even more fruity and multiplying good ol’ boy family values, including, but not limited to, their sisters and high school boys they coached with millions.

However, except for those who boo the good military gay guys and dolls while considering electing the oops low hanging fruit, most Americans know, for all the issues the left hand doesn’t know the right hand is giving and receiving from the Far Right tax exempt – who do us wrong from top floor board rooms of Me, Me, Me, Libertarian Corporatism – We, we, we have discovered, just a little moment’s pause at life’s reflection pool and, revelation:  we’ve been redirected with misinformation.

Now, first enjoy a good old jab at side steeping election laws Jeb, guffaw.

Then, just for the fun of it, with a twinkle in your eye and a knowing smile, ascertain how many egos are racing Right against all other races for the rat’s black gold of the gods of Fossil Fuels, genuflecting before the fossils of the confederacy and the remnants of its ceaseless assassination attempts against all that’s intellectually Blue and reasonably Purple — Red faced with anger and fear of those darker than they, exposing the darkness in their hearts and minds still spouting the exceptional patriotism of perpetual war.

But fear not, for no matter what tea stain on which you pray America Cruzes into burning Bush II on a Graham cracker, you can find at least a million country loving citizens who, despising the other half of the population will, no matter what you’re peddling, with ovation applaud it, horde it, contribute too much to it, yet still manage to sell it for a huge profit, to one born every minute — ultimately electing it to a privately PAC purchased public office.

Now, in the time we have left on a melting planet to be good guys and dolls, if not Stewards of kingdoms we’ve inherited thinking we built that — before burying ourselves so far Right in over consumerism, we amend, all men are created equal, to, as long as they are Right enough for a garden Geller serpent’s apple — let us, like delayed airport Broadway melodious previews, make a joyful noise guys and dolls, in sweet national harmony.

Turning the other cheek, can’t we hot dolls and cold guys embrace the Golden Rule enough to enlighten the lukewarm?  Because maybe, if we try singing, laughing and listening in ensemble more, we will yet avoid drinking water wars in our streets.

Just imagine, and make it so:  Justice for All, protection from bullying of any kind, guaranteed racial and gender equality, freedom from mass incarceration, support for a universal livable wage, the smarts to renew with renewable energy and an end, to Alzheimer’s.

Then all that Right & Left would center on all — of, by and for the people.