Our News Media insists we are in a, New Normal. To the degree we agree, we risk permanently casting ourselves as pawns of Corporatism’s political comrades.
What is normal and true: from our Revolution through Civil War, to 1944 D-Day, Vietnam and September 11, 2001, those preserving, protecting and defending Americans and our Constitution were more often found on foreign battlefields, than home with other priorities or bone-spurs.
Despite the sacrifices of a few for Justice for All, women remain second class citizens under male laws banning even their right to make, and live with, their own life choices.
And still we’re easily distracted by unnpresidential administration news cycle stealing, while the immediate emergency crises that is an America imprisoned by the trumped – increasingly disconnects us from reasonable thought, each other and the exceptional ideal of the American Dream – the greatest victims of which still, know not what they do.
Choosing, Free Will for life is an infinitely longer commitment to humanity than choosing birth, then walking away from the reality that America’s Middle Class is as underwater financially as Middle America is literally; and American dreams are swirling uncontrollably in tornadoes destroying much of what we’ve left of an earth suffering from our lack of stewardship.
So, can we as individuals accept that for whatever time remains for earth and all life upon it, we choose to passionately pursue a life of excellence together – in reparation for time lost, talent unused and good not done?
Mass murder is neither new nor normal, whether seventy-five years ago, or in lower Manhattan, Virginia Beach, Charleston South Carolina, the Pulse or Parkland Florida – and there is nothing new, normal nor patriotic about the masses who are mesmerized by politicians, TV ads and talking heads rendering America vulnerable.
If George Will can say, making an ass out of you and me, the Senate remains in the hands of his Conservative friends, to heal our political culture, we need to replace our current president, shouldn’t all, Ask what you can do for your Country patriots align with, When They See Us, and admit, we’ve been bamboozled by an opportunistic right-wing populism reality show host – and confess, like torture at Guantanamo, Quantico’s Blackhole and railroaded Central Park Five, evidence American homage to China’s Tiananmen Square cover up.
As my Grandmama always said, the worst lies we tell are the lies we tell ourselves, and like her, Nancy Pelosi is a strong woman who, seeing the United States of America’s, Big Picture challenge coming soon to a mental state near you, speaks for a long view for our national life.
The thoughtless, self-serving and vulgar insult Mike Pence, Clarence Thomas, Bret Kavanaugh, Steven Mnuchin, Jim Jordan, Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump are to, We the People, a confirmation of their being unsuitable American leaders. Nonetheless, the core responsibility of civilization demands we give the Devil’s tools the benefit of law – for this is the very foundation of America’s original intent.
Donald Trump was never a hard-charging, get-things-done CEO! Like all Reality TV, The Apprentice was pretend – a bully, wrapped in a secret inheritance, inside a bigot. To cure America’s Donald Trump infection, we must not follow his example, but rather we must defeat his malice aforethought, from the inside out.
We must psych out the craven psychopaths. We must take away from Donald Trump what he cannot live without.
Trump’s lifeblood is screeching worshipers, chanting applauders, news cycle dominance, daily headlines, talking heads after talking heads bespeaking his nothingness as Lo and Behold: Men in arms snapping to his attention, women offering breasts and Bibles for his autographed adornment, palms strewed at his feet – total Sieg Heil adoration!
Deny him this and he will shrivel, like Dracula exposed to the dawning of a new day of freedom – though, like the Russian hacks and American money that twisted our Electoral college in his favor – what keeps our Speaker, and the wise awake at night: prudent anticipation of the desperate acts of a cornered animal – for this character’s art is to deal out only simplistic retribution, seeking the sympathy of uncomplicated thinkers.
Yet, there are no simple answers for addictions to gun violence, sexual harassment, ICE’s child abuse or swaging the greed of Opioid makers. Nor is Impeachment, if it leaves grounded in place, an electable Mike Pence riding the tattered coattails of misplaced sympathy.
Reckless abandonment deserting individuals to homelessness and national security to whimsy is Trump’s M. O. So beware, when trying to reason with the unreasonable, for such incitement to violence can be contagious.
Nevertheless, the power of peaceful assembly cannot allow an unsound president, buffered by enchanted clones, to destroy both presidency and Republic – nor our true normal: America progresses forward.
Haven’t Americans promised to, do unto others as we hope they will do unto us, love thy neighbor as thyself, elevate tired and poor to Land of the Free opportunities, instead of duping devout, eviscerating electorate, and violating campaign finance laws?
Aren’t we here to preserve the love that trumps all evils, protect the race of all races, defend the right of life on earth to have an inhabitable planet – not abandon the less fortunate, re-enslave diversity nor shun those voting to marry whomever they love?
America’s Mission is not crystallizing collusion between Corporatism’s checks and racial imbalance, nor allowing Republican leaders to enable a, Night of Broken Glass, in our homeland. Our Mission is not to become what is abhorrent to our founding ideals, but rather to continue the idealist journey to fulfill individual hopes, neighborly aspirations and global peace.
Are Americans Good Samaritans, or antagonists casting the downtrodden as an invading caravan advancing upon us to steal our $200m dollar presidential payoff to hush this truth: his southern border threat, is a mirage?
Doesn’t, Home of the Brave, mean Americans symbolize the courage to transition human beings targeted by villains, from tragedy to comity? Isn’t that, America’s Raison d’etre?
Is it American to allow fear, trolls and hackers to manufacture, then exacerbate The Great Divide? Isn’t, Free Will the power to choose whether to descend into a new civil war or, cleansed from the ashes of Nixon’s Southern Strategy and Cheney’s twist on Trickle Down, ascend to a new dawn’s early light?
Thirty-three of our United States have elected more than 100 women and 75 Veterans. While there were shortfalls, worthy candidates, like Heidi Heitkamp and Leslie Cockburn both reflected and illuminated: American service that honors all in the arena – particularly nurses, teachers and women – especially all who’ve lost children to violence.
America exists as the tie that binds all to the ultimate realization of our Declaration of Independence from, Made in America tyrants – knowing our Gettysburg Address and I Have a Dream, enlist a nation now conceived as, cities, suburbs and rural households – in union.
American patriotism resists a questionable president using questionable tactics to question the legitimacy of a legally appointed Special Prosecutor, protecting Americans from those aiding and abetting America’s true adversaries.
Americans are not a welcome mat for any Bully Pulpit, nor were we born with dollar-signs in our eyes, envying a trumped family trumping common sense with the nonsense of a Trump Administration – but to forever answer the call in the eternal struggle between good and evil.
In thanksgiving, we need honor and reward First Responders and Veterans, and care for mental health caregivers, because The American Dream is more than, thoughts and prayers after mass murders – and more than confirming, what is past is prologue.
Arguably, it was not The Democratic Party that energized our 2018 Mid-Term Elections, but democratic Americans heeding the need to reconnect with our humane foundation.
- Whether our outward uniform is military, apron or overhauls; Millennial or Senior; Laundry rooms, high heels, hardhats, power suits, or classrooms
- Whether living the nightmare of oil shellacked beaches, pipelined reservations, life destroying forest fires or crumbling under the devastation of gun violence
- Because some choose to deny millions affordable health-care, to reject Climate Change truth and to profit from streaming numbness to Sandy Hook, Pulse, Las Vegas and Parkland preamble to Pittsburgh Synagogue and Thousand Oaks College Country Night – 2018 voters elected our next steps forward.
We are not here to be consumed by the hellfire of an indifferent president apathetic to what trials and tragedies befall Americans from Florida to North Dakota, and Puerto Rico to California. We are here to be the stewards of earth and the loving guardians of all life upon it.
America’s 2018 homecoming is the beginning of our new transformation: from 11 Nov 1918 – 22 Nov 1963; from LBJ/Nixon Vietnam betrayal and Trump/Pence complicity – to a House of Representatives, filled with every American hue, gender and persuasion.
We are Americans because we care to make heaven on earth for any two or three gathering in the name of human decency – asking, seeking, knocking.