From Molly Pitcher to Molly Bloom – Clara Barton to Obamacare – Marian Anderson & Elenore Roosevelt to #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo, it’s #TimesUp – because our K & Wall Street ruling class are being served: this far, and no farther!
From apostles of twin abusers (National Restaurant Association and National Rifle Association), and Congressional Republicans over employing national security shield — deserting and disenfranchising our American Dream, 2018 is scattering Nassar chauvinists and trumped supremacists!
Following in the shadow of Truman’s Korean police action; Eisenhower’s Vietnam War enabling; Kennedy’s Camelot Cold War racing past Cuban missiles to the moon — LBJ & Nixon lies downgraded The Greatest Generation to cannon fodder, targeting anti-war protestors as an, Executive Privilege.
From Eisenhower/Nixon’s Dulles brothers v. Dean Acheson to Trump/Pence v. Sally Yeats, Preet Bharara and Robert Mueller – our, High Confidence: we now overcome.
After 242 years, grossly underpaid teachers, are emulating their students who grasp the civic duty to protect intellectual curiosity’s potential to reason, from disintegrating schools & text books, bullying and gun violence.
Yet, as we memorialize what we’ve lost from Columbine to Parkland, we’re missing who’s sacrificed, by enabling trigger happiness: military marksmanship training in school cafeterias — guaranteeing a dusting of lead poisoning with an afterglow of brain damage.
What is Past being Prologue, is replete with men like Joe McCarthy, William Rehnquist, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence who, for power sake, cloister, clothed in deceit, closeted by faith in hypocrisy. Trusting in, and embellishing generational Domino Theory, they diminish us from Lincoln into maniacal Nixon paranoia and Trump’s suffocating thinking for ourselves.
Yet, by First Lady examples, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton we learn, while all men are created equal, persistent women give us enlightened clarity — infusing equality and justice together – as we renew Exceptionalism with, a child shall lead them.
Our primary national anchor preventing American progress, remains older men like Charles & David Koch, Foster Friess, Rudy Giuliani, and Chuck Grassley who, as trumped demagogues, continue to embroil America further into the crippling backslide of men who believe, they alone created the United States of America. Trusting in the lost ways of a white male dominated society, such leaders, both manipulated by and manipulating fear, choose alternative facts over history’s lessons:
- Our anti-everything 1950s, tragically wounded our Out of Many, One, but despite devastating 1960’s assassinations, we began again before truly grasping how challenging the journey forward would be
- Now in a Herstory state, Change grants all colors, POVs and sexual persuasions, freedom to rise
- Neither first, above or greater than anyone, we learn actual communication heals, better than virtual pretense or Twitter offense
We are marching, not to the vainglory of self-righteous pied pipers waving Old Glory while profaning Bible but striving toward Lincoln’s understanding: we are stronger together!
We march into Governorships, The House & Senate – not just in a Blue Wave, but with a wave of forward thinking humanity, individually and collectively insisting proudly, we’re moving on.
We’ve evolved old unreasonable Domino Theory into: One victory for all, begets more cleaning house victories for Americans, until America is a Home of the Brave, fearing not a Land of the Free welcoming all who welcome freedom.
Now, which America, post Trump/Pence:
- 180-degree reversal of global view, 12 September 2001
- Prioritizing separation of church and state over walling out freedom seekers
- Never Again denying anyone life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness
From Huntley/Brinkley & Cronkite, to four 1963 days & nights of non-stop murder coverage, America now needs citizen leaders and news professionals to resurrect from the ashes of Watergate our Fourth Estate soul — because Americans deserve more information than conditioning and more education than ignorance.
To abridge being self-hypnotized by waves of opinionated affirmation, we need select communion over Snapchats – and cure our human condition with empathetic connection over Opioid, cell phone and gun addictions.
Boosting voting rather than Facebook, adjusting political priorities and raising inter-personal expectations, we rise above successions of TV/radio hosts and repetitive opinionated panels, confusing conjecture and gossip, for, the first rough draft of history.
Tuesday 7 November 2017 lessons: hope vs. you can fool some of the people all of the time, but most Americans, having heard, last call for the American Dream, recognize the silver lining of Trump — inspiring persistent civics and voting for racial and Gender equality, equal economic opportunity and respect for all — no matter their sexual persuasion or political preference.
The United States is in a state of humanitarian emergency, taking a knee in the shadow of towers that threaten to crush our Democratic Republic. So American Exceptionalism needs to include reaching out to decent people with different points-of-view, in a way that emboldens them to protect fellow citizens from government collusion with Wall Street — and sexual assault.
Then the change we seek will appear like the return of a prodigal ideal, the very moment we replace domestic in-fighting – armed with weapons of massive closed minds dug into the limitations of self-inflicted blindness – with universal truth, with joint ventures resolving difficulties securing our daily bread and stabilizing our international example, as the glow that can truly light the world, embracing…
- Harmonious gatherings that dissolve any denial of, a House Divided cannot stand
- Support our troops by not insisting they serve at the pleasure of American Corporatism.
- Honor for our Veterans by ending the war on women, and respecting LGBTQ Americans
- A modernized mindset regarding how we treat females – with their personal security in school, athletic medical offices, Hollywood — and in workplaces like Capitol Hill, be a Firewall between them and groping spin
What works? The clarion call: Those who embrace every hue, every idea progressing all forward and upward and every culture, creed and courageous Good Samaritan act of courtesy, civility and kindness.
Let’s open hearts and minds to exceptional, all-inclusive potential, by opening doors for females of all ages, especially Millennials and first time voters and candidates running for office — encouraging all to raise the anchor mooring any segment of our population to sinking America further into a do-over Civil War.
Let us eradicate the fake supremacy of Bannon projecting Moore sins on America, distorting faith with propaganda. Let’s reach out to Middle and Southern America, Las Vegas and Texas with a fifty-state hope for We The People, relegating the NRA to its OK Corral past.
Let us turn the other cheek through peaceful assembly, transmitting our transition in passionate numbers, rising well above the hate of the new Alt-Right generation, Roy Moore’s sexual perversion and Jeff Sessions’ inability to recall.
During Basic Training, I was a squad leader responsible for a dozen men, mostly just out of high school, away from home for the first time, destined for Vietnam. Drill Sergeant tasked me with, when they come to you whining about home, give ‘em backbone. I shared a room with a squad-leader from Alabama, who, after pretending to be asleep while I tried to carry out my orders for a tearful member of our platoon, confessed, I had no idea, I’ve never met a black person before.
Maybe empathy is all in who you know.
Arguably the greatest lessons to be garnered from our history textbooks are, The Half Has Never Been Told, our national need to embrace Herstory and to deliver our deserving youth from the darkness of hypocritical zealots.
Alabama is no more replete with Roy Moore clones, than trumped thinking was defeated by a popular vote of at least three million more citizens — neither blind to America’s greatness nor failing to enthusiastically answer the life-giving call to love thy neighbor as thyself.
Nonetheless, Virginians, came, saw and conquered Trumpisms like an Attorney General with no recollection, with a resounding victory for championing wives, daughters, sisters, mothers, even transgender girlfriends against the intimidation of the powerful, powerless against their desires, and the humiliation invading Short Eyes on our capacity for decency.
Call an Alabamian you know, to save the country we love!