J. K. Rowling

Heroes, Demons and Hellfire – Trump and Kim Jong-un – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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Suppose heroic global grownups, take seriously the balance of power now in the hands of White House and North Korea?

What if Iran-Contra saint had blessed Donald Trump’s invocation to advocate the art of the nuclear deal between the Soviet Union and Government is the Problem creator?

Imagine a self-serving Congress, dominated by men terrified of a shady dealing vengeful dictator of an Obstruction of Justice email, hellbent on launching a missile attack on congressional healthcare, erected a firewall of invested investigations to cure ALS, Alzheimer’s and Medicaid for America’s human bookends:  children and Seniors.

Maybe Frank Capra’s DC existed periodically, but World Wars and a Cold War produced a New World Order with a Foggy Bottom evacuating with abnormal frequency, a Military Industrial Complex.

So who wouldn’t be concerned about an ‘unpresidented,’ president sipping ‘covfefe’ atop the throne of our Democratic Republic – evidently 30% of us!

After 1917 and WWI Mustard gas, a call for morality, even in war, began its long journey on the, we can’t beat God giving, road to glory.  A hundred years later, however, Good Samaritans are out gunned and every hero, demon challenged — nonetheless, we persist.

Even in the age of, Swamp Thing, we have heroes:  Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski; Congresswoman Maxine Waters — Sally Yates, Marilyn Nance, J.K. Rowling and Ida B. Wells.

However, knowledge is still Intel:  In July 1950 of The Unknown War, American soldiers killed hundreds of Korean civilians near a village called No Gun Ri — and throughout Truman’s Police Action, over two million North Korean civilians were killed – thus, as the Treaty of Versailles created Hitler, we created Kim Jong-Un.

Arguably, we hold these truths to be self-evident:  a nation’s Moral Code is only as strong as its people’s weakest link…

  • Alt-Right, hellfire bent on spinning Obama global view off our world stage
  • Those insisting America is for only white Christian men, honor flags that dishonor our Constitution, while genuflecting America before statues of anti-America Americans – savoring memories of the inhumane owning and defiling of fellow human beings
  • Denying ratification of Equal Rights Amendment; twirling Elizbeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul like trinkets on display, then laid to rest in gender inequality
  • Diminishing LGBTQ while they preserve, protect and defend, non-existent full citizenship, income parity, voting and pursuit of loving happiness privileges
  • In a land where prisons are for profit, from classrooms to cells is too great a student debt – and banning former felons from voting booths, an American defining moment

Yet, for a century, life at war with itself has tried to bestow this wisdom upon us:  there is little sustainable profit in the business of anger and oppression, but where there is individual fear and envy, anger and oppression cannot be silenced – merely inconsistently, contained

Whether Wall, K or Main Street; rich or poor, rural, suburbs or inner city, gay, straight or undecided — Americans, citizens and non, have been herded to the pinnacle of, Trump ordered brutality Bluff – and staring back at us across the abyss, are Kim Jung-un clones, toeing the line for suicide by dictate.

Vision blurred by pride and miss-placed loyalty, each side has forgotten, world history is replete with shortsighted leaders threatening all life on earth — each side shadowed by real and imagined demons, risk being thrust into the void, to control a planet we’ve rendered, out of control.

Imagine our moral call is the last call to save us from a hell fire inflicted by demands for, unchartered waters, while denying the warnings of melting icebergs and rising oceans.

In 2017 America, who can we expect to make the moral call, American Mayors or Trumpcare?

Timing is Divine and often, auspiciously, makes heroes, even saints, out of mere mortals…

PS:  Rest in the peace of God which passes all understanding, Sam Shepard.

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I toll for Thee, Who Toil for Life on Earth, in Purple and Acid Rain – Headlined on OpEdNews.com 4/23/16

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Climate Navy & Polar BearsFor man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.  President Kennedy could have included all life on earth.  Why?

Why do corporate conservatives deny the threat of their nuclear products simmering deep in the earth?  Because we increase dependency on Nestlé’s privatized water and faith in Clean Coal, Fracking and Exxon didn’t know?

Could the hyperlink connecting two dozen GOP senators cutting off hundreds of millions in contributions to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund and billionaire hatred for Collectivism be, terror of our connecting the dots between west coast drought, Texas floods, mid-west tornadoes, radically vacillating temperatures, post Congress careers and corporate bottom-lines?

Why do Republican Senators vote against aid for Flint children drinking lead laden water, while bringing snowballs to Congress in support of Climate Change denial.

Are they really so oblivious to the clones of Three Mile Island, Flint and Baltimore?  Is not the degree to which Koch heads change the earth, determining how Climate Change accelerates income disparity, social instability and catalysts for conflict?

Did you know, while Conservative fears focus on invasions of privacy, Climate influenced weather changes are changing depths for U. S. Navy in Virginia?

Why the sting between the EPA prepping for major protections for bee populations and grumpy old men, like Senator Jim Inhofe attempting to block any such bank-like bailout for bees — denying any science linking neonicotinoids to bee deaths?

Whether a ninth Supreme tips to the late Scalia or doubting Thomas, or toward Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, We the People hold earth’s life, in how we live our own.

Though Too Big to Jail puppeteers have tugged their congressional puppets too far Red to avoid an apocalypse of their own making, it is not a time for suicide or withdrawal, but rather reactivated rejuvenation!  Replace old white men who’ve raped earth, with women, artists and those on whose flogged backs America was built.

We are at the very pinnacle of potential and evaporation — of recapturing the essence of existence or succumbing to the Pride of human failures to see we are but one piece of the mosaic.

Risking national destruction by the wrath of religious zealots, politically succumbing to the envy of mob-rule and wallowing in selfie gluttony, we give into the sloth of social media, lusting after Likes & Followers.

Even before director Jared P. Scott’s The Age of Consequences, makes its world premiere May 1, 2016 at Hot Docs Film Festival, Executive Producer and Director of Outreach, Sophie Robinson gave us hope — insisting while we can’t yet imagine what can be done to save us from Abrupt Climate Change, every potential calamity faced by humankind, was faced not knowing how we would conquer it, until we did.

So why, even before the Atomic bomb dropped August 6, 1945, has humanity repeatedly chosen to follow the loudest, rabble-rousing, inciting to violence, angry men, like Hitler, Joe McCarthy, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump?

We now live in the Age of Consequences, the time of The Bomb, but still in denial, we dare Global Warming to accelerate Climate Change.  Isn’t it smarter to preserve a more harmonious relationship with Mother Nature?

Truth is, though historically silenced, women have led humanity with reason and accountability, inspiring social awareness, social justice and social change.  Perhaps before the changes made to earth by men, change the order of all life upon it, we need to kick off the dusty ideas of angry old men and face our wacked world’s woes, revitalized with the spirit of our feminine side.

Shall we not finally let go of our past mistakes and try emulating women, like, Mary Magdalene, Native American Apache priestess Lozen, Saint Hildegard von Bingen, Christina de Pizan (who influenced women like Catherine D’ Medici, Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I), Irish Pirate Chief Grace O’Malley (who negotiated a peace treaty one-on-one with Elizabeth I), Roxelana of the Ottoman Empire, Jane Austen, Harriet Tubman, Alice Paul, Anne Frank, Myah Angelou, Meryl Streep, Oprah, J. K. Rowling, Viola Davis, The United States Women’s National Soccer Team, Nancy Reagan, Huma Abedin, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressional candidate Jane Dittmar, Hillary Clinton and twenty-seven year old, Sophie Robinson.FILM Sophie Robinson 300