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Memories & Memorials – Maestros & Madmen – Missives & Miracles – TREMR Staff Pick OpEdNews.com Headlined

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The truth that hurts:  America’s character decay neither began with our 2016 election, nor will end with our 2020 Census and election duo.  The truth that sets us free:  most of America’s problems have come from placing too much trust in leaders in both public and private sectors, who think, act and look like Trump/Pence.

So, this Memorial Day weekend, may our memories of mothers memorizing faces of missing children and loved ones in uniform snatched away, let us honor all who have been subjugated by men believing themselves masters of all, promising them, never again.

Haunted by what’s been sacrificed, who best reflects American Idealism:  Representative Justin Amash, Machiavellian Barr or Madman DJT?

Who suffers in the dissonance of missives tweeted to distract coal miners and manufacturing workers from broken promises, if not family farms and small businesses traded to death by a money launderer?

What’s trending with Trump/Pence administration for people of color, affordable health care and women and children?  Will a president, allowed to evade subpoenas, honor decisions of federal judges?

If Justice Anthony Kennedy, Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller weren’t America’s heroes, aren’t We the People all that stands between American democracy and mob rule?

Why are Americans at Trump rallies hypnotized into following, an existence unmolested by the rumbling of a soul?

How does America survive McConnell’s Judiciary take-down, Barr’s DOJ Intelligence Agencies invasion and Trump’s projecting his ignorance of Constitutional Law, particularly High Crimes, Misdemeanors and Treason onto his political enemies:  The American People?

Before December 7, 1941 most American citizens and their elected officials had little desire to enter a second world war.  So, we waited and hoped for a miracle.  However, we learned, while there is good in most people, some, only emit moral bankruptcy.

Before September 11, 2001, most American citizens and our elected officials thought oil barons and gas guzzlers more praiseworthy than Henrietta Lacks.  However, Bush/Cheney/Rice/Wolfowitz Mushroom Cloud manipulation, of both facts and Congress, denied us the hard truth, except that of young 1% volunteers marching off to war for the one percenters too big to fail, or jail – depositing all of us into the, Friends of Dick Cheney’s 2008 Recession Club – yielding madmen making derivative memories, yearning to maximize a new Iranian chapter of memorials.

In 2019, we’re left engulfed in needless trade wars because of the madness of a mischievous Juvenile-in-Chief motivated in Roosevelt Room to master intimidation of clingers on, magnetized by malfeasance.

Memories of 5th Avenue, the Halls of Congress, city Food Deserts, rural neighbors without high-speed Broadband and Americans living in Puerto Rico deserted – confirm our Land of the Free, is overshadowed by a prince of darkness.

However, while much of America’s history has been maneuvered for personal gain by older Caucasian men, there are fewer men maddened by the fear of the 2045 missive:  muffled memories will suddenly manifest with a mighty righteousness propelling all Native Americans, people of color, LGBTQ and Constitutionally locked out female Americans to lavish on any face paler than their own, bearing a penis, the same maltreatment they received from wannabe masters of greed and oppression before December 31, 2044.

But fear not, for most Americans are not petty like Trump, hypocritical as Pence, hateful as McConnell nor small as Mnuchin.  Most presidents don’t rip children from their parents.  Most VP’s don’t ignore Jefferson’s separation of Church and State wisdom.  Although admittedly, too many political clones, drunk on McConnell’s magic potion, put Party before 99% of Americans, most aren’t bigots who financially honor murderers of Native Americans over lifesavers like Harriet Tubman.

Now on this Memorial Day 2019, let us ask ourselves:  when will our short-term memory memorialize the bait and switch from Garland to Gorsuch & Kavanaugh – and adjudicate operatic mood swinger Lindsey Graham, First Chair Grassley, Super Hatch and their masterly Maestro Mitch McConnell?

Most men are neither rapists nor pedophiles, and most in public service,  put their lives on the line to save others.  Most Americans, particularly teachers, first responders and Trump maligned FBI agents and news reporters, are pro-life for all lives from Alpha to Omega.

Most Americans never stop hoping for the best life ever for their family and friends.  Most know Planned Parenthood doesn’t murder anyone, and most American administrations have rarely locked children in cages – knowing perhaps, Guantanamo and Quantico notwithstanding, most Americans abhor torture – and know an extremely stable genius wouldn’t make Trump’s Access Hollywood tape.

Most of us know, when a potentially treasonous target under suspicion, feels cornered and trapped, real patriots miraculously defend America, memorializing, Ask what you can do for your country.

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Question How We Bring Home What’s Been Lost? – TREMR Staff Pick – OpEdNews.com Headline

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Who taught us to focus more on rude, crude posturing, instead of distinguishing ourselves as everyday heroes sans headlines?

What will it take to shift from problem fascination to solution focusing?

When will we divorce bewildering bellowing, marry wisdom that permeates time out, and rebirth the family value of peaceful assembly?

Where, in a, land of the free, does being a patriot award the freedom to belittle with abject name calling or the liberty to assign angry adjectives to nouns of diversity?

Why do we increasingly flock like sheep to baa at behest of blah blah of over consumerism, over-zealous zealots and over-aged politicians, pimping redundancy of wolves in sheep’s clothing as, the new world order for, the natural order of things:  keeping women in their place, children seen but not heard, LGBTQ, Muslims and Mexicans banned from real citizenship – and, the South shall rise again, for real?

How can we turn a blind eye to the consequential discrepancy between an NRA Mea Culpa projecting the fault of its internal morality hemorrhage, as victim of North aggression?

Who can overlook the hourly pretension of media hyperbole accelerating Fourth Estate demise partnering with the pomposity of a pretender-in-Chief tweeting unsubstantiated, slings and arrows of outrageous fortune?

What about, Democratic Socialists so irritates conservatives’ anti-inclusive short-sighted militia itch, and exposes anti-American, lock and load threat to Trump’s damaging horde and damaged objectives alike – both struggling for very different Americas in a racist presidential swamp – deposited in an inequitable economic bog?

Where is Trump/Pence sting, when those who so love the world, love it enough to save all life upon it?  Hate, as a Right Wing required acquired taste, is only a digestible family value in hearts manipulated into harboring it.

Why it is that the two thirds of these United States for whom, the natural order of things, has evolved – from Civil War mutating into Jim Crow Laws which emboldened Ku Klux Klan and, ultimately, a reality show invasion of all levels of American government – still settles for rerun of maniacal McCarthyism scare tactics?

How can we not now vote, no matter how tattered our elections and political parties, to resurrect from Trump ashes a Good Samaritan patriotism that is honor bound to elect champions inspired by a duty-bound electorate demanding an all-inclusive American Dream?

While banning Muslims, spreading presidential manure on less fortunate countries, restricting marriage licenses, gunning down each other in schools, workplaces and places of worship – we fail our Definite Major Purpose:  to, as stewards, preserve, protect and defend earth and all life upon it.

How then, do we Emerge from Slave Bible, Green Book and Faith Movies through FDR, JFK, MLK – to AOC, a ratified ERA and incorruptible DOJ?

Stand tall and deliver on the promises we’ve preached:  colorblind justice, individual eradication of sexual harassment, gender bias, racial bigotry and the religious hypocrisy of insulting Biblical lessons like, love thy neighbor as thyself, with the asterisk:  as long as my neighbor looks and thinks as I do.

Who remembers what America can do when we look for miracles in each other?

What contributions can’t rainbows mingling with LGBTQ, people of color and descendants of immigrants make to the American Dream?

When will we stop demanding Change, but voting for those who can’t yet fathom, there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in a Conservative Republican’s philosophy?

Where is home for a third of Americans who reject the abundant potential of an in-depth foundation of democratic miracles?

Why do we forget we didn’t have a cure for Tuberculosis, Smallpox, Polio, Mumps, Measles, Chickenpox and the Flu – until we did:  so, what’s next, Climate Injustice.

How can America find its way home through the aftermath of Trump confirming, What is Past is Prologue:  allowing our Gettysburg Address to define each of us to all of us.

To the degree, as country and individual, we discover, and digest the direct line of America’s ascending homegrown tyranny in our nation’s trajectory through Nixon’s Watergate, Reagan’s Trickle Down, Bush/Cheney’s Great Recession, we will understand how we were bathed in the racism, sexism, religious hypocrisy and white supremacist prep for Trump/Pence.

When, if not Tuesday 3 November 2020, will we progress from our sea to shining sea troubles, and by opposing Barr/Stephen Moore/Mnuchin/McConnell/Pence/Trump vainglory mirage, end their reigning weight on our backs?

The freeing truth that hurts most is, ignorance is not bliss, denial is the Opioid of cowards and change is terrifying – but progressing forward anyway, is the courage of unsung heroes – for without the valiant, humanity and its planetary home are doomed.

So now, let us invite the wisdom that comes from investigation, making We the People, affirmation, to never again tolerate what we ourselves have wrought.