From Dog Whistling Birtherism to working DIA, the madness of the Donald baits us to switch from Russian Probe to Korean braggadocios fire and fury competition – but his Alt-Right support evaporated his smokescreen and now a backlash of peaceful assembly for freedom, is becoming a national movement.
On Saturday August 12, 2017, in the city of Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia, thirty-five Americans were injured, nineteen of them assaulted by a twenty-year-old Ohio man driving into them to preserve and protect our history of slavery, racism and second-class citizenship.
While this summer Charlottesville Virginia reaped what Donald Trump has sowed, America, and indeed human decency and potentially humankind are being raped by the perversion of patriotism by Right Wing white supremacists.
In response, an Attorney General who thinks the KKK is, OK until I found out they smoked pot, is a joke, is launching an investigation into the Paris-like vehicular murder of a thirty-two-year-old woman – the incident in support of an administration offensive to the Constitution and truth, colluding with a leader who fears saying the very thing he incites — Domestic Terrorism.
Our Founding Fathers, U. S. Constitution and we ourselves are not perfect, but choosing ongoing educational expansion on a journey of Constitutional Amendments, striving for equal opportunity, is the perfection of mutual respect.
The Ugly American truth is, historically, Conservatives have failed to accept that every person, place and thing matters — Words, Medicaid, Black Lives, Women, Medicare, Native-Americans, Mexicans, Asians, Seniors and Transgenders matter!
It matters that in 2016, we elected a small, thin-skinned excuse of a man, lacking intellectual curiosity and tolerance for differing points of view, whose Bannon/Gorka/Miller appointments excel at staining American character.
Attacking honorable Americans, like Judge Curiel, James Comey, Charlottesville’s Gold Star Khan family and LGBTQ citizens courageously serving America in uniform — what can an isolationist president, incapable of all-inclusive big picture vision amass, but white nationalists?
Since Jamestown and Plymouth Rock, white supremacy has dominated America, imposing self-serving prejudice not only on Native-Americans and people of color, but Jews, Irish Catholics, women and our ancestral immigrants processing past the Statue of Liberty, through Ellis Island, into the Land of the Free.
However, if after 241 years, under white Christian male management, we’re still electing a boy’s idea of what a real man is, perhaps what we should be resisting is our tendency to recklessly swing our electoral pendulum — Flip-Flopping between silence and violence will never penetrate the hypocrisy of Pence pretense, Jason Kessler’s Unite the Right or Trump’s Make America Great Again.
President John F. Kennedy was not only infinitely careful not to back Soviets into a Cuban corner, but was equally emphatic that, America was not going to nuclear war. Our current 1600 occupant, however, craves the evaporation of all life on the Korean peninsula, in exchange for a macho media image.
It is within our power, to deny him this power, by refusing to play the cards neo-Nazi’s deal, and instead, making it necessary for him, like Nixon, to resign.
Men like Trump, David Duke, Steve Bannon, Jason Kessler and Tom Bossert have proven power to bring out the worst and best in us – the worst, clones of themselves — the best, the rest of us: Valley Forge militia, Lincoln, women risking lives for 19th Amendment, the American Baptist Home Mission Society, nonviolent responders to violent Jim Crow era — we who defend Mexicans and Muslims from presidential prejudice.
True American patriots, as in the Civil Rights movement and the Women’s Marches, January 21, 2017, exercise peaceful assembly in civility when demonstrating. It is vital that we are ever vigilant not to become what we’re against.
Instead of responding to radical extremists in-kind, let us embrace the civic ideal of, petition the government: By the millions, stand tall in DC and regional GOP offices, admonishing Congress to, at the very least, call for the application of the 25th Amendment – or Fast Track Robert Mueller’s investigation, in expectation that Donald Trump has indeed committed Impeachable offences.
And make certain they know we’re there because Trump’s rhetoric caused the death of an American citizen – whose life was snatched away for defending equality and justice for all — paralegal Heather Heyer
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…
- William Robertson Coe, philanthropist for the academic discipline of American Studies
- Even heroes who are not of the world, even as I am not of it