Some celebrate with Sunrise Services and Easter Egg hunts; Some tune in to tune out with reruns of The Ten Commandments and Easter Parade. Some search the heavens for falling China junk, fearing self-inflicted Trade Wars. And some, because of their skin color, are still forced to run for their lives.
Don King is partially correct about one thing. People around the world may laugh at leaders shackled to The Street, claiming greatness while casting a giant shadow of Holocaust, unending wars, national opioid and gun violence addiction — cuckolded by an unfaithful president, ignorant of international stewardship, achieving 42% poll numbers with Tweets that rally the under informed with alternative facts – but 2018 Special Elections prove, we who vote, still are the power grid of, by and for the people.
Nonetheless, Blinding 24/7 marketing hides in plain sight, jealousy, violent anger and desperation consuming those who fear change:
- Congress using Terri Schiavo as a Right to Life tool
- Taliban shooting Malala
- Dick Cheney, John Bolton
- Appointed heads of Government Agencies euthanizing them
But in the wake of our 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre, my mind relives my teenage questions, as inventive Baby Boomer creations bear witness to the next great political paradigm: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoolers, 1960s students and Kent State survivors united in writing the next chapters of, FDR’s New Deal, JFK’s New Frontier and MLK’s Mountain Top.
Long before Putin tipped our electoral scales, ignoring 2.9 million more voters, America’s elections repeatedly proved Newton’s third law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Why are We the People increasingly swinging our political pendulum further Right and Left, inciting extremes to ignore the core value of being centered, resulting in:
- Unending wars
- Poisonous Russian hack attacks
- China’s Xi Jinping for life
- Disengaging education from human infrastructure – children
Some fear, if every one of every creed, color and heritage gets everything they want, there won’t be enough. This tether hobbles American progress to Trickle Down nothing, love it or leave it and Too Big to Jail – undermining Middle Class Blue and White-collar dreams – making us more susceptible to the violence of U. S. Army’s JROTC and NRA funded Civilian Marksmanship School Programs.
Being managed by Fox, MSNBC and Social Media, how do we recapture the flag of renewal, post 2016 elections?
- Resist top-down manipulation crucifying thinking, to recast America as Hatfield–McCoy feud
- Cease and Desist Congressionally Chartered Schools where children are trained to fire automatic weapons
- Honor twenty-two female senators who’ve put their male counterparts on sexual harassment notice
- value educators and education with dollars and cents
- intimidate sexual harassment out of our culture
- replace corrupted election computers with honest human calculators
Can’t we agree, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness grants all, freedom to use their talents to make a difference to both family and future?
Seeking resurrection of, a Republic, if we can keep it — mingled with my 2003 questions for Mom, as she began her twelve-year journey through the maze of Alzheimer’s – Easter morning I poured coffee, loaded favorite DVD, acquiesced being body pillow for two dogs, and reminisced about music soothing the savage breast.
Then watching War Admiral, defeated by his owner’s arrogance, I relived Mom’s 2003 answer: indeed, Seabiscuit was the little horse for poor people.
Sustaining an American Dream that reflects our ever-evolving nation of hope, will sustain voting rights, affordable mental & physical healthcare, quality education and justice for all.
To be regenerated after emerging from our current swamp, we need embrace civil unity or risk America doomed to living tragically maimed.
It’s our duty to exasperate powers preferring low voter turnout, spewing dishonesty that rots Easter Eggs, for wisdom schools, despite underfunded education and devalued teachers, Boycotting, marching and voting remain our best Kingly resistance – because conservative financiers scripting the propaganda that people of color, LGBTQ and gun violence don’t matter, will fail before the power of truth:
- World peace is savior of America’s soul
- All vainglory is fleeting
- An educated child shall lead them
Years before Steven Spielberg cast me in Lincoln, I was directing at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts – most notably, The Other Bed, a prize-winning play by Ted Hirsh, which led to a telephone friendship with Celeste Holm and directing African-American playwright and actor, Bhetty Waldron. Her Charcoal Sketches, launched my appreciation for Black History.
In a time that needs more Chloe Kim Valentines and fewer Pence petulant, Ugly American scowls, even Steve Bannon has seen Oprah’s light, Time’s up on 10,000 years of recorded history. This is coming. This is real.
Yes, the transition of power is set in motion. Men, who reek with the stench of inflicting reprehensible gender agony, will no longer rule our world. Even next generation Alt-Right, failing to hear the death nell tolling, are marching backward into oblivion – all while Kim Yo-jong, armed only with a smirked Mona Lisa smile, does a Centering Pass to South Korea, leaving Pence and Trump puckered, but nullified.
Not the Last Hurrah for hypocrisy, but a Valentine’s Card inviting government to look, talk and act — of, by and for.
The reign of domineering old men, awash with hangers-on, kissing the ring of the pretender perched on his s**t-hole throne, whitewashing racial and gender bashing, is coming to an unsavory evacuation.
Now, in ensemble let us persistently rise to harmonious example:
- Daring to share the American Dream with Dreamers
- Immortalizing Moral Mondays every day
- Celebrating African-American lives twelve months a year
- Grasping LGBTQ equality
- Supporting UNFPA global initiatives
- Dissolving Red Mapping Gerrymandering
- Morphing America into a true reflection of our immigrant predominance
- Embracing our multi-cultural rainbow
In our 2018 elections, may all Dreamers, Democrats and Due Process hold-fast to pragmatic solutions — and to each other.
Even before we invaded Native Americans, well to do gray-haired men, held tight rein on our economy, enslaved thought, maligned education and information, manipulated chaos, beat and molested women and killed people of color – all for personal gain. Now to the new low in immoral and unethical definition reflected in the haggard dishonest faces of Trump’s administration, proclaim: #TimesUp.
With constitutionally protected, Peaceful Assembly, our resistance empowers women with income parity, gender equality and healthcare, on a reconstructed Justice for All foundation.
We rise for the demise of predatory behavior, not only from Donald Trump and his minions, but all wife beaters, military, civilian and campus rapists and any employer who dares turn a deaf ear or avert supervisory eyes when bullies threaten women and men with workplace harassment or violence at home.
The strength of any nation, is aligned with the individual philosophical and psychological strength of its people – not in the denial of evolutionary truth, the oppression of diversity or the ratification suppression of full Constitutional female citizenship.
Regardless of political geography or historical heritage, the twins of fear and anger can no more defeat inevitable change than the bad seed of The Great White Fleet and Great White Hope: MAGA.
However, government compromised by corrupted private enterprise, may finally be mortally wounded on the archaic anvil of Robber Baron roots, accelerating a climate motivated race, awakening those who’ve pinned their hopes on Mars or Mar-a-Lago.
21st century American Dream amendments, don’t ask to replace Caucasians with non-whites; nor seek to fire straights to hire queers. Nor is the goal of equality and justice unleashing a sea of Dominatrix Amazons to castrate men like Rob Porter, David Sorensen and Larry Nassar – no matter how deserving.
Justice illuminates beyond political clichés, to the collective wisdom of reason expecting all to:
- Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
- Emulate UNFPA with all-inclusive healthcare for safe motherhood, family planning, reproductive health – and gender specific issues
- Save our children from the world we’ve bequeathed them, by lighting their path, to World Peace
Because female political power is emerging, A Change is Gonna Come, has landed, and now Misogyny, Xenophobia, Bigotry and homophobia are destined to drown in their own desire for revenge.
Equality and Justice favor the wisdom of our evolving beyond the generals surrounding Hitler, thinking wrinkles and stars protected them from succumbing to demagoguery, as they profaned patriotism with treason — inviting holocaust.