McCarthyism

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.

 

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When Ignorance Leads by Example – Headlined on OpEdNews.com Mon 4/18/16

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Craig Climate Dogs & CatsThankfully we have the example of Peter — A man called Pope Francis I, leading by following the saintly example of love for all life upon earth, reminiscent of a universe as great as clean flowing rivers and as small as the pollinators of our dwindling food chain.

When peaceful protest is met with violence, is not our American rainbow stained tea brown with a confederacy of hypocrisy, ending not with gold but, thirty pieces of silver?

How can an under informed mob led by myopic example deliver us from the wide gate and broad road to self-destruction — when, like herded sheep, we’re hell bent on reincarnating the dust to ashes of 1431 flame throwers consuming a listening saint for winning.

Must we continually follow examples that embed McCarthyism in our DNA?

Leading by an example of denial, feigning the parting of our GOP Red Sea, don’t we risk staining our true blue American desire for all-inclusive exceptional opportunity, by phasing out Lincoln’s preserved nation with KKK Pride, Bailout Envy, Oil Wrath, Pharmaceutical Gluttony, evangelical Christian House Speaker Lust, Koch Governors’ Sloth and Wall Street Banker Greed.

When nature is last up at bat, will earth be struck out, or hit away into the bowels of the great Red dragon of a Feudal Grand Old Party?

When ignorance leads by example, are not mob-rule, fear and hate its clarion in hot pursuit of an enslaved past as prologue for abuse of reasonable thought?

Perhaps if we could but touch the hem of His garment, Revelation would be humanity’s Enlightenment.  Shouldn’t wisdom transform our knowledge into a balance of the trinity of national security, individual happiness and global sustainability?

Each dawn inspires expectation, promising, with human cooperation, fulfillment through a harmonious earthy ensemble.

At the end of our days, if having lived as a Good Samaritan example, we will have earned the right of passage to the ultimate freedom:  the peace that transcends our hearts and minds with mutual acceptance.

Although nothing is guaranteed, especially when those claiming to be Right, think it’s good to deny different POVs the freedom of making choices, like speech not money talks, how to die, non-repetitive media gossip, voting in elections, Ten from Moses or Ten from Madison or both or neither, giving birth or not, peaceful (as in non-violence against protestors) assembly – dare we dream income parity, sexual preferences allowed, gender self-identification, equal economic opportunity, and the freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances concerning any of the above.

So what leads are we following for peace on earth and a piece of earth surviving Corporatism, Global Warming and human over consumerism?

We have more choices than the extremes of CIA Bay of Pigs and Tibetan Shangri-La, but not as much time to make them, as climate injustices march ever closer to abrupt loss of clean and plentiful water, food and air, with the immediacy of vanishing species.

This planet is the last remnant of a kingdom entrusted to our stewardship. So is life to be both metaphor and reality of global potential at war with individuals missing the point of our existence?

By what example shall we lead:  disasters at nuclear plants, Russian planes buzzing American Ships, TV peddling talking Koch heads, mass appeal for media hype of papal handshake, new nukes for new cold war or, even if unable to avoid or reverse — leading by multiple examples of human kindness.

Let us choose to lead not by ignoring and denial, but by being the solid rock, on which all living on earth can build a life of liberty in the pursuit of happiness.

Humankind is not alone, but if we continue acting like we are, we soon will be.