The political promises of a presidential inauguration can reflect, With malice toward none, with charity for all, Ask what you can do for your country, or with trickle down camouflage, blind Americans to coming treason.
Truth is, those, like Cheney and Trump who seek omnipotence through the potential power of the presidency, have raped, of, by and for the people, and left it profaned in the gutter, clinging to whatever shred of Exceptionism Franklin challenged, we keep.
So, should we desire to save both girls and boys from the razor burn of, traditional masculinity, perhaps it’s time to put away childish things and shake off the dust of bigoted men.
Better we share the Deep Blue of America’s female future than be repeatedly devoured by the marketing sharks of Madison Ave, K Street, Wall Street and Social Media herding people with blind faith in those for whom we are merely dollar signs. It’s not Capitalism, but Deal no Deal Wanabes, needing high walls to hide lowest places in the heart.
Let us now listen for the whispers of reason beckoning us to follow the path of probable truth, to possible wisdom:
- Both Buzz-Feed’s report and Mueller’s rebut bear witness
- Russian spy Maria Butina seals together forever GOP and NRA
- Men like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, following Cheney and GW examples, will one day seek neither to be seen nor heard again, because of the courage of women marching from the streets to seats of power
Aware of the commonality of dishonest and twisted political twins Boris Johnson, from across the pond, and an American president who would gladly drown America in the Volga River – seemingly oblivious to the Trump family gaining the whole world, is not his iso-profit line, let us eject the pretender.
While the whole world is watching, without subjugating itself to the whims of the self-serving arrogant, love it or leave it residue of trumped conservatives, we, in alliance with #MeToo, #NeverAgain and yes, NATO, can resurrect the America that unites nations in a state of Parisian perceptions, Canadian courage and European unity.
This week, while continuing to focus all Americans on the value of all humanity, let’s be particularly mindful that the ratification of The Equal Rights Amendment is still kept at arms-length by the sexism of only two men in Virginia’s House of Delegates: Kirk Cox and Mark Cole, who like Mitch McConnell can, and do, suffocate the power of legislative voting, by keeping women in their man-made place
Remembering we’ve been settling for rhinestones, since our 2017 inaugural of America First infamy, I Have a Dream betrayal and presidential treachery – cherish since 21 January 2017, each Women’s March has proved, America will never go away again!
It was a 100-degree bright sunny day in Times Square, when I noticed a woman, obviously using her choice of chapeau to hide her face, while trying to get a cab. Sensing it would be a mistake to startle her – though I did – I nonetheless approached close enough to whisper, I’d be happy to get you a taxi Miss Channing.
Following a momentary start, she whispered in that unforgettable voice, oh, would you? Securing a yellow rolling air-conditioned miracle, and helping her inside, she asked how she could ever thank me. My mother, a huge fan would be thrilled to know I kissed the hand of Carol Channing. Without a beat, she extended both, adding, here kiss them both.
Before our Republic was Franklin’s, if you can keep it, our immigrant ancestors were welcomed by first responding natives, in thanksgiving.
However, since collectively inspiring Burdick’s and Lederer’s, Ugly American, we have made all physically unlike Pence and Cheney, suffer the, Vice of indigenous, racial, financial, sexist and gender violation.
Let’s restore: celebrate the lives of Carol Channing and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, by honoring the cultural descendants of Wounded Knee, Harriet Tubman, Japanese-American Internment Camps and, like Alice Paul, stand tall, before the parade passes by, for Dreamers, women and all who believe the American Dream, like justice, is for all of God’s children – to keep America, still going strong.
Why should Americans voting for the national security party care that Reagan’s 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Putin’s predecessors is being blown off by a blow-hard?
Why bother with a president with no civilian or military government leadership experience, texting while teetering on the financial shoulders of Fred Trump, Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince?
Why would Right-wing thought be bothered by giving a loose cannon – having the power to whimsically declare Marshall Law to coagulate their selective, Family Values?
Why should members of the working Middle Class care about why Republican members of Congress don’t care when ultra-Alt-Right White Supremacists armed with Free Will, choose to fall in lock-step with a presidential cover-up – aping his laughable alternative facts: Democrats produce mobs, Republicans produce jobs?
When presidential history is replete with Taft’s little brown brothers, Hoover’s Hoovervilles, lawlessness of Nixon’s Watergate, Polk’s Mexican war stealing Texas, Remember the Maine McKinley, LBJ’s Vietnam Gulf of Tonkin – and of course, the continuing residue of Bush/Cheney/Wolfowitz hubris – why care, if you can keep it?
Why bother with protecting public lands when residents of Montana and North & South Dakota vote for a pretend savior who delivers unto corporate developers control of what Teddy Roosevelt bequeathed to all Americans – including the human beings, from which we stole it?
Why care about voter suppression in Walker’s Wisconsin, Crosscheck Kobach’s Kansas and Kemp’s Georgia – or GSA Emily Murphy lying to preserve, protect and defend Trump making America his ATM again?
Why should we bother challenging Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, disabling Section Five of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, with, How About Now?
Why bother being indivisible against an administration celebrating presidential attempt to deny, freedom of the press – when Congress confirms in reaffirmation, violence against women?
Should we be bothered by American history: from Native American reservations, to Slave auctions, to kidnapping children from their parents crossing our border fleeing tactics – too reminiscent of Guantanamo?
While not a, new normal for America, we are at an all-time new low – a darker place where self-imposed destruction flourishes when too many neighbors feel emboldened to call police on differences – and too few Samaritans save a woman from a purse snatcher.
No caravan of refugees crying out from the wilderness to our Statue of Liberty promise can vote in 2018 elections – and those telling such lies need, in every election, be replaced with a new birth of all-inclusive freedom – for tyrants betraying America’s economy, elections or human life have no place in The Home of the Brave they’ve stained with shame.
Why bother getting in a huff over a State Attorney ignoring a court order prohibiting purging Indiana’s voter roll?
Why risk caring about change without defining it with our lives, so the America that survived sixties’ assassinations, Kent State murders, and far too many acts of gun violence will emerge – until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream – exposing The Art of the Deal and its morally bankrupt landlord as a brazen fraud.
Why should we care about fellow citizens falling victim to an anti-Immigrant, anti-Press misogynist, whose family breezes by on the wings of multiple Conflicts of Interest, secret finances and self-aggrandizement anti-American foreign deals – aided and abetted by Proud Boys?
Why care about Audit USA, or how Republicans impact electoral process in Ohio, Nebraska, Illinois and Nevada?
When is the best time to be bothered by assaults on America’s Rule of Law, being accessible to foreign governments adding 2018 insult to 2016 injury?
When the serpent’s temptation rises again to strike in defense of hate and fear, should we care that Republicans elected in 2016 – or running in October 2018, choose to be antithesis of our October 1962 administration?
Why bother to confirm our active voter registration, stand in long lines to vote and transport others to the polls? Because when
- Hostility is our first response
- African-American seniors traveling to vote are removed from bus by Jim Crow
- We celebrate our 397-year-old pilgrim myth by demanding reservation addresses for Native-Americans
We bother to care because, either the buck stops in Trump’s pocket or with ballots cast by you and me.