I can’t think of any reason to respect Sarah Huckabee-Sanders or Kellyanne Conway, as both choose to program Americans with, Alternative Facts, but Sean Spicer’s calling any truth to power a, disgrace, was the funniest joke of the now infamous White House Correspondence Dinner.
The people you can fool all of the time, now award Trump a Nobel, for wishing his French hand-holding had yielded a modicum of what hand grasping North and South Korean leaders accomplished, two stepping over their uncommon common boarder – unification without our loud mouth or their missile tests.
I’m finally with Tillerson: The Washington Press Corp spends too much time talking about unimportant distractions — how many times Trump & Macron touched awkwardly, but scarcely a vocal fry regarding Trump’s 115th rubber stamp’s silent treatment of Macron’s message to Congress.
It’s all in the marketing: now programming puppeteers are pitching Netanyahu’s malleable honesty over Iranian nuclear lies, while ignoring those of his American comrade.
There is no honor, intelligence or patriotism in being a programmed pawn — wittingly or not – and no empathy for imperfection, nor attempts at perfection in any POV that feigns ridiculing others is higher ground.
There is overwhelming hypocrisy in NRA forbidding guns in Mike Pence event and dangerous irony in leaders so fearing the practice of our First Amendment and all-inclusive voting privileges, they can neither embrace our rainbow reality nor be a Gettysburg Address or Statue of Liberty beacon.
Within the annual migration, asking, seeking and knocking for a few crumbs from the table of abundance set by a people still thinking themselves, the world’s breadbasket, there is an opportunity to lift our eyes from programmed phones, long enough to dissolve global envy turned hate, by refusing to elect those who motivate international laughter and national tears.
Imagine, if in all future elections, we open ourselves to our dreaming child within, and instead of name-calling and negative labeling, we disembark our programmed treadmill to question:
- Which is better for our children, the land of Lincoln or the trumped
- Is, if it bleeds it leads myopic media informing or brainwashing
- Who’s really dictating Red Mapping and Blue Waves & why
- Were their mass gun murders in schools when students had Recess
- Is Tiffany Cross’, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander and former Jeb Bush adviser Michael Steel’s defense of enablers Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and other Trumpisms, helpful or self-destructive
We certainly need more engagement, including the courage to admit, spoken gest is not the only locale for true words; then being reasonable, save a date for mutual respect and solo reflection, knowing:
- ICE is now USA National Police Force, programmed to delete our humanity with me first violence v. NC’S Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s election.
- Traitors are not always as obvious as elected Republicans
- Daniel Ellsberg and Deep Throat warned us about Trump’s stormy Russia-gate
There is little statesmanship in leaving behind a book, like Gerald Ford, after you’re dead, but some hope when politicians speak truth before they’re gone. The greatest pain, however, is in the realization that, it’s all been a performance for the programming of the programmed.
Our polarization was programming for and by the reinvigoration of a too big to jail, Military Industrial Complex of Madison Ave, Wall Street and Pentagon titans, prioritizing financial global empire, at the expense of the health and welfare of American civilians and our children’s all-volunteer military.
As a theatre director, I didn’t find Michelle Wolf’s routine particularly funny. Her hesitancy and breathlessness likened her performance to a Chorus Line audition. However, feeling the fear and doing it anyway, intentionally or not, she reminded us, when we go low, as the lowest we’ve produced, we may find ourselves keeping company with hypocritical press, politicians, Evangelicals, racists, abusers, Bullies, Pedophiles and Presidents.
Nonetheless, no truer words were ever more deserved than her admonition of our news media, wallowing in their malaise of hyperbole and regurgitation accompanied by smirks — thinking themselves superior to we who facilitated their situating Donald Trump within reach of nuclear war.
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