Swaggering past tossed Russian flags, you, like Martin Shkreli, assume Master Race membership, but hope overcomes the treachery that reduces our youth to an Opioid bottom line byproduct of pharmaceutical and congressional collusion.
Thinking yourself the, boss of bosses, you’ve cheated government funding, pocketing taxpayer money, like papa Fred pick-pocketed Eisenhower, but we indict hope to shine the light of truth through the fog of Twitter storms.
Shadowing Roy Cohn’s ghosts of darkness, you strut daddy’s, you are killers, you are kings, in your personal rut of emptiness, devoid of empathy. While we honor recapturing our American Dream – you dishonor the loss of Gold Star families – and expose your Massive Intelligence Failure.
Our hope remains securely invested in the American ideal of freedom, embracing the liberty to marry whomever we choose, an independent judicial branch and a laser beam focus on the locations you consider while personally interviewing potential U. S. Attorneys.
Imposing a gold-plated Betsy DeVos for maximum stress on students and teachers, can’t bait-and-switch our national hope for public education into the glitter of your fool’s gold.
Using our Federal Communications Commission, as a propaganda tool for self-righteous Baltimore brothers, will fail to sway our hope, toward deniers of Jefferson’s separation of church and state.
You can encourage Ryan Zinke to wipe his dirty feet on our environment, but we rise above arrogance, real and fabricated terrorism and seize the day.
You may have heralded in further restrictions on our civil liberties, with HHS zealot, Scott Lloyd, denying a seventeen-year-old her right to a legal abortion — an act of injustice, for which Attorney General Jeff Sessions reserves his right to remain silent – but, through federal laws upheld by our Supreme Court, we find hope in social services that assist in both pregnancy prevention and pre-natal care.
Following the crumbs left behind by Nixon, you can build a wall between Justice for All, and We the People, but hope keeps our hearts, minds and focus clear, even in the fog of phony recusal.
You can try to erase Eric Holder’s DOJ, but Elyse Goldweber, Sally Yates and all united with #MeToo women against men like you, are the wind of hope beneath our wings. Remembering your refusal to rent to people of color, America turns blue, resisting white supremacists in league with you.
You, whose trust is in Bannon’s Alt-Right Tiki torch Nazis, are no match for our Gettysburg Address ensconced hope in The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, and judiciary giants: Derrick Watson, Theodore Chuang, James Robart, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.
Repeatedly professing provocative prevarications, trusting, A Lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes, will never defeat an all-inclusive patriotism that increasingly strengthens the tie that binds America’s greatest hope: Civil discourse, mutual respect and propelling forward together.
Your impulsive and aggressive top-down extremist Messianic intimidation can only isolate some Americans from United We Stand, some of the time.
You can expect Americans to respond to you like your employees, obligated to perform duties, unquestioningly, sexually or otherwise, and you can agree, no degree from the College of the Ozarks without passing a mandatory class in their Patriotic POV. However, our national consciousness is measured not only by Free Will, but our Bill of Rights, Freedom of Choice and the freedom to, just say no to any negative manipulation in the equality of our three branches of government, by the dictates of morally bankrupt, economic elites.
Thanks to you, boss-man, most Americans are now rising above short-term memory and limited vision, and assuring our neighbors feeling forgotten, that our spirit of hope welcomes all POVs — for hope keeps our promise to the world, and to immigrants like Frederick and Melania Trump.
America is perfect imperfection, but most of the time, most of us recognize character – as we continue to try living, and passing along, the lessons of Lincoln, FDR, JFK, King, Bobby, Maya, Margot Lee Shetterly and Obama.
No matter what we think about America’s 45th POTUS; No matter his promises or our expectations for coal, steel and manufacturing jobs flooding back into America before our Climate Denial floats Key-a-Lago out to sea; No matter alternative-facts by Conway & Spicer applause signs flailing us into the valley of the shadow of death – I fear no evil from a callous Donald, as must as I do, the indifference of the trumped.
Regardless how often caught on camera Congress and K & Main streets have mouthed, Just give him a chance; No matter how many peaceful marches in union with unity are being ignored by those who revel in the rebellion of low information; Notwithstanding how fast we’re going with the flow of the lowest of the low – Donald Trump is blatantly transparent in his distractions, ably assisted by, though not the enemy of the American people, headlined grabbing Media self-committed to repetitive parroting.
What I love about Donald Trump is, how he unabashedly builds on the baseless reality denial, of his base. Evidently having no shame in uttering utterly unscrupulous claims that outdo any groper’s pleas for pleasure the night before his ship sails away.
There is something masterfully twisted about the Don’s reality show profile of a non-coherent worldview – including ever-present gesticulations clawing at the throat of Make America Great Again, scratching out the eyes of America First, with his destruction of reason, his abandonment of Intelligence – while proclaiming, Whites Only patriotism.
Historically, both Conservatives and Liberals incorporate fringes, willing to sacrifice our future for a chance to solidify their version of, The American Dream, which allows Trump’s conduct unbecoming a Commander-in-Chief, but disallows any excuse for the 60—70% more rational Americans, to trounce on this self-evident truth: We can Never Go Back to Before.
I tolerate our Bill of Rights tolerating he who slipped off his rocker descending a tower escalator, being elected by longings for yesteryear (even if it’s a coal ash shower) – I tolerate those fearing the unknown so much they miss the brass ring offering new ways for a new, New Deal; I even tolerate those unwilling to grasp an untried foothold in our recovering transformation from The Great, Too Big to Fail, Recession to technological progression.
I’m patient because, perhaps too many of us, too desperate for anything too normal, were too easily distracted by tea stained birthers, too obstructionist to stomach anything orchestrated by a Hawaiian president – who was better at ending war than Nixon, better at waging war than Cheney and better at negotiating global climate change effort and peaceful coexistence — with countries having two centuries of reasons to mistrust us.
To the degree, Trump reminds the world (and We the People) of, The Ugly American, I thank him for inspiring Liberal reform, for a more perfect union to realign its humanity — from grassroots to the halls of racial and gender injustice toward all who immigrated onto native lands of Native Americans.
Why do I appreciate such a vile, despicable dissembler? Every time Trump reviles any nation, berates any profession, vilifies any ethnicity, or wipes his bare Bannon on our First Amendment Rights – America glimpses this bit of perspective: Trump is the product of our ignored civic responsibilities, because being oblivious to the obvious is not blissful, but haunting…
- ICE using National Security to persecute immigrants
- The Espionage Act fronting for our Shadow Government
- The Patriot Act’s anti-American actions: FBI domestic invasions – preserving NSA surveillance – protecting CIA Black Sites – defending Drones for Empire
Let’s regain our Good Samaritan spirit, reclaim our Out of Many One motto and rejoin our better angels in flight – instead of fright – agreeing to disagree without being deplorable, and to refrain from hero worshiping the demagogue du Jour.
Empowered by the courage of Gettysburg Address principles, armed with Peacefully Assemble in defense of a tattered Statue of Liberty promise, we can resist The Program and the authentic enemy of the people — to preserve the United States Constitution from a rogue like Trump.