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Caregivers for America v. Trump’s Bully Pulpit Tough People Bluster -OpEdNews.com Headline

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To survive Trump/Pence rout of American Constitutional laws, caregivers of reason need become America’s global healing force for global peace, earth’s revival and both rejuvenation and survival of honest elections for government of, by and for the people – because Donald Trump has irrevocably proven his world view; the real art of his deal:  tough people rising up against a peaceful transfer of presidential power.

Although founded in the midst of treasonous revolt turned miraculously blessed revolution, America was not built by rich and powerful property owners, but by farmers, small business owners and young adults who were the formative catalysts of our first, greatest generations.

The American Dream nightmare, however, remains confusing American one person one vote Exceptionalism, with superiority over all who don’t look like Benedict Arnold, think like Edward Rutledge or behave like John Adams.

America’s Ascension began its Descension when our founding reins of power, were usurped by conservative wealth, for whom power is the thrill of dominating the vulnerable – and the more colorful.

Since, with a sense of entitlement, Europeans in search of plunder, intruded on a massively beautiful, true land of the free, violently conquering and lasciviously infecting its indigenous natives – people who care for global life, have been increasingly ignored by invading bullies.

America’s half-told history is replete with violent, rougher behavior and oversimplified short-sighted responses to, the Golden Rule.  Now, self-destructive denial is wounding those who care enough to give, and those most in need of care.

Rooted in the love of money instead of caring for humanity and planet, psychological clones of Martin Shkreli, CEOs of Tabaco industry and Great Recession causing Wall Street banks, who knew what they were doing, and did it anyway – to Conservatives and Liberals alike – now gluttonously melt our children’s future, denying Climate Change while institutionalizing Climate Injustice – for profit.

Nonetheless, America’s caregivers come in all shapes, sizes and colors – both gay and straight, Democrat and Republican – all, having accepted hands on responsibility to the suffering of others, knowing, good people must do good things for other people – because greedy bigots won’t.

But are we, who are blessed with standing on the enviable side of Dementia, addiction and physical challenges, caring for human beings to whom Conservative Republicans, Billionaires and, after birth Evangelicals are increasingly, deaf and blind, being drowned out by public and private executives seeding hate?

Most Americans know our latest version of America, trumpeting Trump/Pence, is neither renewed greatness nor our finest hour – but more akin to Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act and the 2005 Republican 108th Congress protection for NRA bottom line and gun makers’ immunity.

There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence for it, and until more of us become caregivers for earth and all life upon it, we risk being buried by those worshiping at the altar of extreme drought and flooding denial, Mistakes were Made and the Mission Accomplished lies we tell ourselves.

Wisdom is founded in listening – particularly to our first caregivers:  mothers, nurses and teachers who know the life-giving value of, always, listen to the children – instead of sentencing them to crippling student loan debt, income disparity and constitutionally ensconced gender inequality.

The mantle of, The Greatest Generation, tarnished by Baby-Boomers, has been passed to new generations, but Lady Liberty’s torch, a smoldering reminder of what can happen to, one brief shining moment, when left in the bloodstained clinched fists of the apathetic and self-indulgent.

Allowing America to be defined by conservative gray-haired men who have failed to conserve trust, hope or safe environment for those who stand in the shadow of their palatial envying monuments to a failed past – cannot be the America we bequeath our children’s children.

The digitally unsavvy v. device dominated; sixties’ spiritual reboot v. hypocritical religious zealots; balanced Biden experience v. charismatic Beto shooting-star – is now taking our measure.

Earth needs America’s continuity, but unless we define victory as more than toppling Trump towering immorality, freedom’s lessons are lost to panic inciting mob rule.

Deniers breed, division in the ranks.  Caregivers nurture the healing power found in the promise of older moderate Liberals united with the reflection of their hungry younger selves.

There is no more important caring gift than a bedside manner that saves all life on earth from our Trump/Pence death rattle.

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Questioning, Are We There Yet – Headlined by OpEdNews.com Mon 12/7/15 

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Porcupine DisconnectHow do we reverse Bush/Cheney, the sky is falling prostitution of 9/11 Patriot Act?  How do we actually link together to apply brakes on our self-destruction?

Surely we are not all sheep led by the loudest rants of hate.  The reasonable still outnumber the easily fooled and distracted, don’t they?  Are we not the Home of the Brave, the coming dawn of Exceptionalism, smiling through, wiped away tears, to carry on?

Perhaps it would help to hold accountable those who commit violent offense, whether the finger on the trigger, Congressional Koch heads or supreme interpreters of the Constitution, all firmly gripping panic by the coattails.

Isn’t it time we stop channeling a Right Wing fearfully armed, trumped up by, “I will keep you safe?”

Is it possible the Lord High Executioners of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago, a woman’s Planned Parenthood choice, and San Bernardino’s broken holiday cheer, are the Rubik’s Cube twisted in the extreme — eroding true faith, hope and charity?

With Due Process and Justice for All slipping from our fingertips, shouldn’t we compromising moderates and, all or nothing millennials, get a grip on the fire escape, before time stops our clock on Corporatism’s paved road to Extinction?

Perhaps lost in The Flash of gunfire, we suffer the slings of outrageous focus on NFL fortune, expecting The Arrow will save us from NRA’s mantra chorus of gun nonsense.  Are the enraged being transfixed and the deranged numbed into, my lock and load are the savior of the fold?

Isn’t it time we add Climate Injustice and mass incarceration to the murderous list of terrorism?

Before our clock is stopped by an expanding Military Industrial Complex into city streets of militarized police states, we need expose the frightened economic elite and depose their trumped collateral.

If gun violence and war are siblings sharing desire for pre-emptive strike — believing to take a life, somehow saves their own — perhaps it’s time to give both whistleblowers and the hard hearts of Conservatism, Corporatism and Congressional hawks, their just rewards.

Isn’t there a better cure for the national bigotry that has perverted our financial, government, media and educational institutions — making our children’s earth more vulnerable to the climate change our Global Warming has heaped upon them?

Before time stops the clock, admit it:  we’re the asteroid of fire, drought and extinction.

Perhaps, the old conservative dinosaurs who worship at the altar of an assumed eternal status quo – standing, bonus laden, with their backs to the lost in landslides, tornadoes and floods – shouting to the heavens, to the moon Alice, but promising no room in the inn on Mars for the taken, Left Behind.

Before time stops the clock on our children (as Florida’s seniors at The Villages for Paul Ryan, stopped Social Security for theirs), let’s ask ourselves, aren’t wars only as enduring and endearing, as the money changers who profit by them, choose?  Aren’t privatizing water and Detroit water shutoffs as much battlefields as the oil stained quicksand called, the Middle East?

Perhaps an enemy that consumes glazers, dehydrates the west before El Nino and disappears the Marshall Islands, is the enemy we need engage from within.

Isn’t it time we stop disconnecting on devices, from the actual small world of the mostly unseen, now born more deformed and silently slipping away?

Before time stops our clock, in epiphany, if not resurrection, we can be the foundation of millennial inspiration to slow down our erosion of earth, the loss of enough safe food to eat and clean air to breathe, long enough to find a cure to save our children from the lies and denials of old oil dinosaurs weaving tangled webs about Alzheimer’s disease, food deserts, Too Big to Jail, and the reasons for privatizing water and space travel.

Of course, Yes We Can!  Why else have Free Will to be Stewards of the Earth, and all life upon it?