America: From Charlottesville to Trump’s ‘Go Back Where You Came From’ TREMR Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline
Our bankrupting Brander-in-Chief is a weapon of mass destruction, sparing few cherished American institutions. So, isn’t it time we refrain from identifying his behavior as merely distractions from his mounting Russian/Assange Wikileaks political and legal problems – and stop allowing him to lead us by the nose in his game of ring-around-the-Rose Garden, as he does our media?
Yes, our nation’s chief bully specimen is feeling challenged by people he feels are only for groping, but if you think Donald Trump is defeated, please revisit his proud confession: When someone attacks me, I always attack back…except 100x more, because this is Trump’s way of life. Thus, our old pro chess playing Speaker wisely chooses the tortoise over the hare, knowing it’s better to elect a Democratic Senate for indictment and potential jail time, than settle for an Impeachment slap on the wrist.
Trump continues to prove, like any cornered animal, he will not go gentle into that good Tuesday 3 November 2020 night, for he has cast his lot with, fine people on both sides, go back where you came from and perhaps most telling of all – it doesn’t concern me because I know many people agree with me.
Indeed, our sane and rational thoughts for America post Trump/Pence must prepare now for those all across our country salivating over photos of unarmed people of color shot in city streets or asylum seekers caged in American detention centers – for both they and GOP have been trumped by the stench of, Make America White Again.
Donald Trump’s need to be praised eliminates any ability to keep a secret, be it Russians or ICE raids or, his real intention that goes far beyond mere distraction: The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four “progressives,” but now they are forced to embrace them. That means they are endorsing Socialism, hate of Israel and the USA! Not good for the Democrats!
Tag, we’re it!
Dueling tweets, however, fixate us on the problem: one whose ability will never rise beyond the simplicity of a short attention span. Those who are not among the 54% seeking, Sweeping Change that sets us free from corporate gouging, governance by fear of losing supremacy – and the domestic terrorism of a president equating disagreement with him, to treason – fuel the coming storm.
Our fate yields to our choice: the narrow path of reason to unity or the broad road of chaos to destruction. Worshiping at the tower of deceit, racism and inhumanity guarantees freedom’s demise. To recapture our balance, wisdom beckons us to be a nation of people who dispel denial, eradicate ignorance and make the wind and the sea obey our energized Johnny-come-lately attempts at climate justice.
A memo from a GOP strategist to Trump Administration concluded Census citizenship question would disadvantage Democrats. This is the character of a Twitter-in-Chief colluding with social media stormtroopers fond of conspiracy theories, hailing the Southern Cross, wearing ammunition belts in public parks and murdering peaceful opposition.
Meanwhile blotched by the yellow streak of rented Conservatism, honorable humanitarian investors with $34 trillion demand urgent climate change action, but USDA exiles Climate scientists to Koch Bros’ Kansas.
The point is, we have ensconced Trump into our social diet: a secret Border Patrol Facebook Group where Agents joke about Migrant Deaths and post sexist Memes. Now we need a cleanse: resisting not just DT, but the delirium he resurrected in America. Unlike Trump and company, we must persist with the dignity, intelligence and honesty he lacks, for in all probability, Trump had no idea that the Congresswomen he attacked, are, arguably, more American than two of his three wives.
And therein festers our exceptional problem: Trump’s GOP is the visible infection come to a head atop our historical foundation of, America’s molasses to rum to slaves triangular trade, economic security stabilized on the backs of Antebellum enslaved families, 1919’s All-American Red Summer and the crooked white line from the White House of Tallahassee’s Dozier School For Boys to that, the trumped elected, for a more imperfect union in 2016.
Fifty-seven years ago, President Kennedy both proclaimed our going to the Moon and, to Khrushchev missiles in Cuba, this far but no farther.
Fifty years ago, Americans landed on the Moon, yet twenty years ago John F. Kennedy Jr died in a plane crash just minutes away from his earthly destination.
If we stop resisting the real enemies of a colorful American Dream, America will die. If we don’t start resisting Climate Change, the world will also.
Yet, know this: Only Love Remains – so anything we do that mirrors the hypocrisy of Mike Pence, the tactics of Mitch McConnell or the racism of Donald Trump, defeats everything America was created to be.
On America’s 243rd birthday, can all Americans prove, in unity, if not civility, that our individual character defines us, obeying our Constitution’s laws makes us exceptional and Justice for All equals National Security.
Our military, nation’s capital and sacred Lincoln Memorial were not transformed into a political event footnote, until our Trump led by the nose Media, aided and abetted by our undivided attention, cast it so.
We are the wind beneath Trump’s GOP wings, rocket-firing his flight of fantasy by fulfilling his most ardent individualized American Dream: dominating every news cycle.
To save an America made in Trump’s own image, we need, by example, to help all to see the wisdom and self-preservation of, love thy neighbor as thyself – even those for whom, pursuit of happiness remains separating and caging asylum seeking families – and stop expecting someone to listen after we call them stupid.
When the last rockets’ red glare yields to darkness and the last ferociously expensive ego tank display has returned to its rational place, perhaps we will realize how thankful we should be to Donald Trump, his offspring, son-in-law Jared, bankers Deutsche & John Mercer and his comrades, Mitch McConnell and Vladimir Putin. For without the special brand of patriotism of the trumped, we might still be living under the delusion that our U. S, Constitution, like the World Trade Towers, is an implacable, indestructible diamond rock of Gibraltar – insulated from all harm, foreign or domestic.
However, with Trump’s image replacing Lincoln’s as our national reflection, reason and character profaned by our 45th now reduces American institutions to footstools, vulnerable to our enemies within.
A people mesmerized from sea to shining sea, by torrential texts, towering tweets and insidious instant grams of nonsense worthy of talking heads, weakens our power to perceive the difference between truth and reality show pretense.
America’s education, communication and debating skills have been so debased that the vast majority of Americans unquestioningly believe every utterance of Corporatism’s ads for over consumerism, Mark Zuckerberg’s conjured Boost-it numbers con and thinking a narcissistic reality show host has any intention of letting go of the greatest gig he’s ever fallen into – certainly not after he’s ordered, received and rehearsed for a military show of force around the exterior of our 1600 Pennsylvania Ave property.
In our 243rd year, it’s about time, and how we deal with the timing of past due consequences: some as old as sexism and racism, others evolving as immigration and Opioid addiction – and some threatening the very life of our planet, as Trump threatens our legal foundation, calling, time out on obeying a federal court order while displaying a not so veiled threat of how easy making America Marshall Law again, could be.
Our Constitutional crisis is that our Constitution is in crisis – and all it took, was, blind obedience to one apathetic ruthlessly unethical man – being the natural outcome of a GOP evolving from Lincoln’s greatness to grandfathering grotesque gerrymandering corruption to make America as unrecognizable as it was, 28 June 1969.
On America’s 243rd birthday, with a birther belching bogus battle stations, with buffoonery besieging Lincoln’s reflection with tanks, invigorating MAGA with, Viable and Possible Census discrimination, our next wish had best be for recapturing mental stability.
We owe our country the birthday present of a, cease and desist order for both arguing about and cheering for, the wrong things – for doing so, we are the wind beneath the wings determined to whitewash our power to be decent human beings: a Military Industrial Complex mudslinging our Land of the Free, back to Betsy Ross’ Stars and Stripes – forever.
No matter who said what Sinclair Lewis thought, on 4 July 2019, Donald Trump and comrades celebrated, Fascism coming to America, wrapped in the flag.
How long simple ones will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery – and fools hate knowledge?
Most are aware of Trump’s idolatry for Hotpicks: anti-democratic strongmen, whose anti-humane treatment of scientists in the land of Putin prompted Americans to organize, during America’s 200th birthday year, as the Helsinki Watch, forty-three years before our USDA scientists would need its watchful eye, and a media to, snap out of it, and help preserve, protect and defend curiosity, empathy and knowledge from a president incapable of recognizing that his duty and our honor would be better served if he lavished as much brotherly love on our southern border as he does on Kim Jong Un’s.
Proclaim this: Impeachment isn’t enough – Trump/Pence and members of their Acting Administration, not being, Too Big to Fail – need to go to jail.