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Russia, Saudi Arabia and Trump Silenced America – New Axis of Evil? – Tremr Staff Pick – OpEdNews.com Headline

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Silence was golden:  at the very mention of Trump dripping from the lips of hypocrisy incarnate; Roger Stone’s, more, Silence of the Lambs; but when Twitter Stormtrooper-in-Chief falls silent in the wake of discovered weaponized threat of mass domestic terrorism against anti-Trump Candidates, Media and members of Congress it’s – Silence Gives Consent!

However, when a president dilutes American treaties, trade, allies and We the People – silence from us won’t do.  Americans need a contingency plan, if America is to rise above Trump/Pence manure, pizza parlor lies and incitement to violence.

Whether Obstruction of Justice or Abuse of Power, we’ve allowed both foreign and domestic twisting of our Electoral College seat an international threat at the helm of American power.

So, shall we perpetuate our Right-Wing red-faced global embarrassment; be like crumb seekers Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell; puppets of puppeteers raising court jesters to Peter Principal, thinking themselves king-makers – or realize giving Flynn generals freedom to share nuclear secrets with Saudi Arabia, is time to plead the 25th for Veep and 45th?

In treasonous times, truth must be founded in Founding principles and protected by spreading it throughout the land in safe-keeping hands – for Freedom and Liberty are being attacked by the new Russia-Saudi-China Axis of Evil – possibly aided and abetted by a presidential traitor.

Together Americans have weathered real national emergencies:  Civil War, Cuban Missile Crisis, 9/11, mass shootings and now, the real possibility that America’s greatest threat is an administration rented by Corporatism and owned by our greatest foreign enemy – with this potential cause and effect:  our nation’s future will be determined, at least for the foreseeable future, by those most vulnerable to social media manipulators – foreign and domestic.

Regardless of personal politics, America is at a crossroads, where the super wealthy fearful of losing international power, is clashing with the titans of liberty, justice for all and give me your huddled masses yearning to breathe free – and the choices we make now, will determine what, and if, America is, for decades.

How predictable that those who deem women, people of color and LGBTQ second-class citizens have made America a second-class nation.  Well at least we know we have a problem:  arguably created by older Caucasian men still living the Cold War enjoying the rabid life of, the Military Industrial Complex – on steroids since Bush/Cheney’s Wall Street Great Recession.

That said, the truth about America’s national emergencies is:

  • Denial of our Climate Change role
  • Increasing Alzheimer’s cases and Opioid addiction
  • Failure to realize what the whole world recognizes: We the People have been taken

Worse still, like Ryan Zinke, while excelling in increasing their personal finances, few in the Trump/Pence administration have revealed enough expertise to fulfill their obligations to us.  And, neither Donald Trump nor Mike Pence have the wherewithal to quicksand America into Putin’s image – but they are masters in largely maintaining the wall of silence insulating sexual and gun violence – whether from Hollywood producers, Superbowl spousal abuse (& team owners), pedophile infected religious and sports institutions, singers and accomplices after the fact, who castrate the law, instead of perpetrators, in encore rape of underage girls targeted by Trump Palm Beach neighbor, Jeffrey Epstein.

The New York Times, Washington Post and MSNBC are not America’s enemies.  Foreign Cyber-invaders silently allowed in by domestic moneyed wolves, clothed in innocent sounding sheep camouflage, to fleece 99% of us, are.  Consider the effect Bank of America, The Heritage Foundation, The Media Research Center, Government Accountability Institute, American Crossroads, Americans for Prosperity, NRA, Citizens United and Facebook have had on American culture.

Possible solution starter:  people residing in the nine most populated states, break their silence with fellow-Americans living in the other less populated forty-one states.  After all, hope has reared its mighty beacon in North Carolina questioning 9th District election – proving we can still regain the reins of self-government, and reason can yet light our progression out of the ashes of America’s lowest electoral experience.

When we stop allowing, The Right to remain silent about evaluating to devalue, on the basis of sex, skin color and income – we diminish the merciless residue of the Mercers’ election stealing data.

To keep Franklin’s Democratic Republic, we must recapture our, feel the fear and do it anyway, selves.

The tie that binds us together:  we are all the indomitable Travis Kauffman, notorious RBG, relentless Stacey Abrams, protective investigators Rosenstein, McCabe, Mueller, our 116th House of Representatives women – and an Obama Administration, who, discovering Russian invasion of 2016 election – initiated a contingency plan to preserve, protect and defend all of us.

When our human decency accelerates, recaptures our torch of freedom, ends all silent consent to all forms of bigotry we reclaim what we’ve always proclaimed.

 

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Zoo Fence for White Supremacists facing FBI and Americans Wise to Them – OpEdNews.com Headline

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For those for whom Angela Lansbury’s 1962 Manchurian Candidate and Kirk Douglass’ 1964 Seven Days in May weren’t the euphoric and tragic bookends of an American Presidency that was the light of the world, this week’s revelations from The New York Times and Washington Post regarding the possibility of a sitting President of the United States, being an agent for an enemy of the state, must be particularly shocking.  However, for Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation, this, Breaking News, resurrects reminders of both The Green Book and, we choose to go to the moon.

Nonetheless, as with Nixon’s resignation, now is not the time for either cheering or jeering; nor time to expend energy ridiculing those so frantic to hold onto a whitewashed history of their place in the world, that their votes have placed nation and future on the altar of a sworn foreign enemy of all earthly democracies.

It is a time to contemplate how we must channel the wisdom of Lincoln, compassion of Bobby Kennedy and judgment of RBG – in order to preserve, protect and defend America from the men who believe they, and they alone, are America’s greatness – and a political party willing to destroy America as it self-destructs.

In 2012 when U. S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was twenty-three, Paul Ryan took his seventy-eight-year-old mother to a Florida campaign event – to assure Florida residents that Medicare wouldn’t be sliced and diced until the generations after theirs.  The retirees living at The Villages, seemingly forgetting their children and grandchildren, as well as those of others, applauded thunderously for the Wisconsin Republican, using his mother as a political prop.

As Americans, we tend to be in a more satisfying comfort zone when we can name a thing, label a place or categorize a person, but before we jump the smoking gun and incite a violent rush to Supreme Court judgment of an unjust administration, let’s be mindful:  if we make 2019-2020 about allowing people like Dick Cheney, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, Chuck Grassley and all who tarnish American Exceptionalism, in order to abide in the inner-circle of power, define us – we lose opportunities to deserve those who sacrifice for our collective wellbeing, safety and country – especially those who show up, without being paid.

Indeed, we are in another historical chapter, though a different leaf, where America’s Green Book needs to be carried, for the walls that have historically haunted America remain both antecedent and foundation for the hate, fears and violence of those possessed by greed, and a need to feel superior to others in order to see value in themselves.

Aesop warned, we are known by the company we keep – true also for nations and their financial institutions.  So, let us forever beware:  in a land mesmerized by Selfies and herded by Social Media, traitors can hide in plain sight.

For American democracy surviving and thriving in a post-Trump/Pence era, we must find within ourselves, Lincoln’s compassionate reconstruction – and be the authority legitimizing America as an ongoing diverse conversation, all-inclusive agency and kindness to all strangers – especially children seeking asylum at our borders, only to be locked in ICE cold cages.

The world is not our oyster, and every time we pry it open with violence, bigotry, Opioids, insufferable health-care costs, climate change denial and government shutdowns, we invite, me first pride to go before our nation’s perilous fall – even as, Times up for people like Donald Trump Jr, Mitch McConnell and Steve King.

As with William Wyler’s Ben-Hur, America’s challenge is to recognize true enemies of the state and not succumb to, Where there is greatness, great government or power, even great feeling or compassion, error also is great.  We progress and mature by fault.

Our best defense:

Remember, wisdom and reason are always whispering to those willing to listen.