In the heat of mob rule mesmerized by misinformation, death threats and diminishing the dignity of women like Ashley Estes Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, demons breed the radical reactionary flow of conspiratorial alternative facts, raping our Bill of Rights and vulnerable seniors and minors – as an assumed, rite of passage.
With Trump’s October 2016 confession that rich and famous men are expected and entitled, in the Land of the Free, to freely grope woman – why do we need a wired Rod Rosenstein to convince us, millions of conservatives, supremacists or not, professing love for God and Country, while exposing faith, hope and love to the depravity of a bottom so unimaginable, most can’t suppress laughter at a disappeared smirk inserting virginity defense in a reality TV contortion.
Our antagonist remains centuries old abuse of women, children and the elderly: the descendants of unchecked arrogance and ignorance given power over humane decency.
Long before Mark Twain’s Gilded Age, the hubris of, we built that or the prepped smugness of a judge leaving his, gee I don’t recall mark, on our life-time law, humans bearing penises indiscriminately discharged intoxicated violation – effecting multi-generational undulations of ravages and ruin.
So, what do we need to disembowel the power of America’s underbelly of sexism, racism and crucifying not only the messengers of truth, but those targeted for the illicit intercourse of power lust, me first greed and the need to demean others, to affirm confirmation for themselves?
If we do not see our Dorian Gray image reflected in our hookup with Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell, then we need to uncover the mirrors reflecting America’s history vs. Herstory, and spotlight our electing moneyed privilege, because, our 2016 elections’ afterglow has hacked America’s soul – and we are no longer the fairest of them all.
When was our collective, I’m not immortal moment?
Was it during your ignored, please don’t pleas or repetitive Clarence Thomas-like pleas for a date?
Did it happen during an attempted sexual assault at fifteen, or late-night college drinks ending with gang violence in a dorm elevator?
Was it when the illusion of income parity, romantic foreplay or mutual trust were employer, classmate or priest crushed?
When a kidnapper, smart enough to con a release to violate justice or a health science teacher’s joy ride with a teenager?
Was it, when seeing your newborn daughter, in realization you’d brought another second-class citizen into the world?
Did our sense of immortal humanity die during Michael Brown’s Skittles run, Sandra Bland’s jail hanging or the realization of our vulnerability to Senate gray-haired men, far less interested in cleansing American rivers of toxic Coal Ash or Flint water of lead, than propelling to our highest court another possible predator tainted by Cape Fear envy?
In 2018, will we resuscitate our political, electoral and moral Exceptionalism? Rise to America’s defense against a White House penetrated by a Machiavellian master of bait and switch gender bias – forging sex-crimes against women, especially those resembling his own, as sacrosanct opportunity to again insult, assault and thrust fault on women?
Evangelicals, since GOP is no longer the party of Lincoln, Law and Order nor Family Values, aren’t Conservatives complicit when electing duplicity?
24 September 1789 our Supreme Court was established, with legal determination for number of Justices, MIA.
Although not immortal, the collective voice of, We the People has, like the Zapruder film, cast reasonable doubt on Mitch McConnell’s Kavanaugh assurances – shrouded in GOP’s Chuck Grassley knoll deception.
What the step-father of Sally Field and father of Ivanka Trump misjudged is, the immediate cause and effect yielding to long-term action/reaction that follows unbearable hands-on violence from predators – rendering us self-deluded to the truth that there are:
- More raped women silently suffering alone
- More publicly raped by political neglect in Puerto Rico
- More children abused in Trump’s ICE internment trafficking camps
America’s soul is best healed when Americans internalize the strength of Sally Field, justice of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and courage of deported parents to revive our, women and children first.
If we are not forthcoming with more than, thoughts and prayers, domestic, gun and sexual violence will rape our, Equal Justice Under Law – to death.
Are we ready to admit this truth? Most accidents: vehicle, rail, traffic, swimming pool, kitchen, cooking, window washing, weight disorders, falling cranes, hospital, senior facilities, opioid overdoses, house fires and being left in overheated cars, resulting in serious injury or death – are due to human error:
- Rushing too fast to get it right the first time
- Preoccupation with personal problems diminishing common good focus
- Cutting corners, whether corporate ordered or individual work ethic
- Texting, cell phoning, iPod, radio distractions
Are we not yet ready to unchain ourselves from things, places, people, elections and corporations inciting an abundance of: Digital mob mindset, being herded beyond group speak into gratuitous global screen fixation?
Can our Exceptionalism survive voters…
- Without Civics Education for election participation
- More consumed by student debt than, Big Picture
- Defending not voting, or voting for the greater of two evils
- Proving the fallacy that perfection can be achieved without first doing the best we can, to be better
Aren’t memory lapses of historical lessons flashing red warnings to get ready, or does self-absorbed over consumerism dim our ability to deny perfect the freedom to handicap better?
Are we less ready than Robert Todd Lincoln, or any American, for President William McKinley’s September 14, 1901 death by bullet infection, after the lesson of President James Garfield’s September 19, 1881’s death by medical arrogance?
Was America’s military and civilian oversight ready for 1963 Dallas after Good Friday 1865 Lincoln assassination? Perhaps then, America’s not being ready for WWII twenty-four years after WWI’s mustard gas ending, is not surprising.
Is being blind-sided by an administration determined to destroy our environment for profit, prioritizing internment camps over post hurricane rescue – a joint venture in, My Bad? Is continually shifting from headlines du Jour, defense for our forgetting lead-poisoned children in 2014 Flint Michigan?
According to a new report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation.
Whether self-preservation or, our brother’s keeper – are we ready?
IF: not my problem, love it or leave it, anti-immigrant conservatives – are we fact check ready: of the 327.16 million Americans, 63 million are exposed to unsafe drinking water in 2018!
Is being ready, insisting:
- Our oceans are our protection
- More guns, equal safer schools
- Not even God can sink our Stock Market & 401Ks
- Our nuclear facilities, Fracking, Grid, Utility Companies keep America safe
- Texas is better without Helen Keller & Hillary Clinton
Is repeating, thoughts and prayers for September 11, 2001, Sandy Hook December 14, 2012 and Parkland’s 2018 Valentines’ Day, being ready?
Electing Trickle Down economics empowered an anti-Checks and Balances Dick Cheney power grab for presidential superiority. So, are we ready to stop believing the lies we tell ourselves about perpetual war, Alzheimer’s, the gutting of ACA/Obamacare, FEMA – and Republican senators willing to install a second alleged sexual abuser to our Supreme Court dais?
Were Americans in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts made ready for late night gas explosions, house fires and, after the fact, mandatory, run for your lives evacuations – caused by years of neglecting leaky old gas pipes?
While no generation is responsible for the world it inherits, each successive generation is America’s best hope for the reconstruction of truth.
Too Big to Jail Banker’s Great Recession, dehydrating Americans with Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and his Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s 2013 water shut offs and intentional Coal Ash 2014 North Carolina water contamination diminished American readiness!
It is ludicrous to expect perfect candidates, tolerate huh responses to voting or permit elected officials to renege on our supremely chiseled promise: Equal Justice Under Law.
As a people, we’ve readily accepted the superficial, over in-depth investigation – mesmerized by the dramatic effect of standups in hurricane winds and floods, over advocating for our interior – insisting on FEMA, Environmental and Climate reality checks.
Are we ready to let go of denial and stop accepting government propaganda as patriotism, religious bias as family values and corporate marketing as truth – and proclaim: there is more patriotism, hope and heroic honesty and definition of America, in athletes and first responders, taking a knee – than trumpeting we’re ready, willing and able, without each other.