The Great Recession
What is it with North and South?!? Whether Koreas, Vietnams or our house still divided at the Mason-Dixon Line? Is the fault in our stars, or are we so easily blinded by fast talking flash-in-the-pan Pied Pipers stealing our children’s future?
Our Universe is constantly revealing its secrets, but failing to listen, we risk missing the wisdom of harmonious unity. Life, lives and living matter more without repetitive clutter, overwhelming data devoid of complete and accurate information, outdated even before we tap our screens.
We talk about The Right dishonoring the correct. Anchoring our babies and elderly to our one-day point swings, rather than solutions for gender and racial inequality, crippling student debt and five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s in 2015.
For many years after his assassination, the media honored President John F. Kennedy’s death, if not life, every November 22nd. Now in Emailland, most of us haven’t a clue who he was or, arguably, the profound effect his assassination had on TV news and the American psyche.
In the 1960s, most welcomed the change John Kennedy brought to politics, politicians and America’s civil and voting reality – posthumously transforming Jim Crow into Voter ID, the KKK into Border Security and Lincoln’s Solid South into the 2000 blood Red Republican Party with a Tea stained appendage.
We honor the memory of those murdered on September 11, 2001, with roll calls, bells tolling and moments of silence, but how often do we honor those sent to be maimed, brain damaged or killed, for our Oligarchy of war profiteers on Corporate Welfare?
Now who and what will we honor in 2016?
West coast families are fleeing unrelenting record home, land and life destroying fires, drought and water shortage. Trumped up corporate owned Conservative Right Wing Extremists, Fox Talk Radio and even MSNBC regurgitate DT’s Sturm und Drang – all while Nestle sucks the H2O out of California.
Are we so easily distracted by echo chambers of email servers, while Ashley Madison expedites our family values with, click a cheat? Or are those Americans who bother to exercise their voting privilege, still too smart to be slimed by oil slick GOP puppets? Remember, Trump may not be just an obnoxious, dishonorable, self-serving smoke screen hiding the wall closing in on brown immigrants, while Black Lives Matter taunts Bernie and Hillary.
It is vital we listen to victims of K & Wall Streets, who still choose the Donald for the POTUS, for that thinking is far more dangerous to Freedom, Justice for All and Equal Economic Opportunity, than any desperate for power Koch head.
Truth’s Achilles Heel is its inability to impose itself on those preferring to salivate over the political party making the most noise with the least ideas.
Do you suppose somewhere in the darkness, Karl Rove is laughing at us, or crying over spilt Trump milking it?
Our honor is steeped in our national self-examination of our political priorities, and who we choose to memorialize.
On the morning of August 29, 2005, Katrina slammed into our Gulf Coast. When it made landfall, it was a Category Three Hurricane, with sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour – and was 400 miles across. Yet how many times have we, as a nation, honored the 1,833 American fatalities? How many even remember that one million Americans were displaced by our Katrina gridlocked Federal, State and City governments?
It is not institutions, streets, buildings, bridges, sinkholes, mudslides or storms that dishonor our potential. It’s the non-voter, the lascivious family values hypocrite, the blind with greed CEO and the craven conservative con artists posing as patriots.
The Worldwide Freefall, like our Great Recession, is about character, and for the poor and Middle Class, neither was Free Will.
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, though total opposites in character, are being used as conduits for extreme gut wrenching displeasure with the status quo.
If we don’t get that, that’s the Universe talking to us, honor this: Civilization doesn’t guarantee a perfect world, but civility grants great ensemble opportunity for our human family, to create life that matters, better each day, for our entire rainbow.
August 9, 2014, Ferguson Missouri, black man shot by cop, left on ground, dead, ID: Michael Brown. Early morning April 12, 2015, 26-year-old Freddie Gray made eye contact with Baltimore police on west side — a week later, on sheeted hospital bed, died, after a rough ride.
Somewhere between Brown & Gray, white discovers what black always knew about some blue. Yellow journalism and Red politicians scrambling to comprehend new reality, juggle incline, tap dancing for Right position: Pink union mouth piece holds the ol’ gray line, now blue.
Now somehow the Christian thing to do, is to become pragmatic as the Jew, for after being exterminated by the millions, you grasp, as night follows the day, militarized force enforcing community curfew, in a moment can snatch life’s breath away.
What if Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself — rather than creating martyrs with bullets penetrating flesh — by the thousands we march silently through every city, not like Sherman to the sea, but softening as we go, SCOTUS marriage hearts, changing minds with massive Stand By Me: reaping what we sow, twice we’ve overwhelmed Wall Street elections’ dough.
Alas, tis not the rioters for Media show that direct in what direction we must go. Though if it bleeds ratings is their motivation, our smart phones now lift our voices in equal augmentation. Thus we stand like Lady Liberty, in contemplation, ignited by total information on pedestal for all to see, if only we know our complete history.
Despite fear and seeds of hate blooming still in our nation, we can embrace all regardless of gender, political or sexual persuasion. Now pressing hard upon us as a choice, trusting in We The People, we overcome paid K Street puppets, puppeteering to keep us feeble.
No president, not on the money can be solo perfect solution, for as long as we march off to war to fill the coffers of those Too Big to Jail for restitution, we’ll continue to brew a Tea stained fault-line as earth destroyers electing to take us back again, to Guantanamo’s waterboarding shame.
But we’re not here to fill in the Jersey Bridge gang hollow, but to refrain from political POVs, which once out from the shadows and at the keel, seek to supplant our roots and unravel what was once our New Deal.
Choosing to ignore Voter ID as Jim Crow epilogue, we forget White’s Only derision is not past but prologue. It’s what, Separate But Equal bequeaths our present prejudice and future decision.
Yet unlike women on the battlefields of minimum wage, Constitutional inequality, domestic violence and campus rape, no Wall Street banker was ever forced to abuse the public trust, as 17th Amendment reversing Governors running our Koch States
Now, ours is not to reason why, but ours is surely, to reason, for Right or Left, this is our story, front and center:
- Why have we only just noticed more people of color are shot by good and bad men and women with one thing in common – Wayne Lapierre’s bottom line?
- Why do we argue over who’s responsible for Climate Change and The Great Recession instead of pooling our diversity for universal solutions?
- How do we elect common sense and human decency?
- When will we turn off media talking heads and turn out politicians offering only talking points?
- Why do we allow Madison Ave and Wall Street marketing to distract us from becoming people demanding action
- As we are all living longer, why not fund Alzheimer’s research instead of perpetual war
What we have been is no longer a guarantee, for in one brief shining moment we can lose our destiny, if we fail to embrace, We Are Family.