U. S. Constitution
We remain a nation dedicated to following old angry men into fighting the last war with the next generation, instead of filling Congress, Judgeships and State and Federal Executive positions with them. We are a people still defending freedom by oppressing those less fortunate, and citizens still confusing patriotic civic duty with, that’s not my problem.
Iranians, holding accountable their leaders, who, like Trump/McConnell think themselves above the law, reversing their approval of a, proportional response, to the precision outcome of a flippant presidential golf course order to takeout a celebrated murderer, that spared American lives, but killed 82 of their own – Trump impeachment headlines slide to third place, life-threatening Australian fires left to pleas from Golden Globe winners and Puerto Rican earthquake barely receiving an honorable mention.
The imminent threat to America is Americans transforming ourselves into separated solos, behind firewalls blinding us to the dangers of remote revenge transposing the ensemble of life on earth into collateral for Trumpism.
Yes potentially, we are better than the hypocrisy of Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell and Trump/Pence, yet we still allow their direction for America to determine our character.
Those over fifty may claim some degree of ignorance, as historically, government practiced, citizens should be seen but not heard, until stunned when sixties’ assassinations, the Vietnam War and Nixon’s exposed criminality not only woke the unknowing masses but jolted their mass appeal for, all we like sheep.
It’s not too late to save ourselves from the dragons of Corporatism who have always known the deadly dangers of their adroitly aimed addictions: cigarettes, Opioids and fossil fuels – convincing millions, we couldn’t do without them, until we couldn’t – if seniors and Millennials unite.
Unlike the German originals and their American Neos, we cannot claim, we didn’t know concentration of love of money trading lives for lies and, being mesmerized by narrowing views, lured into tangling webs we ourselves weave with divisive chants of misinformation.
For better or worse, American births confirm, to whom much is given, from him much is expected, and everyday bears witness to how much more we’ve been given than others, despite allowing bankers, oil men & women and their political, and media, puppets to magnify economic gain as an escape clause.
In 1929 American industry, corporations and government knew, what a margarine commercial would imply fifty years later, it’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature, and did nothing to warn us; no industry adjustments, no Wall Street public service announcements, no government offer of freedom of choice. Honestly, loving ever increasing convenience as we do, what would we have stopped, changed, or even slowed?
Would we have returned Mr. Olds’ Oldsmobile for a wagon train; recanted desertion of Mall Stores for Amazon packages stolen from our front porch? Will we give up our Netflix streaming recliner when movie theaters get what Blockbuster didn’t, and lower movie ticket prices?
Blessings and Miracles, like Royal Marriages and foreign Markets, are a flawed evolutionary chain of events – and America’s tragedies and comedies, a mystery whose beauty resides in the eyes of the electorate – just as the chain of evidence links our dictatorial, practicing demagoguery imperialistic and impeached president to Iran’s conservative religious leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.
America isn’t immune to Newton’s third law. The chain of revenge has come full circle from General Solemani, through Trump’s irrational hitjob to Iranian missiles snatching life from 176 souls – and with them, too perilously and unforgivingly close to stealing the last shreds of proof of America’s human decency.
We’re not separate and apart from the government we elect. Yet we are better than Trump/Pence and deserve better than Mitch McConnell and his GOP corroding America – but we’ll never achieve it if our thoughts, focus and energy stop at such villains, instead of embracing a collective and individual pursuit of a life of loving excellence.
Truth that sets us free: we can never return to what we thought normal before Trump, because that normalcy, trusting gender inequity and believing Facebook, elected him.
Truth is, the earth will live longer than all life upon it today, especially if we allow a Trump infested unencumbered conservative GOP to have its way: ignoring the Constitution, raping our environment and degrading the presidency.
We can, nonetheless, be a 2020 Revelation: more new beginning than assumption that, on Mars we’ll be able to eat money.
What does it matter if…
- people who see the world like Chuck Todd can’t fathom why Speaker Pelosi delayed Trump Senate trial headlines
- Wall Street moguls lose sleep over Andrew Yang’s pragmatism
- Mitch McConnell believes he can fool all of the people all of the time
When we see kindred souls in each other and seize this truth: we’re not done.
Impeachment: When President Trump tweets it, that means that it is Not illegal?!? – Best of TREMR & OpEdNews.com Headline
I stopped laughing at Conservative Republicans when they elected Nixon twice, didn’t celebrate Nixon’s resignation to avoid Impeachment, but now, it’s about more than a president. It is a movement encouraging armed fear to rise again in repetition of sins against humanity.
Primed by men who are redefining America in their own image, speaking language designed to incite our violence against each other, confirms, it’s not just Trump, his limited worldview, nor the narrow mindedness of his VP, Mike Pence.
Long before our Civil War and for decades after our saving the world from Nazism and Fascism – following 1963 Dallas assassination, our Fourth Estate glued itself, and us, to repetitious myopic reporting aiding and abetting America into, a nation divided.
Enter the money changers, men like Adelson, Koch(s), Robert Mercer and our unknown unknowns, cashing in on their post WWII investment to assuage their colossally uncontrollable need to curb our freedom at all costs to us – reducing our lives to their chump change – from Dulles brothers, Joe McCarthy, Kent State, Watergate, inaugural delayed release of fifty-two American diplomats and citizens, Trickle Down, Iran Contra, Bush/Cheney, perpetual oil war(s), Kavanaugh – to a House of Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Conaway and Jim Jordan deserting their oath to the Constitution, in favor of a pledge of allegiance to the 45th president and his executive house of ill repute.
No, not just Trump, but his administration, advisers, deals, and his family; consequently, impeaching Trump will not make America what we thought America was, again – as long as lying to We the People in order to get elected, to elect personal gain, is not a high crime or at least, misdemeanor.
Those denying Trump’s divisiveness has awakened a legion of haters fueled by the fear of losing their inglorious supremacy, are the alliance chiseling away at the vital pillars of our potential for a free society secure in its faith in, justice for all.
So, Trump/Pence is hardly the first time America has been knocked down and counted out, only to rise again above the fray of mob rule, worshiping a new demagogue du jour. Sadly, we’ve been here before, glazed over, willingly reelecting leaders who allow themselves to be rented by America’s worst systemic hackers of our Constitution: both greed of Corporate Boards of Directors directing our branches of government through puppetry, and what was never defeated in 1865 – now released to turn off our affection for each other.
Wake up: America is caught in the web of a political party that long ago abandoned the statutes of Abraham Lincoln, turned its back on Theodore Roosevelt’s environmental dreams, deserted both Veterans and our children’s climate future – all for a president sacrificing Ukrainians and all our allies, to preserve, protect and defend Vladimir Putin.
We need spare another generation of young Americans the over the top-heavy oppression of powerful older white men prioritizing profit over people and planet – remembering most under thirty-five don’t vote, and those who do, State Governments, not Russians, suppress the votes of College and University students.
Being both embroiled and enthralled with live coverage of Nixon-like conduct unbecoming, on steroids, let us try to see through the thinly veiled hypocrisy of trumped Republicans with the civil unity of Middle Class families, the working poor, descendants of America’s immigrant forebears, Dreamers, the fallen we memorialize every May, Veterans who need our thanks and support beyond one November day and finally – through the creative challenge of a thirty-five year-old, Francis Scott Key.
According to the New York Times, the Trump White House is a toxic stew of personality disputes, policy differences, political rivalries, ethical debates and a fundamental rift over the president himself.
Worse still perhaps: when an Exxon CEO and a Marine four star General think the embodiment of The Peter Principal is America’s best hope, you’re in danger girl.
Might I suggest we remain vigilantly focused on the welfare of all the Trump Administration has sacrificed:
- OPM and hires he never paid
- Refugee children in cages
- Kurdish allies, children and women
- Americans beaten
- American Military left to protect Syrian oil
- American Family Farms & Coal Miners
- California Fire Fighters
- Our Environment
Remember too, our Declaration of Independence from leaders abandoning, the consent of the governed – choosing instead to be a destructive government, We the People have the right to alter Mitch McConnell’s Republican Senate, abolish the Trump/Pence anti-American Administration and re-institute a renewed government of, by and for the people – in solidarity with: You can’t promote principled anti-corruption action without pissing off corrupt people.