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Trump’s Tattered Brand Thrives By Focusing Our Ridicule — Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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The Trump/Pence Administration is, in all probability, the worst rupture in our American Dream of being a giving culture of global Good Samaritans, since 9/11/2001, but this trampling mixture causing both political abhorrence and stimulus could have never descended upon us, without the preferences of moneyed Conservatives, Corporate induced Recession and write-ins for people who had no electable possibility.

Empowered by 2016 elections emanated from voters deciding, slapping Democratic Party wrists would bring recognition without diminishing protective agencies, SCOTUS or our voting privileges — encouraging Jeff Sessions to douse the torch of Lady Liberty, re-dip our international standing in anarchy and tip racial and gender imbalance, further in decline – all while Democrats continue to believe this is just about Donald Trump.

It’s not.  It’s Mitch McConnell & his line of succession:  confirmed judges.  It’s Paul Ryan, escaping responsibility for the GOP Freedom Caucus.

It’s a religious fanatic and sexual bigot one cholesterol heartbeat away VP, hiding in plain sight, aiding and abetting the undoing of American progress, waiting to fly in on the wings of Pompeo & Pruitt, to wipe his feet on equality and justice for women, LGBTQ, and all not made in his image.

It’s the nightmares of every low information and non-voter providing infrastructure for Millennials to blame Baby-Boomers.

It’s the NRA member driving from Indiana to Texas, with a carload of T-Shirts that contradict Chief Justice Warren Burger’s supreme interpretation of our Second Amendment – as inspired Founding Fathers’ Bill of Rights inclusion, to guarantee well-regulated gun use — not daring to incorrectly define Liberty, as the right to bear unregulated arms.

It’s voting like our lives depended on it, embracing the clarity of millions around the world, in solidarity with #2017WomensMarch, #MeToo, #TimesUp and #NeverAgain Parkland students.

It’s about caring passionately enough to be respectfully involved with all life on earth, or at least partnering with Western Industrial Societies seeking balance between, being fed up with elections that yield too little change, and becoming stronger activists advocating for income parity, gender equality, racial justice and recapturing our exceptional essence.

It’s about being a positive global example; not white-washing our crimes against humanity:  Slavery, Civil War prisons, Japanese-American internment camps, Jim Crow, Lynching, Nixon’s Kent State, and 21st century Red Mapping of the United in our American dreams for all born here before Columbus, and all immigrants invited after, who ultimately generated, The Greatest Generation.

Let’s exhale greatness that emits more than campaign slogans for Demagogue worshipers, because to reelect, The Land of the Free, we need be, in our institutions, mirrors and choices, an exceptional Home of the Brave — whose every action enables justice to triumph over repetitious ICE picks thrust into our humanity.

Greatness is what nations and cultures whisper we’ve earned, when no one is watching.

Greatness honors what Corporatism’s Conservative puppeteers dishonor – casting doctors, lawyers, scientists and football players as more deserving of financial and professional respect than the teachers who taught them.

Greatness, like Exceptionalism, is forever challenging those to whom we award our vote, to prove themselves worthy of it.

There is no greatness in denial:

  • Alzheimer’s until caregiving costs rivet our attention
  • Climate Change until Miami’s under water
  • Unsafe food until recalls quadruple
  • Addictions to Coal Ash Candidates, Opioids and bullying
  • More Flints enabling privatization of water to assuage Corporatism’s gluttony for gauging

Remembering, Nixon’s landslide re-election after Pentagon Papers and Watergate, best we focus on provable impeachable offenses — but gently, without incentivizing adoring trumpets.

Being unempathetically ambiguous about Constitutional truth is no excuse for unpresidential material projecting himself, above Constitutional law.

Being more focused on Trump’s monthly porn payment plan, blinds us to, of, by and for the people Iran Deal.

America was not created by voting to die younger, passing on college education to avoid padding banker’s pockets or, believing the greatest secret of an ego surviving on fast food, Fox News and laundered money, is a videoed urinating contest.

Reason beckons the genius of Civics, psychology of Recess and patriotism of http://www.peopledemandingaction.org, http://www.studentprivacy.org, http://www.auditelectionsusa.org/team/, NAACP, ACLU and Women-Matter.org, in peaceful assembly.

Greatness is thriving together — America First, is a house divided, on steroids.

 

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The New World:  Enough is Enough – And So Say All of Us – OpEdNews.com Headlined

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From Molly Pitcher to Molly Bloom – Clara Barton to Obamacare – Marian Anderson & Elenore Roosevelt to #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo, it’s #TimesUp – because our K & Wall Street ruling class are being served:  this far, and no farther!

From apostles of twin abusers (National Restaurant Association and National Rifle Association), and Congressional Republicans over employing national security shield — deserting and disenfranchising our American Dream, 2018 is scattering Nassar chauvinists and trumped supremacists!

Following in the shadow of Truman’s Korean police action; Eisenhower’s Vietnam War enabling; Kennedy’s Camelot Cold War racing past Cuban missiles to the moon — LBJ & Nixon lies downgraded The Greatest Generation to cannon fodder, targeting anti-war protestors as an, Executive Privilege.

From Eisenhower/Nixon’s Dulles brothers v. Dean Acheson to Trump/Pence v. Sally Yeats, Preet Bharara and Robert Mueller – our, High Confidence:  we now overcome.

After 242 years, grossly underpaid teachers, are emulating their students who grasp the civic duty to protect intellectual curiosity’s potential to reason, from disintegrating schools & text books, bullying and gun violence.

Yet, as we memorialize what we’ve lost from Columbine to Parkland, we’re missing who’s sacrificed, by enabling trigger happiness:  military marksmanship training in school cafeterias — guaranteeing a dusting of lead poisoning with an afterglow of brain damage.

What is Past being Prologue, is replete with men like Joe McCarthy, William Rehnquist, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence who, for power sake, cloister, clothed in deceit, closeted by faith in hypocrisy.  Trusting in, and embellishing generational Domino Theory, they diminish us from Lincoln into maniacal Nixon paranoia and Trump’s suffocating thinking for ourselves.

Yet, by First Lady examples, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton we learn, while all men are created equal, persistent women give us enlightened clarity — infusing equality and justice together – as we renew Exceptionalism with, a child shall lead them.

Our primary national anchor preventing American progress, remains older men like Charles & David Koch, Foster Friess, Rudy Giuliani, and Chuck Grassley who, as trumped demagogues, continue to embroil America further into the crippling backslide of men who believe, they alone created the United States of America.  Trusting in the lost ways of a white male dominated society, such leaders, both manipulated by and manipulating fear, choose alternative facts over history’s lessons:

  • Our anti-everything 1950s, tragically wounded our Out of Many, One, but despite devastating 1960’s assassinations, we began again before truly grasping how challenging the journey forward would be
  • Now in a Herstory state, Change grants all colors, POVs and sexual persuasions, freedom to rise
  • Neither first, above or greater than anyone, we learn actual communication heals, better than virtual pretense or Twitter offense

We are marching, not to the vainglory of self-righteous pied pipers waving Old Glory while profaning Bible but striving toward Lincoln’s understanding:  we are stronger together!

We march into Governorships, The House & Senate – not just in a Blue Wave, but with a wave of forward thinking humanity, individually and collectively insisting proudly, we’re moving on.

We’ve evolved old unreasonable Domino Theory into:  One victory for all, begets more cleaning house victories for Americans, until America is a Home of the Brave, fearing not a Land of the Free welcoming all who welcome freedom.

Now, which America, post Trump/Pence:

  • 180-degree reversal of global view, 12 September 2001
  • Prioritizing separation of church and state over walling out freedom seekers
  • Never Again denying anyone life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness

From Huntley/Brinkley & Cronkite, to four 1963 days & nights of non-stop murder coverage, America now needs citizen leaders and news professionals to resurrect from the ashes of Watergate our Fourth Estate soul — because Americans deserve more information than conditioning and more education than ignorance.

To abridge being self-hypnotized by waves of opinionated affirmation, we need select communion over Snapchats – and cure our human condition with empathetic connection over Opioid, cell phone and gun addictions.

Boosting voting rather than Facebook, adjusting political priorities and raising inter-personal expectations, we rise above successions of TV/radio hosts and repetitive opinionated panels, confusing conjecture and gossip, for, the first rough draft of history.