Violence

When We Worship Those, Who Incite Domestic Terrorism – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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When majorities begin to experience the loss of power over the consumers, minorities and voters they’re accustomed to persuading, selling and jockeying, to harvest gain, the thrill of the kill becomes a desperate conquest to retain the myths of history skewed to accommodate misconceptions of legitimacy, mis-perceptions of nationalism and misinterpretations of patriotism.

We have always rendered temporary our patches of fear, stress and strain, during the war and peace of political and cultural turmoil:  our Civil War, Pearl Harbor, 1960’s assassinations, Vietnam, 9/11, and 2017 Charlottesville hate crimes.

Anxiety and sleeplessness, however, are produced by our primal gut responses to perceived worldly impositions thrust upon us by an out of control evolution – the constant conflict between, truth hurting and freeing us – diversifying faster than some care to assimilate.

It is not only our physical and mental health-care that needs to be affordable – preserved, protected and defended from enraged autocratic commanders-in-chief, but our historical, cultural and self-examination that needs saving from individual complicity in the duplicity of radicalized Conservatism, avarice Corporatism and gerrymandered Party members – who’ve deserted promised statesmanship for a nationalistic provocateur.

Our greatest danger to trade, alliances and a United We Stand America is politicians fooling themselves into thinking, in the 21st century, we are still hypnotized by their convenient flip-flops to win elections – instead of keeping our ever-watchful eyes on what they do at rallies, state houses, Congress and the U. S. Supreme Court.

Americans do not live on alternative facts about border safety, homeland security and presidential dishonesty alone – but those who do, are embittered.

In 2018 Mid-Term elections, how we vote can recapture the essence of our American, I Have a Dream character and Statue of Liberty promise.  However, it will only be a, brief shining moment band-aid on a festering preexisting character-flaw, if we think our hour of seemingly diminishing power is just about Donald Trump.

#TimesUp on lying to ourselves regarding our past being our prologue, particularly if we continue to costume our racial prejudices, sexual bias and political acrimony in Halloween, Blackface.

Although true that our current GOP leaders are more akin to base purveyors of Jim Crow than malice toward none, the Trump family M.O. favors profiteering rather than originating.

Be assured, however, not all Republicans are among the willingly herded and corralled by the mendacity of Ted Cruz, Kevin Cramer, Josh Hawley, Dean Heller, Martha McSally, Dana Rohrabacher, Rick Scott and Scott Walker.  Therefore, we must be helpful to those tricked into voting for the only globalism from which Americans need to recoil:  an American Trump/Pence/Putin/Saudi/Bolton/Sessions regime.

America, and by, buried heads in the sand extension Americans, has nurtured our preexisting condition of propping up foreign despots, supporting domestic strongmen and now voting for rented career maniacal politicians – all while silently bidding for the establishment of imperial military bases, black sites and encampments for refugee children.

Whether armed assault on a fictional pizza basement pedophile ring or sending six wannabe intimidation pipe-bombs, everyone is responsible for their actions.

Nonetheless to hear a consistent hate and fear mongering racist and misogynist try to compose an harmonious tone, expecting we’ll forget his violence inciting monologues, insulting the humanity and intelligence of empathetic, mature Americans – especially now that we’re trumped into mimicking a wannabe super reunion of KGB puppeteers, mocking what they can hack, but never bury, unless with presidential cooperation – is insufferable.

Violence results when mob rule infects civil debate with the belief that while all are created equal, none are as equal as the crude and rude trouncing peaceful assembly with obnoxious rhetoric grasping for extension over extinction.

Forsaking, agreeing to disagree civility in favor of servicing treachery, fueling the minions of madmen profaning biblical guidance, defiling fellow human beings and downgrading our Land of the Free, to a Russian footstool – is massive dereliction of duty, treason.

Nevertheless, regardless of personal political preferences, instead of becoming what has become the lowest ever bottom of America’s Home of the Brave, we must elect to be and do unto others as we would have them be and do unto us – for most Americans remain above, an eye for an eye.

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The Baseball Lies We Tell Ourselves about Congress – Headlined: OpEdNews.com & PoliticusUSA.com

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Question is, where is the true hypocrisy — the public face of antagonistic vitriol polarization or the behind closed doors secret negotiations?

Is the lie, bitter Congressional partisan, Media assisted, mob-rule manipulation, or the foul line, An Attack on One of Us is An Attack on All of Us!

Does all of us include African-Americans and first Native-American physician, Suzanne LaFlesche Picotte or is the Speaker’s umbrella, all, while shade for the congressional boys of summer – a retractable roof for women who prefer women?

Is Paul Ryan’s all of us, a ballpark paragraph 5 for children needing school food programs and seniors depending on Social Security for choosing between prescriptions or food?

Who is all of us to a political party deserting Lincoln, trending through Nixon and Tickle-Down, rounding the bases with obstructionism, and walked through the swamp by the trumped?

Is the lie we tell ourselves, that before Ted Nugent’s come to Jesus moment, the man from Nazareth, preached, hate thy neighbor with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your narrow mind words?

Are our lies, defending those believing the NRA is more a family value than safety in schools, church and workplaces?  Has the diamond’s limelight and sandy bloodshed finally enlightened Right brains – or are on camera talking points getting talking heads to second base, merely a swing and a miss at civility?

Is the Congressional play within the play, sincerity attempting to snatch a modicum of decency from decades of bi-partisan neglect?  Or, is it possible, personally feeling the burn of attempted murder, exposes wounds of past targets, ignored?

Have the Ides of Congress finally been opened to the reality show of, it’s how you play the game — closing hearts, minds and pockets to corruption — or is it just an inning of gut-wrenching embarrassment for ignoring record breaking scores of domestic violence, rape trial hung juries and strike outs on mental healthcare legislation and climate justice for the generations next at bat?

Like any decent human being, I hope Congressman Steve Scalise and Tyson Foods Lobbyist Matt Mika, win their fight to recover from gun violence, and I pray for all the personal and political families represented on that Alexandria ball field.

As an American, however, I’ve grown weary of the dishonesty of a new normal pitching, it’s more blessed to throw wide ones to Open Carry misrepresentations of our Bill of Rights.

In this era, in which anger, hate and desire for revenge are incited by the most publicly powerful and privately influential, easily accessible weapons and, failing to tag up on our humanity, we shutout our ability to think and our willingness to reason.

Arguably, more Americans are now hoping for another batter up for honor.  However, honor is not produced by incivility, gender bias, hating LGBTQ, pillage, rape, racial prejudice, religious intolerance nor presidential arrogance — especially at gun point.

If thinking outside the batter box, we cease our practice of scorching American unity with reckless rhetoric, we may yet avoid kissing our exceptional season, good-bye.

Historically, we’ve misinterpreted our Constitution, misplaced our trust, and tragically underrated American citizens who are not straight white males.  Choosing to elect managers who gnaw at our national soul, for the sole purpose of satisfying a Base hit, pitched by Homophobia, for the supremacy of bigotry — if we don’t knock that out of the park, it’s back to the minors.

However, when we quit fouling out on diversity, clean air/water and safe food, we will free ourselves from internal demons and external demagogues.

Truth is:

  • Most of what ends our days in fear, has been wrought on us by the envy, revenge and violence of older white men
  • What Nixon, Trump and James Hodgkinson have in common – age range, race and hit lists
  • Lives of congressional Conservatives shot in Alexandria Virginia, were saved by people they vote against.

Donald Trump didn’t fire the starting pistol for how negatively some play the game.  However, more than its symbol, he’s the product of those who think our historic Dorian Gray picture, is a home run.