Watergate

Impeachment:  When President Trump tweets it, that means that it is Not illegal?!? – Best of TREMR & OpEdNews.com Headline

Posted on

Artist: Akemi Ohira

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:

In the midst of self-serving, reelect me please, political rhetoric, most Americans retain more in common with the heroism of Marie Yovanovitch, than increasing gun violence.

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.

There’ll Be No Better Angels Until We Make Ourselves Better… – OpEdNews.com Headline

Posted on

6 October 1961, two years before the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy urged Americans to build Bomb/Fallout shelters.  Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump continues to align himself with those same enemies of America, soliciting their interference in our electoral process, and now, on a headline grabbing whim, facilitating Turkish violence against the Kurds – America’s staunch ally in our resistance to ISIS.  But Trump did not just desert the Kurds, he abandoned our American troops in the region.

There will be no Better Angels until we make ourselves better allies to our friends in arms – embracing a peace that’s beyond our understanding.

Yes, increasing sinister darkness has overshadowed our vision of self, intimacy and union, widening our divide with a deceit that camouflages the light of connection with, all that glitters – one camp in blind obedience to self-serving leaders, and the other in denial that any departure of Trump/Pence will, nonviolently return America to, The Land of the Free, unscathed.

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better at facing the good, bad and ugly truth that, it’s not just Trump.

Perhaps, our heroic global stand in response to Pearl Harbor to victoriously defend the world from a vile unimaginable foreign evil, our Greatest Generation, returned home believing our lives and nation could now be, if not a Shangri La, a more Justice for All, New Deal.

Perhaps such euphoria lulled us into a complacency vulnerable to imperceptible malevolent transformation from valiant to subservient chess pieces on the avarice board of corporatism’s contorting, The Marshall Plan into The Military Industrial Complex.

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better at evolving from past assumptions to clarity regarding current enemies, foreign and domestic.

What is it that feeds the fear that fuels the hate that blunts our ability to honor our, Republic if you can keep it – from an Attorney General of religious hypocrisy, silence is consent Vice President, and a conservative Republican Senate:  proud recipients of Watergate, Iran Contra and Bush/Cheney perpetual oil wars?

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better citizens, being hereby resolved to elect better servants of the people.

Fighting among ourselves, we’ve become willing tools of the real enemies of the state, trolling our three co-existing, though not co-equal, branches of government – Congress being the only branch empowered to remove presidents, judges and Supreme Court Justices from office.

When in a 2019 reality check, we remain oblivious to the lessons of…

  • Keith Bishop’s, The Republican Bond and Slop: The Wild Boar Nation
  • More than thirty states still legally allowing Conversion Therapy to be practiced on minors
  • Roe v Wade and a woman’s right to choose
  • Differing points-of-view in civil debate yielding to a time out from an all-inclusive: of, by and for the people

…we remain embroiled in domestic political, racial, religious, SCOTUS and sexual wars.

Cherry-picking both Bible and Constitution, we even make war on our need for intimate communion, shaming ourselves for desiring the healing power of mutually loving, touch.

There will be no Better Angels until we make ourselves better than Citizens United and haters of LGBTQ neighbors, allowing Conservative corporate money to decay America’s lawful institutions in the manipulative power grab of an apathetic president and his morally bankrupt allies – so hazardous to the health of our nation and planet.

There will be no Better Angels until we make ourselves better to each other than servants to financiers changing our climate:

  • Fracking and gas from pipelines and cows threaten our air
  • Exxon knew and BP & Halliburton know it’s easier to drill through the Arctic Ocean than towering rock-solid glaziers
  • Governments and scientists knew earth’s warming would raise sea levels from melting arctic ice and increasingly flood low level property in 1929, but did nothing to alter our Black Gold addictions

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better stewards of earth and better electorate for America.

Heed the call from FEC Chair, Ellen Weintraub knowing elections are not the private property of Reagan’s Conservative intellectuals who, used by Russian hackers, still believe, like billionaires, they can control Putin’s puppet president.

There will be no Better Angels, until we make ourselves better at training military and police forces, to put country before a president desperately seeking an exit strategy sans imprisonment.

Saying we love, God and Country, has never proven patriotism nor human decency.  Our Better Angels await our realization that it’s not Donald Trump, but those who electorally, financially and privately empower him.

Throughout industrial/scientific human history, threats of total annihilation:  plagues, pandemics, smallpox, syphilis, Pneumonia, Polio, 1962 Russian/Cuban Nuclear Missile Crises, HIV/Aids – we couldn’t imagine how we’d survive – until we did!

Passionately pursue a life of excellence and our Better Angels shall appear, but beware, it’s not just Trump.