Impeachment – Pence – Purdue – Drunk Drivers and Father Time – TREMR Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline
Like 9/11, what we thought could never happen in America is happening again, but in 2019, administered by a pretend president and his Acting government, conniving with the foreign power determined to destroy our ability to weather Franklin’s admonishment, a Republic, if you can keep it.
Streaming Michael Cohen’s reboot channeling John Dean’s, there’s a cancer on the presidency – Impeaching for our children, we bequeath them, Mike Pence.
Few American presidents have worn sobriety as the only proof of character, while daily crashing through clearly marked humanitarian Stop Signs, putting pedal to the metal to T-Bone both America’s history and it’s potential.
Confident we won’t defeat ourselves by surrendering to the foolishness of self-inflicted vengeful violence, nor to denial of the fearfully fatigued, because Peaceful Assembly and voter registration are not weak sisters, but rather, like United We Stand, the bridge that has restored America after Revolution, Civil War, two World Wars, sixties assassinations and September 2001.
Seeing through Corporatism’s haze, the wise set aside all Trump induced chaos rattling around in the echo chamber of a Fourth Estate that has lost its way – for Media smirks, are laughing America to death.
Gun owners know Wayne Lapierre’s malleable maniacal marionette-in-chief of misinformation is, like Cheney, Pence and Putin’s Moscow Mitch, another bad man with a gun – an adversary to truth, apathetic to the human condition – profiteering off the sacred office he has careened off course.
So, answering 2020’s call, the rational rise to eject Trump Senate enablers – not with Tiki-torches, but with reasserted government of, by and for the people. Having learned from Odessa grandmother Shauna Saxton, who faced the hateful rage of a mass murderer, but unlike her president and our Congress, took immediate action, saving her family from NRA sponsored mass hysteria – we now unite!
To unscrupulous marketing of E-Cigarettes and Opioid producers, speeders whizzing by school buses with flashing red lights, drunk drivers and people who supply civilians with military styled AR weapons – We say enough!
Witnessing the difference between investigative reporting and the laziness of talking heads repeating, a liar is a liar, we are, like time, moving on.
Recognizing the characteristic opposites of the spineless intimidating NOAA cowardice, we emulate the heroism and integrity of NWS.
Voters get it: while a president may not be dumb enough to share classified information with foreign enemies, a pretend president could be treasonous enough to do so.
Flint knows it: if Bush/Cheney hadn’t launched one percent of our population into perpetual war, taxpayer money might be replacing brain destroying lead laden water pipes, causing Legionnaire’s Disease and increasing Pneumonia deaths.
Patriots know it: and reject abusing Commander-in-Chief title to divide and conquer Pentagon leadership and Congressional oversight, to profit from Air Force sleepovers at failing resorts – even if, miraculously, Religious hypocrite Pence isn’t culpable.
Visionaries know it: and refuse to join a pretend president’s race with Climate Change, at the expense of, Homeland Security.
Now, We the People embrace national choices and individual responsibilities: for a presidential riddle wrapped in an Acting government mystery, inside the enigma of his resort tweaked Military Industrial Complex – refusing to permit the undoing of his oath of office, by foreign policy for financial gain.
Rejecting public and private leaders, who profit from the oppression of a child’s future – whether female, people of color, LGBTQ or refugees, we ascend.
Teachers know it: scientists are not America’s enemy, but the stewards of earth and all life upon it. Armed once again with the conviction of, we hold these truths to be self-evident, we legally entrap impeachable producers entangled in vaporizing our future, now blowing smoke screen billions to escape their tobacco predecessors fate.
Family fun at movies, parks, concerts, schools or dog walking, have become bloodied, not just because of bad men with guns and drunk drivers, but men in corporate and government suits, too lost gathering their thirty pieces of silver, to notice their time has passed on.
Allowing extreme individual focus, we fail to see family and national unity’s time limits, because many things we believed true, never were.
Filmmaker friend Kent and I rarely got to work together, so made time for lunch every three or four months, for personal catch up and filmmaking brainstorming, he with a beer, me, ice coffee.
At our last lunch, he asked to send me a play he’d written for my director’s opinion. Then back to work, looking forward to September’s lunch.
America’s first murderer was hanged in 1630; its first drunk driver arrested 1897.
Although Conservative Republican, Texan Evangelical Christian Kent C. Williamson and, Liberal Democrat, Roman Catholic New Yorker, me, were solid friends, as with our country, the United States of America, our next lunch was never promised.
OMG: Care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan? How can we accept such responsibility, celebrate human decency and honor individual sacrifice, when too many Christian attitudes betray Beatitudes?
Will we be made worthy to face tombstones of lives we’ve entombed with lies for oil wars? How can a nation regain and sustain balance in the midst of tornados, earthquakes and madmen hurling incitements to riot, rot and ruin?
How do we find peace in a world rattled by nincompoops, terrorists and media trumped by its own spin? Can we believe that those most vulnerable, to fear of the future and hate over the past, could ever comprehend what is, and is not, great about America?
And exactly how is casting our pearls before a court jester performing his parody of patriotism – an absurd mimicry of the easily manipulated by vain-glory — honor veterans, women and minorities?
What can hateful mob-rule memorialize but desecration of the valiant?
Shall we bequeath nutritious food to the future or dishonorably ignore the gluttony motivated slaughtering on mega factory farms?
Shall we gather at our polluted rivers and wade into the fight against corporate conservatives privatizing our most powerful liquid asset?
Exactly how does our vote snatch peace from the jaws of a violence for profit NRA, a fear-mongering Military Industrial Complex and a Right is Wrong society using middle class patriots for cannon fodder?
Are we to be narrowed by the tunnel vision of Wall Street cloning the hypnotized, fermenting on the heels of a combed over carnival barker?
Where can we find peace of heart or peace of spirit?
Is there no hope for peace of mind, before resting in peace?
And honestly what answers can we expect to these questions while we are kowtowing before the bottom line altar memorializing historic revisions?
When we hear a snake’s rattle, hasn’t wisdom taught us its spewed venom is poisonous to the good fight of a nation trying to follow corporate crumbs out of the fog of wars, to the coal spared mountaintop.
Victory and peace honor those who live daily, the greatest love of all, to lay down one’s life for the good of all – whether in Revolution, Civil disunion, World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or in American neighborhoods & communities or on American streets.
What if, in memorial, for one brief shining moment, we look into the eyes of one who differs from us, and embrace that mind, welcome that POV, contribute our best to that life — for that is Exceptionalism – not using Holy Scripture and Old Glory to demean, denigrate or diminish.
In part, because we’ve been sink-holed by Media forgetting its responsibility to protect the public trust, we are sinking into the mire of a Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, seeing savage red in everything except our toilets backing up with Jim Crow.
With one notable exception however: Tamron Hall calling out Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso, for dodging her questions with robotic GOP Talking Points.
Not so when imposing a gag order on President Obama about global concerns over The Right choice of an unqualified presidential candidate.
Neither custom nor geography excuse a president from his oath of office. And for Chris Matthews to suggest they do, is yet another example of the skewed lunacy of a rogue Rove, demoted Starr and warped Charles Krauthammer.
A vote for petty, angry old men such as these, revives Dick Cheney’s “so,” and elects:
- More Fossil Fuels with fewer rules
- Insurance Companies not in business of protecting Americans
- Pharmaceutical Companies not prepping for super bugs, but profiting from America’s misfortunes
- Denying California Drought and other weather extremes
- Dangerously crumbling bridges
- Roads disappeared by rain
- Big Agriculture stealing more water than Nestle
But there is hope, for under our debris of greed, war and bigotry, treasures of peace, honor and love await re-discovery.
However, honor and peace are not givens, but rather cherished responsibility memorialized in a society open to unity, civility and equality – if we can keep it.