Beyond financial insecurity and emotional instability will desperation relegate us to angry name-calling, fear and hate, or the courage and presence of mind to carry on?
Beyond silent Coolidge, Castro's Mafia expulsion and Khrushchev's missiles, shall Under God forever stitch hypocrisy into our Free Will fabric, or shall we weave a new birth of freedom, championing each person's freedoms equal to our own?
Beyond JFK's blockade, Cheney's Guantanamo torture and Raul's, give me a list, is there world peace in our western hemisphere future, or KKK reincarnation?
Beyond President Obama's assessment, y ou have two Cuban Americans in the Republican Party running against a legacy of a black man who is President, while arguing they're the best person to beat the Democratic nominee who will either be a woman or a Democratic Socialist, do we turn-coattails and run with the elite PAC of self-entitled riding on the backs of the intolerant, or stir anew our melting pot to harmonious perfection?
Beyond Ferguson, Coal Ash, Porter Ranch and Flint, are our best choices Cow & Trump gas, or shall we take wing on wind turbines, chasing windmills to breathe in fresh resilience?
Beyond scraping the bottom of Right, can a nation rise anew, shake off the dust of mob-rule and shower in humanity's rainbow, or is our destiny a fire dance to Nero's violin, a conducted decrescendo of, by and for some of the people all of the time?
Beyond blind obedience to proving humanity an endangered species, and the easily manipulated, vulnerable to violent tendencies hidden just beneath patriotic facades, all we like sheep herded by Demigods, or will be yet discover the essence of The American Dream is, the wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together -- and our climate educated children will lead them?
After EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified that Congress passed a law putting individual states in charge of enforcing drinking-water standards, including Flint, Michigan, Rep. Earl L. Carter (R-Ga.) insisted, The law? I don't think anybody here cares about the law. Beyond this, could even Pope Francis inspire a greater confirmation from Senator Mitch McConnell?
Beyond credit card scans, hacker scams and political shams, are we too scandalized to recognize, infrastructure is more than grids, bridges and potholes?
Infrastructure includes the exceptional Freedom to come together before a 9/11, to avoid a Je suis Charlie. It's holding these truths to be self-evident: attacks on BXL are attacks on us all, but our greatest terror threat comes from within, from neighbors and fellow citizens slowly eroding our national decency. It's just like dripping contaminated water on the hearts and minds of our young -- or voting for those who believe Water Boarding is a Family Value.
Is that not exactly how ISIL believes The West was won?
Beyond the if it bleeds it leads gossip of corporate owned TV media, vitriol social media postings, Animal Agriculture, Pharmaceutical greed and TPP, is there clean air, safe water and a saved Rain Forest, or are we electing to bequeath Corporatism's Food Deserts, drought and oil wars to our children?
Beyond manipulative, speculative and sensational headlines, is there conspiracy to distract or motivation to act? Are we beyond knee-jerks, conceiving beyond yesterday, to live beyond today?
Beyond simplistic answers, are we questioning enough? Do we choose to do unto others before they do it to us or shall we reach for the sky and each other?