Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 7 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 7/10/16

Killings Plus Political Conventions Equal Chaos

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   14 comments
Author 23276
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Deena Stryker
Become a Fan
  (42 fans)

Over and over again, those of us who keep watch over the world from unofficial cathedra in the belly of the beast, wonder where it all will end, knowing our voices are heard by too few to change the drift toward war and/or climate catastrophe.

IMG_4674.jpg
IMG_4674.jpg
(Image by Michael Salazar)
  Details   DMCA

As the NATO Summit met in Warsaw we were haunted by the nineteen-thirties, realizing that for all our 'freedoms' -- and even our alternative press, like the Germans of that time, we are powerless. Today it is Americans who bear the heaviest responsibility for what is happening in the world, yet increasingly, the system of government we would foist upon others degenerates from a laughing stock to a disaster.

Later this month, Hillary will become the Democratic Candidate at a Convention in Philadelphia, the city in which the Declaration of Independence was signed, and shortly thereafter, Donald Trump will be anointed as the Republican candidate in Cleveland, home of a once famous automobile industry. Hillary risks indictment for having an email server in her basement, while Donald Trump flirts with White supremacists. Yet in the last few days, events have taken uncertainty to a new level. After two black men were shot by white police officers in different places for no reason, a lone shooter in yet another city killed five of their colleagues. In a hideous close-up, Donald Trump declared that the police stand between civilization and "complete chaos". Yet many of his followers own guns and some have announced they plan to appear at the convention carrying them.

Hillary will perhaps not be indicted, however it is extremely likely that Donald Trump will make new converts after the damning testimony by the head of the FBI concerning her 'carelessness' in leaving classified information open to discovery by the entire world. The Republican Convention precedes the Democratic one by just a few days, and although they will be held in separate cities, both could be disrupted, Trump's by Black Lives Matter activists confronting armed militias, Hillary's by Bernie supporters.

We haven't seen 'long, not summers' since the race riots of the sixties, but these will probably be seen as piddling compared to what could happen during the last ten days of Independence month.

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Deena Stryker Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Born in Phila, I spent most of my adolescent and adult years in Europe, resulting over time in several unique books, my latest being Russia's Americans.

CUBA: Diary of a Revolution, Inside the Cuban Revolution with Fidel, Raul, Che, and Celia Sanchez

Lunch with Fellini, Dinner with Fidel: An Illustrated Personal Journey from the Cold War to the Arab Spring

(more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A time-line comparison of the rise of Fascism in Nazi Germany and today's United States.

Did Assad Make 'A Fatal Mistake? Read his words

The Rise and Fall of American Exceptionalism

Poland: Ukraine's Other Nemesis

On the Brink of WWIII, A Primer on Russian History-- Facts and Fantasy

How So-Called Progressive Journalists Mislead the Public