When will Media distinguish news from superficial gossip perhaps when, the religious ask for salvation in places of worship instead of political rallies; when we seek more female statesmen in politics than poll disciples; and when, We the People, knock inwardly for lasting solutions.
Wall Street greed is not a surface problem, but rather as ingrained, and as old, as a third of America's 1776 citizens clinging to the status quo of landowning white male superiority.
To understand believers of Trump's incompetent dishonesty, Pence's hypocrisy and the duplicity of Lindsay Graham, Devin Nunes and Mitch McConnell, we need only recall Sarah Palin's 2008 divorce from truth, prepping their path.
Each of us must choose: believing Trump is the root of all our evil, thus continuing to dig America a shallow grave in which to bury his destructiveness, while remaining a people grasping at the pablum of advertised homogenized banalities or step up to the truth that sets us free.
In every age, there have been people who claim to make America great, while degrading it, for their own pleasure, aggrandizement and fortunes like the 1933 Bankers/Business Plot attempting to replace our 32nd president with someone like Donald Trump. Using political puppets to make us pawns was conceived by J. Edgar Hoover and bequeathed to a willingly corrupt, Bill Barr.
So, it's not the first time America has been yanked out of our American Dream into the nightmare of magnets sticking us with immoral opportunists like, Mrs. 2016 Florida, Karyn Turk who stole $219,000 of her mother's Social Security checks. Nor is it the first time we've elected leaders who keep company with men like Roy Moore and Jeffrey Epstein.
But maybe this time, we'll beware of the contribution of phony patriotism: the Military Industrial Complex, Dulles Brothers, Vietnam lies, pushing Middle Class upward mobility down the slippery slope of Trickle Down, and Bush/Cheney's Mushroom Cloud - preparing the way for Too Big to Fail Wall Street bankers and their underbelly of support in the KKK and America's Neo-Nazis.
From Tues 21 January to Tues 3 November 2020, who will honor America's exceptional quest for an impossible dream? Senatorial accomplices after the fact signing a 232-year-old pledge of impartiality, an occlusion attempting to block any executive stoop to conquer con, with, period, full stop, or patriots voting to remove Citizens United and settling for less from our, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
How many times must Trump publicly declare his independence from Congress and Constitution: I don't know him at all, don't know what he's about, don't know where he comes from, don't know nothing about him before we believe the GAO: Donald Trump and his Administration broke the law?
Whether, breadcrumbs, yellow brick road or hyperlinks, we need to learn to learn from the bridges connecting our past and present, if in our future, we hope to save ourselves from, what is past is prologue.
Whether America is in the best or worst of times depends on how we treat each other in whatever times we're in, for whatever time America has left, Americans will need allies, scientists, teachers and incoming refugees to help us reason, brainstorm and act.
Arguably, most dangerous of all: those who believe, I've done nothing wrong, for Trump's Pièce de re'sistance is trumping Christians and mesmerizing seekers of simple solutions when facing the complexities of racial and sexual differences, gender inequality and our planet's loss of food and clean water resources due to Climate Change.
How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 1:22
We need replace superficial thinking with in depth solution-oriented questioning:
- Stanford study reports, normal human body temperature has decreased from 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit to 97.5 for men and 98.0 for women. Why?
- Why are parts of Africa being invaded by millions of Locusts?
- Why is it still legal to kill the mentally ill, especially when people of color?
- Why are there now twice as many suicides as homicides?
- What is gained by denying the dangerously destructive potential of Climate Change?
Truth is, we have been preconditioned for automatic responses to our differences. Need cinematic cold water in our Dorian Gray face to absorb this truth, see, The Public, and then revisit any ad, news program, poll, petition or campaign of any kind - and you'll see, seeing is believing.
(Article changed on January 20, 2020 at 17:05)