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In the aftermath of sniper murder in Dallas Texas, public reactions have been what we've come to expect:

Conservatives, largely silent about street weapons of mass destruction

Governor and Mayor pass out pabulum band-aide as soothing, consoling patch for a horrific wound to those drowning in grief before funerals and moving on, without

Police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota largely pushed to back burners to simmer while the main Media course Terror in Dallas is brought to boil, repeatedly

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MIA, Wayne LaPierre's madness, Only Way To Stop A Bad Guy With A Gun Is With A Good Guy With A Gun -- all five Dallas police officers were good men with guns, protecting good Americans in Peaceful Assembly

The commonality of sniper fire, mass shootings, gang bangers, foreign wars, police brutality, community fear and NRA bottom-line, lining political pockets is: guns. The cure: hope, trust, faith voting political backbone to overcome special interests.

In unity, we party then weep; play then pray -- longing to wash away the epidemic violence of a ranting few with the generous voting common sense of the many.

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It's not just Dallas, Minnesota and Louisiana; not just police killing African-Americans; not just African-Americans shooting police. It's a constitutional mind-set derived by agendas addicted to profiting from destructive human behavior. It's not just Conservatism's Dark Side, but programmed biases ingested into our Hedonic Hot Spots -- from handheld devices.

It's not just about the Bush/Cheney Wall Street induced Great Recession, it's about defining ourselves by the number of dollars at our disposal.

It's not just about bigger, better, faster, for what value is being the most advanced country technologically, if our global communications fail to embrace different cultures and points of view.

It's about getting beyond being statistics:

More white people killed the twenty-six police who died in the line of duty in 2016, while 136 black people were shot by police in the same 191 days

More black people were killed by US police in 2015 than were lynched in the worst year of Jim Crow

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America is not just about statistics for media hype, The Census for Gerrymandering, Madison Ave analysis for addictive ads that hook us on over consumerism -- and while elections are not just about exit polling, exit polling is about our Media trampling over, those who are first will be last.

It's not just about Texas Open Carry and Paul Ryan's GOP tap dancing to an oldie but baddie NRA refrain.

It's about political leaders being elected for solutions, but too many, like Congress and retrograde Roberts & Alito justice, are offering up a pittance of lowering the flag, moments of silence and condolence cliches, while gutting the Voting Rights Act, voting for Citizens United and ignoring this truth: the shared commonality between Newtown's Sandy Hook, Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Richmond Virginia's TV reporters, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Terror in Dallas is: guns.

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