Elijah Cummings, Trump/Pence Impeachment and Other Changes, Changing Us

Trump’s Turkey/Kurdish fiasco, Pence/Pompeo ceasefire façade and bedbug ridden self-serving deflated Doral trial balloon notwithstanding, change we can, seeing is believing, in, is here – Iceland’s dynamic melting visuals reproaching, what’s in a name, disappearing the biggest lies we tell ourselves:  Conservative denial of the disastrous potential to life on earth from America’s ICE, Alzheimer’s and Climate Change.

Weather increasing focus on the Climate of Climate Change, we’ve overlooked the equally important piece of the newest more politically palatable two-word brand for, Global Warming:  Change.

Although we have often lived in the best of times, since 20 January 2017, America is living in one of, the worst of times – indeed, a tale of two countries, wounded by derisive division that can incite, depending on, We the People, either revolution or reconciliation.

Change within is our best way out, for every action, there is a reaction.  Even in the fog hovering over our rising swamp, despite veiled Facebook misinformation, camouflaged religious hypocrisy and hijacked justice for all women, LGBTQ and people of color – our Fourth Estate has even joined in recapturing the courage to see, welcome and embody America’s historical quest for the inevitable progression of change – quite possibly, come hell or high water.

Actionable Change:  deny escape clauses for vendors causing deaths by Opioid overdose, an unprotected Grid in order to pay for oil wars, eyes wide shut reaction to business owned government inviting moral and ethical decay – for no longer can we deny, we are either in an age of rediscovering truth, or an age of tragic suicidal decline.

We know who the culprits are, who’ve played us against each other!  Now we need to heroically recognize and acknowledge the change beckoning us to replace them.

We need be students of America’s youngest voters and better examples for non-voters, because the greatest change for humankind and life as we know it, is upon us – ready or not.

Women, denied gender and income equality by men desperately clinching the Constitution behind their backs, with one palm up declaring to all females, this far but no farther, now stand tall against past, present and future sexual harassment or assault – tipping the scale of national recognition toward individual accountability.

While we may not be able to completely remedy global Climate Change, we can cure ourselves of our current administrative disease, so apathetic to anything except its unquenchable gluttony for power to infect all with the worst we can be.

Such lack of empathetic leadership needs to be dethroned, and along with its worshiping cronies, fellow criminals, pernicious underbelly defining patriotism as anti-female, anti-gay and anti-diversity, marked discontinued.

Following 20 January 2001, We the People, having chosen to be blinded by narrow religiosity, raced headlong from, oral in the Oval, chasing the ambulance of political mirage, Right into horrific foreign wars and increased domestic bloodshed – deserting stewardship for the health of earth, our precious environment, and all life dependent upon either.

Resisting the reality of change, we’ve created a, Climate Era, bequeathing our children both current, Climate Mass Migration inland, terrorized by the reality of our very own disappearing shorelines – proving once again, denial terminates thinking and vision.

Since the first 100 days of FDR’s administration, when compared to the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, with inhumane exceptions, has been the lesser of two evils for voter consideration.  And any political frustration of Jimmy Carter, Al Gore Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is understandable, but while three have moved on, clearly one has not.  Nonetheless, stronger together is key to our forward movement after, fear of job loss from a dying industry, anger for not being visited by a national party nominee and 2016 damage to trust in our electoral process.

It wasn’t only Putin’s Russian hackers.  It was GOP gerrymandered State legislatures, compromised computers, an Electoral College sorely in need of 21st century updates, and it was Americans who abstained from the voting privilege of citizenship.

What I learned from a Conservative Texas Democrat and a Virginia Progressive Activist about America’s bipartisan addiction to Corporatism’s self-serving, oil driven, empire building U. S. foreign policy – and as a Veteran – suggests, what Tulsi Gabbard has espoused falls short of how my mentors define a Democrat.  Nonetheless, we need to unearth our unity because every death on earth, directly or indirectly caused for American profit, disavows who we claim we are.

Beware, it is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change – Charles Darwin

Not only losing Bill Macy, Robert Forster, Thomas D’Alesandro III and Congressional giant Elijah Cummings, but every core value we bury, diminishes America.

Change reveals, terrifies and challenges our balance, but welcoming it, elevates community and common sense to Common Cause.

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