We’re always making memories, whether numbering refugee children seeking asylum before interning them in camps or, sharing in our annual effort to be the person our children, dogs and cats believe we are — despite our shoving others out of the way for, the art of the deal.
While I love the Fantasticks of Robert Frost, after witnessing crowds fighting to get to a wall to capture Holy Water in Madonna shaped, plastic bottles, at The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, I believe walls bring out the worst in people.
Understandably, during seasonal, making room at the inn, when we temporarily revitalize, it’s more blessed to give than receive — let’s remember, Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing — as Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood and Climate Change Paris Pact, painfully hang like fingernails sliding down a blackboard — aided and abetted by national governments too reluctant to fight the good fight, and international corporations too fearful of diminished revenue to invest in good, in its eternal struggle with the root of all evil.
Perhaps we need more than three wise men to save us from forgetting global issues that make Americans global citizens, whether for humankind, stewardship of all life on earth or preferring Santa deliver neither.
As descendants of our immigrant heritage stream America’s airports, shores and borders, still believing our Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, Give me your Tired your Poor self-promoting press — We the People, are slipping further away from Aretha & Benjamin Franklin and our unifying Old Testament and, of, by and for the people, Abrahams.
Memorable greatness breeds the courage to accept responsibility for pain we’ve allowed to be inflicted upon us: Dallas 1963, Kent State 1970 — such memories save us from being cloned in a reality show rising again like a, 1939 Poland invasion, 1941 day of infamy and 1945 mass human annihilation retaliation.
We didn’t know, is no longer excusable when building a house on Saudi sand and ignoring lessons of Berlin and China walls. America’s liability to regift wisdom to the unreasonable walled-in at the insensitive altar of isolationism — is past due.
For all our talk of greatness, where’s peace of mind, in believing the mightiest military on earth will protect the homeland from
- Climate Change and Global Warming invading our weather patterns
- Water shortages caused by corporations fracking the Middle Class
- Trade bans diminishing viability of family farms
- Increasing automobile and food recalls
- Chemical companies infecting us with cancer from Trade Secrets
Free Will is best nourished in a free society flourishing on full disclosure, and the transparency of complete information — not secrets causing self-induced addictions to obesity, drugs and dishonest family foundations bankrupting American dignity.
Remembering every season bears gifts of commercial lies and product liars, shouldn’t we return to sender Russian hacks, wrapped in the commonsense to not place our faith in Facebook, Twitter or Instagram posts?
Celebrating holidays by bridging the gap between who we claim to be and what we’ve settled on becoming, gives the gift of exposing:
- Goldman Sachs Money Laundering
- Judge shopping impacting health insurance of 17 million Americans
- Trump/Pence 2018 Hoovervilles for 15,000 Refugee kids languishing in limbo
Perhaps, the most illegal act in illegal immigration is, Trump/Pence, in defiance of a court order, continuing to illegally imprison children — without proper medical treatment, a nutritional diet and professional caregivers.
Our best gift: pricing power for those culpable, in insulting our intelligence and profaning our character, so the cost is too dear for recipients, attorney Kevin McAleenan, DHS Chief Kirstjen Nielsen, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley and Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller — who blame children for their immorality.
Experienced memories are our best defense against, What is Past is Prologue — when laced with new vision that passionately ignites new blood, with skin in the game.
America’s tremendous promise potential now falls on deaf domestic ears. Yet, refugees come, asking, seeking and knocking — still believing, The American Dream is the dream worth living and dying for.
Perhaps a, Joy to the World, season, would deliver more Santa spirit if we give like, giving giants: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Helen Keller, Senators Jeff Merkley & Tina Smith, Rachel Maddow, Penny Marshall, Robert Redford & Sissy Spacek, Sally Yates — remembering, seven-year-old, Jakelin Caal Maquin whose only crime was believing in, Memries of the way we were.
This holiday season, regift to, mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor — until American greatness is for all seasons again.