10 Seconds of Near Lucidity

Five years ago, even Donald J. Trump had been able to muster a fleeting moment of lucidity re the Stars and Bars… even though, in my book, his chosen word “respect”, belongs nowhere near a discussion of the confederate flag.

With that in mind, I’ve expanded on this timely, related issue…

The early colonists / citizens of America, who had the audacity to enslave people of color should never escape history’s harsh judgment… be they American military geniuses, presidents, framers of constitutional passages or Confederate generals, plantation owners and secessionists.

Considering how enslavement is a crime against humanity, let’s all take the following one question multiple choice quiz…

What would be sufficient posthumous punishment for those who enslaved humanity?

a. scrubbing their names / stories from our history books
b. toppling and melting down their monuments
c. stripping their names off our maps / military bases
d. laundering paper currency to wash off their mugshots
e. all of the above

Hmm… let’s factor in the following wisdom…

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” – – – George Santayana

With that in mind…

Let’s promptly expose the inhumane within unflattering, tell-all history books, rebrand their statues “Monuments To Stupidity” and move them into Halls of Shame museums. As for maps, bases and currency, there’s no shortage of virtuous people, who’ve graced society throughout history. Let’s commemorate and venerate them, instead.

Re that aforementioned currency issue, let’s see what happens when fake prez Trump (who idolizes Andrew Jackson), experiences one of his all too frequent fits of bigotry and misogyny… so much so that he delayed the Treasury Department’s redesign of the $20 bill. Their original plan had been to replace slave owner Jackson’s mug with slave abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s countenance by 2020. Oh, btw, Trump believes the $2 bill would be more appropriate for Tubman. That suggests what? That Klansman Donald devalues her / deems her a 10% person?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune Cookie Blog (Help Wanted Ads)

 

Why do Fascism’s vines choke out freedom? Why does bigotry suffocate
brotherhood? Why do clenched fists outnumber handshakes? Why does
contamination discolor clean green? Because informed electors, goodwill
ambassadors, diplomats & environmental stewards are oft in short supply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune Cookie Blog (ignorance)

 

Each day we witness destruction snuffing out Creation, militancy defeating
Diplomacy, bigotry trumping Brotherhood and hostility snubbing Amity. That’s
because ignorance swings the wrecking ball, tugs at the itchy trigger finger
and bedecks the body in white hooded robe, brown shirt and/or boxing gloves.

 

 

 

 

 

Donny CrappleSeed ~ 1 Quick Limerick #090

 

Dense Donny CrappleSeed, sows hatred’s seeds,
That germinate into invasive weeds,
Barbed with antisemitism,
Thorned with white supremacism,
Which choke out human and equal rights needs!

 

 

 

Political Expediency & NRA A+ Grades Trump Public Safety

 

Considering how 2019 has been averaging more than one incident of domestic terrorism per day… most recently in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH… it defies belief that the powers-that-be are doing nothing… absolutely nothing to rein in these reigns of terror. To date, their tough talk of restoring and keeping the peace has gone flaccid. Indeed, their promises made / promises broken record remains unbroken… and society remains broken.

Just how can that Oval Office Occupant and U.S. Senate Majority “Leader” Mitch McConnell even claim to represent the will of the people, when they whip their middle digits at…

• 60 percent of Americans, who favor stricter gun laws
• 97 percent of gun owners… gun owners mind you… who support universal background checks

• How is it that the National Rifle Association (NRA) always gets to call all the shots (oft literally)?
• What ever happened to representative government and majority rules?
• How the hell did we ever wind up with such a dysfunctional government?

Such present-day woes can be traced, in part, to two recent betrayals…

• The Electoral College dropouts failed to do their patriotic and Constitutional duty to prevent an amoral, autocratic, corrupt tycoon from getting sworn in on Inauguration Day 2017.

• The U.S. Senate remains loaded with right-wing extremists who shamelessly prioritize partisanship, political expediency and their NRA “A+” report cards over public safety. Compromised and co-opted, they, too, flat out refuse do their patriotic and Constitutional duty to remove the fake prez.

Ergo, here we stand by, helplessly, as we watch the unchecked, brown-shirted, white robed and white hooded ersatz prez galloping off on his high horse… going off an his rampaging racist crusade… sowing the seeds that can only sprout into a crop of unfit for human consumption hatred… i.e., the KKK and Nazi magnitude hatred that can only breed domestic terrorism.

So there he stoops… the soft on domestic terrorism “prez” who muddies the collective American conscience… who rips the heart and soul out of a once-upon-a-time great nation.

Election Day 2020 does seem to be America’s last chance to restore respectability and accountability to the Oval Office and U.S. Senate… but… seeing how an unregistered, un-American, “voter”… one Vladimir Putin… remains unchecked, too…

OH GAWD… CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE WAKE ME UP FROM THIS RECURRING NIGHTMARE?

 

 

 

 

Taking Their Cues ~ 1 Quick Limerick #089

 

Wretched Trump’s racism, fuels hate’s flame,
Taking their cue, gun nuts murder and maim,
Next, real survivors’ heartache,
Cues Trump’s thoughts and prayers, fake,
Mourners get played like pawns in his vile game.

 

 

 

 

Intolerance / Incontinence Issues ~ 1 Quick Limerick #088

 

Kluxer Don defecates his racist tune,
Via the Tweetstorm, mouthed hot air typhoon,
Promptly, his devotee species,
Eagerly eats up such feces,
Sure as “sheet”, he won’t be wiping soon!

 

 

 

The Boneheaded Base (1 Quick Limerick #087)

The Head Bone’s Connected to the Tailbone

 

The Trumpster’s base, boasts odd bigoted mix,
His white hooded image, he doth spin to fix,
“There’s not one racist bone,
in my bod”, Don will drone,
No bones about it! There are Two Hundred Six!

 

 

 

9/11’s Wars Only Filled Coffins and Emptied Coffers

 

On this 16th anniversary of 9/11, America’s darkest day in recent history, it would’ve been far too easy for this blogger to extensively lambaste America’s alleged ruler of that era… fault him for ignorantly or indolently or intentionally failing to heed a key intelligence briefing… one which would’ve provided him five full weeks to try to thwart that terrorist attack.

That squandered opportunity resulted in nearly 3,000 dead and over 6,000 injured on 9/11, itself, and, subsequently enabled war profiteers to make a killing (both figurative and literal) once the U.S. got entangled in two, ill-conceived, unwarranted wars. By some accounts both endless, never to be won battles, to date, have slaughtered 1,000,000 innocent souls… while bleeding humanity and the U.S. treasury dry. In other words…

All we have to show for the war on terror are filled coffins and emptied coffers.

Now, if you think my three above paragraphs are too strong and too long, you should’ve seen my three-pager word document, re this same subject matter, which never hit the www on this day!

Just so there’s no misunderstanding… I totally despise all terrorists especially ISIS, al Qaida, the Nazi Party and the Ku Klux Klan. However, we can never expect conventional wars to ever combat and conquer any of these deplorable insane, intracranial ideologies. Indeed, terrorism’s specific latitude and longitude cannot be found on any world map, which makes the boots on the ground approach obsolete… which makes a damned fool out of any leader, who’d ever declare a war on terror.

The best way to thwart terrorism is to end nutritional and intellectual starvation wherever it’s found in our world… to see that everyone makes full use of their God given (or if you’d prefer) their innate talents… to not stand in the way of every industrious individual’s progress. When nearly everyone has a purpose in life… feels fully contented with their lot in life… it will become nearly impossible for any terrorist recruiter’s sales pitch to ever gain any traction.

True, that’s a tall order to fill and will take considerable time and effort… but that’s true of all worthwhile endeavors. And the sooner we, as a society wise up, the better.

 

 

Heads and Hearts of Stone

 

For the record, I fully realize there are millions of Caucasians, residing all across America’s Deep South, who are as appalled by racism as I am. This blog is not about you and me. But do read on anyway…

If you’re like me, you feel ashamed of America every time we catch even the slightest whiff of racism. And especially during this bigoted, #45 era, what’s been wafting up out of the Deep South amounts to a fierce stench that even a zillion gallons of Febreze™ could never combat.

It’s mindboggling that, in the 21st century, we find rebels out there… way out there… who are still fighting the Civil War of the 19th century. How so? By attempting to repackage their rebelliousness… spinning it as a preservation of their “southern heritage”.

But, no matter how hard they try to giftwrap and tie a pretty little bow around it, their brand of “southern heritage” is synonymous to flat-out bigotry… equivalent to a sky-high, crawling with maggots, pile of festering, fetid fecal matter.

Before I further excavate the specifics out from under this deep dung heap, let’s take a few seconds to don our gas masks and/or Hazmat suits… I’d strongly recommend the latter. 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… 0…

OK, everybody ready now? Let’s rev up our backhoes…

Racists have been going into apoplectic fits because many enlightened, levelheaded local governments have been ordering their Deep South communities purged of specific statuary… i.e., chiseled monuments that glorify the misfits, rebels, malcontents and combatants, who, in support of the Confederate States of America, had felt compelled to lash out against human decency.

The work crews in charge of removing these standing for stupidity, stone statues have actually found it imperative they don bulletproof vests and masks while working under the cloak of darkness… while under the protective wing of heavily armed police officers. Any independent contractors toiling away at these worksites have actually felt compelled to mask all identifying company logos on their trucks and equipment… just to avoid potential, future, retaliatory attacks.

To distill this down, what we have here are the descendants of slave owners pitted against the descendants of slaves. And, the former demographic is EITHER oblivious to the fact that their preservation of “southern heritage” smacks of racial intimidation OR said intimidation is a willful, concerted effort on their part… to make damned sure nobody ever forgets that the Civil War still rages on… that these rebels totally get off on their fond memories of brutal, deadly, full blown, chains clanging, whips cracking slavery.

So, are they calling for an immediate reinstatement of such subjugation? Only they know for sure.

Now… just for the sake of discussion… let’s classify the attitude of these rebels as an extreme case of misguided hero worship / mindlessness… not maliciousness. Might it be possible to dissuade them from their “southern heritage” preservation movement were we to ask them…

How would you feel if someone chose to preserve the memory of 9/11 within communities all across America… by erecting statues of the nineteen, 9/11 hijackers?

Would it be ill advised for any of us to hold our breath while awaiting any of them to wise up?

Probably so… considering how far, Far, FAR too many of them are afflicted with the full blown disease known as racism… it’s symptomology:

Heads and Hearts of Stone.

Hmm… all things considered… it’d appear that those stone statues really do preserve the rebels’ specific strain of bastardized, odious, old-time “southern heritage“.