One Cannot Fight Fire With Fire

 

Indubitably, at issue, here, are #45’s draconian policies… those which severely discriminate against and mercilessly attack the young, aged and ailing… the vanishing middle class and impoverished… women and the LGBTQ community… ethnic minorities and non-Christians… and last but not least… respected scientists and other intellectuals.

While Americans freely expressing their outrage against such a tyrant is one of our Constitutionally guaranteed, 1st Amendment, free speech rights, stand-up comedian Kathy Griffin’s protest… to say the very least… was beyond the pale. Her posing with a bloodied, decapitated effigy of #45 succeeded in demonstrating one and only one thing… she had stooped down to his level.

Forever(?) lost in that gruesome imagery is how #45’s extremist policies are destined to figuratively decapitate all amongst those abovementioned demographics.

The only thing good that can be said about this Griffin incident is her acknowledging the madness to her method. Said she…

“I went way too far. It wasn’t funny. I get it.”

Indeed, Griffin’s shocking brand of social and political commentary never was… never is… and never will be acceptable. For her to protest in this manner was to become the very bully which #45 is and always shall be.

Worse yet, Griffin has escalated the feeding frenzy of violence, which #45 incited and ignited during his 2016 campaign and which… to this very day… his narrow victory has only served to enflame and embolden. What she did has only served to intensify the support, sympathy and hero worship felt by his (by and large) deplorable, white supremacist base.

And, while #45 has called out Griffin, undoubtedly deeming her totally blameworthy, would it be wrong to ask him to finger the actual culprit who started it all? To do so, all that narcissist need do is simply step in front of the nearest mirror.

In the end… Kathy Griffin’s fighting fire with fire only further inflames a society… in all likelihood… one already heading towards an all out conflagration.

 

Read more about the ensuing firestorm here.

 

Diversity’s Verses… A Holiday / Every Day Message

 

The dark cold cosmic fabric, bright warm Sol’s embrace,

Tuck in Ol’ Big Blue, as it spins through vast space,

For all we may know, it’s the one, ONLY place,

The fragile home world, of the whole human race.

 

We look like our Creator, so say many preachers,

It’s DNA’s double helix, so say science teachers,

Be beliefs fact or faith based, humans are the same creatures,

We must never prejudge, based on external features.

 

Our world’s latitudes vast, within which we spin,

Helped ordain how much melanin, tints all our skin,

The isles, seas and mounts, which once kept us apart,

Caused diverse accents, tongues, cultures, right from the start.

 

Genetics’ roll of the dice, dictates whom we’ll date,

Be we transgender, bisexual, gay, lez or straight,

Just like left or right-handedness, blue eyes or brown,

We must accept diverse traits, with wide smile, not snide frown.

 

From conception to birth, sometimes, things go wrong,

Flaws that defy, deny newborns, a mind / body strong,

They must never be mocked; we must give a damn,

Open all doors for disabled, not in their faces slam.

 

A woman is far more than bride to a groom,

She’s not chattel to man, she’s more than a womb,

She must soar towards the future, not drown in dark ages,

Be all she can be, throughout all life’s stages.

 

Be beliefs Muslim, Jew, Christian or no one above,

At the heart of the matter is peace, kindness, love,

Keep your minds and hearts open to all that you’ve read,

As this year draws to a close, in each New Year ahead.