Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Diary 12/20/16 - Trump’s Theme Song (and God)

Sometimes a song represents one’s feelings much better than anything else.  This one is about relentless blind greed, sad topic, beautiful song - and outrageously appropriate in light of yesterday’s Electoral College performance.  “The Last Resort” was written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley and sung by the Eagles and I hereby rename it TRUMP’S SONG in honor of the coming pillage.

It seems that the people have spoken with Trump winning yet more electoral votes (I imagine politicians desperate to save their skins.).  Yes sir re, the meek will be falling in line.  

If only a truly massive amount of voters would start exerting pressure on their representatives, bet we’d be seeing some hardening of resolve.  But, where are those concerned American rational fact-over-faith citizens?
What about the next huge last-chance opportunity?

That is, getting Merrick Garland his Supreme Court nomination vote on January 3, 2016

Senators will never do it, unless they start receiving tens of thousands, nay, hundreds of thousands of voters contacting them and explicitly demanding it.  I don’t understand why every ‘liberal’ political organization in American isn't pulling out all stops to get their constituents involved in this one all important campaign.  The necessary Checks and Balances of our Democratic government demand it !  Merrick Garland MUST BE SEATED ON THE SUPREME COURT ! ! !

There are news stories that offer hope,  but I fear, that like the pre-election complacency, it’s simply more false hope, without the effort and muscle to make it a reality. 

There needs to be more public engagement!   

We The People can not hope for President Obama and the cowering Democratic Senators to do this on their own!  We as American individuals need to make the personal effort to demand they stand united and insistent on voting Merrick Garland into the Supreme Court.

This is for keeps!  January 3rd is the last change to get a little check and balance back into our government  >  Something the absolutist, faith-based crowd are loath to do since these people have actually convinced themselves, they are on God’s holy mission.  
Think about that.

Speaking of “God”

Realize and consider that these self-certain absolutist Republican emotional children don’t appreciate the profound difference between Personal Truths and Universal Truths.  They refuse to grapple with the spiritual reality that although we can know God in our hearts, we (that is petty self-serving humans) will never know more than a vague shadow play of the real God of Time and Creation, Life and Love.  The Bible even warns people that God is beyond human understanding, Philippians 4:7 but the children refuse to grow up and see.  1 Corinthians 13:11

What's sad is that I know it's not hard for an honest spiritual seeker to grasp that God is beyond petty self-serving human’s ability to comprehend, we can only know shadow plays and through those shadow plays better understand ourselves and our lives.   

When I was young I can remember that in America a person’s Faith was reflected in how they lived their life and how they interacted with others and their communities.  Heck it was my Southern Baptist grandma and her old Encyclopedia Britannica who taught me about dinosaurs, mastodons, evolution and helped spark my life long desire to learn about all aspects of Earth's life story, then she'd say prayers with me at night.  She lived her faith in God, she didn't have to beat other people over the head with it.  

Then came the 70s Jesus Freaks with their egomania and absolutism pretending that they had actually tapped into the real “God.”  All the while perverting Jesus' Passion into something it wasn't.  It’s ludicrous, but everyone let them get away with it and the brainwashing has been relentless ever since.  Now this Trump comes along and played that scared, desperate-for-power tribe, like a fiddle.  They are united and everyone's future will be impacted mightily.

The thing that makes our future so frightening is that "Truth" and "Objective Facts" and "Constructive Learning" means nothing to these people - their mindscape sees nothing but their own self-interest, enemies and playing to win.  They believe that fabricating fiction to replace objective facts is their Free Speech Right - in other words, to them fraud in the name of their personal God is okay.  ... and the rest of us go along with their fantasy.  Why?

Mind you, no enlightened self-interest is to be found in this crowd.  They can't fathom our planet Earth and it's inhabitants as anything other than a bunch of commodities to be extracted and exploited as much as possible, as fast as possible and as cheaply as possible, no exceptions.  (I've often wondered where the hell was everyone running to in such a hurry.)

Not to mention their difficulties with accepting the multiculturalism they forced on themselves.  Plus their inability to grasp the simple facts of life and flow of years.  (You know what I mean, more people, less room, accommodations must be made - Wanting to return to an imaginary yesteryear is an insane option.  But that is Trump's promise and their expectation.  What will they do when he can't deliver?  What will they do when they learn they been played for fools?  Or will Trump's relentless rallies, create something else and much uglier altogether?  Who will become the scapegoat for the failure to come?).

The general willful ignorance and arrogant disregard is appalling and all that stands between them and achieving their short-sighted dreams and We The People's worst nightmares - is an overwhelmingly uninformed and apathetic public.  Who's going to wake them up?  


She came from Providence, the one in Rhode Island
Where the old world shadows hang heavy in the air

She packed her hopes and dreams like a refugee,
Just as her father came across the sea

She heard about a place people were smilin',
They spoke about the red man's way, how they loved the land
And they came from everywhere to the Great Divide
Seeking a place to stand or a place to hide

Down in the crowded bars out for a good time,
Can't wait to tell you all what it's like up there
And they called it paradise, I don't know why
Somebody laid the mountains low while the town got high

Then the chilly winds blew down across the desert,
Through the canyons of the coast to the Malibu
Where the pretty people play hungry for power
To light their neon way and give them things to do

Some rich man came and raped the land, nobody caught 'em,
Put up a bunch of ugly boxes and, Jesus, people bought 'em
And they called it paradise, the place to be,
They watched the hazy sun sinking in the sea

You can leave it all behind and sail to Lahaina
Just like the missionaries did so many years ago
They even brought a neon sign 'Jesus is Coming',
Brought the white man's burden down, brought the white man's reign

Who will provide the grand design, what is yours and what is mine?
'Cause there is no more new frontier, we have got to make it here
We satisfy our endless needs and justify our bloody deeds
In the name of destiny and in the name of God

And you can see them there on Sunday morning
Stand up and sing about what it's like up there
They called it paradise, I don't know why

You call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye

Publisher: Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Red Cloud Music
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Thank you Glenn Frey, Don Henley and LyricFind.


Published on Nov 24, 2015
Col. Tom Moe, US Air Force Vietnam POW discusses Donald Trump's rhetoric and what it bodes for America unless all Americans get involve in political dialogue, not only with our politician, but also with each other.

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