The Dearly Departed
The departed are warning us that there is a problem in the current state of politics. You don’t say? And, how many of the departed contributed to this dark & stormy political season, through their:
More commitment to party over the people;
Failure to honor true Democracy;
Going along to get along;
Irrational compliance, cloaked as bipartisanship;
Sounding off too little, too late;
Criticizing in public, but still voting to advance what they critiqued?
Departed: you have contributed to this corrupt state of the union. #JohnMcCain is gone, and we see how #OrrinHatch (and Chuck Grassley & others still in the Senate & House) thinks about the poor and people of color.
We also see how those remaining in office stay loyal to, arguably, the most corrupt & racist White House. Some say “worse” & most racist presidents owned slaves. However, the impact of this current office holder eclipses the adverse global impact this current administration has on race, health, justice & other issues in the nation & world. While some politicians & pundits want to act like the crazy we see is part of the process, those who are wedded to this lunacy continue to keep it up.
Will Claire McCaskill, Heidi Heitcamp, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker & other living — but, defeated — politicians, use their voices to fix a visibly damaged America & political fiasco?
Will the defeated try to stifle the very necessary rebels like Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Will Dems & Indy’s fixate on the play nice game book, while getting trolled by disinformation, propaganda & unbridled lying? Their kryptonite is truth — use it. repeat.
Media is exploring the 2020 presidential field, as the current president, and crew, continue to misinform the world. Now is not the time to seek photo ops & grandstand. Most everyone looks “presidential”, when you consider the current person playing the role (poorly). Or, will the surviving politicians perpetuate the prevailing political shenanigans and lend credibility to blatant lies and liars? Will politicians value money over a moral compass? Will they jump on the more lucrative money train, aka lobbyist bandwagon? Time will tell, but, they cannot forget or ignore that much of today’s issues are, in part, their fault.
It’s a new day and we need people who speak out for truth and democracy, even if means risking losing their seat. #TruthIsTruth and Truth will make you free.