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Remembering The Murders Of Three Great Men…

Golden Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts

Often in the evening, I sit at my altar before the magnificence of this view to watch the sun as it sets. Last night as I watched the setting sun, I remembered that we were coming up on the anniversary of the murder of Bobby Kennedy on June 5, 1968. Three the good men: Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King and President Jack Kennedy all of whom, at a key point in our history, would have most certainly turned the tide of future events (the election of the current President among them). All three of these men were at the verge of bringing real unity to the country in times of great racial upheaval. All three preached a unifying, holistic message. And with the death of the last of these crusaders for peace and equality, the way was made clear for the election of evil (Richard Nixon) into the White House. We have never, as a nation found our way back to the high goals and ideals of these three men. Obama, an African American in a racially divided nation never stood a chance.

And look at who’s leading us now. A hate-filled, hate-spewing, bigoted, sexist, racist, under-educated, blow-hard. The murderous enemies of the Fallen Trinity of Peace and Unification have won. Or so it would appear. Those who pull the “behind-the-scene-strings” have us exactly where they need us to remain: hating one another; racially and religiously divided; and unwilling or unable to listen to each other. Just look at us. Let us take a long, hard look at ourselves. Are we not individually and collectively better than this?

What are We, the People, going to do now? How long will we remain blind sheep following the hatred-spewing messages of those leading us to our own slaughter? And to the death of all that is good and holy and honorable in this nation. How long will we sleep walk as we are led by evil into the death of a nation that still has the potential of serving as a shining example to the rest of the world of a united people. United not by skin color, ethnicity or religion but by our common humanity.  In the final analysis, this is still—although perhaps not for long—a democracy…for, by and of the people.

And so, the next move is up to us, the people. We can still make this nation a shining example of peace, justice, unity and love in memory of three truly great men: President John Kennedy, Prophet Martin Luther King and most the honorable, Senator Bobby Kennedy; the blood of all three sacrificed at the altar of Evil.

Our only remaining powers are: (1) the exercise of our right to VOTE in the next elections (2) to encourage every eighteen-year-old we know to VOTE (3) those of you who are so inclined…run for office in your community. Let us change the face of politics.

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Taking A Walk…

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My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

through my neighborhood…

 

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My Neighborhood II – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

it’s a day like today

that makes me realize

just how

blessed

I am…

 

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My Neighborhood III – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to be able to enjoy such

freedom

peace

and

beauty

 

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My Neighborhood IV – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

unsullied

by

TRUMP

and other such

MADNESS…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On The Eve Of Donald Trump’s Inauguration…

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View From My Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

Today, on the eve of President Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States of America, I sit here at my altar in deep introspection and self-evaluation. For am I not just as responsible for a “President Trump” as “those people,” the “others” who voted this sad example of humanity into the presidency? For who among us “do-gooders,” “free-choicers,” “equal-righters” and freedom-loving folks, has not had her moments of pure, unadulterated greed; of taking what we want when we want it and the consequences—be damned—including those who might be hurt by our actions or words. And who among us has not looked at a “white,” or “black,” or Latino or any other of the marvelous hues and varieties we humans come in, and had thoughts that could not be described as “brotherly.”

 

We areTRUMP.” Some of us are closet Trumps and some of us are boldly “out.” For there could be no “TRUMP” without the consciousness and behaviors that create, protect, support and nurture that which Donald Trump represents, i.e., banks too big to fail, Corporate titans who with godlike power plunder and desecrate the planet and humanity. Money, wealth, power and material acquisition have become the American creed for which our government bombs nations of “others” into dust and to which our children are groomed to pledge their allegiance and undying effort.

 

It is time for us Americans to take individual and collective responsibility for the reality of a “President Trump”—as difficult as that may be for many of us to articulate much less accept as physical reality. It’s time to take a deep collective breath and just suck it up! Accept that which we cannot change as we accept our responsibility in its creation. Our energy—which is finite—would be better spent in introspection. And instead name-calling, blame-placing and fear-driven, knee-jerk reactions, our individual and collective energies would be better spent in self-examination and self-correction so that we may eventually steer the course of this potentially great nation toward peace among all peoples and the preparation of planet earth for a conscious and evolved entry into the multiverse.

Trump is right on time! Let us not be blind to the lessons he’s come to force us into learning! Let us take a few calm, deep breaths as we accept full responsibility for being part and parcel of a culture…a people…a nation that creates, protects, nurtures, promotes and encourages its Donald Trumps.

 

 

 

 

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