Trump Out of Office December 2017

Last Saturday, I had a political Christmas dream.

The dream was in full Christmas decor.

The theme: Trump was finally out of office. Kaput!

Vice President Pence stepped in his place.

Even with his alt-right stance, Pence will have an ability to listen, especially in a post-Trump recovery period.

In December 2017, the government will reset, and a gradual path towards healing and restoration begins.

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**The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes May 21, 2017. This event/sign marks a time when Trump’s presidential power will be challenged: the impeachment process begins. Read the signs here.

Photo: Matt B, Flickr, CC

I want the full menu of rights

“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.” ~ Desmond Tutu

Photo: Joshua Wanyama/Flickr

On Journalism’s Purpose: Explore The Meaning

Dear Journalists: We need you more than ever to report the facts, but also to delve into the meaning. This is done by exploring metaphors within events.

Example: The horrific shooting at the popular gay nightclub, The Pulse in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. This attack was one of the deadliest in recent years. A rare event = a sign or omen.

This is one of the events that telegraphed the results of the 2016 Election. Let’s look at two metaphors.

1. The Pulse = the heartbeat, the primal rhythm = the state of the heart that we can expect within the new presidency.

2. 49 people killed, 53 injured = many people were ‘shot down.’ The Pulse was a refuge. A shooting tells us not only LGBT rights are under threat, but all civil rights. A dangerous downward spiral will occur under this new presidency. We must be vigilant.

Thank you, Journalists, for expanding your narrative beyond the rush of facts and for writing thought-provoking articles!

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