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Profiles In Courage — and cowardice

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Recent events have made me think about Courage and cowardice.

American history is filled with examples of both.

I think of our brave military men and women who have given their limbs and their lives so that we may enjoy the American dream.

I think of our police and firefighters who run toward danger so that we can run from it.

I think of our medical guardians who risk disease so that we may recover.

I think of those undermanned, ill-prepared, and poorly-led protectors of Congress who threw their vulnerable bodies in the way of the howling mob that had been unleashed by a madman.

I heard their screams of pain on television. I still hear them, even now.

Some did not survive. Their families mourn.

Some did survive, but with injuries that may never fully heal.

They are fathers and mothers and children; they all faced fear for us. For Congress. For America.

They are the real American Heroes.

And last, much, much last, I think of the cowards.

I think of the traitors who attacked Congress while assuming false bravery by being sheltered in the mass, the mindless horde.

Not one of them worth the spit from a patriot’s mouth.

Safe in the mob, they called out the Vice President’s name, threatening to lynch him.

Like all lynch mobs through history, they came as a group for bravery.

One, called out “Nancy, Nancy.”

Had she appeared in front of him, she would have slapped his craven face, and if he were alone, he would have run crying like an infant.

Little did they realize that the man who urged them on, soon would disavow them, and claim they were Antifa.

How does it feel, you right-wing, cowardly bigots, for your President to be so ashamed of you, he claimed you are Antifa?

I think of the Republican party, who with but a few exceptions, continues to display treasonous cowardice, so afraid of the words of an ousted buffoon, they invent excuses for their gutlessness.

One wonders what these, our “leaders,” would do in the face of an enemy.

Heaven help us if we had to rely on the Republican Party cowards to protect us from a Putin or a Kim or a Xi, when they don’t even own courage or principles.

I pity their spouses knowing they are married to ninnies who would abandon them when the going gets tough (as Cruz did after Trump’s insult of his wife).

And last, we come to America’s leading coward, President Bonespurs, the coward so afraid of America’s enemies, he had to pay doctors to invent a disease to keep him from serving.

President Bonespurs. President Draft Dodger.

This is the coward who claimed that those courageous soldiers, who gave their lives to protect us, were “suckers.”

He asked, “What was in it for them,” not understanding the meaning of honor and patriotism.

Those terms are alien to him.

Like all frightened bullies, he talks loudly, calls names, and then, without his daddy to protect him, he whines when he loses.

With false bravado, this coward urged his followers to “fight.”

He told them to march up Pennsylvania Avenue.

He promised them he would lead the march with them.

Then, when the march began, he suddenly disappeared. Slinking quietly into the back of his black limousine, he had his driver flee the other way, so he could watch the riot from a safe television couch.

It was the same slinking he did when cheating on his wives, and when attacking women, and when slyly cheating innocent believers with his phony “University.”

Our national song claims we are the “home of the brave.

That song most definitely does not refer to the Republican Party or to Donald J. Trump, traitors and cowards all.

They hope you will forget.

They want your vote.

They deserve only your contempt.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

  1. Eliminate FICA
  2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
  3. Social Security for all or a reverse income tax
  4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
  5. Salary for attending school
  6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
  7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 
  8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
  9. Federal ownership of all banks
  10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.



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