by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It's been an interesting few days.
A couple of black men killed (shot) by white police officers.
Police officers (not all white) in Dallas and elsewhere ambushed by blacks. Murdered.
Investigations ongoing but impatient protesters, exploiting emotion, are interrupting life and violently so. Facts and truths are disruptive to agendas with innocent folk wrongly paying. Where's their public outrage against the more prevalent black on black crime?
Barack Obama - an expert in doublespeak, stoking animus, and lover of self - can't fix nor heal anything. To the contrary. Hate to say it but he's no Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hillary Clinton? Exonerated, by the FBI and DOJ, for high crimes and lying is back to lying. And pandering. Crime pays. Lying pays. Pandering pays. Business as usual, lying as foundation, for the family Clinton. What's the prescription? Indict. Imprison. That's a step towards a better America and world.
Now, doctors heal.
Yesterday listening to Mr. Trump address another big crowd on the campaign trail he sounded pragmatic and tough and 'The Doctor of L.O.V.E.'.
Law and Order (L. O.): Mr. Trump vows return to law and order on our streets and in our communities. He will support the police. Of course. That is not complicated. And demand public responsibility and accountability. Civility. Lives matter. Period.
Veterans (V.): Mr. Trump vows to take care of our country's veterans. Of course. That, too, is not complicated. As to the VA there are stories - bad and good. But that a veteran cannot walk into any first-rate medical facility and get timely and the best of care, courtesy of the taxpayer, is criminal.
Emigrants (E.): Mr. Trump vows to clean up the mess. Of course. Add that task to the 'not complicated' list. There are a lot of people here who do not belong here. They're trespassers. Evict. There are a lot of people here and trying to come here and their intent hostile. They're terrorists. Find and kill them. There are a lot of people who are trying to come here we neither need nor want. Stop them. This ties back to law and order.
There's more - on these core issues, and others.
But the essence of L.O.V.E. is the heart of what matters.
In a few weeks the conventions will be over.
Maybe there will be some clarity.
Maybe people will start paying attention.
Maybe Mr. Trump - The Doctor of L.O.V.E. - will adopt The Captain and Tennille's famous song for his campaign.
Maybe 'Love Will Keep Us Together'.
Martin Luther King, Jr. thought so.