#MeTwo Revolution Rolls into Political Backlash

Women have lifted the veil of silence and sharpened their oyster knife for a battle at the ballot box. It started with Donald Trump Inauguration Day with a global march and millions of protestors taken control of the streets.

Now the’ve pulled out their clipboards for voter re and have plunked down their names into races like gamblers plunking cards on the table. It’s a renewed battle for women, and the right course to taking charge of their own destiny.

For they decried sexual misbehavior against powerful, rich, and prominent men who fell from lofty perches, but exposure by calling them out does nothing for anxiety, depression, shame, and buried anger, but there’s battle against harmful effects on equal rights, human parity, and upward mobility: comfortable in their body, becoming a whole with rights endowed by the Constitution and the Creator.

It’s the cutting-edge by outing men whose power is entrenched in a generational culture of acceptance, but now surpasses blame for they’re in a humongous battle for power at the poll, respect and accountable by women governing by women who know what it means to represent families.

Bad sexual behavior against women is like a Die-hard battery, and for intelligent women with an end game, it’s not about a vendetta against men losing power, money and reputations. A change in attitude is necessary, but as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Time is of the essence. Women cannot wait. For centuries they’ve been told “wait till…” Time is the essence. Women cannot wait again. The’ve taken to the street massive global marches and running for office in record numbers.They are taking control of their destiny.

Bravo for an extraordinary victory on rising up again after nearly a hundred years after the women’s right to vote. It was necessary to galvanize success of #MeTwo into an interrelated direction, demanding gender parity and detaching their welfare from patriarchy and voting women into office, following blueprints from Virginia and NorthCarolina voters wield power at the ballet Box. Danica Roehm, the first transgender woman unseated her GOP contender for State Assembly, and Charlotte, N.C., elected its first African-American woman mayor.xxx. In New Jersey xxx unseated a white male opponent who denigrated her.

“Women’s rights are human rights,” said 2016 presidential contender and the first woman to cross the threshold to become the leader of the free world.on another layer: activism for women’s rights — human rights, went from raging fires of broken silence to voter volleys assuring a path to an unhindered raison d’etre (reason for being) and credit without discredit, disrespect, or dismissal.

(Congress abdicated its highest responsibility — keep the government — but leadership vacuums and poor prioritizing that put deficit-raising tax cuts for wealthy corporations out front) Male domination in all three branches – President, Senate, and House of Representatives – a majority rule sans bipartisanship proves a “fair accompli” for democracy in a society striving for freedom, economic viability, justice, and fairness. The Washington Post reported that for every woman in political office, there are three men.

More women in That international Women’s March a day after Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential oath, even novice marchers in solidarity for the world’s largest protest.

The Equality Struggle is Eternal

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King Jr., slain civil rights leader

Three days before King Day on Monday, Donald Trump signed a proclamation for the anniversary with a hypocritical posture just eight days before his one-year inauguration, airing veiled bigoted and crude remarks that demean countries of majority people of color.

Trump’s response: “I’m not a racist.” An unusual and flip response that dodges his immense legacy of racially motivated behavior. What if he had, instead,invited low-income and children of color to his golf course for inspirational exposure to elevate their mindset that they can rise above their birth status. It could’ve been a phenomenal King Day community service to reduce Trump’s deafening bullhorn and democratic bulldozer. Instead he introduced a flip flop of all that King espoused: economic viability, equal rights and opportunity, freedom and justice.

I’m not appalled, stunned, or amazed that doubters who claim Trump’s outhouse ditty was rejection of impoverished nations, not race-based, but the denials and criticisms de-oxygenized media and the international environs responded to his maligning Africa and its progressive, upscale Nigeria, as having huts, dismissing the nation’s rich natural resources — diamonds, the uncaged habitats of animals enticing world tourists, and wealthy African people, and their contributions to America or of Haiti with vast contributions to America and ubiquitous natives from many foreign countries came, saw, and conquered success as doctors, lawyers, educators, journalists.

America is a country of immigrants, lest we forget that all of our ancestors arrived on their own except slaves who came kicking and silently screaming and landlocked Native Americans, Indians, whose numbers declined through unorganized genocide. Immigration is the glue that binds us, and still immigrants build new lives and contribute in every way, but naysayers verbally assassinate the latest waves of non-whites as detractors accusing them of gaming the system. Explosive, derogatory comments about these unsung heroes while drooling for inhabitants of majority white culture is un-American and straight up racism by die-hards.

King day is once a year, but immigration’s political grandstanding and blackmail attempts to erect a wall  prolongs the fate of Dreamers, 800,000, who came as children or were born here. Trump killed Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, reneging on our government’s promise is blasphemy against righteousness for those who play by rules in the agonizing struggle for equality, justice, and the pursuit of happiness.

Congress lacks moral courage to change these God-awful Trump policies, and King would be disappointed at this devaluing of humanity and America’s proud achievement. The callous and inhumane political wrangling against Dreamers and others who migrate to America undermines the tenets we hold dear. But King would proclaim that the power of equality rests in continued struggle and remind us: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

It’s a chronic reminder that the struggle for equality is forever. If we don’t rise up and fight back, the threatened, power holders will trample all that’s great about a progressive and diverse America, which means putting love of people and country above party. Onward.

Perspective: The biggest problem with racist tone or verbiage is racial behavior through policies dictated by action through a bigoted prism of policies. This POTUS’ action is more dangerous than spoken words, although speech or tweets are a barometer of closed door democratic disruption and destruction.

Silence in the GOP and defense by surrogates or supporters of this president are unnerving. As Eldridge Cleaver, American author of Soul on Ice said: “You’re part of the problem or part of the solution.”
And King said he’s not concerned about enemy’s acts against him but is more “disturbed by the silence of friends.”

I call politicians whose silence is complicit in a dereliction of duty to the Constitution and people they represent. But change in culture and discrimination and the current crisis cannot be fixed by politicians. Only people can effect that change for keeping human rights in progress and to protect the gains for which dedicated and courageous activists and leaders died.

 Hence, people have to rise up to protect the American way. Going back to dark days is unacceptable.