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September 2020

No Escape from Crossing Fate - Trump's Inescapable Responsibility for the Spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.

Under no circumstance or scenario must President Donald Trump escape the fate of responsibility for the spread and still persisting Novel Coronavirus pandemic in the United States (US). 

The revealed audio tapes of Trump's confirmed knowledge of the deadly nature of COVID-19 and his admission to play down the gravity of the virus from as early as February 2020, underscore that Trump cannot deflect to any state or person, but only to himself, full responsibility for today's US confirmed 6,688,236 cases of COVID-19 and the 197,946 American lives lost to the disease.

Humanity - Today's Dilemma and Events and the Choices Toward a United Peaceful Tomorrow

The traditional military might, political influence and economic wealth of the United States (US) has for decades successfully placed the Republic in the role of global superpower. Historically, since about the beginning of the Twentieth century, the world, its peace, and its secured stability have appeared dependent upon the faithful stability of the US and its role as the leader for democracy, freedom, opportunity, equality and the rule of law. So the affairs of America have contributed to peacefully shaping humanity.

A Forged Normalization - Flawed in the Absence of an Independent Palestine

The History of the Middle East contradicts any forged Israel-Arab normalizing success in the region done in the absence of a defined and independent Palestinian State. 

While all attempts at lasting peace should be welcomed and lauded like the current efforts toward normalization of relations between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, the non-participation of Palestine, Qatar and other Middle East Nations confirms the long-held demands that Israel must end the occupation of all Palestinian lands as a pre-requisite to any lasting agreements to peace in the Middle East.

"Apocalyptic" Conditions of Climate Change - the United States Western Wildfires

United States (US) Senator Jeff Merkley (D) Oregon, has described as "apocalyptic" the tragedy of western wildfires and their choking-smoke impacts upon a large swath of the dry American west, where deadly flames have sadly claimed 35 lives and scorched more than four-million acres in California, Oregon and Washington. Some nine other western states are also experiencing wildfires.

The New York Times, citing Senator Merkley's remarks on the ABC program, 'This Week' on Sunday, quoted the Democrat as saying: "I drove 600-miles up and down the state (Oregon), and I never escaped the smoke.

Unity Toward Defeating an Enemy - the Reality of 9.11.2001 in Contrast to COVID-19 2020

Nineteen-years-ago on September 11, 2001, cowardly terrorists hijacked four American aircraft and shattered the norm of the United States (US). In the wake of the attacks by the planes - the largest attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, 1941;  2,977 were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and in Pennsylvania. 

The deadly terror attacks upon America had the effect of unifying and solidifying the United States under President George W. Bush as a nation of one voice - fighting against a common enemy, whose destruction was job one.

Failed Oath, Failed Presidency - the Term of Donald Trump

To avoid vehemently posting Blogs of anger, rage, disgust and dread, I had elected to remain silent more often than usual in this recent year. But being silent any longer under current conditions would amount to a dis-service to my fellow country folk and to humanity. Therefore, I speak, I opine and I rage at the state of affairs in America.

My homeland, our Republic - the United States (US), under the presidency of Donald Trump, has witnessed a deepening and widening chasm of national division and a concerning decline of international influence, all in the past three-plus-years.

Civil Actions of Discontent Not Terrorism

When and wherever the emotions of the people do reach a boil in spontaneous reactions to instances of injustice and inequality, then President Donald Trump easily paints a picture alleging such people as being domestic terrorists; something they are certainly not. In contrast when right wing groups across the United States (US) raise their ugly actions against progressive inclusiveness, Trump appears to soften his tone of any criticism of these white supremacy factions.

Therefore, it must be noted that civil actions of discontent are not terrorism.

Into September - Adapting and Coping in the Time of the Virus

The start of the month of September hereby symbolizing the coming of Autumn has always been synonymously viewed as the return to school for all students at all levels of education following a Summer of frolic and life-remembering experiences. But today's start to September, 2020, is far from any resemblance of the Septembers of past years.

Across Europe, Asia, Canada, the United States (US) and other places, returning to school has in 2020 become a mixed bag of programs - modified in-person learning, to all virtual learning like my two school-aged sons in Washington, DC, and to hybrid methods.