Post 2016 Election

By David P. Cohn, Esq.

Practicing attorney David Cohn was 19 going on 20 in June 1968 when he enlisted. He is a decorated, disabled combat Veteran Sergeant, ¾ Cav 25th Infantry Division, MACV, Military Assistance Command Vietnam. The “Tet Offensive 1968 was my crucible, 4–5 Purple Hearts my Purple badge of courage.”

Love ain’t enough – intellectual activism, certainly the Anti-Christ of the status quo, is part of the answer.  Taking notes and names of the devolution of “us” to the “whitelash” and forgetting the role of government to care for the common needs, “promote the general welfare” – and resurrect those well-settled ideas and ideals and bring them forward; show the sharp relief of the failures and jingoism(s) used and promoted to betray the fabric of law, roots and our body politic – and the failure of Hillary – no more finger pointing – she should have buried this xenophobic child twit who literally embodies “twitter” ‘cause his thought process is about 140 characters deep. But she didn’t.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
---Martin Luther King, Jr.

Promote intellectual activism, integrity and keep better god damn notes and shove it up their collective behinds

Love is where it is born, intellect is its core, intellectual, actual, social engagement is the necessary and indispensable need and ingredients.  When speaking to a non-believer, you’ve got about 15 seconds to make your “shazzam point,” the “OMG” stark reality; otherwise, they wander off into the pastures of their own musing…

I do not consider myself a classic liberal – these [Trump] people make me look like a knee-jerk liberal.  I believe in principles and the fabric of what you find in our source documents: the Preamble, Declaration of Independence, Constitution and decisional law, reflecting the growth and complexion of our society.

I am not an intellectual, yet, these clowns make me into a [social] philosopher, one who inquires and tests, wonders and reviews – and wait for it – think before I open my mouth.

I am sad that those ideals are passé and trampled.  Government and law are to be a blanket of protection for the compositional diversity, race, religion, …, etc., making up our country; for the helpless, old, infirm and disabled, and voiceless; for the less fortunate, so that the needs of the one can be carried by the many – cheap-ass philosophy, fortune cookie ideals, but I gotta tell ya, I believe in them.  I fly the American Flag outside my house and passersby by believe I’m a Republican – that is the simplicity of the Amerika we live in now,

Winston Churchill said, “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
Little did he know.

Be vigilant to persuade and deflect the xenophobic, jingoistic racist bigots –

“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.”
---Stuart Chase

“ The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people…. 
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
---Martin Luther King, Jr.

It will take a nation of us to affect that change to eventually recapture who we are, what we stand for and get the blanket of protection back from 1-hour martinizing and take it out of the plastic.

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
---Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few more of my favorite quotes:

“The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye: the more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.”
---Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.”
---Herman Melville

“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
---Lewis Carroll

“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.”

I’ve given the same advice to friends and hysterical\melodramatics and histrionic “friends” who want to move to Canada [how does that help, who does that hurt (besides Canada)]…the sun will come up in the East, unless clouded over by climate change [made up by left-wing “scientists” or China] and the seasons will unfold – unless there is a nuclear winter – and if neither occur, then, I’ll be dead after a long, semi-fruitful and at times fruitless life.

The only question remaining is, am I in the nuthouse or is everyone else?  Are the inpatients running the asylum?  Ya, probably – like the energy department appointee who wanted to eliminate that whole department but couldn’t remember its name and knows about the same substance about what that department does – ya, inpatients running the asylum.

Ya, chipping away at the edges – probably not going to live long enough to see repairs for the damage to the social fabric, the poor, people of color and those who simply aren’t or don’t look like the narcissistic clown and his cadre of jokers.

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