This American is a work in progress: The Invigorator is Donald J. Trump
The Resistance to The Invigorator is a rapidly growing diverse passionate fired up movement of patriots. A PATRIOT is defined as a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies and detractors.
By Eileen Fleming
Trump declared “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now…whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the red blood of patriots”
Thousands more turned out for the Women’s March on Washington than did Trump supporters on inauguration day!
At least half a million turned out for the March on Washington on Day Two of The Resistance in the First 100 days of The Resistance in the Era of Trump.
The Women’s March on Washington has united and galvanized patriotic Americans over a platform of principles developed by a group of contributors that included Alicia Garza, one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement; the author and transgender rights advocate Janet Mock; and Terry O’Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women.
The platform calls for a broad range of reforms addressing gender, racial and economic inequality. It supports paid family leave, access to affordable reproductive health care including contraception and abortion, a living minimum wage, immigration reform with a path to citizenship, protection of the environment and public lands and the end of the use of military weapons and tactics by the police in minority communities.
Most of these issues were included in the platform adopted by the Democratic National Committee last July.
Michael Moore called out for the dire need for we the people to run for public office.
I already did that and wrote all about it HERE
On Saturday MA’AN NEWS AGENCY reported from Bethlehem that during Mr. Trump’s inauguration, Palestinian activists burned pictures of Trump at the northern entrance of Israel’s Wall in Bethlehem.
Their message is one of passionate dissent against the Trump Administration’s support for moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Palestinian activists hung pictures of Trump with slogans rejecting his divisive and racist views and Israeli forces quickly arrived to expel them threatening to use force.
Activist Journalist Muhammad al-Lahham told MA’AN News that the protest was launched to raise warnings of the backlash that will erupt in Palestine and around the world if the new administration follows through.
Trump has been a vocal supporter for the expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory, which are condemned by the international community because they are a clear violation of international law and equal human rights!
Jared Corey Kushner is senior advisor to President Trump because of his “unwavering loyalty” to his father-in-law.
The Kushner Foundation has given some $342,500 to Chabad [an Orthodox Jewish sect] institutions and projects over a 10-year period.
Chabad messianism refers to the passion among adherents of the Chabad movement regarding the coming of the Messiah and their goal is to raise awareness that his arrival is imminent.
The concept that the Messiah can come at any given moment is a basic tenet of Judaism.
Most Christians believe that too and too many of them believe a nuclear holocaust will bring back Jesus. They also believe they will be ‘raptured’ out of satanic evil created by the mind of militant men.
An Excerpt from THIS AMERICAN: A work in Progress Screenplay
During this American’s 2005 interview with Mordechai Vanunu she asked Israel’s nuclear whistle blower:
“When you were baptized in Sydney, just a few months before you were abducted and tried, you took the name John Crossman. Was that because of St. John of the Cross and his The Dark Night of The Soul?
Vanunu replied, “I haven’t read him.”
This American told him, “Not many have, and even fewer understand what he was talking about. John of the Cross was a Spanish poet and mystic who wrote about the contemplative life and the divine union of the soul with God in this life. He was an ardent disciple of Theresa of Avilla’s reforms, which greatly agitated the church hierarchy during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. He received a great deal of abuse for his thoughts and spent a lot of time in prison, writing.”
Vanunu went silent again.
This American wondered if she had stirred up bad memories, but asked, “Tomorrow is my last day before I fly home and now I have to get an Interfaith Peace Conference. Will you take a hike with me up to the Mount of Olives tomorrow and tell me more about your Christianity?”
Vanunu agreed and the American made her way to the Notre Dame Center for a satellite-linked interfaith conference for peace.
Dan Rather moderated from D.C. and the interfaith panel comprised moderates attempting to reclaim the battlefield of ideas from extremists on both sides.
Rev. Theodore Hessburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame began the evening with a pledge: “The peace of the world begins in Jerusalem.”
Dr. Tsvia Walden, of the board of directors of the Peres Center and Geneva Initiative, offered a plan:
“There is a need for a third party in the negotiations that could enable both sides to trust each other. There are more people in this region interested in making concessions; they all want peace so desperately.”
The coordinator of World Bank emergency services to the PA, Rania Kharma affirmed:
“We all need to be the bridges to our leaders and carry the message that only justice, equality, and human rights will bring peace. Give people justice, and they will reward you with peace.”
Sheik Imad Falouiji warned:
“Religions must go back to their origins. God commands us to love each other and live together. This Holy Land was given to all people. This land is on fire. There is an occupation that must be removed. The language of peace cannot succeed without justice for all.”
THIS AMERICAN recalled President George W. Bush’s second inaugural promise:
“In the long run, there is no justice without freedom, and there can be no human rights without liberty…All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know the United States will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for liberty, we will stand with you.”
The bishop of Jerusalem, Rt. Rev. Riah Abu Assal, recaptured this American’s attention as he stated:
“Peace is an act. Blessed are the peacemakers, not the peace talkers. Peace is possible in the Holy Land. The root cause for the lack of peace since 1967 is the occupation. For peace to make progress in the Middle East, we need to deal with the root cause. Religion was not meant to bring death. All those involved in searching for peace should commit themselves to work for justice and truth.”
After the conference this American walked alone to her room at the Ambassador Hotel and wondered:
“These past fifteen days have changed me. I learned more in this short time through experience than from years of reading. I don’t know what I am going to do with this knowledge. And I don’t have a clue if You want me to do anything at all. But the words of Thomas Merton keep coming to mind:
Oh God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not necessarily mean that I actually am. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will always lead me by the right road, although I may know nothing about it, and I will not fear.
The next day this American met Vanunu at the American Colony a few hours before departing for Tel Aviv homeward bound for the USA.
They both walked as fast as any New Yorker and maintained silence until they had reached the area on the hill to the Mount of Olives with a clear view of multitudes of stoned tombs.
Vanunu said, “Those are the Jews expecting to be resurrected first when the Messiah comes.”
This American erupted, “I recently got hold of a very bad book. It was called Left Behind. What got left behind was the gospel of peace and love. These books are bad theology and poor literature. Did you know that in America there are Christians who actually want Armageddon?
“They believe they will escape the nuclear holocaust because they are now the new chosen ones. They think they will be raptured; they think they will be lifted out of the world. They believe a theology of escapism and they ignore that Christ promised that ‘The peacemakers shall be called the children of God’ and that Jesus is the Prince of Peace.”
“The time has come for the United States to see the truth of Zionism. It began as a secular nationalist movement, not a religious one. Then some Christians believed that when Israel became a nation, it was the beginning of the second coming. They are deluded if they believe peace will come through atomic weapons. Atomic weapons are holocaust weapons.
“Christians should be the first people against them. The Christians in America should be helping the Christians here. America needs to wake up to this fallacy that Jesus will come back by nuclear war. America needs to wake up to the fact that the Palestinian Christians here have no human rights. Aren’t Christians supposed to be concerned about other Christians? Aren’t Christians supposed to be concerned about all the poor and oppressed?”
This American said:
“It is non-negotiable all of that stuff Jesus said about doing for the least and the oppressed. It is non-negotiable for Christians that we must forgive our enemies, and we must love those who hate us. Whatever we do or do not do, we do it unto God. Every time I went through a checkpoint, saw the wall, or heard a story of personal oppression, I wondered how God can stand this situation. I can’t.”
“Take your broken heart and make art” [Carrie Fisher] as you pursue a more perfect union!
Read THIS AMERICAN’S ART currently being transformed into screenplays for a series to be known as THIS AMERICAN HERE
Eileen Fleming, Author, Producer “30 Minutes with Vanunu” is the Senior Non-Arab Correspondent and Health Reporter for TADN, she ran for US HOUSE in 2012 on a Platform that included ending federal regulations on cannabis, to establish every June 8 to be known as USS LIBERTY Remembrance Day, and to end USA collusion in Israel’s nuclear deceptions and military occupation of Palestine.
Eileen Fleming’s contact information is HERE
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