It is the Destiny of democracies to Skate on Thin Ice

As Oda Mae Brown in Ghost Might Say It : America, you in danger, girl — Artist: Akemi Ohira

America was born out of a dream of faith in the future, hope in humanity and love for self-government. However, even an exceptional theoretical idea, is only as strong as its most self-serving link: the bedrock cashflow theory that the moneyed powerful will honestly trickle-down true information and economic justice.

When ensconced only in the twisted history of America from the mouths of those whose historical traditions and talking points are skewed to maintain political power over those uninformed and/or misinformed regarding truth that would set us free from The Big Lie — many are feeling helpless and alone.

When we vote for candidates claiming America needs saving from our present evolution, we surrender both country and ourselves to the violent whims of self-appointed saviors, radicalized militia and MAGA Republican foot soldiers akin to those who attacked our government of, by and for the people on 6 January 2021.

Our general lack of command of America’s foundational historic facts, makes everyone vulnerable to those choosing to imitate WWII European dictators by dividing us through uniting our historically separate tenets: render unto Ceasar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s and Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.

American elections continue to be a collection of imperfect humanity politically seesawing to elect humans striving for perfection for all. While this has been an infrequent success, some have been a perfect fit for the time in which they served all living among us.

  • Abraham Lincoln first elected Republican President — saved America from the same kind of scare tactics coupled with a peculiar institution that still garners votes from Conservative Republicans in 2022

The value of an informed electorate armed with the common sense to fact check pizza pedophile conspiracies before locking and loading — the human decency to learn from the cruelty of Nazi persecution of jews to not repeat such inhumane violence against our fellow citizens seventy-five years later — and the intelligence to see through a Black & White television political ad using the name of God in vain for one’s own vouchsafe vanity, vanquishing viability for vicarious vote-getting victory via the villainy of vainglory so venomous to virtue.

It is historically short-sighted to believe Trumpism is something new in American history. Trump is nothing more than our 21st century’s update of 19th Century Robber Barons, Mid-20th Century McCarthyism, Dixiecrats and the KKK.

America’s Better Angels have always had to be the balancing act in counterpoint to our penny wise and pound-foolish denial that our collective supply for individual demand produces inflation.

Consider perhaps, when the Galilean from Nazareth said, the poor will always be with us, perhaps it was less a prediction than an admonishment for: as we ignore the poor into a life left behind, we welcome the evil of false prophets convincing us to pollute our planet, minds and destruction from within.

Instead of succumbing to the most outrageous volume, in times of economic uncertainty, true faith summons that still small voice within and risks unlocking our courageous moments of decision. Rejecting being taken back to past injustices and inhumanity, we need ask, what can we profit if we gain personal wealth, but lose the soul of our nation.

Depending on who or what device wields the double edge sword of knowledge is power, we usually acquire what we’re looking for, whether the gift of wisdom or antagonistic demagoguery.

For American voters mesmerized by a president proclaiming, I am the chosen one, putting on self-aggrandizing shows of bombastic performances claiming to be capable of unprosecuted murder on 5th Ave for those walking in his shadow — even those cloaked in religion, chocking beliefs into arrogant life and death superiority over election workers, God’s Chosen People and those simply not Caucasian enough to be a part of their American dismemberment, we must stand tall and vote true in order to save America for our children because anyone claiming America’s dream succeeds with Trumpism’s American Nightmare is the ghost of our past inequalities seeking to shroud us in the darkness.

On Tuesday 8 November 2022, please vote for the American Dream sharing our freedoms, justice and equality for all people who come after us.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Marcello Rollando

I am The Reasonable Voice: Communications consultant, political writer, Text/content contributor for democratic candidates, Zoom Coach and on-camera ad director