The Greatest Anguish: The Needlessness of It All

Is it humanly possible to ever truly empathize with another’s deep seeded sorrow and anguish? When does it become unbearable to try to explain, define or describe the depths and layers of brutal inhumanity? History is not void of its power to remind us of such ingrained agony – of open wounds still bleeding – of multigenerational and intergenerational trauma. Perhaps this is why some try desperately to erase the past, pretend that the barbarousness did not happen, deny the horror, desperately avoid any semblance of a connected ancestry.  But there is no escape, no absolution, no greater conscious sadness knowing that the cataclysmic inhumanity throughout the ages was executed – engineered by choice, by design . . . leaving generations to ponder why . . . without answers . . . then and now. And so, as humans, we are left to validate truth, remain aware and cautious so that the children of tomorrow will never have to ask questions without answers . . . of savagery caused without a cause . . . of the heritage of forebearers exterminating, enslaving, making invisible . . . needlessly.

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Corporations and Job Seekers reject Republican Trumpism

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Veracity, authenticity, credibility and trust is alive and well in America! “When, a job search platform, surveyed 25,000 workers asking what top qualities job seekers were looking for in their next job, the number one answer was diversity and inclusion along with transparency, respect,  meaningful work, recognition and reward for a job well done.” – The Feldman Report WWJ Radio, January 6, 2022

Republican Trumpism is the antithesis of what 21st Century corporations, schools and societies are experiencing and focused upon. That is – the future looking forward working toward a quality of life that is shared continuing to define and authenticate truth, logic, reason, wisdom, emotional intelligence, moral courage, common sense, mutual respect, collaboration, consensus, compromise, opportunities of worth – all core values of a Democracy – of human beings – that happen to be workers, consumers and citizens.

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“Happy New Year!”: A tired lazy wish

As the clock stuck 12:01 on January 1, 2022, the phone lit up with wishes of, “Happy New Year!” For the first time, while grateful, I felt the words lacked substance and meaning. They felt tired, lazy, lacking life.
Damn it, we are living through Covid 19 and Republican Trumpism viruses and all you can wish for is “be happy!?” No, no, no we need to do better, much better!
Thus, I propose that we wish each other three basic sentiments with authenticity, meaning and motivation. Therefore, to each and everyone,

“I wish that in 2022 we remain in good health, human and sane!”

Yes, its a little long, but isn’t the person receiving the sentiment worth more than three words? Yes, I included myself in the wish. Hope you don’t mind as good will is a collaborative and mutual effort.
By the way, don’t wait until Hallmark reminds to reach out to someone via a text, call, card, email, FaceTime, zoom . . . make the time to voice your feelings to someone who made a difference over years. Don’t wait until 12:01, January 1, 2023 . . . as the song goes, “If your heart is in them flowers, bring ’em on.”

An Introduction to Civics Class, Republican Style

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana
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Are we chained to our predispositions by choice or by charlatanism in our midst?

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Milton Mayer warned not to ignore the lessons of history and to not take Democracy for granted. In his excerpt, “They Thought They Were Free – The Germans, 1933-45, But Then It Was Too Late“, he foreshadowed the evils of autocracy, authoritarianism, totalitarianism and tyranny in the making.’

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To Choose or Not to Choose – Same or Different?

“The history of inhumanity caused by socio – cultural – religious – political victimization, must be scrutinized in the raw to clearly understand, identify and expose its lingering legacy of multi-generational trauma in the 21st century. The sins of the past can be and should be acknowledged with veracity and owned, so as not to recycle the ongoing burdens of systemic racism, autocracy and domestic terrorism. That is the choice made by every generation – by every vote cast.”

Jorge D.H. Prosperi

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Lessons on values – Latest essays now published

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate if gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Read the essay: Are You a Racist if You Voted For One?

“For far too long – since the birth of our republic, we have separated Racism from Domestic Terrorism by choice and design. Both realities denied – too painful to admit, too revealing to study and too political to legislate.”

Jorge Prosperi

Read the essay: Defeating Racism and Domestic Terrorism: Every Citizen’s Life-Long Advocacy

“Imagine if Donald Trump had made different choices on November 4, 2020.”

Jorge Prosperi

Read the essay: Trumpism Choices: Regrets and Consequences

Are We Blinded or Blindsided?

“The true test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life’s big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams.”

Barack Obama

America! The quality of life is always on the ballot, each and every time we vote with conscience, emotional intelligence and moral courage.

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