Encore of Revival: America, July 11, 2016


No establishments seem to be doing their jobs anymore. Colleges aren’t preparing students to successfully communicate with management. A child appreciates brownies and the principle calls the police. Snowden is charged while Hillary, Rice, and Powell are not. Republican leaders want to remove public trust in election primaries. Obama addresses the deaths of police by elaborating on police brutality. And, a man who offered to help the police in Dallas has his keys taken, his face wanted, and the police do “nonchalantly” nothing to clear his name. If the police defame their supporters, who is left to help them?

Now, Texas’s governor calls for a Constitutional Convention. But, most of the proposed amendments are already in the Constitution and there are few mechanisms for enforcement, though some. The Convention might catch more wind if Snowden were summoned as a witness and it included a punitive amendment for elected and appointed officials by name who have worked against the redundant amendments proposed. But even without that, the collective institutions that be have made a Constitutional Convention no less than inevitable.

The best thing Obama could do for national peace is to remind voters that they will need peace if they want to vote in the election, which will continue on schedule, lest the States have reason to invite Trump to preside over the Constitutional Convention and add succession to the agenda on grounds to “guarantee a republic”.

It seems during these times, and interestingly despite topics of White House speeches, the country is responding stoically. This same, calm, thoughtful, reflective response was sandwiched by the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the US entry to WWII. The same calm energy was also sandwiched between the collapse of the world trade center and a lot of other things. That calm manner was also reported to have been the response as early Americans watched the night skies lit up with the fires of DC at the start of the War of 1812. The current calm sobriety has been seen many times before America showed strength, global and domestic.

This week is akin to that moment from Tolkien when the Ents first walk out of Fangorn to see Orthanc’s destruction of their forest. What follows can neither be misunderstood, misreported, nor stopped. Some call it “spirit”. Others call it “revival”.

Police v Protests

KING: We’ll all remember where we were when we saw Alton Sterling killed in a brutal act of police violence | NY Daily News

Minn. cop fatally shoots black man during traffic stop, aftermath broadcast on Facebook | WA Post

Original Dallas Shooting Suspect Released From Custody | CBS – Dallas

Mistaken Dallas shooting “suspect” describes ordeal | CBS

Man’s Facebook post about traffic stop goes viral | Fox61

Shoppers Throw Cans, Use Baseball Bats in Melee at Upstate NY Wal-Mart | NBC – 4-NY

Why police were called to a South Jersey third-grade class party | Philadelphia Inquirer


Jared Kushner: The Donald Trump I Know | Observer

Anti-Donald Trump Forces See Convention Coup as Within Reach | WSJ

POLL: 2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton | Huff Post


I was fired from my internship for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code | Ask a Manager

Obama Will Need His Oratory Powers to Sell Globalization | NY Times


FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook | National Review

Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice used private accounts for classified emails | Guardian

Why did Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, and Condeleeza Rice use private email for official State Department business? Why mix work and personal email? | Quora


Russian Spy Ship Now Off Hawaii, U.S. Navy Protecting ‘Critical Information’ | USNI

Its Happening – Texas Governor Calling For Convention Of The States To Rein In Washington | US Chronicle