DEAR MR. PRESIDENT
Your job now is an awesome one. When the Great Creator of your mother’s womb opened your eyes, you were in the United States of America. You had a birthright. The year was 1946.
America was recognized globally as the greatest country in the world, and the greatest of all American qualities is a feeling for others, or an intrinsic
understanding of a higher power called the Great Creator or the God of the Universe, that is codified in the United States of America by the words, One Nation Under God which has a significant meaning, that we are all connected to God and hence to each other and in determining the practical meaning of the word God it means that we choose at the moment of choice, that higher power in our lives which is the same for all of us described by the words do unto others as you would have them do to you. During that Great War that ended in 1945, just a year before you were born, across the Atlantic Ocean American soldiers had opened the gates of the concentration camps in Europe and across the Pacific Ocean they had halted tyrannical cruelty. The whole world was uplifted by the Statue of Liberty, a half a century earlier, Give unto me your tired, your poor your huddled masses yearning to be free. Young people everywhere wanted to come to America and bring their dreams with them, as your forefathers did, all kinds of dreams from personal freedom to unimagined wealth.
Mr President, when you are given the torch of temporary leadership of the United States of America, you cannot escape your birthright and your personal responsibility to preserve it, One Nation Under God.
We all know now that there is a contender in the world today for our personal allegiance. It is the God of Money. Great wealth has been generated in the last couple of centuries. However wealth, being inorganic, is not proportionally connected to human beings but has become concentrated upon a very small proportion of humanity that has understood its power and has been drawn into its enticing net. Now the God of Money is threatening the supremacy of the Great Creator, the God of the Universe.
Mr President, as we all know, the God of Money gives great power to those who have accumulated great wealth regardless of the way in which it has been accumulated. However the power that comes with great wealth lies not in the magnitude of it or in the ways to attain it but in the method by which it is organically distributed among all the people created by the God of the Universe.
In 1948, when you were two years old. a great American woman Eleanor Roosevelt brought the Declaration of Human Rights into existence.
Three articles of this Declaration are: 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of kinship. 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration without distinction of any kind such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. 5. No one shall be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
Mr. President, this is a global document . You cannot avoid your responsibility to abide by it both as belonging to the human race and particularly as leader of the country of origin of it.
Mr. President from the day you spoke your first words, your language was English. The English language is the leader of all the languages in the world. Its history dates back thousands of years.
Mr. President you cannot abuse the English Language when you speak to the millions of people you have access to.
It is a requirement of rational, or scientific language that there is coincidence of the subject with the object or, that there is truth in utterance. Because of the office you hold where your words affect the lives of others, you are required to speak the truth. It is a requirement of rational, scientific language that what you speak has the same meaning for everyone.
So Mr President, you cannot lie and you cannot use unscientific , emotional language that confuses your people and sows discord and distrust amongst those who love the office you hold and who also want o love you in full confidence as the holder of it.
You cannot call something ‘fake news’ because while news is scientific, fake is not. You cannot call any of your people criminals because the word is scientifically meaningless when used as an emotional utterance.
When you were born in 1946 America was primarily a Christian country. The Bible and its teachings were treasured and still are. Do unto other as you would have others do to you. The Bible has a long history in every language. Love thy neighbor as thy self’.
Mr. President you cannot disrespect the teachings of the Bible. You cannot spread hatred among your own people.
Mr. President, humanity itself has a very long history and has evolved slowly but surely, particularly in America, to where it is striving to live up to its inherent destiny of being the custodian of the planet itself and thus ensuring its survival and our survival. The whole world is aware of how the destructive human practices polluting the earth, the air and the water over the planet to please the God of Money has been scientifically proven to cause Nature itself to react in terrifying ways and ways far beyond beyond our earlier comprehension.
Mr President your words matter globally. You have the ability and the responsibility to encourage the entire world to focus on its survival now and employ all the resources necessary to understand the workings of nature scientifically so that humanity can cease and desist from employing actions proven to be contributing to the death of our planet and our civilization.
Mr. President you studied at famous schools dedicated to pleasing the God of Money. You are on its mountain top while the God of the Universe is in the valleys with millions and millions of humans who studied at schools where they learnt how to govern, how to be truthful, how to cure diseases, how to teach their children respect for their beautiful planet, how to Love one another. Yet their residence there is temporary as is yours.
Mr President you have fathered beautiful children and you have grandchildren looking forward to a sustainable future. Your mark is already made. Your name will go down in the annals of history. Gaze upon the ones who will be close to you forever. Protect their future.
Rev. Mary A. Mann, Ph.D., was born in Australia and is descended from early Queensland pioneers. Her father was an original ANZAC, a member of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsular in 1915. Mary is a graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Southern California where she secured her Ph.D. in Communications and Theatre.
Her working career was in accounting where she became a Qualified Accountant in Australia and was the first Controller of the Pacifica Foundation in the 1970s.
Her academic career centered around her passion for finding out ‘why war’. Her first book on this topic, Anzac to Understanding included her father’s war letters and a social commentary on the global situation from the beginning of the First World War through the 20th century and it included the epic play ANZAC. The philosophy culminated in the book There Are No Enemies, a practical philosophy of life, which includes The Right of the Womb. Her theatre studies culminated in The Construction of Tragedy, Aristotle today in the theatre and she edited two editions of The Los Angeles Theatre Book, 1978 and 1984.
Mary has been a member of Unity- and- Diversity since 1989 where she is now the Board Chair and co-edited the book Science and Spirituality with the founder of that organization. Rev. Leland Stewart.
She joined the Synthaxis Theatre Company in 1979. Her creative work includes Poems of Woman, editor of Mentoring Poems, four centuries of selected poetry, Tortoise Shell, taken from a journal of her great-grandfather documenting life in the early days of the State of Queensland, Australia, and under the aegis of Synthaxis, plays for youth and family audiences, Maria and the Comet and The Round Table, published as TWO FAMILY PLAYSand ThuGun and Natasha, a drama with rap, moving beyond guns and violence .
In North Hollywood, she is the co-host of Unbuckled No-Ho Poetry, a monthly poetry reading series since 2010, which you can view here:youtube.com/unbucklednohopoetry