Thursday, December 08, 2016
Donald Trump and the Man Who Would Torch the Planet
Everybody knew that Donald Trump was a climate change denier, a man who believes that global warming is a hoax.
He's made that abundantly clear...
Over and over again.
But still the flaming orange got elected, and now we're all going to burn with him.
Because he's just appointed a monstrous fossil fuel puppet to run the Environmental Protection Agency.
President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling Mr. Trump’s determination to dismantle President Obama’s efforts to counter climate change — and much of the E.P.A. itself.
Or dismantle it.
Because Pruitt like Trump is also an insane climate change denier.
“Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind,” he wrote in National Review earlier this year. “That debate should be encouraged — in classrooms, public forums, and the halls of Congress. It should not be silenced with threats of prosecution. Dissent is not a crime.”
And a total tool of Big Oil and Big Coal.
You know, I read a story recently about how the day after Trump victory, many EPA employees were weeping at their desks, and some had to be sent home too sick to work.
And who can blame them?
How could any sane person vote for a man who would destroy the planet we live on?
So while I'm glad to see that Bernie Sanders is going to do all he can to block the nomination...
“At a time when climate change is the great environmental threat to the entire planet, it is sad and dangerous that Mr. Trump has nominated Scott Pruitt to lead the E.P.A.,” said Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, who sits on the committee that must confirm him. “The American people must demand leaders who are willing to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels. I will vigorously oppose this nomination.”
I can't help wondering what some of this supporters who spoiled their ballots, or didn't bother to vote, are thinking about how things are working out.
Or what Jill Stein and her Green Party supporters must be thinking about their contribution to Trump's victory...
Do they wonder at the tragic irony that they too are going to help him torch the earth?
Or how Green is their valley? I hope so, even if it's too late now.
As for me, I'll always be haunted by the failure of progressives in the U.S. to join together to stop Trump, even when the future of our planet was at stake.
But instead, like some progressives in this country, preferred to argue over who was the purest of them all.
Or the true representative of the People's Front of Judea...
When will those alt-leftists cease their endless squabbling? When will they learn that there is only one battle in the world today: the battle between the extreme right that is threatening to engulf us.
And all those who call themselves progressives, who must unite to defeat them.
Or they will destroy us and the beautiful little planet we live on....
Now more than ever, join The Resistance...