Thursday, November 24, 2016
Donald Trump's Monstrous Thanksgiving
Donald Trump is spending the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago castle, no doubt surrounded by his court of bigots and other deplorables.
And he's urging his people to unite and support him so he can make America great again.
But they would be crazy to do that, because they have nothing to celebrate.
And this Turkey Day in America couldn't be more monstrous.
Now we find out that the maniac who believes global warming is a hoax, is planning to blind us so we can't see the planet burn.
Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said.
Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century.
Now we find out that his Secretary of Education will be the billionaire Betsy DeVos, a religious fanatic who wants to dismantle the public school system.
And is also an anti-gay activist.
A good friend of the Koch brothers.
And the sister of Erik Prince, the founder of the infamous Blackwater mercenary organization, who is also an anti-gay bigot, a fierce opponent of women's rights, and a huge Trump supporter.
Who will no doubt be called upon to create Trump's praetorian guard, or help "cleanse" the inner cities.
No wonder minorities are arming themselves.
And yes, as Charles Blow who refused to attend Trump's meeting at the New York Times writes, who could unite behind a government like that one?
Or get along with a man like that abominable orange demagogue?
I will say proudly and happily that I was not present at this meeting. The very idea of sitting across the table from a demagogue who preyed on racial, ethnic and religious hostilities and treating him with decorum and social grace fills me with disgust, to the point of overflowing.
Let me tell you here where I stand on your “I hope we can all get along” plea: Never. You are an aberration and abomination who is willing to do and say anything — no matter whom it aligns you with and whom it hurts — to satisfy your ambitions.
When the only option for decent Americans is resistance...
No, Mr. Trump, we will not all just get along. For as long as a threat to the state is the head of state, all citizens of good faith and national fidelity — and certainly this columnist — have an absolute obligation to meet you and your agenda with resistance at every turn.
You know, I can't help but wonder what kind of Thanksgiving the progressives who voted for third parties, ruined their ballots, or didn't vote at all are having.
Have they finally realized their terrible mistake?
Or are they still wailing "Hillary Clinton is worse than Trump!!!"
Because if they are, all I can say is Happy Thanksgiving.
And may they choke on their turkey...
Show him no respect. Cook him as he would cook the planet, in the heat of his madness.
Stand up for the human rights of millions of our neighbours.
Support the Great American Resistance...