Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ship of State, Ship of Fools
It's kind of creepy watching our next door neighbour's descent into the depths of fundamentalism. Yet that's the image emerging from Trump's cabinet choices.
His Veep is a Christian fundamentalist. The rest are mainly free market fundamentalists, Social Darwinists right to the bone. That includes the Goldman Sachs trio, the nominee for Secretary of State, Putin-Pal Rex Tillerman, and the billionaire club.
Then there's that 5-watt bulb, former Texas governor, Rick Perry. The New York Times has tagged Perry as Trump's pick for energy secretary. Shit, the fossil fuelers are on a roll. It's a good thing Trump has picked an Oklahoma axe man, Scott Pruitt, to dismember the Environmental Protection Agency.
When it comes to global warming and climate change, Trump has promised to keep an "open mind." Unfortunately that's code for "empty mind." Again it's utter folly to judge Trump by what he says because that rarely comports with what he actually does.
And that's why Trump is poised to become the most dangerous president of the United States to confront America and the world.