“Give the schmuck [Trump] a break”
One of my correspondents recently wrote those words to me. My reply? No, I will not give Trump a break. That presupposes I see something good in him, something that will come out if only I will put aside all his venom and vitriol and allow him to re-group and normalize himself with the press.
I am not willing to allow him to alter his public persona to fit what he now thinks is correct. I am not willing to allow him to hide himself behind a façade of respectability. I am not willing to allow him to invoke the sanctity of the office of President of the United States to cloak his evil.
To reiterate what I’ve said, before: Trump has brought to this country a kakistocracy: a government by the least qualified and worst persons possible. His selection of Myron Ebell, labeled a “climate change denier” and a “shill for the energy industry” to head the EPA transition team is just the latest example.
Those of you who elected Trump, please look at your president in the light of his statements of belief. Can you imagine what would happen should he meet with German Chancellor Merkel and try to grab her p…y? Or would he dismiss Queen Elizabeth by saying that she didn’t appreciate his male attractiveness? Is this the person you want to be establishing foreign policy for this country?
Trump has denied climate change. Trump said that he would support “clean coal.” Come on, idiot Trump. There’s no such thing as clean coal. Without getting into the cost in human lives through mine accidents and black lung disease there is no such thing as “clean coal.” Coal produces, depending on the grade of coal, between 200 and 250 pounds CO2 per million Btu (a measure of energy created). That is more than any other fossil fuel. There is nothing that can be done to change that. It’s basic chemistry. It’s a fact that cannot be changed by Trump or any climate denier.
In his YouTube speech a few days ago, Trump touted “clean coal.” Either he’s willfully ignorant, or he is a liar. There is no such thing as clean coal.
No, Mr. Trump. Not only will I not grant you a break, but until you discover the “Alien and Sedition Acts,” and decide to implement them as part of your kakistocracy, I will write.
References and notes:
Petroleum coke, a byproduct of oil refining (and of processing the Alberta tar sands) produces about 225 pounds of CO2 per million Btu. It offers significant environmental hazards in its processing, storage, and use. Most is used in China, India, and South America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xX_KaStFT8 [accessed 2016-11-23]
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