“Watching Dorian’s devastation of the Bahamas while being hit by an avalanche of tweets that treat tragedy as a television opportunity has left me speechless. Nothing from the White House connects the dots — the growing frequency of 100 year storms, floods, and fires (weather) — with an urgent call to act now on climate change. The planet’s lungs are on fire in the Amazon while the man who promises to make american great again shreds established regulations put in place to protect water, air, our forests, and soil. Meanwhile $3.1 B are stripped from FEMA and national security to pay for the wall for which we were promised the Mexican government would pay. I feel like the psalmist. ‘How long, Lord? How long?'”
Those words went up on FB yesterday, breaking a long silence on FB and here on Views from the Edge. That was before reading Katha Pollitt’s piece in The Nation. “Almost Everything Bad that Trump Did This Summer” details some of the Trump Administration behavior between June 3 and September 1, 2019.
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, September 6, 2019
If you have not seen it, please watch the Ken Burns series: “The West.”
Sadly, the horrors of the day are NOT new. This is NOT the first time. The problem is, it might be the last time. It turns out that when you don’t fix things, they don’t disappear. We have been plundering this land since we got hold of it and now, the bill has come due.
Marilyn, Thanks for the referral. I agree with the premise. The bill is coming due.