The US is Literally Burning – and Trump is the Arsonist in Chief
California, Oregon and Washington are burning as you read this. Not just an isolated forest fire here and there. Over two million acres of land have been incinerated in California alone (last year, by way of comparison, during the entire 365 days, California lost approximately 119,000 acres to wildfire). This is clearly a deadly, catastrophic situation.
Our grifter-Commander-in-Chief, our very own stable genius, Donald Trump, on visiting California to see the mind-blowing devastation first-hand, offered up these nuggets of full-blown dim-wittedness:
“It’ll start getting cooler. You just watch.”
And with reference to the tsunami of scientific evidence confirming climate change is very real and very, very dangerous:
“I don’t think science knows.”
There we have it. Peer reviewed and then re-reviewed science be damned. The strange orange man with the even stranger hair, with a penchant to snuggling up to world dictators and local neo-nazis, somehow knows better.
Meanwhile, hurricane after hurricane continues to slam into the south-east of the US, in a wholly unprecedented fashion, and huge chunks of both polar regions continue to remorselessly turn from ice to water – trillions and trillions of gallons of water that has to go somewhere (try downtown New York or London).
If you weren’t paying attention to the late summer / early Autumn of 2020, you now need to be. While the west coast of the country literally goes up in flames, Trump continues to downplay the COVID-19 pandemic to the point of using his rally-going red hat wearers as absolutely convenient pawns to be disposed of – even to the point of contracting a non-socially distanced, non-masked potentially lethal virus.
Trump is the walking, snarling, bloated embodiment of Isaac Asimov’s pertinent phrase: “My ignorance is as good as your knowledge.”