Friday, December 9, 2016

The Night of the Long Knives

Trump Prepares to Punish the Protectors of Mother Earth

Fossil Fuel Oligarchs Ready to Cheat the People, Enrich Themselves

According to a Bloomberg report, Donald Trump’s transition team has asked the Department of Energy for a list of employees and contractors associated with initiatives inimical to the interests of the fossil fuel industry.  The lists include who attendees at United Nations climate meetings and developers of the Obama administration’s social cost of carbon metrics. 

They want lists of department scientists and their publications -- so that they can root out the serious researchers of climate change and alternative technologies.  

Another request was a list of clean energy and other innovative energy technology programs.

This is a sign that Trump intends to punish those who pursued scientific and administrative efforts to protect the environment, most especially those tainted with honest efforts to understand and counter global warming.  Trump denies climate change and is a crony of the billionaires of the fossil fuel industry.

Calling Out the Witch Hunt

As Bloomberg reported:  Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, sent a letter to Trump warning that punishment of agency workers “would be tantamount to an illegal modern-day political witch hunt, and would have a profoundly chilling impact on our dedicated federal workforce.”

The Night of the Long Knives

Who knows how far Trump’s vindictive purges will go?  Adolf Hitler executed thousands of cronies and supporters in 1934 to consolidate his own power over Germany.  Stalin executed hundreds of thousands in the Great Purge, to consolidate his power.  Millions were persecuted in Mao’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.

Who knows how far Beast Trump’s purges will go? 

Trump is vindictive and thin-skinned.  It all depends on how mad he really is.

Trump, Ally of the Chinese

Is Trump an agent of the Chinese?  Because of its severe environmental problems, China is actively experimenting with new and innovative technologies for cleaner energy technologies.  If Trump cripples US programs, the Chinese will have a clear path to dominate future energy technology markets.  The US will be left in the dust.

Trump and his billionaire oil buddies will love that.  The people will suffer.

Trump the Laughing-Stock

The developed nations of the world are advancing their clean energy technologies, and will be ready with products for the future clean energy market.  They must be laughing their asses off at the ignorance of the United States and its chief laughing-stock, Donald Trump.

The Trump Terror Begins

Americans can wait for Trump’s Terror to descend, or they can act now, speak out, and demand action from their legislators.  

Protect the Earth, resist evil.