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A Leap into the present.

The terrifying known unknown.

Living with the political scene of early 2020 leaves me speechless and then some. It is a mayhem of playground bullying, name-calling, and policy clashing that is an ignorant dismissil of what creation has created.

The president is ignorant of virtually everything and serves the wealthy. This is putting us on the track for an uninhabitable planet.

It is a mystery that has dogged fighting global warming from the beginning. If there is money to be made, nothing else matters. Ignornance of life’s better side contributes, but history shows that money rules. The major contributions to emission are doing far less than necessary and Japan is building about 20 coal fired power plants.

An argument is made that saving the climate will cost the current economy too much. And of course eventually leave us with no economy at all.

Emissions are increasing whereas the red line for 2°C is plunging. The Paris Accords were ostensibally targeting 1.5°C and that is now virtually impossible. 2.0°C is unlikely. Over 2°C has been described as “horrible.” Yet our president is dismanteling the EPA, and few if any nations with significant emissions are doing much about it. Japan is apparently building 20 or more coal fired power plants.

What in blazes is going on? One would think humanity is committing suicide.

“Make America Great Again”

To make America great ”again” she had to have been great once and perhaps she was during the two great wars, where she saved the world.

But ”again” from a man who does not understand the meaning of “great,” “compassion,” and “caring.”

Donald Trump understands nothing but bullying, calling people names, making deals, defaulting on loans and having people lick his boots.

Donald Trump is an empty man. Donald Trump followers are suckers, they are taken in. Evangelicals will settle for nothing from him but give him everything.

The Man Without A Reflection

The most important thing a person can do is to reflect, to examine their thoughts, attitudes, feelings, to look in the mirror so to speak, and I imagined our president looking in the mirror and I realized he would see nothing, for there would be nothing to see. No rationality, intelligence, no honesty. But I had missed something. He looked down and he could see his shining, glistening boots, for those were the one part of him that reflected. And his modus operandi was simple: lick his boots and you get called “PERFECT.” Not praised for good thinking, a knowledge filled mind. Just a name.

But if boot licking was not your thing, you were tatooed with a round of insults. Not criticism, just insults. And given the boot for he had many more all still shiny ready for a licken.

The president also throws hand grenades and looks over the pieces, or rather lets others look, and if one shines it becomes an accomplishment.

He walks with a backpack filled with 4x5 cards with likes and dislikes written on them spilling out for anyone to pick up, and those that have been taken for suckers look to find a card with something they like, no matter if the one next to it says the opposite. They have found what they wanted and become part of the “base.”

It is an odd way of giving a speech.

The first I heard from The Donald was “I’ve been hearing things.” No evidence just a black and white hint about the “birther” issue. Courage to take on an issue on its merits. Never heard of such a thing. Don’t need them to make a deal.

Destroying democracy is just for starters, there is a whole world out there to destroy and he has a running start and I suspect since he has no clue about what global warming means, he can just waddle on for the only person that could have the stature, resources, and leadership qualities would be a great president of the United States. But we have looked in his mirror too, and we know what is down the road.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

I have worked on this site for over two years. The TOC above will give a number of links to various topics I have tried to write about that seemed relevant at the time. Below the triple red lines are left overs. What was more and more essential to happen as time has gone by has not happened. In fact, the situation is gettng worse by the day. None of the presidental candidates seems prepared and able to take on climate change with the ferocity it requires and should Donald Trump get re-elected the only options left are luck and prayer. I am burned out, have nothing more to add and other work to do. If you are curious go to lightsongfineart.com





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