The World Will Be Feeling Trump Long After He Is Gone

Writer’s block a few friends asked me?
Nah, I replied!
There is just so much going on that a sense of numb­ness has come over me. Not numb­ness which is equiv­a­lent to a sur­ren­der, just a kind of, “where do we begin in all of this”?

Is that what was intend­ed by the dai­ly bar­rage of real­ly bad stuff which just seems to come at us inces­sant­ly, is it part of a long game or is it just the result of a deranged, imbe­cil­ic, lunatic?
Is it hard to tell right?
Political lead­ers come and go, some are well-inten­tioned, oth­ers not so much. Nevertheless, there has always been a kind of con­sen­sus that each and every per­son who steps for­ward to offer him or her­self for ser­vice has some sort of appeal and may pro­duce some degree of good to some peo­ple depend­ing on who you ask?

Who is served by rolling back envi­ron­men­tal stan­dards which gov­ern mass pol­lu­tion of the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat?
Is any­one that dense to is Obama derange­ment syn­drome that real that any­one in their right mind would be blind to this?
After we destroy the plan­et and stack up zeroes on the bal­ance sheets, what then?
Is this what the space force is all about?

Why lie to low infor­ma­tion peo­ple that there is some­thing called clean-cole?
I mean, who is stu­pid enough to believe there is actu­al­ly some­thing called clean cole any­way? Who is daft to the extent that they believe coal is com­ing back?

Coal production up in southern West Virginia, down nationwidehttp://​www​.reg​is​ter​-her​ald​.com/​n​e​w​s​/​c​o​a​l​-​p​r​o​d​u​c​t​i​o​n​-​u​p​-​i​n​-​s​o​u​t​h​e​r​n​-​w​e​s​t​-​v​i​r​g​i​n​i​a​-​d​o​w​n​-​n​a​t​i​o​n​w​i​d​e​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​_​6​5​2​6​7​f​8​f​-​d​6​a​2​-​5​c​d​4​-​b​7​2​2​-​d​5​c​c​4​4​5​0​3​4​0​e​.​h​tml

Donal Trump will be in Charleston, West Virginia, for a polit­i­cal ral­ly on Tuesday to tout his admin­is­tra­tion’s pro­pos­al to give states the right to set their own emis­sions stan­dards for coal-fueled pow­er plants.
This is essen­tial­ly a roll­back of President Obama’s efforts to com­bat cli­mate change.
Additionally, the EPA the agency tasked with pro­tect­ing the envi­ron­ment, on Tuesday for­mal­ly unveiled the details of its new plan to devolve reg­u­la­tion of coal-fired pow­er plants back to the states, one that is expect­ed to give a boost to the coal indus­try and increase car­bon emis­sions nation­wide.

According to the web­site (https://​qz​.com/​1​1​9​1​7​8​5​/​e​v​e​n​-​c​o​a​l​-​c​o​u​n​t​r​y​-​k​n​o​w​s​-​t​r​u​m​p​-​c​a​n​t​-​s​a​v​e​-​it/)

Promising to bring coal jobs back and repeal­ing envi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions at the nation­al lev­el is only harm­ful to these com­mu­ni­ties, because it gives them a sense of false hope and it would set them back,” said Sanya Carley, a pro­fes­sor of ener­gy pol­i­cy at Indiana University and lead author of a new study that exam­ines how Appalachians are cop­ing with coal’s decline.

SOURCE: PLAZAK Coal min­ing jobs.
One would imag­ine that the peo­ple who have stakes in mega-cor­po­ra­tions would be clear-eyed about this lit­tle plan­et on which we all have to live.
I have long stopped ask­ing “just how much mon­ey is enough”, instead I have con­clud­ed instead, that the amoral rapa­cious­ness of the mega-rich is well rep­re­sent­ed in the present occu­pant of the white house.
That greed will have dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences for our plan­et, even if the harm was to end today. In the mean­time, the rest of us will have to suf­fer the con­se­quences as the sloven glut­tons gouge them­selves at the trough at our expense.