Despite suffering from depression I’m normally fairly upbeat. I’ve seen the winds of change wash over various Governments as they become aware just how important the issue of the environment is to more and more people. And the issue of terrorism throughout the world
Now I wonder if the wind has changed direction again.A huge number of people in America voted for Trump despite the things he said during his campaign. Could it be that people’s interest in the environment is starting to wane, at least in the United States?
Trump has declared that he will back out of the Paris accords on Global Warming and America’s agreement to reduce it’s carbon footprint. After years of trying to get America to commit to this, you finally think you’ve won and this happens.So half the population have lost interest? He also declares that a few million square miles of Federal lands will be sold off (That’s National Parks people!!) for more drilling for oil and mining or fossil fuels.Federal lands belong to the people really so it’s wrong to sell them off to his friends in the oil and mining industries.Up goes America’s carbon footprint. Trump can give the finger to Europe and to future generations of American children too.
While the majority of the West are trying to show support for Muslims and let them see we know they are not all terrorists, but suffer from terrorism at home worse than we do, Trump is going all out to offend them by stopping travel to America by 7 different Muslim Countries. The excuse for this is to keep terrorism out of the United States, despite the fact America has not suffered any terrorism at the hands of these countries.America did however suffer terrorism on a huge scale on 7/11 and yet travel from the Countries from which the terrorists came is not affected. I have to wonder if that’s because Trump has business interests in those places yet none in the 7 Countries affected.
There seems to be (or hopefully have been) a renewed interest in the far right in certain Countries.Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, some Eastern bloc Countries and France. Until now I wasn’t too worried as I basically had enough faith in the people not to vote them in. That was until America decided to do just that.A President in power who leans to white supremacy and neo-Naziism. A man who can appoint white supremacists to positions of power inside his Government.People also who can tell lies and call them alternate truths.
I know there’s been a promise of jobs under this man and that America badly needs jobs now but the previous Government was doing well with the unemployment levels. I’m not sure how many jobs Trump can create unless it’s for bricklayers but once that wall is built and visitors stop coming through I think you’ll find a lot of job losses on the U.S. side of the border as the border shops have no-on to sell to any more. The President of Mexico will be angry of course at the insults thrown his way as no doubt are some other heads of Countries also insulted by Trump’s actions.
There has to be a way to reverse this trend and get the World back to the way it was when lessons were learned about the Nazis and their ways and about protecting the environment for future generations. Don’t cast your vote for the far right and in America make sure no Republicans are voted in next year and get rid of your mentally ill President while you can.
Sending Hugs to all for a great week