Wow. Just wow. There really is no bottom to the Trump Cesspit. I don’t know why I am still even a little bit surprised each time he sinks lower into the stinking ooze. His craven whore-itude is mind-boggling in its boundlessness. He seems to be on a singular mission to create a Trump-branded dystopian future from which the human race may never recover.
I’m sure I don’t have to remind everyone that asbestos is a known carcinogen. But why should he care if people suffer and die of mesotheliomia as long as he gets to push his brand internationally? He’s willing to put his name on just about any sub-par product, any scam, as long as he’s paid for the use of his name. But asbestos? As bad as Trump University was, at least it didn’t cause cancer. (That we know of.)
This week he threatened Ecuador into retracting a UN bill promoting breast feeding. Depriving babies of their mothers’ milk! I wonder how much he got from the formula manufacturers, because you know he holds no personal views and has no actual information on the subject. And while formula may be a godsend for mothers who, for various reasons, cannot breast feed, it should never be a first choice when the natural alternative is available. Similac consists mainly of high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, cupric sulfate (a pesticide) and other highly processed foods that even full-grown adults shouldn’t be eating. (If you don’t understand the health ramifications of all that, Google it.) Trump is literally promoting feeding dietary poison to children for his own benefit. Remember, that baby formula is touted in many developing countries as “superior to mother’s milk.” Women, especially less educated ones, believe the propaganda. Like most mothers, they want the best for their babies. In some cultures, using formula is a status symbol connoting affluence. Alas, in many cases, buying formula is a financial hardship to families, so they water it down thus depriving their developing babies of nutrients. And if they use less-than-sanitary water they are possibly introducing harmful bacteria, parasites, etc. into their baby’s system. But why should Trump consider any of these things.? It’s all good, as long as he’s getting whatever benefit the formula producers have promised him.
I’m not even going to delve into his promotion of oil, coal, gas and other dirty fuels at the expense of solar and other clean sources. Or his easing restrictions on dumping toxic waste into our rivers and streams. Or his selling off pristine federal parkland to mining companies. We already know who’s paying him to promote those policies.
And let’s not forget the harm he does every day to women, POC — pretty much anyone who isn’t white, male, nominally Christian, and cisgendered.
And clearly, obviously, without a shadow of a doubt, he’s working with Putin to destroy Western alliances and fracture internal national unity around the globe. Together, they are exacerbating existing political and social rifts, not just in the USA, but around the world, both within national borders and between traditional allies. (Canada and England are now on our shit list?!?!)
These things go far beyond the insatiably greedy whims of a toxic narcissistic. For once, I agree with the Evangelicals. Trump’s rise to power does feel somehow biblical. Even an atheist such as myself believes — and not even metaphorically — that he is the antichrist whose ascendancy harkens the end of times.
The world is a tinderbox. Millions, perhaps billions, of people are on edge, barely holding back their panic, living with the heavy stone of dread in the pit of their gut. Tensions are high. Patience and compassion are low. Any small act can set off WWIII.
The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was not the reason for WWI. It was the match that lit the fuse on a huge stockpile of geopolitical dynamite. And now the human race finds itself, again, but one tiny spark away…
I wish I could be more hopeful. I hope I am wrong. For all our sakes.