Everything that Donald Trump does is a combination of good and bad and both are always out on the extremes.
His decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Change Accord is a typical example of classic Trump.
He deservedly won praise for carrying out an election promise. He said many times during his election campaign that he would scrap the Paris Accord and he did. It is a pity that more politicians don’t follow his example and carry out their promises.
He also gave the climate change fanatics a good kick in the head, which they richly deserve. Their vicious attacks on anyone who disagrees with, or reacts calmly to, their predictions of doom are an absolute insult to the intelligence of those of us who are moderates in search of practical solutions.
At time same time, Trump showed utter irresponsibility.
Whether or not climate change is occurring, the undeniable fact is that 7.5 billion human beings are polluting our planet every hour of every day and we have to do something sensible about it, despite Trump’s ridiculous denial of human impact.
In addition, his call for ‘America First’ is selfish, misguided, disastrous and doomed to failure as he gives up American leadership in the world and allows China to step into the vacuum.
But Trump is not the only one to blame for the situation the world now finds itself in.
There are far too many people making a pile of money out of Climate Change. Al Gore and Tim Flannery are doing very well out of it and have a vested interest in keeping the debate going for as long as possible. They are rivalled by a large group of chief deniers who earn massive public speaking fees debunking anything to do with global warming and its consequences.
In addition, there are too many politicians on both the left and right who are basing their political careers on this debate about the survival of humanity. In Tony Abbott’s case, he is banking his political comeback on it and is doing so in a highly irresponsible manner.
Lets forget about all of the above and ask ourselves, ‘Where do you and I go from here’?
I refuse to take part in the Global Warming and Climate Change debate except to vigorously debunk both sides. The whole issue is based on one side trying to dominate the other in an awful exercise of power and wealth.
Can I ask you to join me in campaigning against one thing – Pollution in all its forms – and forget about the absolute chaos of the Climate Change fiasco.
I know that every day I do something to pollute the world. So do you.
We do it by carelessly polluting and wasting water, accidently destroying the habitat of flora and fauna, driving our cars too much, wasting energy by the way we live, throwing trash into rivers and oceans, allowing miners to destroy landscape and not replace it, etc, etc.
7.5 billion people must stop doing this now.
Governments must set pollution standards for the way in which we act in our homes, our workplaces, our places of entertainment and the way we travel. And we must be taxed until we comply.
Only then will we have a clean world, free of pollution.
Does the current political establishment have the ability to lead us to this healthy state. No. Emphatically No.
But we are not without hope in the matter. In all political parties, there are a handful of good guys (male and female) who have the commitment and ability to lead us, but they are swamped by self serving drones and party hacks who are a total waste of space.
Let’s find the good guys and move on this. It can be done.
Here in Australia, we must ensure that all existing political parties are crushed at the next election. Then, we can put the remaining good guys together in an alliance that will not only get pollution under control, but will change the stupid economics that politicians now follow and replace it with a strategy based on intelligence, skill, achievement, compassion and fair play.
There will be many who read this article and say, ‘Poor old Everald. At 85 he is out there with the fairies and just has to stop drinking that rare single malt scotch whisky that is clouding his brain (even though it is quite superb).’
This may well be a sound assessment of me, but, at least, out of the geriatric fog, I will not just state my conviction, I will rise up out of my wheelchair and try valiantly to achieve what I have just written.
And God help any hack politician or sensationalist journalist who gets in my way.
As for Donald Trump, may he go down in history as evidence of how democracy has failed us all.
Yours at Large
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