a great piece from a couple of weeks back …
Ignorant, Friendless, and Uncaring: Trump’s Paris Agreement Decision Is a Reflection of Himself
In President Trump’s extravagantly stupid speech yesterday announcing that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, one lie, among the series of lies that he told, stood out. Trump said, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Put aside the myopic view that Pittsburgh is no less a part of a world affected by climate change than Paris and thus would benefit from mitigating the effects of global warming. Put aside even the thought that Trump seems to think that because the pact was finalized in Paris, it’s about Paris.
Instead, focus on the Pittsburgh part. Because, see, if Trump were representing the citizens of that city, who voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton (115,000 to Trump’s 32,000), he would have stayed in the agreement. In fact, Trump’s ignorance about Pittsburgh goes far, far deeper. It’s as if he still thinks that the city is dependent on the steel industry when, in reality, the economy of the city has very little to do with steel anymore. It’s a high-tech center, and the health care industry, among other highly-skilled fields, provides far more employment. This is not to mention that Pittsburgh is a leader among cities in moving to clean energy.
In other words, invoking Pittsburgh as an example of a place that he thinks he’s helping shows that Trump not only completely misunderstands the Paris agreement, but he doesn’t know shit about the United States.
The blizzard of idiocy that Trump spouted yesterday was the ranting of a paranoid, hateful, and profoundly friendless man. Look at what he said: “At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as a country? We want fair treatment for its citizens, and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. And they won’t be. They won’t be.”
Who the fuck is demeaning us? Who the fuck is laughing at us? Give us a single example of a country that is laughing at us for any reason other than, “Holy Jesus fuckballs, did you hear what American’s idiot king said today? They are sooo fucked.” This is how small and pathetic Trump is. It is better to swat at imaginary laughter than to stand up and act like something matters more than he does. Meanwhile, those allegedly laughing countries are going to lap us in the clean energy industry. And Trump just told them that the United States is not to be trusted.
Everything that came out of his face anus was turd-like. “It is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree — think of that; this much — Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100,” he said, which completely misreads the research on that. He said that the United States “can’t build…coal plants.” Yeah, we can. And as far as jobs, man, there are more jobs in the renewable energy industry than in fossil fuels right now. Those solar jobs need protecting, too. But that doesn’t play to his Neanderthal base. What we need to be doing is establishing job retraining programs to help places transition so they can be more like Pittsburgh and less like West Virgina.
Instead of looking forward, Trump is heading back in time. “[T]he current agreement effectively blocks the development of clean coal in America — which it does [note: no, it doesn’t], and the mines are starting to open up,” the president blustered. “We’re having a big opening in two weeks. Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, so many places. A big opening of a brand-new mine. It’s unheard of. For many, many years, that hasn’t happened.” It’s like saying that he’s going to invest in ink wells and quill pens because he needs to protect the feather pluckers of Michigan and the vast ink mill workers of Virginia, and the United States will never give up those jobs for your fancy typewriter machines. Pointy metal nibs will make America great again.
Trump seems to think he can negotiate a better deal. I’m not sure what deal is better than “voluntary compliance” and “set your own standards,” as the Paris agreement say. Is it that we’ll only do it if every country pays us to do it? That seems to be the Trump extortion way.
The Paris Accord was important not because of what it did, since everything in it was voluntary, but because of what it demonstrated. Two hundred nations acknowledged the reality of climate change and said, “Well, shit, we better try something.” What the fuck makes the United States so fucking special here? What knowledge do we have that other countries don’t? And why aren’t countries like India and Greece worried about job loss? Oh, right, because the fuckin’ oceans are rising.
It took a decade to negotiate and, even then, it was modified to suit the nutzoids in the U.S. President Obama didn’t try to get it ratified in the Senate because the Senate is run by motherfuckers who don’t give a shit if their grandkids drown or starve to death. The deal was as much symbolic as anything. It relied on everyone not being a dick, and then we went and elected the prickiest dick ever. Symbolism is important, and Trump took it and pissed on it.
This action is Trump in a nutshell. Greedy, isolated, deranged, and utterly oblivious to consequences beyond silencing the imaginary laughter. That it pisses off that fairy in France and that bitch in Germany and all those traitor liberals is all the more reason to do it. Trump can’t imagine that what’s good for the rest of the world might be good for us. Look at the man himself. No friends. No charity. Nothing that doesn’t profit himself or his odious family of twat mites.
We are living out the fantasies of a delusional megalomaniac. That his interests happen to cross with those of his party merely assures that whatever destruction he brings, no one will try to stop him.
This is what it’s like to be alone. Maybe he just wanted us to feel the self-loathing that he feels every second of his miserable, worthless life.
by the rude pundit