There is no need to even take a cursory look at the short video on what a Trump presidency means for climate change. Indeed, when we consider the hypocritical hyperbole from the Oval Office’s present incumbant, it doesn’t mean very much, even if the President-elect did refer to climate change as a Chinese hoax , while Obama spoke of global warming as being “terrifying”. ”
Terrifying, it is, but even if we can ignore the continued fracking and other environmental disasters in the United States, the news from the ‘Guardian’ that “through the US Export-Import Bank, Barack Obama’s administration has spent nearly $34bn supporting 70 fossil fuel projects around the world.” should surely turn our stomaches. After all, not only is the human cost of these fossil fuel projects incalculable, but we also effectively have one more blatant example of how this hypocrite facilitated some of the poorest people on the planet going through a veritable hell on earth, so that corporate America could continue to exploit, rob, and destroy, the planet.
It might seem that the bottom of the barrel was reached with George W Bush, although with Trump it might even mean going deeper. However, there should be no delusions on our part, the hypocritical frauds that are the Clintons and Obama, are every bit as disgusting and, perhaps, even more so as than idiots like Bush and Trump. Indeed, it might even be that with Trump referring to global warming as a chinese hoax there is a hope of sorts. After all the emperor has no clothes and he will continue to reveal himself time and time again as the naked buffoon that he is.
Of course, it will be business as usual for corporate America and the capitalist clock is ticking. Or, in other words, with Trump nothing much has changed, except that as far as saving the planet it is now closer to five past than it is to five to midnight. Nevertheless, at least now there can be very little subterfuge and very little disguise.
Surely, for all and sundry, the idiot that is Donald Trump will be much easier to suss out than “Mr sweet talking guy”, the hype man, the hypocrite. A man who spouted platitudes and hypocritical hyperbole for eight years while helping implement a neo-liberal economic agenda and a neo-conservative foreign policy that saw the one percent get richer at the expense of everyone else and a continuation of America’s wars all over the planet.