On Monday, Donald Trump literally made the United States an empty chair when it comes to climate change. He and his aides offered up lame excuses. Then rump voiced an even lamer view of what should matter in the wake of this global environmental crisis. I talk about it in my most recent article for Torchlight Media.
Torchlight Media: Trump’s Empty Chair on Climate Change
Ken Cuccinelli recently mutilated of meaning behind the Statue of Liberty and “The New Colossus” to justify his racist policies. White nationalists right now sit in the highest seats of power in the land, pushing their horrid agendas and vandalizing our history to give them a sense of legitimacy. I broke down what’s going on. Check it out at Torchlight Media.
Torchlight Media: Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again
I wrote this on my Facebook wall, inspired by media and punditry’s continued silence on where we are now:
WARNING: POTENTIALLY UPSETTING DISCUSSION
Violated. Yesterday I felt broken. Today, I realize that a big part of that is I feel violated. I have had so many emotions and thoughts churning inside me regarding the most recent mass shootings, but this one had to come out.
A couple of weeks ago, Torchlight Media distilled my various Facebook posts on Trump’s Tweet telling four American citizens, duly elected congresswomen no less, to “go back home”, i.e., to a country other than the United States.
On this Fourth of July, I know a lot of people who have celebration plans. I know others who can’t bring themselves to celebrate, in light of certain humanitarian crises created by our own government with no remorse and no intention of mitigating anything any time soon. And I know of some who are all gung ho for a display of military might in Washington, DC because why shouldn’t there be?
When it comes to the immigration practices at the southern border, like many people, I find myself heart-heavy and mind overflowing with too many thoughts, all fighting to come out. In such circumstances, I can’t always find the words. Yet, I feel compelled to try. Here are the ones I managed. If they move you, if you feel they are useful, or if you feel they are effective in any way, please share and spread the word.
Torchlight Article: The Darkness of Trump’s Immigration Policy.
Warning: Linked article contains graphic images.
In Robert Mueller’s recent public statement on his investigation, he tried to make a case for why there was no need for him to testify before Congresss. Despite his protestations, several things remain unanswered. The Torchlight Media editorial staff came up with 10 possible questions for Mueller, and I filled in the background and the explanations for why these questions are important. Take a look.
Torchlight Media Article: “10 Questions Congress Should Ask Robert Mueller”
With the Mueller report completed but remaining unknown to Congress and the nation at large, we sit in a purgatory. Where some Americans sees proof positive of a witch hunt, and other Americans see a cover up of gross criminality, the truth probably lies somewhere in between those two poles. I thought I’d share some of my musings on the limits of what we know and why none of this so far should be surprising.
In the final installment of my series for Torchlight Media about Trump as a narcissistic bully, I talk about what such behavior from the top means for our society and ways we can address it.