What have we become?
The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor.Is this why Donald Trump was elected? Do those who voted for him find this appealing? Well, it's Africa, after all, so probably they do. Me, it makes feel sick.
So does thinking about the prospect of our planetary future, as Trump, surrounded by willingly deceived coal miners, signs away all of President Obama's climate change leadership. Literally, it makes me feel sick. And sad. And helpless.
Sure, letting other people starve so we can give our wealthiest citizens tax breaks doesn't really hurt Trump voters. But climate change, sooner or later, will. Does Trump really believe it's a hoax? Do he and his puppetmasters think their progeny will be fine, or don't they care as long as they're able to enrich themselves, now?
The best one can say about them is that they're delusional or stupid. The evidence suggests, though, that they're simply awful human beings. The worst of humanity. Greedy, selfish, pathological.
And, in many cases, elected.