pulga wrote: ↑Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:34 pmTo begin with I don't consider Trump bashing a healthy activity, neither for oneself nor for society. He was duly elected President of the United States and his views ought to be considered without the incessant mockery and distortion that borders on dishonesty. I suppose it comes down to tolerance and the importance one places on the need to compromise for the sake of social harmony.
I agree that "Trump bashing" is unhealthy, as is "incessant mockery and distortion" of his views. On the other hand, I think we have a moral duty to speak out against the evil and corrupt actions of those in power.
As for considering his views, I've done that (as much as anyone can discern them through his smokescreen of lies and evasions) and I have not been impressed at all.
Look at his deeds. He has actively opposed and undermined Obama-era energy reforms within the US from the moment he took office. In that context, conceding that climate change is real is purely window-dressing.As for climate change, President Trump has conceded that it is real, though he is conflicted about the impact dealing with it might have on the American economy. In his eyes the Paris Agreement was a bad deal for America, especially when considering the negligible commitments from China and India which pose the real threat to the future of the planet.
Correction: "The US" does not continue to push for cleaner energy or develop the technology to achieve that goal. Individuals, cities and states are doing that (and I applaud them for it) in the face of wholesale opposition from the US government.Even outside of the accord the U.S. still continues to push for cleaner energy and is developing the technology to achieve that goal. It's no surprise that many are ambivalent about whether the U.S. is in the accord or not.