My visual Freudian slip

A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. (Noah Berger/AP)

I was reading a news item this morning about Trump and the frightening new climate change report that he released in the wee hours of Black Friday night, hoping few would see it.

The New York Times said the report’s findings “are directly at odds with President Trump’s agenda of environmental deregulation ….”

I first read that as “Trump’s agenda of environmental degradation.”

Old eyes. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

 



Categories: climate change, Green, Politics

12 replies

  1. When I read that before I got to your next to the last sentence, I saw degradation also…really. And that’s is what he truly means and the two words are one in the same in this instance.

  2. Sometimes our brains fill in the correct version..

  3. My first thought, a science ignoramus for a president! On second thought, maybe not so ignorant. It’s just that he only cares about what is likely to directly affect him. The people are suffering? Let them eat cake.

  4. I think you read that correctly. When you consider his long term goal, disruption of the status quo to create controversy and conflict, there’s no reason why we should expect him to care about the environment..

  5. I can’t imagine why he is taking this stand against the science of climate change. I mean, what’s in it for him, except for disrupting, as Joared says, the status quo? He thinks he is protected by his money and power, so the sooner ‘somebody’ lowers the boom, the better!

    • I think he’s an ignorant man who refuses to recognize anything that might inconvience him personally. As you said, he thinks his money and power will protect him from anything. And he probably thinks he’s winning lots of votes by refiring the coal industry and reducing emission standards for many, many industries. It’s hard to calculate how much damage he might do before we get him out of office, but we’re losing ground every day he’s there.

“I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope.” ~ Cornel West

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