Still Thinking About Paris

As this Chap mused ruefully, earlier

When US businesses are speaking out en masse in favor of the Paris Agreement, on business grounds, and the head of the EPA is agin it – well, summat’s definitely nasty oop i’t woodshed.

The  evident caprice and almost-risible evasions and denials suggest strongly this was not, shall we say, a consensus political decision … more an individual, less-considered agenda.

Where did the decision-making go wrong, the decision-makers lose their grip on reality? Maybe Neil DeGrasse Tyson can shed some (reflected) light..

Much of the dismantling of the American knowledge infrastructure - the education system, environmental protection, scientific research – is being done in the name of “freedom” –

… but in the present day, meaning not a freedom of identity and self-expression but “kicking off the expensive traces of the over-taxing, know-it-all gub’mint”: In summary, as the famous phrase has it, “Keeping The Government Out Of [My] Medicare.” History does not suggest good outcomes here.

I can only add one more thing … and that is here.

Oh - I guess one other thing … from Sadiq Khan’s staff …

“The Mayor is busy working with the police, emergency services, and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack and provide leadership and reassurance to Londoners and visitors to our city,” the spokesperson said. “He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police - including armed officers - on the streets.”

Source : The Independent - amongst many …


June 5, 2017