With this fascist regime, every force that seeks to despoil, poison, and destroy nature is unleashed, science is denied and suppressed, and ignorance and backwardness are proudly trumpeted. In the face of what is already a catastrophic and potentially existential environmental emergency, this fascist regime is putting their foot on the gas pedal.
As the planet plunges toward ecocide, Trump is clamping down and censoring scientists who speak the truth, their departments shut down and/or their ability to influence things eliminated. While science points to the need to stop pumping carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, Trump proclaims his love affair with coal and does everything possible to promote fossil fuels, the primary source of greenhouse gases, all the while ignorantly mocking the science, reality and effects of global warming. As a signature move, he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accords. Restrictions on pesticides and other dangerous chemicals were completely inadequate in the first place: now they are going, going, gone. Air, water, soil, and the oceans are all fair game for any and all efforts to capitalize off of nature—for profit and plunder.
And this is all being done with a savage and gleeful passion on the part of those leading the assault—from the science-denying Christian fascists who assert God-given dominion over “Nature” to the capitalists given free rein to extract the greatest profit from its plunder, consequences be damned.
The destruction of the environment did not begin with the Trump/Pence regime, the latest rulers and overseers in the U.S. of the worldwide system of capitalism-imperialism. This system is driven to exploit the environment with little regard for the consequences, driven by competing blocs of capital to “expand or die,” including nation-states of today. This is why whatever efforts there are to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted worldwide by the functioning of this system, historically powered by fossil fuels, are nowhere close to meeting even the modest goals of the Paris accord. Only an actual revolution to get rid of this system gives humanity a real chance to save the planet—go here for more.
With all of the destruction of the environment already underway, as this list shows, what the Trump/Pence regime is unleashing is accelerating this to possibly irreversible extremes, with horrific consequences for humanity. And for any possibility of a radically different and far better world, this fascist regime needs to be driven #OutNow through mass sustained nonviolent mobilization of millions of people. Go here for more on the #OutNow movement.
The Destruction of the Planet by Capitalism-Imperialism, by Bob Avakian, an excerpt
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- Denying and Suppressing the Science of Climate Change
- Expanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Befouling the Air and Water
- Attacking National Monuments and Public Lands
- Reversing Protections for Endangered Species
- Trump’s Environmental Advisers: A Rogue’s Gallery of Climate Deniers, Fossil Fuel Advocates, and Crooks
Bob Avakian, "Not fit caretakers of the earth"
This system and those who rule over it are not capable of carrying out economic development to meet the needs of the people now, while balancing that with the needs of future generations and requirements of safeguarding the environment. They care nothing for the rich diversity of the earth and its species, for the treasures this contains, except when and where they can turn this into profit for themselves.... These people are not fit to be the caretakers of the earth.
Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:29
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