Saturday, April 22, 2017

Here We Are

Here we are at the precipice of a new American Dark Age. 

The Trumpist Republicans are openly and shamelessly suppressing science. They are freezing grants, shutting down NASA climate research, and muzzling the scientific voices of the EPA and other agencies. 

How is this making America great? 

While the economic giveaways flow ever upward to Wall Street and the wealthiest micro-minority, the flood of deception, dishonesty and disinformation from the far Right has reduced our nation to the sad and degrading circumstances that demand a “March for Science”. 

Ignorance is strength in Trumpistan, comrades. Ignorance is the tool of the enemies of democracy, equality and freedom. Ignorance is the ally of the greedy and the swindlers, the weapon of authoritarians in power, and the leverage of polluters. 

Informed and sane Americans must resist and persist against the dark forces of ignorance, avarice and suppression. 

And it is inspiring to see so many of those real Americans, and true patriots, marching and speaking out today. 

They are the kind of Americans who make America great.

“I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people’s politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson