Politics Why a second Trump presidency would be disastrous

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According to an analysis by Carbon Brief, a Trump election win could add 4bn tonnes to US emissions by 2030.

Put another way, the extra 4GtCO2e from a second Trump term would negate – twice over – all of the savings from deploying wind, solar and other clean technologies around the world over the past five years.

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This is not an issue pertaining to democracy any more. We are talking about the future of the planet for younger and coming generations all around the world. If Trump wins and implements such policies he could be remembered in history books as one of the main culprits for making a good part of the world inhabitable, making him one of the worst leaders ever in history - worse then Hitler, Stalin or Mao. It's beyond unconceivable for me that half of Americans can't see that and are ready to elect him again. I am not saying that Biden is a good president, but he is clearly the lesser of two evils.
 
Then there is this.

View attachment De Niro on Trump.mp4

Here’s Robert De Niro’s full statement about how Donald Trump should NEVER be president again:

“I’ve spent a lot of time studying bad men. I’ve examined their characteristics, their mannerisms, the utter banality of their cruelty.

Yet there’s something different about Donald Trump. When I look at him, I don’t see a bad man. Truly.

I see an evil one.

Over the years, I’ve met gangsters here and there. This guy tries to be one, but he can’t quite pull it off. There’s such a thing as “honor among thieves.” Yes, even criminals usually have a sense of right and wrong.

Whether they do the right thing or not is a different story — but — they have a moral code, however warped.

Donald Trump does not. He’s a wannabe tough guy with no morals or ethics. No sense of right or wrong. No regard for anyone but himself — not the people he was supposed to lead and protect, not the people he does business with, not the people who follow him, blindly and loyally, not even the people who consider themselves his “friends.” He has contempt for all of them.

We New Yorkers got to know him over the years that he poisoned the atmosphere and littered our city with monuments to his ego. We knew first hand that this was someone who should never be considered for leadership. We tried to warn the world in 2016.

The repercussions of his turbulent presidency divided America and rattled New York City beyond imagination. Remember how we were jolted by crisis in early 2020, as a virus swept the world.

We lived with Donald Trump’s bombastic behavior every day on the national stage, and we suffered as we saw our neighbors piling up in body bags.

The man who was supposed to protect this country put it in peril, because of his recklessness and impulsiveness. It was like an abusive father ruling the family by fear and violent behavior. That was the consequence of New York’s warning getting ignored. Next time, we know it will be worse.

Make no mistake: the twice-impeached, 4-time indicted Donald Trump is still a fool. But we can’t let our fellow Americans write him off like one. Evil thrives in the shadow of dismissive mockery, which is why we must take the danger of Donald Trump very seriously.

So today we issue another warning. From this place where Abraham Lincoln spoke — right here in the beating heart of New York — to the rest of America:
This is our last chance.

Democracy won’t survive the return of a wannabe dictator.

And it won’t overcome evil if we are divided.

So what do we do about it? I know I’m preaching to the choir here. What we’re doing today is valuable, but we have to take today into tomorrow – take it outside these walls. We have to reach out to the half of our country who have ignored the hazards of Trump and, for whatever reason, support elevating him back into the White House.

They’re not stupid, and we must not condemn them for making a stupid choice. Our future doesn’t just depend on us. It depends on them.

Let’s reach out to Trump’s followers with respect. Let’s not talk about “democracy.” “Democracy” may be our holy grail, but to others it is just a word, a concept, and in their embrace of Trump, they’ve already turned their backs on it.

Let’s talk about right and wrong. Let’s talk about humanity.

Let’s talk about kindness. Security for our world.

Safety for our families.

Decency.

Let’s welcome them back.

We won’t get them all, but we can get enough to end the nightmare of Trump, and fulfill the mission of this “Stop Trump Summit.”
 

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Much less important than destroying the planet and making half of it uninhabitable, but still, here is another reason not to vote for Trump.

The Trump-Orbán plan to end the war: cutting democratic Ukraine off from any aid and offering victory to the invading autocrat Putin.

View attachment Trump Orban plan.mp4
 
Funny and sad at the same time.

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I've been saying for over 20 years (since George Bush Jr) that the Republican party are a bunch of ultra-conservative religious nut jobs. Someone posted that on Twitter and it's not far from the truth.

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Trump stance on Global Warming is horrible beyond eyes. Hopefully future Republican president candidates won't be like this.
I wish the state could lower his power when it comes to GW cause.
 

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