The Narcissist Denies Reality

The US is now in an ever-larger catastrophe due to climate change. California, so hot and dry and windy is going up in flames. Kansas and other fracked states are having earthquakes in their fracked fields. Their drinking water and ground water is contaminated by fracking chemicals and undrinkable. The middle and southern US states are becoming so dry that cannot grow the food we eat. Sea water cascades onto the shore line of many cities, a result of melting ice and hurricanes. Eventually, there will be so much water, it will not recede.

All of this is getting worse due to the burning of fossil fuel. But “45” denies the problem and states that he will take some of the oil from the Kurd region of Syria even though US does not own it. Is that not stealing? He thinks that the US should be proud of the transaction. His sense of entitlement moves him.  Narcissism and criminality flow into each other. It is hard to say where one ends and the other begins.

Trump is confronted by troubled scientists, environmentalists and child activists who beg him to stop.  In response he says that “climate change” is a falsehood invented by the Chinese. He ignores physical events which embody it. Do Senators believe him? No. But they have seen too many people thrown out of office after voicing a contradictory opinion. They think if Trump fails to be re-elected, their own voters will dump them. Republican loyalty has a base of fear.

 The Evangelicals call Trump an immature Christian. They ignore his betraying the rules of their faith. All that matters is that he is against abortion. Trump’s followers blind their eyes to serious miss steps he takes almost every day.

Democracy is going missing.

The Narcissist Denies Reality

The US is now in an ever-larger catastrophe due to climate change. California, so hot and dry and windy is going up in flames. Kansas and other fracked states are having earthquakes in their fracked fields. Their drinking water and ground water is contaminated by fracking chemicals and undrinkable. The middle and southern US states are becoming so dry that cannot grow the food we eat. Sea water cascades onto the shore line of many cities, a result of melting ice and hurricanes. Eventually, there will be so much water, it will not recede.

All of this is getting worse due to the burning of fossil fuel. But “45” denies the problem and boasted that he will take some of the oil wells in the Kurd region of Syria even though US does not own it. Is that not stealing? He thinks that the US should be proud of this transaction. A sense of entitlement moves him.  Narcissism and criminality flow into each other. It is hard to say where one ends and the other begins.

Trump is confronted by troubled scientists, environmentalists and child activists who beg him to stop.  In response he says that “climate change” is a falsehood invented by the Chinese. He ignores physical events which embody it. Do Senators believe him? No. But they have seen too many people thrown out of office after voicing a contradictory opinion. They think If Trump fails to be re-elected, their own voters will dump them. Republican loyalty has a base of fear.

 The Evangelicals call Trump an immature Christian. They ignore his betraying the rules of their faith. All that matters is that he is against abortion. Trump’s followers blind their eyes to serious miss steps he takes almost every day.

Democracy is going missing.

The Narcissist Denies Reality

The US is now in an ever-larger catastrophe due to climate change. California, so hot and dry and windy is going up in flames. Kansas and other fracked states are having earthquakes in their fracked fields. Their drinking water and ground water is contaminated by fracking chemicals and undrinkable. The middle and southern US states are becoming so dry that cannot grow the food we eat. Sea water cascades onto the shore line of many cities, a result of melting ice and hurricanes. Eventually, there will be so much water, it will not recede.

All of this is getting worse due to the burning of fossil fuel. But “45” denies the problem and bo that he would take some of the oil from the Kurd region of Syria even though US does not own it. Is that not stealing? He thinks that the US should be proud of the transaction. His sense of entitlement moves him.  Narcissism and criminality flow into each other. It is hard to say where one ends and the other begins.

Trump is, confronted by troubled scientists, environmentalists and child activists who beg him to stop.  In response he says that “climate change” is a falsehood invented by the Chinese. He ignores physical events which embody it. Do Senators believe him? No. But they have seen too many people thrown out of office after voicing a contradictory opinion. They think If Trump fails to be re-elected, their own voters will dump them. Republican loyalty has a base of fear.

 The Evangelicals call Trump an immature Christian. They ignore his betraying the rules of their faith. All that matters is that he is against abortion. Trump’s followers blind their eyes to serious mis steps he takes almost every day.

Democracy is going missing.

Don’t Be a Child Again


The world is crumbling around us. Drought out west and Africa. Burning heat inland, oceans rising due to ice melt to bury islands. Desert over vast areas where we once grew what we eat. City dwellers with a supermarket on every corner do not want to believe that starvation is on the way. They have two days worth of food in the fridge.

People who are beginning to panic in the face of environmental catastrophe are electing tyrants whose words are said to lull them into complacency and surrender. They are becoming children with tough parents again.

Hurricanes due to hot air rising, destroy Puerto Rico, take roofs and plants and trees and water and stock. Insects are killed by our chemical sprays so that birds have nothing to eat and are disappearing. Polar bears are tossed off melting ice bergs to drown. Ocean warming stops water moving from cold beneath to hot on the top which keeps the Gulf Stream moving. If there is no more cold bottom and top hot, the gulf stream may stop moving to keep our land temperate. Will it be fire or ice that wipes us out if we keep living and polluting as we do?

Kids who do not turn away from reality are gathering together and making demands from governing bodies who make promises soon forgotten. Congressional old timers, largely on corporate payrolls, do not think of using a different source of energy.

Trump wants to chop down the trees in the National Tongass in Alaska, the US’s largest forest, to open all of it to digging for oil. Trump has already replaced most of the EPA with people who are forest choppers and oil well diggers so there is no restraint. Trump is all impulse and no planning. He fires anyone who might disagree.

Bolsonaro, the new president of Brazil, is burning down the Amazon, the lungs of the world, opening it up for mining and farming. Does he know the danger of what he is doing. He treats world wide upset and condemnation as western interference. He hints he can be bribed by westerners who so much want the forest left intact.

How about Duterte, president of the Philippines? He uses eliminating drug use as an excuse for large scale murder of the poor. He gets people to turn in to him non-drug users, ordinary farmers to keep their own lives from Duterte’s killing spree. I would say he likes to kill.

Youth is alarmed and straight forward about the danger. The world we are creating is the one they will have to live in. Not so many adults. They say it will not happen to us. They say science will save us and hide their heads in the sand. They regress to childhood state of mind looking for a protective parent.

For our survival, for decency and respect of mother earth. we need to come back to an adult state of mind and find people to band with to decide what we need to do. We need to join hands and stand against the fossil fuel industry. We need to not obey false leaders who take our money for personal profit and put nothing into survival.

The King of Bankruptcy

When greed dominates your thinking, you miss seeing the greater picture. The waves of misery your blindness creates will reach your shores and drown you. Comes the issue of low gas or no gas cars. California wants to develop the plans for and then build 50 mpg cars. Cars are a major source of air pollution. More miles to the gallon lead to less exhaust. 50 miles to the gallon an improvement; an electric car releases none.  

Trump doesn’t want California to develop a 50 mpg. car because his car manufacturing pals would have to invest in the design and then have to spend money producing it. He eschews such investment because it costs money. His vision stops at money in the pocket.

What is the consequence of his not improving the US car’s gas usage? 50 mpg cars, electric cars, hybrid cars will sell in other countries. People around the world who are concerned with climate change as well as wanting to save money on gas will buy cars using less gas or no gas and reject the US gas guzzlers. Trump’s restricting this improvement will put his gas guzzling car industries out of business.

This self-designated genius is every day taking our nation deeper into bankruptcy. The huge tax gift to the “uber” rich is a prime example. It leave no money for the rest of us. One needs to make things that other people will buy to create and sustain an economy. Trump’s punishing China with a tax on materials used to create solar collectors led to their increasing their cost beyond the ability of US solar people to buy. So we see the US solar business shrinking. Our country totters on the edge of a pit of bankruptcy and debt.

Who is “45” going to blame for this? He cannot see his mistakes. Vanity is blind.

The Bankrupt Post Office Scam

Just got a request in the mail from the huge, central Post Office across the park from me in Brooklyn Heights. They are begging for a few hundred dollars to add to what they have already received, to keep the post office from being closed… today!

Closed? What? At all times this post office is crowded with people seeking every kind of postal service. How broke can it be? Post offices are a public service not there to make a profit.

Simple. The greedy government crowd gets financial kick backs from those people/corporations that will assume ownership and make a ton of money from selling stamps and delivering mail, made a recent rule that the post office has to have their retirement funds available for every new employee.

There is not another corporation in this country that acts this way. It is a trap to create bankruptcy and a take over. There is no way for the post office to have that money up front. Private postal services will not be built in out-of-the way places where the population is poor and cannot pay for it, like they can’t pay for medical bills and schools and school supplies. These people will be deprived of a mail service.


Why do the ultra rich want to take over the post office business? Money is a kind of addiction. There is no such thing as having enough of it when you’ve already got a lot. When Trump gave the mega rich billions in tax relief, do you believe for one second that there was any kind of trickle down? The receivers of this money worship a flag featuring dollar signs over the words “give me more.”


Too many people give in to increasing impoverishment. They feel broken and powerless. Having no mail service cuts them off from everyone out there. We need to stand up for the post office. We need take back some of the donated funds from those who need it least. Using money for public services including the post office is what a democratic government does.

Kids Lead the Climate March

Adults speak about environmental problems but are too busy or distracted to do anything about it. Busy includes hanging out, buying stuff, traveling, getting a new car and so forth. It is not until climate disaster is at their back door that they become alerted and usually overwhelmed.

At this time, it is those who do least to pollute that are hardest hit. Drought keeps their crops from growing so they starve. Flood takes their crops and houses and electric lines and water. Hospitals are wrecked by typhoons and under-supplied with drugs. Gangs attack helpless victims for whatever they can get. Then these victims flee to the US border.

Our president who refuses to believe in climate change calls the fleeing victims “enemies”; labels them rapists and gangsters who will harm us. Says the kids who the adults walk with are not their own, only an act to get by our borders. His/our keeping the children in cages away from their parents, from which they will never recover. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) tends to last for life. He does not believe in climate change and takes no blame for the corporate behavior which is destroying life on earth. Trump even spoke of the getting together with his favorite dictator.

Right now I am concerned whether to pay my dues to FEMA should my nearby river once more flood my house and I need FEMA insurance to recover. Trump just promised to take 155 million dollars from FEMA to build more cages for the children or is it to build his wall? I asked my insurance people if they knew about it. The woman said the money was still there and she didn’t want to discuss politics. She is a head in the ground ostrich who knows nothing about the climate.

Greta Thunberg, now a 16 year old activist woke up to the disaster age 8, 9, 10. Her distress turned into a serious depression when she saw no one, including parents and sister doing anything about it. She stayed home from school for more than a year, all the time reading about the climate. So sad, she was relatively mute. Didn’t eat and lost a lot of weight. Then she began to see that she could do something which lifted her spirits. She sat in front of the Swedish Embassy with a sign saying Climate Strike all day for 3 weeks until there was a vote. Then she sat on Fridays. She still does even on the wind powered sail boat coming to the US.

Kids began to hear about her Greta. Some came to sit with her; some began to sit with her around the world.  They tried to talk to their money-hypnotized politicians. More and more kids began to react. Greta warned the frightened politicians that the kid/activists are not going to disappear. She said that the parents are acting like children so the children need to take necessary action. Kids are watching species disappear; learning about people starving and drowning.   

The 9/20’s Climate Crisis march in New York was wonderfully full of all kinds of people, 250,000, but most of all of kids. They had signs that were funny and terrifying. They chanted, “This is what democracy looks like.” Real leaders are emerging, people who know they have everything to lose if they do not stop the environmental landslide.

A mind contained by the idea of getting new things is a way to keep us blind. We cannot buy survival when the air and water is polluted. We all breathe the same air. We cannot survive with the lack of oxygen should we cut down all the trees in the Amazon. We cannot create food the soil does not produce. We cannot push back the rising seas that engulf our cities.

Act to conserve life and stop the industry generated life supporting- train wreck.