World Can’t Wait | January, 25 2017
January 24’s gag order on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its 2,000 scientists “suppresses the science that doesn’t fit [your government’s] religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.” The original World Can’t Wait Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime proves to be a prescient warning for the environmental destruction and climate change denial we face today. It deserves a fresh read.
Reactions to Donald Trump’s “strained relationship with the truth” illustrate the dilemma GOP lawmakers face: whether to go along with the President’s lies in the interest of political careers, or to contradictthe inaccurate remarks campaign aide Kellyanne Conway described as “alternative facts.”
But blind loyalty to the new chief executive (the top three Senate Republicans — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn of Texas, and John Thune of South Dakota — refused to disavow Trump’s false claim that millions of illegally cast ballots cost Trump the popular vote) is significantly different than deliberate suppression of “public-facing documents, including but not limited to news releases, photos, fact sheets, news feeds and social media content,” said Sharon Drumm, chief of staff at the Agricultural Research Service.
USDA research includes genetically modified foods — subject to a nationwide labeling battle — and the impact of pesticides. President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, climate change denying ex-Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, will put an end to all of that.
“The Department of Agriculture gag comes at the same time as an administration-imposed media blackout at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” adds Joel Connelly, seattlepi.com
, “forbidding press releases, updates on blogs or posts the the EPA’s social media accounts.”
The horrors expected of a dictator are confirmed and expanded (fasten your seat belts for the “Muslim Ban” scheduled for today) with each hour this illegitimate president remains in office. There is truly no time to lose. Drive Out the Trump Regime Now!