Mon, 6 February 2017
Coming up with a title for today was difficult. I'm not sure if I got it right or not, but I thought I'd focus a chunk of the show today on Trump's comments about Russia and the U.S. Government.
To say it's a political foe paw to speak about America's dark past would be an understatement. We're brought up hearing about all the wonderful things America, freedom, and capitalism have done for the world, and you know what, it's all true. But our government approved history books conveniently omit things like our war of aggression in the Philipeans, the Moro Rebellion, and My Lai.
It's not that we don't hear about these things, but we speak of them as though they are the exception to the rule, a few bad apples in an otherwise unblemished history. But the truth is far less pristine. America, like all nations, has committed its share of atrocities. Just don't mention it to anyone or you'll quickly be labeled anti-American.
Trump made such an error this weekend in his interview with Fox's Bill Oreilly. I want to talk with you about those comments and the criticisms of Trump in general. There's a lot of emotion but very little substance in the arguments being put forward.
Also, if you wonder why I'm so skeptical of climate change I'll give you more evidence today. It turns out NOAA intentionally falsified climate data to impact the recent Paris Climate Accord.
Nobody is looking out for you. Not even the people charged with doing just that.