Trump will crash U.S. economy by committing to coal & oil instead of renewables

For many decades, the huge outside wall of the Greyhound bus station in downtown Olympia WA has proudly proclaimed that bus travel is the modern way to travel in America.

I always laugh. But Trump is even more ridiculous when he proposes coal as the modern future for the U.S. Trump is vigorously opposing solar, wind and other renewables. He is committing the U.S. economy to coal and oil as the future.

Truly modern nations such China and all of Europe are promoting solar, wind and other renewables. Trump has hitched the U.S.’s economy to a dead horse.

While the modern nations of the world – including the leading capitalist nations – are rapidly converting to solar, wind and other renewable energy, Trump and the Republican Party are utterly subservient to oil and coal companies. Republican-dominated states are passing laws to seriously discourage renewable energy. Trump and the national Republican Party are vigorously opposing renewables and recklessly committing themselves to coal and oil, as if those were the wave of the future.

China — the U.S.’s major competitor in global economics — and other nations are rapidly converting to renewables.  China and those other modern nations know solar and renewables are the wave of the future. Trump is betting on the future of coal and oil.

Trump will NOT “make America great.” He will make America obsolete and bankrupt.



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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093