The Sword of Damocles

Back in 1985 I contracted HIV (Human Immuno-deficiency Virus). My friends were dying off about one or two a week from AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). My doctor figured I would most likely be dead within a year. Yet, oddly I survived year after year after year. Around 2008, my doctor said that HIV treatment was now sufficiently advanced, and I would likely live out my natural life and die of some sort of heart or circulator problem.

On 2016-11-08, Donald Trump was elected president of the USA. Then everything changed again. Trump said I love war, including nuclear war.. He also said he believed climate change was a hoax, that he planned to stop all climate change abatement, that he planned to dismantle the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and start a program of maximal fossil fuel burning and general polluting with corporate profit being the only consideration. This announcement effectively stalled the Morocco climate change conference.

If he follows through on either promise, he will easily make the earth uninhabitable within his four year term. Granted, the actual destruction by runaway climate change will occur later.

It now looks as if my life will end as a consequence of Trump’s madness. This is also true for everyone else on earth, but very few people are willing to look that death in the face. Instead, they wishfully pretend they are perfectly safe and go meekly to their doom like Jews to the showers.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)