Saturday, December 28, 2019


"I never understood wind. You know, I know windmills very much. I've studied it better than anybody I know. It's very expensive. They're made in China and Germany mostly — very few made here, almost none. But they're manufactured tremendous — if you're into this — tremendous fumes. Gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint — fumes are spewing into the air. Right? Spewing. Whether it's in China, Germany, it's going into the air. It's our air, their air, everything — right? They kill the birds. You want to see a bird graveyard? You just go. Take a look. A bird graveyard. Go under a windmill someday. You'll see more birds than you've ever seen ever in your life. You know, in California, they were killing the bald eagle. If you shoot a bald eagle, they want to put you in jail for ten years. A windmill will kill many bald eagles. It's true.  If you killed one, they put you in jail. That's OK. But why is it okay for these windmills to destroy the bird population? And that's what they're doing. I've seen the most beautiful fields, farms, fields — most gorgeous things you've ever seen, and then you have these ugly things going up. If you own a house within vision of some of these monsters, your house is worth fifty percent of the price."
I submit this rambling monologue not as much as an impeachable offense, but rather as an offense to any sentient being. These were the words of the "president" to the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit last week. It's one thing to say this group skews a little to the right, but their rabid support of this guy, whose favorite color is orange according to his ramblings, makes me wonder about the future of our youth. It would be one thing if Alec Baldwin had gotten up on stage and started raving like this and it was part of some comedy skit. Not so. This was a scheduled personal appearance by the "president," not a drunken tirade given at last call by the guy at the end of the bar. There were lights. There were cameras. There were recording devices. The absence of apologies or clarifications about any of the "facts" contained in his diatribe tells me that there are vast swaths of humanity willing to gobble up this swill without bothering to examine any of the content. It's just great to see someone sticking it to "the man." 
Except this is "the man." The man to whom on any given day half of our country is looking up to as the man with a plan. The same guy who wants to make a Space Force to defend our planet from invaders does not understand wind. 
Sleep tight, America. 

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