...and the beat goes on,
Roxpert at KOS Media wrote the following:
Michael Lewis is a great author. This article came out today for the September Vanity Fair and is perhaps his most important work, better than all the others that were great themselves (Moneyball, Liar’s Poker, the Blind Side, the Big Short, etc.) Long, but well worth your time. Please share with others (as I’m doing here) if you think this is as important as I do.
Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House
This article is long-form journalism. It will grab you for the half-hour or so it will take for you to read it. It will appall you. It will scare you. It will make you realize that as bad as Trump has been, his administration is orders of magnitude worse, and the consequences could be catastrophic. Full of ideologues, disorganized, incompetent, and willfully ignorant.
This story is about the Department of Energy, and how that heroic agency does so much more than the public knows. And how the Trump ideologues couldn’t care less. Incurious about the DOE’s work to mitigate nuclear threats, including nuclear waste and loose weapon’s grade material, the Trump Administration is being criminally negligent. Their malfeasance is harming the brainpower and tasks of the DOE, and they don’t seem to care. Read Lewis’s article and you will be disgusted.
North Korea is not our biggest nuclear threat. Our own country is due to willful negligence from our own leadership. We are in great danger.
WHY THE SCARIEST NUCLEAR THREAT MAY BE COMING FROM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE
BY MICHAEL LEWIS
JULY 26, 2017
Donald Trump’s secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department’s budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand what the Department of Energy actually does? And what a horrible risk it would be to ignore its extraordinary, life-or-death responsibilities?
This is what happens when maximizing profits and personal gain is all that matters to our political leaders.
Imagine it’s going to be worse than you can imagine
And of course what do people want to do?
Double-down by justifying their willful-ignorance with ever greater acts of self-delusion and disconnect from what we are doing and the realities that barreling our way.