Sunday, July 1, 2018

It's Incontrovertible, We Are in the Stupidest Possible Timeline

Sometimes, it feels as if we have slid into a parallel universe, an alternative timeline in which we are now living on a changeling Earth, and not a badass techo-sorcery Changeling Earth. There is a prevailing sense of surreality as we see the President of the United States engaging in trade wars with Canada, mulling over the dissolution of NATO, and getting played by the dictator of North Korea.

There have been indications that we are living in the stupidest timeline, and I believe we now have confirmation: the Trump administration has apparently drafted an anti-WTO bill called the US FART Act. The people can't even do Orwellianism right.

UPDATE: There's a Crap-and-Trade joke in here somewhere...


Harry Hamid said...

Back in the old days, when Michael Parenti, Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, and Michael Moore convinced me that these trade deals and the unelected, unaccountable, unappealable "courts" overseeing them were bad, I read that even if we wanted to get out, we'd still have to abide by the rules for some long period of time during which we were subject to the possible repercussions of doing things that infringed on "free trade."

Incidentally, I don't know how I feel about free trade anymore. I do know there's a tendency for me to want to get on the other side of every issue from Donald Trump even if it is a kneejerk response.

Maybe Parenti, Nader, Chomsky, and Moore just could have predicted Trump and his FART Act.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I believe that fair trade, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and workers' rights, is the way to go. Any Trump administration deals would be far from humane or sustainable.