This week, we’ve seen a parade of Donald J. Trump’s far-right cabinet appointees attempting to tone themselves down (with help from pliant GOP senators) for the general public with half-truths and evasions. They were not challenged on some key issues. Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, didn’t admit his company’s complicity in fooling the public about the danger of climate change, e.g. In particular, Mike Pompeo for CIA got off amazingly lightly.
Good piece here. While Sessions and Tillerson get more press, Pompeo represents some of the worst that Trump has to offer.
It feels like we are in the middle of a horror show, but it has not even begun.
Anytime anyone assumes that defeating ISIS/Daesh is a U.S. objective, I get an attack of cognitive dissonance. The U.S. was instrumental in creating ISIS/Daesh, has continued to support them with propaganda, weapons and supplies, and really wants to defeat Assad because he refuses to kowtow to U.S. demands for control of oil and money.
Big business ONLY obligation to anyone is to maximize profits for the firm's shareholders. Anyone who does NOT contribute to corporate profits either as cheap labor or as consumer of high profit products is dead weight and would be more useful to business dead.