Liberal professor makes clear Trump’s election is a “catastrophe”

(INTELLIHUB) — Professor of History at California State University Sacramento and Huff Post contributor Joseph A. Palermo came forth last week with a climate change piece in which he managed to bash President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican leadership before managing to defame himself.

In his post titled “Republicans, Climate Change and the New Reality” the liberal professor made it “clear” that the election of Donald Trump as the “45th President of the United States” is a “catastrophe” in which “the country (and the world) seem to be awaiting the consequences” of.

“There were many complex social, political, and economic forces that produced the Trump catastrophe, but no amount of disassembling and deflecting will change the fact that the Republican Party made this happen,” wrote the professor, before going on to knock “Trump’s appointments to his White House and cabinet.”

Palermo called Trump’s tweets “petulant” and even alluded to what he calls Trump’s “cavalier attitude” toward nuclear weaponry.

Sinking his teeth into the meat of his crux, the professor is literally calling for Trump to be barred from Twitter and other technologies, writing:

“Through his public statements and personnel choices Trump has made it clear that he rejects the science of climate change. I’ve always believed that people who dismiss science in one area shouldn’t be able to benefit from science in others. If Trump and his cohort believe the science of global warming is bogus then they shouldn’t be allowed to use the science of the Internet for their Twitter accounts, the science of global positioning for their drones, or the science of nuclear power for their weaponry.”

Palermo goes on in the piece to demonize “oil, coal, and gas companies” which he says “use the same scientific methodology to extract resources that climate scientists use to confirm the planetary disaster that awaits us.”

But the true hatred inside this liberal’s soul shimmers the most when he blames ‘everyone who surrounds Trump’ and the “Republican leadership” for rejecting “the science of climate change.”

“It’s not just the people around Trump who reject the science of climate change. The leadership of the Republican Party — from House Speaker Paul Ryan to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to the chairs of the key science and technology committees in Congress, to the Republicans’ favorite think tanks — all share the fossil fuel industry’s preference that the U.S. government does nothing to address the most serious planetary crisis humanity has ever faced.”


“The Trump Republicans not only reject science when it conflicts with their donors’ bottom line, they’ve moved to rebuffing “facts,” scientific or otherwise,” wrote Palermo.

The caveat is when the professor actually professes that “the Democrats are trying to remain in the fact-based world and accept the validity of scientific inquiry.” A statement that is obviously laughable, to say the least.

The professor goes on to question “what the propaganda function of the State will look like under President Trump” and claims the new Administration “will have the newest most technologically advanced tools at its disposal to twist facts and alter “reality.” We haven’t seen anything yet.”

Earlier this week Palermo was invited by Fox News to appear on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” allowing the professor to better explain his methodology and clarify his position on the matter.

During the first minute of the broadcast, Palermo admitted that he has “relatives” who believe the earth is only “six-thousand years old,” showcasing the gene pool which he’s derived from, moreover admitting that he is the “first person” in his “family to go to college.”

Touting fallacies the professor carried on with the shocking claim that “98 percent of the world’s scientists believe” in climate change, before being torn into by Carlson, who asked him to substantiate his claims. The professor then cited that there are ‘trained scientists’ at “NOAA, NASA, DARPA, [and] the Pentagon” who can confirm climate change and said that it’s ‘very real.’

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