Sonic Youth wrote:Anyway, here's my bold prediction. Trump is NOT going to pull out of the Paris accord.
And you were wrong.
I can't believe that anyone was predicting he wouldn't pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. This was one the easiest of his campaign promises he could uphold for his base and he'll do anything
to keep them happy. Even if it's just for a couple of hours.
And I maintain it was not an unreasonable prediction.
I mean, he promised to pull out of NATO and he went back on that, and he promised to pull out of NAFTA and he went back on that, and he promised to start a trade war with China and the "currency manipulator" and he went back on that, and he promised to pull out of the Iran deal and he went back on that. And anyone who actually follows the news - anyone who's not a "low-information voter" - might have seen a pattern here (considering that they are all regarding international treaties, and that he reportedly was persuaded by other people inside and outside his administration).
Anyone who predicted he would act on those predictions were also wrong. But I'd rather be wrong making an informed prediction than pop up four days after the fact to chide someone about it. At least the former takes some initiative. The latter takes none at all.
Is this really the issue you feel most compelled to clarify on a day like this?
This seems really trite to call Greg out on. As if there aren't seven to eight things to clarify, discuss, or dissect about this current administration on any given day.
That..... was the exact point I was making? That there are more important things to discuss than whether Trump outlasts the Paris Agreement or not. Do you see now that the point you just made to me is exactly the point I made?
And that, in the midst of the back-and-forth, I actually did clarify, discuss and dissect a few other "things" related to the Accord. Didn't I? I brought up the long-term consequences, and I mentioned how some states and companies would independently follow the Accord's guidelines anyway. You could have actually replied to those "things" and you could have made a valuable contribution, you know.