Mercy, Mercy Me (Donald Trump’s Ecology)

Marvin Gaye spoke about the Ecology when many artists were afraid to. His second single from the 1971 “What’s Going On” album was controversial and many stations initially wouldn’t play it. It won a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was both observant and prescient, also ignored. As ineffective as Donald Trump has been with major legislation. He’s literally killing us with small nicks and cuts.

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Whoa, ah, mercy mercy me
Oh things ain’t what they used to be, no no
Where did all the blue skies go?
Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east

On February 17,2017, Donald Trump appointee Scott Pruitt is confirmed as EPA Administrator. He doesn’t believe in climate change.

Whoa mercy, mercy me
Oh things ain’t what they used to be, no no
Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas, fish full of mercury

On March 2nd, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rescinded a ban on lead ammunition which can poison birds and animals on Federal lands and waters. The EPA withdraws a request for more information on Methane gas emissions and other volatile compounds. Trump worried about the cost to oil and gas companies.

Ah, oh mercy, mercy me
Ah things ain’t what they used to be, no no
Radiation underground and in the sky
Animals and birds who live nearby are dying

On March 24th, the State Department approves the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Oh mercy, mercy me
Oh things ain’t what they used to be
What about this overcrowded land
How much more abuse from man can she stand?

On March 29th, the EPA stops trying to ban the use of Chlorpyrifos on up to 40,000 farms. The insecticide has already been banned for household use and can cause brain damage in children and farm workers, even at low levels. EPA chemical safety experts were against the decision. Trump’s Dept. of Agriculture said it was, “helpful to farmers.”

Oh, no no, na, na na, na
My sweet Lord, na, na, na
My Lord, my sweet Lord

On June 1st, Donald Trump announces the US will pull out of the Paris Climate Accords. One of the factors in his decision was not liking the way the new French President shook his hand at the recently concluded G-7 meetings.

Mercy, mercy me…

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