The planet is transitioning under our onslaught to a new era called the Anthropocene. This era is the product of violent conquest, warfare, slavery, genocide and the Industrial Revolution, which began about 200 years ago and saw humans start to burn a hundred million years of sunlight stored in the form of coal and petroleum.
Tensions within President Donald Trump’s white nationalist base continued as former Republican state Rep. David Duke demanded that Trump fire senior White House advisor Jared Kushner. Duke, a convicted felon, is a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Washington State Rep. Matt Shea, a Republican representing Spokane, engaged with far-right extremists on the private messaging app Signal, proposing surveillance, “psyops” campaigns, and violent attacks on liberal activists.