As evidenced above, windmill cancer survivor George Conway can be tough on Trump, the Swamp King; however, he should give credit where credit is due: If it were not for Donald Trump, the dangers of windmills and windmill cancer would not be at the center of national attention.
Below: Various tweets from Twitter highlighting the new focus on windmill cancer that has grabbed the nation's attention -- thanks to Donald Trump!
Below: Cancer is not the only danger associated with windmills:
The word "windmill" literally comes from two Dutch words for "bird" and "killer":
c. 1300, from wind + mill, from German windmühle, from Dutch wyntmorten, or wynt (“bird”) + morten (“killer”)
In the 1500s and 1600s, the Netherlands were being overwhelmed by birds, including the bar-headed goose, the lesser white-fronted goose, the tundra bean goose, the common shelduck, and the ferruginous pochard. As a result, Dutch inventor Henk-jan Schoonbeek invented the "wyntmorten," or "bird killer" -- known today as the windmill.
Pictured at the right: Dutch inventor Henk-jan Schoonbeek invented the "wyntmorten," or "bird killer"
Poet Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request) knew of the power of the windmill in controlling the bird population, and he wrote about it in his poem "How ruthless are the windmills" (below on the left). Dickinson's poem inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem "How ruthless are the gentle" (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
How ruthless are the windmills –
How cruel are their kind –
Odd how their contacts with the Birds
Do brutalize the Wind –
By Emily Dickinson:
How ruthless are the gentle –
How cruel are the kind –
God broke his contract to his Lamb
To qualify the Wind –