As you have likely heard, last week gave us one of those rare glimpses into just how fully hypocrisy fills out the Democratic party with the commencement of the COP26 global climate control summit in Glasgow, Scotland. It was here that the likes of Democratic President Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris, their climate czar John Kerry, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and many more traveled thousands of miles on private jets and rode in 80-car motorcades, all to talk about how they were going to fix our climate.
The irony is massive, to say the least, particularly since their number one plan is to simply eliminate all things fossil fuel-related. You know, oil, gas, coal, and everything that has ever used those damaging resources to better human life.
But that’s far from the worst of it.
Take the not-so rousing speech of Biden’s head of climate control, John Kerry, for example.
When he was given the opportunity to speak to the world’s most hypocritical elite, he declared that by the year 2030, the US wouldn’t “have coal. We will not have coal mines.”
No doubt, the effort to abolish such things went over well with the who’s who of the depraved climate control society.
But for those of us living in the real world, the implications of such are all but practical.
You see, coal has been a major source of energy in the United States for decades now. It has built communities, warmed homes, kept the lights on for millions of families. But even more than that, the coal industry has employed a massive number of untold workers throughout the years.
Currently, that number sits at around 42,000, according to the data company Statista. That’s 42,000 Americans who depend on the coal industry not only to power their homes and keep them warm but to put food on the table, clothes on their kids’ backs, and pay the mortgage.
And then, of course, there are the many communities who rely on coal plants and factories to bring in revenue, to fund their businesses, and, of course, to power their day-to-day operations.
But according to Kerry, all of that will soon be gone.
Those families will have to move elsewhere; workers will have to find a new way to eke out a living – all to say that we are helping the environment. Never mind that recent studies show global warming as an effect of not fossil fuels but the sun itself…
But I digress.
And that’s just the start. According to Kerry, by 2035, “we are going to be carbon free in the power sector.” That means thousands more Americans will be displaced by closing things like oil refineries, natural gas companies, and even gas stations and car manufacturers.
Biden has already cut out some 11,000 jobs by nixing the Keystone XL pipeline project that was supposed to bring oil from Canada some 1,200 miles down to Texas. And now, plans are being made to stop operation and close the Land-5 pipeline in Michigan. The pipeline has been in operation for 78 years and is a life source to multiple communities along its path.
But, of course, none of that matters, just so long as the chosen few of the Democratic Party get their way with more power and more money.
Then again, I don’t see these liberal moves going over very well with the American people or the representatives who give them a voice in Washington. You know, those like Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. As you likely know, Manchin is from West Virginia, where about one-fourth of those coal-related jobs to soon be lost currently reside.
I can’t imagine him sitting idly by and letting his party ruin the lives and communities of those in his state. Neither will those like Republican Representative James Comer, who gives voice to a very coal-rich district in Kentucky. As Comer says, moves like this will eventually turn the American people against the Democratic Party even more.
Of course, their power-hungry minds won’t likely let them see that truth until it has reduced the party to ash. Wouldn’t that be such a loss?