The other day I read an article which referenced the NAACP’s climate justice program. I thought to myself, why would an institution, whose purpose is to advance colored people, care about climate change? Then I asked, what’s climate justice? Then it dawned on me, the reason progressives care so much about climate change is because it’s a back-door way to advance their main concern.
Put yourself in the shoes of the NAACP. They want to make life better for blacks and the best way to achieve that, in their mind, is to tax rich white people. Taxing the rich for the purpose of helping the poor will undoubtedly bring out the usual conservative talking points about how government should allow the free market to decide how income is distributed or the usual accusations of socialism. But taxing the rich under the guise that it’s good for the climate is a creative way to skin the cat.
Sure enough, in researching the program I found this on the NAACP website “Climate Change is about Katrina, Rita, and Ike devastating communities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Texas, Climate Change is about our sisters and brothers in the Bahamas who will be losing their homes to rising sea levels in the coming few years. Climate Change is about people in Detroit, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere who have died and are dying of exposure to toxins from coal fired power plants.”
Summarized, the rich are exploiting the earth while the poor are being made to suffer the effects of climate change. Obviously it’s not a stretch to go from this belief to the belief that the rich should be made to pay reparations for their actions. Accordingly, “climate change” is just another way to get access to the rich’s pocket-book.
I forget, what degree did that scientist have that made that movie about inconvenient truths and climate change?