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Aug 04 2019

Presidential Candidates Float Criminal Charges for Energy Executives

In the French Revolution, leftist fanatics were known as Jacobins. Having taken power, they dragged priests, monks, and nuns to the guillotine. In the American equivalent, energy executives will be among the first targets. Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a single-issue enviromoonbat who is running for president, calls for jailing the people responsible for making our cars go and the lights stay on.

From HuffPo:

Inslee hinted Wednesday that he is open to prosecuting fossil fuel executives…

Referring to the oil, gas, and coal industry that provides the vast majority of our energy, Inslee barks,

“I do know the decisions being made are killing people in the United States.”

Sounds like the charge might be murder. Nothing is too extreme for Jacobins.

Fellow Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders concurs that it should be regarded as a criminal act to provide the country with the energy we require to sustain our population.

[Inslee’s] remark on Wednesday came a day after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 frontrunner, said a future administration must contend with “an industry that knowingly” earned billions of dollars by “destroying the planet.”

“I say that is criminal activity,” Sanders said.

We aren’t talking about pouring toxic sludge into rivers or poison into the air. The supposed pollutant that is the main focus of liberal hysteria is CO2, a harmless product of literally all human activity.

Speaking of Jacobins, here’s HuffPo’s take on the criminality of providing critically needed energy:

But as the death toll from extreme weather mounts and scientists’ warming projections grow more dire, industry efforts to delay climate action look increasingly like human rights violations. In a Jacobin essay published in February, writer Kate Aronoff called for investigating fossil fuel executives for crimes against humanity, using the prosecution of Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials as a potential model.

They actually call themselves Jacobins. If the Democrats prevail in 2020, it might be a good time to divest from energy and invest in guillotine blades.

The “death toll” from weather provably caused by fossil fuels stands at exactly zero, where it will remain forever. But that is no reason for liberals to refrain from equating energy executives with Nazis involved in the Final Solution.

It is easy to laugh at these lunatics, but as the French Revolution demonstrated, lunatics sometimes end up in power. The Nuremberg Trials resulted in hangings. Not even Nazis would hang people for keeping the lights on, but Democrats might.

On a tip from Jester. Hat tip: PJ Media.

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