By Duncan Smith
What is more galling and insulting than a multimillionaire and political grifter telling average Americans who have just been kicked out of their jobs due to the hoax of climate change that things will just be swell, no really, and they should just go find other jobs?
If there is one thing John Kerry is good at, it’s being an elitist.
This political has-been has been given new life as a lackey and a hack, stepping up to the podium at the White House briefing room to tell newly displaced oil-and-gas industry workers to suck it up, stop whining, and just go get another energy-sector job making solar panels.
The Daily Wire reports:
John Kerry, the U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, said on Wednesday that President Joe Biden is doing 'what needs to be done' to combat climate change in cracking down on the coal and oil and gas industries. He said that the 'crisis' of climate change underscored the need for investment in clean energy sectors, and that workers in fossil fuel industries have been 'fed a false narrative' about the future of their industries.
At a press conference, a reporter asked Kerry what his message is to fossil fuel industry workers worried about losing their livelihoods as the Biden administration cracks down on their industries, and if the Biden administration is putting fossil fuel executives 'on notice' with recent, aggressive policies to tamp down fossil fuel production.
'We didn't come here to put anybody on notice except to the seriousness of President Biden's intent to do what needs to be done to deal with this crisis, and it is a crisis,' Kerry began. 'With respect to those workers, no two people are more, in this room, are more concerned about it. And the president of the United States has expressed in every comment he has made about climate the need to grow the new jobs that pay better, that are cleaner.' that, I mean.
'You know, you look at the consequences of black lung for a miner, for instance, and measure that against the fastest-growing job in the United States before COVID was solar power technician. The same people can do those jobs, but the choice of doing the solar power one now is a better choice. Similarly, you have the second fastest-growing job pre-COVID was wind turbine technician,' he continued. 'So what President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people that go to work to make the solar panels, that we're making them here at home.'
We interrupt this BS with the truth: The vast majority of solar panels are manufactured (anyone? anyone? Bueller?) in China.
In any event, Kerry went on to blame the losses in the fossil fuel sectors on 'market forces,' essentially holding Biden blameless.
'I think that, unfortunately, workers have been fed a false narrative. No surprise, right from the last few years. They've been fed the notion that somehow dealing with climate is coming at their expense. No, it's not. What is happening to them is because other market forces are already taking place,' Kerry said.
Again, what a load of BS.
First and foremost, there is no ‘climate crisis.’ And even if there were, it’s being fed by India and China, the world’s two biggest polluters.
In fact, even as the U.S. became the world’s biggest oil producer under President Trump, our emissions fell.
No, this attack on American oil-and-gas industry workers — and it is an attack — is purely driven by unhinged, unproven left-wing climate politics, period.
And the lead BS artist pushing the lie is a Kerry who, like a bad penny, just won’t go away.
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