10-8-14 – Climate March

posted by John McClaughry

The mighty Peoples Climate March has come and gone. Here’s a live interview with one of the more celebrated marchers, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. that  tells you the mentality of the people who are  waving the climate change flag.

“Kennedy  accused skeptical politicians of “selling out the public trust.”  Quote: “Those guys are doing the Koch Brothers bidding and are against all the evidence of the rational mind, saying global warming does not exist. They are contemptible human beings. I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don’t think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under.”

Kennedy accused the Koch brothers of “treason” for “polluting our atmosphere.” Quote:   “Do I think the Koch Brothers are treasonous, yes I do. They are enjoying making themselves billionaires by impoverishing the rest of us. Do I think they should be in jail? I think they should be enjoying three hots and a cot at the Hague with all the other war criminals,” Kennedy declared.

Marc Morano, who interviewed Kennedy, observed that Kennedy previously called for jailing his political opponents. He lashed out at skeptics saying “This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors”. In 2009, he  also called the CEOs of coal companies “be in jail… for all of eternity.”

Kennedy may be at the extreme side, but I’m sure his views commanded the approbation of a lot of climate marchers.

- John McClaughry is vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute

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