Thank you for your interesting report. Millions of us in America profoundly disagree. In fact, as opposed to divestment, we’d love to give a big hug and some medals to the great men and women around our country that bring us one of nature or God’s greatest gifts, namely fossil fuels. Fossil fuels have brought more dignified lives and wealth to more humans in all of our history here on this beautiful planet. We who disagree with your values and prescriptions do not deny climate. We live and breathe it every day. We have no interest in being smothered with pollution or swarming seas. What we see in this “climate change” business is part and parcel of America in a cultural war between that of American versus Leftist values.
Leftism is, at its core rejects, American values of liberty. Its essence is control. It is an attack on the great moral and productive economic system of free market capitalism. Leftism is here to have tens of thousand of enlightened ones in Washington run our lives and bring us utopia. And utopia is particularly centered on destroying capitalism and equalizing material wealth across the masses. And this equalization will all be done by our enlightened ones in Washington, who know that, after a certain point, Americans have made enough money and the rest belongs to them. Yesterday, control was for our bodies and our healthcare; last week it’s taking over the internet, today it’s our energy use. This value system, just like our President said (paraphrased), is here to overthrow Americanism, transform this dark place called America. It’s why there are now millions of government workers armed with millions of pages of laws and massive amounts of our coerced private property to control every part of our lives.
Take a look at this from a moral perspective; leftism rarely does. Look all around you. With millions of fellow human Muslims, Jews, Christians and non-believers meeting death, rape, torture, enslavement and oppression throughout the world due to Islamo-fascism and the remnants of Communism and despotism in places like China, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Iraq. And you are worried about carbon emissions, plant food. You are worried about climate a century from now based on highly debatable UN computer models. Not one human on earth has been bruised, let alone crucified, beheaded, impoverished or imprisoned by global warming, now perplexingly turned to “climate change.” But here is where you put your energies, concern and efforts? It’s shameful to hear this from Americans.
It’s a downright moral scandal this value system of leftism at our Universities. As a conservative, I can understand if on your to-do list, somewhere fairly way down, is advocacy for more research into the hundreds of parameters and incredibly complex interactions that affect climate. But to argue for taking away massive amounts of our liberties and to destroy capitalism for a computer model and your leftist windmill- covered utopia, please, spare us all from your nightmare. It’s cruel particularly to our most vulnerable here and across the seas. Your highly overpaid tenured Leftist professors and Deans and our enlightened in Hollywood and Manhattan won’t suffer for your foolishness.
Those of us with American values understand and deeply respect science. We also understand that tens of thousands of scientists all over the world agree that climate is one of the most complex, and still little understood, parts of science. We understand how utterly foolish your desire to want to charge ahead passionately with your strident radical policy prescriptions and divestments in this vital area of life.
And in this regard, if indeed you so decry fossil fuels, one of the greatest things God or nature has given mankind, then be strong American men and women and act accordingly. Get out of your cushy fossil fuel built warm dorms, and 3,500-foot square homes in the tiny suburbs of Boston, and cars. Put up a tent on some sustainable land on campus or your backyard. Stay out of Mom and Dad’s provided meal plan, cafeterias and our great Whole Foods, with every crumb there brought to you by fossil foods. Decline to take an antibiotic from student health or reject going to the hospital if you need surgery because every grain of that pill and every inch of that surgical suite come from fossil fuels. Throw away those cute iPhones and laptops made via very large carbon footprints. And bike home to Moma and Papa to avoid the fossil-fuel-built jet plane. Show us the way. Most of us won’t follow because we have American values that call on us to be wise, moral, conservative, in love with freedom and very careful about radical change that may especially harm the disadvantaged. Your values call on us to submit to soft tyranny and the foolish dreams of childlike utopianism. That is what we should divest ourselves of, leftism.
Take care: Maybe consider listening to a few of the great 5 minute Prager University “courses” on the web and encounter some American values. It’s free and exponentially more worthwhile than the $60,000 a year at the Leftist indoctrination seminary called the university.