The vegan, global warming crowd received some good news recently. It was reported that the number of dairy farmers going bankrupt in Wisconsin to be near an all time record. Since dairy is one of the industries targeted for destruction by green new deal zealots, I’m certain this is cause for celebration.
But obliterating dairy farmers is comparatively small in the scheme of what they hope to destroy. Included are the oil and gas industry, coal industry, livestock industry, airline industry and other areas of our economy affected by these industries. Tourism, hospitality, agriculture, such as growing feed for livestock, etcetera.
Besides providing a direct livelihood for many tens of millions of Americans, these industries are the economic engines which support not just towns and cities but entire states and regions of our country. And why is this sacrifice needed? Because a few loud, America-hating activists choose to frighten the citizenry into swallowing the junk science of a few self-appointed “experts.”
We are told that everyone displaced by this unnecessary destruction will simply transition to new “green” employment such as installing solar panels on each others’ rooftops and constructing backyard windmills. And this is supposed to substitute for the productive, fulfilling jobs which will have been destroyed. We are told that Americans want action to combat global warming. How about when that action destroys the industry upon which they and their loved ones depend for survival? In that case, perhaps not so much.
— David White, Oroville