And the 2018 Person of the Year Is…

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Yes, I know what you’re thinking – aren’t these posts supposed to be written in advance and published at the end of the year so that writers can take some time off and still provide some content? To which I respond, you are absolutely right! But 2018 was by far the busiest year of my life, and this subject was just too good to let pass. Last week The Daily Wire’s Paul Bois alerted us to this gem: New York Times Praises Radical Environmentalist Who Killed Himself To Save Earth

Earlier this year, radical environmentalist David Buckel demonstrated his love for planet Earth by lighting himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in order to set an example in the fight against climate change. In a suicide note, the 60-year-old gay rights activist said his use of fossil fuels to immolate himself was to make a point about what humans are already doing to themselves.

“Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result,” Buckel wrote in his note. “My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves. Honorable purpose in life invites honorable purpose in death.”

Bois gives a good rundown on the NYT’s beautification of a weak minded person who submitted to a death cult, but that’s not what makes Buckel our 2018 Person of the Year. I often give Lefties flak for talking a big game but not walking the walk – well, that is exactly what Buckel did!

Lefties, most of whom seem to believe in this bizarre death cult that has spent the last 30 years telling us that the end of the world is coming in 5 to 10 years, also claim to think that this bizarre faith equates “science”. I’ve often asked how raising taxes that will disproportionally hurt the world’s poorest people and transferring those funds to well fed bureaucrats somehow grants the government the power to control the weather. For some reason I never get much of an answer – in fact, members of this cult always get really agitated when I ask about this basic tenet of their faith.

Another part of this doomsday cult’s canon is that if all mankind activity were to be halted the weather would cease to change. Odd, considering a cult many of them also dabbled in had a core belief praising “Hope and Change”. Nonetheless, they all refuse to cease any of their carbon-based energy consuming habits, such as heating their homes, traveling in cars, eating food raised or transported using those evil fossil fuels, etc. Not Buckel! He is a true role model in reducing his carbon footprint and decided to lead by example!

So Lefties, if you truly want to consider us unwashed deplorable rubes to respect your beliefs, I call on every one of you to follow in Buckel’s footsteps and reduce your carbon footprints as well! Now I know what you’re thinking, isn’t the logical extension to wipe out all of humanity? At this stage, if you start killing infidels it will probably bring negative publicity to your campaign, hurting your cause. Don’t worry though, when the time is right and enough of you have shown us knuckle dragging bitter clingers the path to enlightenment we’ll let you know when we’re ready to follow in your footsteps!

So what are you still reading this post for? Go on out and reduce your carbon footprint!

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Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog

Blogging by the credo of "Making the world a more offensive place, one blog post at a time", Brother Bob started writing posts around the beginning of the Obama presidency over at Brother Bob's Blog. A born-again Existentialist and self-professed libertarian with conservative tendencies, he has ironically chosen to live in the Washington, DC area - deep behind enemy lines. He has always loved history, and spent eight years volunteering as a tour guide on weekends, giving over 200 tours to roughly 2,500 mostly foreign guests. His tours were highlighted by stories generally not found in the history books or most other tours, such as the importance of the Battle if Antietam, the origins or Arlington Cemetery, and dispelling the myths of FDR's New Deal. Although his favorite subject to blog about is Economics, as seen in his Economics for Politicians series, his posts try to address angles that other conservative writers and the mainstream media (naturally!) miss. "There's no point in putting up a post on a subject that someone smarter than me has already written". He believes in the "Happy Warrior" approach, and tries to inject humor in his posts, sometimes successfully. Two such examples are his posts comparing the modern left to the horrible Star Wars prequels, and analyzing the laments of a DC woman in search of a feminist boyfriend. Brother Bob lives with his very patient wife known as Sister Babe, and their fantastic son. Little Bob. Little Bob is also the reason that being a tour guide came to an end, as spending Saturdays raising a son takes priority over giving lectures to foreign visitors on the folly of Keynesian economics. BB is also grateful for the opportunity to take his place among the outstanding writers at Flopping Aces, appreciates every person who takes the time to read his posts, and especially those who join him in the conversation in the comments.

7 Responses to “And the 2018 Person of the Year Is…”

  1. 4

    Deplorable Me

    I’ve often asked how raising taxes that will disproportionally hurt the world’s poorest people and transferring those funds to well fed bureaucrats somehow grants the government the power to control the weather.

    Well, don’t worry. They will apportion out a small dole to those that need to eat from what they reap through climate graft. It won’t affect the climate, but those being raped of their income will still get enough to eat in order to stay alive… and vote… for them… to eat.

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    Nan G

    The Highway Trust Fund is facing an estimated $168 billion shortfall between now and 2025.
    Because so much of it disappears into general fund transfers.

    Our Social Security Trust Fund is filled with so-called “binding IOU’s.”

    It’s human nature to solve an immediate problem with money supposedly set aside for later.

    Would a Green New Deal’s collected taxes fare any better?
    Look to the would-be founder of this program, AOC for a hint:
    “The select committee [for a green new deal] shall have authority to develop a detailed national, industrial, economic mobilization plan for the transition of the United States economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.”
    Ocasio Cortez’s plan imagines creating a national jobs force to help people participate in this “transition.” The Green New Deal, it says, shall “provide all members of our society, across all regions and all communities, the opportunity, training and education to be a full and equal participant in the transition, including through a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person.…..

    That’ll be expensive!
    And all the while China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and more will be burning carbon more than before.

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    Spurwing Plover

    So in the minds of the New York Pravda setting yourself on fire as a sacrifice to GAIA their pagan deity they worship during their Earth Day Celebrations is a to show to the world you are a dedicated worshiper of GAIA is perfectly okay while defending your home from some ski masked home invader is a a crime or cutting off funding to the UN and building a Border Wall is not right in the minds of the New York Pravda

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