Climate Progress Hijacks Nelson Mandela Death To Push “Climate Change”

We’ve already seen Obama hijack the passing of Nelson Mandela in his own typical narcissistic manner, along with fast food workers doing the same. And here comes George Soros climate monkey Joe Romm

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy for Climate Hawks: ‘It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done’

Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95, leaves two legacies for climate hawks — the necessity of persistence and the value of divestment.

Who among us can even imagine the persistence required of a man who spent more than 27 years in jail — from 1962 to 1990 — in his quest to end Apartheid? But his indefatigable spirit triumphed, and he was elected the first black president of South Africa a little more than 4 years after his release. His forbearance and moral sensibility prevented what many saw as an inevitable civil war and achieved, instead, national reconciliation. (snip)

Climate hawks have already begun to take a page out of the strategy that helped bring down apartheid. Bill McKibben discussed that very point in a 2012 National Journal profile:

Because fighting hotcoldwetdry is so totally the same as fighting against apartheid.

PS: It’s even worse at the “legacies” link in the excerpt. Though, at least the writer is South African.

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8 Responses to “Climate Progress Hijacks Nelson Mandela Death To Push “Climate Change””

  1. Jeffery says:

    Is it hypocritical that conservatives now revere Mandela but previously called him a terrorist, Communist and murderer?

  2. david7134 says:

    You beat me to it!! It was also going to point out that the man was a murder and that was why he was in jail. Are you saying that he is a great man for his terroristic activities that were committed in the name of freedom? Then you must be one of us, the neo-confederates that want freedom as well.

  3. Jeffery says:

    You’re right. The threat of climate is not the same as apartheid, but is still a long-term existential threat to human civilization.

    As Archbishop Desmond Tutu said 2010, “Last month we saw celebrations marking 20 years since the release of Nelson Mandela. That historic day signaled a turning point in the path this country was to take; we embarked on a new journey filled with hope for the future. Indeed, there were many who had to pinch themselves when it happened, so bleak were the preceding months and years during which many South Africans saw their country in crisis.

    The global movement urging action on climate change should take heart from that great event…. It took individual and collective activism and a sense of urgency and responsibility to change our nation. Twenty years later that’s what it will take to change the world.”

  4. jl says:

    Jeffery- You’re reaching so hard that you sound more desperate than normal.

  5. Jeffery says:


    Can you supply a source for your accusation that Mr. Mandela was imprisoned for murder?

    More important, did you really mean to suggest that US conservatives are oppressed? The horror – forced to share the nation with people who don’t believe as you do! Is life here really so oppressive to drive you neo-confederates to violent revolution?

  6. Jeffery says:

    jl – Nothing of substance to add?

  7. Jl says:

    No, I gues I’m funny that way. I need substance to add substance.

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