HotColdTake: “People Of Color” Experience ‘Climate Change’ Grief More Deeply

This is an interesting take, since the vast majority of the Cult of Climastrology membership is very, very white, and really just goes to show that this has little to do with science and everything to do with politics

People of Colour Experience Climate Grief More Deeply Than White People

When the wildfires hit Australia last year, Bee Cruse was horrified at the sight of the red sky, the black ash falling like snow, and the smoke choking the whole East Coast.

The fires were a direct reminder of the British genocide against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people like her, and the tearing of them from country and their traditional ways of land management.

In an article for Vox, Cruse, a Wiradjuri, Gomeroi, and Monaroo-Yuin storyteller, told me, “We see and feel the spirit of our animals and our land; they are our ancestor spirits. We don’t own country, country owns us; we come from her to protect her. When country hurts, we hurt. When our animals, our spirit cousins, cry, we cry.”

What Cruse was describing was climate grief, a psychological phenomenon that affects Black and Indigenous peoples, and other people of colour, in uniquely devastating ways.

Seriously, that stuff happened hundreds of years ago, but, of course, the Cult has to link it.

Just as we are seeing with theCOVID-19 outbreak, environmental racism forces people of colour, especially Black and Indigenous peoples, to bear the brunt of global disaster. We are not only disproportionately affected by the climate crisis—breathing in more pollution, living in communities with higher temperatures, suffering from more medical conditions, experiencing more natural disasters, and being displaced at much higher rates—but we carry the pain of the climate crisis deep inside us.

The interesting part here is that most of this stuff happens in areas controlled by Modern Socialists.

Anyone can experience climate grief, regardless of their identity. But for us, our grief—and our anger—is rooted in centuries of painful history, and the current ecological violence hurled at our communities.

This isn’t about climate change, is it.

“People of colour know…society is going to make sure we’re impacted first, and impacted the hardest,” Dent said.

So, wait, Modern Socialists are going to make sure “people of color” are impacted first? Huh. Really, though, look at any photo of a climate change march, and see just how few people of color are in attendance. Because most do not care. This is a 1st World middle class and rich white person thing.

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8 Responses to “HotColdTake: “People Of Color” Experience ‘Climate Change’ Grief More Deeply”

  1. Jl says:

    What “global disaster” are they talking about?

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The interesting part here is that most of this stuff happens in areas controlled by modern socialists.

    Like the US? GOPhers control the WH, Senate, Supreme Court, the majority of statehouses, the military, DOJ etc. But nice try, though.

    The party of responsibility never takes responsibility for anything.

    Over the past several decades Modern Conservatism has raped the poor and the working classes while succoring the wealthy.

    • formwiz says:

      They can’t be held responsible for the acts of incompetent Democrat state governors.

      Over the past several decades Modern Conservatism has raped the poor and the working classes while succoring the wealthy.

      Actually it’s the Lefties that’s the party of Wall Street.

      But keep blathering, nobody believes you anyway.

    • Jl says:

      And they’ve “raped the poor”….how?

      • formwiz says:

        By creating an economy where they could work and not be poor any longer.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        It’s no accident that poor and working class wages have been flat for decades as the rich get richer. The wealth gap between rich and poor is increasing. It’s a feature of the system, not a bug. You know this already. Tax, labor, trade, fiscal, monetary, pension, wage, healthcare, patent policies etc all distribute increases in productivity to the wealthy.

        Remember the “good old days” post WWII when America had a powerful middle class? One adult worker could support a family, send kids to college, expect a pension, even take a vacation…

        Without Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Unemployment payments imagine how the poor, working classes and elderly would be suffering during this pandemic.

        • formwiz says:

          It’s no accident that poor and working class wages have been flat for decades as the rich get richer. The wealth gap between rich and poor is increasing. It’s a feature of the system, not a bug. You know this already. Tax, labor, trade, fiscal, monetary, pension, wage, healthcare, patent policies etc all distribute increases in productivity to the wealthy.

          They do? how does this happen, pray tell, or is it just more Commie hot air?

          Remember the “good old days” post WWII when America had a powerful middle class? One adult worker could support a family, send kids to college, expect a pension, even take a vacation

          The good old days of Republican administration.

          Without Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Unemployment payments imagine how the poor, working classes and elderly would be suffering during this pandemic.

          Hate to tell you, idiot, but the unemployment ran out weeks ago and $1000/mo (what the average stiff gets on Social Security) doesn’t stretch very far. You better have saved and put something back in an annuity if you want to get by.

          What government gives you isn’t enough. And how does Medicare save to if you have the Fauci Faux Phlegm?

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