Warner Todd Huston
April 23, 2014,
In The Nation magazine MSNBC host Christopher Hayes spent thousands of words and four web pages explaining how those working at preventing global warming are somehow just like the abolitionists who fought to free the slaves just prior to the American Civil War.
Calling it a “new abolitionism,” Hayes opens his article rehashing the South’s “peculiar institution,” pegging its long life to “so much goddamn money.” Then he segues into likening today’s global warming alarmists to those moralists and abolitionists of old.
After 11 paragraphs of making this comparison, Hayes then weakly states, “So before anyone misunderstands my point, let me be clear and state the obvious: there is absolutely no conceivable moral comparison between the enslavement of Africans and African-Americans and the burning of carbon to power our devices.”