Leftists don’t mind having strange bedfellows, as long as they agree on their pet liberal causes. However, cozying up to China to fight global warming is a real headscratcher.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has publicly vowed to look the other way on China’s human rights abuses as long as they support the climate change agenda, the Daily Caller reported. Besides being a reprehensible stance, it’s also puzzling given the communist nation’s track record for environmental abuses as well.
Pelosi: Yes, China’s committed “genocide” against the Uighurs; “having said that,” the bigger, “overrriding” issue is “working together on climate” pic.twitter.com/xfk2jPgXTH
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 16, 2021
“With their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province, with their violation of the cultural, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China as well, they’re just getting worse in terms of suppression and freedom of speech,” Pelosi acknowledged during a speech at the Cambridge Union Society Moderated Conversation.
“So human rights, security, economically,” she said. “Having said all of that, we have to work together on climate,” Pelosi continued. “Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, U.S. too, developed world too, but we must work together,” she asserted.
“So we have to have a level of communication on whether it’s COVID-19, whether it’s terrorism, whether it’s climate. We still have to have some communication and dialogue with China on that,” Pelosi insisted.
Meanwhile, China is responsible for belching greenhouse gases into the atmosphere — outpacing U.S. emissions in 2019 — and dumping plastic into the oceans. It seems Pelosi and others are willing to put humanitarian abuses aside for China’s help on climate change even as the nation performs abysmally on that front as well.
Special Climate Envoy John Kerry also has no problem cozying up to the regime that has created internment camps and committing genocide against the Uyghurs. Like the former secretary of state, they all look the other way as these people face “imprisonment, torture, rape, forced sterilization … [and] draconian restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, and freedom of movement,” according to government officials.
Democrats are so committed to climate change, they will turn a blind eye to human death and suffering to advance their cause. It’s disturbing to consider but then again, this is the party that supports abortion on demand at all costs and at any age — so how could we expect more?