I came across a story the other day and I can’t remember where or when! Fortunately, during the left/right pro/anti science discussions (more on that later) I found it again by a commentator at Climate etc. (Tom) I later saw it referenced by other commentators on different blogs.
For many years, many of us have been saying the cure for the alleged climate crisis is much worse than the crisis would be itself. The NY Times, of all things, has given us yet another example of the steps toward this cure.
We’ve also noted that these cures seem to dismiss the people of underdeveloped nations. As always, we’ve been dismissed as cranks and worse. Well, here’s something they are going to have a hard time running from. This is heartbreaking.
From the article, “According to the company’s proposal to join a United Nations clean-air program, the settlers living in this area left in a “peaceful” and “voluntary” manner.“
Later in the story, “Residents were given until Feb. 28, 2010, to vacate company premises while soldiers and the police kept surveillance. Company officials visited, too. From time to time a house would be burnt down, villagers said. Then came Feb. 28, a Sunday.
“We were in church,” recalled Jean-Marie Tushabe, 26, a father of two. “I heard bullets being shot into the air.”
“Cars were coming with police,” Mr. Tushabe said, sitting among the ruins of his old home. “They headed straight to the houses. They took our plates, cups, mattresses, bed, pillows. Then we saw them getting a matchbox out of their pockets.”
Homeless and hopeless, …….”
Continuing… “Olivia Mukamperezida, 28, said her house was among the first in her community to be burned down. One day in late 2009, she said, her eldest son, Friday, was sick at home, so she went out to find medicine. Villagers suddenly told her to rush back. Everything was incinerated.
“I found my house when it was completely finished,” she said. “I just cried.”
Ms. Mukamperezida never found the culprits. She buried Friday’s bones in a grave, but says she does not know if it is still there.”
By their works, we know them. This is aim. This is the goal. And this is a harbinger of things to come if these people are left unchecked. And, this is the fruit of their works. The next time some pinhead brings up the possibility of climate refugees, please direct them to this story and ask which they’d prefer.