Tim Blair writes at The Telegraph blogs about weepy Bill McKibben as examined by a specialist.
In a 1996 piece titled “Job and Matthew,” McKibben describes his arrival at college in 1978 as a liberal-leaning student with a suburban Protestant background. “My leftism grew more righteous in college,” he says, “but still there was something pro forma about it.” The problem? “Being white, male, straight, and of impeccably middle-class background, I could not realistically claim to be a victim of anything.”
At one point, in what he calls a “loony” attempt to claim the mantle of victimhood, McKibben nearly convinced himself that he was part Irish so he could don a black armband as Bobby Sands and fellow members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army died in a hunger strike. Yet even as he failed to persuade himself he was Irish, McKibben continued to enthusiastically support every leftist-approved victim group he could find. Nonetheless, something was missing. None of these causes seemed truly his own. When McKibben almost single-handedly turned global warming into a public issue in 1989, his problem was solved. Now everyone could be a victim …
Global warming allows the upper-middle-class to join the proletariat, cloaking erstwhile oppressors in the mantle of righteous victimhood.
For the record, IMHO and based on some of his current behavior, I’m pretty sure Bill McKibben is becoming a danger to himself and others.
- Bill McKibben’s excellent eco-hypocrisy (wattsupwiththat.com)
- The Wannabe Oppressed (educationviews.org)
- Despite being disgusted with Gore for selling out to Al Jazeera, Warmist Bill McKibben’s global warming documentary to premier on fossil fuel funded Al Jazeera (climatedepot.com)
- This week’s ‘Al Gore Jr. Eco-Hypocrisy Award’ goes to 350.org founder Bill McKibben [pic] (twitchy.com)
h/t to Verity Jones