Claim: George Floyd Protests Are Linked to Climate Change

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Who didn’t see this coming?

Faith Communities Connect Floyd Protests, Climate Change

June 2, 2020

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An interfaith group working to slow climate change says there is a link between ending reliance on fossil fuels and the protests taking place across the country. 

The COVID-19 pandemic and protests over the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man in Minneapolis, have eclipsed many other major news stories. But according to the Rev. Alison Cornish, executive director at Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light, the long history of systemic racism sparking nationwide protests is part of the climate crisis, too. 

“We know that people with fewer resources and less power and who are more oppressed are going to be people deeply affected by climate,” Cornish said.

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June 2, 2020 10:05 am

Words fail me…

Reply to  Karl
June 2, 2020 10:17 am

“We know that people with fewer resources and less power and who are more oppressed are going to be people deeply affected by climate,” Cornish said.

Indeed, they are more likely to be hit by skyrocketing energy prices brought on by the stupid war on “carbon”. If their aim is to shut down capitalism, it is those in the lowest tier of society who will get hit hardest, not all the tenured academics.

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  Greg
June 2, 2020 7:25 pm

“We know” says it all.
And yet, even in the millennia before supposed AGW kicked in, those resourceless, powerless, oppressed people were deeply affected by everything including climate. The industrial revolution, the development of a technologically superior society has mitigated those effects. And the evisceration of our integrated economy will devastate the poor and powerless the most. You would almost think that’s the point.

Reply to  Karl
June 2, 2020 10:25 am

I can here the cop’s defence lawyer now: CO2 made my client put his knee on the suspect’s carotid artery and put him into a coma. If there was less CO2 in the air he would not have been complaining about not being able to breath.

Makes sense to me !

Reply to  Greg
June 2, 2020 12:20 pm

George Floyd walked into the hospital!
The autopsy showed no life-threatening injuries!
The district attorney claims there is insufficient evidence to charge a crime!
What’s going on here?… Another convenient false flag?
Oh, and George Floyd didn’t kill himself!

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  RockyRoad
June 2, 2020 1:45 pm

I’m not sure what you are saying?

Joe Campbell
Reply to  RockyRoad
June 2, 2020 2:05 pm

Floyd “walked into the hospital”: that is the first time I have heard that! Is there a link?

Reply to  Joe Campbell
June 2, 2020 4:40 pm

I read this morning that he was dead before the ambulance arrived.

Reply to  MarkW
June 2, 2020 4:51 pm

Its like an Arkanacide, clearly did it to himself, then reported his crimes. Get it?

Reply to  RockyRoad
June 2, 2020 7:06 pm

You’re completely nuts. No he didn’t. He was DOA. Two! autopsies confirmed this.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  RockyRoad
June 2, 2020 11:05 pm

No life threatening injuries? Well I guess not. He was already dead by that stage. Maybe you wanted to type something like ’cause of death’?

Look. Pay attention. It doesn’t matter who George was. The Law does not allow randomly killing people during the act of law enforcement. The evidence so far provided strongly suggests that – and again, this is the important bit – that while being knelt on he lost consciousness. The police then looked for a pulse, openly stated on the audio that they could not find one and THEN, over two minutes later decided to stop knelling on him.

I would suggest from this that there is a case to be answered.

I would also suggest that by firing the four police involved, then allowing the reports to be made public, arresting and charging the police officer involved in the actual kneeling and openly considering charges against the other three is actually the correct application of the Law.

Was Floyd a fully law abiding and model citizen? Not remotely important in context.

The context here is was the continued application of force on this man’s next AFTER he had clearly been subdued justified?

Apparently not, because the ex-police officer in question has been arrested and charged with – I believe – 3rd Degree Murder.

To be honest had no one been charged over this I might have been inclined to protest myself. Now the law has been applied I might have been inclined to mourn a death that should never have happened.

What I would not be inclined to do is go out to ‘show support’ by looting and destroying and to be honest believe if you think a hashtag is going to change the world or if you think these ‘protests’ are justified or if you consider yourself a ‘supporter’ then you are an useless woke twat publicly telling yourself how brave you are but secretly grateful you live in a better neighbourhood and that it isn’t your business being looted and destroyed.

You really want to help? Get a broom and go help a stranger clean up and rebuild.

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  Craig from Oz
June 3, 2020 4:47 am

Thanks Craig. Those are the words I was looking for.

Steve Borodin
Reply to  Craig from Oz
June 10, 2020 2:40 pm

Right on the nail Craig.

Reply to  Karl
June 2, 2020 10:33 am

a link? Soros?

Reply to  Toto
June 2, 2020 10:59 am

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see China funding a lot of the financial organization of the anarchists that are spoiling the peaceful protest through actors similar to Soros who promote all kinds of financial and burn the bridges anarchy. After all, China has been blaming the West, and mostly America for the Hong Kong protests. Meanwhile, China tells its military to prepare for war. So at least when the war starts, we were warned and it won’t be another black swan event. We were warned by China. Prepare for war.

Reply to  Earthling2
June 2, 2020 12:45 pm

War has already started, but not a shooting war –it will be Trump’s favorite kind: an economic war!
1) 400,000 manufacturers in China were closed in the first quarter of 2020!
2) Practically none of those manufacturers have any future orders on their books!
3) Chinese ports typically humming with export activity look like ghost towns!
All the above was prior to the Covid-19 pandemic! Since then,
4) Practically all 200 nations in the world are planning to pull their supply chains out of China to one degree or another, with these examples:
5) Japan is pulling ALL of their businesses out of China; their governmment is subsidizing the relocation,
6) Apple is switching 20% of their phone production from China to India,
7) The US is moving ALL production of medicines back to the US!
8) The same applies to all medical devices used in the US!
Manufacturers moving production back to the US are able to do so without raising prices on their products if they employ a significant degree of automation! Not as many jobs are created in the US compared to the number lost in China but the product is usually superior in quality and closer/quicker to the intended market! The jobs created in the US are higher paying and are certainly more than we’d have otherwise!
The world will win this war against China simply by not showing up! That makes it a pretty safe war with no soldiers and no casualties!

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  RockyRoad
June 2, 2020 1:44 pm

With a population of over 1.4 billion China has enough people for a very large domestic market. They have gained huge wealth in the space of one generation simply by applying all the technical knowledge freely given from countries that took 10 or more years to acquire the same. Technology and science allows wealth to be creaated and it also allows those who work with it to escape the view that everything is a zero sum game. Wealth can be created elsewhere instead of moved from places that have earnt it. Trump did not create Wuhan Flu and a lot of advice about lockdowns came from the Chinese sponsored WHO.

Reply to  RockyRoad
June 2, 2020 1:47 pm

Not to mention a complete ban on Huwaei and their hopeful roll out of 5G across the planet. President Trump is also leading that charge to ensure that China can’t hold the world hostage to their ‘proprietary’ technology with no check and balance on basic wireless security. Which they also stole and modified from the West. 5G and future 6G which is already being developed, is expected to be a $35 Trillion dollar enterprise when fully functional globally over the next 10 years, controlling everything from energy infrastructure to ensuring your tap delivers water to your kitchen sink. And everything else under the Sun.

I don’t know what Chairman Xi is thinking in alienating the entire world, but even his own CPC of China has to be thinking in the back of their minds what kind of ignorant despotic leader they have chosen to rule over them for life. He is single handedly destroying Red China. I suppose that is the only silver lining to the ominous clouds that are brewing. Let’s hope it doesn’t digress into a full on shooting war, as our truck isn’t with the Chinese people, but with the fascist leaders running Red China and the CPC Party who are intent on having their way with the world. It ain’t gonna happen, at least while Trump is President.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  RockyRoad
June 2, 2020 5:39 pm

“I don’t know what Chairman Xi is thinking in alienating the entire world, but even his own CPC of China has to be thinking in the back of their minds what kind of ignorant despotic leader they have chosen to rule over them for life. He is single handedly destroying Red China. I suppose that is the only silver lining to the ominous clouds that are brewing.”

Xi should be watching his back. China is going to suffer over foisting the Wuhan virus on the world, and Xi is the man responsible. If the Chinese people are angry about their situation, then they should be angry at Xi.

I heard the other day that even though China is cutting their budget for some things, they increased the military budget by about seven percent. The person reporting this news seemed to think that this might mean that the Chinese military is gaining influence in the government.

I guess we will see how much support Xi actually has in the not-too-distant future. The “President for Life” may be ousted while he is still living. That would be about the only hope China had of fixing the Wuhan virus pandemic they gave the world. Oust the guy that gave the order and that would be a good start towards beginning to talk again.

G Mawer
Reply to  Toto
June 2, 2020 12:36 pm

Thanks Toto, I wondered the same kind of thing. Some one or some thing must be inflaming tensions.

As far as links are concerned, it occurs to “me” that all of the craziness displayed in riots for any cause links back to the “us against them” mentality built into the political “Party” system.

Javert Chip
Reply to  Karl
June 2, 2020 10:48 am

Clams like this certainly don’t do anything for “climate” credibility. It’s pure nonsense.

Reply to  Javert Chip
June 2, 2020 11:14 am

Be very careful when talking of clams, very easy to put your foot in it.

Doc Chuck
Reply to  Karl
June 2, 2020 11:33 am

Karl, If you are bereft of a response that clarifies the situation, then maybe you properly consign yourself to the sidelines. Nothing wrong with an honest humility regarding a matter. But a lofty exasperation affords others little of value in framing what bears upon weighing a proposal, and worse may be received as the absence of cogent contradiction to an asserted connection. Do be careful.

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  Doc Chuck
June 2, 2020 1:47 pm

I think Karl’s exasperation was right to the point. Is it not obvious?

Reply to  Stephen Skinner
June 2, 2020 10:32 pm

When I read Karl’s comment, my thought was that he summed this article up perfectly.

Reply to  Doc Chuck
June 3, 2020 7:45 am

His response perfectly summarized the article. It was so utterly stupid that it stuns the mind.

Reply to  Doc Chuck
June 3, 2020 9:51 am

Karl was self-aware enough to know that words alone would fail to be able to express his thoughts & mental state and he didn’t try.

(your words on the other hand were a fail for my limited abilities….)

June 2, 2020 10:08 am

I would say that this latest black swan event with America tearing itself to pieces is a result of an extended lockdown that has made everyone extremely uptight and just itching to get outside and blow off some steam. Just another unintended consequence of many bad things to come from the China Virus…just the start. Nothing to do with climate change or global warming.

Stewart Pid
Reply to  Earthling2
June 2, 2020 10:15 am

Earthling …. I saw the Peking Pox last week and thought it a good description of the Wuhan Flu

Reply to  Earthling2
June 2, 2020 10:20 am

Yep, everyone has had enough of this BS now. They can forget their masks and social distancing now.

No one is going to meekly put their masks back on and go home after this.

IT’S OVER. About time too.

Reply to  Earthling2
June 2, 2020 11:01 am

I suspect its more to do with the usual suspects whipping up more trouble in an already tense situation

Reply to  Earthling2
June 2, 2020 11:34 am

Lockdown has been bad for the Crime Industry, so much of the rioting and looting “is just business”, a quote from the London riots of several years ago.

Pat from Kerbob
June 2, 2020 10:14 am

An incredibly stupid thing to state, could only come from a progressive.

Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
June 2, 2020 10:45 am

Different sects, variable methods and means, fluid borders; but, yeah, they are united in principle.

Pat from Kerbob
June 2, 2020 10:17 am

Can’t we have the reverend Cornish examined for the presence of brain cells?

Its hard to imagine just how stupid some people are.

Maybe she should talk to Jesse Jackson who is in favor of fracking because cheap energy favors poor minorities?

Probably i should just stay with Karl’s comment, Words Fail Me

Al Miller
June 2, 2020 10:19 am

I am in awe of the stupidity of this claim. The desperate reach to tie in everything to phony god of Climate Change is truly breathtaking how absolutely absurd and foolish these claims that we seem to find daily from some twit with the title Professor, or Dr.
I suppose the good news is that with the more and more stupefyingly dumb claims they make the average person, who has demonstrated they little time or interest in researching these things will turn the station off. And I’m certain that is going on as polls consistently show. However the people riding the fake CO2 gravy train just won’t get off no matter how ridiculous they make themselves look. Hmmm, follow the money…

June 2, 2020 10:20 am

Yes there is a link. The same cabal is promoting both.

Big Al
Reply to  markl
June 2, 2020 10:40 am

Agree, and would add, President Trump reference to silent enemy is The Cabal.

Adrian Mann
Reply to  Big Al
June 2, 2020 5:24 pm

Cretinous comment from brain-dead supporter of racist, fascist, misogynist, sh•t-fer-brains One-Term-Trump. The US era is truly over.

Reply to  Adrian Mann
June 2, 2020 5:40 pm

You are so full of hate. Do you really think that the communist route would be better? Tell me where socialism has worked. The elite few at the top live the life of luxury and nothing will change for them, they disdain capitalism yet the hypocrites live like kings. They care nothing about the common people, it’s all about power and control over wealth.

If your dream comes to fruition how many millions will die this time?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Adrian Mann
June 2, 2020 5:52 pm

“The US era is truly over.”

Not even close.

Yes, the United States obviously has a lot of criminals and psychopaths, but probably not any more than any other nation.

I think you will see that the rioting is going to diminish quickly. It is already diminishing, and will accelerate as soon as some government official actually cracks down hard on a fews of these groups to provide a lesson for everyone.

The Democrat governors are so busy virtue signallying their solidarity with the protesters that they are not protecting the citizens over which they govern. New York City last night was soley attributable to the incompetence and delusions of Governor Cuomo and the New York Mayor, whod is a real idiot.

What I’m wondering is are some of the Democrats going to let their situations get so out of control that President Trump has to step in and take over. If Trump steps in, you can bet it’s going to be with overwhelming force and he will put a stop to the rioting.

But, like I said, it seems to be calming down a little. We’ll know better tomorrow. Maybe George Flyod’s brother’s appeal to stop the rioting in his brother’s name has had an effect on the mood.

The United States is hardly finished. It will only be finished if the Democrats regain power. The Democrats are the ones supporting the rioting. The Democrats are Domestic Enemies of the United States. We are going to vote them out of power in November.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 3, 2020 7:50 am

A few citizens of a city in CA have banded together to let the rioters know they aren’t welcome. The state police are asking for help in identifying those who have broken gun laws.

Reply to  Adrian Mann
June 3, 2020 12:28 am

Where is your evidence to prove Trump is racist or fascist? You must have some, otherwise this is just slander.

June 3, 2020 7:50 am

Fascist? Now they are accusing Trump of being a socialist?

Reply to  Adrian Mann
June 3, 2020 7:46 am

Another socialist who demonstrates their utter hatred for anyone who gets between them and free stuff.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
June 2, 2020 10:23 am

Looks like another positive feedback loop: CO2 causes rioting which releases more CO2. I wonder how close we are to a tipping point?

Hansen’s prediction about the West Side Highway being under water may come true after all: due not to the seas rising but the firetrucks trying to put out all the fires.

June 2, 2020 10:31 am

Protests Are Linked to Climate Change

No, they’re linked to Democrap chickens coming home to roost.

June 2, 2020 10:35 am

Sorry, could not resist it.
Another lyric;

Eric Church – The Snake (Lyric Video)


June 2, 2020 10:43 am

Shouldn’t that be Pennsylvania Interfaith Intermittent Power and Light?

Reply to  JeffC
June 3, 2020 3:21 am

😉 lol
yeah was wondering myself what green scams theyre hooked into

Ed Zuiderwijk
June 2, 2020 10:43 am

Beyond stupid.

June 2, 2020 10:43 am

Hey diverse protestor, what have you done? It’s good weather… climate for protests, riots, witch hunts, warlock judgments, and redistributive change.

June 2, 2020 10:49 am

So this is an electric utility company run by a preacher? I saw State College PA and figured it was some brilliance coming out of Penn State. Mike does still work in one of their basements, right?

David Baird
June 2, 2020 10:49 am

Of course it can’t be due to George Soros up to his dirty tricks again, na has to be Global WArming.

David Baird
June 2, 2020 10:50 am

Of course it can’t be due to George Soros up to his dirty tricks again, no has to be Global Warming.

Adrian Mann
Reply to  David Baird
June 2, 2020 5:29 pm

David – be honest, you have no idea who Soros is, do you? The fact that the right despises him and all his works tells us more about them (and by extension, you) than it does about him.
A shallow, ill-informed comment.

Reply to  Adrian Mann
June 2, 2020 9:13 pm

Adrian – be honest, you have no idea who Trump is, do you? The fact that the left despises him and all his works tells us more about them (and by extension, you) than it does about him.

A shallow, ill-informed comment. (below)

Adrian Mann
June 2, 2020 at 5:24 pm

Cretinous comment from brain-dead supporter of racist, fascist, misogynist, sh•t-fer-brains One-Term-Trump. The US era is truly over.

Reply to  ColdH2O
June 3, 2020 7:53 am

Socialists hate anyone who gets between them and more free stuff.

Reply to  Adrian Mann
June 3, 2020 7:53 am

Adrian, so the fact that you are utterly ignorant proves that others are not nice people?

Instead of proclaiming your ignorance, why don’t you spend a few moments looking up who Soros is and the causes that he openly supports.

Joel O'Bryan
June 2, 2020 11:00 am

The riots are based on climate change…. a political climate change that smacked them in the face on January 20, 2017. They haven’t been able to get past their derangement since. It is now just metastasizing in a Mini-Mike Bloomberg/ Judenrat Soros/ Lil’Stinky Steyer-funded shit storm that’s been building for years. They’ve got a whole cadre of bought and paid for Democrats, mostly incompetents like Michigan’s Gov Gretchen Whitmer, doing their bidding. Soon they’ll start eating their won in a finger pointing blamegame as sure as liquified feces-flow downhill from their incompetence in leadership for addressing very real problems in their states and cities. We already see some of this now with NY’s Gov Mario Cuomo having to deal with NYC’s openly socialist, incompetent Mayor Bill DeBlasio and his unwillingness to bring law and order to NYC and the burroughs.

So the Left doesn’t like the Trump Train rolling over their nanny-statist UN Agenda 21 (or whatever it is today) of global socialism run by elitists for the claimed benefit of us “deplorables.” That has been glaringly obvious since the morning-after Trump’s November 2016 defeat of Hillary. What is absolutely amazing NOW is how they bash Trump for all his Twitter nonsense, but then they about to nominate someone worse than Hillary in ability to lead and handle the stress of the Office of the US President.

Senile Joe Biden clearly is just a puppet now in this game run by the billionaire leftist who think they’re better than the rest of us because they have gobs of money. It will be insightful to one day learn who it is that is really Senile Joe’s Geppetto, the puppet master tugging at his strings. It is clear every time Senile Joe tries to speak outside a scripted, friendly controlled setting that he cannot form two coherent sentences on complex subjects that require remembrance of the past and putting that into context of today. His brain is obviously a muddle now, a haze of thinks he can’t clearly bring to words, however good a speaker he was in the past. The brain fog is now his reality. The most serious thing Senile Joe needs to be choosing between TODAY is either the orange jello or the grape jello in the memory care home cafeteria, rather than having to choose a running mate for Vice Pres. Which makes it obvious he really isn’t in control of who he “picks.”

Yet the money behind him and Dishonest Dems and their incompetence at governing their states and cities is enormous. Bloomberg probably learned his lesson of politics as a blood sport when threw away almost $1 Billion of his personal wealth on a 4 month vanity project seeking the nomination that a 78-year old senile white guy now seems to have a lock on. One of the more enlightening things that came of Bloomberg’s ego-trip was his debate slip where he admitted he “bought 20 Democrats” their Congress seat for $100 Million in 2018. So it seems obvious Bloomberg is just going to continue buy his control of Biden and the Democrats with a few more billions and stay hidden out of sight. Here in Arizona he’s bankrolling the SuperPacs trying to get his handpicked Astronaut Mark Kelly to the US Senate. If a House of Representative seat cost him ~$5 million/seat in 2018, I figure his calculus is $50 – 100 Million to get Kelly to the Senate where he can then control use his Geppetto strings to make Astronaut Kelly twitch and dance if he manages to dupe enough of my fellow Arizonans to vote against their long-term interests simply because they don’t like Trump.

That’s where we are today. Much of these riots have been driven by just a few bad actors. Like most revolutions that are attempted, it is youth being exploited for their ignorance of who is controlling them. Young, violence prone, a brain yet to mature in 20-somethings brought in to pushup the violence a notch, to be the match to larger pile of dry wood. A situation that began as an ugly police brutality on a black that all it needed after an American populace was is the ignition and a Democrat-run political class that’s incompetent to deal with the resulting flames. The Leftists like Soros and Bloomberg have been quietly cultivating this for years.

These elitists usually, like most intelligent criminals engaged in a game of misdirection, try to cover their tracks and hide traces of their involvement. In 2016, the Clinton campaign and the DNC tried to hide their funding of the Steele dossier by going through a law firm firm (trying to exploit lawyer-client confidentiality), then to a second intermediary (Fusion GPS) then to a British former MI6 agent working with Russian contacts to write a story that then fabricated a sophisticated sets of lies. It will be interesting to see what tracing and tracking of money that has funded Antifa and these paid protestors, and whether the FBI can (or more likely, is willing to) uncover their trail of money back to its deep-pocketed sources. And like th climate scam, the stink will I suspect land at the feet of US Democrats once again. Their quest for raw power is insatiable.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 2, 2020 11:55 am

one guy…one cop…does something incredibly stupid…did he mean to kill that guy…of course not

…and the left takes their paint brush and paints everyone with it

you’re exactly right…this is not about Floyd

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  Latitude
June 2, 2020 1:52 pm

I don’t think the cop cared, which is worse. The action was worse than doing something stupid. However, I’m with you the rest of the way. it is worse than stupid to blame the police as a whole and to find ways of making white folks feel guilty.

Reply to  Stephen Skinner
June 2, 2020 4:07 pm

Know what makes me feel guilty, old white guy I am? Throwing out a beer thats not empty. Leaving grass clippings sprayed through a customers landscaping. Not letting the cat in on a rainy night. Missing that 1/4 silhouette at 475m because I am talking to the young lady beside me on the firing line. Watching a crappy cop kill someone simply because he can just pisses me off, the only guilt involved is his.

Reply to  2hotel9
June 2, 2020 5:07 pm

I agree 100%! The guilt for that person’s death is not mine to own, I played no part in it.

Reply to  2hotel9
June 3, 2020 7:57 am

Since you are part of the system, you share guilt with all others.
Only those who seek to destroy the system are free from this shared guilt.

Reply to  Latitude
June 3, 2020 7:55 am

Over the last few days, several cops have been killed and many have been injured, some seriously.

I find it fascinating how those who claim that they oppose bigotry, have no trouble condemning all police officers over the actions of a few.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 2, 2020 3:40 pm

OK, where is the like tab? Can I just copy/paste and use where appropriate?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 2, 2020 6:12 pm

“The riots are based on climate change…. a political climate change that smacked them in the face on January 20, 2017. They haven’t been able to get past their derangement since.”

I think that sums it up nicely. TDS is what they have. They are completely deranged.

June 2, 2020 11:13 am

It’s important to separate the protesters from the looters and rioters, even as many of the protesters turn into criminals once the Sun sets.

Watching the protests in NYC today, it struck me that most of the protesters were white, flashing the black power fist, knelling, doing the hands up don’t shoot BS and complaining about systemic racism. Who exactly was it they were complaining to? A single cop who will most likely be going to jail, where he won’t last a week in the general population? No doubt this protest is just a large collection of progressive virtue signalers trying to feel better about themselves because of the death of a black criminal by a white cop. As night falls, they become the useful idiots of anarchists and criminal gangs that so far has resulted in several deaths and numerous serious injuries including the death of a black law enforcement officer.

I put all the blame for this on a main stream media that’s so one sided and politically biased, it’s turned otherwise intelligent people into idiots. To the extent that the politically biased MSM is also incredibly wrong about climate science, yes, this is linked to the climate change issue, but not to the catastrophic climate change that isn’t happening and never will.

Reply to  co2isnotevil
June 2, 2020 4:18 pm

One word — Antifa.

One strategy — hijacking other people’s protest and turning them into violent chaos.

One solution — declare them terrorists and proceed accordingly.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
June 2, 2020 4:22 pm

Contact tracing. Seems, just a few days ago, it was the political left’s big bugaboo to end Chinese Disease, pretty sure it will sort this situation out, too.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  co2isnotevil
June 2, 2020 6:17 pm

“I put all the blame for this on a main stream media that’s so one sided and politically biased, it’s turned otherwise intelligent people into idiots.”

That’s exactly what is happening. They are creating a false reality that serves their political purposes. They don’t care that the false reality harms the United States. Include the Democrats in there, they and the Leftwing Media are playing from the same playbook.

June 2, 2020 11:19 am

The only thing Antifa and the Watermelons have in common are their Revolutionary Marxist roots.

Walt D.
June 2, 2020 11:31 am

Linked to Climate Change? A tautology.
Tell me something I don’t know.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Walt D.
June 2, 2020 7:10 pm

Same. First thought: “What ISN’T linked to ‘climate change?'”🙄

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 3, 2020 7:58 am

Sun spots?

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 3, 2020 10:42 am

direct energy input changes:
*geothermal variations
*sun variations

indirect input changes
*cosmic rays
*external gravitational changes

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 15, 2020 8:30 am

“What ISN’T linked to ‘climate change?’”

Truth, logic, reality, introspection, data, facts and the scientific method.

William Astley
June 2, 2020 12:09 pm

Come on. Climate change causes Riots. What causes ‘Riots’?

People are angry because the Democrats run their campaign on anger, no practical solutions, and no need for a budget.

Think of Greta. 100% anger. Zero understanding of issues or help in solving any problem. Greta is not a problem solver. She is just an angry anarchist.

The Organized ‘Riots’ started, in the Obama administration, funded by Black Life matters …

‘Riots’ occur again and again and again, in large Democrat cities, because ‘Riots’ are allowed to occur.

Dusk to Dawn curfews, overwhelming police presence, National guard, high convictions, and prison time for the worst ‘Rioters’ would stop the recurring Riot problem. People learn.

And some real solutions to police problems, that are not anti police. The problem is the Democrats are the party of Chaos and are hence anti police.

Where we are now, because ‘Riots’ happen again and again and again…

Now, we have guys breaking into high end shops, during ‘Riots’ with vehicles waiting to carry stuff away.

Democrat Dark Force
At some of the ‘Riot’ sites someone has brought piles of bricks, before the ‘Riot’ to use as weapons. The Left bring large slingshots, to the ‘Riot’ that send a brick from a block away.

Bringing weapons to ‘Riots’ should result in long prison times. As well as throwing bricks at police and firemen and lighting buildings on fire.

Reply to  William Astley
June 2, 2020 3:51 pm

It’s not even just anger William, it’s a deep seated hate that seems to be the way of leftists now. They don’t even know why they hate anymore, it has been taught to them through divisiveness. The tolerance and inclusiveness that they preach of is a farce.

Equality is a state of mind, it is a choice to believe that we are equal to those standing next to us, and it takes strength. These people do not choose equality, they choose anarchy.

We have been too complacent, we have allowed this to happen. We should have stopped them before they took control, and this is how it’s tied to CAGW. We allowed them to believe that the planet is doomed so they feel that they have nothing to lose. Civil war is looming.

I apologise if the use of the word ‘we’ offends you in what I’ve said, it was the ‘pseudo’ scientists who ‘sold out’ that started all this. Governments bought into this ‘pseudo’ science, literally bought and paid for. The thing is that now the governments own scientists, or maybe it’s the other way around, the pseudo scientists call the shots. We all know who set this in motion, and we know that it has nothing to do with climate.

Reply to  Megs
June 2, 2020 4:48 pm

Leftists have always been angry at the world and hated anyone who is more successful than they are.
They view themselves as the smartest people on the planet, surely smarter than all those people who actually own and run businesses, so why aren’t they rich too?
They honestly seem to believe that the only reason why they aren’t rich is because someone stole all the money that they are entitled to.

Janice Moore
Reply to  MarkW
June 2, 2020 7:45 pm

They honestly [ ] believe that

the only reason why they aren’t rich

is because

someone stole all the money that they are entitled to.


And well said, MarkW.

Reply to  Megs
June 3, 2020 2:11 am

Agree 100% I have had all kinds of hardships in my life but have never blamed other people.

June 3, 2020 3:29 am

Same Andy, sometimes you think you must’ve paid your debt, and the next thing comes along. I remind myself that there is always someone who is worse off, and surely I wasn’t the devil himself in the last life.

Reply to  Megs
June 3, 2020 10:55 am

During these hard days and hard weeks, everybody always
has it bad once in a while. You know, you have a bad time of
it, and you always have a friend who says “Hey man, you
ain’t got it that bad. Look at that guy.” And you at that
guy, and he’s got it worse than you. And it makes you feel
better that there’s somebody that’s got it worse than you.

But think of the last guy. For one minute, think of the last
guy. Nobody’s got it worse than that guy. Nobody in the
whole world. That guy…he’s so alone in the world that he
doesn’t even have a street to lay in for a truck to run him over.

-Arlo Guthrie (the pause of Mr Clause)

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Megs
June 3, 2020 4:55 pm

“I remind myself that there is always someone who is worse off”

Like the old saying: “I cried because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.”

It could be worse. People should count their blessings..

June 2, 2020 12:14 pm

Note the dateline of the article. State College, Pa, home of Penn State University and Michael E. Mann. He has been a speaker to this group and is considered a “friend”. What else needs to be said.

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  Vince
June 2, 2020 4:50 pm

Mann probably convinced him climate and riots are teleconnected.

Jeffery P
June 2, 2020 12:27 pm

The Good Reverend Cornish is correct in that the poor always have it tougher when the going gets rough. But linking the protests to Climate Change is silly and unfounded.

June 2, 2020 12:38 pm

Well they are connected! The connection is people and institutions. The same ones that support the catastrophic climate change meme also support ANTIFA, BLM, and try to facilitate or cover for their criminal acts. This covers Hollywood/entertainers, academics, government and the press.
They are pretty much organized as a classic resistance movement. They are also the same ones that hate Trump and any conservatives with a passion.

Command and funding – democrats and their supporters
Guerrillas (Military/paramilitary arm)- ANTIFA and BLM
Indoctrinators – Academia
Auxiliary (lends needed support for guerrillas and/02 underground) – Hollywood/entertainers
Propogandists – The MSM and various other leftist media.

Reply to  rah
June 2, 2020 3:54 pm

“Well they are connected! The connection is people and institutions.” Dingdingdingding!!!! We have a winner, give that man a ceeegar! They claim not to know each other, and yet their pictures keep turning up at the same “events” no matter how disconnected they seem to be.

Reply to  2hotel9
June 2, 2020 4:11 pm


June 2, 2020 1:03 pm

Never let a good crisis go to waste….in promoting one’s self interests and advocacy reach.

Rahm Emanuel’s saying is still in force.

June 2, 2020 1:06 pm

So much for feeling sorry for Happy Valley. Hopeless Valley is more like it.

Christopher Paino
June 2, 2020 1:12 pm

Boy howdy it’s mighty white around here!

“one guy…one cop…”

Not even Stokes is that ignorant.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Christopher Paino
June 2, 2020 6:21 pm

“Boy howdy it’s mighty white around here!

“one guy…one cop…”

Please explain this virtue signalling. Your meaning is not clear. Your attitude is.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Christopher Paino
June 2, 2020 8:08 pm

That you think only “white” people (whatever that means as far as race) view police officers such as the bad cop in Minnesota as an anomaly is racist thinking. Yes, CP. –> YOU are displaying a tendency to bigotry.

People of ALL races/ethnic groups believe the above to be true. Even black people:

[Ben] Carson says the Black Lives Matter movement, which put the issue on the national agenda, is a divisive group that unfairly demonizes police. …

(Source: )

Blacks like B. Hussein Obama tell half-truths to use race to stir up hate to promote their agenda.

Blacks like Ben Carson tell the truth and urge us to get beyond race, to judge by the content of [one’s] character (M.L.K., Jr.), to love each other to promote peace and prosperity.

Reply to  Christopher Paino
June 3, 2020 8:00 am

Boy howdy it’s mighty white around here!

A racist!

June 2, 2020 1:31 pm

I have mentored both black and white young men from disadvantaged settings. All I did was treat them as my 7th grade immigrant father that always held two jobs treated me. Dignity and respect to all. No self pity. Work hard and do well. I would alternate fun days with work days and service to the community days. Good news is now after 20 years, both young men are doing well and out of the circle of destruction. I was blessed with two young men that would listen. Anyway……

Reply to  Shark24
June 2, 2020 5:28 pm

That is exactly how it should be Shark and what you did is how people should treat each other. Sadly those two important words ‘dignity and respect’ have been obliterated from society. They’ve been replaced by hate and division, and it’s not just about race.

June 2, 2020 1:38 pm

I’m wondering how many of these protesters actually get out and vote. I vote. Yesterday I was hunted down to sign a petition because I’m on the voter roles and it’s known that my signature on a petition is valid.

Reply to  Martin557
June 2, 2020 3:58 pm

Voted, in person and happily presented my DL as ID. Did not need to, I cut the lady’s grass and hedges who was marking people off the roster, did anyway. Proudly.

Reply to  2hotel9
June 2, 2020 5:03 pm

Voting is compulsory in Australia, if you don’t vote you get fined. It used to be that we had a choice of conservatives or leftist. We don’t have that choice anymore, one is leftist and the other extreme left. The only reason people vote here now is so they don’t get fined.

We could vote for one of the minor parties as a protest vote, but that is taking a risk that you end up with extreme left because your preferences weren’t there to get the ‘pseudo conservatives’ over the line.

It’s a joke, and this used to be the Lucky country. We don’t have leaders that have the guts to lead, so they hand out money instead. Maybe it’s come down to trying to buy votes. The thing is the people they’re handing the money out to are never going to vote for them and it will never be enough.

Reply to  Megs
June 3, 2020 8:01 am

Can you turn in a blank ballot?

Reply to  MarkW
June 3, 2020 3:52 pm

If someone says they’re going to ‘vote informal’, then they have decided there’s no one worth voting for. So yes technically they just turn up to have their name ticked off to avoid a fine. I have never seen Australian politics as bad as it is now, we no longer have a conservative party. The party we voted in has gone so far left they’re unrecognisable. Unless they wake up to the mood of their own constituents there will be alot of informal votes next time around. The rollout of renewable energy here is unbelievable.

Stan Sexton
June 2, 2020 1:49 pm

Not Climate Change so much as Extreme Inequality caused by the Federal Reserve. In the 2008-2012 Recession, it took 29 Trillion dollars to bail out the Elite. Who knows how much this time. But Main Street will suffer more this time. Wall Street never loses.

June 2, 2020 1:51 pm

“We know that people with fewer resources and less power and who are more oppressed…””

Well that partly describes what ending fossil fuels will do for the people. These riots will look like Sunday school picnics compared to the reaction if he gets his way.

Robert of Texas
June 2, 2020 2:43 pm

If they mean a “political climate change” then yes.

Jeremiah Puckett
June 2, 2020 2:54 pm

Well darn. Turns out he had fentanyl in his system. So much for the outstanding citizen, innocent black man narrative. Now the story is drugged-out black man resists arrest, fights with police and has counterfeit money in possession. It’ll be interesting to find out if the story of his having to be removed from the police car is true. I guess I still haven’t seen an innocent man the victim of police brutality. STOP RESISTING!!! “Yes, sir” and “No, sir” and he’d still be alive.

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  Jeremiah Puckett
June 2, 2020 4:52 pm

I think once he was cuffed and on the ground there was no need for multiple people to be kneeling on him.

I think once he was found to be missing a pulse that emergency actions should have been taken rather than continued kneeling on his neck.

Reply to  Michael Jankowski
June 2, 2020 4:59 pm

In US Army Riot Control and Prisoner Handling training we were taught that once they are down and cuffed/tied you control them by placing a foot on back just above their bound hands. They are going nowhere and can flail about till they exhaust themselves. Putting a knee on their neck and bearing down has only one purpose, to kill them, slowly.

Reply to  2hotel9
June 3, 2020 9:39 am

I watched the 10 minute video only once. If he was bearing down then Brown would not have been able to lift and move his head as he did while complaining that he couldn’t breath.

There may have been times where the cop pushed with his knee, rather than just holding his knee in place, but I didn’t see it.

The cops were so scared and stubborn that they just kept it up. Neither of the two, that are prominent in the video, are emotionally stable enough to be given that kind of responsibility or power.

They’ll both, deservedly, go to jail. If found only guilty of the manslaughter charges that they deserve, there will be more riots (because it’s not about justice, it’s about revenge)

Reply to  DonM
June 3, 2020 1:45 pm

Scared? Of what? They had total control of the situation, multiple officers and vehicles, the crowd staying out of the area the cops controlled, and Chauvin was quite relaxed as he spent over 8 minutes bearing his body weight down on a restrained man’s neck, and he kept it there well after the man stopped moving. Ever choke a man out? You feel it when they go slack, that is when you let off. Chauvin didn’t, he kept the pressure on even after the victim went slack.

Reply to  DonM
June 3, 2020 4:17 pm

Watching the 10 minute video it did not appear that the cop was ever “bearing his body weight down on a restrained man’s neck”.

I can’t tell if there is two, five, or 20 pounds of pressure. I am pretty sure that if the the body weight (or even 50 pounds) was bearing down that George would not have been able to lift his head when complaining about not being able to breath. And yes, I know that it doesn’t take much pressure on the arteries to close them off either, but the knee wasn’t pressing directly on the artery.

In addition, when you see the cops stand there with their hand in their pocket they are scared. They may not have a valid reason to be scared, but they are. They are afraid that they may have to get the spray out in a hurry … the longer they are tensed up with the hand in the pocket, the worse it gets for them … in the 10 minute video you can see that each one of them briefly loses it for a few seconds.

Reply to  DonM
June 4, 2020 4:52 am

Entire time he was bearing down on Floyd’s neck. The. Entire. Time. You keep defending a cop who killed a restrained suspect, live on video, all while he was quite relaxed and untroubled by what he was doing. Oh, I get it, it is all that climate change forcing you to defend a murderer. Got it.

Reply to  DonM
June 4, 2020 8:34 am

I’m not defending him, at best he is an incompetent piece of shit.

(from your view of the videos, how much force, in psi, was on Floyds neck?)

But if you need to exaggerate to make your point, then you must know that there is something wrong with your point of view; either that or you are as emotionally stunted as the cops.

(from your view of the videos, how much force, in psi, was on Floyds neck?)

Reply to  DonM
June 4, 2020 11:25 am

How many times have you choked out a person? There is no specific number dictating how fast they go out, depends on lots of factors, apparently Floyd had several bad factors that contributed to his murder. Yea, murder, when anyone places their knee against the neck of a person on the ground and keeps it there long after they stop moving is intentionally attempting to kill them. You can defend Chauvin all you want, does not change what happened, he killed Floyd. What their races are is totally irrelevant.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Jeremiah Puckett
June 2, 2020 6:38 pm

“Well darn. Turns out he had fentanyl in his system. So much for the outstanding citizen, innocent black man narrative.”

George Floyd was murdered, fentanyl or no fentanyl.

The policeman had no business putting his knee on the man’s neck. Floyd had his hands handcuffed behind his back and was not a threat to anyone.

There is no justification for what happened to George Floyd.

And there is no justification for blaming all police for the actions of this one psychopath cop. Every profession has its share of psychos. That doesn’t mean everyone is a psycho.

Tom Abbott
June 2, 2020 6:03 pm

From the article: “the long history of systemic racism”

What is systemic racism? Isn’t this just saying that all white people are racists? Isn’t it racist to think all white people are racist?

The white race is no more racist than any other race.

The lie the Democrats push is that all white people are racist. Even the white Democrats say the same thing. They are so ashamed of their whiteness.

I heard a Black civil rights leader on tv tonight say the two groups pushing this “all white people are racist” narrative are self-guilted white people, and affluent Blacks who have made it in the world (read Labron James), yet still try to sell the racist narrative that there is systemic racism in the U.S. caused by any and all white people.

It is a constant racism propagand barrage from the Left. They’ve been doing it for years. Lying to Black People is their Bread and Butter.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 3, 2020 12:57 am

It’s the same in Australia Tom. Injustices suffered by people of any colour in past generations can never be resolved. Holding on to injustices suffers by past generations serves no purpose. Why do people choose to hold on to the pain that was not theirs to bare. The people here in the present were not responsible for those injustices and blaming them is simply perpetuating hate.

Hate is such a wasted emotion.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 3, 2020 1:06 pm

If the color of their skin is all that makes their lives matter then they are racists.

Ronald Bruce
June 2, 2020 6:59 pm

The riots in the US and now in Australia have nothing to do with George floyds death it is all about the Communist Democrats trying to create Mayhem, thinking this will help them in the November presidential elections and they are doing this because they have nothing else going for them and they know they’re going to lose big time.

Ronald Bruce
June 2, 2020 7:02 pm

The riots in the US and now in Australia have nothing to do with George floyds death it is all about the Communist Democrats trying to create Mayhem, thinking this will help them in the November presidential elections and they are doing this because they have nothing else going for them and they know they’re going to lose big time.

June 2, 2020 8:07 pm

These people have completely lost their minds. Bogus “systemic racism” has anything to do with climate???
Racists are the ones who view things only through that lens. They are the leftists, not the vast majority of the American people. Who really don’t think of things in racial terms. Martin Luther King (great man, in spite of his failings), would be just appalled.

June 2, 2020 10:27 pm

Well of course the Cult of Calamitous Climate will claim Climate Change did it.
There is nothing Climate Change can’t do.
Also there is no low to which these same creatures will not stoop.
As for these riots..Oh sorry “Peaceful Protests”
What is the toll so far of brutally beaten and murdered citizens?
I noticed our putrid Media Party here in Canada fails to even mention this small detail as they laud the thugs and then launch into their Trump Derangement Schick.

Quite amazing how this “Saint of the Street” is killed at the hands of a Democrat controlled police force,in a Democrat controlled region with Democrat Majority control for near 50 years..but President Trump done it.

And in “Protesting” this mans demise,ignoring due process,rule of law and the court system,these hysterics are burning, looting,vandalizing property and killing people..But the media seems to maintain all these other casualties do not matter.

This is beyond sickening.
Inciting a riot is the kind of thing we need bounty money placed on the culprits heads.
Dead or Alive.
Second thoughts skip the alive,they have already confessed their malice.

One has to wonder,why does the media so desperately seek to reelect President Trump?
Is it a death wish?
To go with their death cult of calamitous Climate?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  John Robertson
June 3, 2020 6:30 pm

“One has to wonder,why does the media so desperately seek to reelect President Trump?”

The media think they are harming Trump’s chances, although I agree with you that they are probably helping him more than hurting him.

The Left is desperate to get themselves back in power and President Trump and Republicans stand in their way, so they attack at every opportunity. It’s TDS on steriods. They may lose their minds completely if Trump gets four more years.

Michael Ozanne
June 3, 2020 2:38 am

Well as someone who teaches martial arts and self-defense and with a 50 year familiarity in the practice of restraint and choking techniques. I’d have to say that the only reason to interfere with someones respiration for 5 minutes after they pass out is to make sure they are dead.

The cause of the riots isn’t so much that Mr Floyd died it’s that despite copious and clear evidence that a crime had been committed the authorities sat around with their thumbs up their arse for 4 days before effecting an arrest and laying charges. Something that should have been done the same day.

Reply to  Michael Ozanne
June 3, 2020 9:19 am

There have been lots and lots and lots of non dark shaded people railroaded & treated like crap & killed by those in power … without riots in the guise of protest (and even without protest).

You are wrong. The riots are not because of lack of immediate justice, they are because the criminal that was abused was black. (if he was Asian there would not be nationwide riots, if he was Spanish there would not be riots, if he were some dark mix that did not include African there would not be riots.)

The police (or any policing agency) should not in any way abuse any criminals (or non-criminals), period.

Michael Ozanne
Reply to  DonM
June 4, 2020 12:39 am

Oh indeed, if you run the numbers white people are almost twice as likely to die during an arrest than black people. Black Lives matter is mostly a mind wank if looked at dispassionately. Real concern about criminal mortality in the black community would look to address the rate at which black people kill each other.

But, the USA ran a slavery system until it’s most bloody war ended it, then ran an apartheid system in large sections of the nation until the late ’60s and the legacy of that is abiding tension. It’s impossible to prevent incidents of racism such as the one that consumed Mr Floyd, it is possible not to be an incompetent dawdling booby when they do occur.

Reply to  Michael Ozanne
June 4, 2020 9:24 am

I’m still missing the racism part of the killing….

I could assume he was treated differently because he was dark.

I could also assume he was treated differently because he was big (& call it largism?). I could assume he was abused because they knew of his history and didn’t trust him. I could assume he was treated differently because he was big & acting a little weird. I could also assume, based on what I had heard about fentanyl in the past, that he had a fentanyl reaction and he would have died regardless of the abuse he endured; to me these are all possibilities, but I am not going to assume any has enough credence to act upon.

I think if I was there I would have braved the mace tried to get the guy with the knee restraint off of him when it was obvious he was out. (that is an assumption as well … I may have froze, or obeyed the cops as well as the others did).

I am, though, making an assumption here; you somehow think a four day analysis of what happened is too long to take before deciding on the appropriate charges (murder 1,2,3, manslaughter, assult, & which combination of the charges apply to any of the 4 to 6 cops that were involved) … that 4 days is so long that it should be characterized as incompetent & dawdling? and somehow that is a reasonable rationalization for the riotous reactions?

Reply to  DonM
June 4, 2020 11:10 am

I don’t care if race motivated it or not, simple fact is the man was down and restrained and the cop intentionally put a knee into the side of his neck and refused to back off. Why? Most likely because people kept yelling at him to stop, so he said f**k you, I is the popo, you ain’t bossing me around.

Reply to  Michael Ozanne
June 3, 2020 5:52 pm

Many white people get killed by the police and there is nothing done and no riots.

June 3, 2020 5:37 am

Don’t they know that Extinction Rebellion are a racist organisation? Look at any photograph of any of their ‘protests’ anywhere and what do you see? A bunch of white people.

What was it one of their founders said? Something like ‘ It’s not about climate, it’s white supremacy.’

June 3, 2020 9:58 am

“More Intersectional Than Thou”. Excellent.
Now someone encourage “Brianna Wu”han comment on the climate “crisis” a few hundred times, and the entire alarmist memeplex will become too vapid to remain stable at room temperature.

Mickey Reno
June 3, 2020 5:59 pm

Linked? Weak tea, indeed, like almost every claim I’ve seen over the past 30 years about climate change.

June 3, 2020 7:21 pm

LOL – the simulation we’re in just keeps getting weirder.

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