Biden administration has nominated Howard University Environmental Law
Professor Carlton Waterhouse to become assistant administrator of the EPA’s
Office of Land and Emergency Management. Waterhouse is a truly far-left radical
and supporter of so-called “climate reparations.”
He believes that the United States needs to be punished for having an advanced
economy, as it must have become wealthy only at the expense of other countries.
the American Climate Leadership Summit in 2020, Waterhouse, who also believes
in reparations for Black people, stated: “Climate reparations is really just
calling for the equitable redress for the harm that has been caused
historically. That’s what it’s about—making amends.”
added: “I think climate reparations are essential and an important part of
having an equitable climate vision. I think we have to understand that we’re
not able to get to an equitable climate solution if we don’t address the
inequities in our society. So ultimately, our environment is just one larger
part of the social world in which we live. When we think about an equitable
climate solution, we’ve got to think about how to equitably deal with this
social inequality and injustices that result from our history of gender, race,
and class discrimination, and that kind of reality means that we have to
envision a space where those are not present. As long as gender and race and
class discrimination define people's experiences in our society, they will also
define their experiences in relationship to the environment. And so that has to
be the central part of really moving us forward to address an accurate and
equitable climate vision.”
me put this as equitably as I can: HUH?!
drones on: “With regards to climate reparations, I might start off by saying
the United States historically is one of the biggest contributors by itself,
probably the largest historically of any contributors to climate problems at
all, followed by Europe. When you put Europe and the United States together,
you’re kind of talking about 90 percent of the contributors to the greenhouse
gases that we are now suffering the consequences from. In contrast, the rest of
the world combined probably has contributed roughly 10 percent. Marginalized
communities within those countries that have gotten the least benefits out of
that pollution, are also going to suffer some of the greatest harms from that.
And around the world, countries that have had very little if any contribution
towards climate change are suffering some of its worst consequences. Climate
reparations is really just calling for the equitable redress for the harm that
has been caused historically.”
on: he opined on the importance of “engaging as allies and as advocates for marginalized
communities, for communities of color, for working class, and low-income
on: “If you’re a part of an organization, or a church, or you're just an
individual who’s concerned about addressing climate change, then it’s important
for you to serve as an ally, for those on the ground community-based
environmental justice organizations, social-justice organizations that are
fighting around issues of environmental justice. As long as the people who are
most at risk and most marginalized are neglected, we’ll never really have an
equitable climate solution. But if we begin by looking to those who are most
threatened, like those in Flint, and in other cities like East Chicago,
Indiana, when you look to those communities that are most threatened, most
harmed, then you're going to find solutions that are going to allow everyone to
be able to succeed.”
GOP committee member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently unearthed some of
Waterhouse’s earlier tweets, exposing his extreme anti-capitalist views—and
ugly truth about energy. The ends don’t justify the means,” Waterhouse wrote on
April 25, 2015, employing the hashtag “ResistCapitalism.”
ugly truth about Leftists is that they are totalitarians. Being able to feed
and clothe your family, move freely about the country and the world, and heat
or cool your house, does justify the means. Think of the alternative.
Think of going back to the Middle Ages.
May 17, 2015, he tweeted, “Inexpensive products have a high cost. Workers pay
with their happiness, health & their lives,” adding the same hashtag.
Mr. Waterhouse, the vast array of affordable products that capitalism made
possible brought much happiness to the world and raised billions out of
poverty-- and their life expectancy, too.
is a virtue-signaling, elitist, authoritarian whacko, so naturally he was awarded
a doctorate in social ethics and a master’s degree in theological studies by
Emory University. His nomination may be approved by the Senate in the near
paying “reparations” to every nation/person/entity in the world that is less
well off than the U.S./you/your group good policy? Is it moral? Reasonable? Workable?
A legitimate benefit to anyone in the long term?
gets to be the final arbiter? I have been improperly slighted and taken
advantage of many times in my life. Can I get a governmental body to force
those who have wronged me to give me reparations? And this becomes increasingly
more difficult to adjudicate when we are talking about larger groups, tribes,
and even nations.
the U.S., we formerly had equal justice under the law, a Constitution that
guaranteed our rights, with notions such as the presumption of innocence until
proven guilty, a jury of one’s peers, etc., etc. Leftists like Waterhouse have
largely expunged those personal protections in their ceaseless quest to control
used to pride ourselves on exporting/sharing those concepts with the rest of
the world, to the advancement of human freedom.
are some other things that the U.S. has given the rest of the world, courtesy
of the innovation and work ethic that capitalism and the free market system
engender: the suspension bridge, mousetrap,
lightbulb, sunglasses, phonograph, telephone,
traffic light, pantyhose, zipper, hearing aid, dental floss, airbags,
artificial heart, pacemaker, fire alarm, credit card, chocolate-chip cookie, airplane,
skyscraper, television, nylons, laser, frozen food, liquid fuel rocket, microwave,
disposable diaper, computer, internet, polio vaccine, assembly line, email,
space shuttle, GPS, fiber optic cable. Etc., etc.
ever pay America enough in “reparations” for those gifts? Who
could truly make amends?