Forget al-Qaida. According to the Senate’s only openly socialist member, the country’s main national security threat is global warming.
In fact, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told Playboy magazine that climate change is a bigger threat to the U.S. than al-Qaida. Sanders is an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.
Sanders blames “hypercapitalism” for the inaction on global warming, due to the fossil fuels industry manipulating the political process to drown out efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
“You have the entire scientific community saying we have to be very aggressive in cutting greenhouse gas emissions,” Sanders said in the interview. “Yet you’re seeing the heads of coal companies and oil companies willing to sacrifice the well-being of the entire planet for their short-term profits. And these folks are funding phony organizations to try to create doubt about the reality of global warming.”
I am getting really upset waiting for my big fossil fuel check. Liberals keep telling me that it’s in the mail, but I never receive it.