The global statists attempting to regulate greenhouse gas emissions are quiet about the economic impact on United States citizens. Under the terms of the Paris Climate Accord, U.S. citizens would be required to disproportionately bear the cost of the eventual transition from dirty to clean energy by allowing the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations to pollute more than the U.S. This waiver, along with the U.S. subsidies to fund the building of coal-fired power plants, is in the interest of penalizing America for having taken advantage of third-world countries by capitalistic means. So rather than these nations' plutocratic socialist leaders being held responsible for denying their citizens the right to make their own economic choices, the adverse consequences that inevitably follow are blamed instead on America as evidenced by our larger middle class compared to the BRIC nations' mass-poverty class. It has even become politically advantageous among American Democratic politicians to blame "social-injustice" disparity on jobs-creating businessmen rather than progressives' taxing, regulating, and deficit spending on their own Utopian Dreams.
Wealth inequality was once the sole rationale for enacting left-wing policies. But free trade has proven to result in less, not more inequality. Even as China and Russia's dictators have discovered the superiority of capitalism over communist socialism, American progressives now focus less on the middle class and then only as it is impacted by the alleged systemic and pervasive social injustice experienced by all "down-trodden" groups victimized by Bigoted White Christian Republican Men. These are demonized in academia, media, and pop-culture as the "white-privileged class" that, at America's founding, established a politically incorrect "civil religion" that still seeks to impose its intolerant moral superiority on society. I, therefore as a member of this class, oppose an open southern border because I am "racist." I oppose sharia law because I am "xenophobic." I oppose gay marriage because I am "sexist." And I oppose re-distributive justice because I am "greedy."
More accurately, it is precisely because I believe in Liberty, the Sanctity of Life, and the Rule of Law; and because I trust in Jesus Christ and the United States Constitution that I, to borrow Marx's "opiate-of-the-masses" metaphor, refuse to become addicted to and dependent on the global statists' politically correct Socialist religion for my fair share of "collective salvation."
Steve Carpenter, Lerna