Well, at least they’re “stickin’ it to the libs.” Willingness and even eagerness to do things that imperil one’s own survival for no other reason than to tweak one’s enemies is a pretty reliable indicator of clinical mental illness.
How else can you explain the illogical stance taken by a growing group of GOP governors and state treasurers on the issue of climate change? Is it because they LIKE turning Earth into an unrelenting inferno? Do they LIKE weather extremes outside the parameters of recorded human history? Are they fans of what will soon be classified as Category 6 hurricanes and F-6 tornados? Are they in endless love with endless droughts concurrent with rapidly rising sea levels and disappearing shorelines?
Essentially these governors and treasurers are actively opposing ANY legislation, business dealings or economic investment strategies associated with clean energy. They are openly punishing any and all companies and investment firms who have expressed a desire to lower greenhouse gas emissions, calling these efforts “politically motivated” and even “woke”—whatever that means.
They are also actively rewarding and promoting unwavering and eternal commitment to fossil fuels.
What’s driving this insanity? It’s tempting to just say, “Follow the money.” Virtually all of these governors and treasurers are from oil and gas rich states and are dependent on fossil fuel industries for keeping the political donation spigot wide open.
But it’s more than that. It’s driven by an obsession with “sticking it to the libs.”
That amounts to a murder/suicide pact, and is indicative of a form of mental illness that is hostile to reality.