Skip to comments.Playboy: Sen.[Bernie] Sanders: Global warming ‘far more serious problem than Al Qaeda’
Posted on 10/18/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says global warming poses "a far more serious problem than al Qaeda" and accuses energy companies of being willing to "destroy the planet" for profits.
In an interview with Playboy magazine, Sanders targets coal and oil companies who he says have outsized influence over lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Big business is willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits, Sanders said.
And because of their power over the political process, you hear a deafening silence in the U.S. Congress and in other bodies around the world about the severity of the problem. Global warming is a far more serious problem than Al Qaeda, he said.
The comment arrives in a broader economic critique of what Sanders, the Senate's most left-leaning member, calls a hypercapitalist society plagued by huge inequalities in wealth and political power.
Sanders alleges the Republican Party has become extremist but also criticizes Democrats. A tidbit from the interview:
Let me tell you a story outside of school. I go to the Democratic caucuses every week, and every week there is a report about fund-raisingRepublicans have raised thus and thus; this is what we have done. In the six years Ive been going to those meetings, I have never heard five minutes of discussion about organizing. Its about raising money. Not five minutes to say, Look, West Virginia, we have rallies, were doing this, were doing that, were knocking on doors. In six years, I have heard no discussion about that at all.
Can we just nuke Vermont? It has Bernie Sanders, my ex wife’s family and a whole bunch of yogurt-douching america-hating neohippy skumbags. In 10 years, we can go back to skiing there, no big deal.
I would be perfectly willing to destroy the planet to get Bernie Sanders. Well, and the rest of his ilk.
I always listen to and take advice from Bernie Sanders/sarc
It is a shame that such a beautiful state has been taken over by hippies and nuts like Sanders.
Now it’s time for a whole slew of...”at least he admits he’s a socialist” comments. Which makes this much more acceptable.
He has the interview linked on his website.
Albore said 15 years ago we didn’t have 10 years left. The same Luddite idiots said in 1968 we would all be starving by now as the Earth “couldn’t possibly support more than 4 billion persons on the planet”, when we now have over 6 billion and are fatter than ever.
Diversionist “Squirrel!” tripe to deflect attention from the real threat - ISLAM.
HAH...thanks for posting.......nothing like the searing insight of liberals like Playboy and Bernie Commie Sanders....
Should we buy that issue of Playboy to read the articles???
Is the Bernie Sanders interview the “redeeming social value” of that issue of Playboy????
They are just acting like we never found out this was A HOAX ...
Buy the Braille version just in case the centerfold is Bernie Sanders.
He must be a subscriber to PB.
What’s even more dangerous for America is that we allow mentally ill morons like Sanders to run loose among the civilians!
I don’t believe in the AGW hoax. So if it’s being defeated by “big business” and oil and coal interests, these entities should start paying me for helping them!
It could be, Bernie, that the people who don’t Believe understand the science and data and what the data implies.
But a Marxist MUST see all problems as being the result of the huge companies (with all the means of production) oppressing the poor worker class, who merely slave away for the big companies. So if the proletariat does not believe the Government Official Reality it is the capitalist’s fault, not the Government.
LOL, a centerfold of Bernie Sanders would not be a pretty sight...........
Sorry folks but Bernie is right on this one. To help prove his point, I will personally pay to move Bernie and his entire family to Iraq/Iran/insert Islamic paradise here.
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