Everything must be politicized. Even the birth of your baby.
Leave it to a CNN correspondent to exploit his own son’s birth to push his eco-freakish politics in a cringe letter published on CNN’s website.
CNN Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir’s piece, headlined “To my son, born in the time of coronavirus and climate change,” dripped with propaganda bashing the Bible and promoting climate extremist Greta Thunberg. It was filled with content liberal outlets have used to promote the virus to push environmentalist drivel. Weir also did a climate video for his son hammering environmentalist points mentioned in the article, which was also posted on CNN.com.
Weir wrote to his newborn son William: “Against all odds you were conceived in a lighthouse, born during a pandemic and will taste just enough of Life as We Knew It to resent us when it’s gone. I’m sorry. I’m sorry we broke your sea and your sky and shortened the wings of the nightingale.” [Emphasis added.]
Oh but he wasn’t done. Weir continued to groan to his son how “the milk in your bottle was warmed by dirty, ancient fuels and as a result, you will learn to walk on a planet that has never been this hot for humans.”
(Note: Featured photo similar to the one used in the CNN story. The photo is a snapshot from the video.)
Uh, okay? Like a really bad infomercial, Weir droned on.
He told his son that “scientists told us that if we weren’t careful, humans would unleash an invisible enemy out of the jungle and into our lungs. But that was a story few wanted to believe.”
Weir even took the time to warn his son of the “spell” of the Bible. Apparently for Weir, The Scriptures reinforced humanity’s itch to cut “down jungles — and prairies and mangroves and the last few the places where the wild things are — to pave and plow, develop and devour everything inside.”
“As you get older, this will be hard to understand. But we were under the spell of Genesis 1:28: to take dominion over every living thing. We had the strange urge to carve straight lines out of nature’s curves and were under the spell of a uniquely human force called ‘profit motive,’” Weir said.
I’ll admit when any of my five children were born, the first thing on my mind was not penning a political screed. I’m so embarrassed about that.