• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower


October 18, 2022

It’s shellacking time for Democrats, and suddenly, Obama is playing Mr. Moderate

By Monica Showalter at American Thinker:

With Democrats facing a “shellacking” in November, President Obama is out and about, campaigning for Democrats, in various ways.

He made some headlines with this:

Former President Barack Obama thinks Democrats can be a bit of a “buzzkill,” too easily offended over accidental slights and the complicated scenarios of modern life, he said in a podcast interview late last week.

“How does politics even — how is it even relevant to the things that I care most deeply about? My family, my kids, work that gives me satisfaction, having fun, not being a buzzkill, right?” Obama said in an interview with “Pod Save America.” “And sometimes Democrats are, right? You know, sometimes, people just want to not feel as if they are walking on eggshells. And they want some acknowledgment that life is messy and that all of us at any given moment can say things the wrong way, make mistakes.”

Obama is publicly addressing a concern voiced by Democratic strategists privately for quite some time now — that the liberal base of the party is so focused on “wokeness” and the possibility of offending certain interest groups that they lose the broader thread of speaking to what voters actually care about.

That’s a little rich, coming from him.  The wokester culture era was ushered in on his watch, and it’s spiraled downhill since then.  Obama has spoken out against wokesterism once before — see here or here — on Oct. 29, 2019, a few months before special elections for several House seats seen as key to holding the lower house for Democrats, in Maryland, California, Wisconsin, New York, and Georgia.

So he’s now on record as being Mr. Moderate, Mr. Anti-Woke, with Democrats facing what he calls “a shellacking” less than a month from the midterms.

James Carville said what this was really about, in this CNN piece by Chris Cillizza:

James Carville, a longtime Democratic strategist, has been more blunt — certainly than Obama — in denouncing the wokeness focus.

“We’re letting a noisy wing of our party define the rest of us,” Carville said last summer. “And my point is we can’t do that. I think these people are all kind of nice people. I think they’re very naive, and they’re all into language and identity. And that’s all right. They’re not storming the Capitol. But they’re not winning elections.”

Somehow, Obama always comes out at times like these to tell Democrats to quit being creeps, because the voters are rejecting them. 

But Obama has been remarkably non-specific in addressing the problem, let alone stating what he means, with whos, whats, wheres, and whys. 

Where has he been all these years as this disease of wokesterism has progressed?  And perhaps he might want to discuss his role in creating and enabling it?  Where was he when parents were being demonized as “terrorists” for speaking out at school board meetings and professors were being fired for speaking about the science about global warming or the truth about xx and xy chromosomes?  Where was he when “racism” was being hurled at people who opposed open borders or high crime?  Where was he when the newspaper founded by Alexander Hamilton was being censored on multiple social media platforms in apparent collusion with one another for what was an authentic and true story about Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop?  Where was he when New York Times op-ed editor James Bennet was ousted from his job for allowing an opposing view to see print?

Silent as heck when it actually counted.   

To be sure, it’s possible that deep within his Democrats-only bubble, he’s starting to hear from even Democrats about the cancel-culture idiocies going on, and Democrats themselves are dispirited.  Tiptoe on eggshells?  That sounds like something a liberal Obama-supporter in academia might say, because I’ve heard this kind of talk myself among such people.

What’s more, Obama has to oppose wokery in some ways — not on principle, but because he put up with hideous people like Joe Biden, who’s a flaming racist and sexist; Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein; and speechwriter Jon Favreau, who posed for pictures like this.  The normal people subject to wokester wrath don’t by and large do disgusting things like that, so in Obamaworld, it’s either the crazed perverts and racists or else the wokesters.  There is no middle ground.

Tammy Bruce cast a similar dim view of the whole thing in her appearance on Fox News’s Outnumbered:

This is classic Obama, wanting to seem like a moderate, and he gets it about everybody. But he at no point addresses why people are angry and are worried about their kids. Because of what’s happening in schools and with school boards and the books, and the woke culture, and the pronouns and everything else. He diminishes what’s going on. We’re not just afraid to go to the party with the word police. Our lives are being destroyed. You can lose your job. You can be shunned in the town square of America on social media. You can be chased down the street. You can have things thrown at you. You can be harmed physically. Salman Rushdie. You can get stabbed in the freaking throat if people aren’t liking you. 

In other words, Obama criticizes the surface things, the use of words, but not the big ones, the monster cancel culture that demonizes the entire civilized population.

It’s cowardly stuff, from a president still looking to remain popular, even as his party spirals downward, and coming out just as some very negative elections for Democrats beckon.  Call it coward stuff; there’s not much there there, other than a quest for the appearance of anti-wokesteriam, not the substance of actually ending it.




We are living in serious times, but Joe Biden is generally good for a laugh. Yesterday he was promoting his school loan boondoggle when he tried to read a URL off the teleprompter. It is comical to watch him gaze intently at the teleprompter, trying to interpret the words and symbols he sees there. In this case, his staff didn’t trust him to read “ReportFraud.FTC.gov” correctly, so they spelled out the word “dot” on the teleprompter. That was too much for Biden to handle:


Sometimes I think that Biden can’t possibly make it through a four-year term. Other times I think, as long as he continues breathing, how much lower can he fall?

Lefty Minnesota Star, Keith Ellison, IN ACTION!

OCTOBER 18, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON at Power Line


I spoke with Pete Bisbee a month ago and noted my conversation here on Power Line. Bisbee is executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association. His mission is to expand the ranks of Republican attorneys general. Although Minnesota has not elected a Republican attorney general since 1966, he told me they saw an opportunity in Jim Schultz’s race against incumbent Keith Ellison this year.

Following our conversation I sent Bisbee a copy of my 2018 Weekly Standard column “Can Keith Ellison turn lawman?” When I spoke with Bisbee last month he told me that RAGA had “just placed a $1M [advertising] reservation in October.” The video embedded in RAGA’s Fire AG Ellison seems to draw on my own 2018 Standard column and it is now running in Minnesota.

I caught only a few seconds at the tail end of the 30-second ad last night and went looking for it online. That’s how I happened on to reporter/anchor Esme Murphy’s “fact-check” of the ad on the local CBS affiliate last night. Murphy is a ludicrously hardcore DFL partisan. I have embedded her “fact-check” segment at the bottom of this post. She promoted it via Twitter in advance of the broadcast.

In her segment Murphy found that a carjacking depicted in the ad occurred in Miami rather than Minneapolis. However, carjackings in Minneapolis look identical to the one depicted in the ad. No one was misled by that.

She declared herself unable to confirm unspecified facts in the ad. She quotes Ellison denying them or stating they are “out of context.” She turns to University of Minnesota Humphrey School Professor Lawrence Jacobs judging something in the ad to be “just wrong.” I reached out to Murphy last night via the tweets below.




I know Professor Jacobs. At his invitation I appeared on a panel he moderated at the Humphrey School a few years ago. I contacted him via email last night:

Dear Professor Jacobs: I sent the Republican AG Association some of my work on Ellison. I only caught a few seconds of [the RAGA ad], but I did see Esme Murphy’s segment on it. I believe that the ad is based in part on my work. Would you please advise what fact(s) asserted in the ad you believe to be in error? I would like to follow up if appropriate.
Thank you for your courtesies.
Best regards,
Scott Johnson

I haven’t heard back either from Esme Murphy or Professor Jacobs.

Theo Keith of the local FOX affiliate also fact-checked the RAGA ad last night. His segment is posted here. He seems to think that viewers might believe the “call from prison” to be authentic rather than a dramatization. He declares it “false.” I don’t think anyone would take the phone call as an authentic recording.

The ad relies in part on Ellison’s support for Sara Jane Olson/Kathleen Soliah and Assata Shakur in a National Lawyers Guild fundraiser for Olson/Soliah in October 2001. I posted the text of Ellison’s remarks in “Who is Keith Ellison? (8)” The speech is illustrative of Ellison’s support for cop killers and his hustling on behalf of the Nation of Islam, which was still part of his gig in 2001.

Keith disparages the criticism of Ellison as old news. Keith doesn’t dispute the underlying facts. Has FOX 9 ever reported them? Ellison’s support for cop killers is true, but Keith doesn’t say so. You’d think voters might find it relevant in the election for Minnesota attorney general. Keith continues with an assessment of the accusation that Ellison blames cops for “for the damage that rioters caused.” He finds that’s “not the whole story.” I infer that it’s part of the story even by the lights of Theo Keith.

Fauci….A Man With Many Mouths!

Fauci Can’t Whitewash His Disastrous Legacy

BY: DAVID HARSANYI at the Federalist:

OCTOBER 17, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci reflects on over 50 years of public service

An authoritarian public health official tries to rewrite history.

Author David Harsanyi profile


This week, ABC News’s Jonathan Karl asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the soon-departing head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, if it was a “mistake” for schools to be shuttered as long as they were during the Covid pandemic. “We should realize, and have realized,” Fauci answered, “that there will be deleterious collateral consequences when you do something like that,” adding that he had “nothing to do” with schools closing.

This is a transparent legacy-saving revisionism.

Fauci now portrays himself as a humble public health official who had merely shared scientific advice and information with decision-makers. This self-serving depiction conveniently ignores his fearmongering, his coaxing and lying to manipulate behavior, and his partisan scheming. Governors regularly leaned on Fauci’s positions as justification for their unconstitutional shutdowns of churches, economic lockdowns, and school closures. And Fauci praised them for it. Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden urged governors to “listen to Dr. Fauci” for their guidelines. Most already had. When Biden won the presidency, Fauci blamed the alleged underperformance of the United States under Donald Trump on the “disparate responses of different states versus the unified approach.”

The unified approach, of course, was the Fauci approach.

If the spiritual leader of the “follow the science” knew, as he now claims, that “draconian” Covid policies would lead to “collateral negative consequences,” why didn’t he mention this fact back then? And why did he portray those who did as politically motivated and anti-science?

“Fauci testifies consequences of reopening too soon could be ‘really serious,’” ABC News reported in May 2020. After being grilled by Sen. Rand Paul on the dearth of science justifying school closings, Fauci responded with an alarmist rant about unexplained inflammations among kids caused by Covid. “Be careful,” Fauci warned, because children were not “completely immune” from “the deleterious effects” of Covid, refuting a claim neither Paul nor any other serious critic had ever leveled.

At the time, Ron Klain, a top Biden campaign adviser who now serves as Biden’s chief of staff, tweeted, “I can’t believe I live in a country where the nation’s leading infectious disease expert has to explain to a Senator that we ‘really out to be very careful…when it comes to children.’” Was Klain being “very careful” when smearing those who argued that shutdowns could also hold significant undesirable consequences and did little, if anything, to save lives? For Klain, partisanship trumped public health. For many others, prudence had legitimately morphed into stifling fear. Fauci used this trepidation to feed attacks on those who disagreed with him.

When it mattered, Paul was right. Shutdowns inflicted profound harm on children, not to mention erasing decades of advances. Fauci would often make perfunctory statements during 2020 about the importance of reopening schools as soon as the virus was “under control.” He remained absurdly vague about what that meant. And when any concrete efforts were undertaken to open schools, Fauci opposed them.

In March of 2020, Ron DeSantis announced that Florida schools would reopen in April. When left-wing pundits accused the governor of being the leader of a “death cult,” Fauci stood in front of a White House lectern and told the nation that children who went back to school “will likely get infected.” Not “could” get infected, but would “likely” get infected. He later told a Tampa television station that, on the subject of opening schools, it “doesn’t make sense when you’re trying to do everything you can to protect children, to do something that would interfere with the protection of the children.”

That spring of 2020, the media had been in hysterics over DeSantis’ “staggering claim” that no one under 25 had died from the coronavirus. Fauci pedantically piled on the Florida governor, as well. And, it’s true, at the time, four Americans between the ages of 15-24 and one between one and four were known to have died from Covid in a country of more than 350 million citizens. None in Florida, as DeSantis later clarified.

Of course, if this was standard for implementing a lockdown, virtually every industry would be shuttered in perpetuity.

Later in 2020, three scientists — Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, Sunetra Gupta of Oxford, and Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford — released the “Great Barrington Declaration,” a document rejecting the popular position on the efficacy of lockdowns and warning, among other things, about the damaging “physical and mental health impacts” of closing schools. “Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice,” the document stressed. Fauci was not merely passing on the latest public health information when he helped plot a “quick and devastating published take down” of the Great Barrington Declaration. No, he used his immense influence to help stifle debate over school closings.

By January of the next year, when it became convenient—and Joe Biden won the presidency—Fauci would finally admit that it was “less likely for a child to get infected in the school setting than if they were just in the community.” The science hadn’t changed. He offered no proof that it had. Only the politics did.

Now, in the end, it’s elected adherents of Faucism who are most culpable for the “deleterious” effects of school lockdowns. Fauci merely epitomizes the authoritarian public-health mandarin who is imbued with far too much power and influence. Still, the man who once proclaimed “I represent science” doesn’t get to rewrite history to erase his leading role in that disaster.

Why does New England have “limited pipeline capacity”?

OCTOBER 17, 2022 BY JOHN HINDERAKER at Power Line:


Years of terrible energy policy are coming home to roost, as New England is threatened with blackouts this winter:

New England power producers are preparing for potential strain on the grid this winter as a surge in natural-gas demand abroad threatens to reduce supplies they need to generate electricity.
The region’s power-grid operator, ISO New England Inc., has warned that an extremely cold winter could strain the reliability of the grid and potentially result in the need for rolling blackouts to keep electricity supply and demand in balance. The warning comes as executives and analysts predict power producers could have to pay as much as several times more than last year for gas deliveries if severe weather creates urgent need for spot-market purchases.

What’s the problem that is generating astronomical prices and may lead to blackouts?

New England, which relies on natural-gas imports to bridge winter supply gaps, is now competing with European countries for shipments of liquefied natural gas, following Russia’s halt of most pipeline gas to the continent. Severe cold spells in the Northeast could reduce the amount of gas available to generate electricity as more of it is burned to heat homes.

That’s weird. New England is just a few hundred miles from the Marcellus Shale, one of the world’s biggest sources of natural gas. So why should New Englanders be shivering in the dark?

New England has been grappling with fuel-supply challenges for more than a decade because the region has limited pipeline capacity. … The Jones Act, a law restricting the movement of ships between U.S. ports, makes maritime delivery of domestic supplies nearly impossible, so the region relies on gas produced abroad.

But wait! Why does New England have “limited pipeline capacity”? Because anti-American “environmentalists” in New York have blocked construction of pipelines that would bring domestic natural gas to the region:

The main problem is that New England can’t get enough natural gas from the rest of the country. …[R]esistance to natural gas infrastructure, specifically pipelines in New York, has left New England relying on oil for electricity and heat when the gas can’t flow fast enough.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2016 used administrative maneuvering to block the proposed Constitution Pipeline, which would have brought gas from Pennsylvania into existing pipelines that supply New England. Several other gas projects were subsequently nixed or withdrawn because of obstacles created by New York state agencies.

So Andy Cuomo’s sins go far beyond sexual harassment and killing elderly residents of nursing homes.

I don’t know whether there will be widespread blackouts this winter or not. (The Midcontinent Independent System Operator has also warned about potential blackouts in the Midwest.) It doesn’t really matter. If there are not widespread blackouts this year, there will be next year, depending on the vicissitudes of weather. Or, if not next year, the year after. As long as our country continues on the destructive path of replacing reliable energy with inefficient, intermittent “green” energy, blackouts and other system failures are inevitable. Only a major policy change, a rejection of “green” energy, can stave off that fate.

‘Truth is Biden and Senate Democrats are “all in” for soft-shoeing illegal immigration!’

Illegal Immigration – Americans are Seething

Posted Monday, October 17, 2022  

BY AMAC, Robert B. Charles   email sharing button


Some things are hard to hide. If Biden’s inflation and energy fiascos poll high, illegal immigration is close behind. Anecdotal data – arguably more reliable this cycle than polls – suggests Americans are seething.

Five major factors show how distressed Americans are about Biden’s open misrepresentations about the border, illegal immigration, and the devastating impact Democrat policies are having on the nation.

First, rather surprisingly, Independents – and moderate Democrats – are fed up with Biden’s “spit show,” an invalid, recurring claim that the border is secure. Americans know it is not. In a recent poll, 50 percent of Americans think Biden must do more, 55 percent of Independents, 76 of Republicans.

Despite Harris and Biden claim that the “border is secure,” data does not lie, nor do planeloads of non-English-speaking illegal immigrants all over the US. Like Lyndon Johnson pretending no one cared about Vietnam, or the “body count” favored us, Americans know truth. They did then, do now.

Truth is Biden and Senate Democrats are “all in” for soft-shoeing illegal immigration. They accept the wrong-headed premise that major laws do not need enforcing on humanitarian or political grounds.

Thus, laws are not enforced that prevented release of non-adjudicated asylum-seekers (who often disappear), assured asylum seekers remained outside the US pending adjudication, or were vetted.

Anecdotally, are Americans ticked off? You bet. Notably, shipping illegals to the swanky Democrat getaway Martha’s Vineyard resonated.  More reliably, Americans are concerned about issues tied to illegals (even in New York City), links to drug trafficking, record overdoses, homelessness, and crime.

Second, naturalized Americans – including Hispanic citizens – are sick of the double standard.  As midterms approach, many are tipping hard to their conservative values, including public health and safety, faith and gun rights, preservation of traditional values around family, work, faith, and females.

Misunderstood by Democrats, Hispanic Americans are not “all-in” for illegal immigration, Hispanic or other. They do not favor devaluing the traditional family, Christian faith, citizenship, hard work, safety on the street or quality of public education. They are not about “wokeness.”

This is a major misfire, and Midterms will show – an opening salvo – that this radical tip left by all Democrats is not accepted by Americans who came here from Cuba, Colombia, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, and other countries, most of whom prioritize faith, family, safety, education, and hard work. They did not come to America to live in Venezuela.

Third, illegal immigration is playing big as more families are losing kids to drugs, not in small numbers but in whopping, un-hidable, heartbreaking numbers. Drug overdose deaths from foreign-source, high-potency, interdict-able drugs – hit more than 107,000 last year, a 15 percent jump over 2020.

This is a huge deal, since loss of a child is devastating – not just to those 214,000 parents, 428,000 grandparents, millions of siblings, cousins, friends, teachers, and all who know the child, but to whole communities – where the news, no matter how we dull ourselves, is an earthquake.

This is what the glib, rich, inoculated, indifferent leaders – at all levels – do not get.  They do not understand their policies have consequences, sometimes devastating ones, and that drug trafficking, abuse numbers, deaths from overdoses, kid suicides, drugged driving, and loss of kids – hits hard.

The Biden Administration and Congress are out to lunch.  The cotton-mouthed talk from Senators about spending money means nothing, when they are AWOL in the battle to save kids and communities.  Like everything else, they “fob it off” on someone else, no accountability, another thing people are sick of.

Fourth, illegal immigration will play big because education – the quality of America’s public education – is sinking, not because any illegal immigrant is not a worthy soul, but because we are pouring these souls into a highly stressed system, no assimilation, no legal citizenship, no understanding where understanding counts. Biden, Harris, and the billion-dollar congressional leaders just do not care.

Words are cheap. Teachers – and I come from a long history of them – are under intense pressure, as are schools, administrators, communities that fund them with property taxes, states that must pay.

Notably, Illegal immigration does no one any good in the educational sphere. It degrades education for those legally here, naturalized and born, while degrading the larger system nationally. 

Annually America absorbs many foreign immigrants – legally.  They become highly productive, usually patriotic members of society, learning history of the country, civic duty, English, working legally, and raising their kids to do the same.  That is not what we are doing when we sweep illegals in.

Finally, midterms will “out” the enormity of this issue, how distressed Americans are by the Biden and Democrats’ illegal immigration policies, for one more reason.  Americans value and respect the law. 

When a Vice President can say, in effect, “mass amnesty” and “just make them citizens,” like a finger snap does it, or when a President vilifies the Supreme Court and circuit courts for saying immigration laws must be enforced, something is wrong.  Americans respect the law.  When their leaders do not, that is a flashing red signal.

So, net-net, while much can happen in three weeks, Americans are not stupid, indifferent to their lot or traditions. They love their faith, speech, voting rights, self-defense, educational opportunities, and everything tied up in public health, safety, education, and law. 

On illegal immigration, like the economy’s stunning mismanagement, Americans are watching.  More to the point, they are seething. Watch this issue knock Democrats over in Midterms, wave meeting wave.  Somethings are hard to hide.

“Your blatantly anti-fossil fuel policies would destroy Louisiana’s economy,”

 OCTOBER 17, 2022 BY JOHN HINDERAKER at Power Line:


BlackRock Inc. is the world’s largest investment company. It has also been the leader in ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing–i.e., prioritizing a left-wing agenda over shareholder returns. It seems, finally, that BlackRock’s political agenda is dragging the company down:

Brennan Hawken, an analyst at [UBS], downgraded the stock of BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) to Neutral from Buy and slashed the stock price target to $585 from $700 over growing pushback to its ESG efforts.

“We are downgrading BLK to Neutral based on environmental pressure to earnings and risk from the firm’s ESG positioning,” Hawken wrote in a note, stating that BlackRock could face increased regulatory inspection and the possibility of diminished fund management business.

Not surprisingly, many investors don’t want to see their returns sacrificed to a political agenda. But the leaders in pushing back against BlackRock have been government pension plans:

Recently, Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder wrote a letter (pdf) to Fink, explaining that the state would liquidate approximately $800 million from the financial institution’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs), money market funds, and mutual funds within three months. Schroder cited BlackRock’s ESG standards that promote green energy over conventional fossil fuels.

“Your blatantly anti-fossil fuel policies would destroy Louisiana’s economy,” Schroder wrote.

Other states, too, have divested BlackRock holdings. Still others have issued a warning:

In August, Texas and 18 other states penned a letter to [BlackRock CEO Larry] Fink, threatening to remove state funds from these banks over BlackRock’s ESG objectives.

“Our states will not idly stand for our pensioners’ retirements to be sacrificed for BlackRock’s climate agenda. The time has come for BlackRock to come clean on whether it actually values our states’ most valuable stakeholders, our current and future retirees, or risk losses even more significant than those caused by BlackRock’s quixotic climate agenda,” the letter reads.

The ESG fad is one aspect of leftism’s infiltration of the upper tiers of corporate America. Let’s hope it can be squashed.