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The Cult of West-Shaming

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Western elites often harangue about misdemeanors when they cannot address felonies — a strange sort of psychological penance that excuses their impotence. It is much easier for the city of Berkeley to ban clean-burning, U.S.-produced natural gas in newly constructed buildings than it is to outlaw far dirtier crude oil from Saudi Arabia. The Saudis send the state some 100 million barrels per year, without which thousands of Berkeley motorists could not get to work. Apparently, outlawing clean, domestic natural gas allows one to justify importing unclean Saudi oil. Western elites are perpetually aggrieved. But the next time they direct their lectures at a particular target, consider the source.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/woke-elites-criticize-west-silent-on-china-iran/