The man behind the mask

Crucify him! Crucify him! Thus shouted the crowds in Jerusalem. And, as the Apostles’ Creed says, “He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.”

It is now perfectly clear who is who in the current version of this morality play. As the Wall Street Journal writes, “An EPA bureaucrat lets the mask slip.”

Not to make too big a thing of this, for after all is said and done, our oil and natural gas resources and the companies that produce them are hardly The Christ. Despite Michelle Obama, there’s only one of Him. But there’s no apparent shortage of latter-day Pontius Pilates, who would crucify those who stand in the way of eco-nirvana.

The idiot this time is an Obama appointee who revealed his true religion: the environment, or at least whatever stone-age, pre-industrial state would meet his concept of the ideal. As in any religion, there’s always a devil. In this instance, fossil fuels.

As part of his two-minute hate, the Obama appointee threatens to kill those who stand in the way. Oh, of course he didn’t really mean it…

As is usually the case, a faux apology was made: “those I offended” was offered. Presumably, those who were not offended might assume that crucifixion was appropriate for those heinous oil company employees.

A real apology? A simple “I’m sorry; I was wrong; I resign, effective immediately” would have been much preferred. Two correctives come to mind.

First, how about Congress pass a bill that cuts EPA’s funding by 10% for every day the idiot stays on the payroll?

Second, and this is the only way to ensure that idiots of this stripe are not appointed to high-level office, is to defeat the true man behind the mask this November.

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