Coal Must Embrace All-Out Battle with Eco-Bullies
The only way to save coal is to convince opinion leaders, and thus the public, that the administration’s excuse for killing it is misguided. There is no climate crisis happening. The science that supports climate fears is unreliable.
Most industry and political leaders who support coal understand this very well. So why do so few of them bring this up?
Apparently, they stay quiet because they would rather see the coal sector in America die than risk serious conflict with activists and their government and media allies. Many leaders in the coal sector are wealthy enough that the end of coal will not significantly hurt them personally. They can simply retire or quietly move to other sectors of the economy as coal mines close and miners are forced into unemployment and poverty.
Dedicated coal sector workers must demand that their leaders defend the sector vigorously, or pass on the responsibility to those who will.
They need to remind their spokespeople that you get the most flak when you are over the target. If climate activists are not mounting counter-demonstrations to rallies and other meetings in support of coal, then sector spokespeople are not doing their jobs properly.
A quote from Patrick Henry’s speech in 1775 at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, sums up the inevitability of intense conflict with climate activists if coal is to survive:
Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace but there is no peace. … The war is inevitable and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.