Published On: Mon, Oct 22nd, 2012

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes compares ending climate change to slavery

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is no stranger to making extreme and outrageous statements on his weekend show Up with Chris Hayes, but he forgot to filter his leftism for mainstream American consumption on Friday when he appeared on the noontime Now with Alex Wagner program.

There was hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent because frankly, I mean, the amount of money that’s on the line, the only historical analog for the amount of money that’s on the line in terms of the fossil fuel industry is the sum total value that the slaves represented in the Civil War. That is the analogy you have to go back to.  When you think about the current present value of the fossil fuel reserves that are on the books, the current fossil fuel companies, the last time that that much wealth was at stake  was when the South fought the Civil War.

Chris Hayes is the same man who several months ago was forced to apologize after he said he felt uncomfortable calling those serving in the U.S. military “heroes.”  This is a major escalation from his previous rhetoric featured in an MSNBC ad where he called global warming our “biggest governing challenge.”

Chris Hayes at MSNBC

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