Pittsburgh, PA Mayor Bill Peduto’s decision to independently follow the Paris Climate Accord brings to mind an episode of Mork and Mindy.
Mork visited a mental patient who said he was Peter Pan and came from Neverland. The mental patient then asked Mork about his origin. Mork was understandably reluctant to reveal who he was and from where he came, but the mental patient insisted, he wanted to know.
Mork relented and said, “I come from a strange place where the sky is yellow and brown and the plants are more intelligent than the people.” To this, the mental patient asked, “Pittsburgh?”
In the years of my youth, the cities of Pittsburgh, PA, and Birmingham, AL were bustling centers of industrial activities producing massive amounts of steel.
It was said that the steel from Pittsburgh built America. Pittsburgh steel made the Empire State Building and the Golden Gate Bridge possible.
Before the environmental movement caused the shutdown of steel mills in Pittsburgh and Birmingham, the US was the number one producer of steel in the world. Today we are fourteenth on the list.
According to the U.S. Government’s International Trade Administration (ITA), “The United States is the world’s largest steel importer…The United States imports steel from over 90 countries and territories.”
Yes, I can confidently say to Mayor Peduto, “Your sky is no longer yellow and brown, but your plants may be more intelligent than you.”
Proverbs 14:4 says, “Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.”
Under the heavy hand of environmentalists who believe humans are harmful to their Mother Earth, mining and manufacturing moved offshore, leaving us extremely vulnerable to unfriendly forces.
It was possible for America to massively produce armaments and warships after December 7, 1941, due to our extraordinary industrial capacity and natural resources, The Greatest Generation defeated the Axis Powers, thereby liberating millions from the bondage of unholy despots like Adolph Hitler and Hideki Tojo.
Could we withstand a steel embargo in a time of war? The answer is obviously, no, we could not.
Today, we owe thanksgiving to God for raising up a president who courageously reverses disastrous leftist policies of his predecessor.
May God richly bless President Trump and may God richly bless America with a spiritual revival. Let’s be ever mindful of our official motto: “In God We Trust”.