First Selectman Fred Camillo’s Letter to the Editor about the Greenwich resolution declaring climate change to be an emergency has brought at least temporary relief to those opposed to the controversial resolution.
If you recall, the resolution, which was allegedly drafted by students, acknowledged the Paris Agreement, and pledged to work to keep warming “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and to “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C”. The Greenwich resolution had also assumed that we are living in an “extractive economy” which is defined as a "capitalist system of exploitation and oppression that values consumerism, colonialism, and money over people and the planet… and perpetuates the enclosure of wealth and power for a few through predatory financing, expropriation from land, and the exploitation of human labor.”
Colonialism is defined as a practice of domination, which involves the subjugation of one people to another. Many members of the community were shocked to see the tenets of critical race theory (CRT) making an appearance in this student-sponsored resolution, while others noted the apparent ties between the Greenwich group and an international activist organization named 350.org, which is backed by globalists including George Soros, Michael Bloomberg and three different Rockefeller Foundations. Some people expressed concern about using an “emergency” to pass what are viewed as abuses of existing rules, rights, and checks and balances. And questioned what the primary purpose of declaring a state of emergency really was…
Nonetheless, we are relieved that Camillo recognized the flaws with this resolution, especially the CRT-angle which focused on “equity” rather than “equality” and that the resolution will not be voted on by the Board of Selectman anytime soon. P.S. In other news, we have been asked to share a letter from the Constitution State Educators that includes important guidance for teachers on how to leave the Teachers Union (NEA/CEA). In light of the radical meeting just held by the NEA, we know more and more educators are considering leaving the Union and seeking alternatives. The letter is included at the end of today’s email. Please be sure to share it with any friends currently in the GEA/CEA/NEA.