Friedman is famous for his China crush because he thought "reasonably enlightened" despots could order steps to combat global warming without the "problems" of democracy (setting aside the problems of science and policy)!
Funny enough, China got the despotism without the environmental benefits. And has related problems.
Hell, that disgusting specimen of a man thought Ukraine was a worthy sacrifice on the altar of his climate obsession!
No matter that Ukraine was dismembered a little bit this month and faces threats of future dismemberment, Ukraine should be honored to be sacrificed in the name of greater Green energy opportunities! In a "grand bargain!" Isn't dismemberment grand?
Yeah, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.
I used to just mock Friedman. I'd write that I'm not saying that you can't drown in a pool of Tom Friedman's wisdom. But you would have to be drunk and face down to do so.
Yes, the man is a fool who pretends to be deep, sustained by the applause of fans who know even less than him and so don't know any better. So he deserves that derision.
But that is too kind. Friedman's long-time Chinese autocrat crush has plumbed new depths and reached the point where he dismisses the fate of Ukraine, which is trying to take its place in the West free of domination by Putin's fledgling empire that looms over their land, and thinks their loss of Crimea is nothing more than a wedge issue to promote solar and wind power.
Now Friedman is visible as a monster dismissive of mere people who stand in the way of his windmills and solar panels. There is no disguising that, even with his usual nonsense.
I'm done with the man. He disgusts me. Friedman can write for the Upper West Side and enjoy their fawning awe.
Face it, if Putin banned plastic bags by decree with a speech about global warming dangers to Mother Russia's beloved tundras, Friedman would be gazing all googly eyed at Putin, too.
And no, I'm not quoting Friedman's article. I hate linking to it. The man is revolting and only the amazing hypocrisy of that man condemning Trump for an autocrat crush got me to lift my personal ban on even criticizing that pompous fool.