It seems that the Sojrones are continuing their jroning in support of high gasoline prices. Now, they have a low-grade martyr, of sorts.
Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced recently to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine for disrupting a federal oil and gas lease auction in 2008 that was later deemed illegal. But don’t cry for him. Having met the man, I can confidently say the last thing he wants is pity.
Ok, so, Tim DeChristopher. New name, what did he do?
Tim DeChristopher, as Bidder 70, disrupted an illegitimate BLM oil and gas auction in December of 2008, by outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. Tim subsequently founded Peaceful Uprising, a climate justice group working to build an uncompromising movement to defend a livable future. Tim’s actions earned him a national and international media presence, which he has used as a platform to spread the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action in order to create a just and healthy world.
Oh, so he's an environmental whacko who has bought into the lies about global warming, and practiced "civil disobedience" by disrupting an auction that would have resulted in the US being able to access it's own resources rather than continuing to buy it from people who dislike us, like the Saudis. And he got caught and sentenced to prison, which makes him a convenient rallying cry.
Yes, folks, next time you have to fork over about $4 a gallon for gasoline so you can get to work or go to the store or whatever your reasons, and whenever someone tells you that the money used to buy that gas goes to some rather questionable people, you can thank Mr. DeChristopher and those at Sojourners for think he's a hero. For my money, he's not hero, just a misguided twerp.