A man burned himself alive near the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, and as it would turn out, liberal climate warriors are celebrating his death.
According to Breitbart, 50-year-old Wynn Bruce, from Colorado, is being hailed as a hero by climate activists on social media, who praised the man for his act of self-immolation on Earth Day.
The Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced that the man had been transported via medical helicopter evacuation to a nearby hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The climate activists praising Bruce for his actions insisted that it wasn’t an act of suicide, rather it was a religious stand for his apparently belief in fighting the climate change wars.
“Not a suicide”
The tweets celebrating Bruce for taking such a drastic stand, though it’ll have virtually zero effect on anything related to climate change, were somewhat bizarre.
“This guy was my friend. He meditated with our sangha. This act is not suicide. This is a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis. We are piecing together info but he had been planning it for atleast one year. #wynnbruce I am so moved,” tweeted Dr. K Kritee.
She added: “I’m still grieving and unable to take any media requests for interviews. I do want to share this statement by myself and other Buddhists teachers in Boulder area. #WynnBruce, rest up brother. I will share more when the time is right.”
Author Steve Silberman wrote, “Just found what I think is Wynn Bruce’s FB profile, and it’s heartbreaking. He was a #Shambhala Buddhist disturbed about climate change, posting photos of Thich Nhat Hanh and other teachers. May those who loved him find peace.”
Other climate activists wrote long tributes and opinions on his actions, some stating they did it “while crying.”
Another user wrote, “Wynn Alan Bruce died yesterday so everyone could knock off the “happy” Earth Day crap. His death was an act of generosity, self-sacrifice, giving his life so others might pay more attention to the degree of the threat to our climate, and what needs to be done. He’s a hero.”
While Bruce’s actions did cause quite a stir in Washington D.C. last week, it’s difficult to see how committing suicide by lighting one’s self on fire will advance any cause, let alone something like climate change.
Imagine if radical leftists concentrated such passion and energy on real issues plaguing America, then real change might begin to occur.