Compare The Climate Change Activist Lifestyle To The Amish.

Mark Spearman
4 min readNov 29, 2021
Amish Horse And Buggy. Photo By Mark Spearman

In the morning I picked up an Amish couple. They had been taking their part in the watch of their ailing 94 year old mother. She has many children. The children come in and take turns taking care of her. The family often needs rides to the Greyhound station in Columbus, Ohio.

In rural Ohio where I picked them up, winter has set in. The leaves are gone. As I pull up to the Amish home, there are people milling about doing chores. Some are carrying milk cans. The little ones are scurrying to the barn. In the home, there are no lights, just flashlights. Their breakfast will come from their own eggs. The climate change people could only take issue with cattle and horse farts out here. The medical and science community may be upset about their outhouse and lack of injections, but everyone is as healthy as those farting horses.

As I come into Columbus, I see the skyline with cranes. I see The Leveque Tower now dwarfed by new hi-rises. As I get near the Greyhound Station, there are still windows boarded up where BLM protestors smashed them out. There is a heavy police presence. Sometimes I think there are more police than citizens in these blocks. Dropping my Amish friends off, I warn them of a “live wire” that the police are dealing with near the door.

So now, I’m in the big city. I hate it here, but that’s where the money is. I turn on my app and start picking people up. Saturday morning is the best time to drive the big city. That’s when the walk-of-shamers are no longer making problems of themselves. The working people are waking with their coffee to go work. Some talk, some don’t. Today, there’s an added group, Ohio State Buckeye fans. They’re heading to the bars early to save tables to watch the game.

I don’t say anything to the Buckeye fans. I just say no when they ask if I’m watching the game today and hope they get that I don’t want to talk about football. I don’t know anything about it. The only thing I know about Ohio State Football is that it’s a money generating force. Game days bring in people from all over the country to spend money at hotels, restaurants, bars, clothing stores, and just about anything else you could imagine a big-spender doing.

Mark Spearman

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