The bittersweet ballad of Kelcy Warren.
Kelcy Warren Is Not Will Rogers, Despite What His Friends Say
Kelcy Warren, founder, and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), builder of the infamous Dakota Access Pipeline is not Will Rogers, despite what his friend say.
He is just another wealthy billionaire with too much money and influence. What he is trying to do to the Standing Rock Sioux is unconscionable and uncaring. He represents everything that is wrong about the relationship between whites and Native Americans.
Kelcy Warren has used his power and influence to get his way, far too often. He has spent billions of dollars in campaign contributions to some of the lowest of the low, including Rick Perry and present governor of Texas, Greg Abbott. In fact, he contributed $750,000 to Abbott’s campaign for governor of Texas, and the game nearly $6 million to PACS supporting Rick Perry’s run for president. Kelcy Warren apparently thinks it’s okay to throw way more money than many small countries just to get his way. He is the capitalist I hate.
Kelcy Warren displays a split personality or else maybe it would be better called, two-faced. He denies digging up the bones of ancestors of The Standing Rock Sioux, even though he has done just exactly that. At some points, he almost seems apologetic to the Standing Rock Sioux, while at the same time continuing to keep on digging the pipeline.
Kelcy Warren has even equated the tribe and its supporters as “terrorists,” even though it’s his people that have attacked these people mercilessly with dogs, tear gas, and clubs. Even though none of the opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline has resorted to any violence, other than to raise their hands in self-defense, Kelcy Warren has used his political connections to cause bodily harm to many of these people.
His friends, whether bought or just friends, likes as if he Kelcy Warren has almost some type of “folk hero” just because he writes country music and listen to it. To depict Kelcy Warren as though he was akin to Will Rogers is a great insult to a great American. Kelcy Warren is nothing more than just another rich bully tried to have his way and make money, at the expense of Mother Nature.
- Army grants permission to finish Dakota Access pipeline (stripes.com)
- Rebuking Obama, Trump boosts Keystone XL, Dakota pipelines (bostonherald.com)
- What’s next for the Dakota Access, Keystone XL pipelines? (wwlp.com)
- Donald Trump and the Order of the Pipelines (theatlantic.com)