The bigoted communist “New Green Deal” of the Democratic Party


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They’re coming for you next: This week Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used National Public Radio to (D-New York) announce her proposed radical environmental policy, dubbed by her “the New Green Deal,” a name meant to harken back to Franklin Roosevelt’s policies during the Depression.

You can read the entire proposal here.

The link above is a blunt but I think honest analysis of her proposal.

As predicted, it is pure socialism.

The legislation, co-authored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), is a non-binding resolution that reads, to borrow a phrase from the late Jeanne Kirkpatrick, like a letter to Santa Claus — or, in this case, a wish list to Gaia or Mother Nature.

The proposal is also incredibly bigoted, being entirely focused on helping certain racial and ethnic groups at the expense of others. If you have doubts about this conclusion, consider this quote from the policy itself:

[C]limate change, pollution, and environmental destruction have exacerbated systemic racial, regional, social, environmental, and economic injustices (referred to in this preamble as ‘‘systemic injustices’’) by disproportionately affecting indigenous communities, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth (referred to in this preamble as ‘‘frontline and vulnerable communities’’).

The proposal is also very much divorced from reality. It expects the federal government to force the entire nation in the next ten years to shift completely to renewal energy sources, to rebuild all “existing buildings” so that every structure “achieves maximal energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort, and durability,” and to completely replace our farming, transportation, manufacturing industries. And these are only a few of its demands, all expected to be achieved, if we only give the federal government, and Ocasio-Cortez, the power to do it.

Bottom line: This proposal has nothing to do with climate. Instead, it is all about imposing Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist agenda on the United States. This fact is proven (and also buried) in the proposal’s last paragraphs, where it states that the goal of the New Green Deal is also to provide

all people of the United States with (i) high-quality health care; (ii) affordable, safe, and adequate housing; 3 (iii) economic security.

What do these things that have to do with climate policy? Nothing. They are socialist/communist agendas, purely intended to put the government in charge of everyone’s lives.

What is worse is that the House, now controlled by Democrats, is taking this policy seriously. They will likely not pass it as is, but they, with Republican help, are intent on passing something that will move society towards it. Hearings on climate change in the House yesterday illustrates this:

The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change and the full Natural Resources Committee met simultaneously to discuss the need to act on climate change and the costs of inaction.

Democrats, unsurprisingly, talked about the issue in broad strokes, at times comparing it to the moon landing and the nation’s other great scientific and technological challenges. “In the 1960s, our government and our nation’s best rose to the Sputnik challenge by sending a person to the moon. Today, our course remains unclear,” said Representative Paul Tonko (D–NY), chairman of the E&C subcommittee. “How our committee responds at this inflection point will define our nation for the next half century and beyond.”

But more notable was the response from Republicans on both committees. Instead of the denial and skepticism of science that has defined their stance on climate change for a decade or more, Republicans largely acknowledged the planet is warming and focused instead on industry efforts to meet emissions goals and technological advancement.

This quote comes from the journal Science, which has been very much intent on selling the global warming leftist agenda of the Democrats. Yet a different more hostile report of these hearings only confirmed the tone, that the Democrats are likely to get weak opposition from the House Republicans should they push for some radical legislation in line with Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist New Green Deal.

As I say repeatedly, they’re coming for you next: These thugs in power, voted into power by Americans who now like the idea of wielding power against their fellow citizens, have every intention of using that power. And everyone is in their crosshairs, even those who voted for them.

Bad times are surely coming. They are telling us what they intend to do. Unfortunately, too few Americans are taking them at their word.

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34 comments

  • “. . . all people of the United States with (i) high-quality health care; (ii) affordable, safe, and adequate housing; 3 (iii) economic security.”

    All of that exists. The individual just has to do a modicum of work to get it. Or work for government, and I’m not kidding even a little bit about that.

  • Cotour

    Like I have said from the start, I love this woman being the spokes person for the “new” Democrat party, like manna from heaven.

    So pure, so honest, has not yet learned that every combination of words and sentences that issues forth from her mouth must be a lie or all will understand just how flawed and juvenile all of her propositions are. A “Democrat Socialist” is just a synonym for an American communist. Nothing more, nothing less.

    And who called out all of these wana be socialist leaders and reimaginers of what America is and should be for what they are and soundly and directly rejected them all?

    Only one person, President Donald J. Trump.

    Can anyone possibly imagine where we would be right now if Ma Barker were to have become president?

  • Kevin R.

    Blair Ivey, yes. It’s like proposing a interstate freeway system as if there isn’t one already or electricity for the nation.

  • mkent

    The document in the link reads, in its entirety, “Loading…”

  • mkent: I just checked the link and it works for me.

    Try this link [pdf]. That allows you to download or view the pdf of the legislation.

  • mkent

    The new document also consists entirely of “Loading…” in both Firefox and IE.

  • Phill O

    Works for me! That is, the link, not the proposal.

    What ever you do to fix the US health care system, do not do what Canada has done. For cronic problems, it is the pits. So much abuse of the system keeps lines very, very long.

  • mkent

    The NPR links just don’t work. I get nothing but “Loading…”

    I did get a six-page PDF from the Americans for Tax Reform site. They also have the list of Democratic congressmen and senators who signed on as co-sponsors — all 74 of them! 10 senators and 64 congressmen, including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand.

    I know many conservatives are laughing about this. But since Ms. Harris is likely to be President two years from now, this is scary. Just because it’s crazy doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

  • Cotour

    Harris to be the president two years from now?

    While she is probably one of the few that have announced that might be on some form of a democrat ticket (Thats might) your assumption negates the fact that the Democrat party is fracturing and self destructing as it panders to the extreme Left and their infanticide and American communism and you are entirely discounting the power of incumbency.

    Trump is the more likely the reelected president two years from now.

    Trumps base is going nowhere and reasonable independents and rational middle of the road Democrats will make it so.

  • Andi

    “(K) enacting and enforcing trade rules,

    procurement standards, and border adjustments

    with strong labor and environmental protections—

    (i) to stop the transfer of jobs and pollution overseas;”

    — “border adjustments”? Does this mean we’re going to invade Canada?

  • wayne

    “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum”
    Harry MAC McClintock
    1928
    https://youtu.be/8uKbIkYGsIg
    2:43

  • wayne

    Good news Komrades…..
    “Choco rations going up!”
    https://youtu.be/ciD6G_bT1Ps
    0:09

  • Stephen Taylor

    “It is to deny what the history of the world tells us is true, to suppose that men of ambition and talents will not continue to spring up amongst us. And when they do, they will as naturally seek the gratification of their ruling passion as others have done before them. The question then is, Can that gratification be found in supporting and maintaining an edifice that has been erected by others? Most certainly it cannot. Many great and good men, sufficiently qualified for any task they should undertake, may ever be found whose ambition would aspire to nothing beyond a seat in Congress, a gubernatorial or a presidential chair; but such belong not to the family of the lion or the tribe of the eagle. What! think you these places would satisfy an Alexander, a Caesar, or a Napoleon? Never! Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. It sees no distinction in adding story to story upon the monuments of fame erected to the memory of others. It denies that it is glory enough to serve under any chief. It scorns to tread in the footsteps of any predecessor, however illustrious. It thirsts and burns for distinction; and if possible, it will have it, whether at the expense of emancipating slaves or enslaving freemen. Is it unreasonable, then, to expect that some man possessed of the loftiest genius, coupled with ambition sufficient to push it to its utmost stretch, will at some time spring up among us? And when such an one does, it will require the people to be united with each other, attached to the government and laws, and generally intelligent, to successfully frustrate his designs. Distinction will be his paramount object, and although he would as willingly, perhaps more so, acquire it by doing good as harm, yet, that opportunity being past, and nothing left to be done in the way of building up, he would set boldly to the task of pulling down.”

    “Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide”

    Abraham Lincoln – January 27, 1838 – Lyceum Address was delivered to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

  • Cotour

    You have to love a Leftist political agenda that is based neither in recognized and established science nor economics but is based in political agenda rhetoric.

    You just can not make it up, and it is appropriate related to the dogma that has been pumped into the minds of these 30 somethings who are now entering the political realm.

    For example: OAC proposes to severely dial down or eliminate to a great degree air travel, IMO choosing to look at the exact incorrect end of the issue. Instead of proposing the elimination of an entire industry that is key to the modern worlds progress might you better look at promoting the development of higher efficiency engines and other technologies to both make air travel safer and cleaner?

    Which is exactly the track the modern world is on, just look a the new GE jet engines and the application of carbon fiber air frames which are pushing efficiency and safety higher and higher every year.

    They have all been indoctrinated and trained to think bass acwards, because that is what works for the Left.

    And AOC is now the pretty little loquacious darling of the media who is the Democrat Leftists representative and spokes person. It does not get any better than that IMO.

  • wayne

    Stephen-
    Good stuff !

    “If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide”

  • wayne

    William T. Sherman and Total War
    https://youtu.be/Fi7nNhukn-4
    4:15

    “I would make this war as severe as possible and show no symptoms of tiring ’till the South begs for mercy.”

  • wayne

    Jordan Peterson
    “Marxism, Socialism and Postmodernism”
    (excerpted from “Freedom Of Speech or Political Correctness” 1-22-17)
    https://youtu.be/rSzpc2vh8Ow
    11:33

  • Ian C.

    Re what affordable housing has to do with climate policy: if buildings need to be made energy efficient etc, this will cost money and the intention is to keep them affordable. Re economic security: poor people overuse natural resources (e.g. in rural Africa, where they cut their forests and get soil erosion). Those policies, even while they’re not directly related to climate as such, are intended to support a successful transition toward a more “climate-friendly, sustainable” society.
    That’s the mindset of “ecological economics.” I worked for ten years around those people. It sounds so nice on paper, but these people hate individual freedoms (they distrust “the masses”) and free markets and want “experts” (i.e. themselves) to steer things toward a “steady state economy” (or post-growth). Usually none of them has ever worked outside academia or the government.

    @ Cotour: The modern left is not interested in improving things. They want control. It’s the “rent control” mentality. They don’t build more and better buildings, they want to control who’s living where (and they and their friends get the best locations). Same with air travel. Not for everybody but for those who “deserve” or “need” it (like flying to a climate conference or doing their exchange year abroad).

  • Michael G. Gallagher

    Stop being polite and calling it Socialism. It’s murderous Marxism pure and simple, and the people who abide by its beliefs (who appear to be most of the Democratic pestilential candidates) are two-legged, upright walking, vaguely humanoid roaches. And we all know what to do with roaches.

  • wayne

    Ian/Michael-
    Very good stuff!

    Jordan Peterson –
    “The Western Apologists of Marxism”
    (excerpted from “Personality lecture 13: Existentialism via Solzhenitsyn and the Gulag”
    https://youtu.be/JBnz1yXceVQ
    6:28

  • Cotour

    Ian C:

    You will get no argument from me.

  • wayne

    Cotour-
    hey! (off thread–Beck is totally on the Trump train! He’s shoveling coal! Who would have thought?!)

    pivoting….
    Deck the Halls with Macro Follies
    https://youtu.be/7uKnd6IEiO0
    4:34

    There’s more economics in this video, than is in the pee brain of Ocasio-Cortez and her band of merry-makers.

  • Cotour

    Glenn Beck IMO is very late to the party, as a matter of fact he did a bit of damage to the cause, although I welcome all who have changed their minds and see what is plain to see in American politics today as many here on BTB have.

    Beck never really impressed me, a bit too much of a nutty religious holy roller BSer, which gets on my nerves. A typical “A” type personality that has made it through their own alcoholism / addictions and compulsions who now channeles those obsessions into telling everyone else what and how to think based on their “transformation”. And now he has aligned with Levin in order to build a Conservative network.

    Levin is a 9 out of 10 IMO, Beck is more of a 3 out of 10 to me, a bit of a mismatch. I don’t know if Levin will pull Beck up, or Beck will pull Levin down (?).

    Beck still does not impress me but I wish them both good luck in their endeavors for the greater good.

  • Brian

    A bit surprising but a Democrat, Mark Penn who has worked for and been a supporter of the Clinton’s said on TV a couple days ago that it should be called “The Red New Deal” instead. He said that it is very dangerous and that not to discount what happened in Venezuela could not happen here and that Democracy is very fragile.

  • Cotour

    Mark Penn is a rational Democrat political consultant, he has totally turned on the Hillary / DNC machine of corruption and winning at ANY cost.

    The country is filled with confused American Democrats who will be looking for some rational choices in the coming election, and the more they see and hear what the Democrat leadership is pushing the more they will realize that they are no longer a viable option for them to throw their support behind.

    The Democrat party has been and continues to be in a self destruction mode and a symptom of that desperation to remain consequential is their pandering to the masses with their essentially Communist doctrine and all of this silly Leftist agenda.

    Their desperation has set them adrift in the political ocean and they have thrown their oars over board to boot and will have to wait probably many years before they drift close enough to some form of rational political port who will allow them to dock.

    The Democrat party is tearing itself apart, and there is nothing but go through the process for any of them to do, so just sit back and enjoy the show.

    All of this points very strongly in the direction of a massive, possibly historical Trump reelection in 2020.

    PS: If you are adherents of the MSM, MSNBC or the likes of CNN and Rachel Maddow you have not got a clue about any of this. What do you think? This is what the majority of these MSM victims think: Trump will have to resign any day now. Journalism in these venues died a long, long time ago and they are all now invested in their narrative. And that narrative is dying as time marches on. Their funeral approaches and they see something entirely different, its a form of their self delusion and is a part of their self induced psychosis.

  • wayne

    Death of a Nation (Dinesh D’Souza)
    Trailer #1 (2018)
    https://youtu.be/XOJSMIGK36w
    2:17

  • Cotour

    AS THE DEMOCRATS FURTHER DESTROY THEMSELVES

    This ongoing political reorganization process is unavoidable for, in this case the Democrat party and its leadership. Lets see how generally the Democrat leadership in the country is dealing with it. Just five overt examples.

    1. Governor Cuomo in pandering to the extreme Feminists and Leftists in the state of New York and the rest of the country should he decide to throw his hat into the presidential ring by signing into law an abortion bill that is tantamount to allowing a baby to be carried to full term and then be executed at the moment of birth. A procedure that if you were to ask any obstetrician is unnecessary in most every single situation. And while Cuomo is one of thee purest of political animals this position he has taken in the name of “woman’s rights” is as close to a crime as a governor can position himself, all in the name of pandering to a very narrow Feminist / Leftist but very politically vocal and active group of extremists. (What are you thinking, man?)

    As a matter of fact as a result of governor Cuomo’s actions a man who recently killed his pregnant girlfriend, I guess he did not want to be a daddy, will not be charged with the death of the baby. These short term pure political moves that the Democrats are making today will have very long term consequences which will further drive them down until they can once again find some degree of American political sanity. Because right now they all sound like none of them can remember from where they come and what they are charged with upholding, the AMERICAN CONSTITUTION.

    2. Elizabeth Warren has finally broken the “tension” that she has fostered in the press and announced that she will be running for the president of the United States. This woman has over time cast herself as an ongoing joke of a politician with her blatant cultural appropriation in calling herself a Native American in the attempt to gain an advantage, and you do not get any more white bread then Elizabeth Warren. She has been totally busted, and despite being totally busted she attempted to continue the narrative. The topper was her political infomercial where she is standing in her kitchen and announces to her husband “Im going to get me a beer”. Phony from top to bottom, a cartoon politician without any gravitas or reason to run other than she is a full blood American Socialist / Leftist and she thinks that she could be the first female American president. Good luck, you will be needing it.

    3. Cory “Spraticus” Booker, enough said, no need to waste any more words than have already been expended.

    4. Nancy Pelosi, this woman in attempting to block Trump from any political win reveals just how scared she is of him and his reelection potential which grows every day as the Democrats attempt to thwart him, and IMO it grows proportionally to the effort that they expend. By the time of the 2020 presidential election they will ensure a record land slide for the Republicans and Trump specifically. Don’t bet against Trump.

    5. And then we have AOC, Alexandria Ocassio Cortez. Who I have from the start told you that I loved. Her being the Democrat poster child and spokes person, and she has not disappointed for one second. Her positions on the environment, technology, “Climate change” and economics are comical to say the least and idealistic and naive at the max, throws real science and rational economics out the window just like in a movie. And she is sooo willing to talk talk talk about it all and her purity and honesty is the best medicine that the country could receive related to the Democrat agenda. Like manna from heaven she reveals all. You go girl! (And she’s so cute, sounds just like a muppet.)

    I will stop at these five, and anyone who watches the MSM / MSNBC / CNN or Rachel Maddow will have no connection to my observations here, what are they all waiting for and anticipating? “Trump will have to be resigning any day now.” So if you are immersed in these “news” sources, or should I say former news sources, if they ever were news sources, who have now turned political operatives to empower the Socialists / Leftists / Globalists among us who have long ago forgotten what the Constitution was and represents, you keep watching them and shaping your reality based on their agenda. That works fine for me.

  • wayne

    “Smells Like Social Justice…”
    Finntronat March 2018
    https://youtu.be/nwf84hj6ZPg
    5:04

  • Mark Berlinger

    “OAC proposes to severely dial down or eliminate to a great degree air travel…

    “And she is sooo willing to talk talk talk…”

    and sooo willing to lie lie lie about it all. Her lack of both self-awareness and critical thought process skills would make a sheikh blush. No apologies given.

  • Cotour

    You know, when you call Communism by other names, its still Communism.

    You could be a young 30 something and call yourself a “Democrat Socialist” and roll out all of these “well meaning” plans untethered to mother earth and reality but in the end you are setting yourself up as the director of a command economy and you in fact are a Communist.

    An American Communist but a Communist none the less.

  • Cotour

    These really are not lies to her, this is her understanding of reality that she has arrived at based on her education and indoctrination. And I do not offer that as an excuse for her, but her perception is her reality.

    She is genuine, thats her true beauty, however her conclusions and plans are just not based in an American reality or based in real science or real economics.

    Hers is a special world where she and her fellows can see what is what, and all others are just not up to speed or not smart enough to properly understand.

    And there is a big difference between someone who has vision and the ability to manifest that vision in a market that wants or needs it or possibly not aware that they want it yet and someone who through the pure exercise of power over others intends to manifest their vision of what reality should be.

    The one is based in Demand and the other is based in Command. These kinds of people, while sweet and cute and “well meaning” at this point in time will become a certain kind of mass murderers in the future if they are not stopped out and revealed for the frauds that they unfortunately have developed into.

    And like I have said before, OAC is the best person to speak for and represent these “New” Democrat ideas and plans, she truly must be a messenger from God or the universe and is a harbinger of what is to come if the people of America continue on their apparent drive to the deadly and un American Left.

    She is like Manna from heaven, you just have to properly interpret what she is selling, and what she is selling is Communism or Globalism under another name, “Democrat Socialism”. A counter intuitive term if there ever was one.

  • Cotour

    The “new Left” learning to lie:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/democrats-con-their-base-with-green-new-deal/

    Even these idealistic Leftist political puritans have to learn from their mistakes and will have to adopt the operating system that the old Left has had to adopt, every word that comes out of your mouth must be a lie.

    The Left can only lie about what they plan, because all they can see is the usurping of everyone’s freedom and relieving everyone of their wealth and personal property.

    OAC is scheming now in how to correct her bad start. Lie, lie, lie, tell them what ever they want to hear will be the solution. Nothing new under the sun, its an old story with a new paint job. A thin new paint job that is already peeling in front of everyone’s eyes in real time.

  • wayne

    Audioslave –
    “Show Me How to Live”
    https://youtu.be/vVXIK1xCRpY
    4:57

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