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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.