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When Green is Red

ROOSEVELT‘s New Deal managed to delay America’s recovery from the Great Depression for years after the UK, Europe and Australia had recovered. This is a mere blip on the course of history compared with the dystopian future offered by the Green New Deal.

Backdropped by older white men of privilege, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) announced her Green New Deal (the Deal) in Washington; in the form of a proposed fourteen-page House of Reps resolution. Presumably the men were props calculated to give the impression that the madness had a kernel of sanity. After all, could middle- and older-aged white men sign up to flights of fancy? Well, yes, they can. Think of Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders.

Before I cover some of the elements of the Deal a note of caution is warranted. I heard some conservatives and a few level-headed Democrats say that it was pie-in-the-sky. It isn’t. Pie-in-the-sky is an empty promise of unattainable benefits; writ large, it is a utopian promise of nirvana right here on planet Earth.

The Deal is not a pie-in-the-sky promise but a concrete threat of a future hellhole. And, as we know, unlike nirvanas, hellholes have been regularly brought about. This particular one, as for so many, would be a product of socialism. Don’t be fooled, climate change in the Deal is simply a trojan horse. Inside lurks comrade Karl Marx.

Certainty of climate catastrophe of biblical proportions sets the scene: mass migrant flight, enormous economic losses, wildfires such as we haven’t seen, ninety-nine percent of coral reefs gone, more than 350 million people “exposed to deadly heat stress.” And on top of all of this, rising sea levels, severe storms, and droughts, etc., etc.

If this were not enough on the climate front; on the socio-economic front, inequality and discrimination bear down on swathes of the populace. Suffering are “indigenous people, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialised communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth.” Who’s left, you might ask? Obviously, those left are privileged white men – hence I suppose those aforementioned privileged white men hovering behind AOC lest they be among those for the guillotine come the witching hour.

The Deal puts the onus squarely on the federal government to create a utopian future for all. Seemingly omnipotent (a God substitute), the Government is deemed capable of totally dismantling America’s energy sector while dispensing largesse to all. It is given a heavy and long list of so-called “duties.” You need to read all nine pages of them to understand fully how completely divorced it all is from reality. Maybe it’s a spoof? Unfortunately not. Among many senior Democrats, presidential candidates Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand have rushed to sign up.

The sound mind boggles, but then sound minds did not win out in Stalin’s Russia, in Mao’s China, in Castro’s Cuba, in Chávez’s Venezuela. Socialism is like a dormant disease forever waiting for the right conditions to strike with morbid effect. Old fools like Sanders and wet-behind-the-ears, self-righteous, glib-talking zealots like AOC pounce. Here is a selection of just a very few of the government’s duties under the Deal (verbatim, except for some minor tense changes):

  • Achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Create millions of good, high wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States.
  • Promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of indigenous people, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialised communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth.
  • Meet 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable energy sources [while] ensuring affordable access to energy.
  • Spur growth in clean manufacturing.
  • Overhaul transportation systems in the United States to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
  • Upgrade all existing buildings in the Unites States and build new buildings to achieve maximum energy efficiency [no, I am not making this up].
  • Provide resources, training and high-quality education, including higher education, to all people of the United States.
  • Ensure the use of democratic participatory processes that are inclusive of and led by frontline and vulnerable communities and workers to plan, implement, and administer the GND mobilization at a local level.
  • Create high -quality union jobs.
  • Guarantee a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, retirement security to all people of the United States.
  • Provide all people of the United States with high quality health care; affordable, safe, and adequate housing; economic security; clean water, clean air, healthy and affordable food, and access to nature.

AOC is being advised on the Deal by Robert Hockett a professor of law at Cornell, with economics and public affairs in his background. He is associated with a number of left-wing think tanks. Obviously, she could not have thought up this delusional tripe herself. Obviously, he has being stewing over it for years. Ordinarily you would say it is a match made in la-la land. But when Marxist university departments have been churning out disciples for decades and a whole political party is fast moving to the left there is danger afoot.

I think I caught Jordan Peterson saying something like this. It doesn’t matter. Just how many millions more people does socialism have to plunge into misery and death before everybody catches on, even university professors?

6 comments
  • STJOHNOFGRAFTON

    Eat your baked beans while you’ve got ’em! Left wing lunatic moonbats, like Ocasio-Cortez, promoting the Green New Deal may soon associate the consumption of baked beans with greenhouse gas emissions.

  • IainC

    There is so much wrong with the GND, but I’d like to focus on this sweeping sentence. “Promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of indigenous people, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialised communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth.” Could somebody please tell me how, in the last 50 years, ANY of these demographics have been “oppressed”? I believe it was another socialist who once said, and I paraphrase, “if you tell a lie, ensure it is as large as possible”. The proposition is simply and categorically false, and patronisingly demeaning to any in those groups, since it implies that they are powerless, helpless, swept along by an omnipotent ideological tide, and subject to vast forces outside their control, Anyone in any of these groups can be anything they want in the US (and here) and that’s been true for decades if it was ever true in in the first place. The software coding axiom “garbage in, garbage out” surely applies to political science and economics as well.

  • whitelaughter

    the deceitful misuse of climate change should outrage everyone, no matter what your opinion of climate change itself.

    There *are* some obvious ways to seriously reduce C2O in the atmosphere, none of which are considered because they don’t help the Marxists:

    – reduce the amount of forest held in national parks, so that the lumber can be turned into houses, furniture, books, sporting equipment, musical instruments and so forth….rather than just rotting and/or burning, turning back into C2O.

    – redirect the water up north to irrigate more of OZ: the blooming deserts will gain suck C2O out of the air.

    – employ the currently unemployed to cull the feral animals eating all of our flora.

    But these won’t get considered.

  • padraic

    Even worse than baked beans emissions! I saw in The Australian the other day that she aims to cut all human generated CO2 emissions to zero in a very short time. Every time she opens her mouth and exhales she is emitting CO2 – oxygen in, CO2 out. Does that mean we humans are in for a culling in order to achieve her target? I know Marxists like a good cull – Stalin and Mao were good at it but in a supposed democratic Western society? I recently read that some women are deciding not to have children because of “Climate Change”. There must be something in the water that has produced this new secular catastropharian religion and its attendant ratbag promoters and fanatical devotees.

  • whitelaughter

    Richard Lindzen has a good intro on how the climate change debate has been hijacked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwqIy8Ikv-c

  • Biggles

    Whitelaughter; Get a clue! Carbon dioxide is NOT, and never will be, a problem. The thing that annoys me is that the perpetrators of the global warming hoax will, just like other ‘white-collar’ criminals in the banking and finance industries, never be brought to justice.

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