- Mar 18, 2017
Because it's not about the climate or saving the earth but transforming the economic systems....in their own words!If people choose to ignore the planet they live on as it convulses from abuse and pollution, so be it. Its a shame because actually "we" all live on it together
I agree that the "left" is phony regarding this issue, but as Lynette Zang states...Because it's not about the climate or saving the earth but transforming the economic systems....in their own words!
The chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that her signature Green New Deal was not really about saving the planet after all.
AOC chief of staff confirms: Green New Deal was not really about the climateThe chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that her signature Green New Deal was not really about saving the planet after all.www.washingtonexaminer.com
In a report by the Washington Post, Saikat Chakrabarti revealed that "it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all ... we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing."
The revelation came during a conversation with Sam Ricketts, climate director for presidential candidate Jay Inslee. Chakrabarti further told Ricketts of the Green New Deal, "I think ... it’s dual. It is both rising to the challenge that is existential around climate and it is building an economy that contains more prosperity. More sustainability in that prosperity — and more broadly shared prosperity, equitability and justice throughout."
So many think... and my good friend David Dubyne he definitely believes this, that this is more about government control.
Starting at the 5:25min to the end, apparently CNN has a plan to peddle climate fear porn. It's safe to assume that every other network, aswell as print media are going to do the same because the climate agenda is bigger than CNN.
As usual you are posting a lot of food for thought! I can clearly see how both "sides" are being directed to the same destination via different routes... and they are trying to pull the rest of us with them.View attachment 84924
She admits in her writing: “I was propelled into a deeper engagement with [the topic of climate change] partly because I realized it could be a catalyst for forms of social and economic justice in which I already believed.” And she hopes for “a new kind of climate movement to take up the fight against so-called free trade.” She strictly rejects highly efficient solutions, such as climate-friendly nuclear energy, because she is not at all interested in solutions within the framework of capitalism.
Klein writes that she recognizes that climate change presents a chance to “collectively use the crisis to leap somewhere that seems, frankly, better than where we are right now” and “that climate change could become a catalyzing force for positive change ... it could be the best argument progressives have ever had … to reclaim our democracies from corrosive corporate influence; to block harmful new free trade deals … to open borders to migrants.” The climate crisis could “form the basis of a powerful mass movement,” and this movement should set itself the following objectives:
- to “radically expand the commons” (i.e., state-owned property and resources)
- to introduce a “carefully planned economy”
- to “change pretty much everything about our economy”
- to introduce “new taxes, new public works programs”
- “reversals of privatizations”
- “extinction for the richest and most powerful industry the world has ever known—the oil and gas industry”
- government guidelines on “how often we drive, how often we fly, whether our food has to be flown to get to us, whether the goods we buy are built to last … how large our homes are”
- “a fundamental reordering of the component parts of Gross Domestic Product”
- “less private investment in producing for excessive consumption”
- “increased government spending”
- “a great deal more redistribution”
The Beatles covered this topic in their song Taxman in 1966.
“And they’re acting as if this is actually a good thing. Some of them are even calling for Climate Lockdowns, which unlike the Covid Lockdowns would be permanent because the only way to actually stop us from producing CO2 emissions would be to stop us from eating, to stop us from transport, to stop us from having kids. They want to have truly a complete societal shutdown almost indefinitely.”
The IUCN is the major administrative agency for the U.N.’s global environmental agenda. It includes representatives from over 800 state and federal government agencies and nongovernment organizations in 133 countries. The IUCN’s master plan for the United States is the Wildlands Program, which is presented in U.N. Global Biodiversity Assessment (Section 10.4.2.2.3). The goal of this incredible program is to turn 50 percent of the United States—including thousands of existing towns and communities—into an “eco-park” in which most human use is prohibited. According to Science magazine, the Wildlands Project calls for “23.4% of the land [in the United States] to be returned to wilderness, and another 26.2% to be severely restricted in terms of human use. Most roads would be closed; some would be ripped out of the landscape.” As Marilyn Brannan, associate editor of Monetary & Economic Review, commented, “It cannot be too strongly emphasized that this is a radical agenda designed to control not just the land, but all human activity as well.”“The threat of an environmental crisis will be the ‘international disaster key’ that will unlock the New World Order.”
—Mikhail Gorbachev, Moscow, 1991