The New Green Deal. Be. Very. Afraid.
Previously, this column devoted itself to our president's triumphs; but in light of the struggles he faces with the Democrat Congress, this issue will focus on one particular struggle: the "Green New Deal,” a concept coined by journalist Thomas L. Friedman in 2007 (Wikipedia), implemented to some degree with President Obama’s stimulus package (remember Solyndra?), dismantled to a great degree by President Trump’s anti-regulation policy, and now brought back with a vengeance - and new marketing spin - under the guise of HR-1’s euphemistically described “anti-corruption election policy” and the backing of self-described “Democratic Socialist”/Freida Kahlo look-alike Alexandria Octavio-Cortez.
Be. Very. Afraid. The Green New Deal (GND), in the guise of saving the world from “climate change,” calls for a sweeping restructuring of our political system into a Marxist inspired “democracy.”
According to the Green Party website (go to the GP links below; read it all), the GND has four pillars: 1) The “Economic Bill of Rights” uses gargantuan taxes to guarantee work for all, free college, free health care, the right to a living wage, housing and utilities; 2) “The Green Transition” will convert the "old, gray economy into a new, sustainable economy that is environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible” which is code for seizing power and giving it to GND backers; 3) “Real Financial Reform” reacts to the financial crisis of 2008 and contains some appealing elements (remember Conservatives were as angry as Occupy Wall Street about the corruption). But it also includes breaking up, then restructuring, large banks and the Fed, putting them under the Treasury Department, regulating derivatives, and supporting “public owned non-profit banks”. Finally 4) “A Functioning Democracy,” the most devious pillar, requires the overhaul of the election system as described in HR-1. This includes promoting vote harvesting, statehood for the left-leaning District of Columbia, voting by felons and illegals, as well as destroying the electoral college (so that the coasts can dominate the deplorable in the center of the country.) In fact, item #4 contains one chilling item after another - too many to list.
“Broadly, the proposals for a Green New Deal echo the recommendations of United Nations organizations…of global NGOs, and …monetary accords, especially as these relate to reforms to measurement of fundamental ecosystem risk and financial liabilities (Wikipedia).” In order words, it supports a one world order and ultimately contributes to an international power class.
Compare the Green New Deal to the tenets of Marxism. Explaining how the proletariat came into existence thanks to the Industrial Revolution, Marx justifies the elimination of private property and competition: “The slave is outside competition; the proletarian is in it and experiences all its vagaries….Thus, the slave can have a better existence than the proletarian…The slave frees himself when….he abolishes only the relation of slavery and thereby becomes a proletarian; the proletarian can free himself only by abolishing private property.” Explaining what big business and big government have in common, Marx says: “The very qualities of big industry which…produce misery and crises are those which, in a different form of society, will abolish this misery and these catastrophic [economic] depressions.”
Simply put, working people are free (and all people not in the power class are working people) only when they let the government take full control. Of everything. Workers appear to lead better lives than slaves while enjoying the “benefits of slavery:” no competition or property. The Green New Deal eliminates competition and restricts personal property; it destroys our ability to govern ourselves and establishes a new ruling class. The GND is straight up Marxism.