Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical “New Green Deal” legislation proposal, presented to America on February 7th, is an outright Marxist socialist and a virtual communist attempt to supplant our Republic system and our capitalist economy, in a manner that can only result in the destruction of both. Offering an extraordinary, unprecedented level of government intrusion, a “massive government intervention” in her words, AOC’s plan isn’t simply going to transform our lives, rather it will smash our way of life, through a mass de-population scheme, that Americans ignore at our own peril.
Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal sensationalizes and magnifies the imagined impending doom from climate change, and yet, the plan actually addresses very few solutions for anything climate related. Instead, the plan has latched on to climate change, in utopian fashion, and a ruse that offers everything under the sun as a new right, from ice-cream for everyone to a right to get a government purchased pony, or so it does seem. She and her ilk have opportunistically seized upon the issue to justify seizing the United States economy and implementing full-blown socialism and the most Left-wing agenda in American history.
Branding the plan as a kind of “Marshall Plan” and lifting a page from Bill McKibben’s 2016 article in ‘The New Republic’, one finds free Medicare — may as well call it “Medicaid” for all — free education, high-speed rails to replace air travel, a federal jobs guarantee, codified family leave, a national union, income paid to those unwilling to work and rebuilding every structure in the nation to meet new environmental regulations. The plan closely follows the failed socialist “Leap Manifesto” advocated by Canada’s Leftists, anti-capitalists, and eco-socialists, such as Naomi Klein, who once wrote “shredding the free-market ideology that has dominated the global economy for more than three decades” was the only way to combat climate change.
At the heart of the New Communists’ plan is a focus on renewable energy and the notion that they can move the nation completely away from the use of fossil fuel over the next decade. Electricity would triple in cost, and gasoline could easily rise to $6 per gallon, or more, just to reach fifty percent renewable energy, according to many independent studies including the Heritage Foundation. If actually implemented, their plan will economically cripple the United States, even if it was gradually implemented over the next thirty years.
What happens to the former workers in the fossil fuel industry? Will wind-farming be able to absorb their numbers in a cost efficient manner? AOC’s plan does call for a “fair and just transition for all communities and workers.” Ha! I can barely contain my excitement, as I hear this coming from the same party that gave us the failed Obamacare.
As noted by Robert Bryce, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute: “FDR, Sam Rayburn and others who pushed for rural electrification back in the 1930s did so because they wanted lower-cost electricity for rural customers. The [New Green Deal] will result in massive increases in energy costs for consumers across the country. It will require covering vast swaths of rural America with wind turbines and transmission lines at the very time that states from Maine to California are rejecting those same projects.”
It is not hard to imagine that many households will be hard-pressed to choose between freezing in the winter, buying groceries or paying their mortgages. America will see a sharp rise in homelessness, if such a plan is ever passed, especially considering homelessness has risen steadily, since 1980, and its numbers are now higher than during the Great Depression.
Will government be able to prevent them from starving to death by opening “soup kitchens”?
Thank God there isn’t enough support in the Senate to pass this fantasy legislation, mimicking Mao’s catastrophic Great Leap Forward, that is advocated by the nation’s red, radical Democrats, at the moment. Such will not always be the case unless we can stop the trend that exhibits 51 percent of Americans age 18 to 29 now view socialism and even communism favorably, with 60 percent of Democrats holding these radical beliefs.
Once thought to be a fringe policy idea, AOC’s plan has given climate change legislation significant momentum in recent months. At least forty members of the House have stated they support the New Green Deal, and every Democratic presidential candidate supports most or all of the plan, from Senators Cory Booker (NJ) to Kamala Harris (CA) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass) to Representative Tulsi Gabbard (HA). And potential Democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders (VT) has also thrown his support behind it.
I wonder how much Tulsi is going to love her train ride to Hawaii?
This sort of transition would essentially nationalize the economy and force the abandonment of huge swaths of capital, which could not be redirected anywhere else; however, every resource, nearly all labor and all production would be diverted from its current use to an agenda determined by government planners and overlords. Much of America would be impoverished overnight, if any such plan ever becomes “law”, and that’s no exaggeration.
These wild-eyed communists suggest that throwing money at these projects will ensure their success, but most of America will not easily fall in line to pay the $6.6 trillion annual price-tag, that is three times the amount the federal government collects in tax revenues and thirty-four percent of the U.S.’s entire Gross Domestic Product. It will more than likely require deadly force to redirect such a massive amount of the nation’s wealth, if, Heaven forbid, the Democrat’s ever gain so much power.
The New Green Communists’ are unwilling to be truthful about their resolution. Current technologies and opportunity costs would be overwhelmed by this proposal, resulting in a systemic collapse and mass shortages and a scarcity of food. It may read like it offers a wonderful world for all, by emulating Venezuela’s Constitution and enshrining all sorts of “rights”, but it essentially shreds the U.S. Constitution and impedes and suppresses individual liberty, and it reduces each American to “equality” in the lowest common denominator in extreme poverty. It is a miserable proposal that will result in millions of Americans being murdered or starved to death, in order to ensure its success and perpetual power for its Democratic Party creators, under a totalitarian socialist state.
And any American Patriot should be prepared to fight any such plan from ever becoming “law” to his death — for any way one chooses to view it, death goes hand in hand with the New Greed Deal.
February 13, 2019
~ The Author ~
Justin O. Smith has lived in Tennessee off and on most of his adult life, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980, with a B.S. and a double major in International Relations and Cultural Geography – minors in Military Science and English, for what its worth. His real education started from that point on. Smith worked 8 years for the LaVergne Fire Department – two years as their clean-up boy – and became a working fireman at age 16, working his way through college and subsequently joining the U.S. Army. Since then he primarily have contracted construction and traveled – spending quite a bit of time up and down the Columbia River Gorge, in the Puget Sound on Whidby Island and down around Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach. Justin currently writes a weekly column for The Rutherford Reader in Murfreesboro, TN, which he calls home, in addition to being a frequent contributor to the Federal Observer – and spend as much time as possible with his two beautiful and intelligent daughters and five grandchildren. Justin Love God, Family and Our Majestic and Wonderful America, and am a Son of Liberty.