(Tea Party 247) – The Green New Deal was widely mocked before it was even released, but certainly more so when it was dropped by AOC and her band of enablers in Congress and the Senate who actually thought it was a good idea to suggest to the American public that we destroy the energy sector as we know it, rebuild every home in the US, and find a way to curb cow farts whilst giving a living wage to people “unwilling” to work.
It seems to lower one’s intelligence to even have to explain that it’s implausible, but were they really serious?
Do they really intend to try to get these extreme measures passed, in the next 10 years?
AOC seems both clueless and serious enough.
But where do these ideas come from? Surely 29-year-old bartenders don’t think up ways to destroy the American economy as they serve up mojitos in Manhattan, do they?
One of the dead giveaways that the Green New Deal was obviously some kooky pie-in-the-sky idea was the guaranteed income for those “unwilling” to work, which AOC’s team scrambled to walk back as soon as the laughter commenced.
Her team claimed that the screenshots of the controversial language came from “doctored” documents that were being passed around online.
Only, the internet is forever and archives of her page reveal that the “unwilling to work” part did indeed come right from the horse’s mouth.
Her team then tried to say that it had only been put there for internal campaign use, as if that explained a darn thing.
This just goes to illustrate that AOC and her GND have had a very rough time dismissing any criticism as knee-jerk reactions from the evil right wing.
There have been plenty of far-left progressives who seem skeptical of the proposal, from Naomi Wolf to Howard Schultz and even Nancy Pelosi herself, who hilariously said “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”
James Corbett of The Corbett Report explains that, however humorous the Green New Deal is, it gives us a chilling vision into a technocratic future that has long been in the making.
Now there is no lack of nonsense to roll our eyes at in the proposed “Green New Deal” legislation, from “upgrading all existing buildings in the United States” to creating a zero-emission transportation network to mandating unionization of all jobs in the new green economy (all in the name of the manbearpig boogeyman, of course).
But if we dismiss the “Green New Deal” as just another example of political hype or misguided pie-in-the-sky socialism, then we run the risk of missing the bigger story here. Because although this particular plan probably won’t come to fruition in the way it’s being sold, it does provide a window into our technocratic future.
And this is exactly it.
AOC’s ideas, however absurd, are turning up the water just a scotch as we frogs sit in it. Her ideas may have been floated with the full awareness that they were far-fetched and absurd, but now, the less absurd idea won’t seem so extreme.
The criticism from Democrats seems to indicate exactly this. Let AOC propose her wild, starry-eyed ideas, we’ll just implement something far more “moderate” that only appears to be moderate in its stark contrast to the fascistic fantasies of a 29-year-old bartender.