Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has spent months espousing what has been dubbed the "Green New Deal," which she claims will "be the New Deal, the Great Society, the moon shot, the civil-rights movement of our generation." On the surface, this has largely appeared to simply be about so-called "climate change," but, up to this point, there have been virtually no specifics despite the sheer scale of the endeavor being implied. Finally, however, this has moved from nebulous talk to a joint resolution that is to be filed by Ocasio-Cortez in the House and Ed Markey of Massachusetts in the Senate, and this means that the American people can finally see what exactly the Democrats wish to achieve in the coming years. And let's not forget how high the bar has been set as this is to be the equivalent of the New Deal, Great Society, walking on the Moon, and the civil rights movement all rolled into one.
Interestingly, despite the resolution beginning by saying that "human activity is the dominant cause of observed climate change over the past century," we quickly see that something else altogether is afoot. For example, we are told that "the United States has historically been responsible for a disproportionate amount of greenhouse gas emissions [and thus] must take a leading role in reducing emissions through economic transformation," but the list of "related crises" facing the country is primarily focused on (1) lack of access to healthcare, housing, transportation and education; (2) antilabor policies apparently leading to wage stagnation, insufficient social mobility, and eroding the bargaining power of workers; and (3) income inequality between whites and blacks as well as between men and women. While the connection between "going green" and these "crises" may not be apparent, we are told that "climate change, pollution, and environmental destruction have exacerbated systemic racial, regional, social, environmental, and economic injustices."
As we continue reading, we again see the same sort of bait and switch. For example, it says that "climate change constitutes a direct threat to the national security of the United States" warranting "a new national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II and the New Deal," but we are told that what was done in the past was lacking because "members of frontline and vulnerable communities"—such as "indigenous communities, communities of color, migrant communities"—"were excluded from many of the economic and societal benefits." Thus, the Green New Deal is an opportunity "to create millions of good, high-wage jobs," "to provide unprecedented levels of prosperity and economic security for all people," and "to counteract systemic injustices."
Once we actually get to the "Green New Deal goals," we do see a call for achieving net-zero greenhouse emissions (A) followed by (B) creating millions of high-wage jobs, (C) investing in infrastructure and industry, (D) securing for "all people of the United States" things such as "community resiliency," "healthy food," and "access to nature," and (E) promoting "justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression." All of this is to be achieved within 10 years, and it all "must be developed through transparent and inclusive consultation, collaboration, and partnership" with the aforementioned "vulnerable communities" as well as labor unions, worker cooperatives, civil society groups, academia, and, finally, businesses.
"Going green" will naturally include "providing resources, training, and high-quality education ... with a focus on frontline and vulnerable communities," "directing investments to spur economic development ... while prioritizing ... economic, social, and environmental benefits in frontline and vulnerable communities," "ensuring the use of democratic and participatory processes that are inclusive of and led by frontline and vulnerable communities and workers," "guaranteeing a job with a family-sustaining wage ... to all people of the United States (including those unwilling to work)," "strengthening and protecting the right of all workers to organize," "obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of indigenous people for all decisions that affect [them]," and "providing all people of the United States with high-quality healthcare; affordable, safe, and adequate housing; economic security; and access to clean water, clean air, healthy and affordable food, and nature."
We must take note of two phrases that are repeated throughout the joint resolution: namely, "frontline and vulnerable communities" and "all people of the United States." We have already seen that the former is really just legalistic language used to avoid saying "non-whites and foreigners," and it is within that context that the latter stands out. After all, in a 14-page document discussing the proposed future of the United States and the American people, the word "citizen" does not appear even once, and this is no mistake. Indeed, Ocasio-Cortez, while making the rounds in DC, just declared that the United States is "Native land" and that "Latino people are descendants of Native people," so they cannot be "criminalized." In other words, the United States has no right to keep out the nearly 500 million people living in Central and South America, and all of them are entitled to come here and reap the benefits.
This exposes the "Green New Deal" for what it actually is, the White Final Solution. Consider that, throughout the joint resolution, we can see that "indigenous" people—such as all Latinos, apparently—and those "of color" receive special focus and treatment, and they would benefit from the most massive wealth redistribution scheme ever attempted. Indeed, since Ocasio-Cortez has suggested increasing the top marginal tax rate to 70% to pay for it all and whites pay some 80% of all federal income taxes, the "Green New Deal" is little more than a massive welfare program paid for by whites, providing free education including college, healthcare, housing, healthy food, community development, and so on for all non-whites including any and all Latinos who happen to enter the United States. Beyond that, let us remember that it is the beneficiaries of this new welfare system, not those paying for it, who should lead it through "democratic and participatory processes."
This latter point speaks to precisely why the "Green New Deal" makes sense from the Democrats' perspective and why they need to push it through now with such a truncated time frame. As discussed above, the white population currently pays the vast majority of federal income taxes, and roughly 4 out of every 5 dollars raised by Ocasio-Cortez's proposed tax increase would be paid by whites. But whites are now estimated to become a minority in the United States by 2045, and this presents two major problems. First, concern has been raised that whites will maintain power even if they become a minority, so how can that power be taken away? Second, if the white population is going to reach a point by 2045 where they cannot sustain the non-white population, what can be done about that? The "Green New Deal" actually solves both potential problems, and it does so while pretending to be about something else.
If a white minority could potentially pose a danger to the coming non-white socialist utopia, why not use "climate change" as an excuse to reduce white power by overtly legislating it into the hands of non-whites through massive government programs while also redistributing wealth from white citizens to non-whites in the process? If doing so will cease to be feasible as whites become a minority in 2045, why not set a completion date for this program of 2030? Are we to believe that this is all just a coincidence, that Ocasio-Cortez does not understand math? Failing to recognize this threat or refusing to take it seriously is not an option. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker—all Democrat hopefuls for the presidency in 2020—have already signaled their backing of Ocasio-Cortez's plan.
Ignore any flowery language about saving the environment, even if you support clean air, clean water, and preserving the nation's beauty (which you should). Any such benefits of the "Green New Deal" are secondary, and this is made clear each time the unseasoned Ocasio-Cortez lets the mask slip, such as when she admitted, "So really the heart of the Green New Deal is about social justice." This is South American liberation theology writ large. Whites are the oppressors, and they are the oppressed. Whites are colonizers and occupiers of "Native land," and "natives" who were never even of this land and their "of color" allies are coming to "take it back," either by sneaking across the border illegally or being elected to Congress. In the future, society will look back on this as a turning point—either of whites finally realizing the war they are in, or of the beginning of the end of the United States because whites buried their heads in the sand and waited for the Aztec sacrificial knives at their throats.