Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Nutty Green New Deal

The Federalist has a good round up of the ten most insane ideas included in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” which was unveiled yesterday:

Ban affordable energy. GND calls for the elimination of all fossil fuel energy production, the lifeblood of American industry and life, which includes not only all oil but also natural gas — one of the cheapest sources of American energy, and one of the reasons the United States has been able to lead the world in carbon-emissions reduction.

Eliminate nuclear energy. The GND also calls for eliminating all nuclear power, one of the only productive and somewhat affordable “clean” energy sources available to us, in 11 years. This move would purge around 20 percent of American energy generation so you can rely on intermittent wind for your energy needs.

Eliminate 99 percent of cars. To be fair, under the GND, everyone will need to retrofit their cars with Flintstones-style foot holes or pedals for cycling. The authors state that the GND would like to replace every “combustion-engine vehicle” — trucks, airplanes, boats, and 99 percent of cars — within ten years. Charging stations for electric vehicles will be built “everywhere,” though how power plants will provide the energy needed to charge them is a mystery.

Gut and rebuild every building in America. Markey and Cortez want to “retrofit every building in America” with “state of the art energy efficiency.” I repeat, “every building in America.” That includes every home, factory, and apartment building, which will all need, for starters, to have their entire working heating and cooling systems ripped out and replaced with…well, with whatever technology Democrats are going invent in their committee hearings, I guess.

Eliminate air travel. GND calls for building out “highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.” Good luck Hawaii! California’s high-speed boondoggle is already in $100 billion dollars of debt, and looks to be one of the state’s biggest fiscal disasters ever. Amtrak runs billions of dollars in the red (though, as we’ll see, trains that run on fossil fuels will also be phased out). Imagine growing that business model out to every state in America?

A government-guaranteed job. The bill promises the United States government will provide every single American with a job that includes a “family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and a pension.” You can imagine that those left in the private sector would be funding these through some unspecified “massive” taxation. On the bright side, when you’re foraging for food, your savings will be worthless.

Free education for life. GND promises free college or trade schools for every American.

A salubrious diet. The GND promises the government will provide “healthy food” to every American (because there are no beans or lettuce in your local supermarket, I guess).

A house. The GND promises that the government will provide, “safe, affordable, adequate housing” for every American citizen. I call dibs on an affordable Adams Morgan townhouse. Thank you, Ocasio-Cortez.

Free money. The GND aims to provide, and I am not making this up, “economic security” for all who are “unable or unwilling” to work. Just to reiterate: if you’re unwilling to work, the rest of us will have your back.

Bonus insanity: Ban meat. Ocasio-Cortez admits that we can’t get zero emissions in 10 years “because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.” The only way to get rid of farting cows is to get rid of beef. …

She also wants to marry this to extreme political correctness:

I agree with Richard Spencer’s take on this:

There are lots of popular ideas that the Left could embrace like raising taxes on the wealthy, regulating Wall Street, a national healthcare system and free college tuition, but the Green New Deal is a gift to the Republicans and will only be an electoral albatross for the Democrats:

If this somehow ever passed Congress, which is highly unlikely, it would spark a far more extreme version of the Yellow Vests. Can you imagine the impact this would have on the rural South and Midwest where most people don’t have the luxury of taking the Metro to work?

This is the sort of program that sparks revolutions:

“In contrast to both the classical modernizing and class struggle perspectives, I suggest that revolutions occur only when states have embarked on ambitious state modernization programs. Revolutions do not pit modernizers against defenders of an old regime. Instead revolutions happen when the political nation is convinced of the need for political modernization but there are profound disagreements on the proper course of state innovation. For all the emphasis that the approaches of Huntington and Skocpol place on “political and institutional factors,” I suggest, they have missed this crucial point. State modernization, as political aim and as political process, is a necessary prerequisite for revolution. The extent and nature of modernizing social movements may encourage state modernization. These social movements may help to shape the nature of the revolutionary process. But social movements do not spark revolution unless state modernization is already underway.”

Steve Pincus, 1688: The First Modern Revolution, p.33

In 1688: The First Modern Revolution, Steve Pincus argues that the Glorious Revolution in England was caused by competing state modernization programs. James II wanted to modernize England on the basis of French-style absolutism while the Whigs favored the Dutch model:

“By announcing a break with the past, modernizing states create an ideological opening. In order to explain and justify state expansion, state transformation, and the necessary intrusions in everyday life, modernizing states have to proclaim and explain their new direction. In so doing, they are compelled to concede the need for radical change. Would-be revolutionaries are no longer obliged to explain to a potentially skeptical or conservative populace why change is necessary. Revolutionaries have the far less imposing task of explaining why the state’s chosen modernization path is doomed to failure or deleterious. Modernizing states necessarily stir up wide-ranging debates about the means and ends of modernization. Modernizing states create the ideological space for a modernizing opposition. …”

Steve Pincus, 1688: The First Modern Revolution, pp.39-40″

Pincus goes on to explain how conflict over competing state modernization programs sparked revolutions in France, Mexico, Turkey, Germany, Russia, China, Cuba and Iran.

I will be reviewing this book later this month, but it is worth noting how Macron’s embrace of climate change extremism stirred up the Yellow Vest movement. While the French government hasn’t been overthrown yet, Macron has shown how extending the tentacles of the state deep into layers of society that have been undisturbed can easily spark a violent, radical backlash.


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34 Comments on "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Nutty Green New Deal"

  1. Well, these wackos are going to bring down the whole corrupt structure sooner or later with their woggish madness. It’ll create devastation, but the Phoenix always rises from the ashes.

    • One should hope. But extinct White civilizations in Haiti, Uganda, Rhodesia, Algeria, Baltimore, Memphis and Palmyra Syria have yet to ….

      Rise from the ashes.

      • Alexie Sail | February 8, 2019 at 3:54 pm |

        History is a series of northern invasions: First there is an invasion from the North and a great civilization rises up. Then it turns brown and stays down for good.

        Collapsed civilizations all have one thing in common. Brown people starving in the ruins.

      • Fine, Jaye, we’re doomed to extinction, nothing we can do about it, nothing to hope for except erasure, just give up now.

        Is that better?

        • Personally, I’m tired of all these people who basically say it’s hopeless. I don’t think it is, and I’ll be damned if I surrender to a bunch of monkey people.

  2. The Swamp Fox | February 8, 2019 at 12:57 pm |

    Ms. Ed (those teeth!!!) is a young female Bernie Sanders. Both of them are so far left they are off of the spectrum. However, normal Whites see them as the wack jobs they really are.The wackier the better. They are our best recruiters.

    BTW AOC, I will take a brand new, small, energy efficient one bedroom house in a warm, rural part of the country-Hawaii comes to mind. I won’t have to worry about flying anywhere because if I need to travel I will take a slow boat to wherever. I will have plenty of time for that because in the extremely unlikely event that this becomes law, I refuse to work another day in my life. So thanks Ms. native american mestizo jew for having my back.I think around 50K will be sufficient for my needs.

    • That woman has a serious case of “Crazy Eyes”. Get ready whites, once you are the new minority, these brown people are going to pay you back for all of your oppression of them over the centuries, much worse than they already are. That’s how they see it, anyway.

  3. more of the same | February 8, 2019 at 1:01 pm |

    Don’t dismiss it as nutty. If current trends continue in 10-15 years a good part of it will be conservative GOP policy.

    • I hope so. I might vote for the GOP then.

    • Alexie Sail | February 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm |

      Today worrying yourself sick about liberals and conservatives is just as stupid as worrying yourself sick over the Whig Party in 1853.

      In 20 years policy won’t matter, because the electorate will be entirely racial.

      • Rich Lamoureux | February 10, 2019 at 1:25 am |

        Identity politics is already the power base of the Demonrats. The Recucks refuse to protect its White base, or even admit there’s a racial basis to politics. No political party can be trusted, or expected to promote, White interests. The elites are importing the people they hope will conquer and replace us, a historical first. We can’t count on politicians to help us. It will soon be down to three options: give in, fight, or leave.

        • It is ironic, but the only thing preventing Whites from having real representation in America, is the White Nat/Alt-RIght movement itself. They do nothing that works, do not build or support political representation of their own, they stampeded Whites into supporting Republicans, because they believed they could reverse the losses of more than 50 years with one election.

          Preparing for a racial future means dumping conservatism.

          • Rich Lamoureux | February 10, 2019 at 8:10 pm |

            The left won’t support White causes. The right is too afraid to mention the word “race.” The political system is completely anti-White. The obvious choice is to start with localism, then expand as we’re able. Small networks are what we’ve got, so that’s where we’ve got to begin.

          • The White left? Ho ho! In 20 years there will be no White left. Minorities are throwing out their White Champions. As the white vote becomes less necessary to them, they are demanding minority candidates. The Obamas are displacing all the Clintons in the racially divided Democrat Party.

            Politics will be an entirely different thing as whites come to REALIZE that they are a threatened minority. That is what is happening now. Whites as a majority are dead meat, but we will be the most powerful minority in American history. That is just arithmetic.

  4. The Gray Ghost | February 8, 2019 at 1:22 pm |

    The Broadcast Board Of Governors dictates talking points to ALL controlled media outlets. When YOU put up meaningless stuff like this about the spic bitch, you’re acting as a satellite news outlet for The Illuminati.

  5. It’s obvious to me that she is either a complete fool or a tool of the (((donors))) of both parties.The donors present the voter two options – either accept this climate change nonsense with its devastating economic effects or embrace the neo-liberal platform of both of the mainstream parties. It’s a scam and a way to discredit real populism.

    IMO the whole thing is designed to channel all of the energy back into embracing the neo-liberal worldview that the donors really desire. Of course the “reasonable” wing of the Democrat party made up by the likes of Pelosi and Clinton will prevail pushing more neo-liberal policies. Clinton and her ilk have always been a favorite of Wall st.

  6. Do Vicente Fox, Alvaro Uribe and Mauricio Macri counts as “latino people?”

  7. What I love about our current discourse is how it’s considered impossible to police a border in Western nations so we shouldn’t even try, but we can change the weather by passing a law.

    The NazBol in me likes some of this, but the climate change/perpetual motion machine stuff is too ridiculous to even consider. Good luck with your Brown New Deal, donkey bitch. The glasses really sell your ideas as worthwhile.

    • There are 3 positions on Global Warming.
      1) Liberals: GW is true so we must have Intellectuals take over the world and plan everything;
      2) Respectable Conservatives: Yes, if GW were true Liberal Intellectuals should rule the world, but it’s not true;
      And mine:
      3) So what?

      • Ethno-Statist | February 10, 2019 at 10:21 pm |

        Which will have the most immediate and greatest effect on out people climate change or demographic change? After all, if what they say is true will not Antarctica thaw out and be open for settlement in time?

        • If it gets too hot and there are any White countries left, we’ll just put up orbital space mirrors to block some of the light hitting Earth to cool it down. No need for liberal intellectuals to take over the world and end technological progress.

  8. It’s obvious to me that she is either a complete fool or a tool of the (((donors))) of both parties.The donors present the voter two options – either accept this climate change nonsense with its devastating economic effects or embrace the neo-liberal platform of both of the mainstream parties. It’s a scam and a way to discredit real populism.

    IMO the whole thing is designed to channel all of the energy back into embracing the neo-liberal worldview that the donors really desire. Of course the “reasonable” wing of the Democrat party made up by the likes of Pelosi and Clinton will prevail pushing more neo-liberal policies. Clinton and her ilk have always been a favorite of Wall st.

  9. General Butt Naked | February 8, 2019 at 6:44 pm |

    What’s worrying, how the hell does a freshman commie congress woman get so much media attention?

    I believe this will be our children’s future in Amurika if action of some sort is not taken now.

  10. What gets me is, the White movement is, if nothing else, rich with ideology, mythology and spirituality. Why suddenly we feel the need to parrot leftist “gibs” talking points to somehow get ahead is beyond me. Tired of seeing everyone wanting free shit.

  11. spahnranch1969 | February 9, 2019 at 8:48 am |

    I never thought of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 as being particularly modern, but I’m sure a convincing case could be made for that argument. It was mostly about abolishing Catholic monarchs from the English throne and turning the monarchy into a largely ceremonial position, no? I guess it also paved the way for the establishment of the jew-run Bank of England and the foundation of the British Empire. If Cap’n John was here he could set me straight on that.

    I look forward to HW’s review of that book by the jew Pincus.

  12. I love the environment myself…..thats why I want no more immigration. How does importing one million reffos every year help the environment??! They need housing, they need to run cars, use the roads, and they generate litter. They have more kids than whites.
    Funny how they just ignore the elephant in the room-third world over-breeding.
    They told whites to have fewer kids to help the environment, twenty years later they tell us to import more Somalians and Indians to fill labor shortages. I’d respect green groups far more if they really were just that….but they’re just another segment of anti-whites who want us genocided.

  13. This is all about implementing agenda 21

  14. This is all about implementing agenda 21.

  15. Rich Lamoureux | February 9, 2019 at 11:42 pm |

    Programs that help the lower classes would probably be supported by many. But this nonsense is just more power grabbing under the guise of caring for the environment. Most of it doesn’t make it any sense. UBI hasn’t worked anywhere it has been tried. Government-guaranteed jobs were done under the Commies. Lowered production and quality were the least of the problems. Those bans on air travel and meat will be like all other rationing programs, for the plebes only. (Good luck kayaking to Hawaii!) Health care will be as dysfunctional as all other nations with gov’t-run systems, with long waits for procedures and euthanasia included. The Rothschilds, and their stooge Al Gore, will love the carbon tax proceeds sure to be snuck into the bill, though.

  16. lindesymonds | February 11, 2019 at 2:28 am |

    Any hope of getting this high speed Jewess off her Moral High Ground and back into the shetl? Instead of farting cows – think maybe millions of farting Africans and Muslims getting off their diet of subsistence agriculture and increasing their stakes in the carbon footprint of Western nations.

  17. This is just basic elite globalist shit. Reads like a club of rome or UN white paper. Any real “green” policy would propose moving to a plutonium economy and eliminating mass immigration.

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