The meteoric rise of teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been latched onto by both sides of the political aisle. The left is trying to use her as a beacon of hope to compel other young people to buy into their climate change political plans. The right is using her as an example that indoctrination in schools by political scientists is pushing kids to embrace climate change alarmism like a new religion. But Thunberg has been surprisingly resistant to both attempts to use her.
In fact, she doesn’t seem to be a big fan of the Green New Deal, the Democrats’ economic plan covered in a facade of climate change “solutions.” For that, she deserves a great deal of credit. She has met with enough people and heard enough sales pitches to realize this is truly an economic piece of legislation, not one driven by science or solutions.
The way she characterized the Green New Deal was nothing short of “throwing shade,” but mainstream media generally ignored it:
“Wherever I go I seem to be surrounded by fairytales. Business leaders, elected officials all across the political spectrum spending their time making up and telling bedtime stories that soothe us, that make us go back to sleep. These are ‘feel-good’ stories about how we are going to fix everything. How wonderful everything is going to be when we have ‘solved’ everything. But the problem we are facing is not that we lack the ability to dream, or to imagine a better world. The problem now is that we need to wake up. It’s time to face the reality, the facts, the science. And the science doesn’t mainly speak of ‘great opportunities to create the society we always wanted’. It tells of unspoken human sufferings, which will get worse and worse the longer we delay action – unless we start to act now. And yes, of course a sustainable transformed world will include lots of new benefits. But you have to understand. This is not primarily an opportunity to create new green jobs, new businesses or green economic growth. This is above all an emergency, and not just any emergency. This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.”
Granted, she didn’t seem to oppose the Green New Deal directly, but she clearly sees that it is not primarily focused on addressing climate change issues. It’s an economic proposal to fundamentally transform this nation into one dependent on Modern Monetary Theory, a true existential threat to the U.S. and world economies. Even one of its architects was so bold as to openly admit it was not a climate change plan.
To say the Green New Deal is about fixing the environment is like saying the National Socialist German Workers’ Party was about helping workers. Just as workers were a means to an end for the Nazis, so too is the environment a means to an end for the holistic, top-down approach to completely transforming America, which is the end goal of the Green New Deal.
Ending climate change is simply a theme of the proposal, and a minor one at that.
The heart of the Green New Deal is an economic upheaval that turns the U.S. government into the primary employer and economic force in the nation. I’m not just talking about increasing the number of government jobs. The Green New Deal would encompass most jobs and put entire industries completely unrelated to climate change under one gigantic Washington DC umbrella.
One does not have to agree with Greta Thunberg’s activism to appreciate that she’s not buying into the political and economic side of the Green New Deal. She is discerning enough to see climate change being used as a political ploy by Democrats.
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