Yesterday our favorite socialist barbie, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, released her much-ballyhooed Green New Deal. It is, in a word, f*cking stupid. The “GND” as the AOC refers to it, calls for the elimination of fossil fuels, airplanes and cow farts. I am not kidding. Go read Here’re 8 STUPID Things You Need to Know about the Idiotic Green New Deal. Now we have Jazz Hands Cory Booker signing onto it wholesale, comparing the Green New Deal to fighting the Nazis in World War II and the space race. Trigger warning: offensively active hands.
Now I’m just a lowly writer, not a scientist or a historian, but didn’t we fight the Nazis with tanks, fighter planes, bombers, Navy fleets and good old American bravery? Wasn’t all but the bravery fueled with products of oil? As in fossil fuels. As in the very same thing Cortez and her compadres are now calling for the elimination of in ten years?
Similarly, wasn’t it — and pardon me for not knowing the exact measurement off the top of my silly head — a crap shit ton of rocket fuel which sent American rockets into space? Or was it solar panels which sent rockets into the final frontier. Maybe wind power. Nah, I’m pretty sure it was rocket fuel. Likely high octane petrol. Probably not mixed with 10% ethanol. Sorry, Iowa.
In fact, hasn’t most of human advancement of the past century or so, give or take a few decades, been kind of dependent on the availability of those very same fossil fuels the left is demonizing? I’d say yes, which is why many of us on the right label those who consider themselves progressive as anything but. The Green New Deal and much of the policies which pretend to fight climate change, are not about fighting climate change, but growing government while retarding the technological progress of humanity.
Christopher Columbus used wind power, by the way. Not saying we shouldn’t tap a few natural resources for juice, but let’s not pretend slapping some solar panels and wind turbines on a thing is going to push humanity forward.
Also, Cory’s hands and just his hands should have a reality TV show. Anyone who disagrees can go sniff the cow boofs.