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The Real Danger to the Green New Deal—and the Planet—Comes From Neoliberal Democrats

The Real Danger to the Green New Deal—and the Planet—Comes From Neoliberal Democrats

John Atcheson

Predictably, Trump came out against the Green New Deal with a bombastic – and ill-informed – rant in a campaign style rally in El Paso. Here’s what he had to say:

"I really don't like their policy of taking away your car, of taking away your airplane rights, of 'let's hop a train to California,' of you're not allowed to own cows anymore!"

Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell intends to introduce the GND Bill in the Senate, and Republicans, pundits and politicians of most stripes are predicting the bill will hurt the Democrats’ chances in 2020.

They elected Skeletor and the Senator from Tel Aviv to their positions. They can live with the consequences. Unfortunately, we’re stuck with their destructive misrule, too.

Smart move by McConnell. Exposing the neoliberals as the enemies of progress again and kick starting another battle for 2020. All that knowing the GND has no hope of passing anyway as the GOP is already committed to burning the planet to cinders.

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So we’re supposed to rely on the pragmatists who patted themselves on the back for achieving the Paris Accords, a woefully inadequate CYA agreement that allowed countries to set their own emissions reduction goals that not a single one has met?

If you have a 5-year-old, I truly pity you. If you’re planning on retiring in Arizona, good ass luck:

https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

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“Neoliberal Democrat” is the oxymoronic ideology that drove the Democrats into the ditch from which they can’t seem to crawl out. It was the post-Reagan, hard right turn from “New Deal Democrat” that abetted wealth consolidation by the 1%, mass incarceration and endless war. Watch, now, while Nancy tells AOC to sit down, stop worrying her pretty little head about climate catastrophe, and let the elders play their Game of Thrones unto the very collapse.

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AOC on our splendid Democracy:

Peace
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The Democratic Party Establishment, the DNC, and Hillary Clinton herself gave us Trump in 2016.

How can anyone believe that anything has changed at all with them?

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Until a 12 step program to shake corporate money addiction surfaces the Democratic Party will continue to move ever rightward and keep accelerating aggression against progressives.

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Photo of the Santa Cruz River in Tucson taken in January:
https://s3-external-1.amazonaws.com/media.twiliocdn.com/ACaae1071eb9115328ab4a6aac0cb0ed46/0198c3caa75bf3cd64281d33df259129

This was taken during the government shutdown, so maybe Trumpty-Dumpty had shut off the water.

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Should the Democrats take control in 2020, they’ll do for the climate crisis what they did for health care under Obama. Any solution that does not allow for their corporate donors to make a profit will be off the table from day one. Don’t let a handful of progressive voices in the party fool you. The party is still very much an entrenched bunch of neoliberals.

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Iḿ sorry, thought you meant tweddle dumb de dumb

The news outlets are now reporting a 9 inch rainfall event in the mountains east of Los Angeles, with more to come in the next two days. The region barely gets that much rain in a year.

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Must watch:

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A “tech” overload has manifested–most of it is fantasy combined with specious science–nothing wrong with fossil fuel’s the planet was created with such and developement by human’s is obviously “normal”–Religious-?—eth[quote=“CommonDreams, post:1, topic:60511, full:true”]

The Real Danger to the Green New Deal—and the Planet—Comes From Neoliberal Democrats

John Atcheson

Predictably, Trump came out against the Green New Deal with a bombastic – and ill-informed – rant in a campaign style rally in El Paso. Here’s what he had to say:

"I really don't like their policy of taking away your car, of taking away your airplane rights, of 'let's hop a train to California,' of you're not allowed to own cows anymore!"

Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell intends to introduce the GND Bill in the Senate, and Republicans, pundits and politicians of most stripes are predicting the bill will hurt the Democrats’ chances in 2020.

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nic-and “entrenched” investment system’s are in fear of losses–as usual–they see all this as “mysterious” scientific evaluation–an end to any creation is away’s likely–I suggest that an excited excess is a new bandwagon–for those who do not understand technology but leave it to somebody with a little hand-held electronic monitor to gauge environmental condition’s for 7 billion “supposed” inhabitant’s–disgust–Ethnic-political-religious “predation” from somewhere is the base cause–the" Green" business and animal welfare taken to extreme could just as likely lead to human’s becoming food for wild predator’s after a demise of the technology we understand–I suggest caution—since agriculture and fisheries are our food-nutrient base-Too much–too fast–this could have begun in year 1900—but games with life superceded reality—no need to rush now–The pyramid’s dollar bill has been okay–but likely as electronically based as “bit coin’s” are now–plus myth-fantasy–lies–etc.–see my website at"SKYTRATNZASTRON"–UFO—Research for recomendation’s concerning Earth actually having long ago been invaded by a “Colonizing” fleet from “somewhere”–who were ultimately ignorant of Earth’s nature—there ability to engage in seemingly “fantastic” scientific capabilities have the typical predator’s lunatic value of how to fry living thing’;s in laser’s–transporter beam’s and such exiting thing’s as blowing up mile long Star Trek space junker’s when they disagree–Failure of the “Grand Artificial Intelligence” may be the real end for all.—Yes–there was “Donald Duck”–now you have “Goosenick’s” TR3B watching you—beware–Fairy tales apparently can come to such–not “cute” anymore–

The usual good-cop-bad-cop thing.

And that is why we need to vote these old dinosaurs who have been bought and paid for the hell out of office. Two years ago I would have thought that didn’t have a chance of happening, but now, I’m not so sure. AOC seems to be just what we needed at this point in our history. I’m starting to worry for her safety as I could see the powers-that-be wanting to silence her one way or another and she has shown (so far) that being bought isn’t going to work with her.

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Establishment Democrats are intent on promoting themselves as the more mature right leaning / war mongering alternative. So, they denigrate the Green New Deal (1 & 2), they reject limiting the influence of plutocrat donors (3), and they promote war in venezuela (4). Simultaneously, they are vigorously attacking progressives to the extent that they libel critics of right leaning Democrats as ‘Russian Bots’ (5) and they are already promoting the decree that progressives need to fall in line, shut up and vote the lesser of two evils - i.e. right wing Democrat candidates (6).

1.https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politicsgovernment/congress/article226261970.html
2.https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/02/11/the_weak_rollout_of_the_green_new_deal_139426.html
3. https://www.vox.com/2019/2/16/18226344/democratic-national-committee-corporate-pac-donations-tom-perez
4. https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-venezuela-policy-isn-t-case-right-versus-left-ncna971236
5. https://theintercept.com/2019/02/13/ados-kamala-harris-cory-booker-russian-bots/
6. https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/10/23/the-necessity-of-lesser-evil-voting/

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Hopefully she only uses large crowded public airlines and pays her security staff well.

An irrational faith in the virtue of market capitalism – the same hoo-haw which is killing us – underlies the GND. It doesn’t begin to address the real problem here, John, which I’ll remind you is carbon emissions.

In order to swallow the proposition that GND reduces carbon emissions, you have to endorse all the market-magic crap which says renewables will inevitably triumph in the virtuous market, because renewables are virtuous. Endorsing untenable myths makes environmental advocates look like fools, exposing them to well-founded ridicule.

“Ordinary people beat down the richest man in the world,” roughly, Alexandria’s statement about Amazon HQ2 being rejected was terrific. Now neo-liberals are crying “Jobs lost. That’s wrong.” They should question what kind of jobs were lost (low wage drivers) and which jobs are lost when small and large businesses can’t compete with Amazon. They should question how the Amazon retail model generates more traffic and pollution than other regional wholesale distribution to local commercial retail businesses and households.

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https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/71103/whats-not-being-said-about-the-venezuela-oil.html

In spite of the lip service being paid by the various Political leaders regarding climate change , these same Governments are still driving policies that promote fossil fuel use far into the future. Here in Canada it the Liberals promoting tar sands oil. In Venezuela both Obama and now Trump worked to get rid of Maduro simply because he is the leader of an oil rich state.

If there indeed this vast pool of oil in the region indicated in the article , do people really believe the Exxons of the world would allow Governments to set policies so as to ensure it remains in the ground?

The real danger, as always is the Corporate State and the 1 percent. Neoliberalism did not come out of nothing. It came at the direction of the persons who most profit off it.

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