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“POLICIES THAT HAVE PROVEN DISASTROUS”
by Tom DeWeese, American Policy Center, ©2020
(Jun. 23, 2020) — For more than 30 years I’ve been awarded tinfoil hats and labeled a conspiracy theorist and hate monger because I had been able to read between the lines of the UN’s Agenda 21 and its plan for restructuring our society. I issued warnings that even the established Washington, DC-based Conservative movement ignored.
Then, last year when the global forces used a nitwit bartender to launch their Green New Deal, the Republican Party laughed, saying it was just too crazy to be taken seriously.
Well, now I’m issuing a new warning. The global forces are working hard behind the scenes to develop a plan to train activists, elected officials, and the complicit news media to launch an all-out drive to impose the Green New Deal at every level of American government. They intend to use the tactics they have learned from the Coronavirus lockdown. Fear is the key. The new urgency will be “flatten the climate curve,” using the pandemic tactics.
First, let’s make one fact very clear. The Green New Deal IS Agenda 21, most recently labeled the 2030 Agenda. There is no difference and if Congressional Republicans like Senator Mitch McConnell and the national Conservative leadership in Washington, DC had listened to my warnings over the years they would know that. In fact, we could have killed this insanity when it first infested national policy under Bill Clinton’s Administration.
Instead, the Republicans were dumbfounded and amused when Ocazio-Cortez suddenly laid down the gauntlet that now threatens to remove and replace our very system of government and economy. Of course, Congressional Republicans stated the plan was dead on arrival and is not to be taken seriously. But they have done nothing to build opposition to it – instead they sit on their hands.
Meanwhile, in lock-step, progressive politicians are lining up behind the plan to drastically change the American system away from free markets, private property, and individual choice to top-down dictates by those who claim we have an environmental emergency that calls for drastic action using policies that have proven disastrous wherever and whenever tried.
The newly Democrat-controlled state legislature of Virginia has been a major news story this year, primarily for its direct attacks on gun ownership. But much more is happening especially through environmental legislation, right out of the Green New Deal.
Claiming a climate crisis, the Virginia Democrat leadership has passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act. The purpose is to end the use of fossil fuels in the state. That would require perhaps as many as 850 massive wind turbines off the coastlines of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Science has proved that these turbines don’t work. So, residents of Virginia need to prepare for massive energy shortages and possible energy curfews — affecting quality of life, jobs, and manufacturing.
California has passed legislation calling for the end of fossil fuel use and complete conversion to wind and solar energy within the next ten years. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared that the city would abandon plans to rebuild three natural gas power plants despite concerns that the city could face acute power shortages as a result. “This is the Green New Deal…not a concept, not in the future, but now,” Garcetti said. To provide even the minimal energy the state needs would require thousands of acres for the turbines and solar panels, destroying farmland and open space, as wildlife is destroyed.
New York City Mayor William DeBlasio has introduced his own version of the Green New Deal in a bundle of ten bills designed to meet massive reduction of energy use, as required in the UN’s Paris Climate Change Agreement. And, as detailed in the GND, the deBlasio plans calls for eliminating one million cars from the road. Already, using the pandemic, New York is closing down many streets, banning cars, and forcing pedestrian traffic.
So it goes, city by city, state by state, GND plans to replace America’s power supply with some windmills and blind hope for the best.
Meanwhile, we are witnessing a complete transformation of our cities as city councils and county commissions rush to create Smart Growth communities using massive high-rise buildings designed to eliminate the need for personal transportation. Instead, federal grant programs are pushing plans for light rail trains, trolleys, and bike lanes. The plan is for us all to walk or ride such transportation to work and shopping, thereby reducing the global warming threat, as called for in the Green New Deal.
As the Smart Growth high-rise buildings begin to tower over the cities, a new movement has begun to eliminate single-family neighborhoods. City governments, such as Minneapolis, have declared that zoning for single-family neighborhoods is racist as folks who live in these homes are self-segregating themselves from people they don’t want to live next to.
Their solution is to eliminate such zoning and allow the building of “affordable” apartment buildings in those neighborhoods. In other words, government housing that will have a severe impact on the home value and equity that was to create personal wealth for the owners. Oregon, using the excuse of a housing crisis, has become the first state to fully ban protections for single-family homes.
Meanwhile, as the attack grows on private homes, much of the high-rise pack and stack Smart Growth buildings are rental properties. The attack on landlords has begun as city governments accuse these property owners of charging too much for rent. Of course, the landlords are under siege from ever-increasing taxes and regulations. So they raise rents. Not fair, say the Green New Dealers. Thus, more communities are forcing rent controls on the landlords. Baltimore, Maryland says landlords should not be allowed to even ask prospective tenants if they can afford the rent. That, too, is racist.
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