A how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing

Via Instapundit. What you already knew and what no amount of evidence will convince the gulls on the left how true this is. We are continuously menaced by utter fools led by unscrupulous rogues.

The Washington Post have a glowing profile of Saikat Chakrabarti, AOC’s chief of staff, and the author of her infamous Green New Deal rollout in February, with a curious, and not at all unexpected admission. Just look for the “unexpected” below.

On a Wednesday morning in late May, emissaries of two of the strongest political voices on climate change convened at a coffee shop a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), was there to meet Sam Ricketts, climate director for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), who is running for president almost exclusively on a platform of combating global warming. A newly released plank of Inslee’s climate change agenda had caught the attention of Chakrabarti and his boss, who had tweeted that Inslee’s “climate plan is the most serious + comprehensive one to address our crisis in the 2020 field.” Pleased by the positive reception from the demanding Green New Deal wing of the climate struggle, Ricketts had set up this meeting with Chakrabarti to establish a personal connection and share approaches to climate advocacy.

“Congrats on the rollout,” Chakrabarti told him as they sat down. “That was pretty great.”

“Thank you again for the kudos you guys offered,” said Ricketts. “We wanted to be pace-setting for the field, and I think we’re there now. … I want to ask you for input … in addition to hearing what you guys are working on.”

Chakrabarti had an unexpected disclosure. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

As conservative national security commentator John Noonan tweets in response, “One of the central tenets of Climate Change skepticism is that the threat is exaggerated to achieve political ends that are divorced from environmental health. Here’s an outward admission that the issue is used as a stalking horse for ambitious economic restructuring.”

As in the Venezuelan New Deal for America and everywhere else.

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39 Responses to A how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing

  1. Percy Popinjay

    Catastrophic human induced climate change has always been a fig leaf for the forced introduction of global collectivism. It’s no coincidence that the entire preposterous sham began to gather momentum around the time of the collapse of the soviet union.

  2. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Yep

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-11/scientists-finland-japan-man-made-climate-change-doesnt-exist-practice

    “During the last hundred years the temperature increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C”, the Finnish researchers bluntly state in one among a series of papers.

  3. John Clark

    Always the agenda. Here it is, straight from the asses mouth:

    .

  4. Rex Mango

    I love the way suddenly plastics have merged into the climate scare. David Attenborough was banging on about both the other day. Fair enough you’re convinced CO2 will kill us, but you can’t then just toss in plastic problems as a daily double. That is not a scientific approach at all and the lack of logic exposes the con.

  5. cohenite

    Big deal; the UN admitted it was all about spreading socialism and defeating capitalism years ago:

    https://dailycaller.com/2015/02/05/climate-chief-world-economy/

    There is NO evidence to support the idea human emissions of CO2 are disrupting the climate. None.

  6. Mother Lode

    Didn’t that squawking flock of protesters in Brisbane the other day have banners demanding (they only demand – it is incomprehensible to them that they may not be entitled to everything they want) a Green New Deal.

    Our lefties are so appallingly mediocre they must constantly source their ideas from overseas. These intellectual plagiarists expect us fall on our faces in awe their unrivalled genius.

  7. BoyfromTottenham

    To aplogies to Lenin, they want to bring about the ‘dictatorship of the climatariat’. Lenin had to use Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto of 1848 as a playbook. Try reading it substituting ‘proletariate’ for ‘climatariat’.

  8. Lee

    Even many of those who are not great AGW believers or lefties are in on the scam for the money they can soak from taxpayers.
    This includes banks, which are making an absolute fortune out of it, courtesy of Joe and Josephine Citizen.
    There is no doubt that “climate change” is being used as a stalking horse for socialism – or worse.

  9. I_am_not_a_robot

    Saikat Chakrabarti says the GND is the solution to the utter squalor he encountered in the streets of San Francisco where politics have been dominated by Democrats and Greens for forty years.
    He thinks candidate Jay Inslee’s ‘Climate Mission’ doesn’t go “big enough”, maybe he’s a Republican Party mole.

  10. Nicholas (Unlicenced Joker) Gray

    I’m surprised that China doesn’t embrace the UN posture. They call their system ‘Socialist’, and the UN calls for tough-love government- China can supply the tough part!

  11. mem

    China is making a mozza out of manufacturing wind turbines and solar panels using coal fired electricity and shipping them to the western nations that have sucked up the alarmist propaganda. Why would China want to stop the scam. It has never held to anything the UN dictates and has responded with double speak commitments. Only stupid politicians and fellow travelers would think otherwise.

  12. J.H.

    Anyway, what’s wrong with Socialism and its sister Communism….. aside from the mass graves, state sanctioned violence, starvation, political repression and the gulags?

  13. Mark M

    The news banner at the foot of sky news tonight on the GC reads, ” Police warn Brisbane commuters not to abuse climate protesters.”

    So, the repeat-offender lawbreakers can walk down the street with signs calling me a denier, or yell it out, but, if I yell out – anything? I will be arrested, or fined?

    Sharpen the pitchforks, light the torches, the time has come to fight.

  14. Nob

    Are you allowed to boo them?

  15. tgs

    I have worked with political staffers and they are often complete kooks. Yeah AOC is retarded and I bet her “COS” (how many staff does a freshman congressman have/deserve..?) But is this proof that the global warming movement is a socialist conspiracy?
    Never ascribe to malice what you can to incompetence.

  16. Ironbark

    I cannot, for the life of me, see how this shit can end in any other way, but violence and bloodshed.

  17. bollux

    Let’s hope Frydenberg doesn’t hear about this.

  18. tgs

    Not that I’m not saying a bunch are of that persuasion, I’m just not sold on the overarching coordination that this post implies.

    Virtue signaling and group mentality explains most for me.

  19. tgs

    Ironbark
    #3105665, posted on July 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Are you for real?

  20. Rafe Champion

    If enough people are on the same page you don’t need overarching coordination.

    Still a bit of high level influence never goes astray if you have grand designs, see the record of Maurice Strong.

    There is also Agenda 21, Updated.

  21. tgs

    If enough people are on the same page you don’t need overarching coordination.

    Agree.

  22. Ironbark

    tgs
    #3105672, posted on July 12, 2019 at 9:09 pm
    Ironbark

    Are you for real?

    With regard to the OP, yes I am for real.

    It’s not hard to see the GND for what it is.

    Socialism leads to violence and bloodshed.

  23. tgs

    Ok yeah I think that might be where our thoughts diverge.

    I agree AOC is a socialist and uses climate change as a cover to influence the US body politic in a socialist way.

    I bet her COS is even looker than her (if possible).

    I just dont view the global climate change movement as a coordinated conspiracy – happy to change my view though if you have the evidence. 🙂

  24. Tgs

    Final post – not to say I believe in ghg theory, I just dont belive there is an overarching conspiracy that is implementing it. I think it is the result of a chaotic system where there are trillions upon trillions of interactions between people in their lives, jobs/corporations, social circles, etc where it is on avg easier to say you believe in ghg theory than not. After a few decades that adds up in a societal level. It’s not planned it’s just dumb.

    I dunno I’m probably wrong as most are. I just need more evidence for the top down conspiracy you seem to I gettin at.

  25. Spall

    Was Chakrabarti wearing his green Chandra Bose T-shirt When he made blurted this out?

  26. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Google Maurice Strong, tgs.

    The GHG effect is real. It is very small, so much that it isn’t a threat to us at all.

    As for conspiracy, no, not an overt one. There are definitely incentives to create a system that is anti-individual though, to profit from the scaremongering.

  27. tgs

    There are definitely incentives to create a system that is anti-individual though, to profit from the scaremongering.

    Agree!

  28. Mark M

    tgs.

    Perhaps this link might be of help:

    Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14 November 2010

    http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/startseite/klimapolitik-verteilt-das-weltvermoegen-neu-1.8373227

    Translation:

    Ottmar Edenhofer, a German economist and co-chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group III:

    “But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by

    climate policy.

    One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy.

    This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.”

    – Using google translate, from link, copy/paste this paragraph:

    “Zunächst mal haben wir Industrieländer die Atmosphäre der Weltgemeinschaft quasi enteignet. Aber man muss klar sagen: Wir verteilen durch die Klimapolitik de facto das Weltvermögen um. Dass die Besitzer von Kohle und Öl davon nicht begeistert sind, liegt auf der Hand. Man muss sich von der Illusion freimachen, dass internationale Klimapolitik Umweltpolitik ist. Das hat mit Umweltpolitik, mit Problemen wie Waldsterben oder Ozonloch, fast nichts mehr zu tun.”

    >> Straight from the horse’s mouth.

  29. Iampeter

    What you already knew and what no amount of evidence will convince the gulls on the left how true this is. We are continuously menaced by utter fools led by unscrupulous rogues.

    Oh, you mean like those who believe we need to regulate trade?
    Or, censor tech companies in the name of free speech, because you don’t know the difference?
    Or, regulate who gets to live where?

    I guess it’s a good thing that AOC is proposing the Green New Deal, not Trump, otherwise this post and responses would be praising this policy instead of condemning it.

    Here’s a question for the brilliant minds that post here: if you already support central planning, on what grounds do you then oppose central planning?

  30. Up The Workers!

    Leftardism means always behaving as though stupidity is a virtue.

  31. Mark M

    Many impressionable and sensitive sea sponges continue to hold up traffic in Brisbane …

    ‘Go get a job!’ Arrogant climate change protesters hand out vegan biscuits to frustrated drivers stopped from getting to work (and on with their lives) by their peak-hour protest

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7234745/Climate-change-protesters-hand-vegan-biscuits-drivers-block-Brisbanes-CBD-traffic.html

    Motorists were less than impressed with the planned protest, stepping out of their cars to hurl abuse or beeping their horns.

    One motorist was heard shouting at police ‘why don’t you arrest them?’, according to the Courier Mail.

    ‘Why don’t they just get a f***ing job?’ questioned another fed-up commuter, only to be handed a vegan biscuit in response.

    >> Ocasio-Cortez: I Was Joking About The World Ending In 12 Years, And You’re An Idiot If You Believed Me

    ” …you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/47098/ocasio-cortez-i-was-joking-about-world-ending-12-amanda-prestigiacomo

  32. Paul

    “One of the central tenets of Climate Change skepticism is that the threat is exaggerated to achieve political ends that are divorced from environmental health. Here’s an outward admission that the issue is used as a stalking horse for ambitious economic restructuring.”

    IOW, never let a good crisis go to waste.

  33. Up The Workers!

    The Leftards have big ambitions for their tiny brains.

    They want to sustainably change global climate to stop us all from being incinerated in dry waterless deserts and halt the allegedly rising sea levels which are apparently going to drown us any minute now; by taxing us to unsustainably prohibitive levels.

    Conservatives should be no less ambitious.

    We should strive for the utter elimination of the likes of the Fat Al Bores, Ravendra Pachauris, Jeremy Corbyns, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Occasionally Coherents, Sarah Halfwit-Bungs, Bob Browns and other scientifically illiterate air-heads, carpet baggers, fraudsters, religious cranks and dingbats out of politics and governance.

    Round up all the fact-phobic Lefty idiots and put them in a room somewhere where they can stand around in a circle and cool the air dramatically by extortionately taxing one another to higher and higher levels.

    With no conservatives, facts or mere science to get in their way, they’ll achieve their goals in no time (the science is settled), leaving the rest of us to get on with a life based on facts, science, logic and an utter absence of gillarding.

  34. John A

    tgs #3105661, posted on July 12, 2019, at 9:00 pm

    I have worked with political staffers and they are often complete kooks. Yeah AOC is retarded and I bet her “COS” (how many staff does a freshman congressman have/deserve..?) But is this proof that the global warming movement is a socialist conspiracy?
    Never ascribe to malice what you can to incompetence.

    As others have reported, yes there is strong evidence that global warming/climate change is a socialist conspiracy. The book-length answer is found in Rupert Darwall’s two (reported here some time ago and I have bought them both):
    Green Tyranny and
    The Age of Global Warming: A History

    Links at Amazon for convenience, available from multiple sources.

  35. John A

    Oh, and further to your Napoleonic quote:

    Malice working behind incompetence was labelled by Stalin as “Employing Useful Idiots” I believe.

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