Green New Deal is an excuse for control freak policies
Marc Morano, author of the book “Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal is Even Worse Than You Think,” told The Epoch Times’ “Crossroads” program that climate change-fighting policies proposed under the Green New Deal framework are part of a broader thrust to push the economy off its free market foundations and control “every aspect of your life.” He also predicted that, while the Biden administration has distanced itself from the Green New Deal, it is already looking to adopt related policies.
Morano argued that the Green New Deal framework, which took the form of a House resolution sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in 2019, is essentially a “domestic copy” of the United Nations Agenda 21 initiative, which has been superseded by Agenda 2030 (pdf).
“This is the idea that the United Nations came up with—and the progressive left—that the earth can’t be left with capitalism. Essentially, that capitalism and climate and environment are incompatible,” Morano said.
“Therefore, you need a host of centrally-planned bureaucrats empowered not just in environmental and climate decisions, but in every aspect of your life, to the size of your home to what appliances you use, to what cars you drive,” he said. Morano said there have been talks among proponents of the Green New Deal that range from abolishing private car ownership and the internal combustion engine, to shifting away from eating natural meat in favor of plant-based and lab-grown substitutes, as some environmentalists and scientists have proposed.
“It affects how you travel,” Morano said, adding, “we’re now being told that under a climate emergency, you can’t travel unless it’s morally justifiable.”
“It’s going to affect your thermostat, economics, socialization,” Morano said, adding that he believes that under the policies proposed under the Green New Deal, “every aspect of your life is going to be managed in order to benefit planet earth.”
During his presidential campaign, President Joe Biden denied backing the Green New Deal, saying instead that he has his own plan, which he said was different from the “radical Green New Deal.” Still, the Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice references the controversial legislative proposal as its underpinnings.
“Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face. It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan: (1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and (2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected,” says a description on Biden’s campaign website.
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The Green Movement is a danger to life as we know it. It would make the world a dreary place and cause many to question whether life is worth living. It is an excuse for totalitarian control of nearly every aspect of life.