Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey’s Green New Deal is being unveiled today. https://www.vox.com/2019/2/7/18215290/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ed-markey-green-new-deal
Democrats appear poised to take a page out of FDR’s New Deal promotional tactics with a media blitz of their own, pushing a “Green New Deal.” Sorry, no fireside chats. There will be an impressive electronic/digital media blitz. Soon we will all hear the story. It has been playing nonstop for a while now. The trick is to gain consent. By hook or by crook commoners will be taught to sing a single chorus line in harmony – all from the same green-energy/climate-change hymnal.
Is it time for a real shift toward conservation and protection of nature? Or are we – most of us passively – sitting on the sidelines, witnessing yet another clever ploy to coopt “the left” and once again, save capitalism and the two-party system (how many times is this now?) from recurring fatal flaws: Greed, wage and wealth inequality (slavery) and ecological destruction. In order to fully understand the implications of the Green New Deal, one must be familiar with the New Deal. We only think we know what happened in the 1930s.Continue reading “Can Uber-Marketing False “Green Awareness” Save Capitalism?”