Collectivist Nationalism


Quite the kerfuffle surrounding Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” proposal. This link shows her pie-in-the-sky plan, as published by the representative herself, on her very own government website. The link came from an Internet archive because the plan was pulled from the government website not long after it was published. The very same plan, in FAQ form, was transmitted directly to media outlets, including NPR, by the representative’s staff.

Why is it important to point out that the plan was on Ocasio-Cortez’s dot-gov site and sent to media by her people? Because after the plan was read and deservedly criticized (and mocked) for quite a number of its outrageous proposals, Ocasio-Cortez’s people went on television or social media to blame Republicans or the amorphous “right” for allegedly taking her document, “doctoring” it to add controversial and ridiculous components, and then passing a trolled version off as belonging to Ocasio-Cortez. All this to cover for the plan’s writer(s) own naivete and incompetency.

To believe the spin, one would have to believe that an anonymous trolling Republican or right-winger was able to replace the original document with the “doctored” version on her government website and somehow also at the websites of news agencies to which they’d sent the FAQs.

In other words, anonymous Republican or right-wing trolls would have to have hacked Ocasio-Cortez’s publicly funded webpage! That’s federal property. Government resources. Wouldn’t that be a major crime? Wouldn’t that demand an FBI investigation? Isn’t it extremely serious if someone–whether a Republican, a right-winger, or (gasp!) maybe even a Russian–could access and change information on U.S. government websites?

Is this really what Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters expected us to believe?

The ploy to blame Republicans and gaslight the public is of a piece with a similar Democrat plan in which the Democrats blamed “the Russians” (in collusion with Donald Trump) for hacking the DNC server, when to all appearances, it was an inside job all along.

Mind you, each version of the plan–the one transmitted to the media as well as the one published on Ocasio-Cortez’s government website–contained some of the same controversial passages.

Economic security to (for) all who are unable or unwilling to work 

Fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes

The Green New Deal sets a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, at the end of this 10-year plan because we aren’t sure that we will be able to fully get rid of, for example, emissions from cows or air travel before then 

retrofit every building in America [mandatory?]

… the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible [and use what for energy?]

This provision goes farther than just calling for a ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure. Instead, it tackles all greenhouse gas emitting and pollution emitting sources in our economy and global trade. However, the more important driver to phasing out fossil fuel usage in the Green New Deal is the large-scale mobilization that will make new fossil fuel infrastructure or industries untenable.  The Green New Deal is a 10-year plan to reorient our entire economy to be pollution and greenhouse gas emissions free

This plan represents projects paid for by the government, mind you, not the private sector, which means, paid for by We the People, whether we want to pay for them or not.

“Economic security” for those “unwilling” to work was a bridge too far even for some college students previously eager to support Ocasio-Cortez’s “progressive” plan to save the environment from an imaginary but allegedly imminent global climate disaster ( aka, the “existential threat”).

The promise of “economic security” for those unwilling to work was presented as an extension of FDR’s “second bill of rights.”

What any of that has to do with the imaginary threat of man-caused climate change (aka global warming) is anyone’s guess; but socialists do whatever they can, use whatever excuse they can find, never letting a good crisis go to waste, in their never-ending battle to reorder society and run everybody else’s lives as they see fit, individual freedom notwithstanding and always, of course, with social justice busybody elites in the driver’s seat. In other words, they know better and so they will rule you.

Resembling “fundamentally transforming” the nation, as was promised by Barack Obama in 2008, Ocasio-Cortez echoes his words with a promise of “large-scale transformation of society” to be achieved via her plan that she claims is designed to deal with the “existential threat” of climate change.

But we know better, don’t we?

(Where, by the way, does the Constitution of the United States of America factor into her plans? Don’t bother her with pesky details. She has dreams to dream.)

We’ve seen this movie before. We’ve heard the refrain too many times from would-be socialist dictators who claim to know what’s best for us and who will use any excuse to impose their plan for a socialist utopia upon us, the free peoples of the United States of America.

Fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

The moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.

Another blank screen.

Another “exotic” whose “appeal comes not from the things [s]he says, but from who is saying them.”

Just like Obama, Ocasio-Cortez is, we are told, a rising star. This plan of “hers” isn’t hers. We’ve read its like before.

This isn’t even legislation; it’s only what it appears to be: A pie-in-the-sky wish list for a socialist who wants to fundamentally transform our nation by taking over the economy and reordering our society.

Collectivist nationalism.

Socialism.

Whatever.

We’ve seen it before and heard it before and rejected it before.

Zombie-like, socialism rises from the dead, over and over again. Ad nauseum.

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143 responses to “Collectivist Nationalism

  1. Daily Smollett, part two: The TRUTH COMES OUT. He’s being written out of the show, so he stages with fake hate crime with two black pals:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/breaking-jussie-smollett-staged-attack-because-his-character-was-being-written-out-of-show-empire/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/jussie-smollett-lied-hate-hoaxer-exposed-faked-attackers-were-black-men-from-nigeria-not-white-maga-supporters/

    Will 60 Minutes cancel their interview in which he doubles down on blaming white Trump supporters? Oh, Robin. What a shame fo yo.

    When will all white male MAGA-hat-wearing Trump supporters get an APOLOGY? Should all Trump supporters and all white males SUE Mr. Smollett?

    TMZ has NO BUSINESS doing any further “reporting” on this case. They’ve made enough money off the lies.

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  5. Since I firmly assert my Right to disagree with a black person & N O T
    be called a Racist, I feel justified in pointing out a couple of things.

    There are 2 problems with Her theory.
    1. Who is “black”?

    2. Whatever the amount, it will never be enough.
    You can’t stick one little pinky toe in these waters.

    On the first issue — who is actually “black”?
    Shall we use the Elizabeth Warren standard of 1/1024? Universal DNA testing would have more corrupt outcomes than a South Florida election.

    Shall we use the Rachel Dolezal standard of “identifying” as black?
    When freebies are at stake, a lot of identifying would be going on.
    Shall we just go with skin color? I don’t think so.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/blackonly_reparations_good_luck.html#ixzz5fe7fAjbZ
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    • As big of a question is: Who should pay reparations? Is it fair for everyone to have to pay, even though they themselves may descend from slaves or from people whose ancestors weren’t even here when slavery existed or from people whose ancestors never owned slaves? How will they sort out the tax dollars of African-Americans who descend from slaves, so that they themselves don’t have to pay reparations to themselves for slavery? What about African-Americans whose ancestors were slave holders themselves? imho, “affirmative action” over the past decades WAS the reparations and it’s time for THAT to end.

    • Another interesting question: Is there any precedent in U.S. law where someone can be awarded damages for something that happened to one’s ancestors and the damages are paid for by the descendants of the alleged perpetrator? If so, then I have a case. I am descended from a man who was murdered. Can I sue his descendants for damages? (My ancestors didn’t get any compensation or justice. The murderer didn’t even do time, although guilty beyond any doubt. This was over a hundred years ago. Things were different in the Wild West.)

      One could VERY EASILY argue that my ancestor’s wife, who was left destitute–no breadwinner and a houseful of kids–suffered because of the loss of her husband as did all the children and their children and their children, because when our ancestor was killed, before his time, all his potential, his opportunity for advancement, his chance at making a fortune, died with him. Is this any different from what blacks argue? That had their ancestors been able to grab the golden ring, or had they had bootstraps to pull themselves up by, then their descendants today would be better off?

  6. …..GREAT …..NEWS! ….. harris …is small beef… really small
    And now we see her jiving & getting down with Black radio hosts in a …. calculated > Michelle Obama-like imitation. < (By the way, her denials about
    the pot-smoking & listening to Snoop do not hold water when you watch the tape.)

    Say anything, do anything, & leave a long trail of phoniness.

    Somehow, in the Age of Trump, I suspect that this isn't what voters want. Harris may very well be seeing the little guys walking away from funding her, as her email claims, showing how hollow she is, her ambitions not matching her support.

    Maybe she can get what she wants from a Fat cat like George Soros. Like Willie Brown,<<<< he seems to have "a thing" for the ladies.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/somehow_the_little_guys_arent_ponying_up_for_kamala_harris.html#ixzz5feB0C16c
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    • What’s scary is that they say all these people jump in with no real intention to win and then the favorite comes in from behind to get the nomination. Somebody previously unannounced. Like, God forbid, Moo? She swore she won’t run, but how many times did we hear that same lie from Hillary?

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  8. With Amazon NYC ‘second HQ’ deal canceled, Ocasio-Cortez now officially is a huge problem for Dems

    Move over, Speaker Pelosi, & make room for New York governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio as Democrats waking up to the disaster the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is inflicting on the Democratic Party. She is no longer just a potential threat to their schemes and operating principles; she has taken a Wrecking Ball to them. Trust me: they desperately want to be rid of her, but, due to her media presence and popularity with the young and ignorant, cannot visibly stick the shiv in her back.

    So Nancy Pelosi’s ability to “cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding” (as her own daughter put it) will come in handy.

    A second clue: People tell me that Morning Joe on MSNBC — the deep state’s favorite TV show — spent a lot of time trashing Ocasio-Cortez.

    Move over, Speaker Pelosi, and make room for New York governor Andrew Cuomo & New York City mayor Bill de Blasio as Democrats waking up to the Disaster the Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is I N – Flicting on the Democratic Party. ….. so is SHE IS cute as a BUTTON ???? …YEP!!!

    She is no longer just a potential threat to their schemes & operating principles; she has taken a wrecking ball to them.

    Trust me: they desperately want to be rid of her, but, due to her media presence & popularity with the young & ignorant, cannot visibly stick the
    shiv in her back.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/with_amazon_nyc_second_hq_deal_cancelled_ocasio_cortez_now_officially_is_a_huge_problem_for_dems.html#ixzz5feE1iNN9
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    • I am AMUSED! 🙂

      But also sorry for all the people who WON’T be getting jobs, thanks to the capitalism-hating socialists in Congress. This is what they do: DESTROY people’s lives through their stupidity.

    • The word is they will quietly try to redistrict her out of existence.

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