One of the challenges facing conscientious Americans is reading the trendy and highly touted ‘Green New Deal’ manifesto, in its entirety. While keeping a straight face. What with the threat from farting cows; the demand for all-renewable energy sources within twelve years, necessitating, among other things, the end of air travel; the retro-fitting, on an as needed basis, of every building in the United States; on top of universal, government-run healthcare, free college, endless green jobs and guaranteed income for those unwilling to work (yes, you read that right) … it’s hard not to laugh.
But then, listening to the primary advocate for this Marxist gobble-dee-gook, the Democrats’ new wunderkind, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez … AOC, if you’re cool … one’s temples begin to throb. She advocates such unachievable tripe, with great enthusiasm, sincerity even, and assures us the trillions of dollars it would cost is nothing to worry about, that it will … you ready? … pay for itself.
Allow me to rain on AOC’s parade. Wiping out entire industries, such as coal, oil and natural gas, and air travel, would bring calamitous economic disruption, and, of course, the loss of untold thousands of jobs. That sort of thing does not pay for itself.
AOC is how old? Almost thirty? And has been in Congress, what, about a month? Did she not hop, skip and jump from bartender to congresswoman? Yet, her burgeoning influence within the Democrat party, indeed among the entirety of the Liberal Media Complex, is so profound as to engender a new cultural icon … the ‘Dumb Brunette.’ And the establishment Left gathers around, as though looking up to her, enrapt.
How can this be … one may ask.
Democrats and their allies in the Liberal Media Complex are desperate for someone … anyone! … to counter the trajectory of President Trump. The establishment Left remembers how attractive and photogenic Marilyn Monroe, err, Barack Obama was, and how salable that made him to American voters. They hope to work the bamboozle once again, like Hollywood studio brass, grooming the Dumb Brunette.