Incoming Greens leader Adam Bandt has warned Australians that one of his top priorities will be to end the era of cheap energy the nation has enjoyed since the Industrial Revolution, and which has made the wealth of the modern era possible.
Mr Bandt made the controversial statement to media on Tuesday.
Big business that makes its money by killing people and endangering people’s safety should be worried. If you are a coal company or a gas company or an oil company then our message to you is very simple. Your business model is unsustainable, your business model is predicated on threatening human life, and [you] have to go.Mr Bandt then made it clear that the murders being carried out by energy corporations in Australia are being done through the mechanism of global warming. He called the Morrison government a “criminal government” which is burning the future.
He acknowledges his message is targeted primarily at 16 and 17-year-olds, who will be eligible to vote at the next election.
THE GREEN NEW DEAL
The Green New Deal that Mr Bandt is advocating for requires nationalisation of all energy production and consumption in the economy and its regulation by a government bureaucracy.
The Green New Deal Resolution presented by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Edward Markey in 2019 pushes for the transition to 100% zero carbon energy sources.
It also demands a tax on carbon emissions and implementing a “social cost of carbon” mechanism for government to judge the climate impacts of each metric tonne of carbon emitted.
This legislation also asserts that, as poor people are more affected by global warming, radical socialist policies are justified in order to make society more equal.
The policies stretch from housing to access to nature for the underprivileged as well as the elimination of carbon-based energy from agricultural production.
It also has strong ties with the Modern Monetary Theory movement, a radical macroeconomic theory which advocates for massive increases in government spending and subsequent tax hikes and debt issuance when these create inflation.
JUST ANOTHER MARXIST
The theory has strong support among neo-Marxist academics in response to the neo-liberal policies of recent decades which have enriched the billionaire class at the expense of the asset-poor.
It is unclear, however, how MMT proponents would prevent currency inflation from their radical policy also destroying the wealth of younger workers, who lack real assets, carry the greatest tax burden and rely on currency maintaining its value for their standard of living.
Mr Bandt would likely dismiss such considerations as details and say that they are justified given the higher good he is pursuing.
This has been the standard approach of Marxists since the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Not surprisingly, Mr Bandt completed his thesis on how Marxist theory applies to the world of today back in 2008.
Despite wanting to send Australia back to the Middle Ages, Mr Bandt isn’t concerned about the 1.4 billion Chinese whose nation already produces more than twice as much electricity from coal as the United States does.
Is it because Marxists are already in charge over there, Adam? Or is it just more of the toxic anti-White racism that drives the Green Left.
To quote Greta Thunberg, the Queen of Climate Change:
“…the climate crisis is not just about the environment. It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fuelled it. We need to dismantle them all.”
In case you haven’t attended a university lately, those are all code words for racist anti-White hatred. That’s because it is assumed that only White countries invade their neighbours, oppress other people or have male dominated political systems.
Is that why Climate Change activists give China and India a free pass to produce so much of the World’s CO2 emissions? Is it simply because they are not White?
Is the real agenda behind this Climate Activism, to cripple White countries whilst empowering non-White countries like China?
Even if that isn’t their intention, it will be the result.
The current interest of Chinese people in endangered animals seems to be mostly medicinal or culinary. Their political system is a female free zone and their outlook is one of intense ethno-nationalism.
Democracy, human rights and justice are hated Western concepts from hated Western liberals.
Yet he irony of handing World hegemonic power to a nation in this stage of development, in order to “heal the world and its environment,” seems to be completely lost on lunatics like Adam Bandt.
Originally published at The XYZ.