In his book “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution,” David Horowitz, a New Left movement founder in the 1960s, refers to a member of the radical Students for a Democratic Society who “once wrote, ‘The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.’ In other words the cause – whether inner city blacks or women – is never the real cause, but only an occasion to advance the real cause which is the accumulation of power to make the revolution.” Now apply that to the tussle over man’s impact on the climate and things become much clearer.
In the minds of the climate alarmists, the revolution looks like tearing down “the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.” Their objective is to force “major structural changes in economic growth and development,” and the “fight” against climate change “is just a part of it.”
That great revolutionary of the U.S. House, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, dreamed up a way to use the global warming scare through the Green New Deal, which was less of an environmental bill than a “how-do-you-change-the-entire economy thing.” In other words, a back door for more Marxist revolutionaries to enter.
It doesn’t matter that free-market capitalism is the only economic system in recorded history that has allowed the masses to escape from grinding poverty. All that matters to revolutionaries is the revolution.
Free-market capitalism isn’t the only target, though. The revolutionaries want to use climate control the world’s political systems so that they can dictate policies, not just those related to energy. They want full control. A decade ago, one “eminent” climate scientist demanded “revolutionary change to the political and economic hegemony.” Don’t think that the climate alarmists will be sated by the policy framework they demand. It’s merely a step, and a big one, in the long march to organize the world in the image of the political left.
No matter what the ideological fight or policy disagreement might be, everything is connected, it all overlaps, from climate to “anti-racism” to equity to social justice to cultural and societal upheaval to immigration to class warfare. When the left argues about taxes, government spending, health care, the American worker, transportation policy, education, government assistance, “our democracy,” we could go on, it’s all about stoking a revolution for, as Barack Obama said, “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board