Betrayal: How American Youth Have Been Abandoned

Last week, a collection of Democrats introduced something they’ve dubbed the Green New Deal.  Sounding innocuous to those who have accepted the original “New Deal” of FDR, it was assumed that this legislation would merely provide some updates(as if the original wasn’t horrendous enough.)  Instead, it contains provisions that responsible adults would call “preposterous,” or “fanciful,” or even “maniacal.”  Despite this fact, many of the would-be Democrat contenders for the presidency in 2020 raced out to latch onto it, endorsing it explicitly, or at the very least, endorsing most or all of its alleged aims.  What’s most amazing to me is how thoroughly we have betrayed our youth by letting these sorts of things get so out of hand.  The “Green New Deal” isn’t flawed, or farcical, or foolish.  It is the ultimate expression of statism’s true goals.  If implemented, it would accomplish the one thing that the radical left has wanted to enact for more than a century, but it is also the one thing the American people have been too innocently naive to believe the left could truly want: It is the legislation that would make human life in the United States impossible to live, and its chief public advocates are our young.  None will suffer more for the attainment of this green nightmare, but having been thoroughly betrayed, they’re too foolishly naive to know it.

This set of fiendish notions isn’t a collection of naive ideas propagated by childish intellectual rejects.  This is a collection of ideas that has been intentionally crafted so as to appear too foolishly farcical to ever take seriously, but every word of it is what they actually intend. Every word. Its original version was so honest that on Friday, it had been withdrawn, to be replaced by a slightly watered-down version, but the truth is that if they ever achieve sufficient power to enact such a law, they will, and they will do it because they hate human life, they have been educated to hate America, and they intend to destroy it in order to punish Americans.

This is not a joke.  None of this is tongue-in-cheek.  These people hate you.  They’re so thoroughly hateful that they’re willing to commit suicide on a societal scale in order to punish you for the ills they believe exist.  The saddest part of this is that all the things they’ve been indoctrinated to believe in our public schools and universities is absolute nonsense.  We turned education over to the worst nut-jobs in academia two generations ago, and they have built a kingdom in which this kind of garbage is considered normal.  If you send your children to a public school, since at least 1980, after the creation of the Federal Department of Education, your children have been affected.  They’ve been exposed.  Unless you spent an hour or more deprogramming them faithfully every evening, or simply withdrew them from public schools, there’s no chance that they have avoided being propagandized to their own detriment to some extent.

If the Green New Deal is ridiculous, then the Frequently Asked Questions document that accompanied it is the height of villainy, although some will contend that it seems like a college prank. Here are both the documents, from the NPR page linked above, placed here for your convenience:

Among other things, this FAQ outlines more of their intentions, including “building on” FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” (effectively, the communist agenda for America), by guaranteeing the following:

  • A job with a family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security
  • High-quality education, including higher education and trade schools
  • Clean air and water and access to nature
  • Healthy food
  • High-quality health care
  • Safe, affordable, adequate housing
  • Economic environment free of monopolies
  • Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work

That’s right, you read it correctly: “for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”  According to Governor Palin’s website, one of the Democrats who introduced this garbage has taken down the FAQ due to the “unwilling” business. Too much honesty isn’t a good thing, if you’re a leftist.

We are already largely a socialistic country, despite President Trump’s recent assurances that the USA will avoid that fate.  We print money like a socialist country, we monetize our debts like a socialist country, and we provide ludicrous welfare benefits and commodities just like a socialist country.  In fact, the only things necessary to convert the USA to a complete communist slave-pit like the USSR would be to compel labor at the point of governments’ guns. You might contend that we still have freedom of movement. I would respond simply by pointing to the pair of documents linked above, wherein you will find that their intention is to completely eliminate air travel and 99% of privately-owned cars and trucks within a decade.  How’s your freedom of movement looking if that tidbit is implemented? You’re under surveillance every moment of your day.  Your smart-phones microphones are actively monitoring(and at times recording) whatever you do.  Your other “smart” devices are spying on you as well.  The companies that collect this data sell that data to others for the purpose of advertising, and they also sell it to government.  In many cases, government collects it directly, also.  What part of an infernal communistic slave-state doesn’t yet exist in America?  You are taxed on your labors to pay for the lack of labor on the part of others. You provide food, clothing, housing, commodities, utilities, transportation, and healthcare to people who cannot do so for themselves, but much more frequently, who are unwilling to do so themselves.

Our young have been propagandized into thinking this is normal, right, and proper.  They’ve been taught that it’s moral.

Our young people have been betrayed.  They haven’t been taught the difference between right and wrong in the way we were taught, so that the resulting  vacuum has drawn in an ethos that is in direct conflict with traditional American values.  They have been deprived, all too often, of the simple but necessary skill of critical thinking.  The list of things to be guaranteed by the “Green New Deal” are preposterous, of course, but they don’t generally see them as such; what is self-evident to you and I about the absurdity of guaranteeing “Clean air and water and access to nature” doesn’t strike them as unusual at all. They don’t see anything wrong with it because they’ve don’t know why nobody can guarantee any such thing. “Economic security for all…” is something they think they can mandate.  They don’t understand that no government on Earth can guarantee such a thing in the long run, which of course means they can’t guarantee it at all. Even the idea of “guaranteeing” a “high quality education” should be as dubious as anything else on the list, because as you and I are well aware, we can send students to all the best schools with all the best faculty but none of that can overcome the student’s unwillingness to learn.  Anybody who can permit themselves to believe this list of preposterous, foolish, and even undesirable “guarantees” hasn’t the ability to evaluate even the utility of any of this.

Ladies and gentlemen, we can laugh and mock the poor fools who believe this “Green New Deal,” but that misses the point. The fact that this foolishness is so wildly obnoxious to the entire body of human knowledge gained since the enlightenment makes no difference to a tribe of primitives who don’t know or care about the enlightenment in the first instance.  Far too many of our young have been left in a state of feral, atavistic savages, among whom logic and syllogisms have no meaning and no weight.  I have a hard time blaming them, knowing the sort of monsters to whom their minds have been too frequently entrusted.  What strikes me is that this had been described all too well five decades ago:

If men have grasped some faint glimmer of respect for individual rights in their private dealings with one another, that glimmer vanishes when they turn to public issues – and what leaps into the political arena is a caveman who can’t conceive of any reason why the tribe may not bash in the skull of any individual if it so desires. – The Objectivist Ethics in The Virtue of Selfishness – Ayn Rand

The situation in which we find our nation is far more dangerous than most dare whisper.  We have young people who have been preyed-upon by a statist fifth column that has converted them into the instrument of their own, and our own destruction.  The children who will bring us this “Green New Deal” are the tools, the instruments who will be made into a terrible weapon against us, just as was done in other places and times throughout history, particularly in the twentieth century.  This “Green New Deal” is evidence of our moral abandonment of them.  It’s our job to reclaim them if we can.  If we lose them permanently, we may well discover that we’ve likewise lost ourselves.