A tweet from Congresswoman AOC:
Climate Equity means:
🚰 When we talk water, we discuss Flint
💨 When we talk air, we discuss BX asthma
⛑ When we talk coal, we fight for miners’ pensions
🤲🏽 When we talk abt just transitions, we honor Native people
👩🏼🏭 When we talk economics, we center working people & families https://t.co/rZQsj1EDKk
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 29, 2019
I had to look up “Just Transition.”
From the Climate Justice Alliance:
Just Transition is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes, and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. This means approaching production and consumption cycles holistically and waste-free. The transition itself must be just and equitable; redressing past harms and creating new relationships of power for the future through reparations. If the process of transition is not just, the outcome will never be. Just Transition describes both where we are going and how we get there.
We must build visionary economy that is very different than the one we now are in. This requires stopping the bad while at the same time as building the new. We must change the rules to redistribute resources and power to local communities. Just transition initiatives are shifting from dirty energy to energy democracy, from funding highways to expanding public transit, from incinerators and landfills to zero waste, from industrial food systems to food sovereignty, from gentrification to community land rights, from military violence to peaceful resolution, and from rampant destructive development to ecosystem restoration. Core to a just transition is deep democracy in which workers and communities have control over the decisions that affect their daily lives.
Some of that sounds like eco-babble. If we dig into it a little more it seems like it is going to incorporate a lot of technology for recycling and improving efficiency.
I have no idea what that has specifically to do with “honor[ing] Native people.”
After centuries of global plunder, the profit-driven industrial economy rooted in patriarchy and white supremacy is severely undermining the life support systems of the planet. Transition is inevitable. Justice is not.
To liberate the soil and to liberate our souls we must decolonize our imaginations, remember our way forward and divorce ourselves from the comforts of empire. We must trust that deep in our cultures and ancestries is the diverse wisdom we need to navigate our way towards a world where we live in just relationships with each other and with the earth.
Oh… I forgot.
Progressives are viciously racist.
This is all about the idea of the Noble Savage and that Native people are magically more in-tune with Mother Earth or something because they used every part of the buffalo.
I get it now.
This is a policy of Progressives afflicted with White Savior Syndrome employing weapons-grade patronizing racism assuming Natives Americas are magic.
It’s kind of fascinating to see in real-time how awful these people are while they believe that they are so good.
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Yeah, that ‘talk’ AOC had Friday with MommaBearSpeakerNan-nan where it was hoped she got the law laid down to SitTheFuckDown and ShutTheFuckUp like a good little backbencher?
Yesterday I read, I forget where, a writer opined that anything NanNan said would go in one ear and out the other of AOC, and he was right.
These people are insane.
During the 1930s, the peasant farmers of the Ukraine were “justly transitioned” from the living to the dead. I’m pretty sure that’s what she means.
“food sovereignty”? The most ‘progressive’ states/cities have the highest restrictions on food production/distribution. Just try turning your front yard into a vegetable garden or attempt to purchase/sell raw milk. See how fast you get a ticket/fined.
When we talk water, we discuss Flint
But not how Flint has been run by a solid line of Democrats for decades, and the completely-preventable disaster is of their own making and negligence.
When we talk air, we discuss BX asthma
But not, again, how the Bronx has been run by a solid line of Democrats for decades, or how those flyover rubes in (Republican-run) Middle America states have clean air and water.
When we talk coal, we fight for miners’ pensions
Translation: “When we talk miners’ pensions, we fight for government-run welfare and healthcare replacing working incomes, after that same government shut down a whole industry and displaced and impoverished every person therein.” (Said no Democrat, ever, because it’s a little too close to truth.)
When we talk abt just transitions, we honor Native people
J.Kb already took this one apart. I have nothing to add. 🙂
When we talk economics, we center working people & families
But not how Democrat economic policies stifle and strangle SMB (small-to-medium business) opportunities with onerous and burdensome regulations and taxes, punish innovation and growth, and kill millions of good-paying jobs with which those “working people & families” could have supported themselves and been productive, but now are forced to rely on government largess for their basic (almost inhumanely basic) survival.
There, fixed it for her. 😉
All major cities have asthma issues because all the exhaust from the vehicles and heavy equipment, dust from buildings, crap from low flying airplanes in and out of airports, pigeons and rats, ground up garbage, etc. from a million or more people living in a few square miles fills the air.
Go out into the country where the air is fresh and that all goes away.
You can’t get rid of asthma and have an urban area, it’s impossible.
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