What Does the New Green Deal Mean For Black People?
Junious Ricardo Stanton
“Yet, environmental racism is real and despite the disproportionate impact of pollution and climate crisis on Black people in the United States, the introduction of the Green New Deal presents a key question: Where does the Black political establishment stand on the Green New Deal? It doesn’t go unnoticed that there are no Black Members of Congress who are leading the push for it, even though they represent some of the most pollution-impacted and climate crisis-hit districts in the nation ” What Does The Green New Deal Mean for Black People- David Love https://thebenote.substack.com/p/what-does-the-green-new-deal-mean
Last week I reiterated my warning against the World Economic Forum’s Great Economic Reset. Here is what a WEF news release is saying about the Great Reset, “‘The Great Reset’ will be the theme of a unique twin summit to be convened by the World Economic Forum in January 2021. The 51st World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will bring together global leaders from government, business and civil society, and stakeholders from around the world in a unique configuration that includes both in-person and virtual dialogues. ‘We only have one planet and we know that climate change could be the next global disaster with even more dramatic consequences for humankind. We have to decarbonize the economy in the short window still remaining and bring our thinking and behaviour once more into harmony with nature,’ said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.” Adrian Monck Public Engagement World Economic Forum https://www.weforum.org/press/2020/06/the-great-reset-a-unique-twin-summit-to-begin-2021/
That sounds mighty nice and humanitarian but you have to remember the WEF is made up of the super rich, multinational corporate executives, international bankers, politicians and media owners aka the .001%. These people own most of the world’s wealth! The fact is, while the WEF is talking about equity; equality and inclusion of non-traditional stakeholders in their Great Reset, none of those uber rich people are going to give their wealth away or set up systems that are equitable, fair and just!
Part of their reset rhetoric is about pushing environmental sustainability or a Green New Deal. What is their version of a Green New Deal? “The purpose of the “Great Reset” is to use the coronavirus pandemic as a justification—attendees repeatedly referred to it as an ‘opportunity’—to completely overhaul the entire global economy, including the U.S. economy, to make a more ‘equitable’ world and to fight climate change, which was on numerous occasions identified as the world’s next great “crisis.”
In an artical published on the World Economic Forum’s website, WEF founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab said ‘the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.’” Global Elites Announce “Great Reset” Plan- And It’s Even More Radical Than the Green New Deal by Justin Haskins https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/global-elites-announce-great-reset-planand-its-even-more-radical-than-the-green-new-deal
Sounds wonderful but the fact of the matter is the COVID crisis and the boneheaded lock down/medical martial law responses to it pushed by the WEF is responsible for the destruction of the US and Western economies. So what is their vision for this reset? How will the Great Reset and Green New Deal help us?
We also have to ask what the Rockefellers will have to say about doing away with fossil fuels since they own ExxonMobil, several other mega oil companies, petroleum based products and pharmaceuticals. Will their powerful .001% peers like the Koch family and Michael Bloomberg side with them? What do you think? How will having a Green Economy transform the current system of socio-economic inequality, injustice and address the wealth gap? How is the Green New Deal going to reverse the drift towards fascism?
Green New Deal proponents are not going to end fossil fuels or carbon emissions entirely. I fact many billionaires who make/made their money on fossil fuels and petrochemicals are funding the “green movement” Do you really think they are going to fund the very thing that puts them out of business?
Then there is the political side. The political reality is, this is not a bi-partisan issue and the Republicans will never support it especially since the fossil fuel, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries donate so much to their party.
Blacks are not well represented in labor unions, so how will we benefit from the jobs this technology will create even if it were enacted? Some unions are hoping the coal industry will be revived so how would that impact a Green New Deal and the environment? What about nuclear power?
I urge you to watch Michael Moore’s film Planet of the Humans (see it free here https://planetofthehumans.com) to see how the green movement and all their lofty promises have fallen far short of reality.