“It is a fact that we can change human behaviors without much change to our lifestyle and we can save the future generations of our country and this world.”
—-Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, talking about the feasibility of the “Green New Deal.”
Right now the most interesting contest is between Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris for Most Outrageous Demagogue. Harris already has the “How far can I jam my foot down my throat” title, at least until the infinitely entertaining Joe Biden officially enters the race.
Re-engineering human beings is the domain of totalitarians, and her party is now so thoroughly entranced by totalitarian methods–control of the media, censorship of speech, defiance of elections, Big Lie propaganda—that Senator Harris may be getting careless and letting the mask drop.
This statement is also a lie and an alarmingly brazen one, which gives us a good idea of how the Green New Deal will be sold to the largely ignorant and gullible public. Read that FAQ document again and try to imagine how the objectives appearing there—not that they are much more realistic than Oz—wouldn’t involve “much change to our lifestyle.”
Now, to be fair, it is possible that Harris’s meaning wasn’t as ominous as it seems. People can change their behavior and habits: that’s what this blog is about. People got the message about littering in the late Fifties and early Sixties, for example. The culture us always evolving, and the culture causes people to adapt their behavior. The problem is that Harris didn’t say people can change, she said that “we” can change human behavior. That’s what Marx and Lenin thought. I don’t trust people who think like that, or who even lets statements like that out of their mouths without stopping and thinking, “Wait, what did I just say?”
Perusing the status of the Democratic field, I find myself wondering, “Why doesn’t this country produce responsible, qualified leaders any more?” I would love for such a leader to run against President Trump in 2020, but the current field (and how much larger can it get?) doesn’t contain a single one. The high profile Senators—Sanders, Warren, Harris and Booker— have zero executive experience among them, just a propensity to make absurd, dishonest or unrealistic statements. No wonder Joe Biden currently leads the polling, and I see no scenario where Biden both gets the nomination and enthusiastic support from the wild-eyed democratic base. After four years of anti-male, anti-white, pro-youth pronouncements from the Left and its allies, Democrats are going to rally behind an old white pol who likes to feel up young women in front of cameras? Impossible. Either Democrats will rig the nomination process (You know, like the last time) to make sure a woman or minority prevails, or it will hand the election to Trump, because the Obama/Hillary core won’t go the polls to choose between two white 70-year-old men.
But surely—surely—there are skilled, reasonable, articulate, persuasive, honest, ethical leaders in both parties who could be trusted to be a competent President.
Where the hell are they?