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US Green Party’s Marxist Agenda

May 2, 2020

By Paul Homewood

 

 

Don’t ask!! But I’m on the mailing list for the US Green Party.

This is their May Day newsletter:

 

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We hope you had a Happy May Day and took a moment commemorate the international struggle for workers’ rights, equity and justice. This year, we greeted May Day at a critical juncture in that struggle.

This COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the brutal disregard our economic and political systems have for workers’ well-being. Frontline workers are told to go without proper safety equipment, others have been forced out of work entirely and left to fend for themselves, giant corporations have been gifted enormous transfers of wealth and now our communities are bracing for brutal cutbacks to public goods and services at the moment we need them most.

COVID-19 presents only a fraction of what’s to come as the climate emergency escalates. Our hyper-capitalist plutocracy, led by the two parties of War and Wall Street, has flunked this test. Miserably.

To defend ourselves against "Shock Doctrine"-style exploitation of this immediate crisis and to win the Eco-Socialist Green New Deal necessary for averting the crises ahead, we must join together now in strategic, networked collective action to shut this system down. We are fighting for our lives.

It is not yet safe for physical gatherings but there is still much that a People’s Strike can accomplish to support the demands of frontline workers and prepare our communities for the time when we all can — and must — assemble in the streets, city halls and state legislature buildings as necessary to demand a People’s Bailout and immediate implementation of a Green New Deal.

Sign the People’s Strike pledge today and receive updates about organizer trainings, announcements and more information as this wave of strikes and other mass, collective actions develops over the coming weeks.

Michael O’Neil, GreenLine Editor and Green Party Communications Manager

https://www.gp.org/greenline_may_day_edition

A reminder, if one was needed, that environmentalism has very little to do with the green agenda.

13 Comments
  1. Curious George permalink
    May 2, 2020 6:35 pm

    Please add a green hammer and a green sickle.

    • Gamecock permalink
      May 3, 2020 1:20 am

      Yes. It reads like a communist manifesto. They say nothing of the environment or nature.

      “Workers of the world unite!” is not a green message.

  2. Broadlands permalink
    May 2, 2020 6:42 pm

    “COVID-19 presents only a fraction of what’s to come as the climate emergency escalates.”

    The green agenda just doesn’t seem to get it. To realize that the corona virus has shown them very clearly that any attempts to rapidly lower carbon fuel emissions in world-wide transportation (before or after a health pandemic) will still create major social and economic havoc. They cannot expect a different result just because ‘hard working’ people are back at work…trying to implement a Green New Deal.

  3. MrGrimNasty permalink
    May 2, 2020 7:01 pm

    I’ve got a headache now, it reads like shouty unhinged hate.

  4. dennisambler permalink
    May 2, 2020 11:03 pm

    Oz journalist Tony Thomas has a piece about XR at Quadrant Online
    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2020/04/the-most-disgusting-climate-cult-of-all/

    ABC print ran a puff piece for XR last October, at the tail-end quoting Stuart Basden, one of XR’s 15 co-founders, that “climate” is just a pretext for XR’s societal overhaul. Basden’s goal is to overturn white supremacy, the patriarchy, Eurocentrism, hetero-normativity and “class hierarchy”. Basden says:

    “So Extinction Rebellion isn’t about the climate. It’s not even about ‘climate justice’, although that is also important. If we only talk about the climate, we’re missing the deeper problems plaguing our culture. And if we don’t excise the cause of the infection, we can never hope to heal from it.

    This article is … a call to the XR community to never say we’re a climate movement. Because we’re not. We’re a Rebellion. And we’re rebelling to highlight and heal from the insanity that is leading to our extinction. Now tell the truth and act like it.”

  5. dfhunter permalink
    May 2, 2020 11:17 pm

    FROM YOUR LINK –
    “To defend ourselves against “Shock Doctrine”-style exploitation of this immediate crisis and to win the Eco-Socialist Green New Deal to avert the crises ahead, we must join together now in strategic, networked collective action to shut this system down. We are fighting for our lives.”

    Wonder what we can do to help this noble cause?

    “Shared Demands (From PeoplesStrike.org)” – to many to list, but (money grows on trees list again).

    then “On The First of Every Month, I Pledge”:
    No Work, Walk out, sick out, sit down, slow down, work to rule (follow all the rules to the letter; safe work or no work), wildcats occupations. Hold a meeting of your co-workers. Hold a moment of silence. Stop work however we can. Wear RED to show solidarity…”

    just the helpful advice we need at this time.

  6. Vernon E permalink
    May 3, 2020 8:56 am

    A bit off topic but here goes. I have been considering COVID 19 through the methodology of chemical (and nuclear) engineering. This Friday there were about 6000 new cases in England (up a bit from earlier in the week). With about sixty million people in England that means that I have a one in one thousand chance of being one of those who contracted it – or, in risk terminology, a ten to the minus three risk (disregarding demographic and environmental bias). This is bad – a very high risk. In evaluating new (or existing) potentially hazardous developments the assessed risk to the public target is generally taken to be ten to the minus six – one in a million. Therefore, until the new cases per day falls to single figures I must consider myself “at risk” and continue to be cautious. Sadly the Government has taken down its website giving regional statistics but based on earlier data I think Oxfordshire (where I live) would be about half the national average. I mention nuclear above because this science was developed by the Atomic Energy Authority in the 1970s. It was applied retrospectively to the LNG terminal at Canvey Island and the assessed risk was so high that the facility was shut down almost immediately – the public were never told though.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      May 3, 2020 9:40 am

      I still don’t personally know anyone that has had or who knows anyone that has had CV19, let alone died of it. Now this may be pure chance in my case, but a survey on a local site a couple of weeks ago had 81% in the same boat.

      It’s hard to know what to think.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      May 3, 2020 11:36 am

      You can search for cases by postcode which will then show you a general area. In my part of the Surrey the number is 4 confirmed cases. But then there are lots of questions about the recording of deaths especially since many are nosocomial. Where do you record the death of a patient going in with one problem then dying of the virus in our infected hospitals?

    • bobn permalink
      May 3, 2020 1:16 pm

      Hi Vernon, im also in Oxon. We need to organise a meeting of ‘nalopkt’ sensible thinkers when this nonsense is over. The measure of risk calcs may have started in the military, as it was being used in the RAF in the 1950s and perhaps earlier. When i was flying we calculated measures such as safe distances from your own exploding bombs. in peacetime we would fly to 1 in million risk and sometimes 1 in 100,000. in war we could drop to 1 in 10,000. Of course the biggest risk was/is always human error. A Tornado that was destroyed (crew lost) in gulf war 1991 due to its own bombs exploding prematurely, was due to calculating the wrong fuse settings – bombs worked as programmed.
      I’m happily going to work and meeting others at this time as I feel the risks are less than 1 in 100,000. Thats acceptable. We dont ban driving because there will always be deaths on the road. We accept a reasonable risk – thats how they set speed limits.

  7. MrGrimNasty permalink
    May 3, 2020 9:05 am

    Being really concerned for the environment, not using it as a pretext for political manipulation, I know there’s a fair few people interested in plants, gardening etc. read this.

    So it was sad to be reminded by the segment on the Gladioli hunters on Gardeners World last night what happened shortly after.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5469387/ISIS-trio-planned-kill-infidel-British-couple-South-Africa.html

    Their genuine knowledge and love of nature was infectious.

  8. Gerry, England permalink
    May 3, 2020 11:45 am

    When the Cold War ended a lot of the CND bunch moved over the green movement where Delingpole aptly describes them as watermelons – green outside but a deep red inside. That would explain why so many things they do or propose are bad for the environment.

  9. MrGrimNasty permalink
    May 3, 2020 8:41 pm

    XR morons plotting again.

    https://www.thegwpf.com/green-extremists-plot-to-sabotage-economy/

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