TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Millions of schoolchildren across America and around the world skipped school today. They weren’t playing hooky. They were participating in a coordinated leftwing political protest called a “climate strike.” MSNBC, naturally, was there to cheer them on:
New York city is the home base for these protests. School officials are letting nearly 1 million students to cut classes.
... some of the signs that I’ve seen so far are just absolutely fantastic.
Look I am not in favor of encouraging people to skip class, but if there’s a cause that is important enough, this is it. So good on you for going out there and telling people what really matters. Congratulations to you.
Throughout the day, news anchors assured viewers that the strike was in fact being led by kids. They were lying of course. Like all activist movements, the climate strike was organized by cynical adults hoping to exploit children for political purposes. Obviously. The other lie you heard today is that the strike was about the environment. It wasn’t. The main goal of the protestors in this country is to implement Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, which, you’ll remember, just a few months ago her former chief of staff conceded had nothing to do with protecting nature.
Quote: “we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”
That shouldn’t surprise you. The environmental movement itself has given up on the environment. Look around. Our country is getting dirtier and more crowded every year. The left doesn’t care. They’re cheering it on. What they want is power. In climate change, they’ve found an emergency big enough to justify taking control of everything. Don’t believe it? Check out the manifesto of Youth Climate Strike, one of the groups leading today’s efforts. The document calls for state-owned banks, single-payer healthcare, affordable housing, and of course, expanded rights for sexual minorities. You may agree, or not, with those political goals. But what do they have to do with the environment? Nothing of course. But whatever. Full speed ahead.
Bernie Sanders, among others, is now demanding that the United States begin admitting what he calls “climate refugees.” In other words, everyone south of Miami or north of Buenos Aires has a right to move here. Because climate. What are the chances of something like that passing congress, you ask? Right around zero. That means, in order to get what they want, progressives will have to bypass congress entirely, not to mention voters. Watch as Colorado senator Michael Bennett explains that the main thing in the way of the left’s climate agenda is, yes, democracy:
Bennet: I think this is a task not well understood by some of the candidates in this race and has not been well debated. Is our democracy up to this task? That is a really non trivial question.
Hayes: “It clearly isn’t.
Bennet: So far, it is not. We haven’t been. When you lose a national race as we did in 16 to a climate denier, that creates a real concern.
Damn that democracy. Standing in the way of leftwing Senators getting to control every detail of your life. We’ll have to do something about that. In the meantime, the left has a backup plan: Propaganda. Another demand of the Youth Climate Strike is what they’re calling, quote, “comprehensive climate change education” for children aged 5 to 14. Why so young? Because, and we’re quoting here, “impressionability is high during that developmental stage.” In other words, brainwashing is easier when they’re little. And there’re you have the modern left’s climate agenda: No straws, no cars, no meat, no democracy. Endless propaganda, and a parade of 15-year-old Red Guards yelling at you to stay in line. That’s what they’re promising you. All of a sudden, the future really does look bleak. And it has nothing to do with rising temperatures.