Climate Reparations? Jane Fonda-Led Climate Hysteria Group Pushes “Climate Crisis” Cures
Written by James Murphy
Inspired by Greta Thunberg’s school strikes for the climate, octogenarian Jane Fonda has been leading her own protests against the so-called menace of anthropogenic global warming. Since October, Fonda and other leftist celebrity cohorts have engaged in Fire Drill Fridays in Washington, D.C., an effort to stir action on the alleged “climate emergency.”
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In October, Fonda announced that she was moving to Washington “to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate.” She and several celebrity friends, including Lily Tomlin, Rosanna Arquette, Gloria Steinem, Ted Danson, Sally Field, Robert Kennedy Jr., and Sam Waterston, have been arrested at the events. Fonda and Waterston have been arrested multiple times.
At least 40 people were arrested at the January 3 protest. The charges included Crowding, Obstructing, and Incommoding.
As Greta Thunberg, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and others have pointed out, the issues at stake are about so much more than the environment and the climate. Leftists are using the so-called climate emergency as a springboard to solving all of their usual gripes. As usual per “Hanoi Jane,” the solutions for these “problems” have a decidedly socialist feel.
Tamara To’l, a self-styled environmental strategist, addressed the crowd on Friday, conflating climate change with — you guessed it — racism. To’l, who is black, spoke against a government and economic system which is structurally unfair to people “who look like her,” and aggressively went after the fossil fuel companies.
Among To’l’s ideas was to “redistribute” wealth and oil company profits to pay for a Green New Deal, a loose proposal introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) that could cost up to $93 trillion according to one estimate.
“We will demand reparations for the harm that they caused. Together, we will redistribute trillions of dollars to fund a Green New Deal.”
“Shout out if you want to destroy fossil fuel capitalists,” To’l shouted to rabid cheering from the crowd. “Let me hear your vigor for ending racism while we do it.”
“Destroy fossil fuel capitalists?” That’s a little harsh, isn’t it? Does Ms. To’l retreat to a home each night heated only by her anger?
Fire Drill Fridays’ list of demands includes:
1) A Green New Deal, which they describe as a transformation “to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2030 and phase out all fossil fuel extraction through a just and equitable transition, creating millions of good jobs.”
2) Respect of Indigenous land and sovereignty. This includes a legal recognition of the “Rights of Nature,” which would “align law with natural law.”
3) Environmental Justice. Illegal immigration is addressed here, as it includes “welcoming those displaced by the cumulative effects of the climate crisis, economic inequality, violence and lack of opportunity.”
4) Protection and restoration of biodiversity. So individuals and nations who own land won’t be allowed to do what they want with it anymore.
5) Implementation of sustainable agriculture. There’s that United Nations buzzword again — “sustainable.”
It would seem as if Fonda and the rest of the climate hysteric crowd might do themselves a favor by sticking to the climate as their point of emphasis rather than claiming that it’s connected with every left-wing issue out there.
But sticking to the climate would defeat their real purpose, wouldn’t it? The climate hysteria movement has never been about saving the Earth from global warming. It’s always been an anti-human, anti-capitalist, and anti-America globalist takeover attempt.
The “climate emergency” has never been anything but a gateway drug for socialism; a way of scaring the proletariat into the arms of an overreaching globalist government.
James Murphy is a freelance journalist who writes on a variety of subjects with a primary focus on the ongoing anthropogenic climate-change hoax and cultural issues. He can be reached at [email protected].
Courtesy of The New American