Former New York mayor and multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg agrees with AOC and the New Deal Greenies—global climate change is our fault and if we want to avoid broiling to death (or drowning) we will get rid of petroleum and go solar, wind, geothermal, and whatnot pronto. Bloomberg calls this “Beyond Carbon,” I call it a death sentence.
On March 5, he wrote an op-ed for Bloomberg Opinion:
With a leader in the White House who refuses to bring the parties together [on the Democrat political agenda], it will be nearly impossible for Congress to address the major challenges we face, including climate change, gun violence, the opioid crisis, failing public schools, and college affordability…. I will launch a new, even more ambitious phase of the campaign—Beyond Carbon: a grassroots effort to begin moving America as quickly as possible away from oil and gas and toward a 100 percent clean energy economy.
It is more likely fellow Democrats will agree with Bloomberg than the socialist upstart AOC. He is an establishment stalwart, not a wild-eyed socialist.
The ruling elite have pushed climate change in one form of another since the 1970s. Back then it was an Ice Age threatening doom, now it’s carbon emissions from our cars, air conditioners, televisions, smoothie blenders, etc., that will doom humanity.
Bloomberg has the track record to make it so. His authoritarianism is well-known. He told New Yorkers what they will be allowed eat and drink. He closed down coal power plants. Mike also outlawed smoking in parks, plazas, and public places such as Times Square and forced mothers to breast-feed their children. In 2013, he called for mandatory vaccinations (for children under five) and the elimination of tanning beds, thus proving he has what it takes to be the Grand Nanny of a Green New Deal Lite.
Democrats will attempt to blunt the Sanders-AOC version of green socialism and will proffer instead their own version, a watered-down imitation of the Green New Deal.
Regardless, if put into place the Green New Deal Lite will sink the nation into poverty and misery just like AOC’s version. Mike won’t be forced to live in a mud hut perched atop the garbage heap of a gutted western civilization.
The financial class aristocracy and its chosen minions such as Michael Bloomberg will live comfortable and safe behind imposing fortifications strung with concertina wire and a legion of heavily armed paramilitary thugs guarding the gates.