By : Chief Robert Quinones of Agitation & Propaganda
Umm, has anyone actually read Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s proposal for a green new deal? That shit is trash. Liberals and Bernie bros have been fawning over the “progressive” forces in the Democratic party like AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Bernard Sanders.
They think that this lil click represents an anti-establishment “radical” force that can represent their interests, is the first step in taking on the one percent and fighting climate change. What these liberals fail to understand is that the “squad” is a TOOL of the white ruling class.
Lets lay it all out: the Democrats and the Republicans are two wings of the same bird, and that bird is White Power Imperialism. On one side you have the Republicans; some bumbling idiots who can’t hide their racism and show their love of free-market capitalism any time they get the chance. On the other side, you have the Dems-still idiots but at least they know that they have to pretend to give a damn about the struggles people are concerned with if they want the masses of people to have faith in the US government.
To use Malcolm X’s metaphor, the difference between the Democrats and Republicans is the difference between a Fox and a Wolf; one is shrewd and slick, the other announces itself with its proud howl; both will bite cho motha f*ckin ass. Let’s look at history, for an example. In 2016 Hilary “we came, we saw, he died” Clinton ran on a platform of tryna be the first female president. She acted like she was being progressive to appeal to a largely white feminist voting base. In that same year, Donald Trump ran on a platform of hating Mexicans and mocking disabled people, a return to American values.
Both candidates share the same basic principles and support systems in place, that keep colonized people oppressed. It’s not like Hillary ISN’T a racist like Donald. She stole the money raised to help Haiti after a devastating earthquake to PAY FOR HER DAUGHTER’S WEDDING! And how feminist is it to have instilled a market of sex slaves in Libya after assassinating Muhmar Ghadafi? This basic dynamic is present in every presidential election of fake progressive values vs traditional values (y’all remember when Obama was supposed to bring change?). It gives the masses of people the illusion of choice.
All that being said, the talking point that is “The Green New Deal” is just the most current example of the same dynamic of fake-progressive vs traditionalism at play. In order to counteract trump’s raw uncut white nationalist values, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is proposing a plan for a “greener” more “efficient” white supremacy, that the Dem’s can speak to in the upcoming 2020 elections. The masses of people are concerned with environmental catastrophe. They are concerned about wealth inequality so the Democrats have to make it so capitalism can feign concern about these issues and instead of solving them, they profit off people’s want for real change.
Now, does Alexandria Cortez’s outline present an answer to the problems of Climate Change and all that? Upon my inspection of the document, the answer is an astounding hell da fuck naw. Essentially, the proposal is a call to make a greener industry in the world’s premier empire: the US of A.
The document is coded in the rosey language of your typical liberal, they express an interest in changing “systemic injustice” and a want to protect “people of color”. In the same breath, they promote “labor market flexibility” and “entrepreneurialism ”. Liberals don’t understand it but this language makes it clear. The green new deal doesn’t aim to save the planet, it aims to save capitalism.
The capitalist economy was created and is maintained by the process of ruthless exploitation of Africans and Indigenous peoples called colonialism. All the products in the European countries are made from natural materials stolen from Africa, The Middle East, Asia, and South America. And so long as this parasitic system exist, the planet’s natural resources will be extracted indefinitely leading to ecosystem degradation and climate change.
The only difference between capitalism as it stands and capitalism under the green new deal is what resources the white world demands. Before America would destabilize and invade countries for oil, now it will destabilize and invade countries for lithium. It would be naive to think its just a coincidence that the CIA backed coup in Bolivia had nothing to do with the fact that country is a foremost producer of lithium, the essential elements that make electric cars possible.
There are even overt imperialist tones that appear in the oh so progressive green new deal like this part: “with the aim of making the United States the international leader on climate action, and to help other countries achieve the Green New Deal.” The United Snakes always wants to be the police of the world, even though people see that it got no moral leg to stand on. We Remember when the US “helped” Haiti or “helped” Puerto Rico and “helped” Libya. This Green New Deal is an attempt to seem legitimate to a growing population of people that can see through their BS.
Bottom line, the planet cannot survive under a system that prioritizes profit over people and the environment. No kind of deal that the white ruling class presents us with can change that. The eco-system was fine until the settlers left europe and started bringing diseases and extinction to people and nature alike.
We must tear down the colonial capitalist system and replace it with a Decolonized Socialist system! & rediscover our relationship to the land as Africans and Indigenous people!
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