It’s been pretty clear since the day the Green New Deal was announced that that $93 trillion mess was about a lot more than reducing carbon emissions. And teen climate alarmist Greta Thunberg said the quiet part out loud, writing that we need to dismantle the “colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression [that] have created and fueled” climate change. In other words, capitalism.
We’ve heard just about everything when it comes to climate change, but we have to admit The Nation has us utterly puzzled with this tweet, not to mention the article that goes with it:
If we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership.
— The Nation (@thenation) December 26, 2019
Of course, the entire piece stems from the California wildfires, which weren’t caused by climate change. In short, blame “white, middle-class families” and their “expansionist, individualist, and exclusionary patterns of housing” for our current crisis.
But few are discussing one key aspect of California’s crisis: Yes, climate change intensifies the fires — but the ways in which we plan and develop our cities makes them even more destructive. The growth of urban regions in the second half of the 20th century has been dominated by economic development, aspirations of home ownership, and belief in the importance of private property. Cities and towns have expanded in increasingly disperse fashion, fueled by cheap energy. Infrastructure has been built, deregulated, and privatized, extending services in more and more tenuous and fragile ways. Our ideas about what success, comfort, home, and family should look like are so ingrained, it’s hard for us to see how they could be reinforcing the very conditions that put us at such grave risk.
To engage with these challenges, we need to do more than upgrade the powerlines or stage a public takeover of the utility companies. We need to rethink the ideologies that govern how we plan and build our homes.
How about upgrading the powerlines first and see how that goes.
Resist the #ClimateCult
— Man of Mesa (@manofmesa) December 26, 2019
— Dan Stringer, Future Oriented Financier (@Danstringer74) December 26, 2019
Who's this "we?" Good gawd. Communist much?
— Deboosted Deplorable #749230716 🇺🇸 👌 🌊 🌴 (@Shrugging_Atlas) December 26, 2019
Hahahahaha… yeah, people are gonna love that idea. Sure they will. Good luck selling that shit.
— * (@JamesMa18187394) December 26, 2019
Socialism will not stop climate change. Nothing will stop climate change. Climates change, it’s what they do. pic.twitter.com/tqqooSTo1z
— BitOhoney (@OhoneyBit) December 26, 2019
Get in the bin, you socialist thieves.
— The Anti Feminist (@Beth_Alize) December 26, 2019
Communist garbage. This is America.
— Connor (@ConnorC75487027) December 26, 2019
Amazing how every problem "created by Climate Change" has a solution based on full communism. Its almost like you are using an "emergency scenario" to seize power and spread your communist agenda. Also funny how California is a dumpster fire and the rest of us have to pay for it
— Millennial Investor (@Millennial23) December 26, 2019
Slowly the mask is lowered.
— 💧CocoNutdog 🇦🇺 (@Coconutdog01) December 26, 2019
You Commies suck at hiding your terrible agenda.
— Huy Fong (@Mott5) December 26, 2019
Let's just put the populace in camps.
— Brad 🎩 Zingas (@brahzinga) December 26, 2019
Lol, I can find better ideas written on the local gas station's bathroom stall. The left has the absolute worst ideas.
Seriously, go back and brush up on the history of socialism, because y'all are embarrassing yourselves.
— Uranium Covfefe (@zoochum) December 26, 2019
I think we need to do more to protect cities from ghosts, goblins, and witches. They're more real that anthropomorphic climate change ©.
— GeorgiaBoy325 ⭐⭐⭐ (@Boy325Georgia) December 26, 2019
"Liberal run states are Flammable. Everything liberals touch they destroy."
I think this 👆 is a more fitting headline
— BP (@BP43210) December 26, 2019
So explain All Gore's home….
— Freethinker (@FreethinkerInCA) December 26, 2019
It’s as big as Toledo’s biggest mall. That’s big. #hypocrite.
— ❌ Carol Greenberg (@LadyImpactOhio) December 26, 2019
California proves it’s leaders and politicians are jackasses. Try again @thenation
— James Moody (@jfmoodyIV) December 26, 2019
— FlaTrucker (@FlaTruckerFrank) December 26, 2019
— J.S. (@TheOnlyJasonS) December 26, 2019
— Truth Seeker (@YelloDeville) December 26, 2019
The gas stove could be next to go in the fight against climate change https://t.co/NU20ioFz7s
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 14, 2019