RUSH: One of these stories I wanted to share with you is a column by Emily Atkin at the New Republic. It’s a liberal Journal of Opinion, young Millennial journalists. The headline: “The Green New Deal Should Include Reparations: The Democrat Party Is Talking About Both Issues Separately, but They Make More Sense in Tandem.”
“Environmental justice activist Anthony Rogers-Wright lives full-time in Seattle, Washington, but just happened to be in Massachusetts last weekend when he heard that Senator Ed Markey was holding a town hall about the Green New Deal in Northampton, a crunchy college town in the heart of the state. So Rogers-Wright attended, in the hopes of asking Markey whether the Democrats’ emerging grand plan to fight climate change includes reparations for black and brown people.”
First off, what is an environmental justice activist? You know what environmental justice is? It’s just another name for socialism or of left thinking. Look, the bottom line is this writer goes on, quotes the case that we need to just make sure that whatever we do with the Green New Deal, whatever we spend there, we cannot ignore the need for reparations, because it’s all under the umbrella of justice.
Here’s a pull quote. “But no one—neither the mainstream media nor the Democratic candidates—is talking about the two issues in tandem, and it’s increasingly obvious they should be. The historical efforts to segregate and discriminate against black, brown, and Native people in America didn’t just result in higher incarceration rates and lower incomes for those people today.
“They forced those communities to live disproportionately close to coal plants and oil refineries that spew poison into the air; near Superfund sites that leach toxins into the soil; and near water sources tainted with dangerous chemicals. Those communities thus get sicker and die younger. And now they’re bearing the brunt of the climate crisis.”
Oh, yeah. The climate crisis is hurting brown and black people more than anybody else, “whether because their housing can’t withstand extreme weather, they can’t afford air conditioning, or they can’t afford –” Air conditioning? You guys are gonna get rid of air conditioning.
Anyway, is there no end, is there not one idea the Democrats have that does not include taking our money and giving it away? Is there not one idea? Every idea they have includes them picking our pockets on the basis that we represent adversaries. We represent obstacles and adversity to them getting justice. And we must pay for it.