Progressive feminist Naomi Wolf rips the Green New Deal as ‘fascism’ – ‘I WANT a Green New Deal’ but ‘this one is a straight up power grab’
"Time to re-watch this expose of what is really in the Green New Deal....we read it, both versions. And I WANT a ‘green new deal’. This one is a straight up power grab."...
but it is definitely short-circuiting one of the pillars of our democracy, which is that the bill gets to be drafted by people’s representatives, and passed by the people’s representatives, and these 15 people [making up the committee] and Nancy Pelosi don’t get to say what’s in the bill, right? That’s kind of called Fascism."
"I love local solutions but this is a federal bill and it's a federal action and so this is a gigantic power grab to intervene in how local communities do business and maybe the climate crisis has led to a situation which we just need to suspend local municipalities right to make their own municipal laws -- I don't think so." ... The Green New Deal s like "The Bush people” declaring “that the war on terror was going to go on for 99 years."
"I really want to stress we need a Green New Deal yesterday but the drumbeat really has all the hallmarks of a campaign that is coordinated with a great deal of sophistication and yet made to look like a grassroots campaign...
This one is 60 per cent green and forty per cent giant non-transparent blank checks to unions, “vulnerable and frontline communities” and geoengineering VCs, as well as huge interventions in health care, capitalism and housing that have not been voted for and that have nothing to do with climate change.
“I really hope you read this whole document all the way through it will blow your mind whether you’re on the left the right in the middle and independent anarchists socialists anything anywhere on the spectrum this should blow your mind if you think that you live in a democracy in which we have three branches government.”