I’ve had plenty of time to ponder things during this Covid Lockdown. That has lead me to the observation that this lockdown is functionally indistinguishable from the Green New Deal and the goals of Cultural Marxism.
Think about it.
Nobody is diving anywhere that is not absolutely essential.
Nobody is using airplanes (and all their petroleum).
Shipping is largely at a standstill.
Trains are empty, as are buses.
The entire petroleum sector is in collapse from lack of demand.
That is EXACTLY what the Green New Deal demands. You are now “Living The Dream”! /sarc;
Furthermore, we all are being given money by the government ‘for free’, we just can’t spend it anywhere on anything of interest. Marxism 101, really.
“Frivolous” consumption, i.e. all the things you want to do, is banned. (Bars, restaurants, sporting events, concerts, cruises, theme parks, movie theatres, plays, beaches, sport boating, parks, etc.)
The Government decides where you can go, when, and for what reasons.
We get to stand in lines at the grocery store to enter it.
The Police are using drones and electronic surveillance to assure you are doing as told by Government.
Only activities deemed “essential” by the Government are allowed.
There’s effectively a curfew in that there’s nothing to do at night as all the (few allowed to open) shops are closed.
Electricity consumption for all manner of things is way down. No aluminium needed for cans or cars, after all. All that superfluous “consumption” oriented activity halted. AND the energy demand that goes with it.
There are meat shortages in the pipeline (several meat packers closed from staffing issues) and right behind that farming / crop issues as labour is not getting where it needs to go. Just think of all the petroleum we will soon be saving on the farms… and food trucks…
So here it is, The Green New Deal, sampler / starter edition.