Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood. - Daniel Burnham
Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it. - Mark Twain
The Politico today is reporting that Nancy 'Navigator' Pelosi said:
Im trying to save the planet; Im trying to save the planet, she says impatiently when questioned. I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.
Says the failed Speaker of the failed and least-popular Congress ever. Never before has such hubris and arrogance ever been coupled with such incompetence and inaction. But her hubris and arrogance has nothing on Andrew Simms.
We have just 100 months to act to prevent dangerous climate change, says Simms. This hysterical claim helps support a totalitarian leftist agenda called the Green New Deal that seeks to radically overhaul the economic sector of the UK:
Nothing short of the rapid and wide-scale re-engineering of the economy will be sufficient. Radical change, though, is needed anyway because of the credit and energy crises; the latter driven significantly by the imminent peak and decline of global oil production.
Rapid and wide-scale engineering of the economy, presided over by leftists, presumably, reminiscent of the absolutely disastrous Great Leap Forward promulgated by Mao Zedong. Simms claims that an effort on the scale of "how Britain prepared for, fought and recovered from the Second World War" is now necessary to prevent climate change. Word is still out on how Simms plans to command the tides.
Simms doesn't even pretend that this is just some environmental agenda. Not only the economic sphere, but the 'political and behavioural' spheres have to be completely remade to suit Simm's tastes. Remarkably, he goes on to say in a sort of 'while we're at it' vein, that a complete overhaul of financial institutions is necessary also, and that we have to 'rethink reality'.
Simms even goes on to propose cadres of Greenshirts: "Increasing our energy security and independence by making every building a power station and efficiency centre will create a "carbon army" of countless green collar workers."
This is wholly totalitarian - but that is the idea.