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Mark Hamill Blasts Mike Lee For Using ‘Star Wars’ Imagery To Knock Green New Deal

"Had I recognized that this guy was a Republican..."

Mark Hamill attends the Knightfall For Your Consideration Event in Los Angeles on March 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Actor-turned-leftist-Twitter-troll Mark Hamill is none too happy that Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) employed "Star Wars" imagery to trash freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal this week.

 

"I was foolish to think this was photoshopped. Had I recognized that this guy was a Republican, I would have instantly realized this was his argument against Global Warming. #CongressSmellsBadOnTheInside," Hamill wrote on Twitter, according to Fox News.

Hamill continued: "I did see that crap. Don't worry about it! I'm using an oversized photo of @SenMikeLee as a prop to push my #MAGA (#MoronsAlwaysGaslightAmericans) #TrustTheScientists agenda. #ClimateChange."

That Mark Hamill would blast a Republican senator for rightly mocking the Green New Deal is no surprise, considering he has shown himself to be a radical leftist on a variety of issues.

 

While Hamill may not appreciate Mike Lee's actions on the Senate floor, few can deny that the conservative senator from Utah took the internet by storm this week with a hilarious takedown on the absurdity of Ocasio-Cortez's proposal. His use of "Star Wars" imagery pertained to the Green New Deal's call for banning airplanes, saying that Tauntauns could be used for winter travel in places like Alaska:

To illustrate, let me highlight two of the most prominent goals produced by the plan’s authors. Goal number one: the Green New Deal calls essentially for the elimination of airplanes. Now this might seem merely ambitious to politicians who represent densely-populated northeastern United States. But how’s it supposed to work for our fellow citizens who don’t live somewhere between Washington D.C. and Boston? In a future without air travel, how are we supposed to get around the vast expanses of say, Alaska during the winter? Well, I’ll tell you how: tauntauns, Mr. President, is a beloved species of repti-mammals native to the ice planet of Hoth. Now, well, perhaps not as efficient as airplanes or as snowmobiles, these hairy bipedaled species of space lizards offer their own unique benefits. Not only are tauntauns carbon-neutral, but according to a report a long time ago and issued far, far away, they may even be fully recycleable and usable for their warmth, especially on a cold night.

But Lee did not stop at "Star Wars" imagery. In fact, he arguably hit peak hilarity on the laugh-o-meter when showing Ronald Reagan riding on a raptor's back, arguing the farcical image has as much to do with the downfall of communism as the Green New Deal has to do with combatting climate change:

 

This is of course a picture of former President Ronald Reagan, naturally firing a machine gun while riding on the back of a dinosaur. You'll notice a couple of important features here: first of all, the rocket launcher strapped to President Reagan's back, and then the stirring, unmistakeable patriotism of the velociraptor holding up a tattered American flag, a symbol of all it means to be an American.

You know, critics might quibble with this depiction of the climactic battle of the Cold War, because while awesome, in real life there was no climactic battle. There was no battle with or without velociraptors. The Cold War, as we all know, was won without firing a shot.

But that quibble actually serves our purposes here today, Mr. President, because this image has as much to do with overcoming communism in the 20th century as the Green New Deal has to do with overcoming climate change in the 21st. The aspirations of the proposal have been called radical; they’ve been called extreme, but mostly they’re ridiculous. There isn’t a single serious idea here: not one.

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