It should come as no surprise to witness the very same people calling for a Green New Deal and the energy disarming of America appear to be the very same people who are proudly anti-Israel. This became even more clear as many of us were gathering with family to celebrate gratitude during Thanksgiving, because opponents of American energy and Israeli freedom were hard at work at the same time.
First, protestors disrupted and were eventually arrested at the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade demanding “liberation for Palestine and planet.” Next, climate darling Greta Thunberg took to the streets of Stockholm shouting “Crush Zionism” to anyone who still listens to her.
WATCH: Climate activist Greta Thunberg chants “Crush Zionism” at a pro-Palestinian rally in Stockholm.
— EnvirosTakingLs (@EnvirosTakingLs) November 25, 2023
And not to be forgotten “The Squad,” the four most intolerable and intolerant members of Congress, were among the very few to proudly vote against standing with Israel after the atrocities committed by Hamas. Yes, they are the same leaders behind the effort to force the Green New Deal.
It is not a coincidence. The loudest voices against Israel are also the loudest voices working to force a radical environmental agenda. It’s also not happenstance that the laws and rules they support just so happen to erode the strength of democratic nations, especially the United States and Israel.
After all, today’s green agenda is not an environmental movement, it’s an authoritarian one. Before dismissing this notion as hyperbolic, consider the cold, hard, facts which more than speak for themselves:
- Since taking office, President Joe Biden has issued 126 executive orders with many aimed at the American energy industry. At the same time, the Biden Administration is boasting about the fewest oil and gas leases in history. All while circumventing Congress.
- While working overtime to erode American energy, the Biden Administration turns a blind eye to Iranian oil sanctions. Since Biden’s swearing in, Iran is exporting more of their oil than ever. The ensuing billions of dollars flowing to Tehran can then be sent to support Hamas and Hezbollah. It is an arrangement that must make Greta and The Squad very happy.
- Once again using an executive order to go around Congress, Biden created the “Climate Corps” out of thin air…and a lot of public money. Biden’s goal is 20,000 activists that have their expenses, including housing and transportation, covered by taxpayers. Rest assured; the ranks of Thanksgiving parade disrupters will swell when they are nurtured by Biden’s green handouts.
- The avalanche of Biden’s proposed rules and regulations reach into every room of every American home. Gas stoves, gas-fed furnaces and gas-powered cars are all targets that the Biden Administration is working to ban without a single vote from Congress. In the meantime, the solar panels, electric vehicles, and batteries Biden claims will pave the way to the future are nearly 100% products of Communist China. As a real authoritarian regime, China is the biggest beneficiary of Biden’s green push at the expense of American family budgets. By the way, China is also a major customer of Iranian oil.
Those on the Left call it “intersectionality” when different groups jump on a cause just to support their political allies. It is the trend that enabled America’s teacher union leaders to suddenly became loud voices in the health arena during Covid lockdowns. The Left will close ranks to protect even the most extreme wings of their ideology. In this case, when it comes to protesting Israel and protesting American energy, those two wings have found common cause.
The consequences of these actions can be deadly. On the world stage, America is weaker when Biden and the intersectional Left push their agenda. From Greta to The Squad, ideas like the Green New Deal have nothing to do with the climate. And everything to do with knee-capping our allies abroad and America at home.
They’re all on the same team, and it’s not ours.
Larry Behrens is the Communications Director for Power The Future and is the author of the book, “Sabotage: How Joe Biden Surrendered American Energy Independence.” He’s also appeared on Fox News, Newsmax and One America News. You can find him on Twitter at @larrybehrens or email at [email protected].
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