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Democrats 2020: ‘Ban All the Things!’

Posted on | September 6, 2019 | 1 Comment

No burgers. No plastic straws. No coal. No cars. No offshore drilling. Babies? No, you can’t have babies! Babies cause global warming!

Professor William Jacobson summarizes:

The presidential ambitions of the leading Democrat candidates may not survive CNN’s 7-Hour ‘Climate Change’ Townhall.
It was a man-made disaster, created in the fevered swamps of CNN and fueled by pledges of allegiance to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.
The candidates came across as not-serious-people. Worse, they came across as nanny-state monsters who really do want to take away your plastic straws and cheeseburgers to save the planet. It was a self-parody of what woke totalitarianism sounds like, with an abnormal focus on meat.
Republican attack-ad makers have hours of footage that can be sliced and diced to make any of the candidates who appeared at the Townhall look insane.

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.)

As for banning babies, it was a fanatical vegan who prompted Bernie Sanders to endorse global population control:

A member of the audience, Martha Readyoff of New Milford, Conn., said to Sanders, “Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth. I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians, but it is crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?”
“Well, Martha, the answer is yes,” Sanders said. “And the answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions.”
The CNN town hall audience whooped and clapped at this line, having apparently missed all that Readyoff’s position entails.
“And the Mexico City agreement, which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that are — that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control to me is totally absurd,” Sanders continued.
This is not true — Mexico City only excludes abortion advocacy groups from family-planning funding, in line with federal laws that ban the funding of abortion as a method of family planning. In plainer terms, the Mexico City policy does not prevent funds from going to birth control and other non-abortion means of family planning. So I am not sure what Sanders is on about, unless he is calling specifically for more terminated pregnancies as a means to regulate world populations.
The senator concluded: “So I think, especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies, and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, it’s something I very, very strongly support.”

Martha Readyoff, who apparently teaches young children at a charter school in Connecticut, is an animal-rights activist who promotes veganism as an “important social justice movement . . . for the planet.”

The Left has been promoting the “overpopulation” myth for decades. The belief that babies are the cause of a “climate catastrophe” is so easily disproven — it’s been debunked so often by so many qualified researchers — that it seems redundant to do so again, merely because a vegan idiot got hold of the microphone at a CNN town hall. And yet, as with the case of the Connecticut teacher, America’s children are being indoctrinated with this bogus mythology, as John Hayward remarks:

If you’re wondering why so many young people are mired in despair, futility, and occasionally violent nihilism, try listening to the Democrat presidential field babbling for 7 hours about how humanity is a virus that must be culled to save the Earth.
Remember, the Left controls education with an iron grip. Today’s young people are subjected to years of indoctrination in the insane anti-human ideology you heard the Democrats vomit at the CNN town hall. They are constantly told the Earth is suffering from human overpopulation.
It’s a perspective hammered into the heads of young people by the Left with many tools, from worshiping abortion as a pseudo-religious sacrament to radical environmentalism. Every aspect of the Left’s ideology views humans as a problem to be controlled and reduced.
The most baffling thing is that so many people are baffled that young people are depressed, fearful of the future, and reluctant to marry or have children. This garbage is pumped into their skulls as soon as Democrats get hold of them in schools.
Anti-humanism is deeply entwined with anti-capitalism. A core belief of the Left is that human freedom is dangerous and only the elites can be trusted to make important decisions. You can’t believe the junk pushed by a Warren or Sanders without a very dim view of the common man. . . .

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