Tucker Carlson Takes On ‘Screechy Moron’ Ocasio-Cortez In Epic ‘Green New Deal’ Rant
Tucker Carlson dismissed the Democratic-proposed Green New Deal as a “religious document” in climate theology.
Carlson said the rhetoric about the Deal is “not the language of compromise and moderation, it’s the language of fundamentalist theology.”
The FOX News host said the Green New Deal, like gun control, is not about what they say it is, it is really about “punishment and control.”
The left believes America must be punished for its prosperity, he said, through “atonement.” The “indulgence” is turning over control of the U.S. economy to the Democratic party.
“The Green New Deal isn’t about the environment,” Carlson said Wednesday. “Just like gun control isn’t about school shootings, and speech codes have nothing to do with sensitivity. Nothing is what they say it is. What it’s really about are punishment and control.”
“The Green New Deal is a religious document,” the FNC host said. “It punishes America for the sins of its prosperity. The only atonement it offers is turning over control of the entire US economy to the Democratic Party. That’s the indulgence they require. They’re using moral blackmail to get it. Theocrats always do.”
Carlson also called out “screechy moron” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for not telling China to give up coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power within ten years.
Carlson said you don’t see activists demonstrating at the Chinese embassy because “the left loves the Chinese government.”
“If you’re worried about killing polar bears and poisoning fish with mercury, you should worry most about China,” he said. “But nobody in our ruling class is. You don’t see Democratic activists camped outside the Chinese embassy in protest. They’re not demanding sanctions on China. That screechy moron Ocasio-Cortez isn’t telling China to give up coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power within ten years. No way. The left loves the Chinese government. It’s their model for governing.”
Full Wednesday night monologue:
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Good evening and welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight. For decades you’ve been hearing about the threat that global climate change poses to this country and the world. Al Gore warned you about it in both a bestselling book and an award-winning documentary.
Bill Nye the science guy has done a bunch of internet videos on the subject. Chelsea Clinton often tweets about it, passionately. This stuff is serious. How serious? Well here’s the scientific consensus on what will happen if we don’t immediately pass some sort of Democratic global warming bill:
Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, “biblical”?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling.
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes…
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together – mass hysteria.
Sorry. That was a clip from Ghostbusters. Things have gotten much more dire since its 1984 release. Human sacrifice? The dead rising from the grave? Cats and dogs living together? Those were the old predictions. We’d be lucky to get off that easy now.
A new generation of Democratic office-holders is thinking bigger than that, and far more apocalyptically. Move over, Al Gore. These kids are serious. Watch:
REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): We’re like “the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change” and your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it? This is our World War II.
So to recap the terms of this conversation: “This is a matter of total war. The world will end if we lose. Any consideration of cost is immoral.” That’s what they’re saying. This is not the language of compromise and moderation. It’s the language of fundamentalist theology. Just a few years ago, they were telling us we could fight global warming with carbon offsets and slightly higher gas taxes. Now they’re demanding that we give up airplanes and walk to work. You’ve got to give it this: the Green New Deal does make a kind of internal sense. Hysterical predictions require hysterical reactions. Half-measures don’t make sense when you’re fighting a world war for the figure of the planet.
Democrats seem all in on this. Every single senator running for the Democratic nomination has endorsed the Green New Deal. Cory Booker, a vegan lawyer who represents Wall Street, describes the fight against carbon as at least as morally significant as the fight against Hitler. Watch:
BOOKER: There’s a lot of people now going back on the Green New Deal, they’re like ‘oh it’s impractical, oh it’s too expensive, oh it’s all of this. If we used to govern our dreams that way, we would have never gone to the Moon.
When the planet has been in peril in the past, who came forward to save Earth from the scourge of Nazis and totalitarian regimes? We came forward.
OK. We give up. Let’s take this seriously. Global warming imperils the earth. We need a mass mobilization of Americans to fight it. Solar-powered landing craft on the beaches of this generation’s Normandy. No cost is too high, no sacrifice too extreme. Cory Booker is our Patton. Let’s stipulate that’s all true, and not flagrantly insane. So who is our enemy exactly? Well, carbon of course. Carbon is poison. Al Gore told us that 25 years ago. And who’s the biggest carbon dealer on planet earth, the El Chapo of CO2? You may think it’s America, because nobody has bothered to send you an update. In fact, it’s not. Not even close. China is the undisputed kingpin in the carbon trade. China throws more than twice the amount of deadly carbon into the atmosphere that America does. China is the problem. And that’s true, even if you’re just a regular environmentalist and skeptical of received climate theology. Because China is also the biggest physical polluter in the world. China dumps almost as much non-degradable plastic into the ocean as the rest of the world combined. They haven’t banned straws in Shanghai. So it’s pretty clear. If you’re worried about killing polar bears and poisoning fish with mercury, you should worry most about China.
But nobody in our ruling class is. You don’t see Democratic activists camped outside the Chinese embassy in protest. They’re not demanding sanctions on China. That screechy moron Ocasio-Cortez isn’t telling China to give up coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power within ten years. No way. The left loves the Chinese government. It’s their model for governing. A few years ago, California governor Jerry Brown flew — yes, flew — all the way to the Chinese mainland to praise its fascist government for its environmental leadership. Pretty funny.
You see what’s going on. The Green New Deal isn’t about the environment. Just like gun control isn’t about school shootings, and speech codes have nothing to do with sensitivity. Nothing is what they say it is. What it’s really about is punishment and control. The Green New Deal is a religious document. It punishes America for the sins of its prosperity. The only atonement it offers is turning over control of the entire US economy to the Democratic Party. That’s the indulgence they require. They’re using moral blackmail to get it. Theocrats always do.
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