Planet Biden Update: National Climate Advisor Says 'Climate Change Is a Racial Justice Issue'

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Not that we haven’t heard similar admonitions from the Left about “climate change” ad nauseam, but whenever I run across a production like this one I can’t let it go.

Joe Biden’s national climate advisor, Gina McCarthy, has put together a snappy little video — replete with peppy music, animated gestures, the whole bit — in which she “nicely” attempts to guilt us into understanding that “climate change” is also “racial injustice.” She also cheerleads “the youth” to “get after us old dudes” and “make us do the right thing.”

“Climate change is a racial justice issue because it exacerbates the challenges in the communities that have been left behind.”

In the collective minds of the Left, what isn’t a racial issue, these days?

“Climate change” is an “intersectional issue,” you know.

“Climate change is an intersectional issue and I’m gonna tell you why (as lively music plays in the background). Hi, I’m Gina McCarthy — I’m the national climate advisor for President Biden.

“The biggest opportunity that this country has to grow jobs is to invest [spend taxpayer money, increase the national debt. or both] in clean energy.”

(Barack Obama’s “clean energy” disasters — which resulted in $2.2 billion of taxpayer money down the global-warming drain — Solyndra, Abound Manufacturing Solar, Fisker Automotive, Vehicle Production Group, and Beacon Power, were unavailable for comment.)

Oh, and “intersectional.” One of the Left’s new favorite buzzwords, as part of its effort to tie everything to race (“racist,” “racism,” “white privilege,” “white supremacy”).

“Intersectionality,” As defined by YW Boston Blog:

The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage; a theoretical approach based on such a premise. (Oxford Dictionary)

Intersectionality is a framework for conceptualizing a person, group of people, or social problem as affected by a number of discriminations and disadvantages. […]

In other words, intersectional theory asserts that people are often disadvantaged by multiple sources of oppression: their race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and other identity markers.

Intersectionality recognizes that identity markers (e.g. “woman” and “black”) do not exist independently of each other, and that each informs the others, often creating a complex convergence of oppression.

As the entire population of Planet Biden — along with the rest of the planets in their whacked-out solar system — see it, “fixing climate change” and “growing our economy” necessarily go together like beer and pizza.

“The very solutions that we need to deploy to fix climate change are going to be the solutions we need to grow our economy again.

“We’re talking about good jobs, good-paying union jobs [of course], and meeting the needs of individuals all across this country — in every community.

“Climate change is a racial justice issue because it exacerbates the challenges in the communities that have been left behind.

It goes after the very same communities that pollution has held back and racism has held back.”

That statement is all kinds of wrong on multiple levels.

“Climate change” “goes after” black neighborhoods? What about “white neighborhoods” in close proximity? Or is it laser-focused only on black communities? The same question applies to pollution. Hence, the “clean-up batter,” catch-all “racism,” is really the bottom line. As opposed to weather —> global warming —> pollution —> climate change —> racism.

“The exciting part of today,” McCarthy said, as she got more and more animated while the music got livelier and livelier, “is that the youth are not sitting on the sidelines, they’re speaking up [no doubt due to years of programming by government schools and uiversities] and the best way to get their parents to move is for them to demand change.”

And there it is. The strategic plan of the Left. Indoctrinate the youth. The youth comes for the rest of us. Not that we haven’t known that for several decades; but it’s so “refreshing” to see them come right out and say it every now and again.

She was really fired up, now.

“We want young people engaged, we want them to vote as soon as they can. There’s so much you can do. But make sure you keep bugging the heck out of us old dudes so we do the right thing!”

This dude can only speak for himself, but I take it “do the right thing” is always what the Left demands we do, right Gina? Got it. Thanks.

Gina McCarthy is consistent if she’s nothing else. Here’s another short clip.

“If we expect to regrow the economy after we tackle COVID-19, we need to grow jobs. [#DUH]

“The path forward … is clean energy.” [Of course, it is]

It’s all bundled nicely together, isn’t it? Climate change, COVID, growing the economy by growing “green jobs” — and fighting “systemic racism.”

Ronald Reagan famously said: “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

One wonders — this one, anyway — what the Gipper would think about today’s liberals.

Not to mention the far-left crazy train.