About The Green New Deal
The above video inspired the article: “A Message From the Future”, and was absolutely true when released in 2019, and is even more true today, as we speed toward the future. (narrated by AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congresswoman).
The latest news: Congresswoman “Marjorie Taylor Greene”
- Mocked Over ‘Reading All 14 Pages” ~ Newsweek
- I’ll Schedule AOC Debate – “After I Read” ~ The Daily Beast
- AOC has agreed to debate ~ NY POST
What We Think as a Business… Why Not?
- The problems are real;
- We must act or suffer;
The truth is, we can’t think of a reason to fight the GNC concept, and like the AOC, we are all in for the changes called for.
Congresswoman Greene, railed against the GND for months, before admitting she DID NOT READ the proposal.
- Question: So who would fight this agenda?
- Answer: Perhaps people who do not actually read the proposal?
We Actually Read Stuff ~ Here’s What We Found
Strangely, we like to read things for ourselves, that way we can say stuff that matters about the topic.
Turns out, the Green New Deal represents perhaps one of the most useful documents in favor of the changes we want to see, that frankly, we wish we had written the darn thing. Brilliant..!
- There is a lot to like, and not much to complain about.
Of course, if your an old-era industrialists, still churning dollars at the expense of the people and the environment. We can guess you are against the GND, it will likely destroy the paradigm that supports your entire industry.
- We understand that, in fact, that’s the point of the Green New Deal.
Likewise, if your a highly paid executive, lobbyist, lawyer, or employee of such a company, then mums the word. As the video says, your likely racing to steal more profits from the disasters… before any regulation actually forces you to cease and desist from killing us all.
To be clear, the GND is not a new idea, and AOC did not invent the idea.
But, she can be commended for working to get this important legislation cemented into our government and society at large.
- It is needed, timely, and the right thing to do.
- It will change our world in meaningful ways.
We support the concept, we will both internally and externally practice the ideals that the Green New Deal proposes, we believe every business around the world should do the same.
What the GND Accomplishes
Okay, so what’s the real problem? You see this is a new deal, and so if you read it, the following points are taken directly and we will go ahead and highlight anything that could be a problem and comment.
The Green New Deal — requires the Federal Government to take the following actions;
- Achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions;
- Create millions of good, high-wage jobs;
- To invest in infrastructure and industry;
- For clean air and water;
- To protect climate and community resiliency;
- Protect access to nature; and
- Create a sustainable environment; and
- To promote justice and equity;
- Stop current, prevent future, and repair historic oppression of;
Indigenous communities, communities of color, migrant communities, de-industrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth (referred to in this resolution as ‘‘frontline and vulnerable communities’’);
The Green New Deal — requires the following goals and projects;
- Build resiliency against weather disasters;
- Eliminating pollution and greenhouse gas emissions;
- Guarantee universal access to clean water;
- Reduce the risks posed by flooding and other climate impacts;
- Deliver 100% of power demand with renewable, and zero-emission energy;
- Dramatically expand and upgrade existing renewable power sources;
- Build energy-efficient, distributed, and ‘‘smart’’ power grids;
- Upgrade all existing buildings to achieve multi-resource efficiency;
- Spurring massive growth in clean manufacturing;
- Work collaboratively with farmers and ranchers to eliminate pollution;
- Support family farming;
- Invest in sustainable farming;
- Invest land-use practices that increase soil health;
- Build a sustainable food system, ensure universal access to healthy food;
- Overhaul transportation to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions;
- Investment in— zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and manufacturing;
- Investment in— clean, affordable, and accessible public transportation;
- Investment in— high-speed rail;
- Fund strategies for health, economic, and other effects of pollution;;
- Low-tech solutions to increase soil carbon storage;
- Restore and protect threatened, endangered, and fragile ecosystems;
- Clean up existing hazardous waste and abandoned sites;
- Promote economic development and sustainability;
- Identifying emission and pollution sources, and create solutions to eliminate;
- Promote exchange of technology, expertise, products, funding, and services
- Help other countries achieve a Green New Deal;
The Green New Deal — transparent consultation, collaboration, and partnership;
- Ensure grants, financing, technical expertise, and supporting policies;
- Ensure impact through— laws, policies and programs;
- Ensure that vulnerable communities shall not be adversely affected;
- Resources, training, and high-quality education, to all people:
- Public investments in R+D for clean, renewable energy technologies;
- Spur economic development;
- Deepen and diversify industry in local and regional economies;
- Build wealth and community ownership;
- Prioritize high-quality job creation;
- Prioritize economic, social, and environmental benefits in the transition;
- Ensure democratic process led by vulnerable communities and workers;
- Ensure high-quality union jobs, good wages, local workers, training;
- Ensure advancement opportunities;
- Guarantee wage and benefit parity for workers affected by the transition;
- Guarantee a job with a family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave;
- Guarantee a job with paid vacations, and retirement security;
- Protect the right to organize, unionize, and bargain;
- Enforcing workplace health, safety, anti-discrimination, wage and hour;
- Stop the transfer of jobs and pollution overseas;
- Grow domestic manufacturing;
- Guarantee public lands, waters, and oceans are protected;
- Guarantee that eminent domain is not abused;
- Free and informed consent of indigenous people for things that may affect;
- Protect indigenous people and their traditional territories;
- Honor all treaties and agreements with indigenous people;
- Protect and enforce the sovereignty and land rights of indigenous people;
- Protect so that every business is free from unfair competition;
- Providing all people with high-quality health care;
- Providing all people with affordable, safe, and adequate housing;
- Providing all people with economic security;
- Providing all people with access to clean water, clean air, and nature;
- Providing all people with healthy and affordable food;
So what is the problem exactly…
The list appears to be ALL GOOD.
That said, the Green New Deal is more of a guide than a law.
So anything BAD to result from this, would by nature need to be the result of additional inconsistent legislation, and clearly not something done within the confines of this Green New Deal document as it reads.
** Note that the above listing, not the original working, we have truncated and modified it to be easier to read in a list form. We have endeavored to NOT change the meaning of any of the above or in any way the intent of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Whom we believe has within this document embodied the things we all actually expect from the government.
A Message to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Further, as Native American business leaders. My wife and I pray that you are successful in making this legislation sticky enough to affect all future legislation as intended. Thank you Congresswoman for taking the time to consider the plight of the many underrepresented minorities.
Marileen and I began working with our native brothers and sisters in the late 1980’s. Then in the 1990s Marileen and I worked closely with the remaining kings, queens, and leaders of the Kingdom of Hawaii toward the return of sovereignty because they are the Polynesian brothers and sisters to KeeTooWah (Cherokee).
As a KeeTooWah Ambassador, in the late 1990s, I escorted a King, Queen, and hula entourage to Geneva to claim Hawaii, in an open session at the United nations.
- We still fight for indigenous people sovereignty and land rights
Recently, Marileen and I were seriously considering Puerto Rico as a possible place to retire, when we discovered that so many natives have left the island because of the zero personal capital gains tax, making it attractive to the wealthy wishing to dodge taxes, which in turn drives up the cost of living while driving out the natives.
Unacceptable to say the least. Therefore, we now have a specific interest in Puerto Rico sovereignty, and like you, we demand that Puerto Ricans’ right to self-determination be protected.
Likewise, my wife and I want to thank you personally for opposing the statehood push by Democratic lawmakers. You are 100% correct, Puerto Rican statehood is controversial at best, “a result of the years of colonialism imposed on the island”.
- We agree with the assessment that “the U.S. government has suppressed the island and has never given it a chance to decide on if they want to be independent or not.”
Marileen and I, therefore, support your suggestion, creating a legislative body that would allow voters to elect delegates who would then determine a long-term solution for Puerto Rico, allows for the independence that was denied to the Hawaiians, the KeeTooWha, and more than 500 native tribes and bands across America.
Likewise, some suggestions to moving forward with restoring my native peoples across America…
In keeping with items 23 through 26 above, consider these affirmative actions:
- Return all sovereignty to my people
- Abolish the BIA, turn the funds to my people directly;
- Return all land currently held by the BLM, to my peoples;
- Return all national forest lands to the local tribes and bands of natives;
- Return all state parks to the local tribes and bands of natives;
- Return all fishing rights to my peoples;
- Reverse all damage done to currently recognized native lands;
- Transfer all natural resource leases and payments to my peoples;
Thank you all for reading.
Dustin F. Rodgers, A.G. Ret.
Ambassador to the U.N. for the KeeTooWah (Cherokee) West Terra
President, The World Indigenous Nations Council (WIN)
Chairman FRYD.TV, JingleSPOT, Mahalo.Market, and axr360 Games
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