Sen. Kamala Harris, who is running for president, decided to take things to the next level in the whole debate over the best solutions to solve climate change, offering a rather ominous answer that’s left folks more than a little unsettled.
Harris discussed “changing human behaviors” as a way to stop climate change. Yeah. Little weird, right?
“It is a fact that we can change human behaviors without much change to our lifestyle and we can save the future generations of our country and this world.”
— The Hill (@thehill) March 10, 2019
Conservatives reacting on Twitter see in this everything from basic government overreach to totalitarian and even dystopian overtones. Keep in mind, it is dystopia that these Democrats are promising will be the result of global climate change, with dire predictions becoming increasingly commonplace, from the campaign trail to cooking videos, so the term is not out of range for political discourse.
Just what I want: a pol who wants to control human behavior. https://t.co/FA3GRW7se0
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) March 10, 2019
The essential premise espoused by Harris is one that has deep roots in the Democrat philosophy. Raising prices and taxes on everything from carbon-based fuel to fattening foods is a hallmark of Democrat legislating and rule-making, from Capitol Hill down to city halls across the country. It is in that sense not a surprising thought for Harris to have or even share, but it was delivered decidedly more “on the nose” than such liberal reflexes usually are by politicians hoping to win a popular vote.
Again, she is a walking catastrophe on the spot. She marks all the nominee boxes on paper but she is not going to be the nominee like this. https://t.co/ZSahO9fWQI
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 10, 2019
This is basically social engineering, which is a pretty spooky concept that is at the core of a lot of progressive thought. It’s a way to force folks who don’t want to participate in the leftist way of life to do just that.
It’s taking away freedom of choice without it necessarily looking like you’re taking it away.
This is why the 2020 presidential election — and every other election for that matter — has become far more important than it ever has before. The Democratic Party has shifted radically to the left and allowing them to gain ground politically is a huge leap forward in seeing our rights disappear.
Let’s hope Trump is truly up to the task next year because we need him to get reelected in order to stop this sort of nonsense from becoming a reality.