With all the articles I’ve written surrounding college students and their beliefs, many of which are Left-leaning, it’s kind of surprising to see that title at all.
Not to offend any college students, but given what the Left has been pushing and that most college students would either consider themselves socialists or at least liberal, what I am about to share with you is pretty fantastic, all things considered.
And if anything, what I am about to share with you proves at least two points that I often make: 1) it is important to educate and inform people and 2) the Left lives in their own little bubble where they think most people will go with whatever they want.
Of course, that second point should come with a little asterisk. Many people do say they like the Green New Deal, as all of these college students will be shown saying, but the first point of informing people lets us know that, once people have correct information, they will change their tune about some things.
Without further ado, let’s talk about the most recent Campus Reform video (below), where Cabot Phillips went to the University of Miami to ask what the students thought about AOC’s Green New Deal.
Unsurprisingly, all of them had positive things to say about it.
One said: “I like that it’s progressive, that it’s gonna push the world forward.” Another said: “Just from knowing who’s endorsing it and some other little things, it sounds great.”
One student, fully buying into the crap that we’re slowly killing ourselves with climate change, said: “If we didn’t do that, we’re going to be killing ourselves.”
Every student interviewed initially said that they approved of the Green New Deal.
And then, Cabot told them what’s actually in it.
He begins by saying that the plan includes eliminating all carbon emissions (coal, oil, natural gas) within 10 years.
Right off the bat, the first person he told that to said “I don’t agree with that. To be honest with you, I think we need those things to live.” Another realized that, while it might be a worthwhile endeavor (it’s not), she noted that “I do not think it is feasible in ten years… I don’t think that would be something that would be able to be done in such a short amount of time.”
So while she does seem to agree with the concept of eliminating those things, she at least recognizes that 10 years is not enough time to actually manage that, which is more than I can say for AOC.
Another student took a similar approach, believing 10 years to be too little time to manage doing that, but also looked into it in an economical perspective, recognizing that there’s a huge global market and economy based around these things that would definitely be severely affected by such a task.
The next item on the list that Phillips noted was the part where people who are unwilling to work would still be economically compensated, and this is where things made a right-turn… as in, they sounded more conservative.
Or, in other words, they sounded like they had common sense and did not want freeloaders.
One said: “If you’re not willing to contribute to society, I don’t think the people who are contributing should pay for you.”
THANK YOU! What is fair about people who are willing to work paying for those unwilling to work? Furthermore, while this is something they don’t actually cover in the video because it’s only 5 minutes long, but how could society possibly sustain itself if we have a safety net where those UNWILLING to work get money for not working? How would that work and how would that be sustainable?
Young people are definitely worried about things being sustainable (while being lied to that things are not currently sustainable), so they ought to worry about economic sustainability just as much as they do about environmental sustainability.
In any case, these students really impressed me by their stance on that issue in particular, with comments such as the one made by that guy, or things like: “I feel like it kind of sends a poor message of ‘you can just get away with not doing anything’… it’s kind of stupid.”
Again, thank you. It is insanely stupid, not just trying to think of the consequences of this, but also the actual concept behind it all. People should not be getting free stuff for being UNWILLING to do anything. It’s one thing to not actually be able to do anything. A safety net for such people is acceptable and moral, but for those UNWILLING to do anything, that goes against logic and common sense. Not to mention it goes against God. God wants us to work, not sit on our behinds doing nothing all day. People need to work to survive, and it’s actual madness to demand that working people pay for those who are unwilling to lift a finger to contribute to society and/or the economy.
The final item on the list of looney tunes plans to “save the planet” in the Green New Deal (and having recently watched Space Jam for the hundredth time, you are more likely to stretch out your arm like Jordan did against the Monstars than you are of paying for all of these things in the GND and have a functioning, let alone thriving, economy) is the plan to replace all air travel with high-speed rails going across the country (which really leaves Hawaii and Alaska in the dust, when you think about it).
As with the first item Phillips brought up, many went back to the impossibility of doing that within 10 years. Although, one did say that he doesn’t think air travel “should be eliminated altogether… it can be an option… The more options we have, the better.”
Cabot even raised the issue of who would pay for the multi-trillion dollar cost of the entire plan (which easily surpasses $100 trillion, given medicare-for-all on its own is almost half that) to one female student. She herself did not know who would be able to pay or how they would be able to pay for all of this, showing that it’s still a worthwhile question to ask people.
Finally, Cabot asked them, after learning of some of the details of the plan, if they changed their perception of the GND at all. They all changed their tune.
One said: “Sometimes you need to take extreme measures to save the environment, but I think that’s too extreme.”
I would disagree with the notion that we need to take extreme measures to “save” (save it from what?) the environment, but agree with her overall perception that such a plan is too extreme. Given that the U.S. is currently reducing its CO2 emissions and the other countries, most notably the ones in the Paris Climate accord, are actually increasing their CO2 emissions, I would just say the only measures we need to take are the ones the Trump administration’s EPA is currently taking.
But in any case, I am glad to see that these college students do have some common sense. And again, I raise the point that it’s uniquely important to give people correct information.
Before knowing anything about it, these kids supported the Green New Deal (precisely BECAUSE they didn’t know anything about it). Given who was supporting it, as one student noted, they liked it. They think AOC is cool because she’s young, attractive and a socialist and she truly wants to change things up in Washington, which is something people on both sides seem to want.
Of course, we disagree as to how to go about it, but that’s something many people want. The problem comes when people actually come to understand just what is being proposed by the Left. The Green New Deal, as I made sure to talk about in length in my previous article, is bad satire that the Left wants to make reality.
But given the response by COLLEGE STUDENTS, upon learning just what is actually in the plan, they came to disapprove or at least hesitate about the plan. The idea of trying to fight climate change might be a noble one to these kids, but at the very least they understand how ludicrous these proposals are, particularly given the timetable to do those things being so short.
Again, this is why it is so important to inform people. I’ve said this many times, but I’ll say it again: the only people that want socialism are those who don’t know what it is (ignorant or uninformed), those who are given information as to what it is but don’t think too much about it or can’t understand why it’s bad (stupid people) or those who know what it is and couldn’t care less because they are running for an office in the government (evil people).
I find that, for the most part, people are ignorant. And I don’t mean that in an insulting way at all. Being ignorant and being stupid are two different things, as I’ve said in the past. You can’t cure stupid, but you can cure ignorance with knowledge, facts, etc.
These kids were ignorant about the Green New Deal. They would be stupid if, after learning these things, they still agreed with it 100%. However, they proved to me and to those of you who are willing to watch the video that they are not stupid. They do not lack common sense. They just lack information, which can be easily fixed.
Of course, there is also the issue of being misinformed, but given the clown show that the AOC camp is giving us with their handling of the Green New Deal and what it contains, I don’t think there’s much chance that people will be easily misinformed about this.
Of course, the MSM will try, because that is all they ever seek to do, but this one should be fairly easy to counteract.
But returning to these kids, I thank God that people still have some sort of common sense. Enough that, when faced with these ridiculous proposals, they show everyone that the Left lives in a bubble of their own, where they think everyone agrees with them all the time and want what they want.
This tells me otherwise.
“For wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”
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