Kamala Harris seeks to ‘change human behaviors’ as part of Green New Deal

March 12, 2019

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One of the top contenders for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020 revealed her inner totalitarian over the weekend as she pontificated to a crowd in South Carolina about the urgent need to embrace mass psychological manipulation to save the planet.

At long last, the progressive utopia is closer than many imagined, as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) hopes to “change human behaviors” in order to make the Green New Deal a reality and “save future generations” in the process.

Harris eyes “changes to human behavior”

Harris is not the only 2020 Democratic candidate who has embraced the widely criticized plan to stop climate change, but she is certainly making an effort to stand out. Speaking to a crowd on the campaign trail in Myrtle Beach, Harris revealed her Maoist side.

“But there has been a failure to do that because this administration and the people who are a part of it are in the pockets of Big Oil and are denying what we know is a reality around greenhouse gas emissions and what we need to do to curb those,” she said.

Petroleum production has greatly expanded under president Trump, and the United States is expected to overtake Saudi Arabia within the next several years as the world’s leading oil producer for the first time in decades.

The Green New Deal has been widely criticized for its ambitious proposals to overhaul the economy, which would require humans to significantly change the way they live. Drafts of the plan have called for the elimination of air travel, gas-powered cars, and reductions in meat production — and presumably consumption, leading Republicans to claim that Democrats want to ban hamburgers.

Criticism poured in from conservatives on social media, who said Harris’s comments revealed the left’s true motivations to control people with the power of the state.

Harris reveals totalitarian left agenda

This isn’t the first time that Harris, who has declined to put a sticker price on the Green New Deal, which she called “affordable,” has spoken about interfering with that pesky thing called “free will” to avoid climate disaster.

“There’s no question we have to be practical. But being practical also recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to us as human beings,” Harris said in a recent CNN interview. “Being practical recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions are threat to our air, and threatening our planet. And that it is well within our capacity as human beings to change our behaviors in a way that we can reduce its effect. That’s practical. Of course we can afford it.”

Democrats have been open about the fact that the Green New Deal would require humans to make radical alterations to their lifestyle. Responding to Republicans who accused her of wanting to ban hamburgers, Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez said that “we need to take a look at factory farming, period….it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture, it’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that, but it’s to say, listen, we’ve got to address factory farming, maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

Everything old is new again

Of course, we all know what “we” means. “We,” meaning the state, need to change human behavior. We, the state, need to “look at” factory farming, whatever that means.

If this language sounds familiar, it’s because Harris and AOC are speaking from the totalitarian heart of progressive philosophy going back to Stalin and Mao. It’s not much of a secret that progressives have an itch for controlling people, and the Green New Deal is just their latest, greatest social engineering project.

However, Harris’s statist leanings might not come as a surprise to critics who are troubled by her record as top cop of California. Talk of reforming human behavior does strike a dark tone coming from the prosecutor who once laughed and joked about scaring the parents of truant children with “mean” looking prosecutors. For an idea of what overlord Harris would do with unlimited power, consider that she has also proposed reparations for slavery, favors the decriminalization of prostitution, and she seems to be fine with infanticide, too.

Congrats to Kamala Harris for pulling back the curtain on the left’s real motives.

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Matthew Boose

Matthew Boose is a staff writer for Conservative Institute. He has a Bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and has contributed to The Daily Caller and The Stony Brook Press.