Young People Strike for Climate May 24

May 18, 2019

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10 Responses to “Young People Strike for Climate May 24”

    • dumboldguy Says:

      3.5% of the US population is something over 11 million people—-don’t hold your breath waiting for enough of them to stop shopping and/or watching reality TV and rally for saving the planet.

      An aside—-attended an Elizabeth Warren campaign rally at George Mason U in NO VA—along with about 1100 others. Great event—-Warren is as impressive in person as she is in the various clips that have been posted here on Crock. One of her mottoes is “I have a plan for that”, and she spoke eloquently of her goals. Some of them:
      1) End Citizens United—get dirty money out of politics
      2) End lobbying and “corruption” of all kinds
      3) Close the revolving door between government and industry, especially fossil fuels and defense contractors
      4) Full disclosure of tax returns and finances by anyone running for president
      5) Restore transparency in government
      6) Break up the huge monopolistic corporations
      7) Rein in and regulate the banking/finance sector
      8) Make the rich pay their fair share
      9) Plus much more about immigration, education, wealth and income inequality, women’s issues, health care.

      And she DID mention the environment and climate change briefly—in the context that it’s a huge problem that the Republicans are not dealing with and we can’t delay any longer.

      • dumboldguy Says:

        This just popped on The Hill

        “Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off

        “Aides and allies to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) say her policy proposals are showing signs of paying off in the Democratic primary race.

        “Warren has offered a steady series of proposals on a number of issues, from the creation of a wealth tax to improving housing for military families, that have won media attention and positive nods from liberals looking for substance in the crowded field of Democratic contenders.

        “The policy papers are a part of Warren’s wonky brand, and her supporters are embracing them with T-shirts that say “I have a plan for that,” the motto for Warren’s campaign”.

        r-300948-22504-8BA0D911EAE145998890C101FF69DA7C@news.thehill.com,

      • jimbills Says:

        Yeah, I did the math as well. The largest climate rally in history was 310K.

        I read this article on Warren a few weeks ago:
        https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/12/elizabeth-warren-profile-young-republican-2020-president-226613

        • dumboldguy Says:

          Excellent article—-I like her even more now!

          • jimbills Says:

            She’s definitely the only one really looking at a root cause of the problem – internal corruption and moneyed influence. That issue would play very well in Trump country, too, and it’s a subject Biden wouldn’t touch with a twenty foot pole:
            https://theweek.com/articles/840589/joe-bidens-big-money-problem

            I very, very rarely contribute to politicians. I don’t like or trust practically any of them. But I did contribute to her first Senate campaign.

            If she’s on the ballot when Texas rolls around, she’ll have my vote, but I’m thinking this cycle will just be a repeat of all the others – the person in the center with the money and corporate backing wins. The only exception is the rare political genius like Obama (arguable he didn’t have corporate backing or wasn’t a centrist at the time), but I’m not sure that’s her. She’s certainly passionate, articulate, intelligent, and forceful – but connecting with the majority? Anyway, we have a long, exhausting way to go to what I suspect will be a predictable end.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Don’t be so gloomy. Do you participate in any of the straw polls like KOS’s? Warren is steadily climbing, almost even with Biden and Sanders, outpacing Harris—-all the others are disappearing. I am confident that her performance in the debates will push her out front and she is going to get WOMEN on her side in overwhelming numbers, to say nothing of a lot of men. Send her more $$$—she already has one of the most extensive campaign operations and needs to pay for it (without dirty money)

      • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

        What, we shouldn’t go for “middle of the road” on climate policy?

        • dumboldguy Says:

          NOT funny! (And it would take a huge swing to the left to even get to the middle—-why not keep swinging farther until we get to something that works?)


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