Who’s Up For A Green New Deal “Climate Corps”?

It would be great having a bunch of government funded green shirts running around telling you how to live your life, right?

(Washington Post) Democrats running for president on promises to slow climate change are asking young people to do more than just vote for them. Many White House hopefuls are laying out plans to put teenagers and 20-somethings to work guarding the country against the worst effects of global warming.

Core to a number of Democrats’ climate plans is the creation of a “climate corps.” Akin to the Peace Corps launched in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy as a soft-power check against Russia, a climate-focused national service program would tackle what many presidential candidates see as this generation’s greatest challenge by putting young Americans to work planting trees, restoring wetlands and aiding victims of natural disasters.

The latest Democrat to propose such a program is Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who with Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) on Thursday will unveil a bill that would establish a new civilian corps focused on environmental stewardship.

Inspired by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal-era work-relief program, Booker’s proposed Agriculture Department program would train, house and deploy youths from low-income and minority communities during two-year stints in the restoration of U.S. forests and wetlands.

Right, right, we totally need people who are triggered so badly by words that they have to go to safe rooms, freak out over improper use of pronouns, and melt-down over differing points of view to be involved in helping victims of disasters. I don’t see these city slickers doing well out in the wilderness, either. Besides the bugs and snakes and, well, nature, what if there’s no mobile service and/or wifi? How will they get a selfie to upload everytime they dig a hole? And, I don’t think the corps would allow them to wear a bathing suit or their underwear while working (because those are necessary while taking a selfie in nature, you know.) And constantly staring off into the woods to get a selfie would certainly be frowned upon, and wouldn’t get much done.

Eric Seleznow, former deputy assistant secretary at the Labor Department under President Barack Obama, cautioned administrators of any future climate corps to ensure that it gives participants marketable skills if they are going to promote it as a job-training program.

I don’t think planting trees, nagging people, and sexy selfies are really marketable skills. But, this is a good way to further indoctrinate kids into the climate cult.

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One Response to “Who’s Up For A Green New Deal “Climate Corps”?”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Have they forgotten that they already did this? It’s called Americorps. And it should be scrapped.

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