The Green New Deal, on its face, is a plan to decarbonize and transform the energy sector, but in the big picture it outlines a remedy to the inherent economic and social problems of capitalism. While the ultimate solution to those problems would be a different economic system, perhaps a social democracy, we must consider the GND as part of a solution.
Can capitalism and socialism co-exist? Well, while the top 1 percent love both capitalism and the social largesse showered upon them at the expense of the rest of us, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez noted of the GND, “It’s all about how our economy should work.”
The president tweeted, “I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called 'Carbon Footprint' to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military — even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!" The tweet shows his total inability to understand or to care about this real national emergency as it unfolds daily under his watch.