(Headline USA) When Americans quickly needed to raise an army to fight the Nazis during World War II, the first place they turned was to the young men who had been trained in discipline and military skills a decade earlier as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
With radical socialists now anticipating the declaration of a “climate emergency” that will supersede the normal elections process next year, likely triggering a massive public uprising and the declaration of martial law, the recent failures of an F-35 stealth fighter may have the government worried that its fleet of artificial-intelligence piloted drones may not be enough to get the job done.
Meanwhile, federal defense-spending dollars are all being rerouted to Ukraine or to helping military members fund medical procedures like abortions and transgender surgeries. And recruitment in several military branches may be at their lowest levels in decades, at least.
Thus, it may be necessary to call on its legions of Antifa foot soldiers and other radical idealogues to lend a hand—this time with an air of legitimacy and the official imprimatur of the federal government rather than the tacit, under-the-table approval of the illicit and corrupt deep state, as it received during the 2020 riots.
Naturally, in spite of an ongoing budget battle that already threatens to shut down the federal government, the embattled President Joe Biden intends to use American taxpayer dollars to pull it off.
After being thwarted by Congress, Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps that will he claims will serve as a major green jobs training program.
However, if it is anything like the New Deal’s CCC program on which it is based, it will more likely be a way of militarizing environmental extremists like the Sunrise Movement who have already been hard at work indoctrinating and radicalizing impressionable youth into believing that climate change is an existential crisis like no other.
In an announcement Wednesday, the White House claimed the program would employ about 20,000 young adults who will build trails, plant trees, help install solar panels and do other work to boost conservation and help prevent catastrophic wildfires.
The climate corps had been proposed in early versions of the sweeping climate law approved last year but was jettisoned amid strong opposition from Republicans and concerns about cost.
Democrats and environmental advocacy groups never gave up on the plan and pushed Biden in recent weeks to issue an executive order authorizing what the White House now calls the American Climate Corps.
“This summer, our country saw heat waves, wildfires and floods that destroyed communities, uprooted families and claimed hundreds of lives,” the Sunrise Movement and other organizations wrote on Monday in a letter to Biden’s White House.
“While previous executive orders and legislation under your administration demonstrate tremendous progress toward meeting our Paris climate goals and your campaign promises, this summer has made clear that we must be as ambitious as possible in tackling the great crisis of our time,” the groups wrote.
More than 50 Democratic lawmakers, including Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also encouraged Biden to create a climate corps, saying in a separate letter on Monday that “the climate crisis demands a whole-of-government response at an unprecedented scale.”
The lawmakers cited deadly heat waves in the Southwest and across the nation, as well as dangerous floods in New England and devastating wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui, among recent examples of climate-related disasters.
Some suspect that the Maui fires may have been caused by arson and fault the government’s lack of response for their escalation, which may have included the deaths of hundreds of children who remain unaccounted for, despite official reports listing fewer than 100 deaths.
Other supposed “wildfires” in California and the Pacific Northwest have been linked to arson efforts by leftist radicals, perhaps as part of an effort to hype the delusion of climate change, or simply as anarchistic acts of environmental terrorism.
A federal climate corps will “prepare a whole generation of workers for good-paying union jobs in the clean economy” while helping to “fight climate change, build community resilience and support environmental justice,” the lawmakers wrote.
The White House declined to say how much the program will cost or how it will be paid for, but Democrats proposed $10 billion for the climate corps in the climate bill before the provision was removed.
Republicans have largely dismissed the climate corps as a waste of money that would take jobs away from other workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We don’t need another FDR program, and the idea that this is going to help land management is a false idea as well,” Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said in 2021.
Rep. Joe Neguse, a Colorado Democrat who has co-sponsored a climate corps bill, said it’s important to train the next generation of federal land managers, park rangers and other stewards of our natural resources.
Neguse and other Democrats have said the program should pay “a living wage” while offering health care coverage and support for child care, housing, transportation and education.
White House climate adviser Ali Zaidi said the administration will work with at least six federal agencies to create the climate corps and will pair with at least 10 states.
California, Colorado, Maine, Michigan and Washington have already begun similar programs, while five more are launching their own climate corps, Zaidi said: Arizona, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina and Utah.
The initiative will provide job training and service opportunities to work on a wide range of projects that tackle climate change, including restoring coastal wetlands to protect communities from storm surges and flooding; deploying clean energy projects such as wind and solar power; managing forests to improve health and prevent catastrophic wildfires; and implementing energy efficient solutions to cut energy bills for consumers, the White House claimed.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press