A report from PJ Media beautifully illustrates how the climate-change contingent is aligned with Communists who hope to change the American system.
At a “People’s Climate Rally” in Oakland on September 21, the mask came off, and the underlying desire of leftists to embrace Communism was on full display. As PJ Media writes, “The primary message of the People’s Climate Rally was this: Climate change is caused by capitalism, and merely attempting to reform capitalism will not stop global warming; it is impossible to work within the existing system if we want to save the planet. We must replace it with a new social and economic system entirely.”
The report is replete with photographs of the rally, convincingly demonstrating that the Communist movement, which leftists have been portraying as ineffectual since the days of Joseph McCarthy, while consciously or subconsciously championing its principles, is rearing its head in very public ways.
What groups were represented at the rally? Here’s a short list:
The Socialist Action
The Communist Party USA
The Revolutionary Communist Party USA (which calls for a total revolution in the U.S.)
The International Socialist Organization
The Socialist Alternative
The Democratic Socialists of America
Normally, the presence of groups like these occasions snickers, but the prevailing meme at the rally was “System Change, Not Climate Change.” Take note of the keynote speaker’s words:
Our situation is dire. But before we can begin to address any of the possible solutions, it is important that we discuss the root cause of the environmental catastrophe that we are experiencing. What we are facing is a systemic problem. A conflict between two systems.
First is the environmental system, which sustains life on Earth. Then there is the economic system of capitalism that is attacking the stability of our environment. Capitalism and a healthy environment cannot coexist!
… They [the government] are not going to put a stop to the capitalist practices. They can only mitigate them. But we’re beyond the point of mitigation: What we need is transformation!
… That is why we must look at each other as allies. We are the ones that, through our collective activity, will be able to create the change that we want to see in our world. We must look around and see who agrees with us. That in order to stop what is foreseen as the sixth great extinction, that could include all of us, we’re going to have to disrupt and transform the capitalist system. That is why we say, ‘System Change, Not Climate Change!’
… We must go into our workplaces, schools, churches, communities, and talk to people about what we have learned here today.
… We can see that capitalism has run its course, and it has written its own death sentence.