By: Jared Evan
Presidential hopeful and former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg continues to slide into the far left spectrum of the Democrat party as he rolled out his plan to force all new cars to be electric by 2035 and new buildings to produce zero carbon emissions by 2025 as part of clean energy plans and began a race based political agenda as he rolled out the Greenwood initiative, a plan named after the Tulsa race massacre of 1921, aimed to help African American business owners and communities.
Bloomberg, a multi-billionaire, is a Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Climate, so it’s no shock a large part of his platform is based around “Global warming” climate theory.
A.P reported: “Bloomberg’s latest climate plans build off his December plan to cut the United States’ carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. That’s less ambitious than the Green New Deal that many of his competitors have embraced that calls for achieving net-zero carbon emissions within 10 years. Bloomberg’s plans do not include total costs or specifics on how they would be paid for details his campaign advisers say they will share later.”
His rhetoric is beginning to sound more like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez every day as his campaign blurts out popular ideas among “woke” progressives about the environment, racial inequality and constant anti Trump blather on social media.
This is a drastic turn from the pragmatic centrist Bloomberg was known for when he served 3 terms as NYC mayor.
On Sunday afternoon his campaign tweeted and posted on Facebook rhetoric you would hear from a “woke” politician like Ilhan Omar or Minister Farrakhan: “For hundreds of years America systematically stole black lives, black freedom & black labor. A theft of labor and a transfer of wealth- enshrined in law and enforced by violence…” his campaign social media handlers posted.
On his environmental goals, A.P reported: “The newest plan, released Friday, outlines how Bloomberg would cut down on pollution from cars and trucks, the nation’s biggest source of carbon emissions. While the plan calls for new federal standards requiring all new cars to be electric by 2035, it would require 15% of the nation’s trucks and buses to be pollution-free by 2030.
The irony of electric cars that escapes environmentalists like Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie sanders is that according International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit that conducts research for environmental regulators: “electric vehicle manufacturing requires more energy and produces more emissions than manufacturing a conventional car because of the electric vehicles’ batteries. Lithium-ion battery production requires extracting and refining rare earth metals and is energy intensive because of the high heat and sterile conditions involved. Most lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles in Europe in 2016 were produced in Japan and South Korea, where approximately 25 percent to 40 percent of electricity generation is from coal” according to their 2018 study.
These kinds of statements and lofty ideas are crafted very carefully by campaign analysts and are designed to appeal to a specific voting population.
The “new” Mike Bloomberg, went to Tulsa, Oklahoma last Sunday on MLK weekend to discuss his “white privilege” and discussed his latest, a plan called the Greenwood initiative, a plan named after the Tulsa race massacre of 1921.
The three major goals in the racial wealth plan, called the “Greenwood Initiative,” are increasing home ownership to 1 million more African Americans, getting more capital to 100,000 more entrepreneurs — specifically black women, who make up the fastest-growing group of new entrepreneurs — and flooding 100 impoverished neighborhoods in the country with $70 billion for pilot programs and community investments, ABC news reported.