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Charlie Daniels: Where Did AOC Get Inside Info That Planet Earth Is on Her Last Legs?

Charlie Daniels
By Charlie Daniels | February 8, 2019 | 4:06 PM EST

Charlie Daniels

“The world is going to end in twelve years ... .”

Is there some dire ancient prophecy, some newly discovered writing predicting the future 12-year period in which Planet Earth would just give up the ghost and all human and animal life would die from the greenhouse gas effect?

Is that where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got her inside information that planet earth is on her last legs and will cease to be inhabitable in the Year of our Lord 2031?

It seems that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and the lunatic legislative fringe of the Democratic Party have arrived, just in the nick of time to save the planet with a bit of frivolity called the “Green New Deal,” a ditzy piece of proposed legislation that would abolish the use of fossil fuels within ten years.

In other words, Ocasio-Cortez and her merry band of somnambulant geniuses would accomplish in ten short years what American industry and the greatest scientists on the planet have been trying to do for most of the last half-century and are still several decades away from, the weaning of America off oil and coal.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and her loony-bin brain trust claim that this movement would create millions of new jobs.

Well, I certainly hope so since all the jobs in the energy sector, exploration and harvesting of petroleum, coal and uranium – oh, and I forgot to tell you, no nuclear power allowed – would be done away with, which would mean the junking of oil tanker ships, pipelines, railroad cars and crews that move petroleum and coal across the country. And the millions of people who are employed in these industries, not to mention miners, refinery workers, oil field employees, automotive workers, filling stations, mechanics, tire and parts manufacturing, railroads, trucking companies and uncountable satellite businesses who depend on the energy industry would cease to exist.

Oh, and one boon for the railroads, after all air traffic is grounded for using fossil fuel, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez says that high-speed trains would transport the masses. I can’t help but wonder if these super choo-choos will run on air, or maybe just the will of the ideologues who think this stuff up.

It will be interesting – not to mention super dangerous – when our enemies realize that our fighter and bomber fleets have been grounded and that our troops will be riding on high-speed trains, where a couple of fighter jets could destroy a whole division with a couple of flybys.

And we won’t even have any of those fossil-fueled missiles to shoot back with.

Can’t wait to see how the train bridge across the Pacific will be built without fossil fuel power. Maybe a fleet of snowflakes in rowboats, or maybe Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is working plans for a floating train for international travel?

Oh, I forgot. They have to stay home in their comfort zones.

I guess electric cars are in our future folks, and I reckon these Washington wunderkinds have figured out how to produce enough electricity to charge 254.4 million cars every day, not to mention trucks, trains, and the lights on The Great White Way without using one drop of oil or coal. Yes, that’s one of the things that people seem to not understand when touting electric cars. Most of the time, the electricity for these cars that are “saving the planet” comes from – you guessed it – fossil fuels.

Wind power only works when there are sufficient winds. Otherwise, the wind turbines are often powered by – you guessed it again – fossil fuels.

America, which has withstood everything enemies have thrown at it for over two hundred years, would become totally defenseless, vulnerable to any attack from the air, unable to repel land invasion, unable to mount any rapid response, no planes, no helicopters.

Just because the U.S. would be foolish enough to go down the road of economic ruin, planned destruction of industry and safety, doesn’t mean that our enemies will follow suit.

American industry would come to a screeching halt. The production and transportation of food would be so hampered that widespread famine would result.

The production and means for timely delivery of life-saving medicine and everything from baby formula to corn meal would cease to flow.

In essence, the “Green New Deal” is a fallacy, an unrealistic fantasy with no practical answers. It is rhetoric without remedy, a lamp with no genie, a one-way street to Third World status. It’s an “Alice in Wonderland” dream, dreamed by those who live in a fog of unreality who blame the problems of the world on those who dare to prosper – and cow flatulence.

The point I’m trying to make, folks, is that this silly Shanghai La cannot be accomplished in ten years, and if there is one pragmatist, one patriot, one person in the Democratic Party with enough common sense left to count to one and enough love left for this nation, then they need to stand up and assure the American people that they will not countenance this nightmare that would ruin the greatest nation the world has ever known in ten short years.

Somebody needs to rein in the kindergartners.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

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