February 19th, 2019
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We are entering a period where our teenagers were born after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and growing up without a major conflict or cause, and with a twisted perspective on history, there is a strong movement to create a difference, whatever that difference may be.

Time after time we have heard references to World War II or to Adolph Hitler, but the references are hollow. Still, what is being compared to these show that a new generation wants to have a historical moment and are willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

While the youngest member of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York City, may be the spokesperson for the Green New Deal, she is not the only one pushing it. She believes that fighting climate change requires “a new national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II.”

What these people miss is that the worldwide mobilization was against the same fascist tyranny they are espousing with heavy-handed government.

Between 70-85 million people were killed in a five-year period of World War II, and about 55 million of those were civilian casualties. Of those, 6 million Jews were killed because of their faith.

Nothing compares to that. Nothing.

Trying to equate today’s petty political differences to World War II shows how desperate these people are to push their agenda, to be a hero of something.

To convince people to follow their world view, Cortez claims that the world “only has 12 years left” to make changes or all is lost.

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