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WAS THERE EVER A TIME WHEN THE RICH SUFFERED MORE THAN THE POOR AND MINORITIES?

[NOTE: Sorry! My hosting platform, used by many Fortune 500 corporations, suffered a temporary failure yesterday. The blog entry "CALIFORNIA'S HOMELESS HUSTLE" is available on the OCS website.]

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There is no doubt in my mind that the environmental movement has been thoroughly infiltrated by fifth-column communists who wish to destroy America from within. The movement not only funds our enemies using taxpayer funds but also allows the evildoers to use our laws against us to limit our economic growth and beneficial progress. When examined closely, the environmentalists are not only de-growthers but a metastasizing malignancy to implement wealth redistribution and control the levers of power within our government. A political agenda far outside the original goals of curtailing pollution and providing good stewardship for our natural resources.

To this end, the communists have assumed operational control over the Democrat Party and Republican establishment and globalist malefactors.

The Environmental Protection Agency, a toxic governmental communist instrument …

Epa-1EPA Launches New National Office Dedicated to Advancing Environmental Justice and Civil Rights

EPA's historic Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights will position the agency to better advance environmental justice, enforce civil rights laws in overburdened communities, and deliver new grants and technical assistance

EPA announced that it is establishing a new national office charged with advancing environmental justice and civil rights. The creation of the new Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights delivers on President Biden's commitment to elevate these critical issues to the highest levels of the government and solidifies the agency's commitment to delivering justice and equity for all.

[OCS: I was unaware of the extent to which an agency dedicated initially to protecting the environment, including land, water, and air, has now been radicalized into a civil rights enforcement agency with police powers.]

The new office will dedicate more than 200 EPA staff in EPA headquarters and across 10 regions towards solving environmental challenges in communities that have been underserved for far too long. These staff will engage with communities with environmental justice concerns to understand their needs, as well as Tribal, state, and local partners; manage and disburse historic levels of grants and technical assistance; work with other EPA offices to incorporate environmental justice into the agency's programs, policies, and processes, as allowed by law; and ensure EPA funding recipients comply with applicable civil rights laws. The office will be led by a U.S. Senate-confirmed Assistant Administrator, to be announced at a later date.

[OCS:  Toxic pollution is toxic pollution, period! The politically-connected elites created and enforced NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) policies and invented pollution offset credits that allowed gross polluters to continue polluting local areas after purchasing climate indulgences created by planting trees in a remote rainforest.]

"President Biden and I have been clear: we must ground our work to address the climate crisis and our greatest environmental challenges in justice and equity," said Vice President Kamala Harris. "The establishment of a new office dedicated to advancing environmental justice and civil rights at EPA will ensure the lived experiences of underserved communities are central to our decision-making while supporting community-driven solutions."

[OCS: The climate crisis is a manufactured media creation designed to empower global elitists as they continually protect or enlarge their assets at the expense of the public on their march to a more authoritarian government.]

"From day one, President Biden and EPA have been committed to delivering progress on environmental justice and civil rights and ensuring that underserved and overburdened communities are at the forefront of our work," said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. "With the launch of a new national program office, we are embedding environmental justice and civil rights into the DNA of EPA and ensuring that people who've struggled to have their concerns addressed see action to solve the problems they've been facing for generations."

The new office will oversee the implementation and delivery of a $3 billion climate and environmental justice block grant program created by the Inflation Reduction Act, a critical component of the law's historic $60 billion investment in environmental justice. The office also will ensure EPA's implementation of other funding programs provided by the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and regular appropriations meet or exceed the President's Justice40 Initiative.

[OCS: Aha! And there it is – wealth redistribution and the funding of politically-connected special interests. The fact that the "Inflation Reduction Act" is an overt lie and is simply a portion of the communist's "New Green Deal" should make it obvious this is the progressive communist democrat's grab for money and political power.

For those unfamiliar with the Justice40 Initiative, it sets a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution. This begs the question, shouldn't they get 60% or more of the allocations until the issue is remediated if these areas are so underserved? And don't look too closely as the initiative directs funds into non-productive, unstable, and costly green power deals fronted by politically-connected special interests and appointees. "The categories of investment are: climate change, clean energy, and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, and the development of critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure."]

The new office is the latest significant action under President Biden's aggressive approach to embed environmental justice, civil rights, and equity across the government, and follows the launch of several initiatives.

[OCS: I would suggest that this initiative will further embed more progressive communist democrat operatives deep within the government bureaucracy where they can actively promote their toxic agenda and inhibit any attempts at reform. I think it is time to limit foreign and dual-citizen nationals from government positions and to reimplement a legally enforceable loyalty oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution.]

Background

EPA created the Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights Office by merging three existing programs at the agency: the Office of Environmental Justice, External Civil Rights Compliance Office, and Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center. The new office will:

  • Improve and enhance the agency's ability to infuse equity, civil rights, and environmental justice principles and priorities into all EPA practices, policies, and programs.
  • Support the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies regardless of race, color, national origin, or income.
  • Engage communities with environmental justice concerns and increase support for community-led action through grants and technical assistance.
  • Enforce federal civil rights laws that, together, prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including on the basis of limited-English proficiency); sex; disability; or age by applicants for and recipients of federal financial assistance from EPA.   [OCS: A new protected class – "limited-English proficiency?"] 
  • Provide services and expertise in alternative dispute resolution, environmental conflict resolution, consensus-building, and collaborative problem solving.

For more information, please visit the new Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights website.

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Believe the progressive communist democrats when they tell you what they are about!

Excerpts from the radical, far-left publication, The Atlantic…

What Many Progressives Misunderstand About Fighting Climate Change

The good news is that, with reasonable reforms, the energy transition is fully within reach. Private investment in clean-energy technology is skyrocketing, and even Big Oil is starting to realize there is no future in fossil fuels.

[OCS: There is no sustainable, reliable energy transition capability in existence and crippling our current fossil fuel-based energy sources is economic suicide!]

But this may not be enough for some environmentalists. Jamie Henn, an environmental activist and the director of Fossil Free Media, recently told Rolling Stone, “Look, I want to get carbon out of the atmosphere, but this is such an opportunity to remake our society.

[OCS: Did you sign on to eliminate pollution or to remake society – a code phrase for destroying the capitalist system and replacing it with an authoritarian regime?]

Many progressive commentators similarly believe that countering climate change requires a fundamental reordering of the West’s political and economic systems. “The level of disruption required to keep us at a temperature anywhere below ‘absolutely catastrophic’ is fundamentally, on a deep structural level, incompatible with the status quo,” the writer Phil McDuff has argued. The climate crisis, the Green New Deal advocate Naomi Klein has insisted, “could be the best argument progressives have ever had” to roll back corporate influence, tear up free-trade deals, and reinvest in public services and infrastructure.

Such comments raise a question: What is the real goal here—stopping climate change or abolishing capitalism?

The belief that top-down decision makers can choreograph precisely how the clean-energy revolution will proceed runs deep in progressive circles. In the manifesto describing his version of the Green New Deal, Bernie Sanders declared, “To get to our goal of 100 percent sustainable energy, we will not rely on any false solutions like nuclear, geoengineering, carbon capture and sequestration, or trash incinerators.”

[OCS: Modern nuclear technology is the cleanest, sustainable energy source in an industrialized economy – just ask France. It’s no wonder why the progressive communist democrats vilify nuclear energy.]

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Bottom line…

If you haven't noticed, former President Obama, an un-American communist, anti-white, anti-Semite racist, and his acolytes are firmly in control of the Biden Administration – headed by a corrupt senile fool who can still read (mostly) a teleprompter.

To say that we are screwed as we approach the 2022 and 2024 elections is an understatement.

-- Steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS