The New Gods: The Inviolable Tenets of a Faith

A faith requires its pieties, and the so-called “Green New Deal” amounts to a sacrament. This is not a serious policy proposal. Its goal is the elimination of fossil fuels in transportation and power generation, though it also would phase out emissions-free nuclear power plants. It seeks to virtually eliminate domestic air travel by transitioning entirely to high-speed rail would force bicoastal Americans to a nearly 20-hour trip. This would all be done in a single decade.In the absence of a national religion, Americans have frequently adopted a variety of civic codes that mimic the inviolable tenets of a faith. Some of them are healthier than others. With each passing day, the dogma of the green revolution looks less like a healthy expression of political agency and more like a cult.  Read more: