People will not fight for what they do not believe is possible. People self-select themselves out of the picture and create self-fulfilling prophecies that allow defeat to overwhelm them to the point of inertia. The Green New Deal requires people to understand we can not only afford but can DO great things. However, that requires the answer to the “how will you pay for this?” question. Because any thinking human …
This simplistic, incorrect, and devastatingly neoliberal plan of instituting a Universal Basic Income will be the final blow against the public purpose and General Welfare Clause as well as an effective coup for the rightwing to establish cash payment as opposed to the services millions desperately need.
This is the age of disinformation to be sure, but this is playing on that peer pressure… that pressure that says “what, are you gay?”
People are conditioned to be cynical. They confuse cynicism for being "woke". Hope is a bridge too far for many.
Our lives depend on actual change, no matter whom the message might offend.