The Wrath of Zoi
Barack Obama is once again about to expand the crass menagerie that has become his Administration. And this time, he has chosen for his zooland freak show an environmental zealot whose life ambition is to sic “SWAT teams” on unsuspecting Americans who fail to bow to her most audacious “Go Green! demands.
No, you cannot make this stuff up. First, we got a tax cheat for Treasury Secretary. Then, we got a discredited, pro-pot Seattle police chief for Drug Czar. We were saddled with a union hack for Secretary of Labor. And now, Obama has nominated for the position of Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy one Cathy Zoi, who played to the gallery at the leftwing Aspen Institute Forum by vowing that her green enforcement agenda would include:
“[N]eighborhood by neighborhood mobilization that may be like the Peace Corp meets the military where literally SWAT teams go into neighborhoods and they retrofit every single house and every single business on Main Street.”
Move over Lucrezia Borgia. The inimitable Lucrezia largely confined her villainy to the immediate family. Ms. Zoi has designs on the entire nation.
Note that Zoi pulls no punches in announcing her oppressive intentions for Main Street America. She doesn't say she wants something “sort of like” SWAT teams. Nor does she speak “figuratively.” She quite “literally” wants her Gestapo-like SWAT teams going door to door through every neighborhood in America, imposing her tyrannical will on “every single house and every single business.”
Clearly, hell hath no fury like an obsessed environmentalist handed the power to impose her will.
But, of course, you have to understand Zoi's motivation in all of this: when you are out to save the world, you cannot afford to get all wrought up over the health and welfare (not to mention, the basic rights) of the inhabitants thereof. Zoi loves mankind; it is people she hates.
You see, Cathy Zoi has firmly convinced herself that the human race has just 10 years to completely clean up, or it's lights out, doomsday, Armageddon.
Again, you can't make this tripe up. In her March 30, 2009, testimony to Congress, Zoi—then the president of Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Change—told the members of the committee, “Now, why a ten-year challenge? Well, the best climate scientists tell us that we must make swift progress to turn the corner on global carbon emissions or the ecological consequences will be irreversible.”
Ten years. Geesh, that really seems soon. Geologists tell us the earth is about 4.5 billion years old. The Bible seems to put it nearer 6,500 years. But, either way, just 10 years sure seems like a short time left for a planet that has been about to sustain itself rather handily for longer than most of us have even been alive. And now, all because of Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie, Mother Earth has less time left than the average high plains jackrabbit.
Let's face it: people like Cathy Zoi used to stumble down the street carrying hand-lettered signs reading, “Repent, the end of the world is at hand.” Now, they get high-paying jobs in the Obama Administration.
But, of course, it's not the money they'll make that the real problem. It's the money they'll take—along with the individual liberty. According to the Apollo Alliance, whose former board member, Van Jones, is the White House green jobs coordinator, it will take $500 billion to create the five million jobs new green jobs Obama has promised over the next few years. And that comes at a cost to the taxpayer of $100,000 per job.
And then, there's the cost in freedom. Cathy Zoi's threat to fill the streets with green goons going door to door to enforce her will should not be taken lightly. After all, she could soon be working for a President who in July of 2008, when running for office, told a Colorado Springs audience: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Obama got his “civilian national security force”—along with more than $5 billion in tax funds to pay their way—when Congress obsequiously passed the Serve America Act earlier this year. If he achieves his stated goal (and there is no reason to think he will not), once it is “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military, it could easily number 1,400,000, or more.
And for one Cathy Zoi—hell-bent on wreaking havoc from her vulture-like perch in the crass menagerie—that could comprise a lot of SWAT teams knocking on – and down – every single door at “every single house and every single business on Main Street.”
Carter Clews is the Executive Editor of ALG News Bureau.