January 06, 2016

WATCH: Lifelong Democrat explains how Paris climate pact will force working people "to pay for policies that are going to damage the economy"

Rebel Staff
 

On The Ezra Levant Show, I talked at length to Professor Joel Kotkin, a liberal Democrat who opposes the Paris global warming (COP21) agreement.

Kotkin, the Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, says the agreement will force the working- and middle class of the West to pay for policies that are going to damage large parts of the economy. Meanwhile, he notes, "India and China have no intention of doing this on a mass basis."

Kotkin also critiques what passes for "liberalism" today in general.

He says Democrats (and liberal elites in general) now favor top-down, unilateral, executive actions instead of real grassroots democracy.

He says "progressive" "Silicon Valley" types in particular are insular and privileged, and their growing insistence on censoring social media and championing open borders reflects that.

"If you're Mark Zuckerberg, you want to have good ethnic restaurants and good gardeners," regardless of how that may harm ordinary American citizens.

Kotkin calls Donald Trump "a despicable person" but admits that he and Bernie Sanders "have tapped into a vast dissatisfaction" among the American public.



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commented 2016-01-11 17:16:21 -0500
The planet with all of its murderous dictators, including our own, are quickly stripping us of our freedom.
commented 2016-01-06 19:09:12 -0500
It’s so funny… lefties don’t even realize how far to the left they have drifted, and more astonishing, they refer to centrists as “extreme right wing”… all the while, they don’t realize that their drift is the cause of an equal and opposite backlash.
commented 2016-01-06 13:16:32 -0500
has anyone out there heard anyone say things are going to be just fine? I’m not hearing that … just doom and gloom in every sector.
other than the obvious liberal economists…
commented 2016-01-06 12:42:02 -0500
The Professer is telling us that the world is looking bleaker with people like Obama and Silikan Valley types in charge, however he doesn’t want to change the course by voting for someone different like Trump or Cruze.
commented 2016-01-06 12:30:58 -0500
The more people like Professor Joel Kotkin bash Trump the more they expose their hypocrisy and actually move more voters to the Republican party.