Capitalism in crosshairs as Socialism promoted at opening event of People’s Climate March

By: - Climate DepotSeptember 21, 2014 3:49 AM with 35 comments

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New York City – Socialism was praised and promoted to raucous applause by the hundreds in attendance at the People’s Climate March event on September 20, featuring organizer Bill McKibben, author Naomi Klein, socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant and socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Update: Full Video of event available here.

The event, held at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, was titled “THE CLIMATE CRISIS: WHICH WAY OUT.” The event was permeated with socialist literature with the Socialist Alternative newspaper prominently on display.

Literature prevalent at the event.

When Kshama Sawant, a socialist who won a seat on the Seattle City Council, noted she was the first socialist elected in decades, the church erupted in applause.

“A socialist world that will deliver a high standard of living for all,” Sawant said to applause.

Sawant ripped the current economic system: “The market is God, everything is being sacrificed on the altar of profits,” Sawant declared.  “We must bring giant corporations into public ownership. You cannot control what you don’t own,” she added.

Senator Bernie Sanders ripped Fox News Channel: “We all know what Fox TV does not know. Climate change is real,” he said to laughter. Sanders declared the “debate is over.” “This is the planetary crisis of our time.”

“Unless we address global warming this planet will be even more unstable than it is today.” [Sanders also faced a momentary protest from the crowd for his supporting “war.” Activists unfurled a big banner in front of Sanders while he spoke.]

Climate marchers find Sen. Sanders too far to the right?! founder and march organizer McKibben called global warming the ‘greatest crisis.’ “This is the biggest problem that humans have ever been up against,” he declared.

McKibben warned of an apocalyptic future of human caused global warming. “The science of climate change is dark and hard,” he said and warned of 8 or 9 degree F [temperature rise] before the century is out.”

McKibben also promoted an Occupy Wall Street type climate event for Monday. (See: Climate march will feature ‘a 300-foot-long banner that reads ‘Capitalism = Climate Chaos – Flood Wall Street’) (Also see: Flashback 2013: Bill McKibben is not what he seems to be)

Also featured on the panel with McKibben was author Naomi Klein, author of the new book “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate”. See: Warmist Naomi Klein: ‘Capitalism is irreconcilable with a livable climate’ – Facing climate change head-on means changing capitalism

& See: Warmist Naomi Klein: ‘Dealing with the climate crisis will require a completely different economic system’

During the panel discussion, Klein was asked: “Even if climate change issue did not exist, you would be calling for same structural changes. Klein responded:  ‘Yeah.’

Following the panel, Climate Depot asked Klein if she would support all the same climate “solutions” even if the science was wrong.

“Yes, I would still be for social justice even if there was not climate change. Yes, you caught me Marc,” Klein answered sarcastically as she abruptly ended the interview. [Also see: EU Commissioner: Global Warming Policy Is Right Even If Science Is Wrong ]

Klein told the activists she recommended “weaving this [climate] movement into all of our movements.”

Klein also singled out Climate Depot’s Marc Morano during her panel presentation, noting that “climate deniers and Heartland Institute people like Marc Morano, who I am told is here tonight, they understand that if the science is true, if the science is right, then of course we have to break every rule in their idiotic playbook because it is at war with life on Earth. ” The audience roared with approval.

Klein noted that the “ecological clock is ticking.”

“We are dealing with an existential terror,” she added.

Climate Depot’s Morano note: [I was reported to security for just being at the event. At this McKibben panel discussion, I was told “You cannot ask questions.” My reply was, “I have lots of questions.” Attendees recognized me and delivered long monologues on what a scurrilous human I was for “denying” global warming. Organizers of the People’s Climate March were warned days ago that I would be attending the march and the activists were warned not to speak with me.  See: Climate Depot’s Morano — The Most Feared Man at the Climate March?! Receives Threatening Email & Organizers warned Morano attending march, advised ‘not to engage’ – Climate Depot is also filming for the new climate documentary ‘Climate Hustle’]

When Hillary Clinton’s name was mentioned during the event, loud boos erupted throughout the room.

Author Chris Hedges was also on the panel. In an interview with Climate Depot, Hedges seemed to acknowledge the futility of governments trying to impact the climate.

Climate Depot asked him what impact he expects UN treaties or EPA regulations to have on the climate and whether he things they are worth implementing.

“It’s the difference between resisting for a slim chance of life and sort of passively accepting your own death. Why take it lying down? Lots of people have been in a situation where they realize their probably doomed. The climate science isn’t good,” Hedges explained.

Related Links:

‘The People’s Climate March’ – just another corporate multi-million-dollar fundraiser by and Avaaz:

How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign—Business as Usual in Manhattan

Official ‘Partners of People’s Climate March in NYC: Communist Party USA; Ecosocialist Horizons; International Socialist Organization; Democratic Socialists of America; Freedom Road Socialist Organization; Freedom Socialist Party; Socialist Action; Socialist Alternative; Socialist Party USA;; Occupy Falmouth; Occupy Regina; Occupy Sandy; Occupy the Pipeline

Flashback 2013: Bill McKibben is not what he seems to be

Watch: NYT’s climate reporter Justin Gillis appears in video promoting McKibben’s climate march: ‘Disruption’ video is part of ‘People’s Climate March’

New Yorkers Mostly Unaware the Largest Climate March in History Is Coming for Them

Global warming will cancel ‘tomorrow’ says Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Pop Culture Mentions Of Global Warming Have Plummeted Since 2007

NY Mag: ‘Can Sunday’s People’s Climate march expand the movement beyond wonky white men?’

74 U.S. Senators choose NOT to support People’s Climate March

HuffPo Devotes Religion Page to Global Warming Cult Worship

‘Bill McKibben Hopes To Remove The Last Remnants Of Science From Climate Science’

Dr. Roy Spencer: ‘The Uninformed, Hypocritical, Emotionally-Driven People’s Climate March’

Senate Dems rally behind major climate march:’Climate change deniers need to pull their heads out of the sand and stop obstructing efforts to address climate change’

Warmists excited: ‘Climate March Could Be a Turning Point on Global Warming’ – May ‘transition from being a science and policy issue into a full-fledged social movement. Perhaps it will become as large as the gay rights and civil rights movements’

Flashback 2013: Bill McKibben is not what he seems to be

Alex Epstein: Six Reasons Why the UN Should Not Intervene on Fossil Fuel Use (A Response to the Misguided People’s Climate March)

Warmist Naomi Klein: ‘Capitalism is irreconcilable with a livable climate’ – Facing climate change head-on means changing capitalism

Gore preaches climate urgency at seminary: Allowing global warming is ‘Heaping contempt upon God’s creation’ – Gore warned of increasing big snowfalls due to ‘global warming’


  • Well Done

    LOL a Socialist world will loot anyone it sees fit… usually NOT “the rich”. Socialism confiscates from its perceived enemies. The real problem is that Socialism has infiltrated the media, schools and universities, bureaucracy, and even trust fund management. The latter provides millions of dollars in funding, as do the public sector unions. That is where these protests get their funding. That is how they can bus people in, have top quality signs, speeches all pre-cooked, the whole lot.

    These “protest” rallies are really just propaganda, and are an attempt to give the impression of the cause having broad popular support… and, they are an attempt to intimidate society. Almost nothing they say is true.

    • Tj B

      Communism/Socialism – making people equally poor since 1917.

  • Realist

    The libcult proudly unfurls the standard under which libcultists of all stripes march (climate cultists, “inequality” cultists, ad nauseum) so there can no longer be any doubt of the wellspring of all of the libcult factions – The Big Lie of Socialism.

    The libcult journOlistas will now carefully manicure away and hide these links in order to protect their libcult bretheren. All “reports” offered by the journOlistas will focus only on AGW hyperbolic assertions and emotive, red faced outrage from the AGW communitariat that they have to suffer the flat Earth “deniers” in all of their hateful insolence.

  • Frank_H

    This may be the biggest group of idiots ever to gather in one place.

    • PaleRider

      I don’t know…there is Washington,DC to consider

  • BDonk

    Give me corporate elite over government elite all day, any day.

    • Kevin

      Yes, the corporate elite can NOT kill you. Lol

  • D. M. Mitchell

    If they are so concerned, they should go home. Not drive their cars or take any form of transportation that doesn’t run on renewal energy, stop using plastics, get rid of their electrical-sucking devices (computers, TV’s, ect), don’t run the A/C in the summer, only set the heater in the winter to 40 F (just wear more clothes to keep warm). I have no doubt that the leaders and organizers are liars and charlatans, but how can so many of the “little” people not do their due diligence and real research into this issue? How can so many of them be so gullible, ignorant, or just plain stupid? It boggles the mind.

    • Kevin


      • D. M. Mitchell

        I’m sorry Kevin, I’m an old guy. I don’t understand your reply. Care to educate me?

        • Kevin

          Ha! It means “yes” or “I agree”. Or it can mean a question or “really?”, like, if someone says, “I just got arrested for writing the word ‘terrorist’ on a piece of paper.” and I would say, “Word!?” like “Really!?”. It is slang from early 90’s hip hop. I’m not that young myself and I am just starting to not know what is cool. Well, in the 90’s it was cool to NOT be cool. Hence, why I still say, “Word?!” Lol I agreed with everything you said.

          • D. M. Mitchell

            Too late Kevin (lol). I remembered Urban Dictionary and looked it up yesterday. But, hey, thanks for the comprehensive reply.

  • AlliCANsayisWOW

    From a trusted source of DATA that climate depot uses (RSS) even though they could get the same data free but that might allow you the reader to double check their opinions:
    “Over the past 35 years, the troposphere has warmed significantly. The global average temperature has risen at an average rate of about 0.13 degrees Kelvin per decade (0.23 degrees F per decade).
    Climate models cannot explain this warming if human-caused increases in greenhouse gases are not included as input to the model simulation.
    The spatial pattern of warming is consistent with human-induced warming. See Santer et al 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012 for more about the detection and attribution of human induced changes in atmospheric temperature using MSU/AMSU data.”

    • Gregson14

      Planet Earth has spent 80% of it’s 4.5 Billion years with atmospheric concentrations of CO2 at 4000 ppm or greater – an order of magnitude (10X) greater than current levels of CO2 in our atmosphere – and guess what?… the Planet survived just fine… all by itself!

      In fact on an existential scale – Planet Earth is experiencing historic low levels of CO2 in our atmosphere (400 ppm) – we can therefore claim with statistical justification and conviction that there is a greater chance of Planet Earth becoming a frozen and lifeless planet (much like Mars); simply because we are closer to a CO2 deficiency on the planet than we are to an over-abundance of a compound (CO2) that is essential to all plants on Earth. Carbon Dioxide also forms the very basis of the food chain in our Oceans – CO2 is consumed almost exclusively by vast quantities of algae and plankton that feed the small shrimp and krill that sustain the baitfish, who in turn are prey for the larger Ocean predators. Without CO2, our Oceans would be dead – our atmosphere would be toxic and the Planet would be lifeless!

      I suppose under the auspices of the United Nations IPCC, we can expect the hype and ramped-up rhetoric to increase – soon to be augmented by the Progressive Carbon Tax, the Fresh Water Tax, the Sunshine Tax and last but not least, the Oxygen Tax!

      All of it coming to you via the “lock-step” agenda of a Progressive platform near you!…

  • Perplexed

    Did anyone pick up on the background where Bernie was speaking about Global Warming? How appropriate!

  • Perplexed

    How many people showed up for this event?

  • Demo P. Seal; PouponMarks

    Socialism will deliver a Cuba, Venezooela, and Arjunktina, for all. Equal misery.

  • CM

    No coal…LOL…the latest propagandized trend. We all see where “no nukes went”…the most dangerous form of energy there is.

    • CM

      …and all about Agenda 21.

  • Kevin

    Good Lord! I thought I was NUTS! Lol

  • David2020

    Having the price of fossil/carbon based energy reflect its real costs instead of allowing its providers to externalize those costs onto society as a whole is not socialism.

    • klem

      Then having the price of wind/solar based energy reflect its real costs, instead of allowing its providers to externalize those costs onto society as a whole, is not socialism either.

      • David2020

        You raise a complicated question. Oil and gas production has been heavily subsidized for decades, in many, many forms.

        The check is coming due.

        • klem

          I hope so, gas is taxed at around $.50 a gallon. Can’t wait for that check.

          And gas is taxed at around $1.50 a gallon up in Canada. I’ll bet they can’t wait for their checks either.

          • David2020

            Percentage depletion.

            Expensing of drilling costs that every other business would have to capitalize and deduct over time as depreciation or amortization.

            Ridiculous transfer pricing schemes that lock up profits offshore and minimize taxes paid in the United States.

            Royalties to the Middle East monarchies that are disguised as taxes so that they can offset U.S. tax liability dollar for dollar — a direct transfer to those countries out of the U.S. Treasury under tax decrees drafted in New York to accomplish that purpose with the bought and paid for approval of American politicians.

            I could go on.

            Gas tax? You make me smile, klem.

          • klem

            And you me, David. Where’s my check?

          • David2020

            Stick around, but regrettably it will be due from you, not to you, and made out to the producers of fossil fuel energy.

          • klem

            Hmm, in that case I think I’ll stick with the subsidies. Thanks.


  • karlie

    Wanted to share a quote I recently read, “Any fourth grade history student knows Socialism has failed in every country, at every time in history. President Obama and his Democrats are either idiots or deliberately trying to destroy their own economy.” Valadimir Putin, Russian President. Also, PM Margaret Thatcher has said that Socialism will never work because sooner or later, you run out of other peoples money. Well, this President has already run up a debt in less than 6 yrs. in office of over 7 Trillion dollars obviously trying to equally distribute USA funds to the rest of the world and now America is in more debt than we can ever repay. Nope doesn’t work. Capitalism is the Individually Freest Economic System there is and look forward to the day when Government will once again allow it to work as it should. Made America the strongest, most prosperous nation on earth, was business friendly and everybody who wanted a job, had a job. We were all much better off than now.

  • wtf0804hydroponics

    War with life well democrats support abortion, these are funny mother frackers.

    • klem

      Leftists are the most empty headed, contradictory and hypocritical people in our society.

  • Onyabike

    I have decided to rebrand this ‘protest’ as “The Climate Long March” in honour of Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party:
    How disappointing in this information age to see the uninformed masses marching in NY and calling for the failed socialist experiment to save them from the non-issue of a changing climate. That people from our developed and plentiful nations should protest, demanding that the weak and impoverished be denied the very energy that created our wealth is hypocritical. That we should also demand the very same tyrannical political systems which have oppressed those same poor nations for generations is ironic. Truly, the ‘climate change’ meme has become empty political dogma.

  • Gregson14

    Make “the Lie” Big!… make “the Lie” Simple!… and Repeat Often!…

    Subjugating the Masses is the Socialist’s Way!…

  • cmesic
  • wcplace

    Bernie Sanders, proof that the nimrods living in Vermont have permanent brain freeze!