Proving once again that social justice lunacy lurks forever deep in the heart of radical leftists, Vice President Kamala Harris interrupted a NASA presentation to flash her woke creds and make sure everyone knew that Black Trees Matter.
Harris asked NASA if it could use satellites to track trees “by race” in certain neighborhoods as part of “environmental justice,” noted Jake Schneider, deputy director of rapid response at Republican National Committee.
Kamala Harris interrupts a NASA presentation to ask if NASA "can measure trees" as part of "environmental justice." pic.twitter.com/POoArDzaGc
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) November 6, 2021
Harris: “Can you measure trees — part of that data that you are referring to, [and it’s an issue of] EJ, environmental justice — that you can also track by race their averages in terms of the number of trees in the neighborhoods where people live?”
The Twitterverse promptly went into orbit over the Veep’s vacuous inquiries:
“Too many White (Supremacist) Pines, not enough gender neutral Black Walnuts!” wrote one Twitter user.
“It looks like black communities will receive reparations in the form of trees,” wrote another, along with the pressing question, “So people no longer have biological genders but trees, a plant, have races?”
“I can’t get over the fact that ‘environmental justice’ and ‘tree equity’ are real phrases Democrats use,” wrote GOP strategist Matt Whitlock. “Reads like parody.”
It isn’t; and not only do Democrats actually use phrases like “tree equity,” but they’re also spending huge amounts of other people’s money to promote it.
A section of President Joe Biden’s dubiously-named Build Back Better spending splurge reportedly includes $2.5 billion dollars towards “tree equity” and “increasing community tree canopy.”
According to the bill, the money is meant “to provide multi-year, programmatic, competitive grants… for tree planting and related activities to increase tree equity and community tree canopy and associated societal and climate co-benefits, with a priority for projects that benefit underserved populations.”
At least, thanks to the effort and concern of Spacey Cadet Harris, NASA will be working to ensure that Black Trees Matter and are getting planted in all the right neighborhoods.