Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went off on an Instagram live viewer when they mocked her prediction that the world will end in 12 years due to global warming, comparing opponents of the Green New Deal to racists fighting against the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'” Ocasio-Cortez famously said earlier this year.
While fielding questions on Instagram Wednesday, one user asked the socialist Rep. from New York how many years were left before the world comes to an end.
Her response was befitting of the perception she has carefully cultivated since being seated in the House … of being completely insane.
On Instagram live, AOC just compared climate change and the world ending in 12 years to the civil rights movement and people protesting against African-Americans… pic.twitter.com/6fcC74h5ny
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 4, 2019
“We have twelve years left to cut emissions by at least 50 percent if not more,” Ocasio-Cortez shot back. “For everyone who wants to make a joke about that, you may laugh, but your grandkids will not, so understand that the internet documents everything.”
The first part is a backpedal – Ocasio-Cortez initially referenced a United Nations report that warned significant efforts to combat climate change need to be made before 2030, then used that to claim the world will end. Now she’s using that timeline to say emissions simply need to be cut, rather than the sky will fall.
The second is a threat – come to my way of thinking or you will be exposed by the internet. Fortunately, she seems blissfully unaware that the internet will A) document her idiocy in trying to regulate cow flatulence at a $93 trillion price tag and B) When the world ends there will be no internet.
Global Warming Non-Believers Are Racist
The unhinged Democrat then pivoted to a bizarre argument, alleging opponents of her Green New Deal are just like whites in the 1960s who opposed the civil rights movement.
“They would hold up these bigoted signs and they would hold up signs that said things like ‘What about white rights?’ and all of this stuff in the 1950’s and 1960’s, so just know that in the present day there are a lot of people who hide the fact that their families and that their grandparents fought against principles of equal rights in the United States, not 100 years ago, not 80 years ago, but in this generation’s lifetime,” Ocasio-Cortez stammered.
Is she talking about Joe Biden? Or Bull Connor, an Alabama Democrat who used attack dogs and turned firehoses on black civil rights demonstrators in the early 1960s? Or Democrats in general who actually did oppose civil rights and the abolition of slavery?
“While a lot of people can hide that their grandparents did that in the civil rights movement, you should also know that the internet documents everything and your grandchildren will not be able to hide the fact that you fought against acknowledging and taking bold actions on climate change,” Ocasio-Cortez droned on.
“People who are trying to mock and delay this moment, I mean—I just feel bad for you. I just pity you for your role in history right now.”
The pity, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, is yours to keep.
Not the First Time She’s Made Wild Comparisons
This isn’t the first time Ocasio-Cortez has used hyperbole – a word three syllables longer than she’s used to handling – to promote her radical global warming agenda. In fact, she’s used the civil rights comparison before.
“This is going to be the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation,” she said one month prior to her first day in Congress. “That is the scale of the ambition that this movement is going to require.”
— The Hill (@thehill) December 4, 2018
It wasn’t that long ago she was comparing global warming to World War II.
— jason fullington (@FullingtonJason) January 22, 2019
In October of this past year, she compared climate change to Nazi Germany in a call for more radical environmental efforts in the United States.
“So we talk about existential threats, the last time we had a really major existential threat to this country was around World War II,” Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd of supporters. “And so we’ve been here before and we have a blueprint of doing this before.”
Her ignorance on all matters, when you think about it, is actually more comparable to racists in the 1960s.