Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) held a town hall in her district last night and it turned into one for the books. Not because of any policy that she was trying to push but because of the reaction of one of the members of the audience.
A woman stood up and began decrying climate change, saying we only had a few months left, and that Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t moving fast enough. Then it really went over the slide. Have a listen as she demands that in order to stop the CO2 we have to “eat the babies.”
One of Ocasio-Cortez's constituents loses her mind over climate change during AOC's townhall, claims we only have a few months left: "We got to start eating babies! We don't have enough time! … We have to get rid of the babies! … We need to eat the babies!" pic.twitter.com/uVmOnboluI
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 3, 2019
Now we were really hoping someone was not that ill. The delivery and “even if we bomb Russia” would suggest that. She even had an “eat the babies” shirt. And this morning, the LaRouche group is saying she was a troll, part of their group.
But the problem, of course, is that there is so much extremism when it comes to the climate change cult, one can never be completely sure. We’ve seen kids freaking out and crying desperately because they think the world is going to die in 18 months, 3 years or 12 years depending on whatever line it is they’ve been sold.
People like Ocasio-Cortez have stoked such fears with their extreme and false rhetoric.
So did AOC take any responsibility for the freak-out during her town hall? For cultivating a climate of crazy reactions? No.
While she does say we do have “more than a few months,” she really doesn’t do more than that. She doesn’t say no, we don’t need to eat the babies.
But she did go all-in on Twitter, blaming folks on the right for their reactions to the woman’s remarks and using the woman’s response as an excuse to push Medicare for all.
This person may have been suffering from a mental condition and it’s not okay that the right-wing is mocking her and potentially make her condition or crisis worse. Be a decent human being and knock it off.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 4, 2019
Twitchy picked up some of the pushback to Ocasio-Cortez.
If she’s got mental problems they are exacerbated by the scare mongering you are a part of re the climate. If you want to be compassionate tell the truth.
— Dondi's Girl (@dantes_daughter) October 4, 2019
When you tell people they're all literally going to die if we don't do something within 12 years to save the planet, you inspire this kind of derangement. Grow up and stop blaming everyone else for everything that's wrong and own the big part you're playing in this madness. https://t.co/hliciLMFpL
— CDB (@quietnolonger) October 4, 2019
You gotta admire how she can turn herself not rejecting a proposal to actually eat babies into an attack against the right-wing. https://t.co/ZUaEPJjN9G
— Jaroslav Ženíšek (@ZenisekJaroslav) October 4, 2019
Because the problem is no matter the story with this woman, Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk are fanning the flames of hysteria about climate change and a bunch of other things they paint as existential threats to gain more government control over us.
And that’s no joke.