Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn’t Reproduce Due To Climate Change

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Oh look, someone else telling us not to have children. Adorable commie dingbat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to blurt out half-baked thoughts.

Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn’t Reproduce Due To Climate Change
"Is it okay to still have children?"
Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested on Sunday night that people should consider not having children due to climate change because there is a "scientific consensus" that life will be hard for kids.​
"Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don't turn this ship around and so it's basically like, there's a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult," Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video. "And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, 'Is it okay to still have children?'"​
Ocasio-Cortez then took a shot at Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) over an incident that happened in Feinstein's office on Friday when a far-left fringe group tried to pressure Feinstein into supporting the Green New Deal.​
"You know what’s interesting about this group?" Feinstein told the group on Friday, in response to the group storming into her office. "I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I know what I’m doing."​
"You come in here, and you say it has to be my way or the highway. I don’t respond to that," Feinstein continued. "I’ve gotten elected, I just ran. I was elected by almost a million-vote plurality. And I know what I’m doing. So you know, maybe people should listen a little bit."​
Ocasio-Cortez said Feinstein's response was "like not good enough" because the legislation that the Democrats support is "frankly going to kill us."​
"This idea that 'I've been working on this for x-amount of years,' um, it's like not good enough," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Like, we need a universal sense of urgency, and people are like trying to introduce watered-down proposals that are frankly going to kill us. A lack of urgency is going to kill us."​
"The issue has gotten worse," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "So I don't think that working on an issue for 30 years alone is what qualifies as, as what someone qualified to solve an issue."​
"That said, there are a lot of people that have been doing this work for decades that have proposed ambitious solutions for years and have not been listened to," Ocasio-Cortez added. "So it's not just, 'I've been doing this for 30 years,' so we need to listen to them because frankly people have been failing at the same things for 30 or 40 years. What we need to do is say, 'What solutions have not been tried yet? And what ambitious scale have we not shot at yet.' And let's do it."​
Ocasio-Cortez has often used alarmist language when discussing climate change, repeatedly comparing fighting climate change to fighting Nazi Germany. Ocasio-Cortez has gone as far as to claim that the world is going to end in 12 years if her far-left policies are not implemented.​
"I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that 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," Ocasio-Cortez said during a Martin Luther King forum in New York City in January. "And your biggest issue, your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it? — and like this is the war, this is our World War II."​
 





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She didn’t say people shouldn’t have children. She said some younger people are considering whether they should based on climate change and she didn’t even offer an opinion on the matter either way.. unless there’s some part you left out. Because that isn’t reflected in what you posted
 





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She's like a favorite target for Republican strawmen and ridicule.

Like the Amazon thing in New York. It's funny because Republicans hate New York politics. They probably wouldn't mind seeing New York burn up entirely, but when the Amazon deal fell through it's some big thing. She's dumb for supposedly screwing New York out of jobs and tax dollars. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
 





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What exactly is a strawman? I've seem this before but I don't know its meaning
Technically speaking a strawman is when someone's argument is misrepresented then knocked down. But in general terms, it is basically called being a false witness.

Take this article for example. Now first off there are many logical fallacies. But everyone should be able to see right away that the article content doesn't really match the title. That is called misrepresentation. And it's funny because it's a poorly constructed strawman at that. They didn't even knock down the strawman they created, they knocked down a strawman from a completely different article.
 





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12 years is how long scientists estimate we have before we reach an irreversible point of no return. 12 years according to them is our deadline to make substantial significant changes. I’d have to hear her interview myself but I this appears to be nitpicking for no other purpose then to bait and discredit her.

I’m shocked so many people here are apparantly “Fox News” heads..

Whether or not you agree with climate change this is just juvenile
 





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I haven’t watched fox in a few years. The whole thing is a hoax to get us under government control. She is a joke!!! I mean a JOKE!

They have been selling us this nonsense since I was a child. It has changed forms 50 times, proven false, made millions for many, and has resulted in government regulations and government control. I’m always amazed at the people who buy it.
 





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The fact that she makes right wingers foam at the mouth like the rabid animals they are says that she is on to something, and that they fear her. They are right to.
Do you have any actual examples of right-wingers foaming at the mouth? Remember when you all said that we were losing our minds over that video of her dancing? Is it kind of like that?
 





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I’m most amazed that people in this country follow any Mainstream media. The propaganda would be very humorous to watch if I didn’t know millions of Americans drink that koolaid daily.
 





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I'm fine with disagreements towards climate change. But the way people ridicule each other is a shame. I mean if we are reducing ourselves to calling college graduates stupid, what are we saying?? Who the fuck is smart?

My philosophy is not to overthink a lightning rod. For it perfectly executes what it is meant to do. What more can you ask for more?
 





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The fact that she makes right wingers foam at the mouth like the rabid animals they are says that she is on to something, and that they fear her. They are right to.
She is making those at the left foam at the mouth as well in that they are seeing the party in some respects go so far left that they will not get the votes needed next election. There are plenty of dems that do not like her ways. As for a college degree...it meant something years ago but now you are simply getting in debt for perceived stature in life. I will be the first to admit that recent college grads have not lived enough real life to get politics fully. It doesn't matter, for there is no way she wins any election unless we have all been drugged and dumbed down further. And that would be pretty bad in that we already live in a dumbed down society controlled and distracted by divide.
 





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Do you have any actual examples of right-wingers foaming at the mouth? Remember when you all said that we were losing our minds over that video of her dancing? Is it kind of like that?

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article...-over-aocs-tax-rate-idea-and-getting-it-wrong

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/aoc-facing-off-media-fact-checkers-beating-game/


https://jacobinmag.com/2019/01/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-fact-check-kessler


And you when you distorted two things she said in one thread.


She is making those at the left foam at the mouth as well in that they are seeing the party in some respects go so far left that they will not get the votes needed next election. There are plenty of dems that do not like her ways. As for a college degree...it meant something years ago but now you are simply getting in debt for perceived stature in life. I will be the first to admit that recent college grads have not lived enough real life to get politics fully. It doe't matter, for there is no way she wins any election unless we have all been drugged and dumbed down further. And that would be pretty bad in that we already live in a dumbed down society controlled and distracted by divide.
No, those are liberals not those "on the left". They nominated a centrist corporate democrat in the last election and lost to the most unpopular candidate ever. Sanders would have won in a landslide, the only way to win is by getting the majority of Americans who are non-voters involved. Pandering to moderate-conservatives who will never support us is a recipe for disaster.