Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) recently tweeted out a video showing the horrific damage Hurricane Dorian inflicted on the Bahamas, using the natural catastrophe as yet another excuse to climb back up on her carefully crafted soapbox. Ocasio-Cortez blames “man-caused climate change” for nearly all ills, much the way Hitler blamed the Jews, and with just as little reason.
AOC wrote: “This is what climate change looks like.” No, girl, this is what tragically bad weather and political opportunism looks like. The former is unfortunate, if historically unavoidable. The latter is inexcusable. She then claimed climate change “hits vulnerable communities first.” How? Does she think it is a sentient being? Is “climate change” selectively local and ergo not a global-scale problem? That seems counter-intuitive and is certainly not what alarmists have been telling us for years now. Or perhaps she believes President Trump and his evil cadre have somehow figured out a way to harness and direct hurricanes in the manner of radio-controlled devices such as cars and planes.
The Wacky One further opined: “We either decarbonize & cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.” That is not the choice we face. One might ask her how many people existed before the industrial revolution started releasing man-caused greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Answer: the population of the world was under 1 billion in 1790, just prior to the start of the Industrial Era. It is 7.7 billion today. Hmmm. What percentage of the global citizenry was mired in poverty in 1790? Today? What was the average global life expectancy—in years-- prior to the industrial revolution? What is it today? What are the respective infant mortality rates (not counting abortions, a recent, totally man-caused genocide).
Proving that old white men can be just as ignorant as young women of color, presidential candidate and socialist stalwart Bernie Sanders tweeted, “Let us be clear: Hurricane Dorian has everything to do with climate change, which is the existential crisis of our time.” No, Bernie, “the existential crisis of our time” is the combination of ignorance, arrogance, and shamelessness that defines the modern Democratic Party.
If a meteor hit a gay bar, do you really think a conservative politician would race to get in front of a camera to say, “this is what the wages of sin looks like?” Or take to Twitter to tweet, “Let us be clear: this has everything to do with culture change?”