Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist gift that keeps on giving, said Friday that she had it all figured out. She knows exactly how the United States can beat back the evil forces of climate change, because, unbeknownst to most of us, we’ve already done it. Yes, that’s right, the U.S. can simply call back to our World War II strategies and defeat global warming the same way we defeated those nasty Nazis of 1940s Germany!
“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 said. “And so we’ve been here before and we have a blueprint of doing this before.
“None of these things are new ideas,” she continued. “What we had was an existential threat in the context of a war. We had a direct existential threat with another nation, this time it was Nazi Germany, and Axis, who explicitly made the United States as an enemy.”
“And what we did was that we chose to mobilize our entire economy and industrialized our entire economy and we put hundreds of thousands if not millions of people to work in defending our shores and defending this country,” she lectured. “We have to do the same thing in order to get us to 100% renewable energy, and that’s just the truth of it.”
Well, she’s finally come around to making something that resembles a point, but we’re still not quite sure we see the connection between Nazis and warm weather.
“It may seem like really big, it may seem really ambitious, it may seem really ‘radical,’” she said, “but the fact of the matter is we are dealing with a radical truth and a radical reality, and the more we choose to ignore it the worse we are doing by our children, and our grandchildren, and frankly ourselves.”
The idea that we might suddenly turn our entire economy to the war effort – the war on climate change, you see! – is perhaps Ocasio-Cortez’s silliest idea to date, but at least it actually does qualify as an idea. That alone puts it in a new league when compared to many of her campaign pronouncements, most of which amount to little more than (badly) repeating talking points she heard from the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Still, damn. This girl is not smart.