Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez filled her federally mandated quota of saying at least one idiotic thing per week when she mused on Instagram Live about whether or not people should have children in light of the terrible climate catastrophes that are surely waiting for us just around the corner.
“Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around,” she said. “There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult.”
She said that many young Americans were now wrestling with a serious question: “Is it OK to still have children?”
This got the usual amount of blowback from conservative media, some of which went a little overboard. We didn’t really take it as Ocasio-Cortez launching a platform against having children; we took it as evidence that the young New York Democrat was wildly overstating the seriousness with which young Americans take the left’s climate hoax in the first place.
We took it as evidence, in other words, that she lives in a bubble of nuttery so thick and impenetrable that she actually thinks that anyone outside of Washington, New York, and, say, Berkeley would let this hysteria affect their lives. Maybe they’ll pass up a straw every now and again. Maybe they’ll even buy a hybrid car (but mostly because they like the novelty). But not have kids? Because Al Gore said the polar bears are running out of places to stand? Um…no.
But hey, looks like good ol’ AOC knew what she was talking about for once.
From Business Insider:
An INSIDER poll conducted on SurveyMonkey Audience found that nearly 30% of Americans either strongly agree, agree, or somewhat agree that a couple should consider the negative and potentially life-threatening effects of climate change when deciding whether or not to have children. Just more than 8% of Americans strongly agreed that climate change should be a consideration.
Just more than 40% of Americans said they either somewhat disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree that climate change should play a role in the decision to have children. About 18% of Americans strongly disagreed that the future impacts of climate change should be considered by would-be parents.
Twenty-two percent of respondents said they neither agreed nor disagreed, and 7% said they did not know.
If you ever pondered how much influence liberal celebrities and the mainstream media actually have over our nation, wonder no longer. This poll shows exactly how dangerous this left-wing groupthink is.
No wonder there’s such a mad rush to protect illegal immigration in Washington. A third of our country’s citizens are so eaten up with propaganda that they’re putting the brakes on reproduction.
We may indeed have a catastrophe coming our way – but “climate change” will only play an incidental role.