Democrat New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently posted another of her “Cooking with AOC” Instagram Live broadcasts, in which she spoke about a number of issues she holds dear and answered questions from supporters while she chopped vegetables and made chili in her kitchen.
Much of the discussion revolved around her “Green New Deal” proposal, a radical and socialistic mélange of leftist priorities surrounding climate change, environmentalism and social justice, which caused her at one point to wonder if it was still OK for people to bring more children into the world.
“Is it okay to still have children?”
“Our planet is going to face disaster if we don’t turn this ship around,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “And so it’s basically, like, there is a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult and it does lead, I think young people, to have a legitimate question.”
“Ya know, should — is it okay to still have children?” she asked.
“There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult. And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it okay to still have children?”
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There are numerous implications and inferences that could be drawn from her question, in terms of the risks of bringing a child into the world on the verge of a supposed climatic crisis. An alternative explanation, however, is that Ocasio-Cortez is declaring it morally wrong for humans to have more children when it is their own irresponsible actions driving the supposedly imminent climatic disaster.
Regardless, these remarks garnered a good amount of attention because, given Ocasio-Cortez’s socialistic tendencies, they evoked memories of communist China’s former “one-child policy” or the population-control methods of forced abortions and sterilizations implemented by it and other communist/socialist regimes around the world.
A lack of urgency is “going to kill us”
However, Ocasio-Cortez swiftly revealed that it was mostly money that was on her mind, as she continued, “Not just financially because people are graduating with 20, 30, 100 thousand dollars of student loan debt so they can’t even afford to have kids in the house, but there’s also just this basic moral question, like, what do we do?”
“And even if you don’t have kids, there are still children here in the world and we have a moral obligation to them to leave a better world to them,” she said.
The freshman congresswoman also took a subtle shot at one of the elders of her party, Democrat California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who recently faced a group of young activists demanding she sign on to Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal. Feinstein had rebuffed the protesters by informing them that she had been in Washington for more than 30 years and therefore knew what she was doing.
“This idea that if we just, ya know, ‘I’ve been working at this for X amount of years,’ um, it’s like, not good enough,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “We need a universal sense of urgency, and people are trying to, like, introduce watered-down proposals that, frankly, are going to kill us. A lack of urgency is going to kill us.”
It was already abundantly clear that, if passed and actually implemented, Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal would result in the government intruding on the most fundamental aspects of life in America … which could eventually include how many children American families are permitted to have, if any at all.