Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just compare climate change to World War II? It turns out, yes. Yes, she did.
N.Y. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was speaking to the crowd when her Civil Rights speech took a turn for the worst, picking up speed as it went.
“I think that the part of it that is generational is that millennials, and Gen-Z, and all these folks that come after us, are looking up and we’re like, the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change, and your biggest issue is, your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it?” AOC said.
On its own, the unfounded prediction is easy to dismiss. But AOC really took it too far when she tried to imply this struggle was on par with what Americans fought for in World War II.
“And like,” she continued, “this is the war, this is our World War II. And I think for younger people, we’re looking at this and we’re like ‘how how are we saying, let’s take it easy when 3,000 people died last year?'”
If the valley-girl like delivery wasn’t insulting enough, the air-headed comparison certainly is.