OK, so … we’re honestly not quite sure how to preface Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest plug for her Green New Deal. So we’re just going to post it here for you so you can see it for yourselves while we pick our jaws up off the floor:
Climate change is here + we’ve got a deadline: 12 years left to cut emissions in half.
A #GreenNewDeal is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for.
How did we get here?
What is at stake?
And where are we going?
Please watch & share widely ⬇️pic.twitter.com/IMCtS86VXG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 17, 2019
What if we actually pulled off a #GreenNewDeal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated and co-written by Rep. @AOC and illustrated by @mollycrabapple. https://t.co/zAMLAizbN7 pic.twitter.com/PywCR0jPUl
— The Intercept (@theintercept) April 17, 2019
What’s more terrifying? The attempt to rebrand authoritarianism as warm and fuzzy? Or the fact that AOC actually thinks that her insanity is the key to turning America into a green utopia? It’s tough to decide. Let’s just call it a draw.
This is… stunning. https://t.co/7cAMHFABYV
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) April 17, 2019
This is one of the most delusional, terrifying things I have ever seen in my life.
— Lisa Martone (@LisaMDuvall) April 17, 2019
This is ludicrous. It's almost like satire. https://t.co/AKm0FNMMzA
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 17, 2019
It is kind of like satire. We’re officially in Underpants Gnomes territory here, folks. It’s just a lot more frightening than satire because it’s being pushed in earnest by a United States Congresswoman.
It's easy to laugh at this, but the underlying creepy totalitarianism ("child of the Green New Deal," "public option guarantee" for jobs, caregiving for family described as "low-carbon work") is not funny at all. https://t.co/MgE25nYJ3u
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) April 17, 2019
What does medicare for all have to do with saving the planet? For that matter there really wasn’t anything highlighted here that would “save” our planet in this imagined 12 year mark. Seems like you’re using the guise of climate change to further your own socialist agenda.
— Eruditio (@ayoungthinker) April 17, 2019
That’s what it seems like because that’s exactly what she’s doing. If this is the future AOC wants, she can have it. On Mars. Leave us the hell out of it.
— Rick Curnutte (@rickcurnutte) April 17, 2019
Already saw the movie version. It was called Mad Max.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) April 17, 2019
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and tweets.