This clip from an Ocasio-Cortez meeting in New York seems to have gone viral. A woman in the audience says “Your next campaign slogan has to be this: we’ve got to start eating babies, we don’t have enough time, there’s too much CO2…”
She is quite convincing, and I confess that it took me a few minutes to realise that this was a piss-take based on Jonathan Swift’s Modest Proposal.
It’s interesting how few people realise that this was supposed to be satire. We’ve seen this many times before in the climate arena; it’s called Poe’s law – what the climate cultists say is so ridiculous and extreme, that when someone tries to make fun of it, they are taken seriously. Remember the Brad Keyes incident at WUWT?
As usual, both sides were fooled. Bloomberg who posted the video described the person as “a climate change activist”. AOC herself says the woman was in crisis and may be suffering from mental health issues:
An organisation called Lyndon LaRouche says it was behind the stunt.
Lyndon LaRouche PAC (@larouchepac) October 04, 2019
Here is a video of another member of the team, wearing the same T-shirt. “We’re taking orders now that can be fulfilled for Thanksgiving”.