“In the (Green New) deal, what we talk about is, it’s true, is that we need to take a look at factory farming, period. It’s wild. And so, it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that.
“But it’s to say, listen, we’ve got to address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, clarifying one of the main tenets of her Green New Deal
Last week she was dining out with her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, and he was eating a nice thick burger. Mocking tweets ensued, so she took to Twitter to claim victimization by a stalker.
Today’s read is from Gus Van Horn.
AOC and her supporters want us to panic when they declare that we have twelve years to jettison the fuels that make the lives of over 7 billion “persons” possible. They don’t care that we’ve had about a decade to “save the planet” ever since at least 1989, when the U.N. first predicted disaster: We are to ramrod through whatever program she deems correct — regardless of facts, however pesky to her; or consequences, however dire to ourselves. And she doesn’t care.
Read the entire column here.