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AOC Pushes Overpopulation Propaganda

AOC Pushes Overpopulation Propaganda

Postby smix » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:13 pm

AOC Pushes Overpopulation Propaganda
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URL: https://townhall.com/columnists/ashleyh ... t-n2542372
Category: Politics
Published February 28, 2019

Description: We knew this was coming. Last weekend, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist congresswoman from New York, made an Instagram video saying young people are questioning whether it’s “okay” to still have children in the age of climate change. I’m 33 years old, and I know plenty of young couples having their first, second, even third or fourth child this year. No one I know is fretting over whether their reproductive habits are acceptable to the Climate Change Cops. It seems the only people asking whether it’s “okay” to have children are the same people pushing population-control propaganda, using “climate change” as a cover story. Who are liberals talking about when they say people are having "too many" children? Certainly not upper-middle-class, college-educated suburbanites and urban elites like themselves. Those people tend to have one or two carefully planned children anyway. There’s a reason entire blogs are dedicated to the absurd parenting practices of couples in tony neighborhoods like Park Slope, Brooklyn. Rich people in Park Slope aren’t going to stop having babies because of “climate change.” They’re still going to have their own over-indulged, over-parented only children. They tell themselves it’s okay in their case. After all, they diaper their babies in eco-friendly cloth diapers, and they breastfeed until the kid is talking, in order to nurture his all-natural, organic-fed immune system. When urban elites say people are having “too many” children, they’re not talking about themselves. No, expect the Womb Police to start cracking down on the reproductive rights of poor women and women of color, because they are producing "too many" children and wrecking the scenery for the suburbanites. And it won't involve just gently instructing them to use birth control and avoid unplanned pregnancies. Get ready for coerced tubal ligations and abortions, as well as leftist social workers becoming more aggressive about ripping away poor women's kids and giving them to "better" homes to discourage them from having more. That's not "green," that's fascist. This world has a long and ugly history of leftists using ulterior motives to discourage childbearing among the “unfit.” In the past, the "unfit" were accused of poisoning the gene pool or sucking up too much welfare. Now, they're accused of causing "climate change" with their hordes of children. The ulterior motive always sounds benevolent and progressive, but the real goal is to oppress marginalized groups and send a message about their place in society. Think of the Stolen Generation in Australia, the Baby Scoop Era in 1940-1970s America, and the 1980s hysteria over “crack babies.” All of these examples involved hysteria about “overpopulation.” As Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put it, there were disingenuous “concerns” about “population growth, and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” And fake concerns about “overpopulation” have always been a part of the pro-abortion mentality. This type of pro-choicer often singles out young women, poor people, and people of color as the ones who shouldn’t be having children. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, described poor immigrants as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders,” “spawning … human beings who never should have been born.” The people screeching about overpopulation might think they support women’s reproductive rights, but they don’t. “Reproductive rights” means the right to be pregnant. It means the right to continue a pregnancy to term, and to say no to abortion—regardless of whether your parents, your doctor, or your boyfriend think you should get one. It means the right to receive adequate health care, instead of getting substandard care from a doctor who thinks you “shouldn’t” be pregnant—because you’re too young, too old, unmarried, black, an immigrant, or have “too many” kids already. It means the right to birth and raise your own children, without some authoritarian social worker showing up to judge your motherhood and try to take your kids away to a “better” home. You have no right to neglect or abuse your kids, of course. But if you’re not, you have a right to be left alone and exercise your rights as a parent. And it includes the right to bear children even though Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks you're wrecking the planet. Is it “okay” to still have children? That decision is up to you, not to authoritarian leftists bleating about climate change.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asks: ‘Is it okay to still have children’ because of climate change?

Postby smix » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:54 pm

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asks: ‘Is it okay to still have children’ because of climate change?
Life Site News

UR:; https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/aoc-a ... ate-change
Category: Politics
Published: February 26, 2019

Description: February 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, questioned over the weekend whether people should stop having children due to supposed man-made climate change. The controversial Democratic Socialist congresswoman has been known since before her election last November for numerous outrageous statements on a variety of issues, including climate alarmism. Continuing in this vein two months into her tenure of office it was this climate alarm upon which Ocasio-Cortez predicated her comments, claiming that it’s legitimate to question whether it’s “okay to still have children,” given there’s a “scientific consensus” that their lives “are going to be very difficult” because of climate change. “Our planet is going to face disaster if we don’t turn this ship around,” she stated. “And so it’s basically like, there’s 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: should – is it okay to still have children?” In comments she broadcast Sunday night via Instagram while preparing food in her kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez threw in the issue of college graduates today who enter the work world with significant debt – a liberal talking point often used to promise free tuition – to question whether it was moral to have children, because, she said, their lives would be negatively affected by college debt. “And, I mean, not just financially,” she stated, continuing on the question of whether it’s still okay to have kids, “people are graduating with 20, 30, a hundred-thousand-dollars worth of student loan debt.” “And so they can’t even afford to have kids and a house,” said Ocasio-Cortez, “but also just this basic moral question, like, what do we do?” The New York congresswoman then switched focus to children who have been born. “And even if you don’t have kids, there are still children here in the world,” she said, “and we have a moral obligation to them, to leave a better world for them.” Ocasio-Cortez, who identifies herself as Catholic, supports abortion. “Alexandria does not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on the ability of individuals to access quality reproductive healthcare services,” according to her campaign platform. “This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion, birth control, and family planning services.” She has voiced support for LGBT issues and transgenderism, which also conflict with Catholic Church teaching. She disparaged her political opponents in a campaign email six days before last fall’s election, calling for supporters to vote Democrat so “we can defeat the brutal white supremacist forces of anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant nativism, and racism.” “We can send a message to the bigots and billionaires that this country belongs to all of us,” she said in an apparent swipe at President Donald Trump. Then, continuing to the attack Republicans, she called them “the cold-hearted monsters who have repeatedly attacked our health care.”

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Climate activists frequently push population control or abortion in advancing their cause, with the argument that human beings are bad for the environment, presuming the latter takes precedence. This departure from Church teaching disregards the fact that people are made in the image and likeness of God, and that man, having a soul and this sacred designation, is a steward of the earth who precedes the environment. The Church also rejects the notion that potential perceived difficulties in a person’s nascent or potential life justify in any way either abortion or population control. Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democrat Senator Ed Markey introduced the “Green New Deal,” an exceedingly expensive plan to fight carbon emissions and implement far-reaching progressive policies, earlier this month. It has made headlines with its extreme or otherwise unrealistic, or silly components – the latter stemming from the congresswoman’s accompanying “Frequently Asked Questions” document, deleted from her website after some of is specifics were roundly ridiculed for outlandishness. Among the most controversial aspects were the deal’s promising economic security to those “unwilling to work,” and Ocasio-Cortez’s document promising to eliminate the need for air travel and flatulent cows. Ocasio-Cortez has “repeatedly [compared] fighting climate change to fighting Nazi Germany,” the Daily Wire reports, noting the socialist has claimed that the world is going to end in 12 years if her policies are not enacted. She has continued to draw media attention and mockery related to the Green New Deal and her statements, continuing with her striking back at critics of the deal at a recent event on New York City, where she said “no one else has even tried” to propose climate change policy before. Dismissing critics who’ve assessed the plan as unrealistic, vague or incomplete, Ocasio-Cortez insisted that she is in charge. “And I’m like, ‘You try. You do it,’” she stated. “‘Cuz you’re not. ’Cuz you’re not. So, until you do it, I’m the boss.’ How ’bout that?”
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest climate fix – No children for you

Postby smix » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:33 pm

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest climate fix – No children for you
Fox News

URL: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/alexand ... en-for-you
Category: Politics
Published: February 26, 2019

Description: The Democrats’ lurch toward socialism got even crazier over the weekend. The party’s brightest star, Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questioned whether it was moral for young people to have children due to climate change. In an Instagram Live video, she warned, “Our planet is going to face disaster if we don’t turn this ship around. 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. You know, should – is it ok to still have children?” Of course, crazy is part of socialism’s DNA. As it turns out, Communist China, a stalwart practitioner of socialism, has already beat Ocasio-Cortez to pondering the link between childbirth and climate change. In fact, Zhao Baige, a former vice minister of China's National Population and Family Planning Commission, used to tout forced abortions as her country’s contribution to saving the planet. At a UN climate change conference in 2009, she declared that a strong correlation existed between population growth and climate change, and that China’s implementation of a one-child policy for over 30 years lowered the world’s carbon emissions. Official Chinese figures indicate that the country’s birth rate declined from more than 1.8 percent in 1978 to around 1.2 percent in 2007. The result of 400 million fewer births, according to Zhao, converted “into a reduction of 1.83 billion tons of carbon dioxide emission in China per annum.” Most Americans would be horrified by the cruelty and tragedy of government mandated abortions as Zhao described. China’s Communist government, however, does not concern itself with those cumbersome details of basic human dignity. While Ocasio-Cortez is in no way advocating that America fight climate change by forcing state violence upon its citizens, other climate warriors have proudly advocated not having children as their way of cutting carbon emissions. Ocasio-Cortez’s musings over the weekend were somewhat different: Would life on earth be unsuitable or too difficult for children in 10 years? Regardless, her answer was the same: Do not have children. In her video she further stated, “We need a universal sense of urgency… A lack of urgency is going to kill us.” A sense of urgency certainly runs through the “Green New Deal” – her proposal for ridding America of the consumption of fossil fuels. Among other things, it calls for the upgrade or replacement of every building in the country “for state-of-the-art energy efficiency,” “high-quality” health care, “healthy food,” adequate housing, clean air and water, “access to nature,” and economic security even for those “unwilling” to work. Furthermore, the plan wants to make farting cows and air travel obsolete. The entire plan requires a massive government takeover of the economy, but that appears to be just cumbersome quibbling to the socialist representative from New York imbued with a sense of urgency. For everyone else, it is worth remembering that China’s one-child policy came with a great deal of urgency as well, and was implemented to thwart a population explosion in the 1970s. Yet after more than three decades, the disastrous effects of the policy were plain for all to see. Aside from having inflicted grave human suffering, the forcible limitation of population growth also created a demographic crisis for the second largest economy in the world. As a result, China began easing its one-child policy in 2013 to allow two children per family. Yet it does not matter if the urgent goal is climate change or population control. Socialism always comes with grand aspirations and demands tremendous sacrifice. Ocasio-Cortez’s musings that young people should not have children offer a timely reminder that a modern socialist regime has already forcibly prevented its citizens from having the number of children they wished to have, and touted such brutality as a contribution to the fight against climate change. As President Trump rightly said in a speech last week: “Socialism is about one thing only: power for the ruling class. And the more power they get, the more they crave. They want to run health care, run transportation and finance, run energy, education – run everything. They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who’s up and who’s down, what’s true and what’s false, and even who lives and who dies.” In the name of climate change, the Democratic Party’s unofficial leader seems eager to help everyone else decide who lives and who dies. She might not be interested, but history is littered with catastrophes and injustices created by socialist policies and their diktats.
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