“We’ve got to start eating babies, we don’t have enough time, there’s too much CO2.”
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:
Anthony Watts doesn’t get it (though several people in the comments do), and nor does Pierre Gosselin. The Breitbart article only says towards the end that it’s not clear if it’s real or a spoof.
An organisation called Lyndon LaRouche says it was behind the stunt.