Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued one warning that turned into a career-killing lie

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is dug in.

The freshman Congresswoman is using every tool at her disposal to push a socialist takeover of the United States.

But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued one warning that turned into a career-killing lie.

So-called “climate change” is the lynchpin of the socialist agenda.

Leftists like Ocasio-Cortez use the manufactured threat of so-called “global warming” to impose massive lifestyle choices on the American people, such as population control and banning hamburgers, fossil fueled cars, and airplane travel.

Plus, they will hype any weather event to scare Americans into accepting their environmental tyranny.

Ocasio-Cortez used Hurricane Dorian to falsely claim that so-called “climate change” caused the storm’s lethal intensity.

Breitbart reports:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — an outspoken proponent of the Green New Deal — tweeted footage of the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian and warned that it is exactly “what climate change looks like.”

Hurricane Dorian, formally a powerful Category 5 storm, battered the Bahamas for days, leaving at least seven dead along with a devastating path of destruction. Ocasio-Cortez attempted to use the natural disaster to push for climate change-related action.

“This is what climate change looks like,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote alongside a video showing the devastation in the Bahamas.

“It hits vulnerable communities first. I can already hear climate deniers screeching: ‘It’s always been like this! You’re dim,’ etc. No. This is about science & leadership. We either decarbonize&cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.”

This is clearly a lie.

Hurricanes have always existed and posed a threat to humans that lived in their path.

Democrats are embracing Ocasio-Cortez’s radicalism on so-called “climate change” because it is popular with their base.

At a CNN climate town hall, candidates came out in favor of banning plastic straws, changing dietary guidelines to reduce meat consumption, government buybacks of cars, and massive carbon tax increases.

It was the greatest gift Donald Trump’s re-election campaign could have received.


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86 Responses

  1. Love babies not kill them says:

    Kotex is a dumb fk. Too stupid to be in conress. We need to get eid of her and themrest of the dem terrorists

    • Love babies not kill them says:

      Kotex is a dumb fk and too stupid to be in congress. We need to get rid of her and the rest of the dem terrorists.

  2. Twykes says:

    Vasu agenda 21. This is what dems are pushing.

  3. Gregory Sullivan says:

    Did anyone here about AOC’s latest comment about the electoral college?
    She called it and I quote:
    “affirmative action for rural hillbillies”

    • lyn says:

      I could easily strangle this stupid bitch.

    • TOMMIE CLARK says:


  4. gm says:

    the earth goes through climate changes every 600 or 800 years and returns to normal in every 100 or 200 yrs back to form as it was created to do just that. Nothing can go wrong, the climate will adjust by itself with the various elements put there to protect it.

  5. Jim says:

    Until someone gets a backbone.Nothing will happen to her.And she knows it.She knows she can say and duo as she pleases.

  6. Steel Magnolia says:

    PLEASE to ALL: FYI =
    ” Environmental Change ” IS
    Totally Different Than
    > KNOW ‘That’___
    > EX: ‘we’ <<< DO NOT 'influence' SUN/ Planets
    & 0r Moon IN the Solar System, Much less the
    'MilkyWay Galaxy'/ 0R the 'multiple UNIVERSES' ___

  7. Robert Sylvester says:

    If climate change was the real crisis the Democrats are hyping – why are they all – Al Gore – Leo DeCaprio – Bernie Sanders – and many more – flying around in huge airliners – plus living in muti-millionaire homes with AC and massive heating systems – plus we in the US are not the biggest polluters in the world – check out China and India . Democrats expect us to give up AC – cars – beef burgers – airplanes – trains – etc. – just to get themselves elected .

    • Barbara says:

      Climate change actually is a real crisis but the cause is the part that’s debatable. No matter how we change our behavior, the planet is still getting warmer, the ice packs are still melting and the weather is still changing. The climate change is happening on Mars as well so it is unlikely it’s man made. Given all that, we are polluting our only planet and squandering its resources. I don’t think using paper straws instead of plastic straws will matter that much. I’d much prefer to see them stop taking barges of garbage out into the ocean and using the ocean as their landfill. That will likely have a greater impact to reduce garbage ending up on the beaches. I’d also like the scientists to apply themselves to solving how we will be able to survive with a warmer planet since it’s coming whether we like it or not. Renewable energy sources would be fantastic to so maybe we can repair the ozone layer. Don’t get trapped in the “normalcy bias” that makes you believe everything will continue the same as it has been. Major changes are coming our way and we will need to find a way to deal with them.

  8. Brenda Gerry says:

    Climate change has been over played by democrats. Listen to weather scientists and it is not that dangerous at this point and would not be for a long time. Secondly, the whole world has to be into all the changes that the democrats want and they will not be. Democrats you have nothing to run for President for so you make it up.

  9. chief1937 says:

    NEWS FLASH:: It is God that controls the weather not man.

    • PAT H says:

      I have always said that only GOD controls the weather.
      But the IDIOTS just don’t or won’t get it.

      • Mary says:

        I so agree, do these “climate change idiots” not know anything about geology, there have been changes over the millions of years, when there were no industrialized countries, just plant life and animals which have not existed for thousands of years, the ice age, God created this world and the changes which have occurred were created by the God who created Adam and Eve. I feel sorry for these people who did not receive the education they should have received in secondary education, plus the sciences they SHOULD have taken.

    • Barbara says:

      You are obviously unaware of the many ways humans can affect the weather. Cloud seeding is a common example but there are others.

  10. Don Jusn says:

    What is sad is when it is time for AOC to run for reelection, she will be voted in for her second turn. She lives in a district in NYC that is highly liberal and these idiots living there will vote her in again. The voters there do not care about AOC’s lopsided ways of thinking. Their thinking is perfectly in pare with hers. If the Democrats win in 2020 our country really will be doomed to failure. The only way to prevent this insanity from happening is to vote 100% republican down the line. It is as simple as that, folks.

  11. Guenther says:

    I hope Cortez that stupid radical get vote out. She does not know what she is talking about every time she opens her mouth

  12. J says:


  13. T. Bell says:

    I hope it not only kills her career but it KILLS HER PHUKING ASS ALSO !

  14. Arthur Jurczak says:

    Since human beings are carbon based, will they tax us for giving birth to a carbon based person,and pay for aborting one?

  15. Jim says:

    Lying use to matter then came Trump and telling the truth is now only a memory

    • Mark Hopkins says:

      You mean like the lying and BS that the DemonRATS expel from both ends on a minute by minute basis? I agree though, since Trump came along the DemonRAT Nazis have shifted their lying into high gear.

    • Roger D Mann says:

      President Trump did more for America and the American people in one year than the previous four presidents did in 28 years!
      Donald Trump is my AMAZING PRESIDENT and like he promised, president for all AMERICANS! President Trump is the best president ever and the most brilliant leader in the history of the world!
      Keep America Great! Greater than ever before! AMERICA and AMERICANS FIRST!
      Actions speak louder than words and President Trump’s actions speaks volumes for America and the American people!

      Since President Trump was elected millions of new jobs have been created, hundreds of thousands of new manufacturing jobs, many millions lifted off of welfare/food stamps lowest minority unemployment in history, lowest female unemployment in more than 60 years, a robust stock market, a booming economy and one of the largest tax cuts in the history of America, all because of our amazing President’s policies! Negotiating better trade deals for America and the American people and negotiating with other world leaders in an effort to bring world peace! Trump/Pence 2020 landslide!

      President Trump did more for America and the American people in one year than the previous four presidents did in 28 years!
      Donald Trump is my AMAZING PRESIDENT and like he promised, president for all AMERICANS! President Trump is the best president ever and the most brilliant leader in the history of the world!
      Keep America Great! Greater than ever before! AMERICA and AMERICANS FIRST!
      Actions speak louder than words and President Trump’s actions speak volumes for America and the American people!
      President Trump knows exactly what he is doing and if the people in congress both republican and democrat would support him what he would accomplish would be beyond amazing, sometimes you have to give a little to gain a lot!
      Eliminating many job killing regulations led to millions of new jobs, thousands of new manufacturing jobs, millions lifted off of welfare/food stamps, lowest minority unemployment in history, lowest female unemployment in 60 years, a robust stock market, a booming economy and the largest tax cut in the history of America, all because of our amazing President’s policies! Negotiating better trade deals for America and the American people and negotiating with other world leaders in an effort to bring world peace! We are winning and winning and winning because of President Trump! Trump/Pence 2020 landslide!

    • JB Wright says:

      And you are a delusional moron!

  16. Jim says:

    Fakes like Kotex cortez, wants to be part of Paris’ global warming herd so she can get free money like al gore, Obama and the rest of low life crooked lib thugs, how these imbeciles will clean up the world, when they can not even stop drug traffic much less feed the homeless?

    • ROY S MALLMANN says:

      We have got to stop or cut the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S wall which is going up as we speak, is the best thing that I have seen in my lifetime to cut the flow. The Democrats do not seem to want to cut the drug flow, as shown by their actions, as more addicted people are easy to control so it increases dependency on their government. Trump is getting hundreds of miles built and numerous contracts have been signed so other sections can be built. If we get the wall built, it will free up the Border Patrol and Customs agents so they can inspect many more vehicles at the ports of entry where a lot gets through. The human causes of drugs is staggering both in actual deaths and wasted lives because of the addiction. Crimes are high as a result of people stealing to support their addictions to heroin, etc. After we get a handle on the illegal drug use, it is then time to arrest the users and send them to mandatory rehab centers which can and do work. Putting them in jail does not help as drugs infest all prisons other than federal SuperMax types. What it all boils down to, is we have got to enforce every law on the books and stop the plea bargaining, unless it is THE FIRST OFFENSE only. PRESIDENT TRUMP is appointing and getting confirmations to get more conservative no-nonsense judges on the bench. The same goes for crimes involving firearms used in crimes. They need to be enforced to the letter of the law. No law is worth the paper it is written on if it is not enforced and prosecuted, like what is not happening in Chicago and other large cities. Violent crimes need to be prosecuted harshly with long sentences given out. If the Democrat Party won’t help by enforcing the laws. then we need to vote them out of office. It may be the only answer to save our country from dropping down to Third World Status, like California is heading.

      • Roger D Mann says:


  17. A Fed Up Vet says:

    If Occasional Cotex was really REALLY serious about stopping global warming she would go to her doctor and have her mouth stitched closed. Because every time she opens it, besides reconfirming her absolute stupidity, she fills the area with more hot air that a 747 flying from NYC to LA.

    • californiasailor says:


      • Mike Otrok says:

        TYPE IN ALL CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…BIGLY CAPS….!!! What ARE HAMBERDERS?… NEED TO KNOW!!!… I FLY TRUMP AIRLINES! I like to go to sites of British airports from 1776.
        TRump loves sucking commie cock! …TRAITOR…..?… WhaT r HaMberders? LMNOP? OMG! LOL::?XFGJDFGYD

        • ROY S MALLMANN says:

          AOC is obviously the intellectual leader of the Democrat Party as all of the Democrat candidates have latched on to her earth-shattering theory that life on earth will end in just twelve years if we don’t “decarbonize” immediately and fight “Climate Change” using all resources like we did in World War II. Really? There is not one grain of truth or fact in any part of that statement, or anything else that runs out of her mouth. Being a senior citizen, do you realize how many times uneducated fear-mongers that I have heard say that? Climate change has gone on since the earth cooled down and nobody even notices it, because it is a constant factor. These liberals are like the Vikings or early Indians who, when faced with heavy rain or drought, trotted out another God to make sacrifices by killing animals or humans, because they thought that they offended the Gods. There are only three basic factors that control “Climate Change” or even the weather. The Sun, with its changes in surface intensity, like solar flares, etc. The second is the speed of the earth’s rotation about it’s axis, and the third is the angle of the earth’s axis facing the sun. This affects the Jet Stream (wind generated by the earths rotation”) and whether it go high or low which produces El Nino or La Nina. Carbon Dioxide plays absolutely no part in it. Carbon Dioxide levels have been dropping historically overall, which can in the future slow plant growth, in a million years. Carbon Dioxide is the gas of life because nothing on this earth will exist without it. “Climate Change” as a serious problem is a hoax believed by ignorant people, perpetuated by professional environmentalists, greedy politicians and academics, whose very livelihood depends on grants for studies and research. No “Climate Change” prediction has ever come true, and none of the FACTS, support any part of it. The United Nations is pushing it to achieve total power over all of the people in the world. Check out all of the facts yourself as they are truly eye-opening.

          • Doreen says:

            Roy, you are absolutely correct. Climate change has been going on for billions of years and is caused by the three things you listed. AOC is an idiot and I can’t believe people actually believe anything that comes out of her mouth.

        • Linda M. says:

          Mike Otrok: You got some foul mouth you ignorant , undisciplined child! YOU only show what and who supports the Nazi party and their intelligence .. You’re not funny. Just a sick, little jerk. Follow the advice from another poster: stay off these sites, keep your day job at McDonald’s because you will never make it in comedy…..

        • jasenkbeil says:

          You sir are deeply troubled and should really seek some help

        • You are sick. Why don’t you move to one of the countries where they don’t have the freedoms that we have? The president has done more in two years than the last three did in twenty-four. Doesn’t that make you look like a jackass when you talk like you do? Just plain stupid. This is part of why the Dems are in the position they are in. Do something to improve the country before you complain about someone else.

        • Pat says:

          You are DISGUSTING.

        • Beliver says:

          Stock keep your nasty mouth to your self no body wants to hear your filth!!!!!

    • lan huynh says:

      Actually she has nothing attached above her neck except for her big RED mouth!

    • Sissy says:

      Thanks for my daily chuckle that was great. I think she’ll be defeated if she run again she starting to be old news. Go away AOC

  18. wesley thomas says:

    AOC is as stupid as they come, isn`t worth a hoot and holler in hell. Bye bye you anti-American POS.

  19. Dan Gibson says:

    After months of laughing at her for her political views and her spreading of gross misinformation, I have decided merely to check out ANY videos of her, in the hope of a wardrobe MALFUNCTION. If someday she loses her Top, she will present her 34D’s to us — and finally make a contribution to society. For that reason alone, I urge her to stay in the Public Eye !

  20. John Galt says:

    Every time AOC opens her mouth, cow farts come out.

  21. Lyudmila says:

    One hope is that this plastic straw will finally break the ridge of this farting cow with its stupid NEW GREEN DEAL.

  22. Bret says:

    A lot of people seem offended by Cortez, whoever is in charge of the media will you please put a brown paper bag over her face on all future pictures and videos and mute her microphone, your work will be greatly appreciated! Here’s an even better idea stop showing anything to do with the democratic party no one wants to see all of their tax money going to adults as pay for work that could be done better by a 3 year old, with less BS and lies, tell them until they grow up they will get no more air time!!!

  23. Tomy Gunn says:

    AOC aka “Always Outta Control” claims at age 29, to be the youngest female elected to Congress. I accuse her of being a big, fat, “pants on fire” liar, because she obviously has to be older that that. It would take a lot longer than 29 years for someone to become as uninformed, ignorant, and just plain stupid as she is

  24. scooch says:

    TO PP> WHY Do You ‘block’ some posts,
    meanwhile, inking & ‘hogging’ space from vasu .

  25. Jack Handy says:

    A popular ‘meme’ for AOC =
    Against 0UR Country.

  26. Carolyn Hodges says:

    Veggies have a much higher chance for strokes. And I eat meat because that is why it was given to us, to the nourishment of our bodies.

  27. short stop says:

    vasu, I don’t know where you get your info from, but it is some good fiction. Nobody should believe anything that comes from PETA or any other group like them. They do not save the lives of dogs and cats, they kill them. As far as the government supporting rancher, been doing this for almost 40 years, and not seeing big checks from Uncle Sam. Farmers get more help that those raising livestock. And why is only beef? What about deer and buffalo? Horses? Why just beef? Only cows “fart”? And it isn’t a cows fart that releases methane. It is her burp. The democrats are so far off into nana land. Yes, we can all do things to help this plant, but their plans will never work. Are they going to get China to do their share? One forest fire will undo what ever good they think they are going to do. And we do not have so many forest fires because of global warming. We have forest fires because they no longer take care of the forest. They let mother nature have it back, and this is how she takes care of things. Let logging back in and grazing and see how much better it is. Trump 2020

  28. jreb57 says:

    What causes global warming you ask??? The sun. That is why temperatures increase during the day and fall at night. Too hard for you to comprehend?

  29. Warren says:

    Somebody is full of s+++! We raised 60 head of cattle on 160 acres. 2500 gallons of water per pound? You’re nuts! The 15 acre pond would have been dry every year with calves and cattle from 400-900 lbs. No, grain wasn’t necessary, grass is better. You people spouting this crap wouldn’t know a cow from a moose. Don’t tell us how to live out here in the country…. we’ll be eating when you are starving.

    • Will says:

      We will be eating when you are starving !!!!! You got that right , and the sooner the better , so we dont have to listen to their BS any more .

  30. jreb57 says:

    “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued one warning that turned into a career-killing lie.”
    Only one???

  31. Janice E. Prescott says:

    OMG HER AGAIN??? Stop giving her so much publicity and maybe she would STFU. I am so sick of seeing her ugly face and hearing her ugly s–t. Just stop showing her, PLEASE

    • Cynthia says:

      I agree. Well said. She is for sure ugly. And stupid!!! It is true she spurts farts from her mouth. She will go down in history as a most stupid ass. Her and all who associate with her. Disgusting!!

  32. Will says:

    Vasu I hope someone slams your hands in a car door . NO ONE READS YOUR CRAP , ,,go away

  33. Joe Penor says:

    A O C is the best reason for not doing drugs.

  34. John Decker says:

    Lemme see if I’ve got this straight. Global warming is a new threat. Global warming causes hurricanes. We have been having hurricanes for centuries. What caused hurricanes before global warming? Or, if global warming caused all the hurricanes we’ve ever had, why isn’t the Earth burned to a crisp? Centuries of hurricanes means there were centuries of global warming. Can somebody explain that, or is that the riddle of the Sphinx?

  35. Will says:

    This is all BS , and anyone with a brain , left or right , knows it . They are using this to push their global agenda ,,, world domination. Since when has anyone ever listened to a Dim wit Democrat in the first place . the only time they lye is when they speak. It reminds me of Steve Martins ,, mumbo dog face to the banana patch, talk . it does not mean a dam thing , and anything they say will not happen because it is all lies. oh and for you vasu you`re full of sh*t as always

  36. W says:

    It will be a cold day in hell when these stupid people tell me what I can eat. I have been alive a while and lived on the gulf coast most of my life and we have had hurricanes like this my entire life. This thing is uneducated and completely lost. I hope her extremely stupid remarks and the jobs she lost her people find her out of Congress. She sure wouldn’t deserve her money for life hell she doesn’t deserve it now. I am in favor of anyone running for Congress to have to pass a common sense test and an intelligence test

    • Will says:

      That would wipe out the entire democrat party. This twit ,is a good example of need for mental health , crazier then a peach orchard boar , but then look at the rest of them sitting back and letting her get away with spouting off as if she really knows what she is talking about , wow, what the hell has happened to our govt.

  37. Cliff Young says:

    She’s trying to screw the American people she’s a bloomin f****** idiot why would you listen to that twit the weather is always been the weather for the past 2000 years she’s a f****** twit in a f****** moron and a bloomin f****** idiot

  38. Rogelio says:

    And this time, the ASSHOLE writes two novels; just keeps demonstrat

  39. Vasu Murti says:

    A free market economy Vs a “Green New Deal” ?

    Should meat be *taxed* ? I’ve heard that when he was with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Bruce Friedrich would urge legislators to “tax meat” — similar to the “sin taxes” we now see on cigarettes and alcohol.

    Before joining PETA (and later marrying Canadian vegan Hindu Dr. Alka Chandna), Bruce Friedrich distributed copies of his essay “Veganism and Nonviolence” to the numerous Catholic Worker houses across the United States, pointing out that many Catholic worker-types like to think of themselves as nonviolent, but are unaware of the violence that goes into a hamburger and/or a glass of milk.

    A bumper sticker by Friends of Animals reads “Veganism Is Direct Action”…

    …but direct action might be economic impact:

    Abolish “welfare ranching”!

    Abolish all taxpayer support for the livestock industry.

    Vegan author John Robbins provides these points and facts in his Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America (1987):

    Half the water consumed in the U.S. irrigates land growing feed and fodder for livestock. It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat, but 2,500 gallons to produce a pound of meat. If these costs weren’t subsidized by the American taxpayers, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound!

    Livestock producers are California’s biggest consumers of water. Every tax dollar the state doles out to livestock producers costs taxpayers over seven dollars in lost wages, higher living costs and reduced business income. Seventeen western states have enough water supplies to support economies and populations twice as large as the present.

    U.S. livestock produce twenty times as much excrement as the entire human population, creating sewage which is ten to several hundred times as concentrated as raw domestic sewage. Meat producers contribute to half the water pollution in the United States.

    Again: half the water consumed in the U.S. irrigates land growing feed and fodder for livestock. It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat, but 2,500 gallons to produce a pound of meat. If these costs weren’t subsidized by the American taxpayers, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound!

    If we abolish all taxpayer support for the livestock industry, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound, putting the cost of meat out of reach for most Americans, and effectively making everyone in the United States a vegetarian. This would have far greater and far-reaching consequences than merely taxing meat.

    It takes nearly one gallon of fossil fuel and 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of conventionally fed beef. (Mother Jones)

    Nearly 75% of the grain grown and 50% of the water consumed in the U.S. are used by the meat industry. (Audubon Society)

    Over 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to grow grain for livestock. (Greenpeace)

    In their 2007 book, Please Don’t Eat the Animals, mother and daughter Jennifer Horsman and Jaime Flowers write:

    “Half of all fresh water worldwide is used for thirsty livestock. Producing eight ounces of beef requires an unimaginable 25,000 liters of water, or the water necessary for one pound of steak equals the water consumption of the average household for a year.

    “The Worldwatch Institute estimates one pound of steak from a steer raised in a feedlot costs: five pounds of grain, a whopping 2,500 gallons of water, the energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline, and about 34 pounds of topsoil.

    “Thirty-three percent of our nation’s raw materials and fossil fuels go into livestock destined for slaughter. In a vegan economy, only two percent of our resources will go to the production of food.”

    And as a vegetarian, I must ask: why should *my* tax dollars subsidize *your* choice of “lifestyle” — especially if I don’t want my tax dollars subsidizing the taking of innocent life? Abolishing “welfare ranching” is based upon free market principles which conservatives claim to espouse and would have far greater impact than the so-called “Green New Deal” involving greater expansion of government powers, which conservatives claim to oppose. Abolishing “welfare ranching” is the animal rights equivalent to the Hyde Amendment.

    • Bruce Gregory Bell says:

      Wow, the mind numbing, misguided, conveniently devoid of complete analysis drivel of a deceived wannabe self righteous fool.

      This continent two centuries ago was covered with many times the birds and mammals that inhabit our continent today.

      They didn’t pollute our land or water as it is today from improper deforestation and tilling every square foot of arable land.

      Your pseudo arguments are answered with one simple concept , management.

      I have watched for 70 years as some landowners improve their land and productivity.

      I have also watched while greedy people destroy what they have. Both have the same opportunity but many hoard useless mammon while the diligent get up early to aid the abilities of their land, wildlife and crops without poison or pollution.

      The best gardens I’ve ever seen or tasted were grown with the aid of cattle manure, generously applied … wonderful soil biosphere, diverse botanical combinations, more food than my family could eat off 3 acres.

      We grew and harvested a full cellar and two large freezers of food to last until the next spring.

      I raised 2 steers, 100 chickens and fish in an underground tank.


      The entire population of earth could move into a common sized apartment and all would fit inside Texas.

      Too many lies. Too many liars passing out the myths.

      Some of us have actually lived and KNOW.

      YES, there are some polluters but authoritarianism isn’t the answer. It’s education in Capitalism.

    • Susan Glancy says:

      Yet you have no problem with your tax dollars being used to kill 300;00 babies per year, or subsidizing paying for abortions overseas. You are a special kind of hypocrite.

  40. Vasu Murti says:

    Before everyone starts attacking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democrats in general for the so-called “Green New Deal,” I must point out:

    You’d think the unborn-right-to-lifers would immediately understand the animal-right-to-lifers! The case for animal rights should be readily understandable to the millions of Americans opposed to abortion on demand.

    “Although I may disagree with some of its underlying principles,” writes pro-life Democrat Karen Swallow Prior, “there is much for me, an anti-abortion activist, to respect in the animal rights movement. Animal rights activists, like me, have risked personal safety and reputation for the sake of other living beings. Animal rights activists, like me, are viewed by many in the mainstream as fanatical wackos, ironically exhorted by irritated passerby to ‘Get a Life!’ Animal rights activists, like me, place a higher value on life than on personal comfort and convenience, and in balancing the sometimes competing interests of rights and responsibilities, choose to err on the side of compassion and nonviolence.”

    The animal rights movement, representing a cross-section of mainstream secular American society, is NOT “officially pro-choice,” but IS divided on abortion. In a 1992 interview on Dennis Prager’s conservative talk show, when specifically asked about the animal rights position on abortion, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), admitted, “We’re divided.”

    Former television game show host Bob Barker is a conservative Republican and an animal activist. Tony LaRussa of the Animal Rescue Foundation is a political conservative. Vegan labor leader Cesar Chavez was pro-life. Vegan civil rights leader Dick Gregory was pro-life. Former Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, a devout pacifist, has expressed opposition to abortion, and in the 1980s was critical of Reverend Jesse Jackson for having changed sides on the issue.

    Dixie Mahy, past president of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, has been vegetarian for sixty years, vegan for forty of those sixty years, and identifies herself as pro-life-and-pro-animal Matthew Scully, a conservative Catholic and former speechwriter for George W. Bush identifies himself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.” Catholic Concern for Animals is pro-life-and-pro-animal. Reverend Frank Hoffman’s Christian vegan website is pro-life-and-pro-animal Compassion for animals is a fundamental tenet of the Baha’i faith, which endorses vegetarianism, says abortion is more a matter of individual conscience, but concludes, without taking a position on abortion, life should not be destroyed.

    John Stuart Mill wrote: “The reasons for legal intervention in favor of children apply not less strongly to the case of those unfortunate slaves — the animals.”

    Animals are like children. Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), successfully prosecuted a woman for child abuse in 1873, at a time when children had no legal protection, under the then currently existing animal protection statutes. This case started the child-saving crusade around the world.

    In Christianity and the Rights of Animals, the Reverend Dr. Andrew Linzey writes: “In some ways, Christian thinking is already oriented in this direction. What is it that so appalls us about cruelty to children or oppression of the vulnerable, but that these things are betrayals of relationships of special care and special trust? Likewise, and even more so, in the case of animals who are mostly defenseless before us.”

    When told the animal rights movement is divided on abortion, Serrin Foster, Executive Director of Feminists For Life, said understandingly, “The Children’s Defense Fund is also divided on abortion.” Feminists For Life has many vegetarians and vegans. Serrin identifies herself as a vegetarian.

    From 1992 through 2003, James Dawson, raised Catholic and now a Buddhist, published Live and Let Live, a pro-life / animal rights / libertarian ‘zine. The ancient eastern reincarnationist religions Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism all predate Christianity, all oppose abortion, all teach ahimsa, or nonviolence towards humans and animals alike to the point of vegetarianism, all are vegan-friendly, and all teach that abortion and war are the karma for killing animals, and that therefore, we cannot end abortion nor bring about world peace until first we abolish the killing of animals.

    This knowledge, however, does not rest with everyone. Not all pro-life-and-pro-animal people advocate the reincarnationist strategy for ending abortion and bringing about world peace. Shay Van Vlieman, founder of Vegans For Life in the late ’90s, said she doesn’t expect to see a vegan president in her lifetime: she would just be glad to elect a president who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. And she insists she is not a Republican, but a libertarian!

    During the late 1990s, Rachel MacNair, a Quaker pacifist, feminist, vegan, past president of Feminists For Life, moderated an email list for pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans. Rachel is now a psychology professor, and has written several books on nonviolence. In 1998, the Animals Agenda ran a cover story on the debate within the animal rights movement over abortion. Vegan congressman Dennis Kucinich (D – Ohio), one of the most liberal members of Congress, was pro-life throughout most of his political career.

    Pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans are found within the “consistent-ethic” movement: pro-lifers opposed to capital punishment. A significant number of “consistent-ethic” Christians were / are vegetarian or vegan: Rose Evans, Ruth Enero, Rachel MacNair, Albert Fecko, Carol Crossed, Bill Samuel, Mary Krane Derr, Mary Rider, Father John Dear, etc.

    Mary Rider, a practicing Catholic, wrote in Harmony: Voices for a Just Future, a “consistent-ethic” periodical in 2002:

    “So we teach our children to walk softly on the earth and to embrace nonviolence as the only legitimate means of conflict resolution, on both a personal and a global level. We are aware of the excessive, privileged life we lead as educated, first world U.S. citizens and of the responsibilities to which our privilege calls us. We try to live simply. We eat low on the food chain. We try to buy nothing new… We try to respect all life and carry that message forward in all we do… Because we value people and relationships over things… First world consumption kills people around the world… Pollution, environmental devastation, corrupt governments, war, sweatshops… all are a are a result of our desire to buy more at a lower price… We believe each person has a right to live a valued and respected life free from hunger and discrimination…”

    The threat of overpopulation is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control. On a vegan diet, however, the world could easily support a human population several times its present size. The world’s cattle alone consume enough to feed over 8.7 billion humans. Even if abortion advocates argue shifting to a plant-based diet, a vegan diet, isn’t enough to stave off overpopulation, in light of the data showing the depletion of energy, food, fresh water, land space, raw materials and resources as well as the heavy contribution to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming caused by a meat-centered diet, how do abortion advocates — warning about overpopulation consuming the world’s resources — justify consuming animal products?

    If vegetarianism were merely about “fit” or following a peculiar set of “dietary laws” why are pro-lifers offended by pro-choice vegetarians and pro-choice vegans? Clearly, they’re offended because they know vegetarianism involves the animals’ right to life, and thus these pro-choicers appear to value animal life over human life under some circumstances. And issues like animal experimentation, circuses, and fur have nothing to do with diet, eating, nor food, but do involve the animals’ right to life. Leonardo Da Vinci, Count Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Susan B. Anthony, Percy Shelley, Rosa Parks, etc. were all vegetarian, and none of them were Jewish nor Muslim.

    For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action offers an introduction to animal rights ethics within Christianity alongside directly related sanctity-of-life issues, like the possible rights of unborn children. The book’s foreword is written by Mary Eberstadt, senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, a Catholic who identifies herself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.”

    Author Charles Camosy responds to criticisms from academicians Peter Singer and Lynn White, Jr., that the misinterpretation of “human dominion” (versus compassionate stewardship) is responsible for the current ecological crisis. Camosy indicates that Christianity cannot be blamed if humans with their imperfections distort their own religious teachings, that Christianity did not give rise to the industrial revolution, and that real Christianity — as it was meant to be practiced — is at odds with market-driven ethics and mass consumerism (a point made decades ago by liberal Protestant theologian Dr. Harvey Cox). Camosy concludes: “I became convinced that, if I wanted to be authentically and consistently pro-life, I should give up eating meat.” Dozens of books have been written on Christianity and animal rights. Camosy merely provides an overview of animal ethics in Christianity.

    Steve Kaufman, head of the Christian Vegetarian Association, was raised Jewish, and is now serving in the United Church of Christ, America’s largest pro-choice Protestant denomination. Steve expressed interest in Democrats For Life, his only reservation was whether Democrats For Life favors criminalizing abortion. Some animal advocates and activists (like Catholic vegan columnist Colman McCarthy) oppose abortion, but don’t think criminalization is the answer.

    In 2004, on the Democrats For Life email list, Maria Krasinski mentioned a poll which found animal activists evenly divided on abortion. This either indicates animal rights really are a bipartisan cause which conservatives can support alongside liberals, or it indicates many liberals are uncomfortable with abortion!

    In 2014, Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said: “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

    • John Decker says:

      People are omnivores. They eat both plants and animals, and have done so since before the Stone Age. For a healthy diet, omnivores need both. There are nutrients in meat vital to a human’s life that are not available from plants. Now you people are advocating that we save the lives of cows, while at the same time you advocate we kill human offspring in the womb. 60,000,000 of them so far, with many more to come. Your obvious message is that baby cows are more worthwhile than human babies. You people disgust me.

    • Lance says:


      • Linda M. says:

        Lance: He has written several books and nobody read them either! What I can’t understand is why they don’t block him . At least once in awhile…He is paid to post his drivel…..

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