AOC Suggests We Need to Fight ‘White Supremacy’ to Combat Climate Change

AOC Suggests We Need to Fight ‘White Supremacy’ to Combat Climate Change, by Tyler O’Neil.

On Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claimed that fighting “white supremacy” is a fundamental part of combatting climate change. …

“The way we inoculate ourselves from continuing to burn up our planet at unsustainable level, triggering feedback loops that we have not even begun to comprehend, is by honoring indigenous wisdom and allowing it to guide our climate policy. The way that we preserve our systems is by transitioning to principles of universality. That means I want you clothed, I want you educated, I want you paid a living wage, no ifs ands or buts. And what that also means — and what Naomi talked about as well — is directly, consciously, combatting white supremacy in the United States of America,” AOC declared.

She was referring to Naomi Klein, a Canadian activist who had spoken just before her. Klein had been more explicit. She spoke about “two fires”: climate change and the divisive conservative politicians like President Donald Trump who champion an “in-group” over an “out-group.” She accused Trump of dividing America with “white supremacy.” …

“Do we think it is a coincidence that these two fires are raging at the exact same time? And as these strongmen turn their populations against each other, that frees them up for the real business at hand which is pillaging the” earth. “We cannot win this fight without battling white supremacy.” …

So there, whitey. You and carbon have been identified as the problems that need to be “fixed.” Even ex-bartenders like AOC know it. Race is everything for her:

AOC went on to chide consultants who encouraged her to focus on the technological solutions to the alleged climate crisis, rather than tying climate into her identity politics message.

“Just worry about solar panels, leave the social justice stuff behind,” the congresswoman summarized. “Race makes everything complicated.” She dismissed this advice as wrong-headed.

Logic? So twentieth century. Tribalism is in now. Witch doctors are back.