God, folks, it turns out that AOC isn’t just dumb. She’s actually evil. She promotes extreme forms of child abuse. These are really, really horrible people she’s allied herself with.
Look, I understand the desperation of wanting to see somebody in politics take climate change seriously. I feel it, too. But one can’t start using the logic of Trump voters to excuse absolutely anything in exchange for having the issue one cares about being mentioned every once in a while. People who kept telling themselves that yes, he’s ignorant, yes, he sends idiotic tweets but he does mention the working classes and the opioid epidemic, and that’s what matters – those people had to experience a wake-up moment at some point. Like Charlottesville. If that didn’t change one’s mind and make one see that there’s something deeply wrong with this guy, then there’s just no excuse.
And this is the same thing. Useful noises about climate change can’t excuse support for mutilating children. There’s got to be a limit to what one can accept. Besides, a billionaire can’t truly care about the working classes. And a fanatic of neoliberal mentality at any cost can’t do anything about global warming, which is actually caused by this very mentality.
I know it’s easy for me to say all this because I disliked both Trump and AOC from the start. But take any politician I admire – there aren’t many, so let’s say Ukraine’s President Poroshenko or even Vynnychenko, the Prime Minister of the Independent Ukrainian Republic in 1918 and my favorite writer – and I’d absolutely drop either of them over Charlottesville or Mermaids.
OK, I will now go try to salvage the rest of my sick day.