DAILYKENN.com -- Unless climate change is addressed, the world will end in twelve years. That is a contention made by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
End-of-the-worlders have been around as long as humans could think irrationally. The notion is usually reserved for religionists but can also be embraced by conspiracy theorists and cultural Marxists. Repentance and conformity to the religion's dogma typically provides an escape for those not willing to suffer the predicted doom and gloom.
Dogma of the cultural Marxism cult (CMC) includes an apocalyptic scenario similar to some other cults including The Branch Davidians and Heaven's Gate. Both cults are now defunct. Religious cults that focus Armageddon-type events often attempt to create their own disasters when the predicted event fails to materialize. Such as the case with the infamous Jonestown cult.
Repentance and compliance to CMC dogma involves eschewing free markets in lieu of Democratic Socialism and banning plastic straws.
Cults also tend to stigmatize skeptics who challenge their beliefs. CMC, for example, stigmatizes skeptics as "climate change deniers" even though virtually no one denies the climate is changing. CMC has also created pejoratives for other non-cult members including homophobe, xenophobe, Islamophobe, racist, and white supremacist.
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The youngest woman ever elected to Congress again made headlines and sparked conservative criticism when she said Monday that she and other young Americans fear "the world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change."
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made the remark during an interview with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at the MLK Now event in New York City celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Ocasio-Cortez called the fight to mitigate the effects of climate change her generation's "World War II."
"Millennials, and Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us, are looking up and we're like, 'The world will end in 12 years if we don't address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'" she said.
Climate change has been a driving issue for the freshman Democrat since arriving on Capitol Hill. Back in November, she joined a group of about 200 climate change protesters outside the office of then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., when she arrived for her orientation. Since taking office, she has called for a "Green New Deal."
In November, a 1,600-page report from the federal government said the climate is changing faster than at any point in modern history and that the impacts are already being felt. But a dozen years is a short timetable even those who are most concerned about the effects of global warming – such as naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who warned that climate change could lead to a "collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world."
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