Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Compares Combating Climate Change to Defeating Nazi Germany Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Compares Combating Climate Change to Defeating Nazi Germany – NTK Network

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Compares Combating Climate Change to Defeating Nazi Germany

"[T]he last time we had a really major existential threat in this country was around World War II."

By NTK Staff | 10.22.2018 @11:36am

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared the battle against climate change to the war waged against Nazi Germany during a recent campaign event.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) posted the video of Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks at an unspecified campaign on their YouTube channel on Friday.

“So, when we talk about existential threats — the last time we had a really major existential threat in this country was around World War II,” Ocasio-Cortez said in the video. “And so we’ve been here before, so we have a blueprint of doing this before. None of these things are new ideas.”

“What we have is an existential threat in the context of war,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We had a direct existential threat with another nation, this time it was Nazi Germany, who explicitly named the United States as an enemy.”

“And what we did is that we chose to mobilize our entire economy, industrialize our entire economy, and we put hundreds of thousands if not millions of people to work defending our shores and defending this country,” she added. “We have to do the same thing if we’re going to get us to 100 percent renewable energy. And that’s just the truth of it.”

“It may seem really big. It may seem very ambitious. It may seem very radical,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But the fact of the matter is we’re dealing with a radical truth and a radical reality, and the more that we choose to ignore it, the worse we are doing for our children and our grandchildren and frankly ourselves.”

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