A woman who was thought to be a supporter of left-wing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez an urged people to “eat babies” to save the planet from a supposed environmental meltdown now appears to be someone trolling AOC.
As the Daily Caller reports, a fringe political group is taking credit for the disturbance and subsequent national attention the woman created:
LaRouche PAC, a fringe political action committee, took credit for the stunt Thursday evening on Twitter and noted the congresswoman didn’t “rule out eating babies.”
The group responded to multiple tweets on the incident, writing “it was us” repeatedly, The Washington Post reported. The group’s stunt is “a fairly well-established tactic” for it, Matthew Sweet, a historian who has documented the group, said according to WaPo.
“They’ve been doing this since the ’70s,” Sweet told WaPo. “The tactic is you go to a political meeting and you create a disturbance that disrupts the meeting, and more importantly, that creates a kind of chaos.”
It was us. Malthusianism isn’t new, Jonathan Swift knew that. Sometimes, only satire works. https://t.co/vR8oXdx39i
— Lyndon LaRouche PAC (@larouchepac) October 4, 2019
The group’s tweet hinted at Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” a 1729 satire essay where he suggested that the Irish should eat their own babies to combat a famine.
One point many respondents on Twitter have made about the incident is that AOL never condemned the idea. The video clearly shows she used the woman’s fake rant to segue back to a discussion of why leftist environmentalism is so important. But AOC never condemned eating babies as obviously a disgusting and insane idea.
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The incident is a good reminder that some legitimate liberals say they won’t have kids or support abortions because of so-called climate change.