Back in January socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) famously told an interviewer the world will end in 12 years.
Turns out she was just kidding(?).
At the time she compared climate change alarmism to World War 2 and the struggles of Martin Luther King Jr.
At an event honoring MLK, AOC said:
“I think that the part of it that is generational is that millennials and Gen-Z and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ and your biggest issue is–your biggest issue is, ‘How are we going to pay for it?'. And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”
The Left praised and celebrated her for her remark. The audience that was watching her live interview stood up and applauded her bold statement.
But now she says it was just a joke.
Yesterday AOC said people who believe the suggestion that the world will end in 12 years have the intellect of a "sea sponge."
"This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it. Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal. But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows."
So AOC was just kidding when she compared climate change theory to the struggles of MLK.
AOC isn't the first person to tell the always hilarious "We're going to die in 12 years" joke. This quip was first performed by former Vice President and notable standup comedian Al Gore who said the polar ice caps would melt by 2014.
Al Gore has actually been performing apocalypse-prediction humor since 1992.
AOC has, in recent weeks, shifted from focusing on climate change to credit card interest rates.
Perhaps she's getting ready to tell some new banking-related jokes that we'll no doubt confuse for serious statements. Before you know it the always hysterical AOC will be performing at local comedy clubs all over America.
Here's a video of her making the remark. We'll let you decide if it was a joke or not.