Considering the state of the Democratic Party these days, and how eagerly the leading presidential contenders have adopted some of Bernie Sanders’ most outrageous, socialist ideas, it gets harder and harder to use the old “Crazy Bernie” moniker that set him apart in 2016. The guy was apparently just a little bit ahead of his time. His ideas are still plenty crazy, true, but his particular brand of crazy has spread throughout the mainstream left like a particularly vicious infection.
Still, every now and again, Bernie makes a play for his old nickname.
Such was the case on CNN Wednesday, when Sanders was one of many Democratic presidential contenders taking part in a seven-hour climate change town hall event. And while we’re sure that the ratings for this marathon were low enough to ensure that very few viewers actually saw Sanders endorse abortion as a fine way to battle climate change, here’s hoping word gets out. This might be just the thing that Democratic voters want to hear these days, but we’re not sure the greater American electorate is quite there yet.
Asked by an audience member if it was “reasonable” to talk about bringing population growth down because “the planet cannot sustain this growth,” Sanders was willing to go where few politicians would dare.
“The answer is yes and the answer has everything to do with the fact that women, in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions,” Sanders said, veering off into CrazyLand right off the bat.
“The Mexico City agreement, which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control, to me is totally absurd,” he said. “So I think especially in poor countries around the world, where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have: something I very, very strongly support.”
We know that moderate left-wing voters are all about their electric cars and their carbon taxes and taking thirty-second showers, but are they really ready to vote for a president who will endorse abortion as a means of combating climate change? Are we that far gone as a country that we can speak so casually about “saving the planet” FROM the mere existence of human beings? We thought the whole big deal about climate change is that it would make Earth uninhabitable for humans. Now, we see that we were apparently wrong! This is about saving the planet FROM humans, even if it means a kind of bizarre global suicide.
Maybe there’s something to this global warming thing after all. What else could explain how utterly insane half the population is becoming?