It seems one of the best ways to combat the pesky “climate crisis” the left is up in arms about is to simply address gender equality.
So says an apparent expert on the topic, 18 year-old hip-hop artist, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.
Martinez, whose first name is pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht,’ spoke about the climate change issue Monday in a panel during the “Climate Change Town Hall” organized by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
.@xiuhtezcatl joins the panel to talk about how we can rally the next generation to end our dependency on fossil fuels. #ClimateTownHall https://t.co/u4r4gKBdvc pic.twitter.com/JqStkM7Q0p
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 4, 2018
The environmental activist and Earth Guardians Youth director told the audience at the televised town hall that the key to halting climate change is advocating for “reproductive rights.”
“This is the most important issue of our time because it connects every other issue,” Martinez said.
“You know, if you care about gender equality, you know, some of the most recent studies, including [author] Paul Hawken in the ‘Drawdown,’ was talking about how one of the best ways to address our climate crisis is to educate women and advocate for their reproductive rights,” he added.
Climate change is an “umbrella crisis” Martinez argued.
“That’s a direct line of intersection between these two movements, because climate change is that thing, is that umbrella crisis, that is more than we have ever successfully communicated it to be,” he said.
Martinez, who is described as “an indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement,” was lauded by the left for his criticism of the fossil fuel industry and the contributions to politicians that prevent legislative action.
.@xiuhtezcatl reminds tonight’s #ClimateTownHall that there are courageous Indigenous-led movements fighting pipelines, from Keystone XL to Line 3. ? The fight for climate justice is a grassroots movement led by people on the front lines. Don’t forget it. pic.twitter.com/QxFMHlnKt4
— 350 dot org (@350) December 4, 2018
.@xiuhtezcatl says it needs to become politically risky to NOT stand up to these powers. “Our generation is more connected to any generation in the past” because of fights against pipelines.
— Amanda Alcantara (@YoSoy_Amanda) December 4, 2018
.@xiuhtezcatl reminds us that progressive, democratic leaders are claiming to be “climate leaders” but go on to take fossil fuel money. This is not about left or right wing politics, but a demand that our representatives stand up and defend our communities. #ClimateTownHall
— Portland DSA Ecosocialist Caucus ? (@EcosocialistPDX) December 4, 2018
@xiuhtezcatl is the future
— Tiffany Topol (@fannytee) December 4, 2018
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was also on hand at the event, calling for a more aggressive approach to combat global warming.
Backstage with @BernieSanders @Ocasio2018 @VanJones68 @earthguardianz getting ready for tonight’s Facebook live climate town hall pic.twitter.com/m9aEKPRBPj
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) December 3, 2018
Many found the “word salad” from Martinez to be more of the same leftist narrative that has come to be expected from today’s liberal youth.
What in the hell does climate change have to do with reproductive rights?
— Colin Canty (@CantyColin) December 4, 2018
Absolutely right. Gender equality and reproductive rights are at the center of an amalgamation of various subsets of the way in which fossil fuels contribute to the overarching is anyone still reading this word salad?
— Ryan Pierce (@RyanPierceAZ) December 4, 2018
Also brings up ‘intersectionality.’ Ppl may think the guy is speaking gibberish native to 18 year olds named Xiuhtezcatl; he’s not. He’s spouting the left’s college-born talking points fairly effectively.
— Joseph Ronaldson (@J_Ronaldson) December 4, 2018
— Ben Hobbins (@BenHobbins1776) December 4, 2018
Did that hall have A/C pumped into it for the comfort of its guests?
— catduck (@kingxerocole) December 4, 2018
Oh yes, gender equality and women’s reproductive rights go hand in hand with climate change.
— Patriot26 (@Patriot261) December 4, 2018
Regardless of where you stand on climate change. This kind of verbal diarrhea is why even reasonable open minded people don’t take people like this seriously
— Randall Figg (@CRE_Dude) December 4, 2018
Brutal non sense from alarmist climate cult
— James Bountrogiannis (@SpeakeasyJames) December 4, 2018
Many others, found it as a somewhat cloaked call for abortion rights which is often defended by the left under the guise of ‘reproductive rights.’
Let me see if I can translate:
“We need to educate women around the world on how to mass murder their babies so that we can reduce overpopulation (and the concurrent waste of energy and resources) to avert the OMG WE’RE ALL ABOUT TO DIE climate crisis.”
— Che’s Brown Wave (@satcherfield) December 4, 2018
I’m officially dumber now after watching that. Good grief!
— Mick Jackson (@bdglfr24) December 4, 2018
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