Bill Nye crashes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's SXSW appearance, voices support for Green New Deal: "AOC gets it"
“I’m a white guy,” Nye said. “I think the problem on both sides is fear. People of my ancestry are afraid of having to pay for everything as immigrants come into this country. People who work at the diner in Alabama are afraid to ask for what is reasonable. So do you have a plan to work with people in Congress that are afraid?
"That’s what’s going on with many conservatives especially when it comes to climate change. People are afraid of what will happen when we try to make these big changes," he continued. "When we address climate change, we're going to have access to clean water, the internet and renewable electricity for everyone on Earth. Let's go!"
Ocasio-Cortez responded by explaining how to dismantle fear and called on people to stand up for what they believe in. “One of the keys to dismantling fear is dismantling a zero-sum mentality,” she said. “It means the rejection outright of the logic that says someone else’s gain necessitates my loss and that my gain must necessitate someone else's loss."