Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a declared Democratic Socialist. But often it seems that either she doesn’t understand what such terms mean and/or that she’s trying to put a nice bow on a truly awful ideology in order to sell.
As my colleague Brandon Morse reported, when confronted about her socialism and that of Sanders, she seemed to dispute that they were socialist, she said in a new interview with Telemundo.
From Washington Examiner:
“We’re not advocating total control of the economy. We’re talking about humane economic rights. We’re talking about education, healthcare, and fair wages. Here in the U.S., those values are called socialist values, but to me, that says a lot about where we are in the U.S.,” said the New York lawmaker.
Here’s her prior explanation of her socialism from earlier this year, suggesting it’s just about having worker say, it’s not really about controlling the economy, that it’s possible to be a “Democratic Socialist” and a capitalist. Huh?
Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who’s also a socialist, for president. She was at a rally in California, stumping for him this weekend, when she took her confusion about political systems and her failure to understand the United States to new heights, claiming America wasn’t an “advanced society” and that “what we have is fascism” or “what we are evolving into.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 23, 2019
So the U.S., maybe the greatest country in the history of the world, with its constitutional freedoms and free booming economy is “not an advanced society” and is “fascism,” but the society she would like to usher in with government control in the form of things like the Green New Deal dictating what we can do and how we should live is “advanced” and “not fascism?” How does one wrap one’s head around such twists of logic and reality? But this is from the same folks who deny that the Nazis were actually socialists and who deny the wreckage that socialism and communism have wrought throughout the world.
Perhaps she’s just being honest about the intent of leftist Democrats if they get more power.
She also snuck in a call for revolution. “Are we ready for the revolution?” she said to a crowd, cheering in agreement.
"Are we ready for the revolution?"
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 23, 2019
Not happening. But keep talking, so people know the intent and can call it out.