Just in time for the weekend, here’s a little mirth to hold you over through the sports and revelry of the next few days until politics starts back full-force on Monday.
Despite nearly 80 percent of eligible voters staying home in the 2018 general election, and a mere 13 percent of registered Democrats bothering to vote in her district, Congresswoman-elect and avowed democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told a crowd gathered Friday that her election was comparable to other great moments in American history. Great moments like the moon landing.
“We’ve done what we thought was impossible,” she told the gathered crowd. “We went to the moon. We electrified the nation. We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We dug deep and we did it. We did it, when no one else thought that we could. That’s what we did when so many of us won an election this year. That’s what so many of us did.”
She also compared her election to the country pulling back from an abyss of darkness, saving itself from…well, she doesn’t really say what. Just that the country was saved by electing her and other Democrats, presumably.
It’s an odd position to take when one considers her political philosophy was born of utopian socialist thinking, so named by Marxist-Leninist socialists as a pejorative for not even being remotely grounded in how humankind or the world functions. At least Marxist-Leninists were honest about achieving their collectivism through bloody revolution and the state seizing property and the means of production.
Even they knew democratic socialists live in a fantasy land where they promote pie-in-the-sky, fanciful notions that sound remarkable but have no basis in reality.
Which makes Ocasio-Cortez’s grandiose trumpeting of her accomplishment as comparable to one of the greatest achievements of mankind right in line with her chosen philosophy. They’re both exceedingly difficult to take seriously.