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    As if Jews and East/South-Asians don't inherit houses... a questionable claim to be sure. And "PoC" would inherit more too if the generations preceding them had worked towards that goal. But I guess that it took too much effort and time to work and inherit. It's another case of blaming the failures of certain peoples on Anglo-Americans, because godforbid their state can be entirely explained by their own shortcomings, it would effectively end the victim narrative. At the same time AOC perpetuates the popular myth that anyone of European descent is rich, which is a popular stereotype outside of the West. Nonetheless,this is what AOC and her ilk are ultimately after - they not only want your land, they want your houses. Zimbabwe style. It's their end game.


    Ocasio-Cortez Says White People Are Racist Because They All Inherit Houses From Their Parents



    Source: Pluralist.com

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made the case Saturday that her Green New Deal would address wealth inequalities caused by systemic racism.

    Speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, the freshman Democrat from New York sought to portray her sweeping proposal for environmental and social justice as more race-conscious than the original New Deal.

    A lot of people don’t know this story of the New Deal, a lot of people don’t know what redlining is,” she said, referring to the federal government’s one-time refusal to insure mortgages in black neighborhoods.

    Ocasio-Cortez went on to argue that a lack of understanding of the policies behind white wealth helps promote racism against African-Americans and other minorities.

    “When people are not educated about the tools and the systems that created racial wealth gap disparities or other wealth gap disparities … you create this gaping maw in which someone can tell a racist story that kind of tells people why a certain community is poor.”

    “They’re poor because they’re lazy. They’re poor because they’re uneducated. They’re poor because this,” Ocasio-Cortez continued, mimicking a racist. “Where no ones say they’re poor because they’re redlining and everyone else inherited a house except for people of color.”

    “Yeah, I’ve got no house,” said Ocasio-Cortez’s interviewer, The Intercept editor Briahna Gray, who is black.

    “Yeah, yeah, exactly,” Ocasio-Cortez agreed.

    The congresswoman ostensibly does not actually believe that all white people inherit homes, but sought to illustrate the fact that white Americans hold much more wealth on average than blacks, in part because of higher rates of home ownership.

    Still, her comments ignored that a plurality of America’s poor are white. They were also in keeping with her history of fudging facts, often in service of identity politics.

    Gray had earlier in the conversation asked Ocasio-Cortez about what she said is an “emerging consensus” that it is impossible to address economic inequality without creating special programs for minorities.

    Ocasio-Cortez responded that the country should seek to transcend race rather than focusing on racism. But at the same time, she promised that her Green New Deal would prioritize the needs of “people of color.”

    “Yeah, I’ve got no house,” said Ocasio-Cortez’s interviewer, The Intercept editor Briahna Gray, who is black.

    “Yeah, yeah, exactly,” Ocasio-Cortez agreed.

    The congresswoman ostensibly does not actually believe that all white people inherit homes, but sought to illustrate the fact that white Americans hold much more wealth on average than blacks, in part because of higher rates of home ownership.

    Still, her comments ignored that a plurality of America’s poor are white. They were also in keeping with her history of fudging facts, often in service of identity politics.

    Gray had earlier in the conversation asked Ocasio-Cortez about what she said is an “emerging consensus” that it is impossible to address economic inequality without creating special programs for minorities.

    Ocasio-Cortez responded that the country should seek to transcend race rather than focusing on racism. But at the same time, she promised that her Green New Deal would prioritize the needs of “people of color.”

    “It feels like ‘moderate’ is not a stance. It’s just an attitude toward life of like ‘mmm,'” she added. “When we think about the greatest things we have every accomplished as a society have been ambitious acts of vision, and the meh is like worshipped now for what, like for what?”

    Echoing President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign rhetoric, Ocasio-Cortez essentially argued that she just wants to make American great again.

    “This is what we’ve always been. It’s just that now we’ve strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful, and just, and good, and equitable, and productive,” she said. “And so I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are, but where we are is not a good thing, and this idea of like 10 percent better from garbage shouldn’t be what we settle for.”

    However, unlike Trump, who has mocked the Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez argued that America needs to return to a more socialist system because capitalism is “irredeemable.”

    “Capitalism is an ideology of capital – the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,” she said. “And that comes at any cost to people and to the environment, so to me capitalism is irredeemable.”

    Although Ocasio-Cortez said that some aspects of capitalism are OK, she went on to explain that her brand of democratic socialism is all about putting people above profit.

    “We’re reckoning with the consequences of putting profit above everything else in society. And what that means is people can’t afford to live,” she said. “For me, it’s a question of priorities and right now I don’t think our model is sustainable.”

    She dismissed conservative’s concerns about her vaguely defined left-wing ideology as “fear mongering” about a government takeover of the economy.

    “We should be scared right now because corporations have taken over our government,” she said.
    "If we were going to stand in darkness, best we stand in a darkness we had made ourselves.” ― Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

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    "If we were going to stand in darkness, best we stand in a darkness we had made ourselves.” ― Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

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    She shouldn't even be in my country.

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    'POMPOUS LITTLE TWIT': Greenpeace Co-Founder Unloads On Ocasio-Cortez

    Source: Dailywire

    Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, slammed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Saturday for being a hypocrite over living a lifestyle that does not align with her extremist views on climate change.



    Moore, who has a Ph.D. in ecology, called out Ocasio-Cortez after she mocked a New York Post article that highlighted her numerous flights and car travel — which are things she attacked in her Green New Deal.

    "I also fly & use A/C Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy."

    Moore fired back: "The "world as it is" has the option of taking the subway rather than a taxi. option of Amtrak rather than plane, option of opening windows rather than A/C. You're just a garden-variety hypocrite like the others. And you have ZERO expertise at any of the things you pretend to know."

    This was hardly Moore's first time going after Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter.

    "Yup. If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on February 22. "Until then, we’re in charge - and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats."

    Moore responded: "Pompous little twit. You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get the food into the cities. Horses? If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating. You would bring about mass death."

    Other times Moore has criticized Ocasio-Cortez include:

    "'@AOC 's Green New Deal calls for: '(J) removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere,'" Moore tweeted. "Technically (scientifically) this would mean removing all H2O vapour and all CO2 which would mean the eradication of all life on Earth. Brilliant."

    Tweeting about Ocasio-Cortez's notion that the world is going to end in 12 years, Moore wrote: "Do you think AOC really believes the world will end in 12 years? Or does she think Democrats are stupid enough to believe her? Either way she is way out to lunch."

    "Good photo of @AOC after being told she's not really in charge, or The Boss," Moore tweeted in response to Ocasio-Cortez's recent claim that she was "the boss."



    "It seems many people agree that @AOC is a bit too big for her britches," Moore tweeted. "I'm in good company here. @POTUS is right to encourage her to keep blathering insanity. There can't be 5% who support giving up planes, hamburgers, gasoline, and reliable electricity."
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    AOC Rants After WSJ Writer Says She Leads Young People 'To Take Pride In Their Ignorance.' She Ends Up Proving Their Point.

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    On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), furious that an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal stated that she “leads a generation of young people to take pride in their ignorance—of the laws of nature, of history, of the Constitution, of the eternal battle for freedom,” sneered back on Twitter, writing, “I guess WSJ Editorial Page takes pride in their ignorance of our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, & mass incarceration; willful doubt on the decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples, and the classist, punitive agenda targeting working families.”

    The author of the op-ed, Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute, has credentials that eclipse anything Ocasio-Cortez has yet achieved; she has spoken at Harvard University, the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and the Gregorian University at the Vatican, as well as served on the National Advisory Board for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and as a member of the Medicaid Commission.

    Turner wrote that Ocasio-Cortez “is ignorant of the ways of government. She thought she would be headed to Washington in January to get ‘inaugurated’ and that she’d ‘start signing’ bills immediately, in a Congress with three chambers.” She continued:

    "The tragedy is that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has little regard for the system that made it possible for her to be elected to Congress, gain extraordinary influence, have access to millions of dollars to pay staff (at a “living wage” of at least $52,000 a year, so generous is she with taxpayer money), and now with a standard of living far above what her old job could have provided. She leads a generation of young people to take pride in their ignorance—of the laws of nature, of history, of the Constitution, of the eternal battle for freedom—and still succeed."

    Turner noted the possibility that Ocasio-Cortez’s own actions might awaken people to her misguided actions: “Perhaps her role in killing 25,000 Amazon jobs in New York will wake people up, or maybe it’ll be the hubris of her recent tweet: ‘If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis. Until then, we’re in charge—and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats.’”

    Turner concluded, “Ah, democracy! Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has soared because of the freedom and prosperity her policies would destroy. Our attention to her fuels her celebrity and therefore her ideas. Time to get over our fascination and move on.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Etain View Post
    I don't know why anyone would have a strong opinion on her. She hasn't done anything yet. I will say her taste for expensive clothing is hypocritical but whatever.
    She's got a fable for undeliverable promises and wishful thinking.




    Have a look at the Wallstreet remark. Funny that there is NO point dealing with how the financial system / FED works. Virtually all politicians including ALL leftist ignore that issue.

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    I really dislike her. You know the Democrats are gunning to seat her socialist ass as President in the future.

    She’s being built up as the next Obama. It’s problematic because liberal Americans glorify her PC-ness, ignoring how uneconomical and unsustainable most of her platforms are. Moreover, they glorify her constant grandstanding because it checks all the liberal boxes.

    I think she’s dislikeable because she hasn’t done anything yet and yet she’s treated like she has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drusilla View Post
    I really dislike her. You know the Democrats are gunning to seat her socialist ass as President in the future.
    All the more reason to knock her out as fast as possible, or keep making fun of to show how ridiculous socialism is.


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    Economically, the American economy is too big of a bubble to not have the general population contribute. Americans essentially live to work and pay taxes.

    I think she has points but they are misguided because she seems more concerned with grandstanding and impressing rather than being sensible and reaching across the aisle to reach compromise or make laws that are fair for both parties. She’s too busy mudslinging.

    I mean it’s fair to point out human rights and improving quality of life through (example) education but it doesn’t have to be free and imposing Democratic ways.

    Socialism always lives on cloud 9 when it comes to implementation. Too optimistic, most of the time far from reality or what is feasible.

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    The latest AOC joke...



    Of course, AOC denied everything but it's obvious she tried to make herself relatable for black voters this way and she has done so before. Candace Owens filmed her own imitation of AOC speaking to a black audience afterwards.
    "If we were going to stand in darkness, best we stand in a darkness we had made ourselves.” ― Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

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