Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is currently on the campaign trail shilling for Bernie Sanders. That means saying things the elder senator can’t say. It also means shining a light on just how insidious their communistic ideology is.
In a recent interview with the overrated Ta-Nehisi Coates, AOC sat down to discuss a variety of issues. At one point, she let it be known that the Democrat party is a “center conservative” party, leaving many to wonder what universe she inhabits.
But it was another comment that caught my eye.
AOC to billionaires:
To be ethical you need to give up control and power. So I don’t want your money as much as we want your power. The people, not me. pic.twitter.com/cmwlLTPXZm
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) January 20, 2020
Holy Freudian slip Batman. I like how she tried to recover by saying she really meant “the people” after she proclaimed that “we want your power” to those who don’t long for the days of bread lines and concrete cubicles as apartments.
The thing is, she meant every word of it. This is why communism (and even more meager forms of socialism) always fail. It is a system that simply can not exist without placing the power of the people into the hands of centralized tyrants. AOC sees herself as the one holding the power while she dictates to the little people. It’s all very convenient for her. Socialism for thee but not for me and all that.
This also gives us a hint as to why AOC never forcefully condemns socialists like Castro and Maduro. Because she sees herself as making common cause with them with just a few tweaks. The problem is that the tweaks aren’t possible without a forceful, violent government hand. Every murderous socialist regime started with some grifter promising to hand power back “to the people.”
AOC also made this ridiculous comment, showing a complete lack of understanding about how the economy and innovation works.
AOC on why successful businessmen don’t deserve their wealth: “You didn’t make those widgets! You sat on a couch while thousands of people were paid modern day slave wages, and in some cases real modern-day slavery; you made that money off the backs of undocumented people …" pic.twitter.com/Y2w3nSfezo
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 20, 2020
Honestly, I’m glad she’s at least being honest. Let’s have the choice be as stark as possible. Do you want freedom, respect for rights, and the best economic system in human history, or do you want some 30 year old aspiring communist handing out scraps while things collapse? I know which direction I’m going.