(Blue State Conserative) – This one is just painful and embarrassing. We’ve long known AOC was devoid of meaningful ideas and played up hackneyed talking points. Trump Bad! Capitalism Evil! Workers Good! (Oops, except truckers and people that don’t want their boss telling them to get a vaccine…but workers…yeah, the workers!).
Baseline idiocy aside, however, she enters a new realm of generic vacuousness in her latest Instagram post. Perhaps the most frightening realization is not AOC’s own stupidity, but the collective stupidity of anyone that actively follows her and agrees with what she’s saying. (Unless they’re mostly Russian bots or internet trolls, she actually has 8.6 million followers).
Take a listen as she goes full cringe in this creepy Biden-esque whisper:
“Let me tell you a secret. Most people don’t really know what capitalism is. Most people don’t even know what socialism is. But most people are not capitalists, because they don’t have capitalist money. They’re not billionaires.
…[t]he label doesn’t matter as much as talking about policies. That’s easier to understand. Do you think people should die because they can’t afford insulin? Do you think that fossil fuel CEOs should decide that the planet gets set on fire? Me neither!”
We don’t know what capitalism is? We aren’t capitalists? We have to be a billionaire to know? She is so profoundly mistaken on such a basic concept that it’s hard to reign these words back in.
If she meant to say – which I don’t think she did – that our system is not purely rooted in free market principles on account of monstrous government interventions and corrupted by cronyism, then yes, she has a point. However, I don’t think she’s advocating for the dismantling of the government’s crooked hands and Big Business lobbyists going the way of the dodo. Despite the corruption of the free market by the government, she wants more government. It’s asinine.
The problem with AOC types is that they see a flaw in an otherwise good system and, rather than make an amendment and improvement, opt to obliterate everything with wishful and impossible thinking. Far be it from me to explain how her visions would produce a hellish nightmare.
More than money, I value freedom. AOC and her ilk only view the world through power struggles and the accumulation of wealth, often through theft. She yearns to be on top of the system. I merely yearn to be left alone. The existence of any state apparatus by definition steals my freedom. Since complex societies require some structure, the trade off for lost freedom was supposed to be a minimal guarantee of protection of the rest of my liberty. This concept has been so corrupted over centuries that the state no longer protects my liberties. Instead, it actively corrodes them
Now, apparently there was a follow up video, which I didn’t want to watch because I value my sanity too much, but if I had to watch and listen then so do you: