By: Brian Evans
The Democrats new darling, Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York has once again proven why she, like so many other young Americans embrace socialist and communist ideals, instead of the freedoms and capitalist system that has brought so much, to so many throughout our great nation.
This week, Ocasio Cortez has once again proven how our left-wing educational system has failed to educate our youth in history and political science. A problem that has created hundreds of thousands of young adults who were failed by a system that has dumbed down the educational standards, and eradicated history and government from our children’s learning. Now, as one of those youth…Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who ran as a democrat, but is actually a long-time member of the democratic Socialists of America is seated as a Representative of ‘We the People’ in Washington D.C..
Ocasio Cortez, has already complained that she hasn’t gotten paid yet, and vowed to make changes, so Congressional members can get paid quicker, after being elected. Also, Ocasio-Cortez traveled to Washington D.C. last week to join a sit-in protest against Nancy Pelosi, as she vowed to fight against all moderate Democrats and even Progressive Democrats like Pelosi who were not socialist or communist enough for the pro-Communist left.
Amazingly, the young communists cheered for her, as she entered the halls of Congress, outside Pelosi’s office. Then, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoted 100% renewable energy, and said that she wanted America to be rid of fossil fuels within a couple of years! She said…
Ocasio-Cortez told the young activists: I just want to let you know how proud I am of each and every one of you for putting yourselves and your bodies and everything on the line to make sure we save our planet our generation and our future. It’s so incredibly important. I shared my story that my journey started… with everyday people doing exactly what you all are doing… We have to get to 100% renewable energy in a couple years. There is no other option.
However, when CNN asked Ocasio Cortez about how she planned to pay for and implement her 100% renewable pledge she did not answer, but instead gave a jumbled and scattered answer that not only did not answer the question, but made no sense.
In fact, on CNN, Tapper asked Ocasio Cortez couldn’t answer how she planned to pay for not only the renewable energy plan, which would cost the American economy trillions, but she couldn’t explain how she planned to pay for the various socialist and communist programs that she has claimed that she wants to implement. (full transcript is here) For example, JUST A FEW of the new programs she plans on implementing include
- Medicare for all.
- Making housing a federal right, with free housing for every American
- Free government paid college
- Forgiveness of ALL STUDENT LOANS
- Guaranteed Federal jobs
She said that she would skyrocket the corporate tax rate, which would net $2 Trillion, but that fails to account for the fact that it would also force prices to skyrocket on items Americans buy at their local grocery stores, Wal-Mart, and other stores, as ‘We the People’ are the ones who pay corporate taxes through the products they buy, NOT CORPORATIONS! In fact, CORPORATIONS DON’T PAY TAXES! However, Ocasio-Cortez, as well as her merry band of socialists and communists wouldn’t know that because history, political science, and economics has been stripped from elementary education, and upper education has been taken over by pro-socialist professors and curriculum, which is designed to water down history, and promote the socialist ideology.
In reality, even Jake Tapper on CNN stated to her…
“Your platform has called for various new programs, including Medicare for all, housing as a federal right, a federal jobs guarantee, tuition-free public college, canceling all student loan debt. According to nonpartisan and left-leaning studies friendly to your cause, including the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities or the Tax Policy Center, the overall price tag is more than $40 trillion in the next decade.You recently said in an interview that increasing taxes on the very wealthy, plus an increased corporate tax rate, would make $2 trillion over the next 10 years. So, where is the other $38 trillion going to come from?”
Jake Tapper, CNN
Well, one of the things that we need to realize when we look at something like Medicare for all, Medicare for all would save the American people a very large amount of money. And what we see as well is that these systems are not just pie in the sky. They are — many of them are accomplished by every modern, civilized democracy in the Western world. The United — the United Kingdom has a form of single-payer health care, Canada, France, Germany. What we need to realize is that these investments are better and they are good for our future. These are generational investments, so that not just — they’re not short-term Band-Aids, but they are really profound decisions about who we want to be as a nation and as — and how we want to act, as the wealthiest nation in the history of the world.
Rep. Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
Jake Tapper quickly pointed out that he understood why she believed in taxpayer-funded everything, but HOW SHE WOULD PAY FOR IT! Sadly, she continued to give rambling answers as to why she believes everything should be free, and taken care of by the government. However, she simply could not answer how she would pay for it, since the government does not actually make money. Instead, they pay for things by taxing Americans, and use those taxes to pay for the programs that Ocasio-Cortez claims to fight for.
At one point, her lack of knowledge was evident, as she said…
“Well, when you look again at, again, how our health care works, currently, we pay — much of these costs go into the private sector. So what we see is, for example, a year ago, I was working downtown in a restaurant. I went around and I asked, how many of you folks have health insurance? Not a single person did, because these — they were paying — they would have had to pay $200 a month for — for a payment for insurance that had an $8,000 deductible.”
Alexandiria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Representative-Elect
Ocasio-Cortez was trying to make the case for the government taking over virtually all aspects of Americans lives, and trying to say that government takeover of private industry would be cheaper than private industry. However, when looking at every communist nation, the only way to cut costs is to diminish the quality of life and strip freedoms of a nations citizenry. Therefore, under Ocasio-Cortez’ idea of savings, Americans would suffer from a lack of civil rights and freedom. Furthermore, IT STILL WOULD NOT MAKE UP FOR THE $40 TRILLION that just some of her communist programs would consume.
Even Bernie Sanders idea of so-called free programs like ‘free college for all’, fails to correctly address the massive expense to the taxpayers. According to a study by the Tax Policy Center, Bernie Sanders’ programs would add $18 trillion to the national debt over a 10-year period, and Sanders could never explain how that would be paid for, without creating a major burden on the American taxpayers.
THE BOTTOM LINE: FREE STUFF IS NEVER FREE! In fact, the only way to pay for such extraordinarily cost guzzling programs, is to create extrordinarily and astronomically high and financial burdening taxes on not only the wealth, but on the middle classes and poor as well. In fact, it would create SUCH A BURDEN, it would cash strap families, bankrupt the American Middle Class, and effectively snuff out the American dream for todays men and women, and for generations to come.
Furthermore, Ocasio-Cortez exposed her ignorance of basic laws of economics, when she made the comment last week on PBS’ Fire Line, that unemployment is low right now…
“because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their kids. And so, I do think that, right now, when we have this no-holds-barred, Wild West hypercapitalism, what that means is profit at any cost.”
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
It was quickly ridiculed, as Politifact ranked the comment’s truthfulness as “pants on fire”, but she didn’t even stop there! Representative Ocasio-Cortez went on to make the statement that…
Capitalism has not always existed in the world, and it will not always exist in the world.
When this country started, we were not a capitalist — we did not operate on a capitalist economy.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Then, Ocasio-Cortez’ interview shifted, and the reporter asked her to expand on her opinion that Israel is “occupying” Palestine. She responded by stating…
I think what I meant is, like, the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and in places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing and homes. Yeah. I mean, I think I’d also just — I am not the expert [Laughing] at geopolitics on this issue. You know, for me, I’m a firm believer in finding a two-state solution in this issue, and I’m happy to sit down with leaders on both of this — on both of these — for me, I just look at things through a human-rights lens. And I may not use the right words. [ Laughs ] I know this is a very intense issue. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
Just like in Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ case, ignorance of history gives socialism its appeal, as colleges, universities, and public schools have created multiple generations of so-called bliss through ignorance of history, political science, and economics. They have convinced and deluded multiple generations of Americans into believing that communism and socialism are ideologies of the middle working class, while capitalism is for the wealthy elite class. However, it is the elite millionaires and political class who are pushing that myth, while the middle class small business owners and entrepeneurs who represent the capitalists, suffer the consequences of their twisted ideological mythology.
Today, as the utopian dream is taught in colleges and universities, socialism appeals to a great number of millennials under the age of 30, due to two distinct fallacies, that it promotes…
- ignorance of human nature
- ignorance of economics.
First of all, socialism, in its various forms, whether it be communism, fascism, progressivism, or monarchies, are based on false premises such as…
- humans can be programmed like Pavlov’s dogs
- people can have life’s needs without effort, property or liberty.
Each of these premises have proven to make grave mis-calculations, and Ocasio-Cortez is a prime example, as she like many of her predecessors fail to be able to explain how the failures of communism have always led to the wealthy elitists at the top, while leaving everyone else in extreme poverty, and living in squalor. In fact, it destroys the middle class in its entirety.
After centuries of failed socialist regimes, socialists in all their forms strive to revise the reality of history, while replacing it with flowery, feel good images that provide cover for socialism’s need to direct and control the social and economic actions of the many by an elitist few. THEY USE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS to hide their ideological falsehoods and deceptions, while deeming anyone who opposes them RACISTS AND HATE MONGERS!
The problem with socialists today, is that they lack a basic understanding of human history, economics, and real-life principles, as historically socialism always leads to centralized power that is in the hands of an elite few, as freedoms are stripped away from the people, including life, liberties, and property. In the end, it strips away pride, the desire for excellence, and work ethic.
Still, socialism’s true believers still believe that they have a moral right to impose their socioeconomic theories on the entire population, regardless of its cost in human lives, or the suffering it imposes, including the hundreds of millions of people who were slaughtered in the radical left’s former attempts to prove that socialism is the better way than that of freedom.
Ironically, To say that socialism is devoted to the betterment of society is not simply a lie, it is an oxymoron, and the American educational system is the primary culprit for bestowing such a complete lack of common sense values and knowledge upon our nations youth. In fact, as elementary and secondary educational institutions have had their curriculum stripped down, as teachers hands became tied by bureaucratic guidelines and standardized tests, as colleges and universities stripped classical educational subjects of literacy, mathematics, and especially the brilliance of our Constitutional Republic away as well. Progressives have stripped the value of a good work ethic and the quality of work, and replaced it with equality of outcome in the workplace. Therefore, it doesn’t matter how hard you work, but instead that everyone is equal becomes the ultimate goal.
Currently, it is easier to distort reality with the younger generations, because they have not had to live through socialism or communism. Furthermore, they didn’t have to see the horrors that a morbid and evil ideology brought about on entire civilizations of people. Socialism and communism touts equality, but it is one of the most un-equal and ruthless systems ever devised by mankind. Sadly, our educational system has failed future generations by leading them to believe that in the theoretical benefits of socialism instead of its historical evil failures. Also, by teaching relativist theory that all systems of government are equally valid, and demonizing free markets, hard work, and free will, history is repeating itself again, not only in America, but worldwide.
In the meantime, the products of our educational system are now governing nations around the world, including in America. In fact, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the new face of the Democrat Party, she sadly cannot answer how the programs she wants to implement would be paid for, or how our government is set up, or how it even works. For example, she wasn’t even able to accurately name the three branches of government on despite her upcoming role as a congresswoman. She said…
“If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — Uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist seemed to be confusing the two chambers of Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, with the three branches of American government, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Furthermore, and even more sad, is concerning our educational system, which allowed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to graduate cum laude from Boston University in 2011 with a bachelors degree in none other than economics and international relations, yet she doesn’t know the structure of our governmental system.
In the end, Ocasio-Cortez is yet another product of our failed educational system, as she graduates from an Elite college, yet isn’t able to coherently name the three branches of government, or have a basic understandings of economics. A serious problem, as America continues to be run by mis-educated Americans, who have a lack of understanding of the fundamentals and importance of our Constitutional Republic, or our Representative Democracy. Nor do they understand the horrors of communisms past, in an era where socialism is becoming a dominant force to be reckoned with, throughout the world.