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Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism “will not always exist in the world”

Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism “will not always exist in the world”

And it’s “absolutely a question” whether capitalism can “continue to be the right answer” under Democratic Socialism.

https://www.pbs.org/video/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-barhhq/

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the hottest commodity in the progressive movement, and arguably in the Democratic Party.

The New York Democratic Socialist stunned the Democrat elite by defeating Joe Crowley, the number 4 Democrat in the House and a likely future Speaker of the House if Democrats regained control, in a primary.

Now that the spotlight is shining on Ocasio-Cortez, we are getting a better understanding of just how far left and shallow her political positions are.

Walks Back Criticism of Israel, Says Needs to Learn More (updated)

Ocasio-Cortez was interviewed by Margaret Hoover on PBS Firing Line. (Full video embed at bottom of post.)

Starting at 26:30 in the interview, Ocasio-Cortez was asked about her prior criticism of Israel.

Singling out Israel is a key component of leftist “intersectionality”, sa development we have been documenting for several years. Anti-Israel activists, such as Linda Sarsour, have effectively hijacked the progressive movement and made being anti-Israel a prerequisite for acceptance.

In August 2017, when few people were paying attention, we documented how Democratic Socialists of America conference endorses anti-Israel Boycott:

Much as Iranian Islamists consider Israel the Little Satan and the United States the Great Satan, so too leftist and Islamist BDS supporters share a hatred of Israel and the United States.

Israel is hated not just because it is Jewish, but also because it is viewed as an outpost of American-led oppression of non-whites, colonialism and imperialism. Under the now-fashionable doctrine of intersectionality, Israel is held out as the unique connecting force among capitalist and American-imperialist evils, much as the Jew has been held out in history through anti-Semitic conspiracy theories….

For radical leftists in the U.S. this intersectionality agenda manifests itself in a desire to replace capitalism with socialism or communism, and in the Middle East to promote an Islamist supremacist agenda which denies the Jews any rightful claim to self-determination in the historical homeland of the Jews. This creates very strange alliances, such as LGBT leftists aligning with Islamists who suppress LGBT persons in every country where Islamists rule.

The BDS movement, embodying this intersectionality through boycotts against Israeli academics, artists and businesses, exploits and stokes racial tension to turn racial issues, such at the Ferguson riots and Black Lives Matter, into anti-Israel movements. One of the most egregious examples of anti-Semitic intersectionality is the Deadly Exchange Campaign by the anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace, which falsely blames Israel and American Jewish organizations for U.S. police shootings of blacks….

Given the background of leftists exploiting and being exploited by the anti-Israel movement, it is no real surprise that at its annual meeting today, the anti-capitalist Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) endorsed the BDS campaign against Israel.

Ocasio-Cortez’s answer as to Israel is getting a lot of attention, because she admitted that she didn’t really know a lot about the Israel-Palestinian history and political situation. That’s pretty typical in my experience with many social justice warriors — they know some buzzwords, like “occupation,” but don’t have much historical knowledge or understanding of the anti-Jewish Jihad at the heart of the anti-Israel movement.

The Daily Wire reports, WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Israel Then Admits She Has No Idea What She’s Talking About:

New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked Israel in a recent interview on PBS’s “Firing Line,” calling them the occupiers of Palestine and later admitting that she has no idea what she is talking about regarding Israel.

Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks came in response to a question from host Margaret Hoover, who asked her to explain comments she made about Israel after she attacked them for defending themselves against an attack from Hamas terrorists.

Ocasio-Cortez, who called the shooting a “massacre,” said that she thinks that Israel has the right to “exist,” adding, “but I also think that what people are starting to see, at least, in the occupation of Palestine, is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian condition. And that, to me, is just where I tend to come from on this issue.”

Hoover then pressed Ocasio-Cortez, “You use the term ‘the occupation of Palestine.’ What do you mean by that?”

The 28-year-old socialist struggled, “Um… I think what I meant is … like … the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing and homes.”

Hoover: “Do you think you can expand on that?”

Ocasio-Cortez fumbled, “Yeah… I mean, I think … I’d … also just— I am not the expert on geo-politics on this issue.”

This video clip is not complete, but does have the key lines.

Here is a more complete transcript, via the anti-Zionist Mondoweiss website, which considers that Ocasia-Cortez is actually backtracking on her support for “Palestine”:

What is your position on Israel?

AOC: Well, I believe absolutely in Israel’s right to exist. I am a proponent of the two state solution. And for me this is not a referendum I think on the state of Israel. For me, the lens through which I saw this incident, as an activist, as an organizer: If 60 people were killed in Ferguson, Missouri, if 60 people were killed in the South Bronx– unarmed– 60 people were killed in Puerto Rico, I just look at that incident more through– through just, as an incident and to me it would just be completely unacceptable if that happened on our shores. But–

Of course the dynamic there in terms of geo politics and the Middle East is very different from people expressing their First Amendment right to protest.

AOC: Well, yes, but I also think that what people are starting to see in the occupation of Palestine is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian conditions and that to me is just where I tend to come from on this issue.

You use the term the occupation of Palestine, what did you mean by that?

AOC: Oh– I think, what I meant is that the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to housing and homes.

Do you think you can expand on that?

AOC: Yeah I think — I am not the expert on geo-politics on this issue. You now, for me, I’m a firm believer in finding a two-state solution in this issue [Hoover nods approvingly]. And I’m happy to sit down with leaders on both of these… for me, I just look at things through a human rights lens, and I may not use the right words– I know this is a very intense issue.

That’s very honest and you’re gong to — and when you get to Washington and you’re an elected member of Congress you’ll have an opportunity to talk to people on all sides and visit Israel and visit the West Bank.

AOC: Absolutely. And especially with the district that I represent, I come from the South Bronx, I come from a Puerto Rican background. And Middle Eastern politics is not exactly at my kitchen table every night. But I also recognize that this is an intensely-important issue for people in my district, for Americans across the country. And I think at least what is important to communicate is that I am willing to listen. And that I’m willing to learn and evolve on this issue as I think many Americans are.

UPDATE: looks like she has abandoned her relatively moderate position taken in the PBS interview after “activists” got to her.

Capitalism Is Not The Answer

While Ocasio-Cortez’s answer on Israel is making headlines, there is a much more significant admission by Ocasio-Cortez as to the ultimate goal of the Democratic Socialist movement to which she adheres, and now leads.

Ocasio-Cortez was confronted with the current strong economy and low unemployment numbers. After asserting that unemployment is low because people are working two jobs, at 5:30 of the interview, Ocasio-Cortez explained her world view that capitalism was a passing historical phenomenon:

“… I do think that right now, when we have this no-holds-barred Wild West hypercapitalism, what that means is profit at ANY cost. Capitalism has not always existed in the world, and it will not always exist in the world. When this country started, we did not operate on a capitalist economy.”

Is Democratic Socialism as a political movement simply a way to work within the capitalist system, or does it seek to replace capitalism with socialism?

Starting at 8:00 in the interview, Ocasio-Cortez was asked point blank whether Democratic Socialism, the doctrine to which she adheres, seeks an end of capitalism. Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged that whether capitalism could continue under Democratic Socialism was an open question:

Hoover: So in the context of Democratic Socialism, then, do you think it calls for an end to capitalism?

Ocasio-Cortez: Ultimately, we are marching towards progress on this issue. I do think that we are going to see an evolution in our economic system of an unprecedented degree, and it’s hard to say what direction that that takes….

Hoover: It sounds like you are skeptical that capitalism is going to continue to be the right answer.

Ocasio-Cortez: Yeah, I think it’s, um, I think it’s, I think it’s at least a question. I think it’s absolutely a question.

There you have it.

The hottest star in the Democrat universe will not commit to a continuation of capitalism under her Democratic Socialist political world view. That’s the headline.

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Here is the complete interview:

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Comments

UnCivilServant | July 16, 2018 at 11:06 am

The pre-requisite for ending capitalism is to achieve true post-scarcity. As this is merely a dream at the moment, Capitalism is here for the foreseable forever.

The reason for this is simple, unlike all other economic systems, capitalism harnesses human nature to produce value, while the rest attempt to fight or re-mold people to fit unrealistic assumptions about how things should be.

    cloudbuster1 in reply to UnCivilServant. | July 17, 2018 at 9:52 am

    WF Buckley said it best IMHO,
    ” The left is in a constant fever,
    worried that somewhere, somehow, some
    way, somebody, was MAKING MONEY. And
    the left can’t stand it.

UnCivilServant | July 16, 2018 at 11:07 am

Ocasio-Cortez was confronted with the current strong economy and low unemployment numbers. After asserting that unemployment is low because people are working two jobs

One job or two, it doesn’t matter for the unemployment numbers. Unemployment counts those who have zero jobs who are actively seeking work (minus a few edge cases).

    Actually, people holding two jobs rather than two people each holding one job, increases the unemployment rate. She isn’t just wrong, she has it entirely backwards. This just goes to show that the problem isn’t that those on the Left are incapable of critical thinking, they aren’t capable of thinking at all.

Subotai Bahadur | July 16, 2018 at 11:19 am

The reaction of the Left, especially the Democrats, to the election of Trump when they expected Hillary to inaugurate permanent rule has been telling. They have let all the masks slip. This is what they really want, an American Soviet with their own NKVD.

For the Children.

Why is anyone asking her about Capitalism? She’s a Socialist. They can’t even figure out why their own political ideology keeps failing.

If you couldn’t figure out how to get water from a well, and I failed every time I tried… Would ya ask for my advice on it? This is turning into a Monty Python skit.

Why do people who are 0 for 15 get give opinions on anything? She’s a Socialist, socialism has never worked. You will get better advice from the pool maintenance guy.

    Massinsanity in reply to Fen. | July 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    She has an economics degree from Boston University… a fact BU should be desperately trying to conceal.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Fen. | July 16, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Socialism is about hordes of unproductive people preying on an ever decreasing number of productive people, until those productive people say screw it and then stop being productive.

      cloudbuster1 in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 17, 2018 at 10:01 am

      That’s a good description of what happened
      to the Pilgrims about 400 years ago. I fear
      that part of the problem arises from young
      people being ignorant of the past, and refusing
      to see that human nature is hard to change.
      History is an excellent teacher if you will
      study it.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Fen. | July 16, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Her parents are Puerto Rican, a country where the average IQ has been repeatedly tested and tested since the thirties, always coming in at an average IQ of 83. Her father is an architect, either on the left side of the Puerto Rican Bell Curve, or an affirmative graduate.

I think the people who voted for her were voting for a pretty face, it certainly isn’t her intellect which is obviously lacking for the job she looking to take.

And politics used to be the way to fame for the visually impaired, (those not pretty enough for Hollywood), I guess Debbie Wasserman Schultz will need to be replaced by some pretty face now, even though her leftist credentials are almost left enough for the Democrats.

I do think that the goal of robotics replacing human workers is to kill off capitalism, you can’t buy things if you have no jobs to earn money to pay for them. Think about how much control over you the government will then have, when you will be forced to rely on the government for your wages.

She really comes off so poorly informed, how the heck did Crowley not challenge her to a debate or even do a town hall meeting with her? Two minutes would have been enough to show her for the fool she is. I think he met her, listened to her ignorant ideas and thoughts, then determined there wasn’t a thing to worry about from her challenge to his running. Never underestimate the stupidity of voters in Democrat areas.

    alaskabob in reply to oldgoat36. | July 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    A pretty face, a catchy name and an another empty vessel with a Suzie Socialist pull string spouting cute phrases….if you listen carefully you will hear all the pleasantries of Marx, Lenin, Che, Mao, Fidel and on and on. She and Hogg are a couple.

    Massinsanity in reply to oldgoat36. | July 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    They had at least one debate scheduled and he didn’t show up. He sent a surrogate instead. he deserved to lose based solely on the hubris he displayed but she really is vapid.

    Lanceman in reply to oldgoat36. | July 16, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Because Crowley assumed nobody’d be stupid enough to vote for her in large enough numbers. And he was correct. But the number was enough. Especially from brownskins or those that consider themselves brownskins. She simply ‘looks’ like them.

She does not have an idea about a lot of things, and most of those she does have an idea about are wrong.

The more she opens her mouth, the faster this bright flame may flicker and eventually burn out.

Or maybe, after two years in the House, she will run for president.

    And the one place she wants less government – ending Drug Prohibition – Republicans fight her. I guess it has to do with Republican fear of plants.

    “Government SAVE us. We are being attacked by plants.”

      tom_swift in reply to MSimon. | July 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      No, it’s a fear of plants; it’s a dislike of vegetables. And fruits & nuts. All of which vote Democrat.

Too bad she’ll get crushed in the real election. You know, when voters from both sides actually show up.

    Massinsanity in reply to UJ. | July 16, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Only if Crowley beats her as the 3rd party candidate. No chance anyone with an R next to their name wins in that district.

    Arminius in reply to UJ. | July 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The two sides in her district are the hard left and the harder hard left.

    I used to call the Obama admin the freshman dorm presidency and didn’t think we could sink any lower. Then this came along.

    If there’s a high school in Havana that is a boarding school, shed be in the dorm for the juniors.

The more she speaks the more obvious it becomes that she’s just not ready for prime time.

Why is everyone talking about this woman. She garnered only about 16000 votes [~6%] in a district which has nearly 236,000 registered Democrat voters. All that this proves is that there were that many radical Democratic Socialists registered as Democrats. And, in an era of growing radical fervor, it is to be expected that radical voters would be energized while moderate voters would not. Of course, we have no idea how many Hispanics [including illegals] voted in the primary. So, ethnicity may have played a factor as well.

This is actually good news for the Republican candidate for that district. If the Democrat vote is similarly suppressed in the general election, then this mitigates the overwhelming numerical advantage which they hold in that district. This woman is essentially a non-entity and should be treated as one. Stop generating name recognition for her.

    Milhouse in reply to Mac45. | July 17, 2018 at 1:38 am

    The vote was not suppressed. Turnout was normal for a primary.

      Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | July 17, 2018 at 11:56 am

      True. But, this was supposed to be a critical year for Democrats. Yet, the primary percentage was ~11% to previous years ~13%. And, the majority of voters voted for a radical liberal socialist. So, I would suggest that the more moderate, mainstream Democrat vote was suppressed, either through complacency or lack of interest. We’ll have to see if the moderate Dems stay home in November and, if so, if enough radical liberals can be found to vote for Ocasio-Cortez.

You can tell by the interview the Democrats don’t want her. Not only are they asking her real questions but they are actually following up on them.
She’s an SJW buzz word machine with a pretty face, well as long as she doesn’t do her crazy eyes.

Connivin Caniff | July 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm

I guess that bar she worked in was a Socialist Bar which did not charge anything for drinks and the owner absolutely did not want ever to make a profit.

She’s actually a perfect candidate for the SJW vote. She’s got absolute opinions about everything, and in-depth knowledge of nothing.

Socialists are opposed to retained earnings, which destabilize monopoly formation.

Please drop the “democratic”…she’s a socialist. Period.

Ohio Historian | July 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Democratic Socialism is an oxymoron like Congressional Ethics or genius morons. Once the government gets control of the economy, it determines the winners and losers. We saw what that looked like under 0bama; it did NOT look like the “little guy” getting a break. It was all about cronyism.

Socialism depends on government to make decisions. So the guy who is too ignorant to make decisions of his own is suddenly making decisions for you. The system becomes corrupt. Capitalism is actually the most virtuous of the systems, allocating resources based upon a blind method of selection.

Amazing how she has such strong opinions about the Israel/Muslim conflict without having any knowledge about it! That’s probably the same for her love of socialism. Someone should ask her about all the people murdered by Marxists.

Ask her about all the problems of socialist Venezuela.

LukeHandCool | July 16, 2018 at 1:27 pm

Poor girl.

If she were a Republican, she’d inspire many a Saturday Night Live skit.

But being an anti-Israel, anti-capitalism, Democratic Socialist means she’s blacklisted from the late-night comedy attention she deserves. Poor girl. It’s so unfair. My heart goes out to her.

    Those eyes! They could be comedic gold.

    MajorWood in reply to LukeHandCool. | July 16, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I have faith that she will attract the attention of Bill Burr and Dennis Miller.

    I think she suffers from every guy wanting to bang her, which causes them to lie by saying that she is really smart in the hope that will increase their odds. At some point, she started to believe them. On the H/C matrix, she is in the upper right corner, maybe 9.8H and 9.9C. Jeremy Clarkson put it best: “yeah, xxxxx is an ecomentalist, but I’d still do her.”

we need to caption that pic.
https://legalinsurrection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Ocasio-Cortez-PBS-Firing-Line-Capitalism-Democratic-Socialism-e1531749447493-620×437.jpg

how about….
why yes, I really can be that stupid and yes, my sh*t stinks. and yes I am VERY constipated and have a painful yeast infection.

People have been exchanging goods and services for compensation since the beginning of time. That’s a most basic definition of capitalism. The only alternatives are slavery or theft.

As for Cortez’s timid endorsement of BDS, this disembling lil socialist is merely trying to curry favor with the Farrakahn wing of the democrat party – similar to what Obama did – and the press covered up.

AOC: Absolutely. And especially with the district that I represent, I come from the South Bronx, I come from a Puerto Rican background. And Middle Eastern politics is not exactly at my kitchen table every night.

“I come from”….but it isn’t where I was raised, only born. Westchester County is a far cry from the SB.
Puerto Rico background? Honey, you are an American.
If you are in politics, how can you ignore the Middle East?
Eedjit.

Her opponent should ask this stupid bitch if she’s willing to sign a form saying she’ll work for the actual average income of Americans.

She won’t. Socialism is just an excuse for her to be in charge and live large off the backs off others.

I’m thinking of becoming a Marxist and shooting straight to the position of Party Inquisitor. Just to be the guy who doles out the 2nd Purge.

Aside but related – on this day 30 years ago Anerica experienced the tragedy of what’s now known as The Great Canoe Culling of 1988. Where millions of canoes laden with firearms were pushed into the water to abruptly sink.

One survivor, toting a guitar case with “This Machine Kills Marxists” lettering, recounted his harrowing experience that day…

Strange – No one from a socialist country is advocating for socialism.

inspectorudy | July 16, 2018 at 2:16 pm

When society breaks down and the existing form of government fails, one on one capitalism is what happens next. When your family is starving like in Venezuela, you either steal or barter to feed them. One is a crime and the other is called capitalism. This poor imbecile is in for some rough times.

casualobserver | July 16, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Please please please please keep her and all the other Socialists on a pedestal. Every voter needs to be reminded about what they stand for. People like her and Bernie are honest and frank. The bulk of the elites, Dem AND GOP are to sneaky by half with their words.

The people who agree with her are a small minority. Give her plenty of time in front of microphones.

Ben Shapiro makes an excellent point – some words don’t need modifiers or adjectives. Justice is pure justice, calling it Social Justice only diminishes it and turns it into something else.

The same can be said of Socialism, but in reverse. Call it Democratic Socialism, call it Benevolent Socialism, call it Cute Puppy Socialism. It’s still Socialism. And it always leads to a corrupt inner party, squalor, stagnation and bodies piled up by the millions.

I’m always amazed that, while Nazis are universally despised to the point they must run for their lives, people still embrace Marx, who’s graveyards make Nazis look like amateurs.

Everyone is always time traveling back to kill Hitler, but I would go back to May of 1818 and strangle Marx in his crib.

Socialism is not cool, it’s not hip. It’s a cancer that lays waste to everything it touches.

Punch a Nazi, but kill the Marxists.

    MajorWood in reply to Fen. | July 16, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    If it weren’t for Hitler, most women would still be homemakers and 90% of jobs would be done by men. WW-II upset the power dynamic by placing women in factories, and after the war many of them decided not to go back to the old way. So when I tell them that they have Hitler to thank for their job, I am correct. It really messes with those who can think it through.

    Milhouse in reply to Fen. | July 17, 2018 at 2:09 am

    Socialism only killed more people than its nazi offshoot because it had longer to do so. The nazis only had 12 years or so, and they took full advantage.

    But killing Marx wouldn’t have changed anything; socialism would just have adopted some other intellectual as its figurehead and gone on much as it did. Hitler, arguably, was a unique person, and without him the tensions of which he took advantage would have been resolved differently.

      Fen in reply to Milhouse. | July 17, 2018 at 6:13 am

      I disagree. While I believe in things like multi-regional evolution (species on different continents evolving down a similar path) and as regards innovation (the secret of fire was discovered by humans multiple times independent of each other), I also believe that in some rare instances there is only one person capable at a particular point in time.

      Churchill is a good example. Remove him and you would not find a suitable replacement to affect history. We would all be speaking German right now.

        Fen in reply to Fen. | July 17, 2018 at 6:28 am

        But if you want to play Devil’s Advocate, you could argue that the void left by the elimination could have opened the door to an ideology just as lethal as Marxism but more effective because it didn’t disregard human nature (or something else). Meaning it wouldn’t continually self-implode the way Socialism always does, so removing Marx could actually result in a global tyranny of unimaginable horror.

        My wife always advises me to “leave it, just give them more rope. Down boy. Fen! Heel!”. But I’m a slow learner.

        Milhouse in reply to Fen. | July 17, 2018 at 9:53 am

        Churchill is indeed a good example, as is Hitler. But Marx was just writing what was in the intellectual air; people weren’t inspired by his theories, they adopted them because they were compatible with what they believed anyway. Socialism would have developed pretty much the same way with or without his writings; it would just have been called something else.

          Fen in reply to Milhouse. | July 17, 2018 at 11:48 pm

          Sounds like we only disagree on whether Marx is a unique factor in history, as were Churchill and Hitler. I’m open to the possibility I’m wrong.

          And I upvoted you for the fair and honest debate. Thanks.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | July 16, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Democratic socialism is like two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner. It becomes a majoritarian power play for resources.

If you think the political fights are knock down drag out now – when the federal government is “only” confiscating about 22% of GDP – wait until the confiscation rate has to go much higher to fulfill her Utopian wish list.

It’s not a path to prosperity and tranquility. It’s a path to permanent political conflict because EVERYTHING will be politicized.

Isn’t it amazing how much more expensive health care became once it was “free.”

The fastest, most efficient, and most humane way out of poverty, and she wants to to go away.

She’s as dumb as obama, and as great an empty skirt. (Obama does wear a skirt in private, doesn’t he?)

Hey: at least obama was a Senator for a few minutes before he became president of the United States.

(That nightmare is still hard to look back upon.)

broomhandle | July 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm

This is what I was afraid of: Trump is the tip of the iceberg. Now that someone like him has proven that he can be elected President, the left will produce candidates so crazy that Trump looks like the old-school establishment by comparison. Sooner or later, one of these crazies is going to get elected. What then?

    MajorWood in reply to broomhandle. | July 18, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    But Trump didn’t get elected by talking crazy. He got elected by actually having some practical ideas, which were viewed by MSM and entrenched politicos as crazy because they went against their self-serving ways of doing things. Watch “Yes, Minister” and imagine that Trump and Jim Hacker are similar. I believe that everyday people are noticing that Trump is actually doing things and that the only activity from the Left is to undermine what Trump is trying to do, so mathematically, it is 1 – (-1) so Trump scores twice with each move. The Left is establishing a huge credibility gap which they are refusing to acknowledge, having gotten so used to getting away with everything under Obama. The Oberlin case is a perfect example. The only good part there for the Left is that it is scheduled for after the midterms. A sizeable $$ penalty against them for their behavior plus a loss of public credibility could really take the wind out of their sails. At least we have Ocasio-Cortez to fill in the interim gap with cray cray behavior.

Drop the Marxist cant, and whenever she says “capitalism” substitute in what she’s really talking about, “free markets”; then her madness becomes harder to ignore. Ditto for Bernie and all the other communists. And while we’re at it, stop calling them “socialists”. Communism and socialism are distinct, in methodology if not in goals, but the distinction hardly matters to their victims.

    txvet2 in reply to tom_swift. | July 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    The problem is that it appears that most people don’t actually know the difference. For instance, the socialists in the USSR called themselves communists for purely political reasons (and thus polluted the definition forever). They weren’t in the least inclined to give up power to the people.

Capitalism “will not always exist in the world”

icymi Sole Reason for Socialism = Anti-Capitalism

#1 Cause of Socialism?? insanity

This one needs a Larry Flynt moment, a living opportunity to really display her gifts and abilities in a manner becoming a wise Latina 🙂

We seem to be over run with too many educated idiots! This does not bode well for the Republic.

    aka Hoss in reply to Romey. | July 17, 2018 at 9:59 am

    BU owes somebody a refund. I have a feeling she was probably solid on the math part of the subject, but I guarantee she struggles with the difficult concepts of economics like incentive, utility, opportunity costs, etc.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to aka Hoss. | July 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Colleges all over America are offering degree programs specifically for those who are not smart enough to pass conventional programs of substance. As a result of considerably lower IQ, on a per capita basis, many more brown people need these special programs than caucasians. Some people are desperately trying to ignore this reality.

She appears to be the kind of person that when you look into her eyes you see the back of her head.

    MajorWood in reply to Cleetus. | July 17, 2018 at 11:31 am

    How did Bruce put it, “barroom eyes shine vacancy, to see her you gotta look hard?” Yeah, that sums her up pretty well.

Unknown3rdParty | July 17, 2018 at 9:06 am

Shallow? A small stream is shallow. Paint is thin. Her political opinions–and by extension, those of her Democratic Socialist aka Communist comrades, aren’t merely shallow, they’re twisted, warped and, at worst, woefully uninformed; no, they’re beyond shallow, they’re thin, they’re transparent, they’re little more than talking points, lies that the MSM will be repeatedly airing in the days and weeks and months to come as truth, all in an attempt to refocus attention where it makes no sense in the hopes that she’ll be the snowball that becomes the snow(wo)man.

And then it will be summer and that snow(wo)man will melt.

Capitalism has only provided America with a standard-of-living previously unknown to mankind, but hey, let’s throw it in the shitter so that we can do it the tried and proven to fail collectivist way the modern democrats choose. Genius.

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