New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the stage at SXSW this weekend and compared the United States to garbage.
“What’s really hard for people to sometimes see is that we are on this path of a slow erosion, and a slow slow slow just like — move away from what we’ve always been,” she said.
“You won’t even realize that you’ve drifted a hundred miles,” she said, suggested America has moved from where it should be.
“So when someone’s talking about ‘our core,’ they’re like, ‘oh, this is radical,’ but it isn’t radical. This is what we’ve always been,” the 29-year-old said, saying that socialism is a core American value.
“I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are but where we are is not a good thing,” she said.
“One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens,” she said.
“So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were ‘sucks’ on our country,” she said.
“And it’s this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it’s like because these one, this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature,” she said.
“It gives people a logical reason, a ‘logical’ reason to say, ‘oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net,’” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“And this idea of like, ten percent better than garbage, it shouldn’t be what we settle for,” she said.
A sitting representative in the United States Congress saying that America is 10 percent better than garbage.
Ocasio-Cortez suggests that the current state of America is "garbage"
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 9, 2019
Good grief. This fool is now going to tell us that socialism is where we've always been? All bartenders should be rising up and declaring they are not this stupid.
— Robert Loveland (@rjlgator15138) March 10, 2019
#AOC just strings together buzz words, snappy one-liners, random concepts and leftist stream-of-consciousness meanderings and considers it profound thought. The scary thing is the #OpMedia & others leftists do too. https://t.co/VxouG9m5NE
— Michael R Shannon (@ReluctantUser2) March 10, 2019
We should never forget this from the Commie Ocasio-Cortez:
"State Of America Is 'Garbage,'"
Ocasio-Cortez: State Of America Is 'Garbage,' Reagan Pitted Whites Against Minorities | Daily Wire https://t.co/DfbCaepZvS
Commie Ocasio-Cortez left Commie Che Guevara Right pic.twitter.com/t1uYi7XDhY
— Buddahfan (@Buddahfan) March 10, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uses her SXSW talk to label FDR's New Deal 'racist' compared to her 'Green New Deal' and protests minorities being treated like 'garbage' – as she draws a bigger audience than any Democrat 2020 hopeful pic.twitter.com/cRmexmlW8c
— Job Advisor (@jobadvisorlink) March 10, 2019
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Author: Carmine Sabia
Source: Thefederalistpapers: Ocasio-Cortez Tells Crowd America Is Only ’10 Percent Better’ Than Garbage