An Ocasio-Cortex sampler

The ultimate aim must be to ensure that everyone who calls themselves a socialist is recognised as a highly dangerous fool.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a figure of fun to most of us. She is an ignorant loudmouth buffoon that more than demonstrates the Dunning-Kruger effect. She is the instigator behind the Green New Deal and may well be its actual author. The cartoon collection below that follows the text represents what we think, but it’s not what the left thinks, and the support for all of this will grow by the week, as insane as we may recognise that it is. The Suicide of the West laid out before us, since you never know what the future has in store.

In The Weekend Oz they have an article reprinted from The Economist which even features her photo at the top of the story on the web page edition: Millennial socialists chip away at the virtues of liberalism. I would use a metaphor based on the use of a sledgehammer rather than the dainty “chip away” but the text is worse. But with her picture comes this chart.

Try this sample from the text of the article, and let me know which side you think The Economist is on.

The millennial socialists think that inequality has spiralled out of control and that the economy is rigged in favour of vested interests. They believe that the public yearns for income and power to be redistributed by the state to balance the scales. They think that myopia and lobbying have led governments to ignore the increasing likelihood of climate catastrophe. And they believe that the hierarchies that govern society and the economy — regulators, bureaucracies and companies — no longer serve the interests of ordinary folk and must be “democratised”.

Some of this is beyond dispute, including the curse of lobbying and neglect of the environment.

Here are a few additional straws in the wind of things to come.

Democrats unveil Green New Deal that would push government to make radical changes

Green New Deal: Some Dems on the fence…  ie, some are unsure, while some are all in

Will ‘basic income’ become the California norm? Town starts $500 no-strings payments…

LIFE UNDER LATE SOCIALISM: As Venezuela Collapses, Children Are Dying of Hunger.  – but who dares to say this is the inevitable outcome of a socialist economy?

Ocasio-Cortez Declares Victory Over The Modern-Day Equivalent Of Slavery: Jobs.

In the meantime, we have the luxury of laughing at the new star of the millennial set. But whatever you may think of her, she is making certain ideas mainstream. She may not lead her generation into the promised land, but it is all too possible that someone will.

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47 Responses to An Ocasio-Cortex sampler

  1. Tom

    I put Michael Ramirez (top cartoon) above most of the thinkers who have a platform in Americas media. It’s astonishing to me that simple commonsense is so far out of fashion and wrecking America is now the default position of the diseducated human trash who now call themselves intellectuals.

  2. Mark M

    We have 12 years. What’s your plan?

    “Then again, if [global warming] is a potentially humanity-wrecking event, why shouldn’t we treat it as an alien-invasion equivalent?”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/opinion/green-new-deal-climate-change-pelosi.html

    Whoa! Wait. What?

    “Zombies of the Stratosphere” Trailer

  3. lotocoti

    The lovely Daisy has some thoughts.
    Green Guards sounds a lot snappier than frontline and vulnerable communities especially considering their enforcer role per H.RES.109 .
    If the aim is to create some sort of new utopia, I have to wonder the necessity to stipulate
    high-quality union jobs.

  4. Empire 5:5

    Temporary insanity.

    Chill.

  5. Think of California going broke.
    Think of China telling a destitute California that they could help if California was no longer a part of the US.
    What would China pay for a toehold into Silicon Valley, the ship and aerospace industry.
    Think about China offering support to California if the rest of the US were to refuse the secession.

  6. Percy Popinjay

    She may well be as thick as pig shit (and I have no doubt she is) but barring a mysterious fatal accident, she will be president of the USA the election after she reaches the allowable age.

    Bollocks Obongo with teats, buck teeth and a stupid accent.

  7. Old School Conservative

    Who is funding and guiding AOC?

  8. NB

    “Then again, if [global warming] is a potentially humanity-wrecking event, why shouldn’t we treat it as an alien-invasion equivalent? … But my goodness me, we couldn’t go nuclear.”

  9. 1735099

    I can remember hearing Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-changin for the first time just before I turned 17, in 1964.

    The song was on Dylan’s album of the same name which had just been released in the US.. I was into Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary at the time, but Dylan’s anthem was the one that really grabbed my attention.

    Peter, Paul and Mary were a bit vanilla.

    The civil rights movement was in full swing in the US, and I remember being outraged at the TV images of protesters being cudgelled in Alabama after they reacted violently to bombings of the homes of civil rights leaders by members of the Alabama police force..

    I remember the song coming over the car radio on a trip from Landsborough to Caloundra (where we had a seaside home at the time) and that my parents weren’t too keen on the line “Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command”.

    I was the eldest of five back then, and was probably giving bad example.

    Something like the same sense of outrage is developing now, although it has a very different face. In the US it is led now not by street protestors, but by elected representatives, most of them young and female, and many from minority groups.

    To a lesser extent, the same phenomenon is marching through our parliament, as demonstrated by the increasing number of women sitting as independents in the H of R after resigning from the Coalition, or being elected on the senate cross benches.

    The video embedded above (courtesy of C-SPAN) features Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

    It’s riveting viewing, and encapsulates the force of this new movement, which reminds me so strongly of the youth movement of the sixties. Back then, before the internet, what was happening in the US happened here after a small lag of time. These days, the web has removed that time lag.

    I doubt very much that anything will be the same again.

    Bring it on…..

  10. NB

    “It’s riveting viewing”
    Actually, I found it almost unwatchable. That voice! The laboured set-up story.

  11. bespoke

    How many blogs have you posted that same comment, 1735099?

  12. Muddy

    This criticism of AOC is all well and good and may make us feel intellectually superior, however it is open to debate which ‘side’ is the least cognitively capable: The Feral Utopiasts (F.U.), or those who still believe that it is possible to win the debate, or even engage in debate, with the former. Their ideology has built-in defenses that absolutely preclude the existence of any beneficial contrasts or contradictions. So why continue to believe that we can somehow persuade the irrational (who probably do not even acknowledge the existence of rationality), that these beliefs that deeply resonate with them, primarily on an emotional level, are incorrect and even harmful? If only we could find the right words, or get them at the right time, we could SAVE THEM!

    How is that working out for us?
    More time spent on alternative strategies, and less on intellectual or moral self-congratulations, is required if we do actually want to save our own and future generations.
    But do we REALLY want to do something?

  13. NB

    ‘More time spent on alternative strategies’
    Absolutely true. A certain POTUS is showing us one way. Maybe not perfect, but better than anything else going.

  14. candy

    I would not call her a figure of fun. Definitely she is very pretty and charismatic and I would wonder whether a plainer not as slender lady would get so much attention, as the media hypes up good looks in movie star gals and models and now lady politicians. It’s a big advantage to help get a message across to folk under age 35 or so.

    But she has not insisted on Governor Northam and the AG Herring resigning, who both did blackface stuff, and the Deputy Governor accused by several women and I think admitting to sexual assaults. Very serious issues.

    And yet she names Trump as a racist and misogynist and thinks he should be impeached for that.
    So, perhaps she’s not as dedicated the Democrat cause as she seems. There is some hypocrisy there, without a doubt.

  15. tombell

    AOC is a loudmouth leftard with a vagina. That gets you a long way these days. That you’re a fool appears almost beside the point.

  16. Bronson

    Ah numbers the only wind blowing is through your ears. Socialism the act of spending other people’s money. What happens numbers when the money runs out? Print some more so you end up like Zimbabwae where you just add a couple of zeros to the currencies? The 10 million dollar note was great except you couldn’t buy a loaf of bread with because nobody wanted to hold them because the value was constantly dropping. There is nothing new in what she offers just the same disastrous doctrine that was results in the well known and constantly proved disastrous outcomes.

  17. Percy Popinjay

    can remember hearing Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-changin for the first time just before I turned 17, in 1964.

    You disgusting loathsome ol’ piece of boomer vermin.

    Do not ever stop looking over your shoulder. The times will indeed be a changing – and as for you, very soon.

  18. Overburdened

    IMO the likes of several of the young democrats are being used in the long game to lay the ground for an X factor D candidate late in the peace with a story and some credibility.
    I think it is the only option for the Democrats as the old guard has lost its way and the young and/ or minority identified believe that the time for the revolution has arrived.
    The election in USA is a long way off. I think barracking for a team in Oz would be more immediately beneficial, because the lunatics are the Opposition here, soon to be running the show unless the public gets a dose of WakeTheFUp (pp).
    I think we here can look forward to a similar shit fight as is happening in USA if the Government is returned.

  19. egg_

    Who is funding and guiding AOC?

    Someone’s trojan horse, a la Kruddy-the-clown?

  20. Overburdened

    The American psyche is all about brass bands and hoopla. This woman is a symptom of the more detrimental aspects of this mind set.

    (Apologies to the Amish and possibly a few self deluded survivalists)

  21. Rob MW

    “How’s Things Andy”

    Lol……..classic.

    Beware the Bug-Eyed Socialist Buccaneer !

  22. Chris M

    OK to play Devil’s advocate on behalf of Millennials for a moment…

    A) The education system, media and most parents teach them almost nothing about recent world history / Communism / Socialism. Unless they self educate of course they won’t know this stuff, and at that age who has an interest in studying this stuff in their spare time?

    B) They look at the current political boomer-run crony system as being ‘capitalism’ with its multi-billion dollar debts and unaffordable housing etc the boomers are leaving for them. You can’t blame them for wondering if there is a better system than this ‘capitalism’. As the economy heads south expect this view to strengthen.

  23. Chris M

    “unaffordable housing…. as the economy heads south” meaning in AU. Less excuse in the USA.

  24. Zatara

    But she has not insisted on Governor Northam and the AG Herring resigning

    Yeah, she has.

    “Northam must resign, and those who try to help him stumble past this deserve scrutiny.”

    She had to, lest she lose her relevance, and ’cause all the cool kids did.

  25. Entropy

    And they believe that the hierarchies that govern society and the economy — regulators, bureaucracies and companies — no longer serve the interests of ordinary folk and must be “democratised”.

    Some of this is beyond dispute, including the curse of lobbying and neglect of the environment.

    Of course it is beyond despite. The tragic thing though is they think even more of it will cure it.

    B) They look at the current political boomer-run crony system as being ‘capitalism’ with its multi-billion dollar debts and unaffordable housing etc the boomers are leaving for them. You can’t blame them for wondering if there is a better system than this ‘capitalism’. As the economy heads south expect this view to strengthen.

    Exactly Mitch. They mistake the kind of corporatism that only big government can deliver and think it is capitalism. When really it is just Big Government entwining itself into every market for the enrichment of select groups. It is true fascism.

  26. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    To a lesser extent, the same phenomenon is marching through our parliament, as demonstrated by the increasing number of women sitting as independents in the H of R after resigning from the Coalition, or being elected on the senate cross benches.

    And it will end just as badly as the first time, Numbers. In Green Weathermen types (Antifa has arisen already) running riot, in social turmoil and a flight of capital, in job losses resulting in a generation of disaffected drug abusers, in main chancers splashing around in an ever-increasing big political swamp, in a decline of civility and family life (what’s left of it after the first time), and a loss of pride in the flag, its history and the Nation it represents. Once more the USA will have to find that very rare thing; a fixer like Trump – only a heartbeat away from all of this returning via the ‘youth’ vote rustled up mostly by the climate change hoax, for that evil ideology of industrial destruction is the driver of the return to communism we are seeing. Communism never dies; it just morphs.

  27. Mon

    Reads like a maaatee of Phelps.

  28. Nob

    So, the graph shows Democrats falling out of love with capitalism at the point their candidate failed?

    Partisanship, pure and simple.

  29. rickw

    The dumbing down of education and the substitution in of indoctrination is really starting to yield results.

    It is impossible to rationally debate AOC because literally everything she says is wrong whilst she vehemently believes it all to be right.

  30. Overburdened

    As an example of the intellectual bankruptcy of the left, Martina Navratilova has an article in the Australian this morning re transgender males in women’s sport.
    As a lesbian and progressive icon, Navratilova has been a protected person.
    By her account, she is now a blasphemer for stating the obvious.
    The nihilism and self contradictions of the left writ large.
    Btw she was a teenage erotic fantasy of mine when she first hit the tennis circuit.
    As I was an impressionable lad, one can only imagine the sadness experienced when she announced that she was playing on a different team.

  31. Dr Fred Lenin

    Decromats Against Capitalism will be led by the Clintons of foundation fame ,and Obummer the$30 million author . The spokesperson will be this stupid bitch without a brain in its head , this is typical modern politics Venal corrupt narcissists supported by brainless feminazis . Not only in Australia has slid down the plughole

  32. egg_

    The Royals embracing Markle for populism probably kicked this crap along.

  33. Iampeter

    She is an ignorant loudmouth buffoon that more than demonstrates the Dunning-Kruger effect.

    I think you have confused her with Trump, his supporters and today’s conservatives in general.
    No, she is a consistent leftist, a power luster and knows exactly whay she’s doing.

    She is part of the growing trend of leftists, comfortable to openly run as socialists, because they know there is no opposition to them in the mainstream.

    Conservatives can control every branch of government and still couldn’t even repeal Obamacare.
    You guys have no counter arguments to her positions.

  34. Overburdened

    IamPeter
    You were sort of doing alright until your last statement which demonstrates that you are a knob.

  35. Iampeter

    Wouldn’t my first sentence have triggered you even more then?

    Also, it’s always a good sign that I’m right on the money when the response is ad hominem.

  36. Overburdened

    I don’t talk with clowns. I’m just telling you

  37. Elle

    A person of low ability, having illusory superiority and mistakenly assessing their cognitive ability as greater than it is? I think we’ve seen that here with Sarah Hanson-Young, who could not tell the difference between fact or fiction.

  38. Iampeter

    I don’t talk with clowns. I’m just telling you

    Triggered lefty confirmed.

  39. Percy Popinjay

    A person of low ability, having illusory superiority and mistakenly assessing their cognitive ability as greater than it is?

    But enough about iampeta.

  40. JohnJJJ

    She is reversing Genesis. God banished A n’E from the Garden by giving them knowledge. Now by destroying knowledge, AOC is taking us all back to the Garden of Eden. No planes, no cars, no work ….just leafy green. Brilliant.

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