The woman who knows how to save the United States 8

“Community organizer” is a euphemism for “Communist”.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who just won the Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District (NY-14) in New York City (which includes much of the Bronx and Queens), is a community organizer.

She is also, reports the Washington Times, “a card-carrying member of the Democratic Socialists of America — a socialist — and she just won a congressional primary in New York City.”

The paper adds: “What a face slap to America. What an affront to all the Founding Fathers forged.” It makes her “an enemy of America”.

It does.

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)* are also Communists. They don’t say they are, but they are:

We are socialists because we reject an economic order based on private profit, alienated labor, gross inequalities of wealth and power, discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability status, age, religion, and national origin, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo. We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships. We are socialists because we are developing a concrete strategy for achieving that vision, for building a majority movement that will make democratic socialism a reality in America. We believe that such a strategy must acknowledge the class structure of American society and that this class structure means that there is a basic conflict of interest between those sectors with enormous economic power and the vast majority of the population.

Communists do not like nations. They do not want borders.

(Bernie Sanders calls himself a democratic socialist and refers to the Scandinavian states as realizations of his ideals, but he took his honeymoon in the Soviet Union, not Denmark, Sweden, or Norway.)

According to In These Times, this is Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s agenda:

Open borders; Medicare for all; tuition-free public college; housing “as a human right”; a federal jobs guarantee (ie. everyone can work for the government); replacing fossil fuels with “renewable energy sources” (to combat “man-made global warming”).

I’m advocating for a working-class agenda, for the safety and security of working-class people, it means healthcare, housing and immigration. They’re issues of, “Can I stay here tomorrow?” If there is any seat in America that is advocating for the abolishment of ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] it should be NY14. It is a district that is 85 percent Democratic. We have very little to risk by taking bold and ambitious positions. Even for those who aren’t immigrants, we are all so deeply invested in the lives and the future of immigrant families in NY-14, and everybody here cares about this issue.

I support Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) plan for a $146 billion investment in Puerto Rico. I think that if Congress really cared and if Congress actually had a vision, we could use Puerto Rico as an example for how we can approach the ravages of super storms and climate change moving forward. Puerto Rico’s entire power system has been wiped out. … Costa Rica can operate on 100 percent sustainable, renewable energy. Puerto Rico is a small island and I believe we can make those investments to make that happen. …  I think that we need a Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico, and to switch to 100 percent renewables on the island. It’s a small enough place that we can do that, and we can show the world what recovery in an era of extreme climate change looks like. …

I think Obamacare should go further, for instance, but I don’t think that Obamacare was bad. It just wasn’t good enough.

I believe that the Republican Party is long gone, and the only real hope for responsible governance is the Democratic Party. So I believe that the fight for the Democratic Party is really the fight over the future of this nation.

This nation? The open borders she wants would eliminate this nation.

She believes that government should be the supplier of all needs.

How would government pay for all that it supplied “free”?

Well, she knows how. According to this biography, she has a degree in Economics. “Born to a working-class Puerto Rican family in the Bronx, New York, Ocasio-Cortez graduated from Boston University, majoring in economics and international relations, and later worked for Senator Ted Kennedy’s office where she focused on immigration issues.”

I really wonder how many members of the Democratic Party actually have a degree in economics like I do. The Pay-Go plan (Nancy Pelosi’s plan) is so indicative of a lack of understanding of how we need to grow. I’m advocating for the ideas because I have an understanding of how the economy works. If we did Pay-Go during the Great Depression, we would still be a developing nation. We need a New Deal.

President Roosevelt’s NewDeal was a failure. Designed to cure the Depression, it failed because FDR did not understand what caused the Depression: government interference in business, fixing prices.

But government interference in the economy is Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s plan:

There has almost never been a period of substantial economic growth in the United States without significant investment. And no investment pays off within the same cycle. No investment pays off within the same year — especially a governmental investment. … The idea that we’re going to austerity ourselves into prosperity is so mistaken, and honestly I feel like one of the big problems we have is that, because Democrats don’t have a deep understanding of or degrees in economics, they allow Wall Street folks to roll in the door and think that they’re giving them an education. They’re not. It’s a con, and they’re getting conned because they don’t understand the transformative power of the purse that Congress has. It’s not just Democrats. I don’t think most of Congress understands how economics works.

She understands how economics work: she would print money, as Roosevelt did.

As the socialist president of Venezuela did. 

So if  her agenda were to be implemented, how much longer would it take for this nation to be brought to ruin than it took President Maduro to reduce Venezuela to misery, destitution, and starvation?

And is that what the people of the Bronx and Queens really want?

 

*Breitbart reports: The DSA is the largest socialist organization in the US and is known for its far-left ideology. It was established in 1991 by six members of the House of Representatives, including Bernie Sanders, Ron Dellums and Maxine Waters. Read all about it here.

  • In some ways history is repeating itself. Those of us old enough to remember the late 60s and early 70s know of the radical kooky left and the threat they posed. Many grew up and some ultimately crossed over to the right, like David Horowitz. As a red diaper baby he only heard one-sided propaganda.

    Ocasio-Cortez’s Bronx-Queens congressional district is similar to the one that I remember in the early 1970s, which saw a similar upset when Herman Badillo became the 1st Puerto Rican Congressman. By 2001 he switched to the Republican Party. Could Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez be another Badillo? She’s heard only one-sided propaganda, especially at Boston University where Howard Zinn reigned supreme.

    One never knows. Eva Moskowitz was a Democratic council woman before she started her chain of charter schools. If Ocasio-Cortez is genuinely concerned about her constituates’ well-being she’ll wake-up someday. If she’s another phoney she’ll be the next Pelosi.

    • Thanks for the interesting comment, Jason P. Taught me a thing or two.

      I wondered about Boston University. Guessed it was a Leftist church with dogmatists rather than a university with doubters. So that was where Howard Zinn taught his distorted history. Through his writing, his version reached much further. But now I know where the hub was. .

  • liz

    “Community Organizer” – Communist, and enemy of America, just like Obama, Sanders, and De Blasio. They got elected – she could, too.
    What a sad state we’re in, when Communists can get elected, including a President. And completely convinced that THEY know economics, while every country that has followed their socialist principles is in ruins.
    The bubble separating these people from reality must be impenetrable.

    • Jeanne

      This little girl…10 or so, yes? This little girl of 28 will be old enough to run for President in a term. I have had discussions with people of her mental age who truly believe that nobody should have to work, that food will be produced in skyscrapers and be enough to feed all the world…a neat trick, there, especially without farmers to work it all out somehow.

      The next Pelosi, but younger to last longer. Thankfully, there are more of us than there are of them…and that has helped so far, right? Speaking of stupid Leftist democrats (article above) there are some stupid Conservative Republicans that defeat themselves time and again. For crap-sake, aren’t there any adults with spines around? Maybe things are too far gone to pull us back. Maybe the internet will implode and melt all the snowflakes thereby drowning their demigods and freeing the nation.

      Do you just feel like you are “Arguing With Idiots” when you try to explain what makes Socialism dangerous?

      Too frustrating…

      • liz

        Yes, useful idiots with the mentality and childish reasoning of 10 year olds! The “conservative” nevertrumpers are even more infuriating – like petulant children who, after being rescued from a burning building, complain that the hero who saved them didn’t carry them comfortably enough, and got them dirty.

        • Jeanne

          I would be interested in finding out how many “never-trumpets” that have changed their minds since his administration has begun to bloom. I was a one, and still have some reservations, but will vote for his second term and generally support what he is attempting to do. I am not sure that his actions will always bring the best results, but then no administration brings that guarantee. The diehards, I suspect, are the Conservatives who will not even accept his presidency and are exactly like the Leftist Resisters. I don’t suppose they will ever change their minds, but will remain within the cult.

          • liz

            Right. I don’t agree with him on everything, either, but why try to stop a freight train, especially when its moving in the right direction? Or a steamroller, when its crushing your enemies?

            • Jeanne

              Love your analogy!