By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
And there it is… Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proclaimed at a Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaign rally in Los Angeles this weekend that the United States is turning into a fascist country under President Trump along with calling for a revolution in the streets. This is sheer projection on her part and the exact opposite of the truth.
“It is fascism that we’re evolving into,” the Democratic congresswoman said after she was interrupted by a heckler, according to the Washington Examiner. Some think that she does not know or understand the full meaning of fascism or socialism. Personally, I think she is a stone-cold liar and a political manipulator who knows exactly what the score is here. Nevertheless, she is a useful idiot for communists like Bolshevik Bernie.
AOC in California this weekend talks about America while stumping for Bernie Sanders at rally featuring Cornel West.
"What we're living in right now is not an advanced society."
"It is fascism, what we have, what we're evolving into, as well." pic.twitter.com/DlkijvidDG
— Fred T. (@FredTScoop) December 23, 2019
AOC also put forth that the U.S. is not an “advanced society.” What? And Cuba is? Maybe Russia? China anyone? She was in good company with communist Harvard professor and left-wing activist Cornel West who spoke before her.
“Establishing a loving society in the United States of America” is not “an irrational, overly feeling, sympathetic statement,” she said. Rather, it’s the pursuit of “an advanced society.” And an advanced society, Ocasio-Cortez said, guarantees healthcare and tuition-free college and trade schools, among other benefits. “What we are living in now is not an advanced society,” Ocasio-Cortez declared. So, if you are not a communist society… you are not advanced. Good to know.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 23, 2019
AOC also encouraged Sanders’ supporters to heed her calls for a “revolution.” “This is about a movement that has been decades in the making,” she said. “We can’t go back to the way things were before, because the way things were before is how we got to where we are now. We cannot go back to a world where the rich are put first and working people are put last in Washington day in and day out.” Hear that? She wants revolution and blood in the streets to effect change. It sounds so familiar.
“I go into work all the time and I hear people saying, ‘What will my donors think?’” she added in an apparent jab at 2020 candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has faced pointed criticisms for holding a glitzy fundraiser in what fellow White House contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren described as a wine cave. “I see that billionaires get members of Congress on speed dial and waitresses don’t, okay? There’s a difference.” Eat the rich and class warfare with wealth redistribution on the side. Has anyone told her that Red Bernie is a millionaire? Asking for a friend.
"Are we ready for the revolution?"
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 23, 2019
As radical as that is, it’s not the first time AOC has said that the U.S. is turning into a fascist country. She said it last summer when she stated that Trump’s governance mirrored that of “authoritarian regimes.” “Are we headed to fascism? Yes. I don’t think there’s a question,” Ocasio-Cortez said in July after she visited migrant detention facilities. “If you actually take the time to study, and to look at the steps, and to see how government transforms under authoritarian regimes, and look at the political decisions and patterns of this president, the answer is yes,” she said at the time. Trump isn’t doing that, but AOC and the left certainly intend to.
This is the same woman who over the weekend claimed she was not a socialist (I agree… she’s actually a communist) and that Trump is afraid of strong women. All said in Spanish. Trump married a strong woman, has daughters that are strong leaders, and hires some of the strongest women out there and yet AOC makes this moronic, blatantly false statement. She also said she would be honored to be Bernie’s VP. I shudder at that entire thought process. I’m relieved to know that it will never in a million years happen.
“We’re not advocating total control of the economy. We’re talking about humane economic rights. We’re talking about education, healthcare, and fair wages. Here in the U.S., those values are called socialist values, but to me, that says a lot about where we are in the U.S.,” said the New York lawmaker previously.
Shawshank Redemption star Tim Robbins, veteran actor Danny DeVito, and members of the Russian rock band Pussy Riot also attended the event. Hollywood is lining up to kiss this communist’s ring and get Bolshevik Bernie’s and AOC’s red blessings. Just disgusting.
I’m beginning to think that none of these folks are familiar with what the word “fascism” means. https://t.co/k0thhaO5VX
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) December 23, 2019
Per the Washington Examiner, Ocasio-Cortez also ripped the increased military budget just enacted by Congress and President Trump and called California the “heart of where we’re going to change this country.” God help us. The “Super Tuesday” state, which goes to the polls on March 3, is a prized pick-up for all the candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. She urged Sanders supporters in the crowd to wear out their shoes and “paper the streets” to boost the Vermont senator and White House hopeful’s “revolution.”
“So the U.S., maybe the greatest country in the history of the world, with its constitutional freedoms and free booming economy is “not an advanced society” and is “fascism,” but the society she would like to usher in with government control in the form of things like the Green New Deal dictating what we can do and how we should live is “advanced” and “not fascism?” How does one wrap one’s head around such twists of logic and reality? But this is from the same folks who deny that the Nazis were actually socialists and who deny the wreckage that socialism and communism have wrought throughout the world.
“Perhaps she’s just being honest about the intent of leftist Democrats if they get more power.”
This is now the face of the Democrats and the left. The communists have officially crawled out from underneath the bed and are going for it.
It would be easy to write AOC off as a deranged leftist nut but she’s not. She’s very dangerous and is drawing a lot of followers. It’s the siren call of ‘free stuff’ and the rebranding of communism that is a fatal allure to many young people. Throw in some celebrities and peer pressure and pretty soon they’ll be filling the gulags again. AOC is truly the enemy within.