Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is notorious for being one of the most uninformed politicians in American history.
But the New York Socialist may have just reached a new low.
What she just said is almost certainly the dumbest thing that has come from any elected official in the country.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s massive following on the political left is only matched by her seemingly endless uninformed statements.
The socialist Congresswoman from New York seems to get the facts wrong on a weekly basis.
But this time, it seems like she may have just broken a record for the dumbest statement ever.
At the South by Southwest Conference in Texas this weekend, Ocasio-Cortez decided to take her message of socialism and redistribution of wealth to a vast audience.
But she decided to also rail against Capitalism in a way she rarely has before.
Bloomberg News reports, “Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose sudden rise to prominence has made her a target of Republicans and a sometime irritant to her party’s leaders, called capitalism an “irredeemable” system that is to blame for income inequality.”
At her speech to the crowd in Austin, Texas, Ocasio-Cortez hit on each of the major line items of the modern far left, from socialized medicine to climate change.
But when she got to economics, the wheels came off the bus.
“Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,” Ocasio-Cortez said. And that comes at any cost to people and to the environment, she said, “so to me capitalism is irredeemable.”
Never in the history of humanity had so few words been so wrong.
Capitalism is nothing like what Ocasio-Cortez describes it as.
It’s simply the absence of government control or coercion. It’s letting free people engage in the market place with one another without the direction or demands of the state.
Which means that Ocasio-Cortez is basically railing against one of the most essential aspects of human freedom, all while calling it “irredeemable”.
She doesn’t seem to understand, or perhaps care, that it was capitalism that made the United States the global superpower it presently is.
Capitalism has lifted billions out of poverty, turned deserts into farmland, and made the American people some of the richest and most prosperous in the world.
But it’s “irredeemable” because it puts profit ahead of people according to Ocasio-Cortez.
Nothing can be further from the truth.
Capitalism is the only economic system that redeems people because it lets people be free.
Under Communism or Socialism, people are simply treated like cogs or gears in the machine of the government.
The end result in these systems is that people are exploited by their own governments and ultimately treated like statistics rather than human beings, as was the case in the Soviet Union and is currently playing out in Venezuela.
It’s clear that not only does Ocasio-Cortez have no clue what she’s talking about, she’s also advocating against one of the greatest freedoms humanity has witnessed, while at the same time pushing one of the most dangerous and evil ideologies in history.
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