ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ DISCOVERS THE GREATEST GENERATION – AND IT’S HERS
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continues to spit out preposterous and deeply untrue comments and opinions. She commits as many gaffes as uncle Joe Biden, but she doesn’t recognize it, even after the fact. Nor will the mainstream media report on her obvious misstatements as AOC is protected by virtue of being a woman of color.
Ocasio-Cortez recently averred that the Greatest Generation is, well her own: “ I think young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors’” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave, because they’re actually willing to go to the streets. How about that? Like, previous generations have just assumed that government’s got it. Let me tell you something, you are the government. Like, as a democracy, we the people, as a voter, you are the government too.”
Like, let me tell you something, AOC: Like, I already knew that, in a democracy, people are part of the government, too. You probably haven’t heard of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, or perhaps even Lincoln himself, but it contains a line that reads in part: “That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” (Granted it would read and sound better if AOC had written and delivered it: “That, like the government of, like, the people, by, like, the people, like for the people, shall not, like, perish from the earth, like). Moreover, young people have been taking to the streets, for better or worse, for centuries now. AOC may have heard of the race riots and Vietnam War protests of the 60s, but probably is utterly ignorant of the Boston Tea Party or Lexington and Concord. It is true, however, that many millennials, at least those who aren’t still living in their mom’s and dad’s basements, have taken to the streets. And left their “dynamic” predecessors just risked their lives fighting in wars to win independence and protect our freedoms. Oh, and they built the cities in which millennials live, protest – and crap.
Most demonstrably do not take the time to read our history – or anyone’s else – and they sure as hell don’t understand it. And the fault is not all theirs. The crux of the problem is that no one is teaching them the true history of the nation and its founding, because they are too busy indoctrination them, molding them into crazed social justice warriors who, as Ronald Reagan once noted, “know so many things that just aren’t so.”
I am continually saddened when I talk to these “profound” and supposedly informed “dynamic” young people and it becomes clear they have no idea of the concept of natural law, the content of the Bill of Rights, the economic principles of Adam Smith, or that America banned the slave trade before Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil, France, and Spain. Most couldn’t name the 13 colonies (the U.S. was colonized by the British) or name four of the first ten presidents. Many claim to be fond socialism, though they couldn’t point out Venezuela or North Korea on a map of the world. Worse yet, these “very brave” young people may well scurry to their “safe spaces” when confronted with ideas they dislike or facts they have no intension of acknowledging. One millennial, while being interviewed on a public beach, was asked who the United States got its independence from. He answered “Virginia.”
I will admit, in its own way, that is very “profound” indeed.
“One of the worst forms of government is a pure democracy, that is, one in which the citizens enact and administer the laws directly. Such a government is helpless against the mischiefs of faction.”
“We may define a republic … as a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behavior. It is essential to such a government that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it.”
“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
James Madison stated that all government powers should be administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behavior. This would eliminate about 90% of persons holding office in Congress.
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.”