Precocious Tween Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Puts Her Indoctrination, Ignorance, and Narcissism on Full Display

Lauren Boebert Attacks AOC And Biden In House Floor Speech

In a House floor speech last night, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) compared Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Harvey Weinstein to President Biden in being "give money away," a ding against Biden as 25 states reject enhanced unemployment benefits.



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When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez presents her ideas, I am often reminded of oral book reports in junior high when it is clear your classmate never read the book. Perhaps you can recall the launch of her Green New Deal proposal. It was so amateurish and gave away the plot to such an extent that her staff removed the Frequently Asked Questions from the internet. Unfortunately, her team of youngsters didn’t understand that the internet is forever.

Then there was the flub from her former chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti. In a meeting with former Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee’s climate director, Sam Ricketts, Chakrabarti said:

“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all. Do you guys think of it as a climate thing? Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

That’s called saying the quiet part out loud.

As if the fact that this is all just a massive wealth redistribution scheme wasn’t always obvious. Now, Ocasio-Cortez is unveiling her latest plan for a guaranteed government union jobs plan and more government intervention in the economy. She and Senator Ed Markey (D – Mass.) have introduced a bill to create a Civilian Climate Corps. This plan is reminiscent of the establishment of organizations such as the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) under President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Related: AOC Introduces a New and Improved Green New Deal

The TVA was supposed to provide jobs after the Great Depression and function as a federally owned electric utility and regional economic development agency. It still exists today and remains a weird anomaly that is neither government-owned nor subject to the laws and regulations of a private company, even though it receives government subsidies. In 2009 the Cato Institute noted:

It [the TVA] was heralded as a program to build dams that would control floods, facilitate navigation, lift people out of poverty, and help America recover from the Great Depression. Yet the reality is that the TVA probably flooded more land than it protected; much of the navigation it has facilitated involves barges of coal for coal‐​fired power plants; people receiving TVA‐​subsidized electricity have increasingly lagged behind neighbors who did not; and the TVA’s impact on the Great Depression was negligible. The TVA morphed into America’s biggest monopoly, dominating an 80,000 square mile region with 8.8 million people—for all practical purposes, it is a bureaucratic kingdom subject to neither public nor private controls.

As Milton Friedman once said, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” The TVA should have been privatized decades ago but remains in limbo. Now Ocasio-Cortez and Markey want to create another jobs program, and she invokes the unemployment rate.

The economic impact of the pandemic was solely due to government-mandated shutdowns. In states that did not close, the unemployment rate is under 3%. Of the states that reopened early and cut the enhanced unemployment, most are in the 4% range. Nationally, it is 5.8%. In the month President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, it was 7.7%. Unemployment is not a national crisis.

There are reportedly 9 million jobs that employers can’t fill while Democrats pay people to stay home. Enhanced unemployment insurance is still paid and the new welfare payment of $250-$300 per child is also in play. Ocasio-Cortez talks about people moving into permanent unemployment as if they do not have options. It is quite the opposite. Many are choosing to stay home.

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During the discussion, she makes some claims that are so absurd it took me a while to stop laughing. She actually looked serious discussing the “generational dynamic,” saying she would be remiss if she didn’t discuss it. Millennials really have a heightened sense of their own victimhood.

Hilariously, Ocasio-Cortez says the last time they saw a booming economy was in the 1990s. Weird, because her generation had record real wage growth and record rates of new home purchases. It also experienced the lowest unemployment across every demographic in decades during the run-up to January 2020. She has to know she is just lying.

Then she listed the many ways millennials have had it unusually rough. There was the pretty short-lived dot-com bubble, all things considered. Then she invoked 9/11, followed by a decade of war. And, of course, the looming climate crisis. Except it is not a crisis. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects that by 2100 the world will lose a small percentage of GDP. However, by then GDP will be much larger, minimizing the impact. Displacement of people is also able to be reduced through appropriate mitigation steps.

Baby boomers lived through Vietnam and the social upheaval of the 1960s. No one drafted a millennial to go to wars. Boomers also fixed smog with the advent of the catalytic converter. Gen X voters lived through global warming, global cooling, global food shortages, the coming ice age, acid rain, the disappearing ozone layer, and killer bees, to name a few.

The biggest crisis was the directive to stop using aerosol hairspray and find a new coolant for refrigerators and air conditioning units. At least one ended up being positive, as the big hair of the 1980s went away. The world was supposed to have reached the point of no return at least three times before I turned 40. It didn’t, and for genuine problems, we innovated our way out of them. Even Gen Z is too cynical to buy into most of this. The only people she’s scaring are her indoctrinated peers.

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She invokes $250,000 student loan debt. A tiny fraction of the population racks up such debt. If she did, maybe she should have stuck with the sciences. She reportedly won awards for science projects in high school. Instead, she dove headlong into a degree that yields a significant share of baristas. Now she sits in Washington, eager to spend your tax dollars on a program we don’t need and that won’t address whatever environmental problems we may have. The latter will require skilled scientists and engineers, not a bunch of unionized government employees planting trees.

Ocasio-Cortez’s bright idea is to shove two early 20th century ideas, unions and government jobs programs, on a 21st-century economy. But, one could ask, what is at all “progressive” about that?

LISTEN to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s insanity yourself:

Communism Isn’t Coming to America, It’s Here



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Better Dead Than Red

A lefty friend acquaintance asked me why I write about the “nonsense” of pinko-Americans trying to take over the country. He/it suggested I was just trying to “rile up the rednecks” for clicks. Actually, I not only believe 100% that it could happen, I think it’s already begun.

Which of these things isn’t true? I believe they are all accurate,

  • Progressives have taken over the schools at every education level
  • Big Tech (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) silences those that disagree with their narrative
  • Progressive mayors allow antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) to riot at will
  • Progressive prosecutors allow antifa and BLM to skate despite the carnage they cause
  • High-ranking Democrat politicians deny that antifa/BLM armies exist
  • Progressive prosecutors are coming down hard on Jan. 6 rioters even though they have caused far less damage than Antifa and BLM
  • The Democrats stole the election
  • Most of the media propagates lefty lies and denies the truth if it hurts their narrative
  • The Left is constantly chipping away at the Second Amendment because they know they can’t completely take over until it’s dissolved
  • A pandemic gutted the world and WE paid for the research that created it
  • Leftists are defunding the police everywhere
  • The FBI has become the Democrats’ Gestapo
  • Democrats have released thousands of criminals and repealed bail laws, resulting in the worst crime wave in decades

What did I miss? Please post it in the comments for the follow-up article.

One would have to be more than blind to not see the damage the leftists have caused in roughly six months of Gropey Joe’s reign. One would have to be a part of it, or at least down with the clowns creating it, and pretend they don’t see the chaos. Or, one would have to believe the Pravda-like CNN.

Sanctify Thyself, Downey

Before I continue, I must be honest. I used to be a Democrat. Of course I was–I’m from a family of what is now three generations of union auto workers. Vilify me in the comments, I deserve it, then find it in your Christian hearts to forgive me.

Some people think I’m still a lib. Understandable–just check out my profile pic. I look like I was kicked out of Duran Duran. I’m on a comedy stage wearing a fake fur coat and drinking (while working). I wear the lib uniform to this day, but now I THINK.

Wake-Up Call

With the help of a conservative friend, I smelled the coffee and then I woke up. I passed the same knowledge onto my girlfriend, who is 100% Puerto Rican. She was a Hillary supporter. Now we don’t miss a Trump rally on Long Island. We have eight Trump flags. We are both now “awake” but in the righteous, pro-American way.

Back to the Communist Threat

Communism is rearing its ugly red head faster than we can hoard ammo. Gropey Joe Biden spews Marxism whenever his handlers AOC allows him to speak. The politicians push Marxism, the Left applauds, and the media pretends it isn’t happening.

The Left has created the worst crime wave since the ’70s. They let criminals out of jail and got rid of bail laws to keep them out, all in the name of fighting “systemic racism.” They have to call it that to keep their voters on their side. But what happens when you stop arresting people? They commit more crimes. Thus the Dems are allowing black people to slaughter each other so the commies can say, “Look at all the gun crimes. Guns have to go.”

Then they blame “white supremacists” for the crimes, again to play the racism card. The leftists are actually sacrificing black lives so that they can go after guns. They NEED the Second Amendment gone before they can achieve total victory. It’s all a part of the commie playbook. Every move now is to kill the Second Amendment. We can’t let it get that far. This is not a time to sit back and say, “It’ll never happen here.”

We need to vote for real Republicans at every level. Attend school board meetings even if you don’t have kids in school. You’re paying school taxes, so you are allowed to attend. Hit them at the school level first. That’s the future. Volunteer to be a poll watcher. Voter fraud is why we are in this situation in the first place. Buy ammo, just in case. American exceptionalism is real, but so are the Bolsheviks. Did you think there would ever come a time when apparatchiks like “The Squad” would be “legally” elected to office? The commies are using democracy, or their cheating version of it, to take over. Once they are in place, they will be harder to remove than bed bugs.

Why Does Lloyd Austin Refuse to Define ‘Extremism’?



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Even though the Department of Defense (DOD) carried out a military-wide “stand-down” training on “extremism” early into Joe Biden’s tenure, the DOD still has not promulgated an official definition of extremism. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin refused to give a definition at a congressional hearing this week, and on Thursday, the DOD confirmed to PJ Media that it has not adopted a definition. However, a working definition that the Army Recruiting Command apparently uses to screen applicants should raise alarm bells for conservatives.

“I’m very concerned about the recent order that you have conducted regarded looking at so-called ‘extremism,’ and I have sent to you two letters, Mr. Secretary, asking for the definition of what the Department of Defense views as ‘extremism,’ and have not heard back from you yet,” Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) told Austin at a hearing on Wednesday. “Could you just share with me, does the Department of Defense have a definition of extremism?”

Austin did not answer Hartzler’s question. He assured her, “I believe that 99.9 percent of our troops are focused on the right things, embracing the right values, each and every day. Small numbers of people, in this area, can have an outsized impact on our organization.”

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“We are focused on extremist behavior, not what people think or political ideas or religious ideas, but extremist behavior,” Austin insisted.

“So, do you have a definition of what extremism is and what that behavior is?” Hartzler asked.

“Again, we’re focused on behavior,” Austin repeated, dodging the question.

“Well, you had a stand-down and you had a pause over the entire military for an entire day to do training to talk about this, and you don’t have a definition yet of what the purpose was and what extremism is?”

“The purpose was to have a discussion with our troops and our leaders on the issue of extremism, and that was very productive,” Austin said.

Hartzler brought up a new DOD screening procedure, asking, “What, specifically, would you be screening for?”

“Our screening is focused on screening those applicants that are coming into the military. We want to make sure that we’re bringing in the right type of people, quality of people,” Austin replied.

“So, if someone says that they’re for President Trump, would that be viewed as extremism?” Hartzler pressed.

“As I said earlier, this is not about politics. I want our troops to participate in our political system,” Austin replied. “That’s what they’re fighting to defend. But I will also say that we will continue to be a diverse and inclusive organization.”

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PJ Media reached out to the DOD on Thursday, and a spokesperson confirmed that the Department had not put out any guidance defining extremism. However, various training materials used for the military-wide “stand down” to combat “extremism” follow the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) playbook for demonizing conservatives through the biased application of terms like “discrimination.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) shared the reports of whistleblowers who said the DOD pushed “anti-racist” and Marxist critical race theory (CRT) materials in trainings to combat “extremism.” One whistleblower said his or her unit was forced to read White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. One Army officer said his general officer told him “that the entire U.S. Army is racist.” Earlier this week, Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defended teaching CRT in the military and repeated CRT propaganda against the Constitution.

This context suggests that the DOD may hesitate to define “extremism” because its likely definition will involve demonizing conservative views. Indeed, on Wednesday morning, a communique sent to Army Recruiting Command — and first reported by PJ Media’s Stacey Lennox — presented a slanted definition of “extremism.” The DOD has not adopted this definition, but it seems the Army is using this definition to screen applicants.

The document laid out an illogical definition of extremism: “Extremism is defined as an individual that advocates for any of the following:

  1. Hatred or intolerance on the basis of race, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or ethnicity.
  2. Creating or engaging in discrimination based on race, color, sex (including gender identity), national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.
  3. Use of force or violence or unlawful means to deprive individuals of their rights to achieve political/religious/discriminatory goals.
  4. Support for terrorist or criminal organizations or objectives.
  5. Overthrow of the U.S. Government by force, violence, or sedition.
  6. Subversion (i.e., violations of law, disobedience to lawful orders or regulations).

It stands to reason that the U.S. military would define extremism to include advocacy for the “overthrow of the U.S. government by force, violence, or sedition,” and that aspect of the definition seems unassailable. Subversion may also count as extremism, so long as the definition does not exclude certain forms of civil disobedience that should fall under the First Amendment’s speech protections. Support for terrorist or criminal organizations also seems a reasonable aspect of an extremism definition.

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The use of force or violent means to deprive people of their rights may also reasonably fit a definition of extremism. While Stacey Lennox was right to warn about the Left applying rights language to abortion and other issues, opposition to abortion should involve reasoned debate, not violence.

However, the first two aspects of this Army definition should raise red flags for conservatives.

Conservatives do not support “hatred or intolerance on the basis of race, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or ethnicity,” but the Left often twists the definitions of “hate” on these hot-button issues. For example, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) routinely brands mainstream conservative and Christian organizations “hate groups” due to their opposition to the Left’s narrative and activism on LGBT issues, Islam, and immigration.

In the wake of a scandal involving claims of racial discrimination and sexual harassment that saw the SPLC fire its co-founder and lose its president and legal director, a former SPLC employee outed the “hate-group list” as a “masterstroke of [the founder]’s marketing talents.” This seemed to confirm claims that the hate group list is a cynical fundraising scheme, rather than a legitimate report.

The “hate group” accusation also gives the SPLC a way to destroy its political enemies. Former SPLC spokesman Mark Potok also revealed an animus against the organizations on the list. He said the SPLC’s “aim in life” is to “destroy these groups.” In 2012, a deranged man targeted the Christian non-profit organization the Family Research Council (FRC), aiming to kill everyone in the building and smear a Chick-fil-A sandwich into his victims’ faces. He told the FBI he targeted FRC due to the SPLC’s “hate group” accusation. The SPLC has not dropped that accusation.

Democrats have endorsed the SPLC’s “hate group” accusations, while some Big Tech companies and some corporate boards have also adopted this twisted weaponization of the “hate” label.

In a similar vein, Biden’s definition of civil rights law would implicate many social conservatives in “discrimination” — especially when it comes to “gender identity.”

According to the Biden administration, the “discrimination” that fits the second part of the Army recruiting definition of “extremism” would apply to one person who refers to biological males who identify as female with male pronouns, who advocates for excluding biological males from women’s sports, or who warns against the abuses of subjecting gender-confused children to chemical castration, among other things.

Biden has even fought to resurrect an Obama-era HHS rule that would force Roman Catholic doctors to perform transgender surgery, in violation of both Catholic teaching on sexuality and the Hippocratic oath. If refusing to perform transgender surgery counts as “discrimination,” that might make every Catholic medic in the military an “extremist.”

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Without a definition of “extremism,” the DOD cannot allay conservatives’ fears about the whistleblower reports and about the Biden administration’s radical twisting of civil rights law. While the DOD claims to be formulating an official definition, Austin’s decision to stonewall Hartzler instead of giving her even a working definition seems mighty suspicious. The Army Recruiting Command’s slanted definition only underscores conservatives’ worries.