Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is a card-carrying member of Democratic Socialists of America. Along with Bernie Sanders’s speech, AOC’s remarks represent the fact that the Democrat Party has been taken over by the radical left, and Joe Biden is an empty vessel for their extreme agenda.
Here’s what you need to know about Biden advisor AOC:
- AOC knows Biden is too weak to stand up to the far-left. She said Biden’s debate performance “raised some questions” about his “capacity.”
- AOC wants to drastically raise taxes on American workers, just like Biden. He’s plotting the largest tax increase in American history, with a plan that is more than twice as costly than the one Hillary Clinton proposed.
- AOC supported socialist Bernie Sanders and now supports ultra-liberal Joe Biden. She knows Sanders and Biden are just two sides of the same extreme, left-wing coin.
- Biden put AOC in charge of writing his Green New Deal agenda, which is the most anti-energy plan in history. It will end oil, coal, and natural gas production in America, killing millions of blue-collar jobs.
- AOC wants to completely defund the police. Biden has already bowed to her wishes and promised to “absolutely” redirect funding away from police departments.
- AOC refused to condemn an Antifa terrorist attack on the men and women of ICE, and Biden followed AOC’s lead by refusing to support law enforcement officers being attacked in Portland. Instead, Biden blamed police for the violence and claimed the violent leftists were just “peaceful protesters.”
With Joe Biden serving as an empty vessel for socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s far-left agenda, what could go wrong? A whole lot.
Replacing Human Workers With Automation
There is a side of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that has not been properly or adequately discussed or examined. She is a communist, but her brand of communism involves a replacement of workers with robots. The old model of communism must not be confused at all with this new one. And one should not dismiss the latter as merely a utopian dream and as simply an extension of classical (or 19th century) communism. There are elements of AOC’s communism, which has a name—luxury communism (Some may call it Jetsons communism)—that were presented by the leaders of the radical right-wing of economic thought, such as Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman. Martin Luther King, Jr. also supported the idea, and Richard Nixon tried to implement this dream, but failed.
The right supported guaranteed basic income because it would remove the government as the conductor of social welfare policy and reduce it to an institution that simple sends out checks to its citizens (something of this kind exists in Alaska, a deep Red State). The rest was up to the people, not the government or the political culture that’s derided by the theorists of rational choice. With the kind of luxury communism AOC supports, however, what’s crucially needed is a deep reduction in the cost of free time. At the present, it is bloody expensive, a fact that anyone who is unemployed can attest to. AOC is aware of this, and proposes a tax on robots, which, again, is not science fiction. The Jetsons are with us here. Their robot maid Rosie must send a part of her value to the public purse. The Europe Parliament voted on a robot tax in 2017 (it failed). But the point is that luxury communism cannot exist in a social order that aggressively punishes time that’s not paid for. Homelessness is a result of very expensive free time.
According to the Verge, at SXSW 2019 AOC stated:
“We should be excited about automation, because what it could potentially mean is more time educating ourselves, more time creating art, more time investing in and investigating the sciences, more time focused on invention, more time going to space, more time enjoying the world that we live in… Because not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage.”
That said, I want to point out the crucial flaw of luxury communism: It misinterprets or misreads what technology, under capitalism, actually is.
Charles Mudede previously wrote about this in relationship to that bizarre human hunger to find other creatures as intelligent as humans in the vast cosmos. The thing that must be appreciated for his position—which is heavily informed by the critical theory of the late Moishe Postone—to be understood is a profound rethinking of this history of technological development. In his view, technological advancement was not uniform until capitalism and its mode of temporality was established in 17th century Europe. Many may be shocked to learn this, but this is pretty much a fact: There is nothing like a universal history of progress of humankind until capitalism kicks in. The idea (or feeling of moving forward in historical time) is so recent that economic historians have pointed out that even the first (but very messy) school of economics, 16th century mercantilism, does not contain the concept of technological advancement.
But how does any of this relate to AOC’s luxury communism? Because the motor of technological advancement has rarely been humanist but, as we currently experience it, certainly capitalistic (humanism, as the record of Jesus makes clear, is older than capitalism). History, as progress, comes alive when capitalism confronts two problems: one, keeping production costs low (to expand surplus value), and, two, maintaining the production of new needs (to regenerate relative surplus value). The former leads to the robots and the latter to iPhones. The first is about production, the second about consumption. Both, however, are pressured to come up with newer and newer technologies for the sole purpose of maintaining the core of capitalism, which is a form of value that must not be confused with value as material wealth. It is, instead, value as value, which is a cultural construct—meaning, you will not find it in nature but as a product of our complex system of symbols.
Luxury communism finds its hope in value as material wealth and satisfaction (robots, toasters, laptops), but ignores its source, which is a value that’s culturally constructed to demand not only its maintenance, but that it remains difficult for most people to obtain. Remove this culturally constructed difficulty, which makes free time expensive, and you lose the key pressure that results in technological progress: the maintenance of high-cost culturally constructed value (Marx called it socially necessary labor). In short, money, in its capitalist form, is condemned to be expensive.
Luxury communism, then, would retard the mechanism, value as value, that makes material progress happen. Outside of capitalism and its pressures, we do not have an economic system that makes things move in one direction, to better and better technologies. And this raises another question I will not address in this post, which is: What things are made by a system structured in this way? And are they really needed? Robots that kill jobs?
The Real Agenda of the ‘Green New Deal’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to make America a communist country. She is trying to sneak her programs in under the disguise of global warming.
But there is a huge secret that could destroy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez forever. The Green New Deal is the stupidest piece of legislation that any Congressperson has ever produced. If she had not actually admitted to being one of the sponsors, no one would have believed that the Green New Deal wasn’t a piece of satire work. It stated that the government of America needed to:
- Replace air travel with high speed rail.
- Update or rebuild every house in America.
- Provide a living wage to everyone unwilling or unable to work.
- Eliminate almost all fossil fuels from U.S. electricity generation within 10 years, without relying on nuclear power.
- And provide access to nature to every American.
While the Green New Deal does not actually outline how the American government will pay for such an expensive and wasteful program, Ocasio-Cortez did try to explain why it was necessary.
She said that is was “a direct threat to the national security of the United States,” and said that America would find a way to pay for it just like it found a way to pay for World War II.
Between 70 to 80 million people died in World War II, while climate related deaths are still going down due to technology and increasing economic prosperity. But the climate change that the radical left is trying to push isn’t a scientific idea, it’s a religion. The idea that catastrophic disaster will happen if the radical left doesn’t get their agenda passed is ridiculous fearmongering that needs to stop.
It is tragic to see children crying on television because adults have convinced them that the world is going to end. There is very little solid data to support that global warming has been caused by human activity. And there is even less to support the idea that a moderate change in temperature will cause calamity. Scientists know that the earth has been warmer in the past.
According to The Telegraph:
“A REVIEW OF MORE THAN 240 SCIENTIFIC STUDIES HAS SHOWN THAT TODAY’S TEMPERATURES ARE NEITHER THE WARMEST OVER THE PAST MILLENNIUM, NOR ARE THEY PRODUCING THE MOST EXTREME WEATHER – IN STARK CONTRAST TO THE CLAIMS OF THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS.
“THE REVIEW, CARRIED OUT BY A TEAM FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY, EXAMINED THE FINDINGS OF STUDIES OF SO-CALLED ‘TEMPERATURE PROXIES’ SUCH AS TREE RINGS, ICE CORES AND HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS WHICH ALLOW SCIENTISTS TO ESTIMATE TEMPERATURES PREVAILING AT SITES AROUND THE WORLD.
“THE FINDINGS PROVE THAT THE WORLD EXPERIENCED A MEDIEVAL WARM PERIOD BETWEEN THE NINTH AND 14TH CENTURIES WITH GLOBAL TEMPERATURES SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER EVEN THAN TODAY.
“THEY ALSO CONFIRM CLAIMS THAT A LITTLE ICE AGE SET IN AROUND 1300, DURING WHICH THE WORLD COOLED DRAMATICALLY. SINCE 1900, THE WORLD HAS BEGUN TO WARM UP AGAIN – BUT HAS STILL TO REACH THE BALMY TEMPERATURES OF THE MIDDLE AGES.”
The earth has a pattern of cooling and heating that is independent of any human activity.
But Democrats can’t let people know about this data or it could ruin their scheme to pass their communist agenda.
The Treason of AOC
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.”
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was heaping praise on radical teens for punking Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally; flooding the Trump campaign with fake ticket reservations, producing an auditorium with a third of the seats left empty. Jubilant at the result, Cortez taunted Trump by saying, “[the teens] tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic to pack an arena during COVID. Shout out to ZOOMERS. Y’all make me so proud.”
Please note: Our 45th U.S. President, Donald J. Trump, is not a white supremacist. Calling him one is a Leninist tactic, practiced by the enemies of the United States. It is the tactic of using fake anti-racism as cover to advocate the overthrow of the Constitution and (by implication) the capitalist system.
Cortez has always relied on communist-inspired code words, the communist perversion of language, and statements inimical to the United States and its founding documents (maligned as “systemically racist”). As a blatant agitator and subversive, Cortez should be arrested and tried under 18 U.S. Code, Chapter 115, on a charge of treason.
§2381. Treason — Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)
Cortez’s malicious seconding of the disruption of the President’s rally, calling the president and (by implication) his supporters “white supremacists,” is in itself a conscious attempt to divide the country by race, to turn the non-white citizens of the country against the white citizens, as part of a divide-and-conquer strategy. If this strategy succeeds, there will be a bloodbath in this country. As someone attempting to instigate a bloodbath — using her position in Congress as a platform — she ought to be interrogated as one who likely possesses wider knowledge of a larger conspiracy. It would be perfectly logical, under the circumstances, to investigate her for misprision of treason, outlined below:
§2382. Misprision of treason — Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
Cortez is not alone in her subversive activities, but as a telegenic member of Congress she is the single-most conspicuous anti-American agitator of today. Her rhetoric is an incitement to insurrection, however subtle or indirect. She is full of politically correct buzzwords. She supports the “climate change” agenda, she openly advocates socialism. She talks of “the movement,” and “systemic change.” Make no mistake, these are code words for a Marxist revolution. Therefore, she should be investigated for inciting insurrection:
§2383. Rebellion or insurrection — Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
Cortez is a threat to liberty, and a menace to public order. She is the political poster-girl for “changing” America into a Soviet Republic. The radicalism she advocates is antithetical to our political system, to our traditions of fair play and civility.
The Founding Fathers warned against dangerous political agitators, like Cortez. They warned against “factions,” and persons who would attempt to divide the country. In his Farewell Address, President George Washington wrote:
“The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize.”
Washington then warned “that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken” American national unity. Since unity is our “fortress,” said Washington, it will be “covertly and insidiously” undermined by hostile foreign powers. Therefore, we should unflaggingly regard unity as “the palladium” of our “political safety and prosperity,” guarding it with jealous anxiety….” We must, he added, frown “upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.”
Washington warned of those who would divide America by misrepresenting the “opinions and aims” of one part of the country in order to alienate another part of the country. This is what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing when she calls President Trump a “white supremacist.” She is effectively misrepresenting the “opinions and aims” of Trump and his voters in the “red states,” attempting to alienate non-white Americans from white Americans. She thereby paves the way for the country’s breakup into hostile camps. About faction, Washington wrote:
“It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.”
Washington warned that internal divisions could, in the future, assist the machinations of hostile foreign powers. It is no accident that Cortez’s rhetoric stinks of Che Guevara’s Leninism — an ideological grounding shared by Beijing and Pyongyang. Now that buildings in American cities are damaged by the thousand, the police intimidated, and the president balked by his generals, Cortez pours fuel on the racial fire.
Washington was, indeed, a father to his country. He saw the danger of factional domination, “sharpened by the spirit of revenge … which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities,” Here is a “patriot” whose statues are now being pulled down — whose good name is smeared with the same rhetoric Cortez uses to smear Trump. In Portland, communist-inspired children burned an American flag, threw it onto Washington’s statue, and pulled the statue down. There was not a word of outrage from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In fact, I believe she despises Washington, and has contempt for patriotism. The Father of our country is the Devil for all unnatural, infanticidal, man-hating, succubi — of which Cortez and her “Squad” are the malum electi.
If the communists continue to pull Washington’s strings around the country, there will be a fight. In the eyes of many Americans, she is a menace, and a public enemy who is working to destroy the country. Some of us can see, as plain as day, that she ought to be investigated, arrested, indicted and convicted of treason, misprision of treason, and incitement to insurrection. If she is not apprehended in the course of her revolutionary career, innocent lives will be lost needlessly.