Just when we thought Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) couldn’t possibly say anything dumber, she has gone and outdone herself once more. This time, she was caught arguing that “white America” should pay “reparations” to minority communities. No sooner had those senseless words exited AOC’s mouth, however, then she was made to regret them by people with more common sense in their little finger than she has in her entire being.
According to The Daily Caller, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated on Monday that the United States should pay reparations to the non-white communities who were negatively impacted by America’s New Deal. The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist contended that, while people tend to associate reparations with slavery, instead, they should be associated with the effects of The New Deal, which, she argues, disproportionately impacted non-white communities.
The New Deal was a series of public works projects, financial reforms, and government programs that were enacted in the 1930s by Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a response to the Great Depression.
“I think the first thing that we need to do is realize that there’s a balance between this more universal struggle for racial, social, and economic dignity, but at the same time, not erasing the individual stories of different communities,” Ocasio-Cortez told interviewer Ta-Nehisi Coates.
“You and I are in the same struggle. That does not give me a pass to not talk or acknowledge the black experience and that does not give you a pass to not acknowledge or talk about the plight of Puerto Ricans and people overall,” she added. “It is in that exchange, and to say ‘you are distinct and you come from a distinct community that is valued and uplifted’ and vice versa.”
“People think reparations is reparations for slavery, but really, economically speaking, reparations are for the damage done by the New Deal and redlining because that is where we saw a compounding of the existing inequity from the legacy of slavery, where we drew red lines around black communities,” Ocasio-Cortez went on.
“We said white communities will get home loans and they will get access to the basic bedrock of wealth in America and this will be your heirloom and we gave white America the heirloom that appreciated overtime — that people still benefit from today and we did not give to African-American and Mexican communities, Puerto Rican communities,” she alleged.
Of course, nobody said that Americans would get loans based on their skin color. Ironically, though, thanks to affirmative action, we now offer opportunities to people of color that white people have to work harder for because of the color of their skin. Ocasio-Cortez didn’t have anything to say about that, though.
She did take her lunacy one step further, comparing the treatment of non-white communities in America’s past to the Holocaust, and urging the United States to follow Germany’s example by paying reparations to acknowledge the suffering that occurred during Nazi occupation in order to move forward.
“It’s important to tell the story of where we’ve been and what others are doing as well because we look at, for example, Germany, and how they’ve been able or their attempt to try to heal after the Holocaust,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “Germany paid reparations and they went through that process and they had that truth-telling process. And until America tells the truth about itself, we’re not going to heal.”
The truth about America is that there is nowhere better in the world to be a minority than here. Here, we offer more opportunity than anywhere else. Several social media users decided to educate Ocasio-Cortez on this topic.
“The liberals wanted to be the first to elect a mentally challenged person to Congress and they KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK with her,” commented Facebook user Mike Leary.
“We are ALREADY doing it! Public housing (projects), food stamps, Medicaid, and, most significantly, welfare checks,” added Mike Mulvaney.
“She needs a re-do on high school and college,” wrote Mike Smith. “Boston college should refund all the tuition her parents paid because it did not take.”
Perhaps even more disturbing than Ocasio-Cortez’s radical views is the fact that her socialist ideas actually got her elected. She and her supporters should take a trip to Venezuela, where starving citizens are killing stray cats and BBQing them in the streets, so they can see the actual effects of this devastating ideology.