Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez: System That Allows Billionaires is ‘Immoral’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 
This Marxist-Leninist never takes a day off.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on Monday that she believes a system that allows people to become billionaires is “immoral,” reports the New York Post.


She made the statement while responding to a question from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem.

“I do think that a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

She clarified that billionaires themselves are not morally questionable — but the economic system that allows them to grow so wealthy is the problem, according to the Post.

AOC is making some of the most aggressive anti-capitalist statements that I have ever seen reported by mainstream media in the fashion they are reported. And the kids are soaking it up. There have been anti-American radicals in the past but it was always made clear they were outliers/ MSM does not treat her that way. They treat as being part of mainstream discussion.

This gal is very dangerous for capitalism.

-RW 

8 comments:

  1. Maybe she should read (she CAN read, can't she?) "Harrison Bergeron", by the late great Kurt Vonnegut.

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  2. On a global scale, relative to the poorest in the "shitholes" of the world, AOC herself lives like a queen. Let's call for her to divest herself of her luxuries in favor of those who live in mud huts and try to survive on a few dollars per day. Once she's ironed out those inequalities, which surely are the most urgent, then she can come back and target billionaires over here.

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  3. Ringworm is not hookworm. Ringworm is a fungal infection that wrestlers/boxers get from sweaty gym floors, and it is easily treatable.

    In 2017, the Guardian wrote about an increase in hookworm – a gastrointestinal parasite passed through feces and often found in areas with poor sanitation – in parts of rural Alabama. The Alabama Department of Public Health said a later environmental study showed no “statistical significance” in the number of hookworm infections in the state.

    Source: https://www.al.com/news/2019/01/alabama-hookworm-vs-ringworm-ny-rep-ocasio-cortezs-billionaire-criticism-cites-common-disease.html

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  4. What about Socialist billionaires?

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  5. Collectivists work to demonize those who produce, prepare, and save because they want to steal from them. They need the productive so they have no intent to equalize people in a "Harrison Bergeron" fashion. They need to create a reason for people to set aside basic morality in order to steal.

    That is what AOC is doing here. Convincing people that who would not normally steal that stealing in this case is acceptable behavior.

    Of course there is an immoral way to become wealthy, the way statists do it, through politics and government. The way AOC will eventually accumulate wealth.

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  6. Could this be true in a world without crony capitalism and corruption? Would all billionaires be supplanted? Perhaps the distribution of wealth due to crony capitalism is what is immoral.

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  7. Yet more "zero-sum game wealth theory"...i.e. that wealth is finite, and when one person gets richer, it is simultaneously an act of depriving others of access to wealth, and ipso facto the exploitation of others.

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    1. The "zero-sum" canard infects not only clueless socialists like Ocasio Cortez by the way. It is the foundation of every incoherent and ignorant econimic opinion spewed by protectionist and envy peddlers.

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