As much as it may pain you to do so, I would ask that you take a good look at Alexandria Occasionally-Crazy (AOC) and tell me what you see. Do you see her as being a sign of the times or perhaps as a possible warning of some impending doom? Or, is she, instead, merely a blip in our anti-Trump political scene, a flash in the pan that will likely be forgotten as rapidly as she appeared? Or, is she something more ominous and perhaps even a sign of things to come? To tell you the truth, whatever it is that she turns out to be, it will depend upon those of us now pondering these things.
Now granted, AOC does display what can only be described as being a rather profound ignorance whenever it is that she opens her mouth. She apparently thinks that most people don’t really want to work and don’t want to provide for and feel good about themselves. And in some cases I suppose she may even be right. And she really does believe that most people just want to lay around and get a welfare check. And to be fair I suppose there are those people who would prefer to do exactly that. But I don’t think that they make up the majority of the American people, at least not yet.
Yet AOC complains, on the behalf of others, about struggles that she herself has never actually experienced and very clearly doesn’t seem to understand. Not even close. Appearing on VICE’s ‘Seat at the Table’ with Anand Giridharadas, Occasionally-Crazy actually urged Americans not to return to work after states begin reopening their respective economies in response to updated information on the ‘Chinese virus pandemic.’ She advocated for people to actually go on strike, saying why is that people should have to work just to “put food on the table.” Gee, I dunno!
Occasionally-Crazy said, “We talk about this idea of ‘reopening society,’ only in America does [President Trump] — when the president tweets about liberation, does he mean ‘go back to work.’” And it was from there that she went on to say, “When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot of people should just say, ‘no, we’re not going back to that. We’re not going back to working 70 hour weeks just so that we can put food on the table and not even feel any sort of semblance of security in our lives.’” I wonder if she ever actually listens to herself.
Occasionally-Crazy’s call to inaction comes as several states are now preparing to at least partially reopen their economies, with southern states such as Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina leading the charge. Additionally, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has also announced that his state’s “stay-at-home” order will be downgraded to a “safer-at-home’” mandate that allows certain businesses to reopen later this week, on Friday. But it’s Occasionally-Crazy who seems to think that people should simply choose to ignore the calls to return to work, and stay at home.
AOC’s remarks come after a controversy where she appeared to cheer record-low oil prices, touting the crash as an opportunity to invest in “green infrastructure to save our planet.” It was in response to a tweet about oil prices that she said, “You absolutely love to see it.” Going on to say, “This along with record low interest rates means it’s the right time for a worker-led, mass investment in green infrastructure to save our planet.” Shortly after, replaced it with a more somber tone, saying the crash is a “snapshot” of a “turning point” for the global warming movement.
While I remain a strong supporter of President Trump, I can’t help but wonder if this shutting down of the economy, and therefore the potential for wrecking millions of lives and the possible destroying of thousands of small businesses just to “flatten the curve” and so as not to overwhelm the health care facilities, was really necessary or has been worth it. But the time is now long past due for America and the American people to get back to work and to end this constant 24/7 fear-mongering and ‘Chinese virus’ hysteria, hyperbole and lockdown. We must move forward, and now!
Democrats care about one thing and one thing only, and that is of course increasing their political power. And the best way for them to do so, is to ensure that as many people as possible are made dependent upon government. This pandemic has helped Democrats to further destroy America’s middle class, which is the largest segment of society that tends not to vote Democrat. Most of the middle class does not need ‘help’ from Democrats’ and recognizes that most Democrat policies hurt more than they help. So no, Occasionally-Crazy, we’re done listening to you and your ilk.
We simply can no longer afford to sit around. We’re not stupid, we’ll wear our silly little masks if that will get us back to work. And we’ll make sure to wash our hands, avoid sick people, and be careful not to infect our vulnerable loved ones. So please shut up and go away. AOC has firmly put herself on the side of those opposing America. I can’t say what is to come, but something is coming. She is on the wrong side of what is to come. She has made herself a beacon for the increasing number of crazies among us. We, the non-crazies, need to take matters into our own hands.
That this ‘woman’ was actually able to graduate from any university, with a degree in economics no less, tells us all we need to know about the current state of our supposed institutions of ‘higher’ learning. She seems to possess zero understanding of even the most basic fundamentals of how our economy is supposed to work. You know, like how people get a job to earn money to pay for stuff, so they don’t have to live on the streets and not eat. It’s pretty basic and yet she has no understanding of the concept of how ‘no work equals no home, no food and no nice stuff.’
As a socialist, Occasionally-Crazy wants the government to take care of people from cradle to grave, and for everyone to have equal benefits regardless of personal effort, intelligence or capability. The opportunity to gain from excellence and hard work is destroyed in favor of a lazy bum who doesn’t want to work and yet gets treated equally to an ambitious and hardworking individual. Such a system simply doesn’t work. Unequal effort and capability doesn’t square with equal outcome for all. Sooner or later the people revolt and oust the Socialists, it’s just a matter of time.
We must be wary of those seeking to institute a societal model that makes their own life story impossible. If we went all-in on AOC’s vision of America, there would be no AOCs growing up in fashionable upper middle-class neighborhoods and partying her way to a bachelor’s degree from a fancy university. Rather, they would grow up as poor and hopeless as everyone else, and when finished with high school, the local apparatchik from the Ministry of Labor would pick some menial job for them, which they would then be expected to dutifully perform, without complaint, until death.
Finally, AOC wants to turn this ‘Chinese virus’ crisis into the biggest mass work strike in all of history! She wants to see the legions of furloughed workers refuse, all at once, to return to work, only to demand what, exactly? Some kind of socialist paradise/eco-friendly utopia? What a flaky, irresponsible, detached-from-reality little twit she is! She’s the one that needs to be halted from getting a paycheck. But what is truly frightening here is that there are millions of people in this country, who actually call themselves Americans, and who are happily cheering this idiot on.
We need to consider ourselves to be at war. And just like every other war we have fought throughout our history, we will have the cowards who will choose to hide or to cut and run, and we will have those who are not afraid to fight and who do not believe in accepting defeat. They are the ones who charge ahead and overcome the enemy and just as in any war we will have casualties. I stand for America and will go back to work to fight on the front line for my freedom. Let the commie chickens roost at home if they so choose. But I for one will not run and hide.