Electoralism/Democratism

AOC Confronted: “You’re a coward”

By Tom Woods

A couple of young people, one white and one black, confronted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the Q&A period of a public appearance the other day.

Despite her progressive veneer, when push comes to shove she gives the establishment what it wants. And that’s what those young people criticized her for.

An excerpt:

Congresswoman, none of this matters if there’s a nuclear war. You voted to send arms and weapons to Ukraine…. Tulsi Gabbard, she left the Democratic Party because they are war hawks. You ran as an outsider, yet you’ve been voting to start this war in Ukraine. You’re voting to start a thermonuclear war with Russia and China. Why are you playing with the lives of American citizens?…

You voted to mobilize and send money to Ukrainian Nazis. You’re a coward. You’re a progressive socialist? Where are you against the war mobilization? You have done nothing. Tulsi Gabbard has shown guts, where you’ve shown cowardice.

I believed in you. And you became the very thing you sought to fight against. That’s what you’ve become. You are the establishment, and you are the reason why everybody will end up in a nuclear war unless you choose to stand up right now and denounce the Democratic Party. Will you do that? Yes or no. Simple. Are you going to stop nuclear war? Yes or no?…

None of this matters if we’re all dead. None of it. You know that…. This is the only thing that matters right now. We could be in a nuclear war at any minute and you continue to fund it. That’s what’s going on…. Nobody has hold you accountable. That’s what’s happening. And it is time for you to stand up and realize that what you’ve been saying has been lies. Let your conscience come through for once.

Good for them.

When push comes to shove, AOC plays it safe, and doesn’t upset the New York Times. Yes, she says and does progressive things, but when it comes to something the establishment really wants, AOC will never get in the way.

Two quick items for you:

(1) I mentioned earlier this week that RFK, Jr., has produced a documentary version of his book The Real Anthony Fauci. The free viewing period begins on Monday. In order to be able to watch, be sure to open tomorrow’s email, where I’ll have the link for you.

(2) On Monday our great friend Gene Epstein, director of the Soho Forum, will be debating Binyamin Appelbaum on the resolution: “Free-market ideology is largely responsible for the dismal performance of the US economy over the past few decades.” Attend in person if you live in New York City or watch the livestream if not. Details: http://www.TheSohoForum.org

Tom Woods

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