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#1 User is offline   MTP Reggie 

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:59 AM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the voice of an ignorant generation
By Michael Knowles
Fox News
Published January 14

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The majority of American Millennials identify as socialist, according to surveys by both Reason-Rupe and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. That's the bad news. The good news is that just 32 percent of Millennials can define socialism. The frequently-wrong but never-in-doubt freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may indeed be the voice of her ignorant generation.

During an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes," Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez, "When people hear the word socialism, they think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?" He neglected to mention the vicious socialist regimes of Cambodia, Ethiopia, Poland, Romania, North Korea, and China, among others.

Ocasio-Cortez retorted, "Of course not. What we have in mind—and what of my—and my policies most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden." In fact, her economic proposals bear little resemblance to British and Nordic public policy.

As early as the 1950s, Britain began to privatize its social security and pension programs. By the 1990s, as decades of socialism caused economic growth to stagnate, Sweden followed suit. Neither Sweden nor Norway mandates a minimum wage, and Britain demands a minimum wage well below Ocasio-Cortez's proposed $15 per hour. Britain and Finland offer a lower corporate tax rate than the United States, and all the nations she names have lower rates than her proposal of 28 percent. None has a health care regime as socialistic as her proposed Medicare-For-All scheme, which constitutes a full federal takeover of health care.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ignorance of economics and foreign affairs typifies her generation. Despite holding expensive degrees in both Economics and International Relations from Boston University, Ocasio-Cortez threw up her hands in exasperation during an interview on Margaret Hoover's "Firing Line" program, laughing, "I'm not the expert on geopolitics." Fortunately for her, in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king; and among a blithely ignorant generation, the lightly educated activist is congresswoman.

The seed of Millennial miseducation, which grew into the Tree of the Lack of Knowledge as activist educators substituted ideology for scholarship, is finally bearing its rotten fruit. According to one survey, one third of Millennials believe President George W. Bush killed more people than Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Over 40 percent of Millennials have never heard of Mao Zedong; another 40 percent and 30 percent, respectively, are unfamiliar with Vladimir Lenin and Che Guevara. Two-thirds of Millennials cannot identify Auschwitz, and 22 percent have never heard of the Holocaust, twice the percentage of American adults on average.

Millennials might not know much, but according to a 2016 Harvard survey, they know they don't support capitalism, with 51 percent of young adults rejecting economic freedom.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:20 AM

Young and ignorant is one thing.....you can fix ignorant.....but as a great
man once said...”you can’t fix stupid.”
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.......And finally add lazy to this.....

I was trying to remember if my parents(WWII and Depression survivors) thought my generation of Baby Boomers were
Young and Stupid as this?
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:50 AM

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The frequently-wrong but never-in-doubt freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may indeed be the voice of her ignorant generation.

It goes beyond just ignorance. It's Dunning–Kruger on a massive scale.


"The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:41 AM

I can't imagine this commie wacko will really go anywhere. I think these crazies are going to make choices easier for voters.
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Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:12 AM

The questions being asked these millennials are wrong. They should be asked whether they like shopping malls, Facebook, Twitter, professional sports, craft beer, safe air travel, lots of hotels, grocery stores from the basic to the organic, from Chinese “Lucky 99” stores to Hispanic “Presidente” to middle eastern “Sahara”, rap music, cars, hanging out with places to go and stuff to do on a small budget...etc.

Then ask, how much of that was due to capitalism and how much to socialism?
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