Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared at the South by Southwest music, film and technology convention in Austin, Texas over the weekend to slam capitalism and preach the virtues of her "Green New Deal", a non-binding resolution that asks Americans to give up air travel, hamburgers and fossil fuels. Ironicaly, she supposedly traveled to this event in a private plane.
During an hour-long interview in front of a live audience with The Intercept's political editor Briahna Gray, AOC explained how capitalism is a flawed system and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) needs to be abolished.
AOC warned that capitalist America is putting "profits over everything else in our society" and our system is "irredeemable." She said this in front of a room filled with highly paid tech industry executives.
"Capitalism is an ideology of capital - the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit...so to me capitalism is irredeemable."
She also said FDR's New Deal, a program that her Green New Deal was inspired by, is "racist".
"The New Deal was an extremely economically racist policy that drew little red lines around black and brown communities and it invested in white America."
"It allowed white Americans access to home loans that black Americans didn’t have access to, giving them access to the greatest source of intergenerational wealth."
She may actually be right about that statement. According to the Cato Institute, FDR's New Deal caused 500,000 black Americans to lose their jobs.
She also sounded a bit like Alex Jones when she claimed ICE was injecting immigrant children with anti-psychotic drugs.
“I don’t think that an agency that repeatedly and systematically violates human rights can be reformed…I think it needs to be abolished"
She also argued that she's not an extremist, she's a moderate (a blatant lie) and afterwards she partied with Bill Nye the Not-a-Science Guy.
How appropriate a fake TV socialist hanging out with a fake TV scientist.
Here's another gem from AOC's SXSW appearance this weekend.
AOC says Reagan was racist and bad for Earth.
Reagan freed East Germany. AOC chased 25,000 high paying jobs out of NYC. Take your pick.