The latest darling of both the media and the left has proven time again that she is certifiable. In laymen’s terms, she’s nuttier than a metric ton of squirrel droppings, and that’s being nice. It’s easy to make fun of what she says, it’s easy to poke holes in her vision of utopia, but just because it’s easy it doesn’t mean we should be flippant about her intentions, or miss the big picture point of someone like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arriving on the scene.
I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of adjectives used to describe the new poster child of old Communism, but one you’ve likely not heard as yet is dangerous. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is dangerous. The reason she is dangerous is not because she wants to do away with all cow flatulence in order to save the planet, or because she wants to pay people unwilling to work a basic income, or because she wants to tear down every building in America just to rebuild it to energy efficient specs, or even because she wants to do away with air travel, cars, and every means of transportation not electric, and replace them all with a rail system.
The reason Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is dangerous is because she is a true believer. She is an idealist, and to idealists, to true believers, the ends justify the means. Throughout history we have seen the rise of true believers, and the havoc they wreaked upon the innocent and unsuspecting in their pursuit of reaching their desired goals.
We’re not talking tiny blips on the radar here, we’re talking millions of dead left in their wake, and entire continents ravaged by war, destruction, starvation, and genocide.
I know, I know, there’s no way a petite former bartender could possibly be so ruthless as to upturn the lives of some 300 million people just because she thinks cow flatulence will be the end of us. I’m sure that’s what they said about a young man with a cowlick and a goofy looking mustache the first time he started making speeches in beer halls.
In a sane world we could laugh off this lunacy and go back to our normal lives. Today’s world, however, is anything but sane, and more and more young people are swooning over the idea of ‘from each according to their ability, to each according to their need.’
The reason they are so enamored with this particular tenet of Marxism, is because they have yet to realize that it is not the individual who determines their own need, it is a bureaucrat who will never have to conform to the standards they themselves set forth for everyone else. On the flip side, if those with abilities know that what they produce will simply be confiscated and redistributed to others whose only ambitions in life are video games and spicy Doritos, let’s just say they may rethink living up to their potential, or making full use of their abilities.
If you do happen to be young, and enamored with the idea of Socialism, which is a nice way of saying Communism, before putting on your Socialism Rocks t-shirt, and Che Guevara beret, ask someone who’s actually lived it how wonderful it was, and just for a second ask yourself why so many who do live in Communist countries are willing to risk life and limb just to get out. Maybe, just maybe, it’s not the utopia they’re telling you it is.
On the bright side, if somehow this lunacy does gain traction, and these new old ideas are implemented, we won’t need a wall on the southern border anymore, and it is highly likely the Canadians will show us just how fast a nation can erect a barrier when confronted with the prospect of millions of individuals flocking to its shores like rats fleeing a sinking ship engulfed in flames. With love in Christ, Michael Boldea Jr.