Good Laugh.. alexandria Ocasio-Cortez





#6
People don't talk to each other anymore, they talk at each other with their predetermined talking points based on their political leanings.
I'd go one better, people don't like to think anymore. They just repeat what they've heard or read with very little concern for accuracy or intent. And people take advantage of that, especially through the echo chambers of social media. One of the things I love about our home here is the actual discussion that takes place about topics that would go up in flames elsewhere.
 

sixpack577

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She is a complete and total idiot.
College grad, yet has been a bartender since then(highly qualified for where she is now huh).
The only real problem I have is an old saying, one that used to be a joke, but now rings true; Beware stupid people in large numbers.
And, she is their leader.
But, she's like most of the rest in office...someone's else's puppet.
Anyone notice her snotty little face being coached on when to/not to stand or speak during the SOTU speach, lmao!
 

ali123

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She is a complete and total idiot.
College grad, yet has been a bartender since then(highly qualified for where she is now huh).
The only real problem I have is an old saying, one that used to be a joke, but now rings true; Beware stupid people in large numbers.
And, she is their leader.
But, she's like most of the rest in office...someone's else's puppet.
Anyone notice her snotty little face being coached on when to/not to stand or speak during the SOTU speach, lmao!
IN THE END... everyone will be as stupid as her.... "college"
 

fallenarch

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Think about this. Nearly every, state, road, city, river, lake west of the Missippi is named after Native Americans. So it's safe to say at some point they were an honored people in our culture. Then, we got the idea to link the country from sea to sea and monetize everything. The NA's nomadic lifestyle was in the way. So we started a propaganda campaign to turn the public image of the noble native to the savage killer. Once people were taught to hate Indians it was easy to proceed with the genocide.

Those same tactics are at play today. In the 70's - 90's it was aimed at black males, and a huge chunk of that demographic was stored away in prisons for things white citizens weren't even arrested for. Even the Clintons declared open season on young black males calling them "super predators". Now we are watching brown people getting the same treatment. All statistics indicate that immigration from south of the border is decreasing. Brown people in this country actually make us money, and we need them in an economy at full employment to maintain affordable food costs. Drugs come to this country through ports of entry (not over walls), and they are going to non-Latino owned distribution rings such as the mafia.

If a politician can get you to believe their propaganda, they can control you and get you to act against your own best interest. That's where we are now. Most of us have a black, brown or white person right in our own family. Yet we believe the "other" ones are the mythical animals coming to get our riches. People can't look past the propaganda and realize they have more in common with the people they have been trained to hate than the extreme rich who are actually stealing them blind.

Is it socialism to join Costco? Of course not. We pool our money to pay for things we can't do our selves as individuals and to increase our leverage as a consumer. You can save every dollar you make for a lifetime and one week stay in a hospital can wipe it out, it's simply not possible for a normal income person to cover healthcare expenses. So why not make a power consumer group that can call the shots on medical costs? It's almost stupid to run healthcare the way the right wants to do it.

So, back to the point, AOC is on the radical side but she is no more ignorant than people who argue to maintain our current healthcare system. More importantly she is the first person in a long time to champion this extreme point of view. If you know your biology, the more diverse the animal's DNA the stronger they are. It's the same for decision making. I doubt AOC will pull us into a socialism pit, but she will help pull the decision making back away from a ruthless ruling class. So the propaganda will try to make you hate her, because people are already listening to her. But in a lot of ways she is on your side.
 

fallenarch

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No she is completely ignorant Willie, who in their right mind think you can outlaw air travel and take a train to England? Or take away everyone's cars? No coal no Nuke generators so just windmills???
I think Nancy put her there so she and Chuck look reasonable lol
there are a lot of urban planners saying exactly what AOC is proposing about vehicles, trains and planes. many feel trains grow commerce while airplanes just grow airports.

All I'm saying is hear all the ideas out, don't just get on the side the propagandist put you on. AOC was a waitress last year, now she is in Congress. That makes her at least smarter than most of us! Besides, a green new deal presents an interesting opportunity. There is a ton of money to be made in greening the economy. Are we going to burn dinos and let the rich exploit us until the world ends?

AOC has crazy ideas that are at best idealistic and naive. Most of it is not doable. But take the seed she is planting and add a little experience and implementation strategy, and parts of it could work. Propagandists don't want you to think about what she is saying or whether it is actually workable in part or whole. They want you to hate her and call he stupid and not hear a word she is saying.

If nothing else, AOC will be a great experiment. How long before she is towing the line and saying what big money wants her to say?
 
#16
Wow, I'm worn out now. I thought sure I could start a fight with those two last posts! Just crickets.....
No reason to start a fight over anything you said. Id only add the racial discussion is now geared towards the white male being the target of most things on the left.

CNN tells their audience how words matter as they direct that towards Trump. Then they tell the same audience that the biggest source of terrorism in America is the white male.

Yet they claim there is too much racism being flamed here in this country.

Seems that it only applies to their agenda.
 
#17
No reason to start a fight
over anything you said .

I would only add the racial discussion is now
geared towards the white male being

the target of most things on the left .

CNN tells their audience how words matter
as they direct that towards Trump .

Then they tell the same audience
that the biggest source of terrorism
in America is the white male .

Yet they claim there is too much racism

being flamed here in this country .

Seems that it only applies to their agenda.
 

fallenarch

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No reason to start a fight over anything you said. Id only add the racial discussion is now geared towards the white male being the target of most things on the left.

CNN tells their audience how words matter as they direct that towards Trump. Then they tell the same audience that the biggest source of terrorism in America is the white male.

Yet they claim there is too much racism being flamed here in this country.

Seems that it only applies to their agenda.
A fight was figurative of course. The Org has been having some really impressive debates on some explosive issues lately, quite remarkable.
 
#19
fallenarch,
One of the reasons I love the Org is because, for the most part, everyone acts like adults and I for one really enjoy the discussions on sensitive topics. I agree that many people have knee jerk tribal reactions based on their political leanings and you are never going to change that. It's the nature of a 2 party system.
 

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