Among the strange and unexplainable events that have happened in politics in recent years, one of the biggest has to be the career of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The self-described Democratic socialist has zero experience in politics or government. She is famous for being a former bartender and failed businesswoman. But somehow, she was able to unseat a 10-term Democrat and be elected to Congress.
In the two years she’s served, she’s done nothing to prove she belongs there. Perfectly illustrating how useless liberal politicians can be, she gets attention by the crazy things she says—but does little when it counts.
Yet still, there are those on the left that think women like her are the “future” of their party. Yeah, good luck with that.
You may have heard about her recent, hour-long rant on Instagram. She dropped some amazing beauties during her tirade. Among her calls to “liberate” the South and claiming senators like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley don’t belong, she brought up something that should disturb every free American.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said during a recent Instagram Live video that “we’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation.”
During the video she appeared to read a question that a commenter had posed about whether there is “Any discussion in Congress about federal truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives to help with healing.”
In her response to that question, the New York Democrat said that “there’s absolutely a commission that’s being discussed, but it seems to be more investigatory in style rather than truth and reconciliation, and so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore.” [Source: Just the News]
Numerous Democrats have, in recent days, brought up the concept of “truth and reconciliation” efforts to “heal” the nation. That’s code for punishing Trump supporters and conservatives, in order to stamp out further opposition to the left’s plan.
What’s even more ridiculous about what she said is that she wants Congress to address “media literacy” to prevent the spread of “disinformation and misinformation.” Of course, AOC does not see the irony that a woman with as much knowledge of government as a snail is allowed to spew her own brand of disinformation on a major media platform, is calling for censorship on the media.
If Democrats truly believed their ideas were best, they wouldn’t be afraid of people sharing their own. But to say that the government needs to “rein” in free speech because a leftist calls it “misinformation” is a dangerous road to go down.
Right now, social media sites are shutting down accounts, claiming they are inciting violence. Yet these sites cannot prove how a tweet or video would lead to actual violence. It’s almost as if they are using that as an excuse to censor people they don’t like.
For a congresswoman to echo that kind of sentiment is alarming. Yes, it is one of the stupidest congresswomen around, but it might not take long before other lawmakers share her idea.
But if we are going to “rein” in bad information online, let’s start with her.