(National Sentinel) Extremist: When Democratic Socialist of America member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated 10-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley during a New York primary earlier this month, the far-Left establishment media rejoiced, as did a few currently-serving Democrats who are right there with her at the Marxist end of the political spectrum.
This is the new face of the Democratic Party, they all said as they feted the 28-year-old political novice as some kind of conquering hero. This is who Democrats want to be now and this is the force that will drive POTUS Donald Trump from office and vanquish his supporters.
But then something happened: Ocasio-Cortez, no doubt feeling empowered by all of the outsized attention, began showing her true colors: She really is a Marxist revolutionary in the truest sense of the term. She really does want to overturn the existing constitutional order in America, and by force if necessary.
Earlier this week Ocasio-Cortez began calling on supporters to “occupy” U.S. airports, border crossings and, of course, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices, the extreme Left’s newest boogeyman.
“We have to occupy all of it,” she told Democracy Now! on Monday, as Infowars noted. “We need to occupy every airport. We need to occupy every border. We need to occupy every ICE office until those kids are back with their parents, period.”
Who’s this “we” and is she out of her mind?
Let’s take the first part.
“We” is a growing number of Americans who have been duped (by Left-wing kooks like Ocasio-Cortez and Barack Obama) into believing they have been ‘disenfranchised’ from American society. They’ve been brainwashed by Left-wing politicians, academics, and their peers into believing they’ve been treated unfairly, cheated, denied, and subdued by the ‘predatory capitalist system’ that transformed our country in the planet’s No. 1 economy (and by a lot). This isn’t a hunch; the data bear it out. And the number of capitalism-haters is growing.
Is Ocasio-Cortez insane? It’s easy to dismiss someone who is calling on people to “occupy” airports; that’s not even remotely legal, given strict federal security guidelines that only got more strict after 9/11. Simple protesting is only semi-legal and even then only under certain circumstances.
But she’s not a lunatic; she’s just a committed Leftist, and those are people who tend to gin up the most unrest.
There isn’t anything that’s more likely to turn people against you and your cause than forbidding them from catching a flight or, in the most extreme instances, preventing planes from landing over security concerns. It’s like when Black Lives Matter protesters started blocking highways and bridges; even people who might have agreed with them politically were outraged because they were prevented from reaching their destinations (like work).
But crazy she isn’t, and support she’ll get. That’s what should worry us.
“First of all, ICE is not [U.S. Customs and Border Protection],” Ocasio-Cortez told Democracy Now. “When we talk about abolishing ICE, we’re talking about ending family detention. We’re talking about ending an agency and ending a practice and a structure that is not accountable to the U.S. Department of Justice, that often takes on things that look a lot like enforcement activities.”
“We have to show people that we’re willing to walk the walk and put our money where our mouth is,” she said.
This is militant Left-wing rabble-rousing at its finest. And it is very likely going to be effective over the long term as younger Democrats force the once-reasonable party into the camp of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin.