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Dumb and dumber: Ocasio-Cortez has no idea the Berlin Wall was built by socialist authoritarians to keep people IN, not out

By J. D. Heyes

Whether it’s just plain arrogance or a lack of proper education — or both — New York Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tone deafness regarding her own ignorance about worldly matters and economics is stunning.

Earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez took to social media to decry POTUS Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency in order to secure funds to continue building walls and physical barriers along portions of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Like the rest of the Democratic Left, Ocasio-Cortez would rather make it easier for cartels to traffic human beings and drugs into our country while inundating our communities with poor migrants than live up to their oaths of office by protecting and defending our country and our people.

But what she said about the wall itself — in particular, what it reminded her of — was incredibly ill-informed. 

“No matter how you feel about the wall,” she said, “I think it’s a moral abomination. I think it’s, like, the Berlin Wall.

The stupidity of that statement is astounding.

While that plays well with her equally uneducated and under-educated Millennial fan base, the fact is “the Berlin Wall” was built by an authoritarian Communist government in Soviet-aligned East Germany in 1961 to keep people in, not to keep people out.

As the History Channel notes, the Soviet Union’s leader at the time, Nikita Khrushchev, upset at the continued flow of refugees out of the Communist East to the Democratic West, gave the East Berlin government permission to build a wall to stem the flow of professionals — doctors, craftsmen, engineers, teachers — which they did. Tens of thousands of German families were separated overnight; scores lost jobs they held in West Berlin. Within a year, the East German government had built a second wall, fortified it with guard towers, armed guards, and dogs. Anyone caught trying to escape East Berlin/East Germany was shot on sight.

“In all, at least 171 people were killed trying to get over, under or around the Berlin Wall,” the History Channel reported. The wall was torn down in late 1989 after the Soviet Union collapsed (due to its inferior economic model — Communism and socialism).




So for Ocasio-Cortez to make the comparison here that U.S. border walls and fences are the same as the wall built by an authoritarian regime hell-bent on denying their citizens choice and freedom is imbecilic. It’s not even remotely accurate.

So why does she make such dumb, easily refutable comments? For one reason, it’s obvious that her higher education did not include recent Western history.

But also, the “mainstream” media is to blame for much of Ocasio-Cortez’s ignorance of the issues as well as her misplaced confidence. Because they have long ceased to be journalists in the true sense of the word — if they ever were — and are instead nothing more than Left-wing political activists and propagandists, MSM reporters don’t challenge Ocasio-Cortez when she says things that are so obviously wrong and so easily fact-checked. Part of the reason is that they want her to be right; the other part is because they need her to be right.

POTUS Trump’s border security walls are being built to protect Americans from dangers, not to keep us penned in, deny us our freedom and liberty, and ensure the survival of an authoritarian, socialist regime. Not that Ocasio-Cortez knows the difference.

A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.

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Avery Winder
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Avery Winder

I say let Ocasio-Cortez talk all she wants. The more she speaks, the more torpedoes she fires at the Dem 2020 election.

Deb
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Deb

While she is definitely dumb, perhaps deliberately so, walls not only keep out they keep in as well. When a barrier is used it serves both purposes.

The Rational Realist
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Holy sh*t!

guidvce4
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She is such a gift…to the repubs and conservatives. She has caused the left to expose themselves for what they are…anti-American and anti-Constitution traitors.
Now if we can just get the repubs to use her own words against themselves by reminding the true Americans of that every chance they get. The left writes the ads for 2020 every time they open their mouths. Use it, aggressively.

Susan Sloate
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If you really want to see her sputter, ask her about the Berlin Airlift. I guarantee you she knows nothing about it.

To me, it’s the single most courageous action we took in the 20th century. But no one ever talks about it. NO ONE. A tragedy, especially for today’s millenials, that they don’t have information about THAT rammed down their throats, instead of socialism. We should know of all the reasons we have to be proud in this country.

wookielove
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wookielove

It’s not that this AOC chick is dangerous or stupid… It’s that the people who voted for her are dangerous and stupid… Happy that you voted for her now I’d imagine…

Danny Lee
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Danny Lee

Link to “The Berlin Air Lift”
https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/berlin-airlift

Curmudgeon
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Curmudgeon

“…the Berlin Wall was built by socialist authoritarians…” Talk about fake news. East Germany was communist, not socialist, and there is a difference whether you and Donald Trump thinks there is or not. I would add that Ocasio-Cortez.is not socialist, she is a globalist. Real socialism does not like immigration in general, and mass immigration in particular, because it requires a high trust socially cohesive population to be successful. Multiculturalism, a globalist initiative is designed to destroy high trust socially cohesive societies. High immigration means lower wages, higher housing costs, higher unemployment, and a lower standard of living. All of… Read more »

Boris Kazan
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Boris Kazan

Ocasio Cortez needs to go back to school

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