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

  1. Avery Winder // February 20, 2019 at 8:16 am // Reply

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

    • Acoustic Conservative // February 20, 2019 at 8:24 am // Reply

      Its amazing how she seems to out-do herself day after day. But hidden in there is a dangerous statist philosophy.
      https://youtu.be/3BIFl6NDVek

      • I agree she is dangerous bec/ there are so many educated in propaganda from our public schools; they will believe her; she speaks their language and can push the right buttons. Someone chose her and brought her to this place in time for this duty, even if it is only satan and not a human facilitator like soros. I was grounded in the Bible when evolution started, creation, prayer, GOD, in school, all gone. Parents are not all cable to educate their children; I homeschooled, but we need schools. Children are gullible and some easily led. Our colleges due to greed mostly have allowed this socialist mindset to permeate. Sharia is being brought here the same way.

        Getting back to the topic at hand to call her dumb for her dumb remarks is one thing, but sort of false news to call her dumb for saying walls are like the Berlin Wall. A wall, a barrier do both, keep people both in and out. A wall or a barrier, around a house or yard, keeps the children, pets in and the stranger out, except at the gate; it accomplishes both at the same time.

  2. 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.

    • Please try to leave the USA when the wall is completed. Please!

      • You still can leave through the openings, with permission, but should someone suddenly decide to deny permission, just try to get out.

      • Outback Jon // February 20, 2019 at 9:58 am //

        Deb – There’s a reason we have the 2nd Amendment.

      • until we don’t. That was one of the threats pelosi made , a dem prez could have a national emergency for guns.

    • In my experience, when you cross a border, the country you are entering is the one which may stop you or require you to state purpose of visit. Crossed into Canada numerous times when I lived in WA state to have dinner in Vancouver.
      When returning, stopped at entry back in US. No big deal, usually.

  3. 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.

    • The problem with this ‘gift’ is it is suckering our children, the future voters, and some will be voting sooner maybe, as I think it is Oregon wants to lower voting age to 16.

  4. 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.

    • I do not know about the Berlin Airlift??? Enlighten me, please.

      • Try looking it up!

        In 1948, the communists who controlled one-fourth of Berlin, decided to stop of flow of people leaving their Communist paradise, and at the same time,drive the Americans, Brits and French froom free West Berlin.

        Meanwhile, they shot anyone caught trying to flee the horrible Stalinist regime iin Eastern Germany.

        The Communists shut off all roads, canals, railroads to Berlin (located entirely in Eastern Germany) -and thus shut off supplies to the population of West Berlin. The people in West Berlin would be denied all supplies: food, medical, everything was not to be transported into West Berlin in the hopes that the U.S., Britain, and France would withdraw from control of West Berlin and leave the people there to suffer under brutal Stalinism and communism.

        So, Pres. Truman authorized the Berlin Airlift, that for over a year supplied the people of West Berlin with the supplies they needed. During the Berlin airlift, an Allied supply plane took off or landed in West Berlin every 30 seconds. The planes made nearly 300,000 flights in all. Amazing.

        At the beginning of the operation, the planes delivered about 5,000 tons of supplies to West Berlin every day; by the end, those loads had increased to about 8,000 tons of supplies per day. The Allies carried about 2.3 million tons of cargo in all over the course of the airlift.

        The communists in the end gave up their blockade.

  5. 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…

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

  7. “…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 those are diametrically opposed to a real socialist state.

    • Communism is socialism taken to its logical conclusion.

      Also, every monocultural socialist democracy you love so much has low immigration but still has low wages, high housing costs, high unemployment, and a lower standard of living than less socialist countries. They are also struggling with anemic economic growth (they seriously think 2% is a booming economy), massive taxation ($10,000 on a new car), and plunging birth rates.

  8. Ocasio Cortez needs to go back to school

    • All students for years have been being indoctrinated and ‘taught’ wrong to overthrow ‘nations’ and create the one world system. To correct the negative teaching without force will be impossible – so

      Look up your redemption draws nigh

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