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AOC’s most hilarious lie: Millennials ‘most informed,’ historically-literate generation

AOC’s most hilarious lie: Millennials ‘most informed,’ historically-literate generation

Postby smix » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:53 pm

AOC’s most hilarious lie: Millennials ‘most informed,’ historically-literate generation
Washington Examiner

URL: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opin ... generation
Category: Culture
Published: August 30, 2019

Description: For conservative commentators, upstart socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the gift that keeps on giving. The New York Democrat’s social media feed offers up a constant stream of clueless left-wing commentary that’s ripe for debunking.

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The latest instance is a recent Instagram live video, in which she claims that “young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors.” The social media starlet goes on to say “this new generation is very profound ... They actually take time to read and understand our history.” This, frankly, is absurd to the point of hilarity. Nothing could be further from the truth: The millennial generation and Generation Z behind them, of which I am part, is uniquely disengaged from history and woefully uninformed. Which she went on to prove, naturally. In praising the new generation as the first "wiling to go to the streets" and protest, she appears to have forgotten about the 1960s. Oops! But she disproves her own point in more ways than one. Young people increasingly identify as socialist, which on its own shows that they are woefully ignorant of history. That ideology of failure and oppression has a very dark past of which few are aware. And only 16% of millennials are even able to define socialism in the first place. As far as broader historical literacy goes, two of three millennials, the same generation that Ocasio-Cortez deems “informed and dynamic,” do not even know what Auschwitz is. Ignorance of the Nazi death camp is bad enough, but 1 in 5 millennials aren’t even aware of the Holocaust at all. This isn’t exactly a surprise, when you look at young peoples’ habits. According to Business Insider, “Millennials spend far less time consuming news overall than older adults, and the time they do spend is concentrated on digital consumption. Millennials ages 21-37 consume only about 30% of the amount of news as adults age 38 and older.” Plus, many young people don’t read books. At all. Per Forbes, “38% of students at public and private four-year colleges reported that ‘Books have never gotten me very excited.’ And 45% said ‘I don’t enjoy reading serious books and articles, and I only do it when I have to.’” These statistics come as little surprise. Take it from someone on the border of both Generation Z and the millennial generation: Today’s young people are not the “most-informed” generation, or anywhere close. If they were, Ocasio-Cortez wouldn’t have a mass social media following in the first place.



Young people wouldn't like socialism if they understood its consequences
Washington Examiner

URL: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/red- ... nsequences
Category: Politics
Published: August 16, 2018

Description: On Aug. 13, the release of a new Gallup survey made headlines with its shocking results. The poll found that 57 percent of Democrats now hold a favorable view of socialism, while the level of Democratic support for capitalism plunged to new lows. This surging support for socialism is in large part driven by emerging enthusiasm among young left-leaning voters, as there’s been a 12 percentage point fall in support for capitalism among those aged 18 to 29 in the last two years. So the verdict is in: Many young people are sick of capitalism and want to try something new. Yet if they actually understood what a destructive ideology socialism can be, members of my generation wouldn’t be so quick to signal their support for it. In fact, most young people who support socialism on the surface can’t even define the word properly. One New York Times survey from 2010 found that only 16 percent of millennials could properly define socialism, even though so many sing its praises. In reality, the actual definition of socialism is as follows: “a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state,” meaning essentially that socialism requires near-complete government control of the economy. Still, ask the typical supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for an example of a socialist country they look up to, and they’ll likely incorrectly name free societies such as Sweden or Denmark. They’re wrong. Denmark, for example, is a capitalist, market-based economy, albeit one with a larger welfare state and higher taxes than the United States. But actually, the sum regulatory, trade, and business climate in Denmark and Sweden is more free-market friendly than in the U.S., according to the conservative Heritage Foundation’s index of economic freedom. During a speaking appearance at Harvard in 2015, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen corrected Sanders supporters who use Denmark as an example of socialism, insisting that his country was “a successful market economy with freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish.” So let’s be clear what we’re talking about: actual socialist countries include desolate dictatorships such as Venezuela, North Korea, and, to some extent, China, as these are some of the only examples of countries where the government directly controls the economy. Young people don’t seem to realize that when they tell a pollster that they support socialism, what they’re really saying is that they’d rather live in a country styled after Soviet Russia than in a free-market society such as the U.S. or Denmark. It’s obvious that the Soviet Union is not really the government most young socialists want, but they should say what they mean. What young “socialists” really believe in is welfare-state capitalism, commonly known as the “Nordic Model” after its supposed successes in places such as Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. And it is true that these countries have much larger social support programs and more economic redistribution. But my generation is largely unaware of the downside of such welfare-state capitalism. It doesn’t matter what socialists such as Sanders or future Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tell us, the reality remains that you can’t pay for all the “free” goodies in the world simply by taxing the rich or expropriating from the ever-reviled “1 percent.” A recent analysis by Brian Riedl from the right-leaning Manhattan Institute found that implementing a socialist agenda — things like single-payer healthcare, a federal jobs guarantee, and “free” college — would cost $42 trillion dollars over the next decade. That’s an obscene amount of money and would require a doubling of federal revenue, meaning steep tax hikes for everyone, not just the rich. According to Riedl, when it comes to socialism, “taxing the rich is not enough. America would need to match, or even surpass, Europe’s enormous tax burden on the middle class.” After all, many citizens in Denmark and Sweden pay taxes equivalent to half of their income or more. Do members of my generation — at least, those who eventually work — really want to live in a country where nearly 60 percent of your income goes to taxes? In large part, the answer is no. When you ask Americans in the abstract whether they approve of single-payer healthcare, the prime plank of the socialist platform, a majority supports the policy. Yet when you ask the same people if they’d be willing to endure tax hikes to pay for it, support collapses. This trend will prove no less true among my generation. When we are the ones working and paying taxes, young Democrats won’t be so keen to surrender our hard-earned income to socialist senators or collectivist congresswomen. So, while it’s fair to be concerned by polls that show young people sliding toward socialism, the battle over economic policy isn’t over yet. If exposed to the full realities of what socialism, or even social democracy, really entails, my generation’s mind can be changed — it’s just on conservatives to get the message out there.
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AOC touts Millennials as Greatest Generation: 'More informed and dynamic than their predecessors'

Postby smix » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:06 pm

AOC touts Millennials as Greatest Generation: 'More informed and dynamic than their predecessors'
Washington Times

URL: https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... real-grea/
Category: Culture
Published: August 28, 2019

Description: Millennials are the real Greatest Generation, says the most famous Millennial in Congress. In an Instagram video linked to at the New York Post on Wednesday, Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised her fellow youths as more “informed” and “willing to go to the streets” than such generations as the Boomers who stopped the Vietnam War and pushed the civil-rights laws and the Greatest Generation, who survived the Depression and won World War II.

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“I think they’re badass,” she said in the clip. “I think young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors. Millennials also have courage that previous generations lacked because they converse more. “I think they’re profoundly courageous, because they’re willing to puncture more taboos and have conversations that, frankly, older generations sometimes struggle to have,” the self-identified socialist said. She also praised Millennials and the so-called Generation Z as also the smartest generations. “They actually take the time to read and understand our history,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday night to continuous “heart” and other emoji reactions. “The history of the labor movement, history of civil rights, history of racial struggles, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism.” The youths of today apparently also are the most politically active, the New York Democrat claimed. “I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave, because they’re actually willing to go to the streets,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said. “How ‘bout that? “Previous generations have just assumed that government’s got it,” she said. “Let me tell you something: You are the government. As a democracy, ‘we the people’ means you.” Conservative activist Caleb Hull posted the video and had two words of reaction “Um, what?”
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AOC says ‘badass’ millennials are the true Greatest Generation

Postby smix » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:13 pm

AOC says ‘badass’ millennials are the true Greatest Generation
New York Post

URL: https://nypost.com/2019/08/28/aoc-says- ... eneration/
Category: Culture
Published: August 28, 2019

Description: Tom Brokaw can laud the sacrifices of Americans who grew up during the Great Depression and then went on to fight in World War II, but for firebrand freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the Greatest Generation are millennials. The 29-year-old Queens-Bronx Democrat stroked the egos of both her fellow millennials and the subsequent Gen Z in her latest Instagram live video, claiming that young people are more “informed” and “willing to go to the streets” in protest than earlier generations.

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“I think they’re badass,” said Ocasio-Cortez of young people in the clip, a copy of which was tweeted by conservative political voice Caleb Hull. “I think young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors. “I think they’re profoundly courageous, because they’re willing to puncture more taboos and have conversations that, frankly, older generations sometimes struggle to have,” said AOC. Immediately after saying that she didn’t “want to paint everybody with a broad brush,” AOC did just that, acting as though young people pioneered the concept of political activism — and apparently forgetting the Vietnam War protests and push for racial equality of the 1960s — let alone the WWII generation that saved the world from authoritarian rule and dubbed by former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brokaw in his 1998 book, “The Greatest Generation.” “I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave, because they’re actually willing to go to the streets,” she said. “How ’bout that? “Previous generations have just assumed that [the] government’s got it,” she said, leaning into the camera and cupping her hands to her mouth. “Let me tell you something: You are the government. As a democracy, ‘we the people’ means you.” Despite the tone-deaf bashing of veterans in the fight for social reform, AOC lauded her generation’s familiarity with history. “They actually take the time to read and understand our history,” she said. “The history of the labor movement, history of civil rights, history of racial struggles, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism.” The rant was just AOC’s latest in her series of Instagram chats. In June, she took to the platform to liken the Trump administration’s detention of illegal immigrants on the Mexican border to “concentration camps,” drawing the ire of Jewish politicians and groups.
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AOC suggests ‘informed’ millennials are first generation to protest government, forgets about the ‘60s

Postby smix » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:56 pm

AOC suggests ‘informed’ millennials are first generation to protest government, forgets about the ‘60s
Fox News

URL: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-mi ... orgets-60s
Category: Culture
Published: August 28, 2019

Description: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made some bold claims in her latest Instagram Live video, suggesting millennials and Generation Z are better "informed" and more well-versed in history than past generations — and, apparently forgetting about the turbulent '60s, are the first "willing to go to the streets" and challenge their government. The New York Democratic congresswoman, who at 29 is a millennial herself, in a video that streamed live Tuesday night described how she thinks today’s young people are surpassing past generations. “I think young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors,” she said. The freshman congresswoman then patted young Americans on the back for their activism, implying this is a new development for American political engagement. “I think this new generation is very profound, and very strong, and very brave, because they’re actually willing to go to the streets,” she said. “Previous generations have just assumed that government’s got it.” Of course, this overlooks perhaps the most turbulent period in modern American history, the 1960s, which was marked by political protests over the Vietnam War, civil rights and more. Months after the decade began, protesters in San Francisco demonstrated against the House Un-American Activities Committee for their investigations of suspected Communists. Protesters were arrested as police turned firehoses on them on what became known as “Black Friday.” The civil rights movement featured protests from black Americans and their allies, which helped lead to passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Vietnam War inspired massive demonstrations, including at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Chicago that summer, and hundreds were injured in violent clashes with police and the National Guard. Of course, political protest existed before the 1960s, with notable examples including the women’s suffrage movement and the Boston Tea Party.

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Prior to making her statement about previous generations’ complacency, Ocasio-Cortez lauded her own generation by saying, “They actually take time to read and understand our history, the history of the labor movement, history of civil rights, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism, and they’re not afraid to have those conversations.” Baby Boomers may take exception to Ocasio-Cortez's slight, especially given studies that indicate a lack of knowledge millennials have when it comes to history. An April 2019 study by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany revealed that two-thirds of millennials polled were not familiar with Auschwitz, and 22 percent said they either had not heard of or were not sure if they had heard of the Holocaust.
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Re: AOC says ‘badass’ millennials are the true Greatest Generation

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BADASS MILLENNIALS

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WILLING TO GO TO THE STREETS

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promotes Antifa Protesters In Plea For ‘Bail Fund’

Postby smix » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:09 am

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promotes Antifa Protesters In Plea For ‘Bail Fund’
Infowars

URL: https://www.infowars.com/alexandria-oca ... bail-fund/
Category: Politics
Published: September 3, 2019

Description: Labels straight pride event a “white supremacist parade”.

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New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been criticized for promoting a fundraiser to cover bail for Antifa affiliated ‘activists’ who were protesting a ‘straight pride’ parade in Boston this past weekend. Labeling the event a “white supremacist parade,” AOC encouraged her followers to “support the local LGBTQ community” with a contribution “to the Bail Fund for the activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community.” As reported by USA Today and The Boston Herald, those same ‘activists’ touted by AOC identified with Antifa, the far left violent protest group. “We’re covered in black so when we attack these guys we can’t be prosecuted.” the Herald reported one Antifa thug as saying. “They are fascists, 100%. How else are you going to get them to shut up?” the thug added. The Herald also noted that among the 36 arrests were individuals charged with “Assault and battery on a police officer,” and one juvenile arrested for “Assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.” Way to ‘protect the community’, in the words of AOC. As for the straight pride event, organizers took serious issue with being called ‘white supremacists’. In a statement released to the media, the Super Happy Fun America group categorically denied any connections to racist groups.
“Not sure which parade and ceremony she watched over the weekend, but of the 12 speakers on our stage, five were African-American, four were women, and three were African-American women. This was not intentional on our behalf, they reached out to us in support of our movement–it happened organically. If you remove the three main organizers from the lineup, the majority of speakers were African-American. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley also shared a link to a bail fundraiser set up in advance of the parade, which gives people the impression that they condone illegal behavior. This is not a good example for elected officials to set, and contributes to dangers associated with free-speech and activism in general. The only connections to racism are in the deluded minds of protesters who all repeat the same mantra against those whom they disagree with: Racist, Fascist, Nazi, etc., are what detractors fall back on when their arguments are met with logical and rational push-back. They cannot win on an intellectual level, so they resort to name-calling. Those same people must have missed the Israeli flags and African-American supporters in our group.”


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AOC’s office has not responded to queries over why she labeled the group as white supremacists, or as to why she encouraged support for violent protesters.
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