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In keeping with the far-Left Democratic mantra of never letting a good crisis go to waste, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DS-N.Y.) is making an odd and inappropriate demand on a chunk of relief money aimed at stemming the financial and economic damage caused by Wuhan coronavirus-related business closures.
Because the coronavirus is ‘racist’ and ‘bigoted’ — or something to that effect — she believes that “black and brown people” ought to get a bigger share of the pie because…”inequality.”
[AOC] has called for coronavirus “reparations” for black and brown people, claiming that “environmental racism” is an “underlying health condition.”
“COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,” tweeted the New York socialist. “Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions. Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.”
As usual, this lunatic provided no source data for her accusations, nor any definitions for her wholly fabricated terms and concepts.
Like “environmental racism.” What, exactly, does that mean? How can ‘the environment,’ as most of us understand it, be ‘racist’ or bigoted? Moreover, how does money help alleviate this alleged condition?
But of course, AOC has her sycophantic supporters, and many of them specialize in also making issues of out non-issues by pointing out things that may or may not have anything to do with anything at all.
Yet…they notice such things.
I’ve also noticed that stores that mostly serve white customers are enforcing social distancing more than those in some black and brown communities. I have no idea why, it was just something I noticed while driving past grocery stores in different areas.
— Alexandra MacArthur (@alexgoesthere) April 3, 2020
Great. Now there’s a racist conspiracy among white business owners who ‘enforce social distancing rules’ (as they are being requested to do by the president, his health policy advisers, governors, and mayors)? Who thinks like this?
The political equivalent of a cesspool
Oh, yeah. AOC supporters. Because she thinks like that.
No, wait. It’s white supremacy.
USA Features Media notes further that AOC just isn’t a happy camper these days, even with members of her own party whom she feels are not sufficiently giving away the country’s future economic viability (as if coronavirus hasn’t been destructive enough):
Also, she’s used the outbreak as a platform to push her socialist agenda of universal healthcare, taxpayer-funded free college, instituting what she calls a “living wage,” and guaranteed housing.
On Tuesday, she blasted Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for suspending mortgage payments but not rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, he halted evictions for 90 days, though renters will still be responsible for missed payments, he said, because landlords have bills and payments too.
“We’re kind of creating a class and race issue,” Ocasio-Cortez said on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” Fox News reported Wednesday. “We’re essentially rewarding and offering preferential treatment to landowners and folks who are more wealthy, and we’re not offering that same kind of relief to renters.”
“There’s absolutely … racial and class inequities baked into the crisis,” she said. “If you are able to stay home. You are a privileged person in this moment.”
No, there aren’t.
This nonsense is a figment of a young socialist mind that has been polluted with the political equivalent of a cesspool. Nothing America does, tries to do, has done, or will do will ever suffice or be enough or be worthy of praise by AOC and her ilk.
America sucks, in other words, because it’s always going to be unjust, racist, bigoted, unforgiving and lousy — even when it has been attacked by a Chinese virus.
With these kinds of ‘friends,’ America has no further need of enemies.
This kind of nonsense isn’t helpful. At a time when a lot of Americans are smarting financially — and a lot more will begin to, soon enough — we need leaders who are uniting, not dividing.
Obviously, when it comes to this one, that’s asking too much.