July 2, 2019

NEW SOCIALIST “IT GIRL” CONTINUES TO PAY DIVIDENDS: Maybe it’s make-believe: the vanity of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s border war.

Who else manages to radiate such beauty while signaling so much virtue? And why shouldn’t she wear a fabulous little red number to match her lips as she visits the so-called ‘concentration camps’ on the Mexican border? She’s empowering women; she has to look good. And when she is isn’t sharing skincare tips, AOC is on the front line of social justice, fighting tyranny one tweet at a time. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s make-believe.

In case you’ve missed it, AOC has been in Texas, with her Latinx congress-sisters, visiting a detention facility for holding illegal immigrants. She was, you’ll be amazed to learn, horrified at the ‘systemic’ or ‘systematic’ – these words are interchangeable for AOC – cruelty of the place.

‘Now I’ve seen the inside of these facilities,’ she tweeted. ‘It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone. People drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress.’

Laughing? In front of members of Congress? These Border Patrol underlings ought to know their place.*

Or as Mike LaChance of Legal Insurrection notes:

It’s safe to assume how AOC would answer that. Speaking of which, her “border war” is merely another front in what Kevin Williamson dubbed “Sandy’s War” back in February when her obsession was something called the Green Nude Eel: “Like Fromm’s medieval burghers, they live in a time of uncertainty and status anxiety, and so they seek big, important things to which to attach themselves: big crowds on social media, big crises in politics. Which is to say, the passionate and fanatical denunciation of ‘climate deniers’ or billionaires or Mike Pence’s wife is only the Instagram photo of the braised beef cheeks at Hunky Dory in political disguise: consumption that literally could not be more conspicuous.”

* The pseudonymous Cockburn of the London Spectator is obviously being sarcastic, but one of AOC’s Congressional cohorts isn’t: ‘We’re going to shut them down’! Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Stetson) says people who mock members of Congress online ‘should be prosecuted’ (video).

Wait until she discovers that pesky First Amendment.

Related: Hispanic Pastors Who Saw Same Detention Center Say Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Lying.

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