AOC Says 'Core Part' of Trump's Base Is 'Susceptible' to Racism
Appearing on a podcast hosted by former Obama aide Jon Favreau, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave America a foretaste of how we will be debating "racism" going forward.
Essentially, anyone who is not a minority is to be considered a "racist" or "susceptible" to "racist views."
Are those FEMA camps still operational?
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., weighed in on President Trump's supporters Thursday, saying a "core part" of the president's base is composed of "racists" and "people who could be susceptible to racist views."
She also said many discussions on racism devolve into defenseness because "we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism."
AOC and her minions educating Americans on "recognizing racism" freezes my blood. Just how is this brainwashing to proceed? Schools? Mandatory job training? Maybe summer camps devoted to "recognizing racism"?
The problem, of course, is that AOC's idea of what is "racist," and hence, what is the definition of "racism," will almost certainly differ from almost everyone else's.
At one point, Favreau asserted that "there's racism there" when crowds gather for Trump rallies. But Ocasio-Cortez said it's more important to discuss the broader term "racism" than whether an individual or group is "racist."
"It's not about asking whether Trump voters are racist," she said. "We need to talk about racism, not racists. Racists, it's a very two-dimensional, boring conversation. Is something racist? Yes or no, and then you debate it. ... We need to talk about racism, its contours, its history, where it manifests, how it's used."
Ocasio-Cortez is a racialist. Her entire worldview is besotted with questions of racism. Is this racist? Is that racist? Is he racist? How can I twist this and make it a question of racism?
Racism is the end-all and be-all of her existence. It may or may not be a political gambit, although I think she really believes that everything has a racial component. She sees herself as a holy crusader. Hence, she is imbued with the fire of the true believer.
And she's an extraordinary danger to free thinking and human liberty.
She continued, "Like all winning political phenomena, whether they're good or bad in your opinion, they rely on coalition building. So Trump relied on a coalition and a core part of that coalition were racists building a coalition with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racists views if they were blanketed and layered and made people feel good it not being a racist thing."
"And so there are a lot of people who support that genuinely don't believe that they are racist because we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism and because we do not do that, it just allows itself to just ... get caught up in this debate of 'Is something racist? And then a person uses their defensiveness and they say, 'Well it's not racist because I'm not racist and I believe in this thing because it's economic in nature.'"
You're a racist and just don't know it yet. Shame on you.
Ocasio-Cortez may or may not be around very long. She's getting primaried and there are indications that the people of her district wish she'd keep her nose to the grindstone and take care of district business.
But she's definitely on a mission. And she is poisoning the debate on race as much as any kluxer or neo-Nazi ever could.