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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Credit Image: © Michael Brochstein / ZUMA Press Wire)

On Friday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent off a series of tweets that proved popular:

This is a common refrain on the Left: “If the (far) Left is so powerful, why isn’t America socialist?” The question ignores race. The reason America isn’t socialist, despite a very powerful Left, is because the Left cares more about race than economics. Miss Ocasio-Cortez asks people to name specific far-left policies, but the effects of leftism are often felt by an absence of policies. The reason crime, especially violent crime, is soaring in most cities, is because leftists have demonized law and order, and made police less willing to do their jobs, lest they become the next Darren Wilson. The reason the riots in 2020 lasted so long is because leftist district attorneys refused to prosecute rioters. The reason illegal immigrants pour into the country is because the Left believes any form of border security is unethical. These serious problems are caused, not by what the far-left does, but by what it prevents.

What the far-left lacks in political power, it makes up for in cultural power. It is because of the far-left that many schoolchildren are taught to think America is evil, racist, and irredeemable. The far-left made Marxist and anti-white arguments common on campus. The far-left’s influence explains why major newspapers don’t report brutal black-on-white crime. In the cultural atmosphere built by the far-left, people wail because a trans person couldn’t use his/her preferred bathroom, but show little sympathy for millions of impoverished, drug-addled whites in Appalachia. These things aren’t the consequence of leftist policies; they are the consequence of leftist power. Moreover, that power often makes policy solutions impossible.

Miss Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an “economic wish list” of sorts, parts of which are desirable. But the reason America doesn’t have those things is not because the Left doesn’t have power. Over the last 60 years, the Left has got what it wants many times: “civil rights,” mass non-white immigration, abortion rights, affirmative action, gay marriage, legal miscegenation, and legal protections for women, the disabled, homosexuals, non-whites, etc. The Left brought about these things and not economic goodies because the Left cares more about social and racial matters than economic ones.

A very revealing statement the New York Representative makes is, “We can’t even get our party to import cheaper RXs [prescriptions] from Canada.” Indeed. Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama all, at times, had Democrat majorities in both the Senate and the House. Even still, Americans can’t buy cheaper medicine from our northern neighbor. However, all three Presidents made sure anti-white discrimination stayed legal and mass immigration continued. Why? Presumably because they cared more about mass immigration and “affirmative action” than about helping Americans (of all races) but cheaper prescriptions.

The economic Left Miss Ocasio-Cortez describes doesn’t really exist. Even Senator Bernie Sanders, who is more concerned about economics than most Democrats, once said, “When you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor. You don’t know what it’s like to be hassled when you walk down the street or you get dragged out of a car.” I’m white and I’ve been poor and lived in ghettoes. And when you’re white in a ghetto, you’re often hassled when you walk down the street . . . by non-whites.

The popular leftist website, Huffington Post, has sections for five “communities:” Queer Voices, Asian Voices, Black Voices, Latino Voices, and Women. There are no Poor Voices, Union Voices, Middle-Class Voices, Working-Class Voices, or Minimum-Wage Voices. That’s a statement priorities. The Huffington Post isn’t “far-left” on economics; it’s very far-left on race:

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Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about Elon Musk and Twitter, is also revealing: “Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening bc some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special.” I agree that billionaires have too much power, but I cannot believe that a lessening of censorship on Twitter will lead to an “explosion of hate crimes.” Moreover, ownership of social media has almost no economic impact. Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter will not make the poor poorer or the rich richer. If Hillary Clinton buys Instagram, the poor would still be poor.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to care more about being woke than helping the poor. She and her lefty pals are not going to pass “Medicare for All” or lower my rent. But they call for more censorship, more immigrants, fewer police, and more set-asides for nonwhites. Since that is what far-left really cares about, that is what Americans get.

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  1. Wielgus says:

    To many Europeans, the USA looks almost ludicrously capitalistic and right-wing and someone like Ocasio-Cortez would be considered social democratic in Europe, not “far left”. Having some “cultural power” is in any case a poor substitute for actual political power.

    • Agree: Here Be Dragon
  2. TG says:

    Political labels are rendered incoherent. The “Far Left” is simply what used to be called the “Far Right” under false guise. They have sold out to big money and are spear-carriers for the 600 or so billionaires who run things. They obsess about race and gender because that distracts us from their extremist anti-worker positions, and of course it’s all they are allowed to talk about by their wealthy masters.

    Remember how Bernie Sanders once talked about how open borders was a plot of the far right to drive wages and living standards for workers down, and profits and power up for the super rich? Well he got put in his place pretty darned fast. He has to talk about ‘white supremacy,’ he’s not allowed to talk about anything that matters to real people.

    • Agree: Spanky
    • Replies: @Justvisiting
    , @animalogic
  3. Labeling race backwardness and ignorance as “left” is one of the biggest psyops by the elite, it prevents the emergence of a real left and disguises the lack of one.

  4. Legba says:

    I see some common ground here as I don’t care about poor people either.

  5. tr: “what do the Jews want?”

    answer: White extinction. And

    AOC is, by her own admission, a sephardic Jew.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  6. Our owners are apolitical. All they want is to keep us divided, so that we don’t depend them a la lanternes, and then suck us dry without our demur. They support conservatives and the left with the same checkbook.

    Identity politics is the ideal trick for infinite eternal division. It’s a trick. A sleight of hand. Just like immigration.

    Because you start with some obvious principle, “A nice, law-abiding minority ought to be able to shop in any store he or she wants to.”

    OK. Most people agree that. Not particularly controversial. It’s just that they want you to talk and talk and talk about it. Pro or con, doesn’t matter. Just keep whining about minorities.

    But never talk about where all the money went and how we want some more and how we ought to get rid of the rich people who won’t hand over the loot they stole.

    It’s the same with immigration. “I know an immigrant and he’s great: kind, thoughtful, hard-working, friendly,” etc. Here’s the trick. As long as you talk about immigrants, you’re not talking about immigration. They are two totally different things. And it’s immigration they don’t want you to talk about. Because your friendly random immigrant may not by himself divide society, lower wages (especially for poor minorities), and prevent any possibility of collective action against our owners. But immigration sure as hell does

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  7. @TG

    “Remember how Bernie Sanders once talked about how open borders was a plot of the far right to drive wages and living standards for workers down, and profits and power up for the super rich? ”

    If there were any candidates out there these days that said that, I would have to actually get registered and vote for the “right wing extremist”.

    😉

  8. @Haxo Angmark

    By her own admission? Not crypto?

    Okay, being Hispanic Papist makes her Sephardic. Thanks.

    Does Wiki Jimmy mention her admitting she’s a Jewess?

    When and where did she make that admission?

  9. Anonymous[327] • Disclaimer says:

    If they are supported by the rich and powerful, they’re part of the “center”, not the “far left”. Wokeness is most certainly central and integral to the Western capitalist system of this age. “Far left” would be someone that would seek to expropriate the capitalist class, and you can be sure the capitalists would not be supporting any of that.

  10. The American “left” (and to a lesser extend the “left” from all of the west) is a synthetic, controlled “left” created by the CIA to protect and serve the capitalist elites. That’s why it twists itself into all these weird, distracting woke topics such as identity politics.

    It’s very different from the left in the rest of the world, which centers itself around economic topics and is about class struggle and the elimination of poverty.

    Interestingly enough, the narrative of poverty reduction in the west is entirely hijacked by capitalists. Capitalists have claimed credit for world poverty reduction, but when you take out what China – a country that describes itself as socialist and is led by a communist party – has achieved in the last 40 years, the rest of the Global South actually slid backwards and became poorer thanks to unchecked free market capitalism.

    Furthermore, western capitalists hijacked Chinese economic success and claimed it for their own by calling it “state capitalism”, which is a nonsense salad word. Firstly, capitalists demand a fully liberalized economy with a free market. But the Chinese market is not free, as their government is controlling strategic sectors of their economy. Secondly, if capitalists were ruling China, then why was Jack Ma sulking in his home after being slapped on his wrist by the CPC? And why are the Shanghai millionaires not flouting the strict COVID-19 lockdowns like Boris Johnson & co. did in the UK last year? The answer is that, while capital does play a large role in Chinese economy, it is not dominating over Chinese society. It’s the communist Chinese government that rules China and it is their communist government that, with a light touch, is also controlling and directing the economic developments of the country. China is a country with a mixed economy that is being guided by a communist government.

    The traditional leftist, i.e. not woke, socialist/communist movement first developed as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution due to the plight of the impoverished working class of the 19th century, many of whom lived in rather appalling conditions. The movement allied itself with the plight of anti-imperialism and decolonization in the 20th century, because it recognized that the colonial subjects living in those colonies were also working class people who lived in and worked under appalling conditions.

    If a government is traditionally leftist, then it is focused primarily on directing the economy in such a way that it improves the livelihoods of its working class, who are the backbone of an industrialized nation. If the country it is ruling is not (yet) industrialized, then the focus of the traditional leftist government must first be to industrialize and improve the nation’s productive forces, because without industry the nation will never progress to an advanced economy (NB: that’s where “progressivism” comes from). Ideally, under a traditional leftist government industrialization and life improvement both strengthen each other, i.e. more industrialization leads to a higher quality life for the working class, higher quality of life leads to a more productive workforce, and a more productive workforce makes further progress in industrialization.

    In the end, traditional leftism is inseparable from industrialization — the two historically go hand in hand. Perhaps that is why it was inevitable that the extremely capitalist USA would de-industrialize. Its ruling elites didn’t like that the workers became too mouthy and demanding, so they pulled the weed out with the roots before the American working class could properly organize to take control of their productive forces. Isolated workers who are dependent on the capitalist to employ them are in a weak position and easy to exploit, but workers organizing collectively can make greater demands and those who own their own productive forces are even more empowered because they’re not reliant on capitalists to employ them to generate income. Which capitalist ideologue wants to deal with empowered workers?

  11. @TG

    You are spot on.
    The ruling class indulges the “cultural left” b/c it profits from it.(divide & conquer) Thus, this “left” has virtually no influence over economic policy. It never will — it’s a “tool” composed of “useful idiots”.

  12. Dr. Doom says:

    Socialism only appeals to bums and idiots.
    Fair is not what the World ever was or is now.

    The idea of “fairness” and “equality” only appeals to LOSERS.
    Winners do not want to “share” their accolades.

    Reality always wins. Reality does not care how you feel.
    The Truth is a big ball of Reality that will CRUSH the stupid.

    The Zion Pigs and their brown sludge are GOING OUT OF BUSINESS.
    Diversity is no longer popular.

    Populism and Nationalism is all about RACE.
    Whites do not want or need the Zion Pigs and their fantasies.

    REALITY ALWAYS WINS. IT DOES NOT REQUIRE YOUR OPINIONS.

  13. What the “far left” can’t do:

    It can’t change the Darwinian nature of reality.

    It can’t change relentlessly factional human nature, which must try to exploit, cripple, or kill all rivals. To this end, deception and lies are primary weapons. It’s why we live in a culture of lies, moving through it without even being aware of them all, like fish through water. Some of the more notable lies: the existence of God, justice, love, the soul. None of them are real, but if I can convince you that they are, much becomes possible that otherwise would be impossible. A hundred million dead? It’s a small price to pay. Utopia’s just around the corner! It always is.

    What the “far left” wants:

    It wants you dead. It wants all your stuff. And your women.

  14. fnn says:

    Negrophilia and Hate Whitey ideology are the essence of the left today. Extinction of the white race is the premier progressive cause today. Dems are also now the war party these days (as they have been in the past). They’ve been agitating for conflict with Russia for last six years and (what a surprise) finally got a war with Russia. This sort of the thing is catching, as the Greens are now the most militarist party in Germany. Of course nearly all the GOP goes along with the war hysteria, the bulk of the GOP belongs to the Uniparty of war and anarcho-tyranny.

  15. Smith says:

    “Far left” in the West are western grown anarchist liberals, nothing to do with actual leftism.

  16. Bro43rd says:

    It’s State capitalism everywhere, there’s no free market capitalism except the black market. As long as there is central banks conjuring money from thin air, there will be bubbles and distortions.

    obwandiyag is 100% right about the fact that our overlords are apolitical & want us divided. They also want us chasing unicorns. Believing that if we just tweak the system the correct way & it’ll be better. Wrong, the system is the problem. As long as government controls money nothing will change.

    End the Fed. Repeal legal tender laws. We need honest money.

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