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The left is currently dividing very publicly over a viral clip on social media of AOC – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – arriving on Monday night at an exclusive gala event in New York in a slinky, white satin, off-the shoulder, Marilyn Monroe-style gown with large red writing across the back demanding: “Tax the Rich.”

Maybe “divided” isn’t quite the right word. As with most left politics nowadays, the two sides seem to be talking across each other. It is as if they speak two entirely different languages.

Tickets to the Met Gala are at least \$30,000 a pop, though it seems AOC, a young New York City Congresswoman who identifies as a democratic socialist, did not pay for the ticket herself. She was invited and seized the moment to make her protest.

In an Instagram post, she wrote that she was helping “to kick open the doors at the Met. The time is now for childcare, healthcare, and climate action for all. Tax the Rich.”

Predictably, the right instantly leapt on her “hypocrisy”. Former president Donald Trump led the charge, calling her a “fraud”.

But some on the left were unhappy too. They dismissed her attendance as a performative stunt – another clever move by AOC to build her brand on Instagram as a rebellious truth-teller safely ensconced in the big-business-friendly Democratic party.

Ever the politician, they noted, she was desperate to get herself noticed. Could this be another salvo in her shot for an AOC presidential run in 2024 or 2028?

But with Trump on the attack, liberals lost no time rushing to her side, labelling critics on the left as curmudgeons. They argued she had brought an uncomfortable message for the rich right into their midst. She had taken the fight to the elite. And, given the media attention she invariably attracts, that message has now reached many millions. That could only be a good thing.

But there is, I think, a deeper reason why this clip makes parts of the left – rather than the rich – uncomfortable.

Watch the video above with the sound off, and it is hard not to notice that AOC is enjoying herself – enjoying the glamour and that very expensive, very chic dress – just a little too much to qualify as any kind of class-struggle warrior.

The impression that this is faux-protest derives, however, from more than AOC’s pleasure at playing a mildly subversive Marilyn Monroe.

Far from “kicking open” the door of the Met, she appears to have been welcomed with a warm embrace. Certainly, she did not appear to be rustling too many feathers among her fellow, wealthy guests.

Turn the sound on, and the interviewers gushing over her and her dress simply confirm that this was a protest that posed no threat to anyone. It was a designer protest at a designer event. She fitted right in with the \$30,000-a-head crowd.

If you want to see what happens when a real protest takes place at an elite gala event, watch this clip from two years ago in the UK.

In it, Mark Field, an MP from the ruling Conservative party, assaults a peaceful and well-dressed woman, who like AOC has a ticket, at an expensive dinner in the City of London. To the apparent approval of other guests, Field grabs the woman by the throat – she is wearing a sash highlighting the City’s role in promoting the impending climate catastrophe – and frogmarches her out of the hall.

(I wrote a post at the time, arguing – as I could also here – that media debates around that assault missed the deeper political significance of what was going on and were chiefly intended to polarise opinion in more marginal, tribal terms centred on identity politics.)

The more disturbing point about AOC’s protest – at least for the serious left – is that, rather than taking the fight to the rich, she appears to have become their willing mascot. Her protest is very much part of the bread and circuses provided by the rich as a sop to the poor. And at some level, as her coquettish smile indicates, she understands that. She is openly conspiring in her role as an entertainer, as a distraction.

Watching AOC twirl for the camera, to show us her designer-messaged derriere, I was reminded of the media frenzy at the weekend over Britain’s new tennis star, Emma Raducanu.

After winning the US Open on Saturday, she was encouraged to put on makeup and a similarly chic, if in her case black, dinner dress and lovingly kiss her trophy for the cameras. According to experts, she is about to become Britain’s most bankable sportsperson in decades.

But Raducanu’s job is to entertain us. That is why she is in the headlines. She is being rewarded for her ability to amaze us, move us, distract us, even titillate us. Is that what AOC’s job is too?

That’s certainly how it looks.

Those who invited her to the gala event and those who spent the evening rubbing shoulders with her do not seem to have been overly troubled by her message of “Tax the rich.” And that is not because they actually want to pay more taxes. It is because they understand that nothing she is doing – including her gown protest – will lead to them paying more tax. In fact, she may even assist them in forestalling efforts to tax them fairly.

By having AOC at their event, New York’s liberal elite look open-minded and socially progressive. They want to present an image of social concern, of being reform-minded, even as they hoard their wealth and fritter it away on a seat at an exclusive gala dinner whose price could support a poor family for an entire year.

If AOC’s protest was a threat, the attendees would not be giggling with her. She played her role perfectly, asking a question – but most certainly not answering it – about “what it means to be a working class woman of color at the Met”.

Well, what does it mean – apart from as entertainment value? How exactly does her attendance advance social justice issues, apart from in flaccid, strait-jacketed, identity-obsessed terms that now pass for meaningful political action?

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Having AOC at the Met Gala is the New York elite’s equivalent of billionaire Bill Gates flaunting his philanthropy, even as that same philanthropy actually helps Gates to grow his fortune even further. AOC is the New York elite’s version of a tax write-off.

But it’s worse than that.

AOC’s protest isn’t just toothless. It’s fully aligned with her evolution as yet another Democratic machine politician, even if one whose distinctive marketing campaign is premised on her being some kind of rebel.

AOC’s invitation to the Met Gala, and her acceptance, is just another stage in her cooptation by the elite. The brashly outspoken rookie politician of a few years ago has been gradually tamed into the more “responsible” politician looking to claw her way up the Democratic party career ladder.

She is becoming a parody of her old self. The rhetoric of political protest on the campaign trail in the 14th congressional district has – once put to the test – morphed into the empty spectacle of protest by a Congresswoman increasingly comfortable hobnobbing with the rich and famous.

She is becoming part of the very elite she supposedly disdains. She is a celebrity politician, just as Raducanu is a now celebrity tennis player. She plays to the camera because there is nothing more to her actions than performance and pageantry. And in these, at least, she can excel.

The point here isn’t primarily to apportion blame. AOC is playing the role she needs to fill to survive politically, a game Jeremy Corbyn failed to play when he was unexpectedly – and accidentally – thrust onto centre stage on the other side of the Atlantic. British elites, liberal and conservative alike, hurriedly joined together to destroy Corbyn through the manipulation of popular political discourse, presenting him as a national security threat and an antisemite.

If they have to, US elites can and will do the same to AOC. But they are increasingly confident that they won’t need to.

Rather, focusing on AOC helps to clarify how our corporate-controlled political systems work; how protest in the mainstream must take the form of hollow spectacles and gestures; and how even the most principled politicians have to make grave compromises, accepting their role as entertainers rather than agents of meaningful change.

The gradual process of cooptation of AOC – her “maturing” as a politician – is already evident.

She has learnt that the political cost of pursuing a vitally important cause like Medicare for all she once espoused so passionately is too high. When she and the small group of democratic socialists in Congress had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to force a vote on Medicare in January, a move that would have put the donor-dependent leadership of the Democratic party in an impossibly difficult bind, they lost their nerve and crumpled. Their passionate campaign commitments turned into so much hot air.

Why would any of us imagine that, having fallen at that early hurdle, she will be ready to jump even bigger obstacles as she pursues a high-flying political career within the Democratic party.

For some on the left, none of that seems to matter. They think AOC deserves support precisely because she is so expert at spectacle, at sounding committed even as she sells out her principles. If they cannot get action, they will settle for performance.

As she justified her attendance at the Met Gala on Monday, AOC argued that “the message is the medium”. But really it was the spectacle that was her message. She was having fun, joshing with the rich as though she was now firmly one of them. And they loved it.

Which was the real point. She will need them to bankroll her political aspirations, and the billionaire media to play softball with her, when she leaves behind her New York congressional district.

A few years hence, the woman whose gown said “Tax the rich” will be all the more credible, and useful to the elite, when she subtly changes tune and demands it is time to “Stop the attacks on the rich”.

She may be more flamboyant and more publicity-savvy than her political rivals, but AOC is no less susceptible to the pressures of a political system systemically corrupt and designed to maintain the privileges of a wealth elite.

With that Met Gala gown, she read the room well. She is on her way up.

(Republished from Jonathan Cook by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Notsofast says:

    her dress should have read “rent this space”.

    • LOL: Daniel Rich, Mevashir
    • Replies: @Mevashir
    , @Ryan2
    , @Richard B
  2. unwoke says:

    “A few years hence, the woman whose gown said “Tax the rich” will be all the more credible, and useful to the elite”

    …if she’s not been thrown on the slag heap of camp history by then; “AOC” has always been a sleazy political (& other?) WHORE

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  3. AOC is filth.

    I hate that stupid bitch.

    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
    , @Truth
    , @moi
  4. The privileged need not wear masks.

    But if you belong to the servant class, you’re a Maskot to the Rich and connected.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  5. Yes, she’s bullshit.

    But the only reason for taxes is to tax the rich, a practice known popularly as redistribution. Taxes don’t support the government. Money-printing does. Taxation has a different purpose. Subverting the billionaires. And thus–none of the rest of us should be taxed at all. The rich should be taxed to within an inch of their lives and the money re-distributed to us. That is the only purpose of taxes, taking away the money, and thus the power, of the rich.

    • Disagree: SolontoCroesus
    • Troll: The Real World
  6. RogerL says:

    I find Eugene V. Debs of the IWW to be a useful reality check when wondering if somebody is a faux activist for social class justice.

    When you stand AOC up next to Eugene, AOC looks pathetic, like somebody who listened to a devil, and then sold their soul for something they badly wanted.

    Jonathan did a good job of putting to words my misgivings about AOC, and worse yet, the people who idolize her – they are the real problem – the people posturing and competing for status thru virtue signaling, and making no difference at all to the status quo.

    ~
    There is a fine line, where you protest enough to make a difference, but stay small enough that they never quit decide to destroy you.

    Rand Paul is a good example of this. I agree with some of his positions, but not all, since he is serious about libertarian ideology and I think that is a big bobby trap for society.

    If there were hundreds of people like Rand Paul in congress, making some compromises but not selling their soul to the billionaires, and voting their conscience as often as feasible, then this would be a different country than it is now.

    However doing that is hard dangerous work, and part of surviving that work is avoiding glamor and glory. Its dangerous because if you don’t push, then what you are doing is pointless, but if you misjudge how far you can push, then they will destroy you. AOC doesn’t seem to have any interest at all in doing this kind of work as a service to the people who voted for her.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
  7. You’re quite right about AOC being co-opted. Of course she is! With each stunt her star ascends further, and can you really blame her? She’s enjoying a taste of fame and fortune and these are known intoxicants. Speaking of, she was just a bartender not so long ago.

    Frankly I think she’s playing her cards rather skillfully, and please know that integrity is entirely irrelevant to the enterprise.

    Minor correction:

    an exclusive gala dinner whose price could support a poor family for an entire year.

    Whose price of entry could support a poor family. The price of the whole affair could probably support a whole town.

    • Replies: @donut
  8. black dog says:

    The British left, themselves, (often referred to as “snowflakes” because of their delicate, easily hurt nature), prefer mindless stunts and virtue signalling to actual action and principles. Hypocrisy goes over their heads. They will love this woman’s posturing : it’s as fake, empty and mindless as their own “politics”. As for the other “elites”, well, it’s hard to find a celebrity who isn’t pseudo left.

    • Replies: @Resartus
  9. Biff says:

    The wealthy elite treating objects like women.

  10. Notsofast says:
    @RogerL

    i think think you mean big booby trap and that’s exactly what aoc is, you can’t spell tax without t&a.

    • Replies: @RogerL
  11. jeppo says:

    1. She looks good in that dress. She can actually hold her own in a room full of top models. That’s not nothing.

    2. It’s hilarious that this paragon of ball-breaking feminism is literally using her booty as a billboard for vapid, communist slogans. Her handlers should deck her out in a tight “Climate Justice NOW!” t-shirt, and a pair of daisy dukes with “Abolish ICE” stitched on the back, thereby securing the horndog vote.

    3. Why isn’t she being thot patrolled?

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  12. @Darkwing

    I will say this, AOC has a nice ass.

    …….great rack too, and not surprisingly, a complete bimbo. The lord put her on this earth to be a sexy little chica, not a politician.

  13. Dumbo says:
    @Priss Factor

    Disgusting. Ugly, filthy, badly dressed people living in luxury forcing the proles to use masks and get vaxxed, while they party.

    Yeah, that’s today’s elite. “Tax the rich”, LOL. Just another scam. It’s the rich who make the laws. Even if something like this passes, they will pay the money on one side and get it back on the other.

  14. Altai says:

    Additionally from what I’ve been told she claimed she was invited but apparently the Met Gala said this wasn’t the case. She bought a 35k ticket like the rest of them.

    AOC is obviously not a serious politician or activist, she is a social media maven for 15 year old girls and women who are 15 year old girls at heart to hold up. But neither she nor they seem interested in the details of inequality, in actual solid policy or industrial policy, it bores them. They just like moral rhetoric, it is a real commodity they can bandy and trade in and that dress is the ultimate personification of this. The question is, why aren’t we talking about the fact that terminally online 15 year old girls have taken control and destabilised political discourse? Why are we taking them seriously? Actual officials are now using ‘Latinx’.

    When she used to be a small business owner she bitched about business taxes. She is not a serious person with serious convictions. Even now she claims she is a socialist but is also aggressive in pushing for open borders. To me that means the only authentic policy she is actively helping to push is ethnic activism at the expense of ‘core’ Americans and she doesn’t care that mass migration and pushing groups to not just retain their identities but organise themselves collectively in a political sense is the surest enemy of socialism or social democracy.

    • Replies: @Resartus
    , @Anon
    , @Daniel Rich
  15. Wokechoke says:

    Actress recruited by the CIA whole at BU International Relations program.

  16. anonymous[212] • Disclaimer says:
    @Darkwing

    The attention-seeking female tossing around her ‘assets’ is quite a known phenomenon … That dress precisely furthered continued global attention to her anatomy

  17. Jiminy says:

    Wonder what it reads on her knickers? If they really wanted to know what it’s like to be of the working class, then someone should have interviewed one of the waitresses. The toffs went maskless while the servants wore masks all night.

  18. Jiminy says:
    @Darkwing

    If she had the figure of a kardashian, she’d be able to show us the projected taxation rates as well.

    • LOL: W
  19. Millions of Americans are morons who even take AOC seriously. That goes for the rest of the squad, people like Elizabeth Warren, who has no character and misrepresented herself to her own peer group thus taking advantage of affirmative action laws,etc. Gavin Newsom, the governor of California is the same, a criminal caught in so many acts of criminality and yet survived a recall against himself. What does that say about California’s population? He allowed without so much as lifting a finger, TWO MILLION ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL FOREST TO BE BURNED DOWN. How big is an acre? An acre is about the size of a football field. TWO MILLION FOOTBALL FIELDS OF FOREST BURNED DOWN BECAUSE OF CRIMINAL LEADERSHIP. Two million acres of forest gone, because most Californians don’t care. Crime is sky high, cities have the most corrupt leadership, all this under the democratic party. California is a lesson and a warning for people in other states who do care.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  20. @anonymous

    Yeah yeah, seen one you’ve seen em all……………lol Look at the woman standing behind her. Ditto my point.

  21. @Darkwing

    I honestly believe that this stunt was an excuse to show off her ass in a dress that accentuated it well. The fact that the message was written on the lower back and ass instead of her front like other virtue signalers at the event, she played to her natural strength. With all the bluster and politics stripped away, she’s still an attention-seeking girl who likes to feel sexy.

    And who knows? Judging by the rape fantasies she had about the Jan 6 rioters, maybe she wanted to entice another right wing insurrection and truly live out her dream.

  22. Wokechoke says:

    4th wall says she? She’s telling you she’s an actress.

  23. Wokechoke says:
    @Darkwing

    Emma is genuinely quite beautiful though. I hope she takes it easy now.

  24. @anonymous

    “Latino people are descendants of native people and we cannot be criminalized for our identity and ………….” YADA YADA

    Is it Hispanic heritage month AGAIN!!!, EXCUSE ME…..zz,z,ZZz,Z,z,Zz,Z,

  25. Grimace says:

    On her knickers she has written, “Groups of six or more are subject to an 18% gratuity.”

  26. Resartus says:
    @black dog

    The British left, themselves, (often referred to as “snowflakes” because of their delicate, easily hurt nature), prefer mindless stunts and virtue signalling to actual action and principles.

    Can’t forget that British Officers during the Revolution felt it wasn’t Cricket for the Americans to be shooting at them on the Battlefield….
    Now, the Democrats give that same impression….

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  27. Resartus says:
    @Altai

    Additionally from what I’ve been told she claimed she was invited but apparently the Met Gala said this wasn’t the case. She bought a 35k ticket like the rest of them.

    When pundits started discussing the laws about gifts to politicians and the reporting requirements, that people wanted to see her next tax filing to see if she claimed it….
    The whole grift she pulled started being a stunt gone bad…..

  28. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Yeah but you can shoplift \$950 worth of merchandise, shit in the streets, and get free clean needles to shoot up with, all on the tax payer dime.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  29. RogerL says:
    @Notsofast

    You are right, the spell checker didn’t tell me that “bobby” wasn’t the word I wanting to use.

    I was a bit shocked at the slinky sexuality of those pictures. AOC comes off poorly when standing her up next to Tulsi Gabbard, who is very attractive, but is focused on being a leader, not a sex symbol. Jonathan is right, AOC was providing entertainment, not leadership.

    Due to her emphasis on cutesiness, AOC even comes off poorly when standing her up next to Marilyn Monroe. That cutesiness would be the kiss of death for anybody with serious intentions to grow into a role of national leadership.

    I hadn’t thought about this before, and am not sure about the language, however cutesy seems to be the diminutive of sexual vitality. No self-respecting alpha person does diminutive anything, and by definition elected officials should be an alpha person. If we can have populist males who are all man, we could have populist females who are all woman. Cutesy is a perversion of this.

    It seems likely that the diminutive cutesy nature of AOC’s act is part of why it passed as acceptable entertainment for the elites it was supposedly criticizing. For contrast, picture Marine Le Pen in a similar dress, with the same message, in a similar environment. I’d bet a million dollars Marine Le Pen wouldn’t do cute. Its hard to picture her wearing that dress and message to an elite environment, without starting a riot.

    What is really disturbing is that obviously many people believe that doing that display of cutesiness will help advance AOC’s political career. This goes past selling out to further corrupting the political culture of the US. Its like they plan on turning the election for a national office into a rock star popularity contest.

    There is a toxic myth that posturing makes a real difference in changing the status quo. Huge amounts of energy and opportunities are wasted on this myth that changes nothing, and helps preserve the status quo that exploits the bottom 99% of society.

    AOC has gone past being a hollow, self-serving politician to being an enemy of the workers of the world.

  30. @RogerL

    The cuteness is in her head.

    The bitch has a bad case of ego inflation.

    I wouldn’t fuck her if you paid me.

    She’s like that horseface bitch that runs New Zealand.

    Mike Enoch says that this bitch does not deserve our attention….as usual Mike is right.

    • Replies: @RogerL
    , @Johnny Rico
  31. Talk about useless eaters! All of them… if only someone there had “useless eaters” on her dress…. or his dress… remember when Odell Beckham Jr. wore one? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  32. Great place for a bombing.

    Sure would be cool to see those whores body parts stuck to walls in neighboring buildings.

    Just sayin’.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  33. Ghali says:

    She made it to the elite class despite being very ugly. She is morally corrupt and lacks moral principles, just like the neo-Fascist Nancy Pelosi.

  34. There is an age old custom that in revolution rape is not only permitted, it is also encouraged.
    So we have something god to anticipate.
    Great expectation.

  35. @obwandiyag

    Taxes exist so the rich can cheat on them, and get away with it, mostly.

  36. Doesn’t Steven Spielberg have a remake of West Side Story about to be released?
    I wonder if he was Instagram-hip enough to cast Bolshevik Barbie in a cameo role.
    I can see AOC as a sassy little Puerto Rican tartlet with teased hair and high heels delivering lyrics like
    “Everything free in A-mer-i-ca,
    ‘Specially me in A-mer-i-ca!”

  37. AOC went from bar stool slut to political whore by being a diversity mandated AA women of color.
    How’s that for truth, justice and the American way?

    • Replies: @Daniel Rich
  38. Dumbo says:
    @obwandiyag

    You are a fool. A communist fool. Who do you think is behind tax laws and tax loopholes? Rich people. Even if there is a “tax the rich” scheme, they will pay with one hand and take the money from your pocket with the other. “Taxes are for the little people”, as a Jewish rich person once said.

  39. @Robert Dolan

    Back in the day, BBC meant Ball Breaking Cunt, that rule still applies. AOC is a BBC.

  40. GMC says:

    I think the dress really said – For Sale !

    • Agree: JackOH
  41. gatobart says:

    The Che Guevara poster for hussies.

  42. Truth says:
    @Robert Dolan

    …And she doesn’t know you exist. Who won?

  43. RogerL says:
    @Robert Dolan

    I agree with you about the the cuteness being in her head. I wasn’t clear enough before.

    Her body language was saying, in many different ways: look at me, I’m so sexy, look at me.

    I didn’t mean cute as in having butterfly clips in her hair. I meant cutesy as in attention getting, emotionally manipulative, body language directed at the audience.

    You are correct, it took a really big ego to pull that off. A true alpha woman wouldn’t ever do that and compromise her dignity. She would know that her grooming and charisma would speak for themselves, and get on with mingling, networking, and charming people.

    AOC is bad news on many levels. I think we need to understand what kind of bad news, and spread the word, so one day we don’t wake up and find that AOC is now in the senate and worse than ever.

  44. Mike Tre says:

    This is a lot of words to reconcile a crush. Yeah; AOC is a hypocritical bimbo. Plus there is no impending climate catastrophe. Any narcissist who crashes an event, from a political banquet to a bowling alley fund raiser, deserves to be put out in the street head first.

  45. Anon[978] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag

    Isn’t the purpose of confiscating resources to buy votes/legitimacy?

  46. Good work, Mr. Cook. A pity that more “progressives” on the “Left” won’t read it.

    You highlight something important that I haven’t read many places: TPTB are seriously thinking of running this vapid creature for President. It sure seems that way. And there are many people in Blue States and, worse, Blue States of Mind that would welcome this. Her or Gavin Newsome, maybe the two together?

    She and Newsome are surely among the “Select”.

    It is well known, and bragged about by her handlers (“the Justice Democrats”) in a video, that they picked her out of a hundred or so, stage-tested her, etc. I would imagine they focus-grouped her, fairly seriously. I suspect they picked her because people seem to adore her or hate her. Personally, listening to her talk is nails-on-blackboard time, a focus group would surely note this. Divide et Impera, what’s not to like?

    The brains of the “Left” having turned to mush a long time ago, anyone who would swallow \$10 billion BLM as a grass-roots protest movement would swallow this too. The verb “swallow” sounds bad but they are piling on the sex up to Mt. Everest on this particular “happening”/op. E. Bernays would be so proud!

  47. Anon[978] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    International socialism?

  48. Ross23 says:

    This event is also mentioned here, the trans agenda featured quite a lot also, along with gimp masks. It’s amazing how fucked up they are.

    https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/the-met-2021-gala-another-display-of-the-elites-insanity/

  49. Alvin says:

    You forgot to mention most salient point that the congresswoman is not wearing a mask – the maskholes with their rules for thee but not for me elitism. These libtards never stop lecturing us to put it on, but look here, no masks except for the help.

    • Agree: Fred777, mark green
  50. JackOH says:

    AOC’s virtue-signaling is the worst sort of gestural politics, and downright dangerous, in my opinion, to any substantive politics leading to good decisions. That’s true whether it’s Leftish AOC in her designer get-up, or Rightish Republicans touting their purported evangelical Christian cred or free-market cheer-leading.

    The real message, of course, is the obvious one:

    I’ve been bought, and there’s nothing you deplorables can do about it, because, you see, I’m with you.

    If Herr Goebbels had America’s level of political scurvy-ness, those discriminatory Nuremberg laws would have been rolled out with every Reichstag member wearing prominently Star of David badges to demonstrate, uh, er, “solidarity”.

    We are so majorly, big-time fucked.

    • Agree: GMC
  51. This silly picture is less repulsive than the time she went to a border patrol station and staged crying… some pointed out that she was wearing a 600 dollar watch. Ah screw this idiot nation… but that border patrol station and its “cages” was there when Obama left it.. Along with the strategy of encouraging illegal Central Americans to bring their children so that they could pile on the DACA strategy which was cynically calculated by NGOs and their Democrat party allies. Of course not that shitbird neocons and corporate Republicans weren’t all in… It gave Bush sort of CoC Republicans cover… “we can’t deport children!!!”
    Mass immigration has a wonderful cesspool of supporters… starting with corporations and their puppets in gumment. AOC is one of them.
    You might also want to note that the Squad was starting to make some anti Israel noise there for a while… don’t hear that anymore do you? I am sure if AOC joined her Muslim sisters in that she’d find her ass out on the street if she pushed it.

  52. Wokechoke says:
    @Resartus

    Was there really a prohibition on shooting officers? The musket and rifle were never exactly accurate in the same way they are today. You just aimed at clusters of men with clusters of cannon or firearms and hoped to hit them before they hit you. Officers duelled and fought hard in combat often with a melee weapon sword as cavalry.

    • Replies: @Resartus
  53. Wokechoke says:
    @RogerL

    Actress hired by the CIA straight from college.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  54. donut says:
    @HammerJack

    ” Speaking of, she was just a bartender not so long ago.” Barmaid .

  55. Wokechoke says:
    @Pop Warner

    Exactly. I was worried I’d be gang raped…doesn’t my ass look nice in this couture?

  56. She’s an attractive woman. I would go so far as to say the only attractive woman (actually only attractive person period) in American politics, which seems to attract the Ugly and the Obnoxious. So media is attracted to her and Unz Review, like hundreds of other sites, has her photo at top of the page. I hope she runs for president.

    • Replies: @Old and Grumpy
    , @Skeptikal
  57. In it, Mark Field, an MP from the ruling Conservative party, assaults a peaceful and well-dressed woman, who like AOC has a ticket, at an expensive dinner in the City of London.

    Remind me, why was that alarm sounding? An alarmed door? And the police came and ejected all the “Climate Emergency” protesters. (The banner is incompatible with “well-dressed”, btw.) Where are you getting this bit about her having a ticket? To the inner, or just some sort of reception? She certainly wasn’t behaving like she was headed, late, towards her plate, so I think you’re not telling the whole relevant story here.

  58. tosca says:

    Dear you all, the right question is: who is rich. In France, is rich a person with a salary above +/- 2000 euros a month. Such a criteria makes rich the whole bunch of us, so that it is quite legitimate to tax us all. We’re trodding on a very strange path.

  59. Spot on analysis. It does what Greenwald should have done. Greenwald instead catered his analysis to his faithful QAnon following.

    The question is, was AOC always an imposter like Obama, or was she usurped and once upon a time was genuine. My guess is the former. Nothing seems to happen by accident these days, if ever.

  60. Sandy’s dress was meant to promote the cause of increasing taxes on the rich while garnering attention to herself. She’s pretty dumb, but the idea it’s a fiendish plan to somehow “dull class struggle” is even dumber.

  61. @The Griffins

    I was triggered out of my mind when this witch gave her testimony regarding the Jan.6th “insurrection.”

    She claimed she “feared for her life” because the big bad 70 year old Trump supporters were ever so scary…..then it turned out she wasn’t even in the building.

    She’s a drama queen attention whore slut loser.

    • Agree: The Griffins
  62. Trinity says:

    I am always amused when rich Jews and their affirmative action POC WMD talk about helping out the poor and sticking it to the man. hahaha. Some billionaire/millionaire wrinkled old Shlomos like George Soros or Bernie Sanders talking about the oppressed and going after the rich. haha. AOC like many (((congressmen))) has a pretty swanky and upscale lifestyle for someone earning just 174,000 dollars a year. Yep, 130 dollar steaks, 400 dollar hair cuts, or some mansion in California on a 174,000 dollar a year salary. And these people are talking about going after the rich and helping the poor. What next? You are going to tell me how Jews are an oppressed minority? ROTFLMMFWAO.

    OBVIOUSLY the relatively meager 174,000 dollars a year, especially in high cost places like San FranSHITco, the state of Commiefornia, New Yawk, Washington, D.C., etc., doesn’t seem like it is enuff moolah to afford such a swanky lifestyle. Where do these political whores and hypocrites get all the cash?? I am sure the homeless people in San FranSHITco and Los Angeles need some answers.

    These clowns need to donate half of their earnings to help the poor and homeless. And I am pretty sure they are GIVEN a helluva lot more than 174 thousand dollars a year. Why isn’t that wrinkled up bat shit crazy Maxine Walters living in a modest home that “represents” her modest salary?

  63. VICB3 says:
    @obwandiyag

    There shouldn’t be income taxes at all. (No VAT schemes either.) The government got along just fine prior to the 16th Amendment on excise and duties alone.

    (We’ll leave alone for the moment that income taxes originally were only a very tiny, percentage and only affected the vanishingly small “Rich.” And then mandate and legislative creep creep happened.)

    All this posturing on both sides only is a red herring to hide the real problem:The decades of governmental and private mismanagement, fiscal irresponsibility and weird-ass financial games resulting in currency disbasement and incipient economic collapse. Encouraging class envy and clown shows only distracts the low information polity looking for an easy answer from the gray and gooey complexities of the real situation

    AOC with her narcissistic prancings about* is the media’s distractor de jour, due to be thrown under the political bus when her novelty fades in a few years in favour of some newer bright young thing. In 5 or 10 years, she’ll be a footnote.

    Just a thought.

    VicB3

    *Nice ass though! There, I said it.

    • Replies: @RestiveUs
  64. Maddaugh says:

    “AOC dress is a designer protest to dull class struggle”.

    What a colossal load of dog shit. I have to give it to her, AOC has done well for herself. After earning some “degree” in Economics which means bugger all these days, she got an upscale job as ??? a bartender……..where ? in the Bronx LOL. Our education system at work. However, from bartender to the Big Game where mouthing up any drivel the rabble wants to hear is the ticket to success. In this regard she has excelled. Any bit of vomit she regurgitates is closely analyzed, written about, debated, clarified, commented on etc. Nevertheless, tripe is tripe but it keeps AOC in the limelight.

    AOC’s goal is to become rich, it is as simple as that. Politics is the vehicle ! Like the BLM founders, once she can afford several houses, some luxury cars, maybe a private jet, she will either become more and more corrupt or hose her loyal followers many of whom live on the edge of survival.

    Tax the rich ? AOC plans on becoming one. Maybe Netflix will give her a \$60M deal where she can expound her twaddle like Harry and his royal cunt Meghan. We can hardly wait to hear how AOC overcame systemic, institutional, feminine, transactional racism on her way to the top.

    As for the rich themselves, they have themselves and money covered by their stooges in Gumment. Notwithstanding that, one whiff of tax increases will send them all offshore, where most already are. There are many other countries who will welcome their corporate HQ for a tax REDUCTION. Even if the tax is increased to 100%, when applied to zero taxable income, the result is zero. For sure it will be a huge publicity stunt but the effect will be a nothingburger.

    Now you see it now you dont. Now you see it, now its up your arse. The magic show goes on only the performers change, each seeking fame, fortune, applause and approval from the mutts who are distracted by their moving lips and dazzled by their moving fingers.

    AOC is the buffoon at the party, we ought to ignore her for the jackass she is, instead the rabble hang on her claptrap and that is the root of the problem. America is a horseshit junkie !

  65. The Met Gala was a celebration of black + jewish identity.

    https://www.vogue.com/article/met-gala-live-stream-2021

    The MCs were a black woman I’ve never heard of, and the new editor of Forward mag.

    When you get past AOC, the dominant theme was, blacks and jews are IN CHARGE.

    This Met Gala was. intended as a fundraiser for the Met Costume Institute and was supposed to highlight upcoming new fashion designers, many of whom were also b s and j s (bj s)
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/09/08/met-gala-2021-everything-you-need-to-know/8247197002/

    but apparently AOC stole the show with a design that was early-Ross rack with textile paint.

  66. Trinity says:

    Has anyone out there ever received bad service at a Chik-fil-A restaurant? Food is a bit overpriced but these people go out of their way and rank a 10 on hospitality and service IMO.

  67. moi says:
    @Robert Dolan

    The problem is not AOC, it’s America and Americans.

    • Replies: @Weaver
  68. @Matt Lazarus

    Tulsi Gabbard is quite pretty. As is Kristi Noem. With all the elected officials, there are likely to be more. However you can sniff all you want over AOC. She still won’t ____ you. Also her boobs will sag sooner or later. She’s too thin and too stacked for gravity not to factor in. They will mess up her back as well. No, I’m not jealous. My mom had these problems in her old age due to being well endowed which I did not inherit (thankfully). Even after all that inevitability AC won’t ____ you. Sad.

  69. Real women have boobs and butts. So do tranny women. Democrats are all hypocrites, Ignore AOC, and she goes away. But instead she dangles her red print filled butt in your face via photo, and you behave the way she wants while trying to pretend you are focusing on her hypocrisy. Here’s an idea, if you don’t give her huge ego the attention she wants, she’ll soon be publicly butt naked somewhere. I assume the men here would really like that.

  70. niceland says:

    Let’s see:
    \$30.000 ticket to Gala
    \$2.000 dress with ‘tax the rich’ text.

    Result:
    Attention worth millions of dollars across the entire media landscape.

    Well played Ms Cortez.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  71. Mr. Ed says:

    I just see 3 whores.

  72. Turk 152 says:

    AOC’s vapid spectacle epitomizes the DNC, they should make her the next Speaker of the House for really nailing it and representing our political class so well, right out of the Hunger Games. Obama will always be the King of Multiracial Emptiness, but he has finally found his Queen.

  73. Skeptikal says:
    @unwoke

    Agree.
    Who paid for the ticket?

    Who paid for the gown?

    Who paid for the stylist?

    Why did AOC get to hog the “red carpet” with two interviewers sycophantically slavering over her?

    Who set this whole “op” up?

    AOC’s political operatives set this up for her. Her “advance” men. Just like they set up rallies etc. for the early Obama.

    Obama is just as much of a publicity and celebrity hog as AOC.
    He always was. Even his political operatives recognized him for what he was, but their job was to push him forward anyhow.
    They are cut from the same egotistical cloth, using the same pattern. It’s all about “me.”

    They are both slender and “white” looking, so that gives them an added advantage in the current political world of the USA.

    They claim to be POCs but their optics are all white.

    It is pathetic that anyone gives them any attention at all, but attention is what their flacks are paid to get for them. Someone is paying the flacks.

    Events like this don’t just “happen.” Someone did the advance work and paid for the access, the dress, the stylist, the arranged interviews—everything. Who?

    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @ricpic
  74. Trinity says:

    HYPOCRISY 101. Another thing with this MESTIZO mutt and any other MESTIZO mutt claiming to be part of the indigenous tribe of American Indians. MOST American Indians have no love for Hispanics like AOC. Look at how horribly the mestizos in Mexico treat Indians. These mestizo mutts like AOC use the ” I am part Native American claim” the way a Satan worshiping, or homosexual, or NYC socialite and Jeffrey Epstein pal , republican uses the ” I am a Christian and the Bible is my favorite book” line of bullshit.

    As other posters have stated, the best thing to do with Ms. Thang, is ignore her. She is not even that attractive in my book. I think AOC is using her “White Privilege” card to receive more attention than the other squad members. She is the whitest of the squad. haha. AOC and her supporters are racist. hehe.

    Listen to a group of Mexicans, El Salvadorans and caramel colored Puerto Ricans talk about Blacks one day. lololol. Talk about racist. Hope you Black folk taint thinking Brownie is your friend. Just sayin.

  75. Trinity says:

    The chick in the red dress is hawt, AOC, not so much. Of course she loses some hawt points just being surrounded by rats, cockroaches, slime, scum, and humanoid fecal matter. You have to wonder if these “models” were “working ladies” as well. Seriously, how serious are you supposed to take some fart smelling party for politician parasites and women walking around half naked. Nothing more than hedonism, overeating ( gynecomastia and huge bellies is a problem with being “rich and successful,” just ask Tony Montana, you fucking cock-a-roach.) You have people living in streets paved in shit in America and these useless air breathers are drinking, and eating ridiculously priced food and liquor and God only knows what else.

  76. AOC wearing a dress with ‘Tax the Rich’ graffiti, is equivalent to Satan selling ice cold lemonade in fiery pits of hell.

  77. Trinity says:
    @Skeptikal

    Brought to you and bought for you by Senor Jorge Schwartz.

  78. The Democratic Party is on its last legs – it is one of the two political parties that cater to the rich and their technocratic managers -it does not – does not – does not represent the working class. This shift from its Blue Collar origins under FDR was famously “triangulated” under Bill Clinton for his benefit (may he receive eternal punishment for his deeds).
    For Biden, the working class, was talked into trying to kick the football one last time only to have it pulled away at the last minute, again. Any hope of an increase in the minimum wage was again used to get out the vote, and then strangled in its crib, by the Nancy Pelosis of the Party. The Democratic Party – was no match for the mysterious Senate Parlimentarian, supposedly the wielder of an unstoppable sword.
    After the coming financial collapse of the Dollar, I and millions of other wage slaves will vote Socialist, Green Party, or anything but Democrat or Republican – we are tired of eating “caca”.
    AOC and other Progressives need to realize that the Clintons, Pelosis, Schumers, et.al. have made their fortunes fooling the working class into giving the capitalist too many chances. How many times does your butt have to hit the ground hard?

    • Thanks: niceland
  79. Goddard says:
    @Darkwing

    She’s buck-toothed but has a great body. I’d pork her.

  80. @RogerL

    This goes past selling out to further corrupting the political culture of the US.”

    Might one argue that the selection of Joe ‘Where The F*** Am I‘ Biden isn’t a dead give away as to how rotten to the core the US’ political system really is…?

    • Replies: @RogerL
  81. Resartus says:
    @Wokechoke

    Was there really a prohibition on shooting officers?

    No prohibition from Americans….
    Even before firearms, most officers in Europe were from
    politically connected families….
    Mainly why French disliked archers….
    They felt being attacked by a commoner was beneath them….

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  82. Few of us know how AOC was selected to run for her congressional seat. As one of 1500 participants wbo auditioned, in front of The Young Turks, to play the part of a politician, specifically to run for the NY 14TH district seat, she was declared the winner, and the rest is history. The Young Turks talked openly of doing this in many other congressional races nationwide. I haven’t checked but it may still in line.

  83. The more they tax the rich, the bigger the write-off allowance. Once all tax loopholes are accounted for, it will be business as usual.

  84. @Altai

    But neither she nor they seem interested in the details of inequality, in actual solid policy or industrial policy, it bores them.

    Types like AOC are all about equality/equity, until their menstrual cycle kicks in.

  85. Resartus says:
    @Trinity

    Why isn’t that wrinkled up bat shit crazy Maxine Walters living in a modest home that “represents” her modest salary?

    The ones who have been around for ages, are married…
    Their spouses giving rich from the access to their politician
    other half….
    Laws made to support their spouses business….
    Investigations squashed, etc etc etc….
    Then they arrange marriages for their children into big money families…..

    Mad Max’s husband has been bailed out of crooked deals he about went to jail on
    several times….

  86. Agent76 says:

    May 26, 2021 Spike in Global Debt During Pandemic Leaves Some Countries on Shaky Ground

    In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic threw the global economy into a tailspin, the level of global debt — money owed by governments, businesses and households — has jumped by 12% to \$289 trillion.

    https://www.voanews.com/economy-business/spike-global-debt-during-pandemic-leaves-some-countries-shaky-ground?amp

    Jun 30, 2021 The Whole World Needs to Pay Attention to This | SOONER THAN EXPECTED

  87. @CelestiaQuesta

    How’s that for truth, justice and the American way?

    I have the feeling I’m staring at the coffins of a triple homicide, when looking at your above quoted sentence…

    • Agree: CelestiaQuesta
  88. Mevashir says:
    @Notsofast

    Exactly as Leftist Noam Chomsky states in this interview that the DNC is pro-big business and anti-labor and working class people as much as the RNC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huy82PVaCzs

    • Replies: @Ryan2
  89. Is it not ironic that AOC is advocating “Tax the Rich” among a group of elite who are easily in the 6 or 7 figure annual incomes, as well as 7 or more figure net worths? Finally, those who are legislators and perhaps other government officials who are exempt from various laws, either de jure or de facto?

  90. @anonymous

    LOL! Yea go say that to Native American to their face Ahole. Just like blacks trying to get a free ride off the Indian nations . And White naive Libs and cucks think Whitey genocided Indians. BS . They lost . WE let them keep their culture in identity and they have their own sovereign Indian nations. blacks,once again are trying to breed out another people and claim they are part Indian. I guess Hispanincs claiming they are Indians is par for the course. I love how all these parasite peoples, especially blacks,who contributed nothing to the modern technologically advanced world, go around breeding into other peoples cultures and then act like they have the right to steal off it. When they created none of it and did none of the work.

    • Replies: @Resartus
  91. It’s not “Tax the rich”, it should be “Fuck the rich” and she should know.

    • LOL: Trinity
  92. @Sick 'n Tired

    It’s insanity by any other name, is it not?

  93. Jeff Bezos and many of the other billionaires who are pushing mass immigration and amnesty for illegal alien invaders should be financially liquidated by White Core American Patriots. The FAKE NEWS media is the enemy of the American people. Jeff Bezos — owner of Amazon and the FAKE NEWS Washington Post — is an enemy of the American people.

    Jeff Bezos and the Koch Mob and Paul Singer and Tom Steyer and George Soros and all the other billionaires who are pushing mass immigration in European Christian nations must be financially liquidated. Billionaire globalizers are using mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration as demographic weapons to attack the European Christian ancestral core of nations such as the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, England, Italy and many more other European Christian nations.

    All it will take it just one speech by a patriot who says that billionaires who push mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration must be financially liquidated and then these billionaire globalizers must be forcibly exiled to Uganda or the Congo or some other Third World area. Tens of millions of Americans will applaud efforts to stop the evil billionaire globalizers.

    Tweet from 2015:

  94. Resartus says:
    @dindunuffins

    I guess Hispanincs claiming they are Indians is par for the course.

    Hispanics, no they are European…
    Latinos, mostly…

    Though American Indians are no doubt ASIAN…..
    Some South Americans have African DNA prior to Columbus….

    People don’t realize the NE tip of S.A. is much closer to Africa,
    than most of the Pacific Islands that Asians made it to…

  95. “With that Met Gala gown, she read the room well. She is on her way up.”

    Hussy!

  96. Dr. Rock says:

    Meh, Good for her.

    She’s got everyone talking about her, and for once, it’s not just because she said something incredibly stupid or vapidly insane, and as Tucker pointed out, she’s got everyone to look at her butt.

    All in all, she looked pretty cute, it’s shameless self promotion, but in the modern lexicon of that, this was just about the most decent recent example.

    Truthfully, this antic is the perfect microcosm for her role in politics- dress up, look cute, make a meaningless message, and get some buzz in the media.

    Of all the things she has said over the years, this one little stunt, bothers me the very least. Besides, she performed the public service of fully objectifying herself, and that’s a perfect role for her; as a cute little girl, playing dress up and playing “politics”.

    If she did more of this, and less of the pro-commie stupidity, I could find a way to kinda like her; Cute little tart that she is.

  97. Tax the rich? Sure.

    Financially liquidate the billionaires and the top ten percent loot holders? Yes.

    Implode the asset bubbles created by the monetary policy extremism of the Federal Reserve Bank and that will financially liquidate the billionaires and the top ten percent loot holders.

    Three small increases in the federal funds rate will be sufficient to achieve the required implosion of the stock and bond and real estate asset bubbles. From zero federal funds rate to 6 percent and from 6 to 10 and from 10 to 20 will instantly implode the asset bubbles in stocks and bonds and real estate. Of course you must stop the 40 billion dollars in asset purchases that the Fed is doing now when they electronically conjure up dollars out of thin air to purchase mortgage-backed securities and the 80 billion or so a month in government bonds.

    This is the third frigging asset bubble, starting in the 1990s, that the plutocrat- and privately-controlled Federal Reserve Bank has inflated using monetary extremism — low or zero or negative interest rates, asset purchases, quantitative easing, dollar swaps, direct central bank purchases of sovereign and corporate debt, balance sheet ballooning, bailouts…etc. — and enough is enough, DAMMIT!

    The billionaires and the top ten percent loot holders must be financially liquidated. That is more important politically than taxing them a bit more or taxing them at all.

    FINANCIALLY LIQUIDATE THE RICH!

    • Replies: @Weaver
  98. ricpic says:
    @Skeptikal

    White looking? She’s pure Puerto Rican. 110%.

    That’s a real yawner for most of you. Because you haven’t LIVED around Puerto Ricans.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  99. RogerL says:
    @Daniel Rich

    Our presidents have been mostly puppets for some time now – its just more obvious with the current one – he’s not even a competent puppet. A politician doing their own tits & ass show, instead of having assistants doing it for them, is a new low.

    Its not rotten to the core, yet. The US deep state is now starting to do to the US what it has done to the third world for a long time. Read up on all of the nasty, underhanded, illegal things they have been doing outside the US. Then look for signs of that happening inside the US. A few US judges, who were making “wrong” decisions have been assassinated.

    Eventually, unless we get together and rise up and take back democracy from the billionaires, members of congress, who vote “wrong” will disappear the next weekend, never to be seen again. Probably Rand Paul is near the top of that list. If Tulsi Gabbard runs for office again, she will also be near the top of that list.

    I’ve spent enough time in the dark side of life to have lots of ideas of how much more corrupt the US government can get.

    Compared to the countries in Central America, with death squad roaming with impunity, the US is having a Sunday picnic now. So we need to organize, mobilize millions of people, and demonstrate, while its still not a felony crime to do that.

  100. There is a disturbing trend here that some people find this horse faced twat attractive? In the words of Reno 911 Officer Garcia:

    “AOC is a three bagger. One for her. One for you. And one for anyone unfortunate to be looking into the window at the time it is occurring.”

    Some sick people here.

    • Replies: @Resartus
  101. Notsofast says:
    @RogerL

    you are absolutely right about aoc paling in comparison to tulsi gabbard. tulsi riding a wave in hawaii is infinitely sexier than the puta queen aoc. tulsi is the only politician that i ever gave a dime to, when she called hillary the queen of whore mongers….i mean war mongers, embodiment of corruption and personification of the rot that sickened the democratic party i had to give her a \$35 contribution. when she took a knee to biden I deleted her from my email but it was still worth \$35 to hear her speak the truth to the vile puta queen mother.

  102. @jeppo

    AOC is a (self-admitted) sephardic Jew.

    Jewish THOTS

    don’t get thot-patrolled.

  103. Skeptikal says:
    @ricpic

    Yawn back to you.

    You don’t know where I have lived.

    In the racial landscape of the USA AOC is not a working-class woman of color.

    She is a media whore.

    Here is a politica who is a woman of color—didn’t see her at the gala . . .

    https://thesimpsonian.com/27892/news/symone-d-sanders-addresses-power-of-young-people-at-culver-lecture/

  104. Wilburhog says:

    Modern era fashion models are so ugly.

  105. Resartus says:
    @Stonewall Jackson

    There is a disturbing trend here that some people find this horse faced twat attractive?

    The only wardrobe that gal needs is a “Ball Gag“…..
    Keeping her mouth shut, would do wonders for the rest of her…..

  106. Rambam says:

    “AOC’s invitation to the Met Gala, and her acceptance, is just another stage in her cooptation by the elite.”

    She’s not being co-opted by the rich. She was rich, is rich and was put in Congress to make real Progressives waste their time. Her background/history on Wikipedia is a total fraud.

    She is a Crypto-Jew. Yes, another Jew running ‘Merica. Can you say Marranos?

    She has also been associated with Cheni Yerushalmi, an Israeli entrepreneur of questionable character (read Mossad).

    Here’s the dead giveaway she’s a Spook plant. While in high school (2007):

    “She came in second in the microbiology category of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2007 with a research project on the effect of antioxidants on the lifespan of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.[17][18] In a show of appreciation for her efforts, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory named a small asteroid after her: 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.[19][20]”

    Ha! Came in second and got an asteroid named after her.

    Asteroid 23238. (2+3+2+3+8=18) CHAI !
    Langley has no shame. They lie and laugh right in the goyim’s face.

    Shalom and Chag sameach

  107. If this article were cut to half its present length, it would still be twice as long as it should be.

    A ten-year-old with a normal complement of wits and at least a passing acquaintance with intellectual modesty might be taken aback at the extent to which the author, writing with the breathless air of someone who has made an earthshaking discovery, parades a batch of obvious explanations of this trivial event and of what it says about the Ocasio-Cortez woman.

  108. She is a fraud, just as are 99% of the other politicians in this country. She doesn’t give a damn about any of the Puerto Ricans and Mexicans-Americans living in the barrios and the legal and illegal ones picking the crops out west. She doesn’t give a damn about the blacks, who are stuck in the ghettos, for lack of decent jobs in this country with which to better themselves – just as the “successful” blacks in Hollywood and on TV don’t give a damn about their brothers and sisters.

    The entire country has turned into one giant fraud, compliments of the banksters (Jews and non-Jews alike), the financial industry criminals, and all of the idiots in Hollywood, feeding all of their b.s. to the average American, who cares only about “America’s Got Talent;” Dancing With The Stars;” and all of the make-believe b.s. that is passed off as “reality” or “comedy” shows.

    Add to that the sports fanatics who only care what their privately- / corporate-owned sports teams are doing and the majority of Americans who are so afraid of losing their jobs and being out on the streets that they dare not “make any waves.”

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  109. Ryan2 says:
    @Mevashir

    He knows where his bread gets buttered. For what decades upon decades now?

  110. Skeptikal says:
    @Matt Lazarus

    ” I would go so far as to say the only attractive woman (actually only attractive person period) in American politics, ”

    Well, Melania Trump is very attractive, and minus a few wardrobe glitches she carried herself in a fairly dignified fashion and looked pretty nice in her outfits. Did not act like a hooker when she was the first lady, regardless of what her earlier career path was.

    Actually, she speaks Slovenian, German, and Russian. I think Trump could have made much better diplomatic use of his wife if he hadn’t been addled by his attention-hogging daughter .

    Being attractive—and using your good looks—does NOT mean flaunting your “talents” like a hooker.

    Jackie Kennedy was attractive and well dressed and didn’t not act like a hooker.

    It doesn’t matter what message AOC puts on her butt, the real message, as noted upthread, is “look at my ass.”

    I might change my mind if, at the next gala, she flashes “No vaxx passports.”

  111. Skeptikal says:
    @Trinity

    “Where do these political whores and hypocrites get all the cash??”

    Like I said, who paid for this stunt?
    I bet the whole tab (dress, stylist, advance political work, limos, ticket,etc.) was north of \$200,000. All of it tax-deductible, because in the line of business.

    Did she pay for the dress, or oblige the designer to donate it to her, a la Nancy Reagan ?

  112. But but but the deplorables who own nothing accuse the globalists of being ‘socialists’.

    Those who eat cake also got the bread.

    • Agree: Jett Rucker
  113. Richard B says:
    @Notsofast

    her dress should have read “rent this space”.

    The space she takes up was bought a long time ago.

    She’s just one more in a long line of nothings in a suit (or dress) that the hostile elite buys and grooms, uses and disposes, or puts out to pasture in the case of lifers like Pelosi, provided they live long enough.

    It’s not called The Swamp for nothing.

  114. Jett Rucker says: • Website

    … tax the rich fairly?

    What might that be, Jonathan Cook? Indeed, what could or might be fair about any tax?

    • Agree: Pierre de Craon
  115. Wokechoke says:
    @Resartus

    So the English never had a problem butchering officers. If anything the English like Henry V were not keen on taking ransomable prisoners among the flower of French nobility. I doubt the British spared many prisoners in the 1700s.

    • Replies: @Resartus
  116. rgl says:

    AOC attending a \$30,000.00 dinner soiree in a designer dress with ‘Tax The Rich’ on it, while perhaps a nice sentiment, is in fact, no different than the Group of Seven flying off to Davos in private jets, to orate on climate change.

    Both are bullshit PR stunts.

    • Replies: @Brad Anbro
  117. RestiveUs says:
    @VICB3

    *Nice ass though! There, I said it.

    Wait for the swimsuit competition before passing judgment on that…

  118. I wrote a post at the time, arguing – as I could also here – that media debates around that assault missed the deeper political significance of what was going on and were chiefly intended to polarise opinion in more marginal, tribal terms centred on identity politics

    As in, that’s no way to treat a lady? What happened to chivalry?

    The back of her dress reads “TAX THE RICH.”

    From that angle, it’s more like “AX THE BITCH”.

    The rich stole Puerto Rico. She’s essentially an illegal alien. Few things would help her district and city more than sloughing off that island.

  119. @Pop Warner

    Judging by the rape fantasies she had about the Jan 6 rioters…

    She’s extrapolating. Gang rape is sport among her people.

    NY police ‘ignored’ park sex attacks

  120. Anonymous[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @niceland

    Result:
    Attention worth millions of dollars across the entire media landscape.

    She did garner attention, certainly. However, I am not as sanguine as you are as to whether it was the right kind of attention.

    To my mind, nothing screams “phoney” more than someone wearing a dress that says, “tax the rich” to an event that she is known to have paid \$30,000 to attend (had she crashed the party, it would have been a different story). As it stands, I find myself wondering if a would-be future opponent is taking notes on all of this so as to be able to fling it back in her face at the right moment.

    All of the coverage seems to concern itself with what the media reaction has been. Perhaps a more interesting question would be: what do her constituents make of this? Are they, like her, ostentatious, social-climbing phonies who regret not having thought of the whole “denigrate the rich whilst making it plain you are one of them” idea themselves? Or are they working class stiffs who have had their long-building suspicions that she is not “one of them” confirmed by this overwhelming display of dubious taste?

    I understand that AOC has something of a reputation for saying and doing foolish things. I wonder just how many foolish things she will be able to say and do before her supporters decide she has become a liability and seek to unburden themselves of her?

    While I can’t claim to know the answer, my guess is that the number is a finite one.

    • Replies: @niceland
  121. Resartus says:
    @Wokechoke

    So the English never had a problem butchering officers.

    Commoners from everywhere, have always enjoyed butchering Royals (as we can call them)….

    After the Longbow, Firearms made it much easier for the common soldier to deal death and destruction beyond the melee….

    History has always been, First Born takes control of estate, Second Born joins military,
    Third and beyond joined the Church…..
    The Church, which installed Kings to their thrones…..

  122. AOC is what actual lefty’s call a “Shit Lib.”

    Shit Libs pose as progressives and punch down on poor and powerless.

    Shit Libs always expose themselves to each other.

    Ask Jimmy Dore or Glenn Greenwald. They’ll tell you all about Shit Libs.

  123. @Trinity

    Shoot, Bernie Sanders is going on his 3rd lakeside home. Not too bad for an ex communist now reformed socialist…LOL The phonies never stop coming at those Americans who actually make the U.S. work.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  124. “Tax the rich” ain’t even an inspiring slogan or battle flag to rally around.

    “Financially Liquidate The Billionaires Now” has more energy.

    People are starting to wonder why the billionaire-controlled mass media is using all kinds of distractions to keep people from focusing on the huge concentration of wealth going on in European Christian nations such as England and the USA and Canada and Australia and France and this AOC lady is just a puppet gal from up the Hudson River who does the bidding of the billionaires and the top ten percent loot holders.

    The economy is booming — so they say. I don’t think we have an economy at all; we have asset bubbles created by the Federal Reserve Bank. We don’t have capitalism; we have Central Banker Shysterism.

    They say the economy is booming, but it’s not booming enough to raise the federal funds rate to its normal level or return the Federal Reserve Bank’s balance sheet to its prior level.

    NATIONALIZE THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NOW!

    IMPLODE THE ASSET BUBBLES IN STOCKS AND REAL ESTATE AND BONDS NOW!

    GUARANTEED FEDERAL RESERVE BANK LOOT PORTION NOW!

    STOP LAUNDERING THE CONJURED UP FEDERAL RESERVE BANK LOOT IN THE STOCK BUBBLE AND THE REAL ESTATE BUBBLE AND THE BOND BUBBLE!

    FINANCIALLY LIQUIDATE THE TOP TEN PERCENT LOOT HOLDERS NOW!

    WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR WOULD REMOVE FROM POWER THE TREASONOUS RULING CLASS OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE!

    THE ANSWER TO 1984 IS 1066!

  125. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Shoot, Bernie Sanders is going on his 3rd lakeside home. Not too bad for an ex communist now reformed socialist…LOL The phonies never stop coming at those Americans who actually make the U.S. work.

    I say:

    Bernie Sanders broke our hearts and he put his lavish lifestyle of the Rich and Jewish Vermont Lake Champlain mansion dwellers ahead of the memory of Sam Gompers and Jew Trade Union Immigration Restrictionism.

    Bernie Sanders betrayed our love without a second thought and he divided up our robes — Bernie Sanders sold out the honest and decent immigration restrictionist populists like it was nothing!

    One minute we were cheering on our Bernie like he just hit a 500 foot home run to dead center field in the old Ebbetts Field after Bernie Sanders said that open borders mass immigration was a Koch Brothers proposal, and then Bernie changed his mind to grab for the immigrant vote by walking back his sensible comments about the harmful effects of mass immigration on workers and workers’ wages and bargaining power and other matters.

    Bernie Sanders was made extra crispy cranky by some nutcake Jew named Ezra Klein who pushed open borders mass immigration and old dog Bernie Sanders had to put this damn puppy puke Klein in his place.

    Bernie Sanders was Sam Gompers in the flesh as he rhetorically bashed the open borders talk of the young Jew boob named Klein, and we all loved it.

    But then Bernie Sanders broke our hearts!

    Tweet from 2015:

    In 2015, Bernie Sanders Declares Open Borders Mass Immigration A “Koch Brothers Proposal”:

  126. Weaver says:
    @moi

    AOC is fake. She pretends to oppose foreign policy, pretends to care for the poor. She’s constantly caught lying. She’s what an uninformed person imagines opposing the elite looks like.

  127. Weaver says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Seeing just who voted for Rubio in 2016, I’m not really against what you propose. It would crash the economy though, for a time.

  128. @Weaver

    Tweets from 2015:


    [MORE]

    • Thanks: Weaver
  129. @Weaver

    The Rubio/Obama Illegal Alien Amnesty/Mass Immigration Surge bill(S 744) that passed the US Senate in June of 2013 would have tripled legal immigration and it would have given amnesty to 12 to 30 million illegal alien invaders. John Boehner killed the Rubio/Obama immigration bill in the US House so as to avoid a bloody donor vs voter civil war in the Republican Party. Trump used the angry voter energy from that Rubio/Obama nation-wrecking immigration bill to knock the hell out of his opponents in the GOP presidential primary.

    Mitch McConnell was not the Senate Majority Leader in June of 2013 when the Obama/Rubio Mass Immigration Surge/Illegal Alien Amnesty bill(S 744) passed the US Senate. But Mitch McConnell did very little to make a concerted effort to oppose the bill nor did he lead the GOP Senators in opposing it. Former Senator Jeff Sessions was the Republican Party patriot who spoke for the voter faction of the GOP against the donor faction of the GOP who supported the bill.

    14 Republican Party rodents in the US Senate voted for the nation-wrecking Rubio/Obama immigration bill(S 744).

    • Replies: @Weaver
  130. Weaver says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Is there a chance the current amnesty is stopped? Buchanan tried to keep the Senate GOP. Pat was condemned for seeing this, bc he went against Trump. Unrelated, Sessions is a hero, sad what happened later.

    I kept getting booted from Twitter during that time; I was too active apparently. I was strongly behind Trump. Good times.

  131. BoDoodles says:

    Right on target.. Tax the rich and do it so bad it causes PAIN>>>> Maybe these freeloaders will have a nervous breakdown or heart attack if their tax bill goes up and their 10 million dollars suddenly becomes 4 million.. Boo-hoo-hoo…. Poor babies.. let me hand you a napkin , would like for me to dry your eyes? Should I call 911.. Think you can live on only 4 million or 4 billion ?
    If these greedy pigs had to pay their fair share the taxes would be lower on the bottom 90 percent.
    GO BACK TO THE TAX RATES OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER!

    • Replies: @Resartus
  132. Resartus says:
    @BoDoodles

    Think you can live on only 4 million or 4 billion ?

    At the rate things are going, they will be able to put \$4mil in a savings account and live off the interest……
    Said for years, all the Bn/Mill have to do is quit working and live off their savings….
    Why do you think Commies are trying to tax everything related to finances…..

    If only new tax bills, would have something in them that requires the extra money be spend to pay off the debt, instead of just creating new “Vote Buying” give aways….

  133. niceland says:
    @Anonymous

    Good questions, since I am not much of a political analyst I was simply thinking about the phrase: any attention is better than none.

    In this context, Trump comes to mind. He was a walking, or rather talking contraction but by blasting out all kinds of opinions he got the media attention and the presidency. Triggering attack from the other side was one of his strongest weapons. If AOC is being hammered by the right wing, that’s perhaps good enough for her constituents?

  134. Anonymous[111] • Disclaimer says:

    In this context, Trump comes to mind. He was a walking, or rather talking contraction but by blasting out all kinds of opinions he got the media attention and the presidency. Triggering attack from the other side was one of his strongest weapons. If AOC is being hammered by the right wing, that’s perhaps good enough for her constituents?

    Considering that these are the same people who elected her in the first place, I suspect you are right: it will be good enough to garner her continued support.

    Half my problem is that I do not want tasteless yet exorbitantly overpriced stunts like this to work, and yet they always do. It seems that I need to “get with the programme” and acknowledge the fact that making a fool of oneself is a perfectly valid way to get ahead in the 21st century.

    (This is a particularly exasperating time to be alive for those of us who were raised to expect things to make sense.)

    • Agree: niceland
  135. @rgl

    And drinking gallons / liters of name-brand bottled water and leaving TONS of plastic to wind up in the landfills and oceans…

  136. willem1 says:

    I wonder sometimes if AOC has ended up where she is as the result of a process similar to the one so well-portrayed in that Robert Redford movie “The Candidate.” Perhaps what we are seeing is what happens in the time that starts after the end of the movie?

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