Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire’s editor-in-chief, rebuts the tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez against his “plutocratic” ideas. In response to her post on “the plutocrats ‘ manipulative tactics,” Shapiro counters, “One of the socialists ‘ most manipulative tactics suggests that free individual decision-making is actually the result of systemic pressures that can not be prevented other than by people like AOC running their lives.”
We are now in what — the second year — AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY) snips at individuals and then refuses to speak to them. So, whenever she wishes to discuss this, or any other problem, she can come to the show, there is an open invitation to AOC. This isn’t “catcalling” as she put it, but by her own standards she kind of “cataloged” me yesterday.
She tweeted out, “One of the most manipulative tactics plutocrats use is convincing people that the systemic issues we face are a character flaws instead of policy flaws.”
One of the most manipulative tactics plutocrats use is convincing people that the systemic issues we face are a character flaws instead of policy flaws.Advertisement
Working people aren’t dumb or inferior; nor are they why insulin costs $300 or huge co’s pay starvation wages.
Corruption is. https://t.co/zyW2m5KIqf
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 14, 2019Advertisement
Stop there for one second. Ok, “plutocrats,” like what, rule by the rich. Let me explain something, I was middle class the vast majority of my life — the vast majority of my life. I know people like to make up kind of fake histories about where I came from and all.
I was born in a two-bedroom small house in Burbank, on Ontario Street, and that small house had one bathroom and six people in it. I shared a bedroom with three sisters until I was 11 years old; we were middle middle class.
We were certainly not upper class — we were certainly not rich. And you know what, my parents worked their a** off to make it so that our life was better and good for them. And they did so by working multiple jobs. They did so by making personal decisions.
“It is one of most manipulative tactics plutocrats use.” So, I’m a plutocrat because, I think, if I want to maintain free exchange between individuals, it’s plutocracy. But if AOC wishes to bring a weapon, run by the state, and bring it to the employers ‘ heads, it’s not hierarchical rule from above. So top-down centralized control by individuals like AOC isn’t tyranny, it’s tyranny when I say people should have free exchange and how they choose to do employment.
She says that, “One of most manipulative tactics plutocrats use is convincing people that the systemic issues we face are character flaws instead of policy flaws.” Well no, I’m not saying it’s a character flaw to take two jobs. Obviously, I’m saying in fact that very often it’s a character benefit, it’s an attribution of great character. What I am saying is that it’s a “you decision,” it’s a “you problem.”
She is saying, “Working people aren’t dumb or inferior.” Obviously, no one is saying they are — except for AOC — who apparently believes they’re not capable of negotiating their own salary. They’re not capable of creating income mobility. They’re not capable of working two jobs to get ahead.
AOC says,] “Nor are they why insulin costs three hundred dollars and huge companies pay starvation wages.”
I’m always confused by AOC’s bizarre understanding of economics. She says corruption is responsible for huge companies paying quote-unquote “starvation wages.” Really? Is that corruption or is that people choosing to take a job with Wal-Mart because that is a free exchange.You may not like what Wal-Mart pays. Good news, you don’t have to work there. Again, that would not be Wal-Mart’s problem, that would be a you problem. It doesn’t mean a character flaw in you. It means that you’re not wanting to work at a place, in a free country, is something that is your choice.
I mean a decision taken by you when I say “you’re having a issue.” One of socialists ‘ most manipulative tactics suggests that free individual decision-making is actually the result of systemic pressures that can’t be prevented other than by people like AOC running their lives.
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