Ocasio-Cortez and the Coming Leftist Dictatorship

Commenters online are calling for an ethics investigation into Democratic Socialist Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she threatened Donald Trump Jr. for posting a meme making fun of her.

Donald Trump Jr. shared a meme that featured Ocasio-Cortez on his Instagram that claimed the policies of socialism will cause Americans to eat their dogs. The meme shows two images: one of Ocasio-Cortez with the text, “Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?” and another image beneath Ocasio-Cortez of President Donald Trump with an overlay of text saying, “Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them.”

In response to a Washington Post write up of the meme, Ocasio-Cortez threatened to use the “subpoena power” of Congress against Trump Jr. [See The Daily Caller]

“I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” Ocasio-Cortez said, “Please, keep it coming Jr [sic] — it’s definitely a ‘very, very large brain’ idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month.”

This little incident demonstrates how leftists and Democrats are the very thing they accuse Republicans and Trump supporters of being: Tyrants.

It takes a tyrant to threaten the use of government force against you merely because you offended them, or disagreed with their political views.

Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow socialist progressives would be the first and loudest to scream if anyone threatened to use government force to shut down a socialist means of communication. Yet they routinely do it, without regret or without any apparent cognitive dissonance.

That tells you what America is facing. The Democratic Party and the leftist movement supporting it are more than a mob mentality. They’re a movement of tyrants. They are, quite literally, America’s next enemy, just as the Nazis, the Communists, and the British Royalty, back in 1776, were once America’s enemy.

We have a serious problem on our hands if tyrants like Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrats mean what they say, that they will use government punishment to shut down mockery of or disagreement with the rulers in power. It means that anyone with a different point-of-view is now an enemy of the government.

In reality, by any rational standard, just the opposite is true: Any opponent of individual rights and the Constitution is an enemy of America. It’s impossible to see how Ocasio-Cortez, by using the threat of subpoena power and prison against anyone who offends or opposes her, can be considered a benevolent citizen who will uphold the Constitution in her status as a Congressman. Why don’t we impeach her?

She sounds a lot like the leftists many of us know in our communities as well as the larger society — corporate America, academia, sports, entertainment. They are mean, rude, brazenly deceitful and intolerant of anyone who is not a Democrat. It starts with being unable to tolerate dissension or criticism psychologically, and it ends with the brutality of tyranny and dictatorship.

It could happen in America. In fact, it already is. Members of Congress like Ocasio-Cortez are already there.

The idea of her fellow Democratic socialists launching an “ethics investigation” into her threats is beyond laughable. These people have no ethics. All they have is a brutal desire for power. To them, ethical is whatever advances their power politically and their credibility within the ideological echo chambers they inhabit.

Those of us who love freedom and liberty must be ready, at some point, to fight back. President Trump and his family do so regularly. This is what sends these tyrants into a rage, and it’s why they threaten anyone who stands in their way.


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