Saturday, January 5, 2019

AOC welcomes their hatred

Above: In this 1-minute audio clip, from a speech on October 31, 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt says he welcomes the hatred of those who wish to subvert democracy with their wealth. The words you will hear in this clip are the greatest words ever spoken by a president.

A right-wing Twitter user published a video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) dancing, and wrote: "Here is America's favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is." AOC responded by posting a video of herself dancing outside her congressional office, and wrote, "I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous. Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!"

Presumably, the right-winger who posted the video of AOC dancing, and thinks such dancing is the sign of a nitwit, has little-or-no problem with Donald Trump having adulterous affairs with playmates and porn stars, and grabbing women by the you-know-what without even asking. We may never know for sure, because the right-winger appears to have deleted his Twitter account, creeping back into the shadows whence he came.

AOC has made a habit of fighting back, without hesitation, against neoliberal and right-wing detractors, and has no problem accepting the centrist criticism, "radical." She recently said: "I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country. Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programs like Social Security. That is radical... You know, if that's what radical means, call me a radical."

AOC also wants to tax the rich, quite heavily, to improve the common good (like FDR did). For this, she will receive a lot of hatred, not only from right-wing millionaires & billionaires, but also from their lapdogs. The lapdogs will bark loudly, to protest any tax rate increase on their millionaire & billionaire masters. They'll cry in agony, "NO! Don't tax my holy job creators!!" ("Job creators" who, by the way, have spent the past many years exporting good jobs and replacing them with crap jobs. See, for example, "For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades," Pew Research Center, August 7, 2018).

Yes, the bootlickers, toadies, and sycophants will come out in force against AOC's tax agenda. And for every insult they lob at AOC, perhaps their masters will toss them a little doggy treat, "Yes, that's it, good boy! Protect my wealth... protect my privilege... and protect my children, who will inherit great wealth while your children struggle and fight for the scraps... good, GOOD BOY!!"

The fact is, we desperately need more representatives and leaders like AOC... representatives who truly understand the meaning & value of a government that is of, by, and for the people... leaders who will welcome the hatred of the right-wing millionaires, billionaires, and lickspittles.

Above: A WPA poster. Let's hope that AOC never stops dancing and will, someday, dance on the grave of inhumane right-wing policies that take from the struggling poor and give to the undeserving rich. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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