But isn’t this always the way with professed “socialists.” I am reminded of the kid they arrested in Portland at the ICE protest this week who was trying to run away in a brand new Audi SUV. You see working class folks, there must be a “vanguard,” as Lenin put it because you working class people are too stupid to do what’s “good” for you. You working class people can only attain, according to much socialist revolutionary theory, a “trade union consciousness.” Workers are not capable of attaining “revolution.” The revolutionary cronies must lead the way.
Hey, how about we tell the “vanguard” to take a hike, lower taxes, get rid of occupational licenses, end the drug war, and just shun the busybodies? How about we call this crew out?
She went to Boston University, which is well out of the range cost wise of even most middle class households, never mind a “Jenny from the block.” But she’s keepin’ it real.
Plus don’t you just love this this lady’s aping of the whole Evita Peron thing? A queen of crony capitalism if there ever was one.
“Well, you know, the president is from Queens, and with all due respect — half of my district is from Queens — I don’t think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez told Stephen Colbert during an appearance on The Late Show.
The socialist phenom also told theWashington Post “I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family — mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx. I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny.”
Indeed that seems correct. And her Zip code was tucked into hedge fund country.
Around the age of five, Alexandria’s architect father Sergio Ocasio moved the family from the “planned community” of Parkchester in the Bronx to a home in Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb in Westchester County. The New York Times describes her childhood home as “a modest two-bedroom house on a quiet street.” In a 1999 profile of the area, when Ocasio-Cortez would have been ten years old, the Times lauded Yorktown Heights’ “diversity of housing in a scenic setting” – complete with two golf courses.
It sounds like she wasn’t flying on private jets as a kid. But let’s not pretend she wasn’t privileged big time.