Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the new face of the progressive left, says she wants socialism as it is practiced in Norway and Sweden, not as it is or was practiced in the Soviet Union, Cuba or Venezuela.
Talk about cultural appropriation!
Ocasio-Cortez, like Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) before her, knows not to claim an actual socialist country as an exemplar. During the primary season of the election of 2016, Sanders famously said, “I'm not looking at Venezuela. I'm not looking at Cuba. I'm looking at countries like Denmark and Sweden.” He was then schooled as to the Nordic model of capitalism.
Ocasio-Cortez, who claims that, for her, naiveté is a virtue, is just going down the same path Sanders went down. While it may be entertaining to see her say the same stupid things he said, it may be more productive to follow the evolution of “socialism.”
We don’t want your ball & chain from socialism…. slaver
Read the complete article by Clifford Thies.
Really, a good overview and very thoughtful.
Of course Sweden is socialist. Their 2 automobile companies couldn’t stay alive under socialism – and so Saab and Volvo are now owned by American capitalist GM and Ford.
Sweden is now so overrun by muslim invaders, that Swedish girls are afraid to now walk the streets at night – for fear of being raped. And no American tourists should even think about travel to Sweden.