Celebrity Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has revealed her true agenda by calling for an end to capitalism in America.
Despite the freedom and opportunity that capitalism has awarded people around the world, AOC claims it is “not a redeemable system”
“They can control our labor,” she said of the most successful economic system in human history.
“They can control massive markets that they dictate and can capture governments,” she continued in an apparent push for far-left communism.
“And they can essentially have power over the many.
“And to me that is not a redeemable system for us to be able to participate in for the prosperity and peace for the vast majority of people.
“To me, capitalism at its core, what we’re talking about when we talk about that, is the absolute pursuit of profit at all human, environmental, and social cost.
“What we’re also discussing is the ability for a very small group of actual capitalists to capture governments.
“That is not a redeemable system for us.
“If it ultimately comes down to a billionaire or the Koch brothers or the Koch family having control over the vast majority or large plurality of our oil assets in the United States.
“If it’s a handful of very wealthy families having control over – you know, private families having control over means of production, that is essentially the capitalist system that we live in.
“It is a small group that is of privatized control over what we eat and how we fuel our society.
“For example, Elizabeth Warren has discussed workers being elected to the governing boards of companies.
“You can have markets where businesses and ways of producing, trading, selling goods are really controlled and not just controlled but giving more power to workers.
“People get a fair shake,” she alleged, despite communist nations such as China and Cuba proving the exact opposite.
“Union jobs, unionized workplaces, all of these are different steps and levels that we’re talking about in a more just economy.
“Even last year there was at least 75 members of Congress that held individual stock in Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer.
“That is where we should be drawing the line.
“I am a member of Congress.
“Members of Congress have access to very sensitive security clearances, access to very detailed, tailored briefings.
“Our job is to try to anticipate and legislate for what we see is coming,” she said.
“We should not have the ability to both have access to that information and to hold and trade in individual stock.”
“To me, capitalism… is the absolute pursuit of profit at all human, environmental, and social cost.” Rep. @AOC says. “What we’re also discussing is the ability for a very small group of actual capitalists… [to] capture governments. … That is not a redeemable system for us…” pic.twitter.com/U7RS2hkiJs
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