The America that we live in today is a country which has a system of government that was established by a flawed constitution over 200 years ago – a constitution, which even though it is flawed, most people have never bothered to read or try to understand. It is also a country that was supposed to have been established to secure and defend our liberty and individual rights; which are a gift from our Creator – rights that most people would willingly surrender for hollow promises of comfort and security.
Now I know that may sound cynical and pessimistic, and I’m more than willing to admit it is wrong, just as long as someone can provide me with enough facts to prove otherwise – but until that happens I’m sticking to my guns.
Although it doesn’t make it any less frustrating, I’ve become somewhat accustomed to the overall ignorance, apathy, and sometimes, the abject stupidity of people when it comes to how much they know about their system of government. Sometimes the anger and frustration I feel is so overwhelming I just want to lock myself inside my house and hide – just so I don’t have to interact with people.
I had thought that I’d gotten these feelings of anger and frustration under control, then the other day my own brother posted a comment on Facebook saying that he likes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; simply because he agrees with her stance on protecting the environment. I was so upset it took all my willpower to refrain from telling him to not contact me again until he’d pulled his head out of his ass. I’m still so upset about it that, if he were to call me right now, I’d probably just hang up on him.
Most voters in this country have certain issues that are of great importance to them, with protecting the environment being but one of many hot button issues. I’m not against protecting the environment; I’m against people who support a candidate solely for their stance on one single issue; especially when they say they like a candidate like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In the past I’ve had some pretty heated debates with my brother about subjects such as whether or not the government was authorized to establish a system of National Parks. He would quote law after law justifying their existence, but when I would ask him where in the constitution it authorized Congress to enact such a law, he couldn’t provide me with an answer – yet he would say something like, “I’m sure that it’s somewhere in there though.”
But this, this saying he liked Ocasio-Cortez because of her position on the environment crossed a line that I simply cannot comprehend; nor can I accept that my own blood relative would say. I could tolerate him saying he supported Dianne Feinstein for her position on the environment; even as much as I despise Senator Feinstein. But his saying he likes Ms Ocasio-Cortez; that’s something that leaves me wondering if we’re really from the same gene pool – that’s how upset this has made me.
I know a lot of people who don’t like Ms Ocasio-Cortez, and some who simply laugh at her for making all these idiotic statements; the same way people used to laugh at Dan Quayle for the dumb things he said – but what do they really know about her rise to prominence?
First of all, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is not a Congresswoman; not in the sense that she made the decision to run for office and won. She’s an actress pretending to be a Congressperson. That’s right, an actress playing the role of a Congresswoman.
How many of you are familiar with the group, the Justice Democrats? The Justice Democrats are a progressive movement whose goal is to shift the Democratic Party even further to the left towards Socialism – if you can believe that is even possible. They believe that many of the old-guard Democrats are too moderate, and they want to see them replaced with candidates of their choosing; candidates they can manipulate and control – and Ocasio-Cortez is their latest creation.
I’ll bet that most people didn’t know that the Justice Democrats decided to run a candidate opposing an incumbent Democrat for the 14th Congressional District in New York the same way Hollywood would pick an actress to fill a role in a movie. They sent out, what can only be described as, a casting call – and got over 10,000 applicants for the part. They weeded through them and chose Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and molded her into a viable candidate to run against a Democrat they felt wasn’t enough of a Socialist.
The Justice Democrats ran her campaign for her, wrote her speeches, and funded her entire campaign. That’s why Ms. Ocasio-Cortez appears to be such a dimwit when asked questions; it is because her speeches and Tweets are all scripted, and when she is asked a question that deviates from her script she cannot come up with an answer that comes close to sounding intelligent.
I know this may sound like some far-fetched conspiracy theory, but here are the words of Alexandra Rojas, the Executive Director of the Justice Democrats, “Back in 2016 we put out a call for nominations, trying to capture the diversity of background, of experience, of the American electorate; people who aren’t currently represented in office. We got over 10,000 nominations. Out of those 10,000 nominations we found Alexandria.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an actress playing the role of Congresswoman, a puppet whose strings are being pulled by the Justice Democrats; particularly Saikat Chakrabarti, her Chief of Staff – who just happens to be under investigation by the FEC, (Federal Elections Commission), for funneling over a million dollars of campaign contributions into a slush fund in an offshore bank account.
I don’t believe in coincidences, yet Saikat Chakrabarti just happens to be one of the co-founders of the Justice Democrats; along with Zack Exler and Cenk Uygur, host of the Young Turks; a progressive left wing talk show. As her Chief of Staff, Mr. Chakrabarti is in a perfect position to act as her handler; writing her Tweets, her speeches, and scripting her performance. It is only when she is asked questions to which she has not been given a scripted answer that she appears stupid and unqualified for the role she is playing. After all, Matt Damon played a math whiz kid in the movie Goodwill Hunting, but if you were to ask Matt Damon to solve a complex math equation like his character did in the movie, he’d probably look pretty damned stupid too.
But when Ms. Ocasio-Cortez sticks to her script, and isn’t asked too many difficult questions, she comes off as young, hip, and very attractive; and her sound bites resonate with people who ‘CARE’ about the issues she is championing – such as saving the environment. I just can’t believe my brother fell for her bullshit. I know he is not alone, that millions of others also support her position on the issues – but those millions of others aren’t family, so I take this personally.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for protecting the environment – it’s the only one we have and if we destroy it, we kill ourselves as well. I just don’t think it is among the specific powers delegated to the federal government to do so. Just as with the National Park System, I’d love to see the specific Clause within the constitution that says the federal government may enact laws to protect the environment; passing regulations and issue fines to people and companies within the individual States.
I’ll wait while you research that for your answer. Oh, that’s right, people don’t research the truth anymore; they act impulsively, based upon emotional triggers to the various issues. Silly me, I should have known better than to ask for facts.
I believe it was former Speaker of the House, Tip O’Neill who said, “All politics is local.” By that I take it to mean that the closer a representative is to their constituents the more in tune to their needs and desires, and they can more effectively work towards solutions to the problems their constituents face in their daily lives.
If we want to safeguard our environment we should begin locally with our city and county governments; then work upwards with our State Legislatures – not begin by giving the federal government MORE POWER over our lives. After all, the federal government has such a symbiotic relationship with big business that they really aren’t going to take any measures that will hurt the bottom line of those who fund the political parties and candidacies of those seeking a seat in Congress.
Just look at the agrochemical giant Monsanto and their relationship to government. In the 2018 election cycle Monsanto contributed $92,500 to the election funds of Democrats and $193,500 to the election funds of Republicans. That buys a lot of influence. I’m reminded of the line from the movie Hannibal regarding the wealth of villain Mason Verger, where they say, “While he may not be able to buy a Congressman, he can afford to rent one from time to time.”
So Monsanto certainly has contributed enough to the election funds of both Democrats and Republicans to ensure that their voice is given more weight than is the voice of the average Tom, Dick and Jane who sends in $15-$20 for the campaign of a candidate they support. Money buys influence, and with political campaigns requiring an ever increasing amount of money to operate, those who contribute the most are going to have their wishes placed at the top of the priority list of those whose campaigns they fund. And, with re-election being the primary concern of every elected official, you do not bite the hand the feeds you by passing laws that hurt their companies.
That’s just the way American politics is, and if you can’t accept that then you may as well go back to kindergarten and start getting an education on the facts of life.
Now, getting back to Monsanto, their weed killer Roundup is a top seller at home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot; yet it has been linked to cancer and the killing off of the bee population; and if the bees go, we will quickly follow them as our food supply rapidly dwindles.
Yet all we hear about is the supposed science of global warming and climate change; and how we need to cease using fossil fuels and begin using renewable energy to reduce our carbon footprint.
You know, typically these tree hugging environmentalists are supporters of Democrats, yet just awhile back I was driving down the road behind a Prius with an Obama sticker on their car, and they opened up their driver’s side window and tossed a Burger King bag out onto the side of the road; spilling the contents all over the highway. So much for caring about the environment!
Like I said, I’m all for protecting our environment. What I oppose is giving the federal government any more authority over me, my life, my liberty and my property. The federal government has already proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that it has a penchant for abusing its power and restricting the liberty it was instituted to protect. And now, because some cute left wing candidate out of New York is screaming SAVE THE PLANET, (figuratively people), people are supporting her – regardless of how much of a fraud she is.
And that’s why my brothers comments angered me so much, because I simply can’t believe he fell for her bullshit. And please brother, if you’re reading this, don’t call me so that we can talk about it. I’ll let you know when I’ve calmed down enough so that I don’t just slam the phone down when I hear your voice.