Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez is a result of Trump

Discussion in 'Politics' started by unfocusedanakin, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Okiefreak

    Okiefreak Senior Member

    The basic distinction between socialism and state capitalism has to do with the degree of genuine democratic control of the state, and real worker control of industries. If the government operates the means of production and distribution like a capitalist enterprise, treating the workers like wage laborers with little say over operations and excluding a majority of the people from meaningful participation in the government, it's state capitalism. The USSR and Communist China probably fall into that category. What they call themselves has no relevance to what they really were/are. The same could be said of Venezuela under Maduro, since his party has no popular base and the workers don't participate in controlling the means of production, i.e., the oil wells. What would be an example of a true Socialist country by that definition? Some would say Cuba, others wouldn't .
    Is Cuba ‘State-Capitalist’? | Socialist Voice
    Likewise, Vietnam. How Socialist is Vietnam? – Otelo Carvalho – Medium
    That's why I think the distinction is tenuous. It's mostly a judgment call and matter of degree.
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  2. Balbus

    Balbus Super Moderator Super Moderator


    Wow you still flogging the Venezuelan horse?

    You do know its dead, don’t you? That it has ceased to be! Expired and gone to meet its maker! A stiff, bereft of life, pushing up the daisies! It’s kicked the bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! IT IS AN EX-HORSE

    (Apologies to Monty Python).
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  3. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    Sarah never went to college and despite the fantasy you live in AOC is not nearly as dumb. You need her to be or else her ideas might work. As long as you can have a meme with her smiling (odd right wing obsession with her teeth) she's not real.
  4. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

  5. Flagme15

    Flagme15 Member

    Unfortunately, I disagree with her. When one puts themselves in the limelight, one is susceptible to personal scrutiny, and attacks. She sounds like trump, lol.
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  6. 6-eyed shaman

    6-eyed shaman Ad-hominem receiver

    I don't care enough about Palin to fact check whether or not she went to college. However, college is not a metric to determine a person's intelligence, as many institutions have devolved into diploma mills, and there are plenty of morons out there with college degrees (like AOC). This post really shows the left's modern attitude toward those who've never gotten to college. Long gone are the days when the Democrat party stood up for those who didn't succeed in college, or never had the opportunity to make it there in the first place. Today, they sneer at them from high atop their ivory towers.
  7. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    I am not going to lie, AOC is an attractive woman, horse teeth, bird brains and all.
  8. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Fucking perfect analogy my man!
  9. 6-eyed shaman

    6-eyed shaman Ad-hominem receiver

    Venezuela was an example of tried and failed socialism. Even if it makes it as far as a 80% socialist state and it still fails, it's most likely due to the result of command economics of socialism. I'm gonna keep talking about Venezeuela until the whole "Socialism will work if we try it again" mentality finally dies off.

    0 leftist meme.png
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  10. Meliai

    Meliai Evenstar

    She's one of the few in Congress actually doing her job.

    If you dont recognize AOC's intelligience, you arent paying attention.
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  11. YouFreeMe

    YouFreeMe HipForums Supporter

    Her name is Alexandria. ALEXANDRIA. Not Alexandira.
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  12. Orison

    Orison my dog is full of walls Staff Member Super Moderator

    your sarcasm is duly noted here..
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  13. neonspectraltoast

    neonspectraltoast Best Member

    Her only drawback as far as I can see is that she's too emotionally involved in her work. I mean, she keeps it cool...but I think things smart a little bit for her, too, when others don't understand.
  14. Okiefreak

    Okiefreak Senior Member

    Speaking of memes
    Pepe the Frog branded a 'hate symbol'
  15. Okiefreak

    Okiefreak Senior Member

    In other words, you're going to repeat your demonstrably fallacious argument until hell freezes over? Knock yourself out, but one example probably won't be enough to discredit the idea. You might try holding your breath until you turn blue.
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  16. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Most of the 'criticism' in here lacks serious depth. Which leads to the obvious conclusion: she must be quite good.
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  17. McFuddy

    McFuddy HaHaHa Joke’s on you Batman

    They’re terrified of her. It’s humorous and sad.
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  18. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I like how I can almost see the veins pop on the foreheads of the people who want to see nothing in her :D
  19. Flagme15

    Flagme15 Member

    I don't disagree that college isn't for everyone. However, I think what separates people who want to go to college from those that don't, is that they want to learn and question as many things as possible. Non college attendees are more likely to go with the flow, and not question authority.
    I feel that everyone should at least try for a college education. If after a period of time they feel it's not for them, that's fine.
  20. 6-eyed shaman

    6-eyed shaman Ad-hominem receiver

    Pepe's mere existence triggers the NPC left. That's why he's so awesome!

    Like clockwork, anything they don't like becomes hate speech.

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