In a recent interview, the darling of the far-left admits that she would prefer to rule by fiat, thank you very much.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), graces the cover of GQ magazine for the October 2022 edition along with a lengthy feature about her by Wesley Lowery.
Lowery’s article begins by calling AOC “the political voice of a generation — and a cultural star whose power transcends politics.”
And that’s just the sub-heading. It gets more adulatory as it goes on. The flattering photos were carefully selected to show off AOC’s femininity while simultaneously exuding an aura of power which her far-left faction of the Democrat Party seems to be wielding rather deftly as the “moderate” Biden White House caves to their every whim.
But there is one point near the end of the tediously long hagiography that bears some note — the possibility that she would make a run for POTUS at some point in the future.
We know that this is something that she’s thought about — she hinted at it in the 2019 Green New Deal short film she wrote.
Stephen Colbert even floated the idea that she’d run in 2024.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said that she’s hopeful that anything is possible, but… there’s still the problem of misogyny.
“I hold two contradictory things [in mind] at the same time. One is just the relentless belief that anything is possible,” she said. “But at the same time, my experience here has given me a front-row seat to how deeply and unconsciously, as well as consciously, so many people in this country hate women. And they hate women of color. People ask me questions about the future. And realistically, I can’t even tell you if I’m going to be alive in September. And that weighs very heavily on me. And it’s not just the right wing. Misogyny transcends political ideology: left, right, center. This grip of patriarchy affects all of us, not just women; men, as I mentioned before, but also, ideologically, there’s an extraordinary lack of self-awareness in so many places. And so those are two very conflicting things. I admit to sometimes believing that I live in a country that would never let that happen.”
Poor, AOC! She’s won her seat twice now and is lauded by the left on all fronts, but… the patriarchy will always be there to get in the way. And it might even kill her. Not an ounce of hyperbole there, right?
One wonders if the dreaded “patriarchy” was in the room with her when she gave the interview in her *checks notes* Congressional Office in Washington.
Perhaps she also suffered from recurring nightmares of right-wing pundits the way that Jennifer Lawrence is.
It isn’t just “the patriarchy” holding her back, however. There’s the whole “Commie lite” thing she has going on and… there’s the small problem of other branches of government that might get in the way of her Grand Vision for the country.
The proud “Democratic-Socialist” is a little bothered that checks and balances would thwart her “sweeping ambitions” for the country.
There would be other impediments—obstacles about which Ocasio-Cortez is practical, if not exactly optimistic. “Could Obama have gotten elected without the kind of financial support that he had?” she asked, noting that her opposition to Wall Street would be a major hurdle to any further rise. “I don’t know.” Even were she theoretically to become president, then what? She’d face a system — from the Senate to the Supreme Court — both empowered and inclined to thwart her most sweeping ambitions. “There are still plenty of limitations,” she said, playing out the hypothetical. “It’s tough, it’s really tough.”
But so, too, is the current gig — serving in an institution loaded with structural and dispositional limitations. “Congress does not move first, it does not move early, it moves last. That is why we have never codified the right to bodily autonomy. It’s why we have never legislatively codified same-sex marriage or marriage equality, and a whole bunch of other things, contraception, none of that. Because it’s easier to just let the courts do it,” she said. “We’re going to need robust mass movements that have already started. We’ve seen it in the labor movement, we’ve seen it in racial justice, and we’re going to need to continue to build that while also ensuring that we are staving off the very real threat of fascism in losing the House or Senate.”
Does she not realize that relying on activist courts — including the Supreme Court — was a tactic that Democrats have relied on for decades to avoid the bother of having to win over the electorate on contentious issues?
That’s precisely why the appointment of SCOTUS Justices matters so much to conservatives in 2016.
Either she’s completely ignorant of both the structure of the U.S. government and the left’s political machinations for as long as she’s been alive, or she’s trying to paint the checks and balances as “problematic” because of their sexism, racism, and whatever other -ism she can think of.
But that’s not all that the interview covered.
In a surprising twist, AOC says that men should talk to other men about abortion.
Yes, it’s fascinating that now abortion can be discussed by anyone — man or woman — even though the left had been gatekeeping that issue to keep it to “uterus-havers” and not the “ejaculators.”
That’s right, it’s no longer only people with wombs that have an opinion — would-be dead-beats have a voice, too! She wants them to be a part of the pro-abort movement.
She’s got a message for all the men who have breathed a sigh of relief that they didn’t have to take responsibility for a child that shares their DNA because the woman that they impregnated offed their offspring in the womb.
“For almost every woman that has gotten an abortion, there’s a man who has either been affected or liberated by that abortion too,” she told me. “In this moment it’s really only going to be the vulnerability of men, and men talking to other men, that gives us the greatest hope of shifting things the fastest, soonest.”
She says these men have been “liberated” because a woman killed an innocent child for the sake of convenience.
Do you hear that “feminist” men who want to screw women and shake off any responsibility as women grow more and more miserable with the culture of casual sex? AOC has got your back!
“The most powerful and persuasive things a person can say on any given issue is sharing their personal experience and personal story,” AOC told Lowrey the first day that they met for the piece in GQ.
There you go, boys… AOC is giving you the green light talk to the bros about how they, too, can exploit women for sex and then coerce them into a “choice” that leaves you free of any responsibility.
Sure, you might have some guilt, if you still have a conscience, but the heavier burden would still be borne by the one whose body was housing this new, unique life, so you can console yourself with that!
All of this talk about how men need a voice is surprising since the left still can’t actually give a coherent definition of what a woman is.
Fascinatingly, AOC has thoughts on why it is that the non-women don’t talk about abortion so much — and she likened it to “white folks” who don’t like to talk about race. Because… of course, she did.
“I think there’s plenty of well-meaning reasons why men may feel like it’s not appropriate for them to talk about it,” she continued. “I think sometimes the way white folks don’t like to talk about race and they say, ‘We just want to center the person who’s most impacted, so it’s not my role to do anything or take a space and speak up.’ But we know that when white folks take up space and say the right thing in rooms of other white people, that is the most shifting activity that can happen, more sometimes than any protest or any person writing a letter to the editor or anything like that. And we need men to be speaking up in that way as well. But I think men, sometimes they think, I’m not a woman. This doesn’t affect me the most.”
Seriously, what the hell?
Does she not know that pro-abort feminists have been shouting down men by saying “no uterus, no opinion!” for decades?!
Of course, she knows. She’s just doing that leftwing thing where they move the goalposts because these pro-abort men are now the victims.
No, really. They’re victims of “toxic societal constructs” and The Patriarchy.
But men also keep quiet, Ocasio-Cortez pointed out, because of the burdens and antiquated expectations of masculinity. Feminist writers and thinkers have raised this notion for decades, pointing out how men themselves are victimized by toxic societal constructs. “Men suffer from being under patriarchy,” the congresswoman said.
To AOC, the tables have apparently now turned and it’s no longer the threat of “toxic masculinity” that causes some men to treat women like used tissue after sex, it’s now “toxic societal structures” that keep men silent from speaking “their truth” about the liberation they’ve experienced from abortion.
Are you confused by all of this?
Welcome to “progressive” leftism, my friend, where the rules constantly change and no one knows what side of an issue they should be on anymore.
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