Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back at it, proving again that so-called “democratic” socialists have no idea what they’re talking about.
On Tuesday, the New York congresswoman promoted some of her official campaign merchandise on Twitter, including, quite hilariously, a $58 “Tax the Rich” sweatshirt.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 2, 2020
The irony here, of course, is that rich or at the very least well-off people — the ones targeted by the sweatshirt — are more likely to be able to drop $58 on the piece of clothing.
The hilarious hypocrisy on the part of the anti-capitalist, democratic socialist representative was quickly pointed out by various voices on Twitter.
Nothing says economic justice like spending $65 on a sweatshirt pic.twitter.com/IiOWW5857U
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 3, 2020
“Still laughing about AOC selling ridiculously expensive swag that says ‘Tax the rich.’ That pretty much sums it all up right there,” Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe wrote.
There’s an even greater hypocrisy here that speaks to the core of AOC’s anti-capitalism philosophy.
“Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,” she said in 2019, according to Bloomberg.
“To me, capitalism is irredeemable.”
Less than two years later, AOC is using capitalism — an apparently “irredeemable” ideology — so that her campaign can raise money off of an inherently anti-capitalist slogan. (It’s also worth wondering whether the social justice warrior congresswoman thinks the proletariat’s hard-earned money is best spent on this overpriced sweatshirt.)
In addition to her “Tax the Rich” shirt, AOC is selling various other items of clothing ripe with equally hypocritical sentiments.
Renowned conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spent part of his Thursday morning tweeting out the inherent irony in these shirts as well.
It’s truly amazing that someone as ill-informed as AOC has become one of the most prominent thought leaders of modern-day liberalism.
She truly embodies all of the horrible ideas that the American left stands for these days.
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