Marxism and Communism from Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez continues to reveal and promote her Marxist beliefs. This is from yesterday:

“‘Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,’ Ocasio-Cortez said during the interview, before making the argument that capitalism is destructive because it aims to hurt people and the environment.

“‘To me, capitalism is irredeemable,’ she added.” This is a profoundly radical statement. It’s deeply anti-American.

She’s against profit, profit-seeking, and capital as private property. She’s against corporations. She thinks that those who own businesses and hire labor are exploiting workers. She thinks that workers create the wealth but do not get it, as here:

“Because at the end of the day, as workers and as people in society, we’re the ones creating wealth.”

This is straight marxism. This is what communists always say, and it’s what they all mistakenly think is true.

Marxism is socialism and socialism is communism in the thought of Marx. Any distinctions made by rival intellectual groups are leftist family arguments. The political ideas of democratic socialists are still marxist and communist. For purposes of understanding Ocasio-Cortez and the Democratic Party, the key fact is that she’s a marxist and communist. The Democrats who align with her and support her views are therefore also communists, including Bernie Sanders. They’d all deny being communists, but their beliefs and recommended policies give them away. These are people who would destroy capitalism, and capitalism is a key American system. Communists like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are anti-American.

Democrats are in something of a spot, because Ocasio-Cortez is so vocal and open with her communism and anti-capitalism, and because she’s criticizing moderate Democrats openly and threatening them with primary challenges. Will other Democrats repudiate Ocasio-Cortez? If they do not, her hand is strengthened; and the Democrats will be seen as radical anti-Americans and commies because of their tacit support of her.

Democratic Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado wants to be president. He’s trying to bypass the question by claiming that it’s silly to label candidates as capitalist or socialist. This tactic won’t succeed, because Ocasio-Cortez will simply keep hammering away at other Democrats by espousing unvarnished Marxist communist ideas.


6:51 pm on March 10, 2019