Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the gift that keeps on giving whenever she opens her mouth. She’s kind of like Hillary in that way, in as much as whatever she says is gold to me, but the sad thing is that far too many people tend to agree with her or think she’s some sort of genius, when she’s really just mumbling falsehoods and irrational thoughts.
This past weekend, she did precisely that in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Now, there are a lot of things that can be taken from that interview. For one, Anderson Cooper, like many other journalists, asked AOC how she planned on paying for her $40 trillion Medicare-for-all project, to which she gave the same general response she always has: nothing of substance.
Another thing that can be pointed out is she also claimed, without evidence, that Fox News advocates for and defends human rights violations.
However, the biggest takeaway from that interview, and the focal point of this article, is what she had to say in response to Anderson Cooper pointing out that the Washington Post repeatedly calls her out for her false claims.
This was her response: “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”
You know how I said the Left’s feelings don’t care about facts? Was I right or was I right?
To AOC, the facts don’t matter if she is in the “moral right”.
“Communism has killed over 100 million people? Doesn’t matter, they were still morally right.”
“Venezuela has gone from one of the richest countries in Latin America to a cesspool of poverty at the hands of a socialist government? I’m sure the government only wanted the best things for their people.”
“There is literally no way to pay for my government-expanding healthcare program and applying it would pretty much collapse our economy? Well, I care about people and we should still do it.”
It’s literal insanity. You can’t be factually wrong and morally right at the same time.
How can one claim to care about people if they want to install a program that will kill our economy?
And multiple people on social media made sure to point out how ridiculous her statement was.
“That AOC thinks there are people who are *not* concerned about being ‘precisely, factually, and semantically correct’ is the problem. Being ‘morally right’ is impossible if you’re basing it on a foundation that is inaccurate, misleading, or outright dishonest,” wrote one Twitter user.
“This is the reason socialism survives against all reason and evidence,” wrote another user, in what I think is one of the smartest takes I’ve seen regarding this. And he’s completely right too. Socialism has failed time and time again, and killed millions and impoverished millions more, but it survives as an ideology because feelings are the driving factor, not facts or intelligence.
They supposedly mean well, while wreaking havoc, pain, misery and death.
There were a lot of other people who criticized her for this, with good reason, but I wish to bring up a different argument that I haven’t seen others bring up.
While the biggest thing to focus on is the fact that she thinks facts don’t matter if she is “morally right” and that that’s a ridiculous impossibility, there is another thing to focus on: who says she is morally right?
By what measure does she believe she is morally right? And most importantly: where does morality even come from?
Ocasio-Cortez wants to install a $40 trillion Medicare-for-all plan. She has no idea how we could pay for it, often saying “well, we pay for a lot of wars” or some other mumbo-jumbo that doesn’t get close to even solving the problem.
She wants to put this plan into effect because it will supposedly make healthcare available and affordable for everyone. Taking aside how that would not work in reality, at least with the method the Left wants to use, her reasons for doing this is because she supposedly wants people to have healthcare. That may be the case, but how is it morally right to bankrupt the country in order to supposedly get there? (And we wouldn’t get there with a BANKRUPT COUNTRY!)
How is it morally right to say: “Hey, bummer you lost your job and have next to no hope of getting another one in an economy that is crashing like the Hindenburg, but at least you have healthcare! Wait, you’re telling me medical supplies are dwindling? You’re telling me people won’t be willing to do an even half-way decent job if it’s for free? Hospitals can’t afford to pay their doctors and keep running? Well, at least I wanted what was best for you.”
Clearly not if you’re adamant about putting together a plan that will destroy livelihoods.
But going even beyond that, you have to ask yourself, where does morality come from? And where does AOC’s morality come from?
Well, generally speaking, morality comes from God. In case you haven’t noticed, humans are the only beings on Earth that have some sense of morality. That’s what separates us from animals.
We all have some sort of moral compass, whether it’s functioning adequately or it’s beaten to hell.
Morality comes from God, who is the only being in existence with perfect morality. Morality cannot be separated from God.
To have the desire to do something that is not seen as moral in the eyes of God is to do something immoral. Even more so when having the audacity to say that what’s immoral is actually moral.
When it comes to Medicare-for-all, unless there is a way to fully fund it without sending the economy into freefall and making sure that there is only good things coming out of it, it is morally wrong. Why? Because FACTUALLY SPEAKING, it will absolutely wreck the economy which will only bring more pain and suffering to people. What’s morally right about inflicting pain to others even if you didn’t mean it?
It’s no different from committing sin and not wanting to have done it. Sinning is sinning, whether you intended to do it or not.
What’s even worse is sinning and saying it’s not sinning. Now, you may think that doing something that’s sinful isn’t actually sinful, but if it’s FACTUALLY sinful, then that’s sinning.
This line of argument, that it’s okay to be factually wrong if you’re morally right, is something that really annoyed me throughout the Obama years. Whenever Obama would enact something (constitutionally or unconstitutionally) that wound up hurting America, the Left would cry out “at least he’s trying!”
Well, either he was a miserable failure that should not have gotten re-elected or he was trying to destroy the country.
If he was trying to do good, then he did catastrophically poorly. The same can be said for AOC, who might be supposedly trying to do good, but will end up destroying the country whether or not she meant it.
Performing evil acts, whether or not you mean it, is still doing evil. And you cannot claim moral superiority if what you’re gunning for is not only actually impossible, but it would completely destroy not only the country, but hundreds of millions of lives.
I’m sure Hitler thought he was morally right in committing ethnic cleansing of the Jews and other races he deemed inferior. I’m sure Stalin thought he was morally right in committing heinous acts of violence against his own people.
It doesn’t matter if you think you’re doing what’s right if what you’re doing is very, very wrong. Morality doesn’t come from within. It doesn’t come from the government or society. It doesn’t come from history or anything else. It only comes from God and what He deems moral. Anything outside of that is simply immoral.
AOC isn’t morally right just because she claims to be. God is the one who judges that. And she won’t be morally right until she can recognize this and follow Him.
I won’t straight up attack her too hard because she’s young and idealistic and there is a chance she could still be saved.
I just hope and pray that she recognizes the evil of her ways and comes to receive Christ into her heart.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
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