AOC: The Phrase “Border Surge” Pushes “White Supremacy”

AOC: The Phrase “Border Surge” Pushes “White Supremacy”
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The Squad’s de-facto head is at it again, this time educating us that the word “border surge” can be added to the long list of words in our vocabulary rooted in racism.

While greatly dialing down her rhetoric on “kids in cages” in the post-Trump era, AOC has decided that people pointing out that there’s a surge of illegals at the border are the real problem. During an Instagram Live “ask-me-anything” session, she was asked why she was “not addressing the border crisis and kids like you used to.”

“Are you for real?” AOC asked in response to the person who was obviously “for real.” It’s not a border crisis. It’s an Imperialism crisis, it’s a climate crisis, it’s a trade crisis. And also it’s a carceral crisis” AOC said without addressing why she wasn’t addressing kids in cages like she used to.

“But people don’t want to have that conversation. They want to say, ‘But what about the surge?'” AOC continued. “Well, first of all, just — gut check. Stop. Anyone who’s using the term ‘surge’ around you, consciously, is trying to invoke a militaristic frame. And that’s a problem, because this is not a surge. These are children and they are not insurgents and we are not being invaded.”

She then got to the real core of the issue, unmasking white supremacy as the villain for the millionth episode of the show (who could’ve seen that coming?). “Which, by the way, is a white supremacist philosophy. The idea that if another is coming in the population that this is an invasion of who we are,” we are told. It seems at this point that it may be more efficient if AOC were to simply tell us that *isn’t* racist rather than what is, as the a list of the former would likely be shorter than the latter.

AOC then told us that this whole situation reflects problems with our nation’s “carceral system” –  a term she once heard in a college sociology class.

By the end of her rant that was presented with the mannerisms and syntax of a teenager but the vocabulary of a college social justice warrior, the question she was asked remained unanswered.

Watch those comments (and reaction from Texas’ Lt. Governor Dan Patrick)  below:

Perhaps one day there will be a surge in people who stop taking a single thing AOC says seriously (my apologies in advance if the use of the word “surge” causes any offense).

Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New YorkDebunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate

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