The unbearable dumbness of being AOC

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Well, it’s time to shoot fish in a barrel again and play another round of Dumb Stuff Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said. Roll up, roll up, pree-zenting the Duchess of Dumbassity, the Queen of Clown World herself. quote.

[There is, apparently, nothing too dumb for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to say.

The media darling, a democratic socialist who won a House seat from New York and hasn’t stopped posting on social media long enough to get any actual work done for her constituents, keeps lowering the bar — and then somehow limboing under it again. end quote.

Okay, it might seem unfair, continually mocking a young bartender from Brooklyn. Except…well, for a start, she’s 30 freaking years old, for Pete’s sake. By that age, I was married, well into my (first) career and had started a family. And I started later than most of my peers.

More to the point, Ocasio-Cortez is a member of Congress. She has – supposedly – assumed the responsibility of representing nearly a million people in one of the richest cities of a global superpower.

The facts are that, firstly, she has almost no life experience. If you’re still tending bar when you’re nearly thirty, come from an upper-middle-class family and have a degree from a prestigious university, then it’s not unreasonable to ask what the hell were you doing with your life? Secondly, and most importantly, her only notable achievement to date has been being incredibly dumb. quote.

[On Monday, Ocasio-Cortez jumped onto Instagram and declared that she’d never seen a garbage disposal before — or, quite possibly, even heard of one…

“Like what is a garbage disposal really for?”…In her post, some text is overlaid with an image of a hole in the sink that says, “I am told this is a garbage disposal.” end quote.

Granted, garbage disposals are not common household items in Australia or New Zealand, but they are extremely common in America: Half of all American homes have them. Ocasio-Cortez is surely either lying, or has lived such a privileged life in the wealthy gated community she grew up in, that she’s never actually used one. quote.

[That wasn’t the only dumbness posted on social media by AOC this week (and it’s only Tuesday). In another Instagram video, the graduate of Boston University is seen looking at her small plot in a community garden in Washington.

…“I. Am. Shook! Look, like, honestly, gardening — food, that comes out of dirt! Like, it’s magic!” end quote.quote.

We sow the seed, nature grows the seed and then we eat the seed

Neil Pye, The Young Ones end quote.quote.

“Look, I don’t want to make fun of the brainless, but AOC is without question the most idiotic person ever to (dis)grace the halls of Congress,” Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center, posted on Twitter […]

Those are, of course, two mostly innocuous examples of dumbness. But Ocasio-Cortez has shown a deep lack of education on far more important matters. end quote.

To reiterate: Ocasio-Cortez is a Congresswoman, representing New York. That is not a trivial responsibility. But she repeatedly demonstrates that she has barely any grasp of her own job. quote.

In another video post, she said Democrats are looking “to take back all three chambers of Congress.” Then she stopped to correct herself — and made it much worse. “Rather, all three chambers of government — the presidency, the Senate and the House.” Close, but the three branches are executive, legislative and judicial. And that’s something most eighth-graders know.

The month before she took office, she posted on Twitter that $21 trillion “of Pentagon financial transactions could not be traced, documented or explained. $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.” end quote.

I’m sure you don’t need to be told that none of that is the least true.

But, while it might be fun to mock the idiocy of one American politician, AOC is just another symptom of a much bigger problem. She is emblematic of a permanently infantilised, educated-but-mind-numbingly-stupid generation whose ignorance is only exceeded by their rock-solid belief in their own moral superiority. quote.

She said, “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.” end quote.


And that’s what matters to this generation of young and (seemingly mostly female) politicians: who cares if you’re actually right, just so long as you feel right?