In yet another effort to normalize socialism and communism in the United States, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to Twitter to claim the word “communist” was popularized as a white supremacist slur against civil rights pioneers in the 1950s.
Quoting a tweet that read, “the argument that it’s okay to be racist against a socialist who is critical of America was pioneered in the 1960s by National Review in their many attacks on Martin Luther King, Jr.”, Ocasio-Cortez made the radical claim that “communist” is a “smear” associated with “white supremacy.”
“Calling people who believe in democracy, civil + economic rights, and racial justice ‘communist’ has a long + rich history w/ white supremacy in the US,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez. She also claimed it was “one of the main attacks segregationists used against MLK Jr”.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 17, 2019
In other words, if patriotic Americans are concerned about the growing call for socialism and communism in the United States, they are inextricably tied to white nationalists.
Ocasio-Cortez’s bizarre claim is eerily similar to a Twitter verified activist who recently made the claim that the word “communist” is synonymous with the n-word.
Bree Newsome, a self-described “artist” and activist who climbed a South Carolina flag pole to remove the Confederate flag in 2015 and was somehow verified by Twitter as a result, made the claim that “communist” is somehow a code word for the n-word, and wrote the word in its entirety. The word, typically removed from Twitter, is apparently allowed for the sake of defending communism.
In a series of tweets, Newsome wrote “Since at least the 1950s, “communist” has become a popular coded word for n*****. Let’s be real,” and added that “Anybody Black advocating equal rights is a “communist” [read: no good n*****] who is a threat to the American way of life [read: white man’s country]. They called MLK communist when they weren’t calling him Martin Luther Coon.”
Doubling down despite the majority of responses calling her out on the defamatory and bizarre statement, Newsome lambasted those who dared to question her supreme wokeness.
While Ocasio-Cortez echoes Twitter leftists who are eager to call anyone they disagree with racist, her policies are potentially securing a massive electoral defeat for the Democrat Party.
As Big League Politics reported, top Democrats are worried Ocasio-Cortez and her love of socialism are spelling doom for the Democrat Party, as socialism is still considered “toxic” to the vast majority of white, blue collar, American voters who do not have a college education.
That is to say, it is toxic to the exact demographic Democrats lost in 2016 and 2018, and desperately need to secure to maintain control of the House and have any shot of winning the presidency come 2020.
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