Yet another month is off to a gaffetastic start for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Last month she managed to illicit a condemnation from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (and countless others) after attempting to compare detention facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border to the concentration camps used in the Holocaust. Could anything be more trivializing to the victims of death camps than to compare them to camps that illegal aliens voluntarily wind up in while attempting to exploit the U.S. asylum system?
Last month she was condemning the Nazis – and less than a week into this month she’s (accidentally) quoting them. After Donald Trump compared AOC to Evita Perón, AOC decided to turn that into a compliment, and post a quote from Perón that echos her own socialist ideology.
I’ll assume that AOC is ignorant of the fact that Perón helped Nazis flee Europe at the end of WWII to find haven in Argentina. As compensation for her services she accepted the confiscated possessions of Jews from Nazis.
I can’t express presumption of ignorance to AOC’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti, who owns and wears a t-shirt that depicts Subhas Chanda Bose. Bose was an Indian anti-colonialist activist who resisted British occupation – and “fancied himself as a world leader like Hitler and Mussolini.” Bose personally gifted Mussolini a book that he wrote advocating for fascism, and had met with and cozied up to Hitler.
I guess they’re OK with Nazis so long as they help put the “socialism” in “national socialism”? Who knows. Keep reading