You should always believe it when people tell you who they are. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has told you who she is and that she wants to make your life worse and you should believe her.
This is not hyperbole, she means exactly what she says. She is from the same wing of the Democratic Party as Bill de Blaiso who recently said he was reluctant to restart indoor dining because it was an activity for middle and upper class New Yorkers:
“Indoor dining, which is obviously a very optional activity, which some people do a lot who have the resources and others can’t do at all because they don’t have the resources,”
On top of the fact that the restaurant industry is a driving force of the city’s economy and keeping indoor dining shut down hurts those that work in the industry it is also proof that these people actively want to make your life worse.
Now, I am no fan of Brunch.
However, I will defend the rights of brunch-loving Americans. I used to tend bar on Brunch Shifts. They are a great source of revenue for restaurants and the people who work them. Brunch is literally taking from the rich because most of the time you are selling over priced breakfast with really inexpensive bottomless drinks.
The de Blasios and AOCs of the world want to completely destroy the American way of life. They are not hiding it. Just look at what the Democratic Socialists of America have planned for New York City
Confront Gov. Andrew Cuomo and push the state Legislature to tax the rich to help fund the Green New Deal and New York Health Act, legislation that would create a government-run, single-payer health insurance system and to prevent state cuts in public services. “In the face of an austerity budget, many of our campaigns will lend their weight to a demand on the state government to tax the rich, putting us directly in the cross hairs of Andrew Cuomo. We welcome his hatred. Remaining resolute now is the time to expand the public sector, to provide social housing, public power [energy/utility supplier] …,” the plan says.
Use the COVID-related housing crisis to “cancel” rent, thus squeezing landlords of revenue and forcing them to give up their properties and “exit the market” — and have the state acquire the properties and convert them to public housing. Its housing agenda also includes “undermining” the real estate industry’s already diminished clout in the Democrat-run state Legislature.
What do you think happens after they drive the landlords out of the city? How are they going to afford all of their social welfare programs without a tax base? I guess they won’t have to worry about going to brunch because there won’t be any restaurants left in the city to serve it. I say this again and again to my liberal friends these people are not on your side.
These are not the plans of a group that wants to make a country that looks like the Northern European nations that liberals admire. Those nations are capitalist countries with large welfare states. This group admits it wants to dismantle capitalism. They do not care about your rights as an individual. They do not care about your right to live as you see fit. All that matters to them is creating their version of utopia which has been tried time and again and failed.
This whole thing is AOC and de Blasio admitting to the world what I laid out in the American Mao series last month. If you like your life as it is. If you enjoy the freedom to partake in simple pleasures like brunch or sitting in a coffee shop wasting the day drinking overpriced pumpkin spice lattes you need to stop these people before it is too late. Sure President Trump may be a petulant toddler and say uncouth things but he and Mitch McConnell are the only things currently standing in the way of you seeing your life dramatically change for the worse. Because when they chase the 1% percent out of the country they are going to have to come for your stuff to make the world fair for those with less.