Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Speaks during South by Southwest Saturday March 9, 201
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US. Rope. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez struck politically moderately in the South at Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas, and called his views “misplaced” as she defended her progressive policy in a room full of supporters.
“Moderate is not an attitude. It’s just an attitude to the life of, like” meh, “the New York Democrat said Saturday during an interview with Briahna Gray, senior policy editor for the interception.” We have become so cynical that we see “meh” or “eh” – we see cynicism as an intellectually superior attitude and we see ambition as youthful naive when … the biggest things we have ever achieved as a society have become ambitious visions, and “meh” is just worshiped now, for what? “
The self-declared democratic socialist also criticized the treatment of minorities in American history, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, which she claimed was racist against Ronald Reagan’s policy, which she said” pitted “white working class people against minorities to “Turn over all working class Americans”, especially African Americans and Hispanics
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right, DN.Y., Speaks to Briahna Gray, a leading political editor at the Intercept, during South by Southwest Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner / Austin US statesman via AP)
“So you think of this picture of welfare scenes and what he really was trying to talk about was … this as a very outrageous view of essentially black women who did nothing, it was” sucking “in our country” she said.
“So you think of this picture of welfare scenes and what [Reagan] really was trying to talk about was … this as a very outrageous view of essentially black women who did nothing, it was” sucking “on our land . “
“And that’s all this tragedy of the public kind of thinking was it is because … this specific group of people, that you’re already kind of unconsciously primed to resist, gives you another reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature, Ocasio-Cortez continued. “It gives people a logical reason, a” logical “reason to say,” Oh yes no, throw out the whole social security net. “”
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] Other topics discussed by Ocasio-Cortez included the green news and capitalism, which she said could not be solved because it gains “over everything”.
” The most important thing is the concentration of capital and that means that we prioritize profit and accumulation of money above all, and we seek it for some human and environmental cost … But when we talk about ideas that democratic socialism mean is it to put democracy and society first instead of capital first; it does not mean that the actual concept of capitalist society should be abolished, she says.
“When we talk about ideas like democratic socialism, it means putting democracy and society first instead of capital first, it does not mean that the actual concept of capitalist society should be abolished.”
During a Q&A session with the audience, the TV host and author Bill Nye in Science Guy took up the microphone.
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“I’m a white guy,” said Nye. “I think the problem on both sides is fear. People in my ancestors are afraid to pay for everything immigrants come into this country. People working at the Alabama restaurant are afraid to ask what is reasonable. You are a plan to work with people in Congress who are afraid? That’s what happens to many conservatives, especially when it comes to climate change. People are afraid of what happens when we try to make the big changes. “
” One of the keys to dismantling fear dismantle a zero sum mentality, “Ocasio-Cortez replied. “It means that the rejection of the logic that says someone else’s profit requires my loss and that my profit must require someone’s loss. We can give without a while. We see progress as a loss rather than an investment. When we choose to invest in our system we choose to create wealth. When we all invest in them, prosperity is for all of us too. “
” When we choose to invest in our system, we choose to create wealth. When we all invest … are riches for all of us. “
The nine-day music and media festival has attracted many political figures this year. Several 2020 presidential candidates made appearances Saturday, including Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is also considering a presidential bid, also made the pilgrimage.
Ohio’s former Republican government John Kasich – a potential GOP contender for President Trump – also spoke at the festival Saturday.