Politicians are the busybodies of civilization. They are the ones who stick their noses in other people’s businesses, in other people’s homes, in other people’s vaccine records and other private medical papers, in 300 million other perfect strangers’ lives in the United States alone.
Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, once wrote, “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they know about what they imagine they can design.”
Leaving aside the fact that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her groupies on Twitter would be triggered by the fact that Hayek didn’t use gender-neutral pronouns, opting instead for the classic and canonical universal masculine pronoun to include everybody, most of these airheads would probably be confused by the quote.
It is the point of the quote because those people vote and vote for people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And then she gets a 435th share in deciding how trillions and trillions of dollars are allocated in a complex, post-industrial, ultra-high-tech economy and the actual foreign policy of the United States government, the greatest superpower on earth, and its diplomatic stance toward other sovereign nation-states.
And this is a person who wore a “Tax The Rich” dress to the New York Met Gala, one of the most ostentatious gatherings of the most flagrantly rich people on planet earth. Should someone who has such little sense of diplomacy, politics, economics, and even aesthetics and how to enjoy yourself at a party have any say over foreign policy?
She’s not even an expert on foreign policy. Here’s an old but goody for you to tweet out with #ThrowbackThursday or #FlashbackFriday: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez reminding everyone that she is not the expert in an interview on foreign policy. The interviewer asked her about Palestine, which AOC described as “occupied,” raising some eyebrows.
When pressed about what she meant by that, AOC demurred and said something that her primary and general election opponents should replay every two years until the most overrated politician in the history of America is out of office.
But that hasn’t stopped this busybody, admitted non-expert from adding not one, two, three, four or five, or six but seven amendments to the 2022 NDAA. How could someone who has admitted in an interview that aired on television that they are not an expert on geopolitics go in swinging with seven of their own self-admittedly uninformed bright ideas as amendments to a must-pass annual defense appropriations bills?