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#168754 - 02/06/19 08:15 PM It appears that SNL is rather prophetic!
jryan Offline
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They nailed the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caricature 6 years before anyone knew she existed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsQES_OdrQ
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#168755 - 02/07/19 12:46 AM Re: It appears that SNL is rather prophetic! [Re: jryan]
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Like, prophetic indeed. Thanks.
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#168757 - 02/07/19 05:26 PM Re: It appears that SNL is rather prophetic! [Re: Enright]
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Haha, I'm sending that one around.

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#168759 - 02/08/19 01:38 PM Re: It appears that SNL is rather prophetic! [Re: jmill]
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*Sigh* "Video not available in your country"
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#168760 - 02/08/19 04:02 PM Re: It appears that SNL is rather prophetic! [Re: ScottSA]
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AOC worries me. She has bad ideas that are patently absurd. What's worse is that she's got a strong set of persuasion skills.
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#168775 - 02/11/19 05:04 PM Re: It appears that SNL is rather prophetic! [Re: CPD]
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I don't agree at all with your characterization of her persuasion as "strong". When I hear her speak, it's patently obvious that she didn't graduate with a degree in economics from Boston University because she understood anything about it, graduating cum laude notwithstanding. She is extremely stupid with respect to what will and will not work economically. She has more in common with a Lenin or a Trotsky than she does with any red blooded American, and the real persuasion has already been done by tens of thousands of anti-American left-wing professors and student committees (advised by those same professors) turning normal kids into pseudo-intellectual "revolutionaries" and filling their heads with socialist claptrap. She's nothing more than an apparatchik with a megaphone.

Like all American socialists (similar to the Russian fools of long ago), she would coast along on the economic inertia of this great country until it all collapsed under the weight of her absurd ideas and ruinous policies. One of the problems with folks like her is they don't tend to outlive the "revolution" so they can be properly chastised or even punished for their idiotic, disastrous and ultimately evil lust for creating thoughtless, soulless human hives. Her kind always end up getting away with brutalizing people to prove that their ideas are correct. If socialism could be brought to justice quicker, then we would have seen the Russians hang Lenin or Stalin for all the evil they perpetrated, and socialism might have died the ignominious death it deserves. But it's like the frog in the pot of water brought slowly to a boil: the frog doesn't realize it's doomed until it's too late.

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#168776 - 02/12/19 07:43 AM Re: It appears that SNL is rather prophetic! [Re: jmill]
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An undergrad degree in economics is functionally equivalent to an undergrad degree in political studies, or history, or basket weaving. It supplies a base knowledge of the liberal arts, and if one is lucky an introduction to basic methodology. Beyond that it can sometimes open minds, although less so these days than before. But it conveys no mastery of the subject (the theory behind a Master's degree), and certainly not the implied expertise of a doctorate. It's a little bit of mind development with a piece of declaratory paper, but really nothing more.
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#168777 - 02/12/19 01:49 PM Re: It appears that SNL is rather prophetic! [Re: jmill]
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I don't mean that she's persuasive in the sense that her ideas are reasonable or logically sound. I mean that she has a sense of how to get people to pay attention to her regardless. When she's in the room or in a photo, she draws the eye through wardrobe and makeup choices. The media follow her every move.



Edited by CPD (02/12/19 01:50 PM)
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#168778 - 02/13/19 03:40 PM Re: It appears that SNL is rather prophetic! [Re: CPD]
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CPD, I wrote a response yesterday, but it disappeared, or I neglected to post it after I wrote it. At any rate, I understand what you mean. She's a media darling right now because the majority of the media isn't much smarter than she is and she's photogenic.

Far more troubling to me is that there's a substantial percentage of our younger folks who think they prefer socialism to capitalism. This isn't because they've seen how it works better than capitalism (because it doesn't), and it's not from personal experience. It's the studied ignorance of people who've never really had to struggle for anything, and as a consequence don't think they should have to struggle for anything. Socialism is like an MC Escher painting: it looks really cool until you try and build it in real life, and then find out it's an optical illusion, a deadly one.

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