Ocasio-Cortez Doesn’t Understand Difference Between The Berlin Wall And The Border Wall

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Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is simply the gift that just keeps on giving. She basically stated last week that she doesn’t get the difference between the Berlin Wall and the border wall. The Berlin Wall fell in the name of freedom from communism. The border wall is going up to protect Americans from criminals, terrorists, and communists. And she can’t seem to grasp that.

During an Instagram live video on Friday, the freshman congresswoman said that she thought the wall was a “moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin Wall.” She said ‘like’ over 188 times during the video. I kid you not. Obviously, Ocasio-Cortez knows next to nothing about history or she would not make a statement like that. She also doesn’t get the concept of border or national security, much less morality.

A former senior official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security named Matt Mayer explains why comparisons between Trump’s wall and the Berlin Wall are nonsensical and insulting for those who were oppressed in East Germany:

“The goal of the Berlin Wall: stop East Germans from escaping to West Germany, as roughly three million did from the end of World War II until the wall was built. It divided Berlin for twenty-eight years. In many ways, the Berlin Wall served as a prison wall for East Germans. At least 139 people died at the Berlin Wall. It is hard to believe it has been gone for nearly as long as it was up.

“Too often, Americans use the Berlin Wall in the debate over expanding the wall on our border with Mexico. Not only does this usage cheapen the history of the Berlin Wall, it is a terrible analogy. The goal of America’s border wall is to keep people and contraband from illegally coming in to the United States, not to prevent Americans from escaping. Unlike with the Berlin Wall, the use of force on the border is significantly restricted by law, including when engaging with violent and well-armed Mexican drug cartels.”

“Let’s say you love the wall, let’s say you want it, point is, it’s wrong to hold people’s paychecks hostage for it and if you want your wall so bad, go out and convince the American people because 70% of America thinks this is the dumbest idea ever and it’s not my problem that the majority of the American public thinks it’s a scam, a sham, a monument to white supremacy,” Ocasio-Cortez blustered. “It’s not my fault, not my fault.” Says the woman who wants the tax rate to be greater than 70% on Americans. What utter idiocy.

Ocasio-Cortez’s assertion that 70% of America thinks that a border wall is “the dumbest idea ever,” is false. She may be referring to a January 2019 report from PEW that said that 70% of Democrats say that a wall “would not have much impact on illegal immigration into the U.S.” That’s a far, far cry from 70% of America.

A partial transcript of Ocasio-Cortez’s video follows. I suggest you duct-tape your head first to avoid a mess:

“But this wall man, I can’t fund it. I cannot, I cannot, vote for a wall. I can’t, I can’t do it. I can’t do it. And especially for my community back at home it’s, it’s 50% immigrant and most of us if we’re not immigrant we’re first-generation. And, and, you know it’s not to slight those that that voted YES on the wall because it’s actually, sorry — it’s not they were not voting for the wall, let me make that very clear, they were not voting for the wall — but what’s happening is that the Republicans are creating a hostage situation where they’re holding everyone’s paychecks unless they get more money for, for, a wall.

“These two things should not be tied at all, like no matter how you feel about the wall, you know I think it’s a moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin wall. I think it’s like any other wall that is designed to separate human beings and block out people who are running away from humanitarian disaster. It’s like one of the I just think it’s wrong. But you know what? Let’s say you love the wall, let’s say you want it, point is, it’s wrong to hold people’s paychecks hostage for it and if you want your wall so bad, go out and convince the American people because 70% of America thinks this is the dumbest idea ever and it’s not my problem that the majority of the American public thinks it’s a scam, a sham, a monument to white supremacy. It’s not my fault, not my fault. So, if you want a wall, go out and campaign on it, go out try to convince your neighbors of it.”

The only thing Ocasio-Cortez got right is that they are both walls. But not all walls are the same as is the case here. Perhaps someone should explain that to her in a way she can understand. Slowly… with picture cards.

I’ll leave you with a quote on this from Steven Crowder as it is simply perfect:

“Okay, first let’s hit the obvious. The Berlin Wall was meant to keep East Germans locked into their communist hell hole they were so desperate to flee. Communism being a close, incestuous cousin of socialism. Alexandria’s favorite ism besides AOCism. The Southern border wall is meant to keep people out of America because America isn’t a desperate hell hole but a pretty swell place. But some countries south of the border are hell holes. Some may even describe them as shit holes. AOC has basically admitted it’s wrong for the United States to stop people from fleeing shit hole countries, some of which may be socialist.

“Marinate in the irony of it. Bottle it into a perfume.”

I guarantee it smells bad. Ocasio-Cortez’s nonsense and paranoia are amusing to watch somewhat. She’s a product of our school system… that sobers me right up. Twitchy gets it, “This is why millennials should grow up a teensy bit more before running for office. Seriously. #GitOffOurLawn.”

Sources: The Daily Wire, RedState, Louder With Crowder, Twitchy

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