Waleed Shahid, a radical hard-left ideologue who embraces socialism and worked on Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign, is pushing a narrative that in post-Obama America, capitalism is becoming the fringe.
Shahid, communications director of the left-wing group Justice Democrats, which teamed up with Brand New Congress to recruit Ocasio-Cortez, was given a platform by MSNBC to espouse his extreme, dare we say dangerous — see Venezuela — views during a special on their prize talent.
“I think Bernie Sanders really opened the window for debate on democratic socialism in this country, so it’s not as fringe as we might think,” Shahid insisted. “In fact, what’s actually becoming fringe if you call yourself a capitalist openly.”
This being the law of propaganda, as noted by Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany, repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.
Ironically, in this segment, Ocasio-Cortez was described as a cross between the senator from Vermont and Cardi B, the class-less rapper who touted her experiences as a stripper in a video, drugging rich men and robbing them to support herself — the only difference with socialism is that you don’t get the pleasure of being numb while you’re robbed.
Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, is also a Bronx nitwit, so the comparison is rather apt.
After the three-year-old Instagram Live video resurfaced, the recording artist tried to downplay her actions on social media, saying she “did what I had to do to survive.”
“I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options” she also said.
The Pepsi saleswoman also claimed the drugged robbery victims were “conscience, willing and aware.”
All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future. pic.twitter.com/VlPJW20thN
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 26, 2019
A perusal of her Instagram videos will also give you a vulgar, first-hand account of what else she can do well with her mouth besides singing and drinking Pepsi.
As for Ocasio-Cortez, who now plays the role of Chicken Little, out to save the world by crying the sky is falling — literally — Shahid said it was this savior mentality that made her such a great choice to run against former Rep. Joe Crowley, the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House at the time.
“She was just one of those people that had a spark to do something,” he said. “She felt the burden of the world on her shoulders where she felt like if not me, who?”
Meanwhile, the burdens of her constituents in the Bronx who elected her are taking a backseat to Ocasio-Cortez’s national aspirations, according to voters in her district.
“Her heart is not in the Bronx,” one voter, a former cop, said.
Here’s a quick online sampling to of the reaction to the claim that capitalism is now extreme:
Without capitalism, these idiots wouldn’t have time for all this socialism nonsense. We’d all be too busy being desperately poor, living short, brutal lives. Unless we had a kinda decent feudal lord. I’m guessing they see themselves as that feudal lord, but socialisty.
— Jeff McCabe (@buzz4t) April 1, 2019
What kind of bubble does this dude live in if he thinks it’s fringe to call yourself a capitalist but to call yourself a socialist, isn’t? pic.twitter.com/SaBstlOzZA
— NeoUnrealist (@NeoUnrealist) April 1, 2019
I call myself a capitalist openly. https://t.co/Zdnecy2Wht
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) April 1, 2019
Adorable. They think the rest of the country is like Brooklyn. https://t.co/lVasFHTurP
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 1, 2019
Capitalism has been the greatest force for good in world history. It has created enormous opportunity, improved our standard of living immensely, reduced real poverty to a tiny percentage, and almost completely eliminated world hunger.
I openly call myself a capitalist. https://t.co/N43pYbkZwV
— AG (@AGHamilton29) April 1, 2019
While this might play well with AOC's part of the Democratic base, this is not going to be a winning strategy for Democrats in 2020.
Continue to let AOC be the mouthpiece of the party at your own peril, Dems. https://t.co/aNBUQ5aSg5
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) April 1, 2019
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