Oh yes, here we are again, it’s like the crazy train never left the station, and just keeps on hanging around. Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making headlines, yet again. This time it seems her attempts to squash the border wall has failed her greatly, and made her look like a fool in front of everyone.
We understand that not everyone is on board or excited about President Trump’s border wall, and we respect the opinions of everyone, however, if you’re going to compare something apples for apples, you might want to be sure your apples aren’t rotten.
According to Fox News reports: On Friday Cortez was on a livestream in which she attempted to link President Trump’s border wall to the Berlin Wall. Talk about a stretch of imagination.
Cortez is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, she took to the internet on Friday, she tried to take a jab at the president’s proposed wall by calling the structure a “moral abomination” and even went as far as to compare it to the Berlin Wall.
Check out what she said for yourself:
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says the wall is “a moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin wall” The Berlin wall was built to stop East Germans from escaping into West Germany The goal of the border wall is to stop illegal immigration and trafficking pic.twitter.com/MbFWitkFBi — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 18, 2019
As you can imagine after watching that, Cortez got hit with a lot of criticism online. One person that really sticks out in all this is, Canadian evolutionary behavioral scientist Dr. Gad Saad, who called Cortez the “New Millennial Lenin”. Talk about a hard one to swallow.
Dear @AOC: Let me serve as your private professor here. The Berlin Wall was meant to keep people inside the socialist/communist utopia and stop them from fleeing to the decadent capitalist west. So as the New Millennial Lenin, you might want to refrain from using this example. — Gad Saad (@GadSaad) February 19, 2019
More people also took to Twitter to comment on Cortez and her statements, one even said: “Does @AOC know that the ‘immoral’ Berlin Wall was built to stop people from ESCAPING socialism?” Good point sir, good point.
If you are not familiar with the Berlin Wall, here’s a small history lesson on it. The Berlin Wall, the infamous barrier built by the German Democratic Republic in 1961 that separated Soviet Union-controlled East Berlin from capitalist West Berlin during the Cold War, was constructed to prevent East Berlin citizens from escaping into West Berlin. See, they basically built it to keep the people from escaping from their torment. Basically they trapped them like prisoners.
The wall was eventually torn down, which was finished in 1992. The statue of former President Ronald Reagan, who demanded that Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev “tear down this wall” that is currently housed in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol contains parts of the Berlin Wall in its pedestal.
President Trump’s wall is nothing like the Berlin Wall. This wall is to protect the country and make it to where if someone wants to enter, they must do it legally. The Berlin Wall was a monstrous thing, and an oppressive one at that. Cortez, it seems you need to take a history book and read it, or maybe 50 of them, because you’re obviously not up to speed on the topics you are talking about.