2 different ways of being an American; 2 different ways of being a human being
By Adam Ford - Posted at Disrn:
Yesterday we published two seemingly unrelated news articles. Yet the story they tell when placed next to each other and viewed in the same gaze with clear eyes is one every American should hear and ponder.
First, we reported on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The darling of the "just left of Marx" camp, in an interview with Vice, stated that once the economic lockdowns are lifted, Americans should simply refuse to go back to work. Here's what she said:
"When we have this discussion about 'going back' or 'reopening,' I think a lot of people should just say, 'No. We're not going back to that. We're not going back to 70 hour weeks just so we could put food on the table and not even feel any semblance of security in our lives.'"
Americans should refuse to go back to work, she says. "No. We're not going back to that," we should say.
That's what AOC says we should refuse to go back to. The best we've ever had it. Because it wasn't enough. The government should be giving us more, more, more — without us having to lift a finger. We deserve it. We are entitled to it.
That's one way of being an American.