Ocasio-Cortez Claims “Young People Are More Informed”    

  By: Katie Petrick
   Published : September 6, 2019

College students were back on campus this week to kick off another year of partying, wasting money, and maybe learning a piece or two of education. While the intention of this week was to provide solid advice for how to survive on today’s college campus in the climate of raging socialist professors and their utter hatred of President Donald Trump, someone had to insert herself.

Of course that means the one—and thankfully only—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) opened her mouth and incoherence abounded. Ocasio-Cortez took to the platform where she frequently speaks truth to power: Instagram. In a live video, she was asked whether the “new generation” was too delicate, to which she vehemently responded, “No! I don't think they're too delicate at all. I think that they're badass.”

But she did not stop there, because she cannot, and she will not. Ocasio-Cortez went on to claim the brilliance of those millennials and those one generation younger, known as Gen Z.

“I think that young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors,” Ocasio-Cortez said to her followers. “I think that they are more sensitive, in a positive way, in that they actually care about other peoples' experiences and lives. One thing that I love so much about mill -- this new generation is the radical acceptance that I see from so many and they actually take time to read and understand our history, the history of the labor movement, civil rights, history of racial struggles, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism.”

Just let her speak, and the wheels fall off pretty hard, pretty quickly. This is a clear demonstration of how the younger generation views the world: with a lot of assuredness of opinion backed by misunderstanding of history. Proof is in Ocasio-Cortez, herself a millennial, who is so confident in anything she says, and yet she, a representative of our national government, cannot name the three branches of government.

The Pew Research Center finds young Americans trust their professors more than members of the military, police officers, or religious leaders. These college students put their trust in those who have tenure and are paid to spout off their own political agendas under the guise of education. For those who have not paid attention, this is what is happening on the college campuses.

In Ocasio-Cortez’s perspective, though, it is the younger generations who will be the change they wish to see in the world, because unlike those “old” people and Gandhi, they can speak.

“They're not afraid to have those conversations,” Ocasio-Cortez said to her Instagram followers. “If anything, like I think they're profoundly courageous because they're willing to puncture more taboos and have conversations that, frankly, older generations sometimes struggle to have. Not everyone, I don't want to paint everybody with a broad brush. I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave because they are actually willing to go to the streets. How about that?”

Yes, about that. Has Ocasio-Cortez ever heard about the civil rights, abolitionist, or suffrage movements in the United States? She claims to know history, so the assumption would be yes, but the rhetoric is a clear no. Rather, she spends time supporting members of Antifa and trying to bail out those who assault police officers because they would rather wear masks, take to the streets, and punch faces than have productive conversations.

Ocasio-Cortez does not want to understand the history of the country and the Founders’ intent of the creed upon which this country is based, including life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. She would rather live by race, class, and gender.

This is how the “new” generation formulates opinions and explains why America is not a great country in their view. It explains why in a YouGov poll, six in 10 millennials believe America is racist and sexist. According to the same poll, the American flag has become a sign of intolerance and hate to about one in five college-aged kids and millennials. And it is these new youngsters who think Barack Obama had a “bigger impact” on America than George Washington. (See more results here).

A May College Pulse survey of more than 2,300 college students found that only 30 percent believe the Second Amendment (the right of people to keep and bear arms) is an essential right. It is then no wonder why the College Pulse survey from August found that nearly half of college kids think “In God We Trust” should be removed from U.S. currency.

The truth is in the data.

Here is the caveat, though, for those of you who are not millennials and think that you are so much better than them. Ask yourselves the questions, what generation are those professors who are spouting at those college kids and “educating” them? What generation are the parents of those millennials? This goes beyond just grouping the generations and labeling them whole cloth. Look at the person and help the individual who is in front of you.

That is the lesson that needs to be taken away. Well that, and Ocasio-Cortez should really stop going on Instagram live.

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