Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has caused a stir again, as is her wont. Photos taken last year outside of a “tent city” in Tornillo, Texas (that was temporarily housing migrant children) show her hunched over and “crying” into her hands. The photos, taken just days before she won her Congressional race, were obviously carefully staged to show the depth and intensity of her emotion and compassion. They also showed her dressed in a sharp white outfit with bright red lipstick and sporting a $600 watch.
Twitterverse denizens have been mocking AOC for wearing the ensemble during what was supposed to be a protest. Sherlock Holmes types investigated and found that the watch was a Mavado Museum Classic, a time piece which sells for $595. “The Boss” was likely trying to look good in the presence of numerous celebrities who showed up to wallow in press coverage of the event.
As Fernando Lamas might say, “It’s much better to look good when you feel bad, then to look bad when you feel good!” Right?
I think Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez should come out with her own line of clothing and accessories. Crisis-wear as it were. She could also give advice to aspiring leftists who aren’t yet sure how to be seen as the immensely sensitive and caring people they are, while at the same time making certain they are seen. For example, what blouse says the wearer “is so concerned about others” while simultaneously making it clear she is a cut above those pathetic rubes in fly-over country? What pantsuit fairly screams “the rich should pay their fair share” concurrent with announcing that the person clad in it is doing quite well, thank you? What do I wear to a “border crisis?” And how does one accessorize during a drought or famine?
Virtue-signaling is an art. It’s time we treated it like one. If you want to save the world by telling others what to do, what to think, and how to feel, you need to dress the part.