Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Dumbass- N.Y.) recently tried to link the dramatic increase of violent crime in New York to unemployment…and the police department. At a town hall event the Mindless One stated: “Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now? Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent. And so they go out and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money. So, you maybe have to — they’re put in a position where they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”
This is mind-boggling idiocy. Looters and thieves aren’t touching food, they are taking high-end televisions and electronics, designer clothing and Gucci handbags. And unemployment and non-existent hunger certainly don’t account for the surge in beatings, murders and overall street violence. Children as young as one-year-old have been shot and killed lately, pregnant women accosted and strollers overturned. Even statues of the Virgin Mary have been defaced. This is not hunger, it is evil.
The uptick in violence has, however, paralleled the push to defund the police. Mayor de Blasio has pledged to cut over one billion dollars from the NYPD. A plainclothes unit has already been disbanded. Morale is at an all-time low. Many cops are calling in sick, many more are leaving the force altogether.
One of the reasons progressives want to erase history is because it proves them wrong. In every case. New York in the 1970s and 1980s was a dirty, dangerous city. In 1990, the city experienced a staggering 2,245 murders. Then Mayor Rudy Giuliani came in and significantly increased the number of cops, established proactive “broken window” policing and oversaw a miraculous decline in homicides…and lesser crimes, as well. The number of murders stayed low until this year, when timid, incompetent leadership merged with the BLM/Antifa/Marxist/anarchist riots to supercharge crime.
Ocasio-Cortez’ comical contention that hunger might be responsible for the sudden and dramatic increase in carnage on the streets of New York City lead me to wonder what excuses she might have conjured up about other historic tragedies.
AOC on the South seceding from the Union: “I think maybe they just, like, felt marginalized by the North’s industrial might, and were afraid that the Union would, like, ban the sale and consumption of grits and cornbread.”
AOC on the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor: “Do we think that this has to do with the fact that American’s were greedily consuming far more calories than the average Japanese person was, like, on an annual basis? Also, Americans’ racism and bigotry stunted the sale of Japanese chopsticks and sake, so the Japanese were maybe put into a position where they felt like they had to do something or go hungry at night.”
AOC on the Holocaust: “Maybe the Germans, like, just didn’t want to see their cuisine overwhelmed by kosher food and their steel helmets replaced by yarmulkes. Maybe they were afraid that Octoberfest would be replaced by, like, Yom Kippur…or whatever.”