Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed a fascist vision for America at this weekend’s South by Southwest film festival.
Ocasio-Crazy’s own words:
We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work. We should be nervous about the toll booth collector not having to collect tolls anymore. We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job you are left to die, and that is at its core, our problem. And there are a lot of different solutions, a lot of different proposed ideas about how we go about that.
Bill Gates has talked about taxing robots at 90 percent. What he’s really talking about is taxing corporations at 90 percent, but it’s easier to say “tax a robot.”
Whether you want to call it “Democratic Socialism” or “Techno Futurism,” or like whatever it is, it is because our technological advancement as a society has outpaced our system for handling finite resources. Because now we are approaching infinite resources.
Much to unpack here, so let’s start with the overall aspect of this.
Basically, Ocasio-Crazy envisions a world where the government takes 90 percent from the rich and distributes it to hundreds of millions of American who no longer need to work due to automation.
Her ignorance, at least on this specific point, comes from two places: 1) Ocasio-Crazy believes people fear automation because they fear starving to death, and 2) she believes the unemployed are left to die in America.
Sure, there are people out there who would love to have a robot take over their jobs, become wards of the State, and live happily ever after high on medical marijuana and cable TV — but those people are in the minority.
Most people fear automation because their work, even if it is in a tollbooth, offers a sense of purpose and pride. For most people, work is more than just the means to survive, it enriches the human spirit and fulfills those of us who provide for ourselves and our families.'
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