It’s okay to be ignorant — everyone’s ignorant about lots of things — but it’s important to be intelligent about your ignorance.
Here’s how you do that: I’m mostly ignorant about the workings of an internal combustion engine. Therefore, whenever anyone talks about such things, I admit right out that I shouldn’t be considered an authoritative source on the topic.
If pressed, I have no problem using those three important words: “I don’t know.” And I have no fear of admitting my ignorance on the subject. That’s the way to be intelligent about your ignorance.
AOC is ignorant about the major issues facing Americans today, but is too proud, or too power-hungry, or too dishonest, or too corrupt — all stupid things — to admit it. In short, she’s a moron.
A quick note: Like Bernie Sanders, AOC calls herself a “Democratic Socialist.” It’s a nonsense term. It’s like being a nice meanie. You’re one or the other, you can’t be both.
So, how do we know that AOC is a moron? Here’s a piece in National Review that does little more than quote her. Yes, National Review is a partisan Conservative publication, but AOC made it easy for them, and in particular for Liam Warner, the author of the National Review feature.
Here’s how Warner opens his essay:
Once again, we are faced with hard evidence that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does not know very much. Ignorance is difficult to hide when one is running for Congress —especially when one spends a good deal of time being displayed on television as the new face of the Left.
Warner points out that he doesn’t really have to add much in the way of supporting argumentation that AOC is ignorant, there’s hard evidence — objective facts — to make the case. Warner’s piece doesn’t disappoint. He goes on to give some of that hard evidence.
Ocasio-Cortez was on Trevor Noah’s television show, when Warner caught her regurgitating these beauts:
When Trevor Noah asked Ocasio-Cortez whether implementing a $15 minimum wage would stifle economic growth, Ocasio-Cortez responded a) that data from Seattle show that isn’t true and b) that 200 million Americans, 40 percent of the country, make less than $20,000 per year.
Warner goes on to point out that a) data from Seattle show no such thing, and then b) demolishes AOC’s numbers.
And truly stupid numbers they are! Your very first glance should show you that the number 200 million itself is objectively impossible by itself. As Warner points out, it’s 40% of nothing whatsoever that pertains to America. Two hundred million is 40% of… 500 million.
For AOC’s 200 million number to be correct, the population of America would have to be half-a-billion (It’s about 200 million — or 40% — less than that) and all those half-billion souls, every man, woman and child, would have to be working. Then, and only then, could 200 million people be making “less than $20,000 per year.”
Now, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to Boston Frickin’ University for cryin’ out loud! Do they not teach math there? Did the rest of AOC’s education fail her too? Or is she just stupid?
Next: I have a 17-year old son who makes less than $20,000 per year. He’s about to enter college, but other than being 6’7″ and a super nice kid, and being extraordinarily handsome, and kind, he has no marketable skills. It’s okay, though. He’s young! He hasn’t had time to obtain marketable skills that would pay him more than $20,000 per year.
My son will be working while he’s in college. Is AOC suggesting that no matter what he does while in college, he should be making more than $20,000 annually?
What if, with schoolwork and volleyball — he’s a really good volleyball player — he works only 10 hours per week? Since at his current job he’s a stock boy, for him to make more than $20,000 per year, his current employer would have to pay him (Let’s see: 50 weeks x 10 hours is 500 hours for the year, divide 20,000 by 500 and we get…) $40/hour. Well! A $40/hour stock boy! Nice work if you can get it!
So, now that we know it’s really just fine for some people to make less than $20,000 per year, you tell me: If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were pressed on precisely how many Americans should make less than $20,000 per year, do you think she could come up with an intelligent, informed answer? An answer that’s supportable by relevant facts and a solid framework of logical argumentation that would persuade an informed person?
Of course she couldn’t. She’s a moron.
And she’s the darling of the American Democrat Party.