AOC’s Historical Illiteracy is a Millennial Problem
In her latest Instagram Live video, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggested that Millennials and Gen-Zers are more educated in history and better “informed” than any generation prior, which is why they’re “willing to go to the streets” and challenge the Trump Administration. “They actually take time to read and understand our history,” she laments, “the history of the labor movement, history of civil rights, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism, and they’re not afraid to have those conversations.” Ocasio-Cortez conveniently forgets about historical activism in opposition to the Vietnam War, women’s disenfranchisement, and Jim Crow laws. A study earlier this year found that two-thirds of Millennials are unfamiliar with Auschwitz, and 22 percent of Millennials had not heard of the Holocaust. Cortez’s omissions, unfortunately, aren’t just a gaffe but in line with millennial illiteracy.
Jen Rubin Wants to Burn Down the Republican Party
Former neoconservative pundit Jennifer Rubin said that America must “burn down the Republican Party” to prevent the reelection of President Trump. These instances of incendiary soundbites have become commonplace. From Maxine Waters telling people to harass republicans in restaurants to Shaun King praising the man who firebombed a Washington I.C.E. facility, the far left is inundating the news cycle with vitriolic rhetoric. Amidst bipartisan calls for a return to normalcy, the American left has turned the burners to “high” and then lectured the right on acceptable language.
Joe Walsh Prepares to Primary Against Trump
The one-term congressman from Illinois and former talk-show host, Joe Walsh announced his bid for the presidency on August 25th. While his critiques on Twitter of the president garner plenty of likes, further investigation into his recent political history has exposed questionable statements about race, religion, and BarackObama. While he both owned and reversed his stance concerning the tweets on CNN, many on the left and right doubt that Walsh has much of a chance at meeting President Trump toe-to-toe in the primary. Further criticism of Walsh began after he said on MSNBC that “I wouldn’t call myself a racist, but I’ve said racist things.” Walsh said that he was running because President Trump was unfit to serve and that the United States was tired of his tantrums—a hard sell considering his history of faux pas.
It Looks like Brexit is Happening No Matter What
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to get the UK to leave the European Union by October 31st, and his recent move nearly ensures it. He asked the Queen to “temporarily suspend Parliament to prevent lawmakers from pushing through new legislation on a so-called no-deal Brexit.” The UK voted to leave the EU back in 2016 but little progress has been made toward that goal. His opponents criticize Johnson’s all-in attitude, but this move could force leaders in Parliament to agree on a deal before October 31st—a feat that Thersa May couldn’t achieve.
Biden Tells a Moving War Story… That Never Happened.
It seems as though Joe Biden speaks only in gaffes. As the Washington Post reported, as Biden spoke to a crowd in New Hampshire, he decided to tell a moving war story from his time as Vice President… kinda. Biden claimed that he traveled to the dangerous Konar province to honor a Navy captain for an act of incredible bravery. “This is the God’s truth,” Biden finished. “My word as a Biden.” It was a, admittedly moving story until the post interviewed more than a dozen U.S. troops, their commanders, and Biden campaign officials. They found just a few falsities: Biden was a Senator and not the VP, the service member was a 20-year-old Army specialist, and Biden never pinned the medal on the soldier Kyle White. In three minutes, Biden got almost every detail wrong and yet remains the front runner. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.
Reaction to David Koch’s Death Reveals How Divided We Are
I’ll never understand why two billionaires, who have no direct power over the day-to-day lives of Americans, have been portrayed as the political equivalent of the twins from The Shining. After David Koch passed away on August 23rd, the left proceeded to rip his legacy apart for no reason other than his politics. Instead of focusing on the tens of millions of dollars Koch had spent on philanthropic causes, blue check-mark twitter labeled him a climate change denier, a person that fostered income inequality, and a villain. Bill Maher said on his HBO show, “he and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers for decades, so f— him. The Amazon is burning up. I’m glad he’s dead, and I hope the end was painful.” The reaction to David Koch’s death is just one more indication of the deep rift in our political divide.
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