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  1. #1 Just when I was really starting to like her, AOC had to come out and say, 
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    pnwmom (96,080 posts)

    Just when I was really starting to like her, AOC had to come out and say,

    "Capitalism is irredeemable."

    She didn't just say it is broken -- which is true. She didn't just say it's in need of strong reforms, along the lines of the capitalism practiced in the Nordic countries.

    She said it is "irredeemable."

    That is, beyond redemption. Beyond repair. Hopeless.

    "Capitalism is an ideology of capital ó the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit," she said during an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, according to Bloomberg News.

    "To me, capitalism is irredeemable," she added, arguing that capitalism's goals come at a cost to people and the environment, Bloomberg reported.

    The congresswoman, who has described herself as a democratic socialist, added during her interview that "we should be scared."

    "Just as thereís all this fearmongering that government is going to take over every corporation and government is going to take over every business or every form of production, we should be scared right now because corporations have taken over our government," she said.
    ADX (1,381 posts)

    1. She really needs to slow her roll...

    ...She's saying way too much, too soon...
    In other words, it's EXACTLY what Democrats think, and when they're upset with AOC and others it's because they are not HIDING what they believe so it will be harder to sneak it past people. But NO, NO, Democrats ARE NOT for SOCIALISM. It's all a lie. Right.

    riversedge (48,413 posts)

    5. How do one stop the GREED which feeds capitalim??

    Until, and unless the GREED is stopped, capitalism MAY be irredeemable. Worse case scenario I know
    gopiscrap (18,775 posts)

    7. I agree with her
    FreeState (8,546 posts)

    39. +1 n/t

    lilactime (602 posts)

    52. So do I.
    WhiskeyGrinder (4,479 posts)

    10. Pretttttty sure this is why people voted for her...
    roamer65 (16,128 posts)

    20. does have the human race on the brink of extinction.

    Unfettered Capitalism and itís engendered materialism is a big contributor to global climate change.

    We need a managed, mixed system.
    One where the Democrats rule, no doubt.
    Lurker Deluxe (816 posts)

    97. weird definition

    If "on the brink of extinction" means more than at any other time in the history of the planet, then yes ... the human race is "on the brink of extinction".

    The population of the earth is directly dependent on the activities of the human race. We continue to obliterate disease and other causes of mass death around the world which leads to massive population growth which would be impossible otherwise.

    The earth is due a mass death event, has been for a half a century ... we have been able to stop it though, lately.

    Smallpox, Malaria, and Measles being basically wiped out has lead to huge increases in the world population over the last 100 years. The decrease in deaths since WWII from despotic shitheads has also been greatly reduced.

    We are nowhere near extinction ... but certainly due a "correction".
    If Democrats have their way, that is.
    lunatica (40,425 posts)

    26. I give her a pass

    I have my doubts about capitalism too as practiced by the 1%. As a matter of fact I think in this context is has nothing much to offer. Capitalism without regulation is bad for the country. Capitalism is a poverty creator right now. And Trump is giving it even more power so greed can rule.

    Ocasio-Cortez is a diamond in the rough.
    elfin (6,077 posts)

    35. No more passes from me

    I thought she had learned something from Pelosi about the importance of unity and how it leads to success. Apparently not.

    It is UNREGULATED capitalism that is the problem. It is a basic engine of growth but unchecked it is ruinous to real people.

    The careful combination of restraints and easings is the most stable and encourages healthy growth. It is extremely complex amongst so many policies, but we are definitely out of whack now.

    If AOC doesn't smarten up to reality soon and modify her attitude and statements about capitalism, she with her charismatic charm and quick wit will create a Tea Party-like schism with their insistence on absolutism for their favorite stances.

    I hope she changes to the term "mixed and balanced economy" or something similar.

    Or divided we fall and Trump and his ilk win.
    Right. They think adding the one word - unregulated - will allow them to redefine and obscure what they really want and will put in place the first chance they get.

    CousinIT (3,503 posts)

    34. I agree with her

    I said exactly what she said. I got reamed about it but I don't care.

    UNTIL and UNLESS big business/capitalists can be REMOVED completely from our government and all that serve in it, and their proper regulatory role is restored to FORCE capitalism and big business to work for the common good rather than just for itself, it is irredeemable. And just think how likely THAT is to happen?

    Well, it isn't going to.

    Thus, Capitalism will remain predatory, parasitic, and rapacious eating and destroying everything and everyone else to save itself. There no cost too great for a sociopathic legal entity to save itself. Corporations are not people and if they were, they'd be sociopaths (no conscience). One objective: make money. At any cost. Period.

    That can't work. That doesn't work.

    It's irredeemable.

    And corporations HAVE taken over our government. This is why regulations are being gutted and now none of them have to pay taxes any longer. It's why NOTHING has been done about climate change - why? Capitalists, lobbyists, corporate CxOs who literally now work in regulatory agencies of our government. Fox guarding the henhouse. Look at what happened to the EPA. Who's running it now?


    I'm sorry everybody is suddenly SO UNCOMFORTABLE with this shit. They SHOULD be. But they should have been 50 years ago when something could have been done about it - maybe.

    She's right. We SHOULD be scared. It's about time.
    G_j (39,174 posts)

    36. Quite simple

    Capitalism is not sustainable.
    Humanist_Activist (6,915 posts)

    58. Capitalism distorts Democracy, abuses workers and redistributes scarce resources...

    to those who are already wealthy. Is what she said wrong?
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    The earth is due a mass death event, has been for a half a century ...
    we have been able to stop it though, lately.
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    Maybe you shouldn't be fooled shallow PC, SJW bullshit.

    But then you jerkazoids believe every fake hate crime that comes down the pike, shit Dude, you still believe Philps even after the full video came out and saw he was lying ass off. But still you wanted to hurt Nick Sandmann and the rest of those kids because the evil junk in your guts and not because of anything they did.

    Like I said, maybe you should be fooled by shallow PC, SJW bullshit .... but that's hoping for a lot.
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    Yeah, they might lose their EBT card if she talks too much
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