In an interview with the leftist propaganda rag GQ, “Squad” radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) suggested that she fears for her life and is uncertain about her future because “so many people in this country hate women” and “women of color,” specifically.
“Shout out to GQ for being willing to go there and discuss good men, what it looks like to step up and grow, and what healthy masculinity looks like in the modern age,” she wrote on Instagram. By “healthy masculinity,” presumably she was referring to the “two legendary trans icons… photographing and styling the images” in the feature shoot.
At one point in the interview, while discussing whether or not to encourage girls to dream of a career in politics, AOC’s speech “slowed to a crawl and, for the first time in the hours we had spent speaking, she broke eye contact, burying her gaze in the arm of her chair. Tears pooled in the corners of her eyes.”
“I hold two contradictory things [in mind] at the same time. One is just the relentless belief that anything is possible,” AOC said. “But at the same time, my experience here has given me a front-row seat to how deeply and unconsciously, as well as consciously, so many people in this country hate women. And they hate women of color. People ask me questions about the future. And realistically, I can’t even tell you if I’m going to be alive in September. And that weighs very heavily on me. And it’s not just the right wing. Misogyny transcends political ideology: left, right, center. This grip of patriarchy affects all of us, not just women; men, as I mentioned before, but also, ideologically, there’s an extraordinary lack of self-awareness in so many places.”
It’s difficult to know where to begin deconstructing this leftist fantasy of victimhood, but let’s give it a shot.
First, Americans are not suffering in a “grip of patriarchy” — the very notion that we live in some sort of Handmaid’s Tale dystopia is so ludicrous as to not even merit a response, particularly from a woman who (tragically) is one of the elected leaders of this country. Where was this hateful patriarchy when AOC and innumerable other women in the country were elected into positions of political power? Talk about “an extraordinary lack of self-awareness…”
Second, as much as Ocasio-Cortez might like to wrap herself in a feminist mantle of martyrdom, no one is out to assassinate her. This isn’t a failed state like Mexico (although the Biden administration is certainly steering us in that direction). Claiming that she lives in fear of not surviving the month because so many people in this country hate women of color is just inane. And it is bigoted against white men, who presumably are the ones she’s accusing. In fact, the racist violence directed at women of color in this country — like Asian or black women — comes from black males, not white supremacists.
Third, she needs professional help with her savior complex. A dose of humility might help her get some perspective and make her less annoying.