Spiritually, what do you think of this quote?

“We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is promising. And it led to mass murder, it led to dictatorship, it led to genocide. These promises are old promises and they invariably lead to bad things.”

Ben Stein

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  • 7 months ago

    Spiritually? In a spiritual context, I think it represents someone succumbing to the temptation to try to win arguments by saying nasty things about the other side, without any regard for whether or not they are true.

    Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is not, in fact, PROMISING anything. She is PROPOSING changes to the laws, which is part of her job as a member of Congress.

    The particular proposals that have led Mr. Stein to this overheated rhetorical frippery are proposals to restore the country's economy to a state that would be better for more of its people, by returning the tax system to the degrees of fairness it had around the time of the Eisenhower administration. A comparison to Eisenhower would be more accurate. And he hasn't generally been accused of mass murder or genocide.

    • ✞ 2 ...hunter
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      7 months agoReport

      You want to argue the semantics between promising and proposing? She is proposing and promising socialism.

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  • 7 months ago

    “We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that tRump is promising. And it led to mass murder, it led to dictatorship, it led to genocide.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Why stop at Ocasio-Cortez? All politicians are dangerous, one way or another.

    • ✞ 2 ...hunter
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      7 months agoReport

      Not all want to establish a system proven to fail 100,% of the time.

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  • 7 months ago

    I think that it's either phenomenally ignorant, or phenomenally dishonest.

    Functionally, it doesn't matter which.

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