In a recent Instagram video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that her generation is more courageous than their "predecessors," because they're "actually willing to go to the streets" to protest. Apparently, she hasn't heard of the Civil Rights Movement, or the Vietnam War protests, or Restoring Honor, to name a few.
"I think young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave, because they're actually willing to go to the streets. How about that? Like, previous generations have just assumed that government's got it. Let me tell you something, you are the government. Like, as a democracy, we the people, as a voter, you are the government too."
Ironically, her claims were immediately preceded by her boasting that, unlike older generations, young people "actually take time to read and understand our history, 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."
On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere reacted to the freshman congresswoman's latest ludicrous statements.
"Oh, my gosh. She drives me nuts," exclaimed Glenn. "Let me just explain a couple of things ... this week is the ninth anniversary of Restoring Honor. You know, Restoring Honor, where we had over 500,000 people march to Washington?"
"Oh, by the way, this September, I think is the 10th anniversary of the March on Washington on 9/12," Glenn continued. "On September 12th, we all stood together, bravely, both Republicans and Democrats, in this democracy, and we stood up, and we held hands, and we prayed together. Because we weren't going to be bowing to fear after somebody took our World Trade Center down.
"And then when the government got out of control, and was just taxing us to death, and telling us they wanted socialism, about a million people took to the streets. But, I wouldn't expect you to know this, AOC."
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