By Jim Johnson
Alexandria Ocasio-Ortiz (Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Boston University):
What we had was an existential threat in the context of a war. We had a direct existential threat with another nation, this time it was Nazi Germany, and the Axis, who explicitly made the United States as an enemy, as an enemy.
Wrong, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor President Roosevelt proclaimed:
“Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan”. The U.S. declared war on Japan December 8, 1941. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, Japan’s Axis partners declared war on the U.S December 11,1941.
And what we did was that we chose to mobilize our entire economy and industrialized our entire economy and we put hundreds if not millions of people to work in defending our shores and defending this country. We have to do the same thing in order to get us to 100 percent renewable energy, and that’s just the truth of it.
I question that a Boston University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations is unable to elicit a coherent understanding of historical events that led to military victory and economic prosperity.
[Note: Progressives are SO warlike – EVERYTHING they see as wrong must be met by a complete all out mobilization for yet another “war”. After all, if a population has been “mobilized” for everything, it is always under control. By people like AOC. We’ve always been at war with Eurasia.
Added Note: Sadly, BU is my alma mater; I am so ashamed that they’d give a dual degree to such as she. -Skip]