AOC says that people should be scared of corporations taking over companies, but what people should be afraid of is the government taking over corporations. According to AOC, corporations hurt people. I guess she means because they produce jobs and not welfare for all.
She says that capitalism is irredeemable. But it was capitalism that made us the richest country on the planet. Can AOC name one socialist or communist country that ever had a thriving middle class? In those societies, there are only two classes of people, the elite and everyone else. And everyone else cannot improve their lot in life.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said during a Saturday interview at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, that the ideology of capitalism is “irredeemable.”
“Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,” Ocasio–Cortez said during the interview, before making the argument that capitalism is destructive because it aims to hurt people and the environment.
“To me, capitalism is irredeemable,” she added.
“Just as there’s 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,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
The freshman Democrat lawmaker proceeded to define Democratic socialism as having an emphasis on “democracy” and workers’ rights.
“It’s just as much a transformation about bringing democracy to the workplace so that we have a say and that we don’t check all of our rights at the door every time we cross the threshold into our workplace,” she said. “Because at the end of the day, as workers and as people in society, we’re the ones creating wealth.”\
If workers produce wealth, what do they need corporations for? If they and not the corporations create wealth, corporations don’t need to exist, do they?