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AOC’s Marxist Take On Gotham’s Crime Spike Is Dangerous And Naïve

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One of the things to admire about Marxists is their stubbornness. Since the publication of the Communist Manifesto in 1848, these class struggle warriors have claimed that crime is merely a reflection of economic inequality. True to her Marxist roots, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) blames lockdown-related poverty for the striking surge in crime, especially the shootings and murders ravaging New York City.

AOC had this to say about the uptick in violence: “Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent & are scared to pay their rent & so they go out & they need to feed their child & they don’t have money so… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”

AOC on increased NYC crime: “Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent & are scared to pay their rent & so they go out & they need to feed their child & they don’t have money so… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.” pic.twitter.com/oHSTWWJZ6a

— The Hill (@thehill) July 12, 2020

That was on Thursday. Fast forward to Sunday night. In Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood after 11 p.m., men got out of a car and began spraying bullets into a BBQ held near a housing project. A one-year-old child was shot and killed. No loaf of bread or case of baby formula was stolen. This was not a righteous crime attacking up the racist food chain. This was the evil taking of a child’s life.

But for AOC, this kind of crime does not exist. If not for the horrible systems of racist oppression, she implies, this crime would never have occurred. This even though plenty of white people who are

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