We are all now dumber for what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to say

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to sound like a college student in an Introduction to Philosophy class, full of misinformation and ridiculous analogies and downright mistruths.

In her recent interview with PBS's Margaret Hoover, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Israel "the occupiers of Palestine."

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Boy, she's really flexing that degree in International Relations from Boston University. Then there's this:

Well, I think the numbers that you just talked about is part of the problem. Right? Because we look at these figures and we say, oh, unemployment is low. Everything is fine, right? Well, unemployment is low because everybody has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their kids.

Uhhhh. Do what now?

As reported by Politifact, which awarded Ocasio-Cortez with the label of "Pants on Fire" on the Truth-o-Meter: "The Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of how many people work two jobs rather than just one. Over the past 12 months, the number of multiple job holders has ranged between 6 million and 7 million. That compares to more than 148 million Americans who are employed in a single job."

That difference is not only outlandishly different from Ocasio-Cortez's claim, it's dauntingly wrong. Look at the difference on a graph and, in comparison to the number of single jobholders, the portion of multiple jobholders barely appears. It's not anywhere close. In other words, Ocasio-Cortez is telling a lie—no, it's more than that, she's arrogantly stating a lie as if it is undeniable fact.

Host Margaret Hoover's measured response is excellent:

And so I do think that right now, we have this no-holds-barred wild West hyper capitalism, what that means is profit at any cost. Capitalism has not always existed in the world. And it will not always exist in the world. When this country started, we were not a capitalist -- we did not not operate on a capitalist economy. You know, the benefit of capitalism is that you engage in voluntary trade and because it creates value, it is the system that, unlike all the others has lifted more people out of poverty over the course of human history than any other system.

Ocasio-Cortez responded:

Well, so I think that those things that you talk about, that you discuss, are part of the course of human evolution. And so I would hope that the most recent economic system -- our current economic system is the one most beneficial for everyday people. But what we're also starting to say to see is that, first of all, I think when we talk about socialist -- especially Democratically socialist economies, first of all, they're done with the full input of everybody. You vote. It's democratic. So if something is not a good idea, it doesn't get voted for, ideally.

Oh, she must be talking about the totally corruption-free elections of socialist countries like USSR, Mao's China, Cuba—or, more recently, the "elections" held in Venezuela. Yeah, totally better than the "democracy" we have here in America. Does Ocasio-Cortez actually believe this crap? For some reason I get the impression she's never stepped foot in a socialist country. I mean—ugh, never mind. Actually, here's the only thing I have to say about Ocasio-Cortez and anything she has to say:



Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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