As most of you know by now, Democratic politician Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez was photographed at the Met Gala in New York wearing a TAX THE RICH dress.
Now I don’t know, or really care, exactly what the Met Gala is, but I’m assuming it’s some sort of art show/fundraiser for the rich and famous. The whole thing gives off big-time Hunger Games vibes, from what I’ve seen on social media.
Tickets, according to the New York Times, go for about $35k and tables between $200-300k:
So of course tons of people instantly pointed out the HYPOCRISY and TONE-DEAFNESS of Ocasio-Cortez and her dress.
To me, that’s low-hanging fruit though. Of course Ocasio-Cortez is an idiot. Of course she’s a hypocrite. Somehow she’s already been bestowed the honor of being referred to by her initials, like JFK and FDR, despite her biggest accomplishments from her time in Congress being “clapping 👏 back” at people on Twitter (which is why I go out of my way to type out her full name and never use “AOC.”)
What the self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist’s” appearance at the Met Gala really signifies is just how easy it is for the power establishment in this country to corrupt all these would-be political mavericks and renegades who promise to come to Washington and shake things up.
I have no doubt that at some point in her life Ocasio really did believe in socialism and really did want to sock it to the rich.
But once she got elected, she chose to become a celebrity rather than a socialist. You can’t be both, and she made the choice anybody else would’ve made.
Members of Congress make $175k a year. There’s no way she bought that $35k ticket to the Met Gala herself.
Do you think that if she really represented any sort of threat to the elite in this country, that they would have brought her to the Met Gala and paraded her around in that Tax the Rich dress?
If anything, they were doing it to humiliate her, to make a mockery of her, and to show all the would-be socialist revolutionaries, and Occupiers of Wall Street, and Feelers of the Bern out there what has become of their idol. “She’s one of us now,” was the message.
You can go to the Met Gala, or you can be a socialist. But not both.