Is a train wreck still a train wreck if it doesn’t realize it’s a train wreck? (rhetorical)
I say that because some people and media seem to afford AOC a kind of pass simply because she doesn’t realize how dumb she sounds or stupid her ideas are — much less the consequences. I think that is a fatal mistake.
The answer of course is it is still a train wreck and will continue to be a train wreck, no matter how you perceive it or choose to think of it. The big ‘Green Dream’ is alive, too.
Something is not merely so ridiculous that it did not happen — only because it is ridiculous. Of course reality can be stupid at times and it can be a train wreck, even both at the same time. There are no mitigating factors to the physical damage done. It is what it is.
Cause on the other hand can be a deliberative debate over many contributing factors to it. But that does not change the final result, after.
I know we have a lack of common sense on the Left. But it is what it is. What consequences there are to that lack are already evident in a lot of places but they do not change due to the cause. Now maybe you could change the outcome of future events if you change the former. But you cannot change what is done.
This is the kind of light under which I think we have to look at AOC. We can laugh at her or react any way we want to but it won’t change what she is. It may be entertainment of sorts. Though I cannot dismiss her plans or what they will do out of hand, just because of the source. I’m done disbelieving what is now possible.
We had a similar thing with Obama. So many people dismissed what he could or would do. It turned out they were wrong. Now, faced with all that damage, the results do not change just because they underestimated him. Yes, I’d like accountability but that will not fix it.
Tolerance needs to be accountable, too.
We cannot underestimate the power of stupidity either. Dismiss it at your own peril.
We cannot suspend all the real consequences, or even analysis of these ideas, only because it is AOC. That is not how any of this works. Maybe she underestimates the will of the people but it does not change what her plans could do to America.
In this scenario, we are still a deciding factor over whether it can or will happen. But don’t underestimate our own stupidity either. (doesn’t matter why) We cannot stop it after.
Excuses or Alibis
In the end, if some of what she is pushing does happen, all we will be able to do is make excuses or point fingers of blame to why. But alibis will mean nothing. That is what makes all this serious now, while we still are a factor in the outcome. Blame is not going to matter. It is not serious because it is AOC, regardless what she thinks.
But what makes it serious is not because it is AOC or because the ideas don’t work, or that they are both stupid. Our big risk is not taking it seriously for what it all can do.
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