The House of Representatives did the right thing. Voting 398 to 17, on Tuesday, the House passed a resolution condemning the evil “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions”–BDS–movement. Both Democrats and Republicans supported the resolution, while 16 Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Suicide Squad, voted no, with five voting “present.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib sat out the debate. I guess she’s too brave to stand up to her party colleagues in Congress, but decided to pontificate on her own, calling BDS the equivalent of American boycotts of Nazi Germany.
But AOC issued an overt threat: “My concern with being overly punitive on nonviolent forms of protest is that it forces people into other channels and I would hate to be a part of, you know, paving that kind of path.”
One time I was in Italy and parked my rental car on the street near a nice restaurant. A man came up and asked for 500 lira (back then before the euro, about $5). I asked through my interpreter, Guido, “what for?” He wants to watch your car so nothing happens to it. I began to decline when Guido said, “give him the money, or something will happen to your car.”
AOC issued the equivalent statement that the man outside the restaurant gave me. Since Congress has voted to condemn BDS, which she claims is the non-violent path to destroying Israel (*snort*), that will leave the Jew-haters who voted her, Tlaib and Rep. Omar Ilhan into office no choice but to resort to violence.
It’s the old trope about victim-blaming: It’s Israel’s fault that Jew-haters hate it. It’s the Jews (or as Jonah Goldberg calls it, “the Jooooooooz”) in New York’s fault that anti-Semitic attacks have risen by over 80 percent there.
If the U.S. just went along with the U.N., which is overrun with small, mustachioed men who live to condemn Israel while they throw gays from rooftops, things would go a lot better, with less violence, AOC hint.
I had hopes that perhaps the Millennial AOC would learn something. But sadly, she has only learned to be more radical and stupid. The sooner she’s voted out of office, the better. And may any blood spilled over her insane comments be on her hands.