Staying on the topic of Alexandia Ocasio-Cortez, this amused:
Ocasio-Cortez: “We are standing on Native land, and Latino people are descendants of Native people. And we cannot be told and criminalized simply for our identity and our status.”
— Molly Prince (@mollyfprince) February 7, 2019
It’s funny how the narrative of Europeans wiping out the natives and their descendants living on stolen land stops at the Mexican border. Presumably some think the indigenous peoples of central and south America were already speaking Spanish when the Conquistadors showed up and had names like, well, Ocasio-Cortez.
I have a theory that everyone wants to be an imperialist overlord, but criticism is reserved for those with the competence to actually carry it out. See this exchange, for example:
It always amuses me that underneath all the anti-imperialist rhetoric the Irish are as much about imposing foreign rule on a reluctant population as anyone. It’s just they lack the competence to actually do it. https://t.co/QqEENK4JMR
— Tim Newman (@whitesundesert) February 3, 2019
The Irish spend half the time moaning about British imperialism and the other half demanding Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, and the Falkland Islands be annexed by their neighbours against the wishes of the population. The irony in the case of Ocasio-Cortez is most Puerto Ricans are wishing the US would hurry up and annex them properly.