so popular and all over the news.. great at poking at the rules.. yet still seems focused on causes – as i’m sure it has to be in public politics.. but adding this day
Fabio Chiusi (@fabiochiusi) tweeted at 7:43 AM on Sun, Mar 10, 2019:
“We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work. We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem.” — @AOC https://t.co/OWHPj7BMXx
“We should be excited about automation, because what it could potentially mean is more time educating ourselves, more time creating art, more time investing in and investigating the sciences, more time focused on invention, more time going to space, more time enjoying the world that we live in,” she said. “Because not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage.”
no human should be bonded by wage..
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t put forward *a specific plan for dealing with automation at SXSW. But her answer placed it in the familiar context of a larger fight against economic inequality and corporate greed. “We should be working the least amount we’ve ever worked, if we were actually paid based on how much wealth we were producing,” she said. “But we’re not. We’re paid on how little we’re desperate enough to accept. And then the rest is skimmed off and given to a billionaire.”
and to ge tthere.. truly get there and stay there.. begs a mech that listens to every voice .. every day.. tech as it could be
has to be everyone.. or it won’t work
let’s do this first: free art-ists.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) tweeted at 5:41 PM – 14 Mar 2019 :
GOP challenged me in committee, betting on an assumption that I didn’t know what I was talking about.
Spoiler: I knew what I was talking about.
Keep believing the patronizing trope about “not smart, but her heart’s in the right place.”
Makes em underprepare ¬ see us coming.https://t.co/ykqfEZ4NWR (http://twitter.com/AOC/status/1106339612514021381?s=17)
2 min clip calling out where we’re spending time/money – people vs co’s/banks et al
Scott Heiferman (@heif) tweeted at 7:23 PM on Tue, Mar 26, 2019:
Made up your mind on @aoc? Watch https://t.co/j4AzVvnTSn
What if we actually pulled off a #GreenNewDeal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated and co-written by Rep. @AOC and illustrated by @mollycrabapple. https://t.co/zAMLAizbN7https://t.co/PywCR0jPUl
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/theintercept/status/1118517713322823682
we can be whatever we have the courage to see
isolation.. depression.. et al.. deeper than fb/sm
today.. we have the means to go deep enough
It is vital that we imagine better realities for ourselves
Fantastic work by @aoc and my friends @mollycrabapple @KimBoekbinder and @battsignal https://t.co/yoo5xBvWT0
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/claytoncubitt/status/1118535523717398528
yes fantastic.. but there’s a nother way
imagine deeper than ie: green deal
let’s be that courageous
from knock down the house (doc):
1:02 – i need to take up space.. i am here.. i can do this.. i am experienced/knowledgeable/prepared/mature/brave enough to do this.. and this whole thing.. this whole time.. he’s going to tell me i can’t do this.. he’s going to tell me that i’m small/little/young/inexperienced..t
Ocasio-Cortez blows roof off building with EPIC speech
on too much ness
we cannot accept anything less than an opp to save ourselves.. and that’s what it is.. and we have every possibility in the world to change it
indeed.. but green new deal isn’t enough
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) tweeted at 5:02 PM – 31 Dec 2019 :
In the past decade I lost my dad, returned to the Bronx, fought off foreclosure w my family, struggled w/ student loans, & worked shifts in restaurants for years.
At my lowest, I struggled w/ the thought that I’d never amount to anything.
To those going through it: Keep going. https://t.co/G6QubqH9Ec (http://twitter.com/AOC/status/1212162179492990978?s=17)
Yesterday @AOC went live on IG and I got a question in. Her answer is beautiful. Watch/read and give yourself some space to be less productive and more human. Love yall! #coronavirus #covid19 #stayhuman https://t.co/hoyRX64gz1
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/baratunde/status/1245877685357694976
5 min video:
2 min – it’s kind of a function of capitalism.. that we measure people’s worth in their work productivity.. not in their full worthiness as a human being..t
3 min – take this opp to reassess that..
4 min – symptoms of that .. we treat emotional labor less.. undervalued.. because that emotional/social labor is invisible and difficult to measure..t
give people space to be a human being.. rules of econ are to grind people down to work productivity and not human value..t
let’s do this first: free art-ists.
there’s a nother way
The term “cancel culture” comes from entitlement – as though the person complaining has the right to a large, captive audience,& one is a victim if people choose to tune them out.
Odds are you’re not actually cancelled, you’re just being challenged, held accountable, or unliked.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1281392795748569089
what we need is a means to undo our hierarchical listening
Ocasio-Cortez slams Yoho’s explanation of foul-mouthed confrontation – 9 min video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dzqrdHVE2g]
4 min – not about one man/incident.. about a pattern of de humanization of others
“They’ll tell you you’re too loud, that you need to wait your turn. And ask the right people for permission. Do it anyways” AOC https://t.co/KBHQPD2va3
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/the_female_lead/status/1289493256837849090
She also says, amazingly, that she is often not sure she wants to stay in politics — primarily because of cowardly, anonymous attacks (my characterization) from within her own Party, which often treats her as its enemy, someone to be banished: https://t.co/GGriZUUvGf
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1325444995990614016
odds of me running for higher office and odds of me going off and trying to start a homestead somewhere.. they’re probably the same
Congresswoman for NY-14 (Bronx + Queens). In a modern, moral, + wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 100% People-Funded, no corporate PAC $
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (/oʊˌkɑːsioʊ kɔːrˈtɛz/; Spanish: [oˈkasjo koɾˈtes]; born October 13, 1989), also known by her initials, AOC, is an American politician and activist. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district since January 3, 2019. The district includes the eastern part of The Bronx and portions of north-central Queens in New York City.
On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez drew national recognition when she won the Democratic Party’s primary election for New York’s 14th congressional district, defeating the ten-term incumbent Congressman, Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, in what was widely seen as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election primaries. She beat Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in the November 6, 2018, general election, and at age 29, became the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. Ocasio-Cortez is noted for her unusual social media presence for a freshman congress member, such as her usage of Twitter and Instagram.
Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib are the first two members of the group in Congress. She advocates for a progressive platform that includes Medicare For All, a federal jobs guarantee, a proposed Green New Deal, abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, free public college and trade school, and a 70% marginal tax rate for incomes above $10 million. Before running for Congress, she served as an educational director for the 2017 Northeast Collegiate World Series for the National Hispanic Institute. Ocasio-Cortez majored in international relations and economics at Boston University, graduating cum laude in 2011.
Ocasio-Cortez has family in Puerto Rico, where her grandfather lived in a nursing home before dying in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. After Ocasio-Cortez’s father’s death in 2008, her mother and grandmother relocated to Florida due to financial hardship. She identifies as Catholic and described her faith and its impact on her life and campaign for criminal justice reform in an article in America, the magazine of the Jesuit order in the United States. Ocasio-Cortez said that she has Sephardic Jewish ancestry, although she does not practice the faith. She has said “to be Puerto Rican is to be the descendant of… African Moors [and] slaves, Taino Indians, Spanish colonizers, Jewish refugees, and likely others. We are all of these things and something else all at once—we are Boricua.”
During the 2018 election campaign, Ocasio-Cortez resided in Parkchester, Bronx with her boyfriend, Riley Roberts.