(Natural News) Whether it's just plain arrogance or a lack of proper education — or both — New York Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tone deafness regarding her own ignorance about worldly matters and economics is stunning.
Earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez took to social media to decry POTUS Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency in order to secure funds to continue building walls and physical barriers along portions of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Like the rest of the Democratic Left, Ocasio-Cortez would rather make it easier for cartels to traffic human beings and drugs into our country while inundating our communities with poor migrants than live up to their oaths of office by protecting and defending our country and our people.
But what she said about the wall itself — in particular, what it reminded her of — was incredibly ill-informed.
"No matter how you feel about the wall," she said, "I think it's a moral abomination. I think it's, like, the Berlin Wall.
The stupidity of that statement is astounding.
While that plays well with her equally uneducated and under-educated Millennial fan base, the fact is "the Berlin Wall" was built by an authoritarian Communist government in Soviet-aligned East Germany in 1961 to keep people in, not to keep people out.
As the History Channel notes, the Soviet Union's leader at the time, Nikita Khrushchev, upset at the continued flow of refugees out of the Communist East to the Democratic West, gave the East Berlin government permission to build a wall to stem the flow of professionals — doctors, craftsmen, engineers, teachers — which they did. Tens of thousands of German families were separated overnight; scores lost jobs they held in West Berlin. Within a year, the East German government had built a second wall, fortified it with guard towers, armed guards, and dogs. Anyone caught trying to escape East Berlin/East Germany was shot on sight.