DAILYKENN.com -- Bill Nye was on hand to hear Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dazzle a crowd of hundreds. She apparently told them what they wanted to hear: America has a long history of intolerance and racism. Guilty as charged in the court of the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) conference are Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.
It makes perfect sense. Roosevelt, Reagan, Republicans, racism. They all begin with 'r'. What more can we say?
South by Southwest is a conglomerate media event with a focus on film, music, and interactive media.
• The USA was 90 percent white when I was born in the early 1950s. Racism was at its peak, so to speak, if we are to believe far-left moonbats like AOC. Since then America has rapidly grown browner and bluer. Apparently people of color like to immerse themselves in white supremacy. They climb over barriers, wade across rivers, trek across deserts, suffer in car trunks, suffocate in truck trailers, and endure the risks of violence from their facilitators just to live among us.
One would think the flow of brown migration would be reversed. Leftists, mind you, aren't keen on thinking. The likes of AOC should be clamoring to escape to Democratic socialist paradises like Venezuela and Cuba where equity, social justice, and gender neutrality are the expected norm.
From dailymail.co.uk ▼ Emily Goodin
She came. She saw. She conquered.
[Is this Alexandria the Great or a painfully biased "news" report?]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dominated the South by Southwest conference with her mere presence, bringing in a larger crowd than any of the 2020 presidential contenders, all of whom were asked about her or her Green New Deal in their own sessions at the popular event.
[That doesn't speak well for the 2020 presidential contenders.]
The 2,000 plus ballroom - one of the biggest in the Austin Convention Center - was packed, the overflow rooms were flooded with attendees and Bill Nye tweeted a photo of himself from the room waiting to hear the freshman Democrat from New York speak.
[According to CNN, "In 2018, musical attendance was 161,000. Film festival attendance was 72,872. Conference (interactive, film, music and convergence) attendance was 75,098." And AOC only attracted 2,000 of them?]
The crowd rose to its feet, whooping, cheering and hollering when Ocasio-Cortez entered, but, when she spoke, you could hear a pin drop.
Her one-hour talk was filled with economic policy, social policy and what she's learned in her two months as a member of Congress.
[One thing she is learning: How to handle campaign finances.]
But her bigger message was one of hope, inclusion and equality, particularly for blacks and latinos.
[I wonder if people wearing MAGA hats are included with equality?]
She slammed the treatment of minorities throughout recent American history from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, which she claimed was racist, to Ronald Reagan's treatment of them.
[This is the same Roosevelt who defeated the real Nazis and the Reagan who gave us Martin Luther King holiday. Thanks for the day off.]
She decried the idea of incrementalism, a belief in change via small steps, and said it took big sweeping ideas to make a difference.
[Recall the sweeping change when Fidel Castro introduced Democratic socialism to Cuba.]
'This idea of like 10 percent better than garbage shouldn't be something we settle for,' she said.
The crowd cheered her on.
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