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Knowles: The Right Shouldn’t Underestimate Ocasio-Cortez

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently claimed she had Jewish ancestry, prompting immediate comparisons to Elizabeth Warren’s much-derided Native American boast. Michael Knowles, however, doesn’t think we should be laughing at all this time. He explained how Ocasio-Cortez is handling this differently, and why because of that, the Right shouldn’t underestimate her.

After playing a clip of Ocasio-Cortez claiming that she had Jewish ancestry, Knowles said, “Is this true? Probably not, but maybe I guess. She could take a DNA test, except she’s probably learned a thing or two from Elizabeth Warren and she won’t do this.”

“But the reason I bring this up is not to make fun of her for that,” he continued. “It’s probably a fairly shrewd strategy to plant the seeds in a way that takes away any accountability to actually be Jewish. The reason I bring this up is because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has one of the greatest advantages in politics right now. Which is that she is considered an idiot. This is a big advantage.”

He explained: “She’s clearly a pretty shrewd politician. She managed to get herself elected to Congress at 28. She up-ended a long-standing incumbent because she saw an opening. Saw that he, Joe Crowely, had not been campaigning. He hadn’t really gone out there, pressed the flesh, made relationships with people in ten years. So she said, I can go in there and fill that spot, and she’s done it.”

Knowles added, “She’s become a darling of the Democratic Party. She constantly attracts press to herself. She’s a fundraiser now for the party. She’s even been a threat to Nancy Pelosi. One of her first acts going to Congress was to go protest in Nancy Pelosi’s office. She’s a shrewd politician, and we’re all laughing at her. We shouldn’t underestimate this woman.”

Video and transcript below:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now a trans-Jew. In case you missed this, here she is:

“People don’t know about Puerto Rico, and one of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews….the story goes that during the Spanish Inquisition, as so many people were forced to convert on the exterior to Catholicism, that on the interior continued to practice their faith, continued to be who they were even though they were pressured to not be that in the outside world.”

It’s never occurred to me that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might be a Jew. I’ve never had so anti-semitic a thought in my life as to accuse the Jews of being the people of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’s really awful that this is running. Where did she say this? She was saying this at a Hanukkah event at “Jews for Racial and Economic Justice”. So she’s at some event for Hanukkah, for a very left-wing group of Jews, and she’s now decided that she is going to be Jewish. People are making comparisons obviously to Elizabeth Warren, Lie-awatha Warren. Ocasio-Cortez did this in a much smarter way. Why is she doing this? Well, because she said very anti-semitic things in public. She does not seem to be a friend of Jews or of the Jewish state. She referred to Israel as an apartheid state I believe, or at least implied as much. She referred to the Jewish occupation of Palestine, Palestine of course being the fictional country to the East of Narnia and to the West of Wakanda. So she’s got this kind of baggage on her. So, she goes there and says “you know my ancestors were Jews, I’m an ethnic Jew.”

Is this true? Probably not, but maybe I guess. She could take a DNA test, except she’s probably learned a thing or two from Elizabeth Warren and she won’t do this. But this is an extension of the Transgender ideology. She can just say that she is and it doesn’t matter. You know, Elizabeth Warren came out and said “I’m a native American.” She used it for professional benefit. She used it to advance her career. She used it to pretend that she was the first Native American faculty member at Harvard, or whatever she said. Ocasio-Cortez is not using it in that way. She’s just using it in this very nihilistic way. The way that words don’t mean anything. She’s speaking at a group of Jews and she says, “oh yeah! I’m Jewish! Somewhere back in the past”. And actually, the logic of it is exactly the transgender logic, because she says my ancestors were on the outside Puerto Ricans, or on the outside Spaniards, but on the inside, secretly, they were Jewish. This is a logical extension of that transgender ideology.

But the reason I bring this up is not to make fun of her for that. It’s probably a fairly shrewd strategy to plant the seeds in a way that takes away any accountability to actually be Jewish. The reason I bring this up is because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has one of the greatest advantages in politics right now. Which is that she is considered an idiot. This is a big advantage.

She’s clearly a pretty shrewd politician. She managed to get herself elected to Congress at twenty-eight. She up-ended a long-standing incumbent because she saw an opening. Saw that he, Joe Crowely, had not been campaigning. He hadn’t really gone out there, pressed the flesh, made relationships with people in ten years. So she said, I can go in there and fill that spot, and she’s done it. She’s become a darling of the Democratic Party. She constantly attracts press to herself. She’s a fundraiser now for the party. She’s even been a threat to Nancy Pelosi. One of her first acts going to Congress was to go protest in Nancy Pelosi’s office. She’s a shrewd politician, and we’re all laughing at her. We shouldn’t underestimate this woman.

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