“If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat,” reads 2 Thessalonians 3:10.
It’s a biblical principle that has been passed down for generations and was famously repeated by Captain John Smith during a particularly rough time at the Jamestown colony. Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), however, seems to think that mentality is one of the biggest problems with our society, even though Vladimir Lenin also cited it as a necessary principle of socialism in “The State of the Revolution,” according to Marxist.org.
In fact, Lenin implied that getting rid of the “he who does not work shall not eat” principle was part of the next step: communism.
Ocasio-Cortez was speaking at the South By Southwest this past weekend in Austin when she told the young audience that they should be elated about their jobs being taken over by more and more automation, Fox News reported.
"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," the young congresswoman.
After spouting that falsehood, Ocasio-Cortez continued, “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.”
“Because not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage,” she added, revealing again how little she understands about the real world.
She pulled the wool over the eyes of the young crowd again by trashing capitalism, saying, "Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit. And that comes at any cost to people and to the environment…”
“...so to me capitalism is irredeemable."
“We should be working the least amount we’ve ever worked, if we were actually paid based on how much wealth we were producing,” Ocasio-Cortez also 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.”
Conservatives reacted to her words with ridicule.