Lunatic AOC Can’t Tell The Difference Between The Border Wall And The Berlin Wall (VIDEO)
When East Germany built the Berlin Wall, they built it for an expressly horrible purpose, to keep people in.
For the people of East Germany it was something like living in a prison because they had relatives that happen to live on the other side of town for lack of a better term that they hadn’t seen in years or in the case of younger people had never met because of that wall.
The wall was built so that people would not leave East Germany and tell the rest of the world how absolutely horrible it was there under Soviet control.
There’s a big difference between that and a wall between the United States and Mexico because the people that are trying to get into the United States are trying to get here so they can suck the American system absolutely dry.
However, despite all of this knowledge about the Berlin Wall being readily available you have people in elected positions now that just plain don’t get it.
Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested late last week that she does not understand the difference between the Berlin Wall and President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
During an Instagram live video on Friday, the freshman congresswoman said that she thought the wall was a “moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin Wall.”
That Ocasio-Cortez thinks the border wall is “like the Berlin Wall” suggests she knows very little about history and concepts of border security. Former senior official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Matt Mayer explains why comparisons between Trump’s wall and the Berlin Wall are nonsensical and insulting for those oppressed in East Germany:
The goal of the Berlin Wall: stop East Germans from escaping to West Germany, as roughly three million did from the end of World War II until the wall was built. It divided Berlin for twenty-eight years. In many ways, the Berlin Wall served as a prison wall for East Germans. At least 139 people died at the Berlin Wall. It is hard to believe it has been gone for nearly as long as it was up.
Too often, Americans use the Berlin Wall in the debate over expanding the wall on our border with Mexico. Not only does this usage cheapen the history of the Berlin Wall, it is a terrible analogy. The goal of America’s border wall is to keep people and contraband from illegally coming in to the United States, not to prevent Americans from escaping. Unlike with the Berlin Wall, the use of force on the border is significantly restricted by law, including when engaging with violent and well-armed Mexican drug cartels.
“Let’s say you love the wall, let’s say you want it, point is, it’s wrong to hold people’s paychecks hostage for it and if you want your wall so bad, go out and convince the American people because 70% of America thinks this is the dumbest idea ever and it’s not my problem that the majority of the American public thinks it’s a scam, a sham, a monument to white supremacy,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “It’s not my fault, not my fault.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s assertion that 70% of America thinks that a border wall is “the dumbest idea ever,” is factually false. Ocasio-Cortez is most likely referring to a January 2019 report from PEW Research that stated that 70% of Democratssay that a wall “would not have much impact on illegal immigration into the U.S.”
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says the wall is “a moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin wall”
The Berlin wall was built to stop East Germans from escaping into West Germany