Saturday, during a walk she filmed on Instagram Live, progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) argued that measures, such as Universal healthcare are needed that “liberate people” in order to “end the unrest.”
If you want the end of unrest, then you should be asking for measures that actually liberate people in their lives from the oppression of economic and social inequity.
I can’t with folks that are saying, ‘We need to stop this unrest, we need to stop violence,’ as though charging someone $1000 a month for insulin that they need to survive isn’t violent.
That is violent. Allowing people to die in these systems is just wrong.
In her Instagram post intro, AOC writes:
If you want to end unrest, end the conditions that create it.
If you want to end unrest, work to end the conditions that create it.