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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Posters That Look Like Soviet Propaganda

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Posters That Look Like Soviet Propaganda

    She claims the posters are inspired by the New Deal

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has launched a bizarre poster campaign in support of her Green New Deal.  You may recall that the Green New Deal is a laughable disaster that was first formulated simply as a means to “change the entire economy.”

    I say the poster campaign is bizarre because I see no purpose in it at all . . . except perhaps to bait the right into calling it what is:  Soviet-style propaganda in support of Soviet-style communism.

    She seems to have anticipated the pushback:

    She claims the “art” will be distributed across America, presumably to help further brainwash the young and naive into embracing her bizarre, ill-considered, and quite ridiculous Green New Deal.

    She tweeted that “These posters push us to imagine our future with a Green New Deal in two of our beloved NY-14 parks: Pelham Bay & Flushing Meadows.”  What does that even mean?  Push whom? She can do whatever she wants in her district, but pushing this insanity on the entire country is a non-starter, and these posters are the last way to go about banging her head against the Constitution.

    Needless to say, the resemblance to Soviet-era propaganda did not go unnoticed.

    As noted by Timothy Meads writing at Townhall:

    I’m not saying AOC did this on purpose, but it probably isn’t a great idea to have communism be the first thing that people think of when they look at posters for a new economic proposal which overhauls every aspect of your life and the economy.

    Frankly, the resemblance is a bit too on the nose for me, and it makes me suspicious of her motives.  Then again, she may be completely unaware of the history of her chosen ideology?  Or perhaps she thinks America is ripe for a communist “evolution” if not revolution?

    When even Buzzfeed sees the problem . . . .

    Meanwhile, other Twitter users just had fun with the idea.



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    LIDavidD | August 31, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I had said the same thing in 2008 about the Shepard Fairey “HOPE” poster of Barack Obama.

    To me it looked just like 1930s Nazi and Soviet posters.

    These do, too.

    Socialists gotta socialist.

      MajorWood in reply to LIDavidD. | September 1, 2019 at 12:34 am

      My Obama era window sticker in the car had the orange-blue Bullwinkle with the word DOPE below it.

      I suspect the art that they chose is simply a reflection of the literature that they have been exposed to throughout their lives. Farm kids don’t draw pictures of buildings and city kids don’t draw pictures of cows, so if their images reflect soviet proaganda drawings, it is just because that is all they know.

    joscefi | August 31, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Using paper and electricity to create throwaway posters sounds like a green new deal to me…

    Keep in mind, UN climate officials have also admitted it’s about the economy/wealth redistribution:

    “We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy,” said Edenhofer”

      artichoke in reply to lc. | August 31, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      I was surprised to read there that it isn’t even about wind and solar any more. They’ll make most of the power nuclear! That’s actually a good idea, but Trump is already working on it.

      It really is no longer about climate. Now it includes a guaranteed federal job for anyone that wants it. Like Bill Clinton’s “welfare to work” which gave welfare recipients positions of authority over us and federal job protections — on steroids.

    Milhouse | August 31, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Posters That Look Like Soviet Propaganda

    She claims the posters are inspired by the New Deal

    The answer is both. The New Deal itself was based more on Italian fascism than on communism, but the art it produced owed a lot to the Soviet style.

    WestRock | September 1, 2019 at 8:07 am

    I tried looking at the comparisons on Twitter and I couldn’t see a one. I hope it is just my lack of Twitter skills and nothing more.

      There are tweets of the comparison in the post. If you wish to view them on Twitter, simply click on them.

      If you are interested in conducting your own search, know that Twitter has a habit of hiding conservative tweets from searches, but there are ways around that. One is to go to the tweet that started the issue (in this case, AOC’s GND poster tweets, also embedded in this post), and simply scroll down and read the replies. Again, all you have to do to view the AOC tweets on Twitter is click on them in the post; they are embedded, so if they disappear from Twitter, they won’t show here, either.

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