Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her co-sponsors have done what environmental activists and justice workers have been trying to do for at least the twenty years that I've been involved in such issues. They have taken this audacious dream and turned it into a mainstream discussion.
Now we have a new generation of politicians and voters who are not afraid of the "S" Word, and they won't be cowed by conservative clatter about creeping socialism.
There is a huge caravan of refugees on their way to the United States, fleeing social conditions that the United States was instrumental in creating. What is our moral responsibility in preserving the basic human dignity and secure the fundamental human rights of these people? And how do we prepare ourselves for doing just that? This is the real issue, and this is exactly what we are not talking about.
Just how worried should you be about the men in your life being falsely accused of sexual assault or rape? Turns out, not very.
Just as we had to fight Obama for the sake of human progress, we have to fight that much harder against what may very well go down in history as the most brutal presidency since Andrew Jackson.
In this video, I explore how the Administration used MS-13 to develop representations of southern immigrants as dangerous "Others". Controlling representations of "Those People" can be analyzed using W.E.B. Dubois theory on the cultural elements of oppression, what I call The Discourse of the Other.