‘The Berlin Wall was meant to keep people inside the socialist/communist utopia and stop them from fleeing to the decadent capitalist west…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called President Donald Trump’s southern border wall a “moral abomination” and compared it to the Berlin Wall in a live-stream rant on Friday.
The democratic socialist said Americans must oppose the border wall and stand up to Trump.
“No matter how you feel about the wall, I think it’s a moral abomination,” she said.
“I think it’s like the Berlin Wall. I think it’s like any other wall designed to separate human beings and block out people who are running away from the humanitarian disasters. I just think it’s wrong,” she continued.
However, the Berlin Wall was constructed by communist East Germany to stop Germans from fleeing the communist state to West Germany, a free and Democratic country.
Gad Saad, an evolutionary behavioral scientist at Montreal’s Concordia University, fact-checked the freshman congresswoman via Twitter.
Dear @AOC: Let me serve as your private professor here. The Berlin Wall was meant to keep people inside the socialist/communist utopia and stop them from fleeing to the decadent capitalist west. So as the New Millennial Lenin, you might want to refrain from using this example.
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) February 19, 2019
This isn’t the first time Ocasio-Cortez has made a false, radical comparison to make a political point.
In December, the freshman congresswoman claimed newborn Jesus had been a “refugee” in a tweet aimed at Republicans.
“Merry Christmas everyone—here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents),” she wrote on Twitter.
And in November, she compared members of the Central American caravan seeking access to the U.S. to Jewish families fleeing Nazi Germany, and victims of genocide in Rwanda.
Ocasio-Cortez has only doubled down on her misleading claims.
“[The Trump] administration has jailed children and violated human rights,” she wrote on Twitter in November after being confronted. “Perhaps we should stop pretending that authoritarianism + violence is a historical event instead of a growing force.”