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In a new initiative to raise money and combat capitalism, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started a clothing brand where she offers gender-neutral outfits, manufactured by unions, made in the United States and 100% cotton. All this for the modest price of $58 per sweater.
Ignoring the fact that a $58 hoodie is an excellent argument on why we should import more textiles from China, that beautiful TAX THE RICH is the perfect excuse for more white children to join the cause for social justice at the expense of their parents’wallets.
Among the other garments offered by the Ocasio-Cortez store, there are messages cheering from Green New Deal to deeply original phrases like “change takes courage.” All for the modest sum of $ 27 dollars for the cheapest piece.
The t-shirt that stands out the most is the one where you can read student debt crossed out right in the middle of the chest because of what better way of expressing your outrage for not finding a job after 4 years in college persuing a degree in gender studies than a $27 t-shirt.
In case the high-design and 100% cotton shirts are not enough, in the Ocasio-Cortez store you will also find items such as shopping bags, which normally cost $ 5 in Whole Foods. However, since social justice is not cheap, the congresswoman’s store also costs $ 27. A deal.
If shopping bags do not capture your attention either, the socialdemocrat portfolio also offers mugs of $ 27 (Is this number some sort of progressive’s code? ), because that coffee planted by slave labor in Vietnam tastes better if it is served at a social justice cup.
If you, dear reader, are more charmed instead by congresswoman’s beauty. You can buy a poster with her face printed and a gay pride flag as background.
Within the poster portfolio there are others more allegorical to the Green New Deal which more than environmental adds they look like Mao’s Great leap forward posters. Speaking of World War II figures, Ocasio-Cortez is a fervent believer that the fight against climate change is the new world war. Let us ignore, of course, the 50 million dead, the concentration camps and the risk that the world could have been conquered regimes that believed to be the superior race in the history of humanity. Excluding this, the fight against climate change is exactly like World War II.
If you’ve come this far and I still haven’t convinced you to buy anything, please don’t forget the beautiful $5 plastic stickers. It doesn’t matter that sticker will spend more time breaking down than sticking to your fridge or car window. As long as it doesn’t choke a turtle in the Pacific, social justice is underway and you can help make that dream possible with a small contribution by buying the merchandise from a humble Bronx congresswoman.
Economist, writer and liberal. With a focus on finance, the war on drugs, history, and geopolitics // Economista, escritor y liberal. Con enfoque en finanzas, guerra contra las drogas, historia y geopolítica