Stein, an economist, lawyer, and writer, warned that, when politicians promising to punish success in the name of equality obtain power, their policies invariably have terrifying results. Stein on Tuesday claimed policies advocated by freshman lawmaker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “invariably lead to bad things,” including genocide.
Stein is a jack of all trades, and an extremely smart man to boot. In a Fox Business interview, the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” actor went after Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like few people ever have. According to Ben, AOC “doesn’t know her a** from her elbow.” He wasn’t done, though. Stein says Hitler and Stalin rose to power promising the same stuff AOC is promising now.
Democrat Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is promising Americans the same thing brutal dictators promised, and those promises are never realized, Ben Stein explained in a Fox News Channel interview this week.
Stein: “We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Miss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is promising.”
Stein: “That led to mass murder, led to dictatorship, and led to genocide.”
Stein: “These promises are old promises, and they invariably lead to bad things. The promise of saying to the people do what you can within the law to make your life better and your family’s life better that system works extremely well. Capitalism is a system that allows people to make something of themselves instead of oppressing other people.”
“It’s not about ordering people around, putting them concentration camps. What do you do if a person is a richer or poorer person? What do you do? Do you take him away? Do you shoot him? Well that’s what the communists tried, it didn’t work out very well for them,” Stein added.