Netflix Buys Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doc ‘Knock Down the House’ for $10 Million


#12

I am healthy, but act out of concern for the sick.
I am not hungry, but act out of concern for those who are.
I do not want for clothes, but act out of concern for those who do.
I am not imprisoned, but act out of concern for those who are.

It is pretty much what is expected of us. I am not sure why there is a matter for ridicule.


#13

I took a picture sitting in a car that was priced at over $300,000. It wasn’t my car. I hope someone wouldn’t draw such conclusions about me for it.


#14

I completely 100% agree with you on this. Wasn’t ridiculing those principles by any means and I try my very best to live it out in my own life, but you can’t tell me that someone who’s personally benefitted from his/her political clout for material gain (and substantial material gain at that) isn’t being a bit hypocritical when they begin slamming the wealthy??


#15

I don’t hear people slamming wealth. What i hear is more along the lines of much is expected from those who have received much.


#16

What news sources do you follow?


#17

It was her choice to rep the working class by wearing a $3500 suit for the magazine. It’s like articles on social justice in Vanity Fair are sandwiched in between ads for Prada and Hermes.


#18

Again, I agree. And I would like to think that we are in good hands as the wealthy do donate/are well intentioned and look to make an impact (whether through private charity or government run programs and regardless of political orientation): https://givingpledge.org/


#19

Making it clear that you’re joking is a smart thing to do on the internet. You should try it sometime. Especially when what you’re saying sounds exactly like an average AOC-hater.


#20

So post your proof of that.

We’ll wait.


#21

I stated that this was an assumption, didn’t I? The burden of proof is on you to tell me she’s not getting paid at all or she won’t be seeking the best financial incentives for herself (as anyone from Michael Moore with his films or Obama, Trump, etc. with their books would).

Documentary subjects are typically not paid since most of them flop and are meant to be “unbiased”, but knowing the hype there was for this film going into Sundance, I would not be surprised if she was either contracted or if her team negotiated royalties (which typically happens). Depending on the sales, one party will most likely go back to the other party to renegotiate better terms, especially in cases where the rights will be sold for millions. It would not surprise me if she got paid and it’s really silly to assume she didn’t and left all the money to the production company.


#22

(being serious) O.K., I’ll try it right now. ( being serious here) Since I want to be smart while on the internet, I will make what I’m saying perfectly clear for you. (Serious here) I thought most people would understand when someone says (I am joking here)" I am sure she will be dancing with absolute happiness when she’s paying boo coo taxes", and follow it with (serious here) “On second thought”

(Serious) I am NOT responsible for what you assume the average AOC hater sounds like, or the average Pres. Trump hater sounds like either for that matter.

(Serious) Even though I followed exactly what YOU asked me to do, I am sure my answer will get flagged. (joking now) Guess some days I just can’t catch a break.


#23

Just remember AOC is getting a primer on the fine art of getting rich while elected. As we can see judging by her recent dresses and accessories, she’s already at the trough when just a few months ago, she was complaining about the high cost of living in DC when she had no money and was not yet able to collect her congressional salary.


#24

Politicians will accept money from book deals, speeches, public projects, private interests, contracts with vendors, political contributions, foundational work, deals for spouse’s business, etc. Just because one’s a socialist absolutely does not mean that he/she will never accept money through these means and spend it on his/her own self interests (read: Bernie Sanders) which again I have nothing against whatsoever. It’s when one starts railing against a system that he/she clearly benefits from that I really can’t help but call out.


#25

I see it just the other way. It is people who are close their eyes to shortcomings of a system because it worked well for them that I think should be called out.


#26

Fine AOC accept all the money and get as rich as you want. It’s the American way. But please stop all the hypocrisy and self righteousness. Please quit with the race mongering identify politics like saying all whites including dirt poor whites are privileged. It reminds me of privileged ivy league professors in their ivory towers and privileged cable TV talking heads in their safe and comfortable NYC and DC studios going on about the privilege of people who have zero privilege. AOC was privileged from five years old when her family moved to a well to do suburb. Then she goes to one of the most expensive colleges in the country. No AOC poor people aren’t privileged but you sure are.


#27

AOC has to go.

Look at all the division she’s causing.

MAGA :us:


#28

I’m getting the impression she is marked as the new “Boogey man.” On a positive note, I haven’t heard much about a certain person’s emails or chants to lock someone up recently.


#29

dvdjs . . .

I am healthy, but act out of concern for the sick.
I am not hungry, but act out of concern for those who are.
I do not want for clothes, but act out of concern for those who do.
I am not imprisoned, but act out of concern for those who are.

It is pretty much what is expected of us. I am not sure why there is a matter for ridicule.

The reason it is a matter of ridicule is because there is a difference of giving of yourself (which it sounds like you are doing dvdjs, credit to you for that), and “giving” by FORCE of Government.

And Government deciding for you where your donations go.

This is just another form of statism.


#30

Acting out of concern may include organizing to effect a government response. It’s a free country.


#31

dvdjs . . .

Acting out of concern may include organizing to effect a government response. It’s a free country.

Why is it a “free country” for you to impose statist-directed charities, . . . .

. . . but you seem confused by the equally “free-country” conclusion of ridicule of this?

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“Acting out of concern” is exactly WHY many people want Government MINIMIZED regarding these “charity” issues.

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So your statment dvdjs . . .

I am healthy, but act out of concern for the sick.
I am not hungry, but act out of concern for those who are.
I do not want for clothes, but act out of concern for those who do.
I am not imprisoned, but act out of concern for those who are.

It is pretty much what is expected of us. I am not sure why there is a matter for ridicule.

. . . just means you are a taxpayer?

Or are you really doing this over and ABOVE taxes on your own accord?

(Look. If you don’t want to answer that, I am OK. It is none of my concern what you do or don’t do personally.

But I am much more concerned with the “definitions” and principles of your argument here.

If you are defining forced Government taking and re-distribution to causes Government may or may not have in common with individual citizens, as “charity” and “concern” I am going to have a problem with that definition. At least if that is ALL there is to it. You need to clarify what you are saying instead of arguing with enthymemes-where you furtively half say something. Then when people call you on it, pretend that is not what you meant.)


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