Washington, DC — Apparently, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has had enough of seeing military ads while playing video games and watching streaming services. On Tuesday, she will ask the House Rules Committee to adopt restrictions ending the digital ads. She described it to the NY Times as refusing to allow “the Armed Forces to maintain a presence on Twitch.tv or any video game, esports, or livestreaming platform.”
In other comments, she said the move is not helping low-income families. She argues that these low-income families do not receive the same information that other families receive. She said that rather than feeling like a choice, it makes the military seem like the only option.
In her comments, she also said, “low-income Americans are not being given anywhere near the same information or access to trade schools, college or other post-graduate opportunities.” As of the time of this writing, America is still a free country, and everyone can freely choose what they want to do with their lives.
It is not clear where AOC prefers that the military conduct its recruitment. One could assume that she would prefer they did not recruit as she has been against the US military since she went into office. She has supported the extreme cuts to defense, along with her role model Bernie Sanders.
The move is not surprising in general. In a recent campaign video, AOC has said that the systems that exist in America, should no longer exist. She says that she is fighting for systemic change. That change is socialism.
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— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2020