The subject line of our email call to action yesterday was, “Watch this before G00GL3 deletes it.” In a world where we receive so many emails each day, we often have to be clever to make sure our emails stand out in crowded inboxes so that you a) open our email and then b) take action.
“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is what they are.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In April 1944, two Slovakian Jews named Alfred Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba escaped from Auschwitz and provided two of the first eyewitness accounts of the horrors of the European concentration camps. Both men had been rounded up with a group of their countrymen and sent to the Birkenau section of the camp in the spring of 1941, where they were immediately put to work as slave labor.
Identity politics is having an identity crisis. Parading as a noble cause to elevate only one side of the hyphenated American, identity politics has always cultivated a mean streak, a vulnerable underbelly of hatred for the “other” it indiscriminately blames for prejudice against African Americans, Native Americans and any other culture perceived to be at the mercy of the white man.
“An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America,” says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., whose visibility as a spokesperson for this generation has been boosted by political friend and foe, “came of age and never saw American prosperity.”