Sudden fame, thrust on a young person, can often lead to a dangerous breakdown. Think Kurt Cobain, Hank Williams, Amy Whinehouse, Jim Morrison, and an unfortunately vast number of other young stars who died tragically, unable to control the excesses of fame. No one can deny that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become famous fast, going from bartender to household name in the blink of an eye. Now it appears she may be succumbing to the narcissism that many fast-famous people do, as she lamely deflects legitimate criticism of her. Amber Athey reports in Spectator World:
Raise your glass to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who hypocritically escaped record Covid cases in her home state of New York to drink cocktails and attend a drag brunch in free Florida. It’s not uncommon for a politician’s vacation to become the subject of national criticism, but in response, AOC has managed to deploy the worst communications strategy since “hiking the Appalachian trail” became code for banging your mistress in Argentina.
After being called out on Twitter for her newly attained snowbird status — and her boyfriend’s gaudy choice in footwear — AOC declared that her critics are just upset that they don’t get to sleep with her.
“If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet. Ya creepy weirdos,” she tweeted.
It’s no secret that people who seek political power usually have big egos, but AOC’s level of self-absorption is truly impressive. She doesn’t believe any criticism of her is legitimate because her detractors are blinded by her hotness. Critics are either hopelessly in love with her or intensely jealous. She is the Capitol Hill version of Regina George, who cries “Why are you so obsessed with me?” when presented with evidence that she was a bad friend to Janice Ian. Really, she is obsessed with herself.
You don’t have to look far to see other leftist female politicos reveling in their selfishness. Randi Weingarten used the pandemic as a means to rake in extra benefits for teacher’s unions, treating innocent children like incubators of death so her employees could work from home and collect emergency pay. A doctor recently bragged on Twitter that she only ordered delivery during the pandemic, failing to acknowledge that she was merely outsourcing her risk of contracting the virus to working-class Americans who couldn’t afford to stay home. Georgetown University’s chief public health official shut down indoor events and gyms for students, declaring it “unsafe,” but had no problem attending an event with her friend at the Kennedy Center.
Narcissism used to be considered a personality flaw. Now, when it is displayed by women, feminists celebrate. After all, it is modern feminism that encouraged women to be selfish. They should put their careers ahead of starting a family. They should sleep around, then just get an abortion if they get knocked up. They should always talk about how great they are, lest anyone forget. Doing any of the above earns women a “yas queen!” and the label “boss bitch.”
But while modern feminism claimed selfishness would empower women, its renunciation of duty and responsibility to family and community left many women feeling bored, unfulfilled, and desperate for external validation.
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