Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) has claimed that the violent riots taking the place against the country are simply an “uprising” against American oppression.
“An Ongoing Uprising”
“As we speak we are in the midst of an ongoing uprising over centuries of racial neglect and oppression,” Omar said during a virtual town hall event on Sunday. “We can’t talk about the protestors in Minneapolis or Kenosha, or sports teams nationwide, without first looking inward. We maintain a system that grinds millions into desperate poverty.”
Omar went on to claim that the American system “doesn’t provide the most basic necessities,” like food, shelter, and medicine.
“Whether they are brutalized by police, by austerity economics, or by politicians who simply do not care about us, our nation is crying out desperately for change. We need to fundamentally change the way our society treats its most vulnerable, because this has gone long enough [sic],” she concluded.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 6, 2020
“We Must Dismantle The Whole System”
It follows on from remarks that Omar had made at the start of July, when she claimed that “as long as [the American] economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality.”
She added that while the “criminal justice system” was already being targeted (by the Defund the Police movement), leftists must not stop there.
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“We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” Omar explained.
Ilhan Omar calls for "dismantling" of the U.S. "economy and political systems." In case it wasn't clear. pic.twitter.com/B8DJdQvSxB
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 7, 2020
House Republicans slammed her comments, and introduced a resolution that would condemn her and anyone else who “advocates for Marxist policies.”
Omar has a “history of expressing anti-American sentiments,” they noted, including advocating “for a Marxist form of government that is incompatible with the principles laid out in the founding documents of the United States.”
America Isn’t An Oppressive Regime!
It seems that Ilhan Omar has forgotten that there have been a number of political systems across the world that have fallen due to uprisings against the continued oppression of their people, but this is not the case here. Where this has happened, of course, is under many, many communist governments, which, of course, Omar would have backed if she lived there!
The irony is clearly missed on her…
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