AOC on Political Mistakes and the Left’s Growing Pains

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul meets voters together with U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Gianaris and others at Woodside Station in the Woodside neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York City. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul visits Woodside to meet voters together with U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Gianaris and others on mid-term Election Day. (Photo by Ron Adar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
“There needs to be a differentiation between an individual decision and a record and a pattern.”

If someone makes a mistake, it’s not the same thing as someone selling out. There needs to be a differentiation between an individual decision and a record and a pattern.

I think there’s a temptation — and we have to be aware of the role that even algorithms play in this, right? YouTube, Twitter, all of it is designed to make us fight with each other; like, that is rewarded algorithmically. And so I think with the awareness of that — and it’s not to say that we shouldn’t [fight] ever — we’re better with sound criticism. But I think we really need to be grounded in strong citation and not just incitement of emotion. Like, let’s talk about having really thorough arguments to make each other better. That’s what political struggle is all about. And engaging in that with one another as a movement.

Source: AOC on Political Mistakes and the Left’s Growing Pains

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