It’s nuts. The problem isn’t really AOC, though, it’s the organization that supported her in Queens and whose organization there got her into office. Her organizational sponsor is the Democratic Socialists of America. Like all democratic socialists, they are nucking futz. They want to “end capitalism” and replace it with socialism in the US, but like all democratic socialists they refuse to define exactly what they mean by socialism, although like all socialists they have manifestos.
To the credit of the Washington Post, last August they ran a very good and criminally under-read article comparing democratic socialists to European-style social democrats. Democratic socialism has been around for more than a century, and has a long history of fudging its definition of socialism. It also refuses to state whether democracy is a means to socialism or an end (so if the DSA were somehow successful in killing capitalism in favor of socialism, and Americans then decided that we really aren’t cut out for socialism, would we be able to vote the DSA out of power? - they don’t like answering that question).
And yeah, I know this sounds like nothing more than the paranoid ravings of John McAfee. It’s not, though. The Amazon outcome in Queens just goes to show the lengths the DSA is willing to go in order to gain power (their Green New Deal is a pretty similar attack on capitalism).
Again, though, AOC is just the most popular face of the DSA. The real problem is the DSA itself, and the moves it’s now making on the Democrat party.
Here’s the article, and I strongly encourage folks to read it .