In the latest of her kooky wine-drunk Instagram performances, wealthy socialite Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was awakened to her indigenous roots thanks to an oil pipeline.
“One of the things that first started awakening and connecting me in a deep to my indigenous heritage was connecting with the Lakota Sioux in Standing Rock,” she said. “When I was at Standing Rock surrounded by native people — Lakota Sioux, Cherokee, all people coming together — and I looked around? It really just clicked that this is us,” said AOC in this tipsy, rambling, pointless story.
“The grace that they extended to say ‘no, you are a relative,’ was really formative for me,” she blathered. “While we may not be and come from the same exact lineage, there is a commonality to that ancestry. And it’s important for us to recognize that.”
Michael Robison adds that “Ocasio-Cortez has also made claims in the past to have Jewish, European, and Black ancestry.”
Yeah that’s how the wine-stagram genre works.
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