President Richard Nixon’s former speech writer Ben Stein think New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Hitler.
The political commentator and actor appeared on Fox Business and made the stunning accusations.
“We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is promising,” he said.
“And it led to mass murder, it led to dictatorship, it led to genocide. These promises are old promises and they invariably lead to bad things,” the former host of “Win Ben Stein’s Money” said.
“The promise of just saying to the people do what you can within the law to make your life better and your family’s life better – that system works extremely well. Capitalism is a system that allows people to make something of themselves instead of oppressing other people. It’s an incredibly good system,” he said.
“Making money is one of the most of harmless things there is to do in the whole world,” Stein argued.
“And that’s what our society is about. It’s not about ordering people around, putting them concentration camps,” he said.
“What do you do if there is a richer or poorer person? What do you do? Do you take him away? Do you shoot him? Well that’s what the Communists tried, it didn’t work out very well for them,” Stein said.
“And at the end of the day we ended up with Russia with one of the most of unequal societies there’s ever been in the world,” he said.
“In Vietnam, which promised all these things, and we wind up with one of the most of corrupt countries in the world,” Stein said.
“In Venezuela, I don’t know how corrupt it is but people say it’s one of the most corrupt countries in the world. We don’t wind up with the promises people made,” he said.
Here is Fox guest Ben Stein comparing Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
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— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) January 23, 2019
Of course, the left freaked out.
I thought Ben Stein was dead. 🤷♀️ https://t.co/VxRA90NgFj
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 23, 2019
New game show: "Tax Ben Stein's Money!"
— Stefan Sirucek (@sirstefan) January 23, 2019
We failed to take away Ben Stein’s money when we had the chance.
— Annika Barranti Klein (@noirbettie) January 23, 2019