Meghan Markle, Jennifer Lawrence, Ocasio discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
Even pretend at anything other than other worship. Yesterday, we spent a bit of time on this show talking about a an article in Vogue about Jennifer Lawrence. It's the same article. It's the same article. Jennifer Lawrence talking about politics is AOC talking about politics. They are the same. Is Meghan Markle talking about politics. There's no difference between GQ featuring AOC and the cut, featuring Meghan Markle. And Vogue featuring Jennifer Lawrence, they're all part of the same celebrity click. That is who they are. Pretending that this is serious politics is a lie. These are not serious people. They do not think two steps ahead. They do not have the interest of the American people at heart. What they have at heart is being on the cover of GQ. What they have at heart is being celebrities. And pretending that there's a difference in kind between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, AOC, Jennifer Lawrence, Meghan Markle. It's just not true, which is why Meghan Markle thinks maybe she should run for office someday. Despite the fact that her entire political resume is, I was a B list actress on suits and then I married into a royal family that I crapped upon. There's no difference between her and AOA the same. The same in terms of politics in terms of image, these are all part of a piece. This is not the way politics was supposed to work. Politics was supposed to be a boring business. For lawyers who basically put together legislation to tinker around the edges of our civilization. It was not meant to be a bunch of people who get very famous and very, very rich, off of the institutions that have created the ability for Americans to be free. That is not what these institutions were built for. So Wesley Lowery has this entire just fawning piece. And implicit in this entire piece are all of the warnings. All of them, a person who's outside the system who yells about the system believes the system is bad. A person who makes it her personal mission to use the system as a platform for her own celebrity quote. For her first two years in Washington, Alexander Ocasio-Cortez walked a few blocks from her apartment to her congressional office nearly every morning. A routine she felt forced to change after a treasonous mob stormed the capitol. Now she drives most days, a comically short commute. She considers a necessary safety precaution, no comment on the fact that she parks her Tesla outside of whole foods. But for some reason, she's not quite sure why. The congresswoman decided to walk to work on what would become Washington's most tumultuous morning since the insurrection. She's not quite sure why. Everyone knew roe versus wade was coming down that day. Maybe it was that. But says the completely credulous, Wesley Larry, no, no, it was all a coincidence. As she reached the capitol grounds on June 24th, a group of men stopped her for a photo. I said, hello, and how are you all doing? She'd recall later. They're like, well, you know, definitely been a lot better, given this morning. This was how the congresswoman learned that the Supreme Court had gutted the constitutional right to abortion established by roe versus wade. The ruling had been anticipated for weeks after a draft opinion from the court's conservative faction leak, but somehow, much of Washington still managed to appear blindsided. Out on the steps of the capitol, a group of lawmakers gathered to sing God bless America, a pre planned photo op that now Rhett is hopelessly out of touch. Angry Americans were spilling into the streets and elected Democrats were singing campfire songs. Ocasio-Cortez knew where she needed to be, it wasn't at a sing along, so she went to a protest. Right? She didn't need to be a Congress. Putting together legislation to fix what she perceived as a problem. Nope, she needed to be at the Supreme Court yelling in front of the cameras. This is what celebrities do, gang. It's no different than Sean Penn, arriving at a protest, and speaking to a bullhorn. Sometimes people ask, oh, what's the point of protest? She told me later we're calling that day. The act of protest she said creates community. And participation by political leaders sends a message. It's really important for people to feel like they're elected officials give a bleep about them. She said, not from on high, from on the same level. Or alternatively, it's really important for you to go where all the cameras are and stand in front of that crowd and pretend that you're one of the people who you are now living a very push life off taxpayer money to quote unquote represent. I'd arrived at the Supreme Court a few minutes before Ocasio-Cortez said Wesley Lowry to interview protesters. And watched as she maneuvered in her plaid pink pantsuit. It was all coincidence when she was wearing that night. A plaid pink pan seat took total coincidence. Past a small circle of anti abortion demonstrators and then waded into the sea of women and men who'd gathered to mourn. Soon she was speaking into a borrowed megaphone, helping to lead the call and response. Into the streets, Ocasio-Cortez shouted, pumping a clenched fist in the air within minutes of sobbing young woman found the congresswoman and threw herself into her arms. I'm so scared, she wept. I'm so scared. Of what? Of what? But it made for a perfect photo op for Wesley Lowry. I love that. He's criticizing the Democrats for gathering on the steps of the capitol to sing God bless America as a photo op. So she went to another photo op. And she's shouting into the streets. Why it's wait, aren't you an elected representative in the most powerful legislative body in world history? Shouldn't you be doing that? Why are you out there shouting into the streets? Because again, it's not about getting things done. It's not about politics. It's about platform building. That's all it's about. The institutions are the enemy. Well, this ridiculous GQ piece continues. This soporific sophomoric, sycophantic, ridiculous GQ piece. There's a lot more of it. But first, let's talk about the fact that in an increasingly tumultuous time, you might feel like you need to protect yourself. I mean, I own guns. If you're law abiding citizen, you should own guns. You should protect your family. You should protect your rights. But here's the thing. It's not enough to just own guns. You have to know when and how to use it. It's not enough to legally and safely own a firearm to protect your family in order to fully protect yourself and your loved ones.