I think we’ve all figured out that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t joining MENSA anytime soon, but she is a rising star in the Democratic Party for some reason.
Since November, I often wonder about this “girl from the Bronx” who came out of nowhere.
Firstly, who voted for this person? Where did she even come from? How does a former bartender go from zero to hero in six months?
Seriously, how does someone with no professional experience or even a basic understanding of how our government works, land a seat in the House of Representatives?
Does anyone else think that’s strange?
Like most people, I dismissed AOC as a short-lived social media sensation whose voice would soon be lost in the noise of DC. Although, in the meantime, I have thoroughly enjoyed the steady stream of memes at her expense.
Honestly, she is single-handedly destroying blond jokes. There’s no way anyone could take her seriously, and yet, somehow, they are.
Her first piece of legislation right out of the gate, The Green New Deal, dealt a shockwave of horror through many even in her party. A bill that reads like an 8th-grade sociology project is a cleverly disguised push for socialism that’s veiled as an answer to climate change.
Multiple Democratic Presidential candidates have thrown their support behind the Green New Deal despite wide-spread criticism and condemnation. The “aggressive,” “on-scale” plan to address the “existential threat” of “climate change” is “obviously” what this country needs to “survive.” (Thank god this isn’t a video. My fingers would be cramping from all the aggressive air-quotes.)
I find it hard to believe “Sandy from the Bronx” came up with this all on her own.
My next question was: Who Did?
The Real Brains of the Operation
One day, I see a NowThis video pop up on my Facebook with AOC’s Chief Of Staff doing an interview. I don’t recognize who he is, but I recognize the person on his shirt.
Subhas Chandra Bose is the Fascist from India that accepted the help of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis to free India from Britain rule. The fascist idealist is a heroic figure in India for his fight to free his country from Britain’s overbearing control.
As Americans, I don’t think we can judge the guy for that. After all, we did it in 1776.
What separates Subhas Chandra Bose from George Washington, is that he was a fascist and socialist. He supported violence in political activism and even accepted help from Hitler and the SS to help his mission.
Subhas Chandra Bose and Hitler were kindred spirits. Both Socialists, both nationalists, and both fascists.
With that in mind, who on earth works for AOC that idolizes this guy?
This guy isn’t just any guy on her staff. It’s her Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti.
And Saikat Chakrabarti idolizes this Nazi loving fascist so much that he wears this shirt for everything. Not joking, he’s selling professionally shot images of himself and his team on stock image accounts for $199 per license.
For a Socialist, he sure does act like a Capitalist.
Who Is Saikat Chakrabarti?
Alright, let’s start from the beginning. Chakrabarti is a native Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from Harvard with a degree in Computer Science.
Saikat Chakrabarti Justice Democrats After graduation, he spent eight years in Silicon Valley working for various companies. He co-founded the wireframe building site Mockingbird.com and went on to help build the payment processing site, Stripe.com.
Once again, for a fascist-loving socialist, he sure does act like a capitalist. Between Mockingbird and Stripe, Chakrabarti is a self-made millionaire.
According to an interview in IndiaAbroad.com, he became disillusioned with society after graduating from Harvard and earning millions. Ummm, ok.
It was then he decided to leave the tech sector and go to work for the Bernie Sanders campaign.
You have to create the society you want to create and that is done through politics.-Saikrat Chakrabarti
Evidently, this society he wants to create involves breadlines and political oppression. Per Chakrabarti, Sanders didn’t have all the “right answers,” but he was talking about the “right problems.” During his time with the Sanders campaign, he learned how to harness the power of volunteers among many other things.
It was also here that he met his future business partners/activists, Alexandra Rojas, and Corbin Trent. (See above)
After Bernie’s loss to Hillary in the primaries, the team went on to form PACs Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress.
While Chakrabarti appears to be an ambitious and creative progressive activist on the surface, in reality, he’s positioning himself to influence politics for years to come.
By helping AOC land her seat in the House of Representatives, Chakrabarti landed himself on the Politico Power Player list of 2019. The interviews with Saikat reveal a lot about his plans, and himself.
He’s creative, cunning and using the one progressive he managed to get elected as a face for his long-term plans.
When you shoot for big stuff, you stay true to the movement, you fight unapologetically on the inside, that is a very, very powerful way to pass the radical solutions that are necessary to face the radical problems that you have.- Saikat Chakrabarti
First, he set up Brand New Congress to issue a sort of “casting call” to communities all over America with the intent of finding and then backing as many radical progressives as he could enlist. This was how he found gaffe-prone Ocasio-Cortez.
Here’s how it works:
Saikat Chakrabarti Infographic
I’ll give it to this guy, this is smart. Really smart. Chakrabarti founded and controls two major PACs with one simple goal: Pack the Government with Radicals like AOC.
Based on this alone, it’s clear that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t the brains behind her operation.
Here’s Why He’s Dangerous
Initially, when I started researching Chakrabarti I asked myself, “Why doesn’t he run for Congress himself?”
If we look at his goals, strategy and action plan; it becomes very clear.
Running on his own ticket would divert his attention away from mass producing candidates to challenge moderate Democrat incumbents.
If he loses his election, he loses his power.
AOC and other candidates make up for his shortcomings in relatability, social media presence, and personality. (Sorry, dude. No one wants to watch you cut vegetables in your kitchen while you rant about climate change)
If a candidate loses their election, he can move on to another one.
By helping and funding candidates win a seat in Congress, he has a clear path to Congress as well.
Even if AOC loses her next election, his process is repeatable every election cycle.
By structuring his PACs in the way he’s done, he’s essentially setting himself up to have a very long, very powerful career working behind the curtain to influence policies in Washington, DC.
Think about it, within the span of four years, Chakrabarti has propelled himself from campaign organizer to Chief of Staff. All he had to do was find someone to be the face of his grand plan.
Let’s be honest, if you peel back the slimy layers of the swamp, the power players aren’t the ones messing with their dentures nonstop. Nope, the real power players are the ones behind the scenes, advising on policy decisions, buying votes and playing a game by their own set of rules.
Granted, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is still dangerous. People are listening to, and supporting the message she is parroting, but she is merely a vessel.
Don’t let them fool you, America. If they want you to look here, it’s because something else is going on over there.