WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a video to her constituents Monday evening, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared mandatory math classes in public schools to “concentration camps.”
Ocasio-Cortez made several comparisons between public school arithmetic lessons and concentration camps, referencing the brutality of the Holocaust throughout her address.
“Kids are, like, being forced to learn numbers and do, like, long division,” she said. “And even short and medium-sized division. This is basically what happened in the Holocaust. Math teachers are, like, pretty much fascists. We should call them Add-Olf Hitler. You know, because of the additioning they make us do.”
“This isn’t happening in the ’40s either—this is happening in 2019,” she added as she began trying to cook some instant noodles in the microwave. “We are basically living in Nazi Germany now.”
Ocasio-Cortez was forced to cut off her live stream after smoke began billowing out of her microwave.