Freshman Democratic New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued earlier this month that the United States still does exist as an advanced society.
“We’re here to say that what we’re living in right now is not an advanced society,” Ocasio-Cortez declared at a California presidential rally for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. “It is fascism, what we have. What we’re evolving into as well.”
Progressives on the left have been harboring doomsday predictions ever since President Donald Trump took office, forecasting the destruction of the American economy and the erosion of civil rights. What the nation has seen since Trump’s inauguration however, has been just the opposite.
Consumer confidence remains high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average officially eclipsed 28,333 points earlier this month marking a 10,000 point rise under President Trump.
And Trump’s authoritarianism? It’s non-existent. Not one person has unconstitutionally lost their right to vote and gays can still get married, both of which were areas of concern for extremists raising anxiety over Trump’s rise to power. In fact, the U.S. House of Representatives flipped to Democratic control in 2018, affording Democrats the chance to chase impeachment as the top item on their policy agenda with made-up crimes to reverse the results of the 2016 election. If there’s one party that’s been making a grab for power: It’s the Democrats.
The United States, in almost every sense of the term is an advanced society leading the way in the modern age. American science and technology reins superior on the world stage and the U.S. remain a global economic leader.
According to the chart below from the American Enterprise Institute, a center-right Washington D.C. think tank, U.S. median household income is now at its highest levels since the 1960s.
Contrast U.S. success with socialist Venezuela, where citizens are fleeing by the thousands, and one can clearly see what a society that has rejected capitalism will look like. The once-wealthy nation has now become saturated with extreme poverty ruled by a bankrupt government under dictator Nicolas Maduro.
Here are 29 more charts illustrating how the United States is indeed an advanced society.