Alexandria Cortez Wants to End Live Streaming Military Recruiting Efforts

| July 25, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photoshop or real pose? (The Maine Wirre)

Alexandria Cortez wants to end the military’s live streaming recruiting efforts. She calls it “irresponsible”. If the Marines aren’t doing it, the other branches shouldn’t also being doing it. If she gets her way, the military wouldn’t be able to maintain a recruiting presence on video game, e-sports, or live-streaming platforms.

From the Military Times:

“It’s incredibly irresponsible for the Army and the Navy to be recruiting impressionable young people and children via live streaming platforms,” Ocasio-Cortez told VICE.

The proposed amendment to the House Appropriations bill faces a long road to be made into law. The budget written by the House will go through numerous committees and votes before being sent to the president.

The Army sees esports teams as a recruiting tactic similar to presence at sporting events and shopping malls that young people frequent.

“Army recruiters understand that in order to do their job, they must be visible where their audience resides,” Army spokesperson Lisa Ferguson told Military Times.

Twitch, a video streaming platform, is one such place. The website boasts an average of 17.5 million daily visitors and more than 600 billion minutes of content watched this year.

The Army, Navy and Air Force all have teams that post video game streams online. The Army said its account has paused streaming to review internal policies.

“War is not a game, and the Marine Corps’ decision not to engage in this recruiting tool should be a clear signal to the other branches of the military to cease this practice entirely,” Ocasio-Cortez told VICE.

If successful, the amendment would prohibit the military from using congressionally appropriated funds to “maintain a presence on Twitch.com or any video game, e-sports, or live-streaming platform.”

Military Times has the article here.

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Shut up, slut!!! Just shut up!!!

  2. Hack Stone says:

    We need to end the draft and make it all volunteer military.

    We don’t won’t Recruiters contacting impressionable youth.

    So just come out and say you don’t want any military.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Again, the idiocy is not so much her that’s scary, it’s the idiocy of the ones who elected her.

    Skrunt!

  4. OWB says:

    I don’t care WHAT she wants. She doesn’t run this country, have a clue what makes it work, or know how we got to be the greatest county in history.

    • Anonymous says:

      She just wants power, even if it’s just ruling over a burning garbage dump sh*thole.

      • Hondo says:

        She’s also not smart enough to realize that those on the far Left consider her a useful idiot vice a member of their leadership – and that she’ll therefore be one of the first to go to the wall if they come to power.

  5. Send her to the SkinWalker Ranch, and her eyes would scare the Aliens out of there.

  6. Sparks says:

    And this bug-eyed bitch would know anything abouut the military or recruiting, why?

  7. Sapper3307 says:

    #DonkeyTeeth vs honest man was better.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Army’s e-sports team is kaput on Twitch:

  9. JustALurkinAround says:

    I believe the picture above is EXACTLY what Aunt Esther had in mind when she’d call Fred a fish-eyed fool.

  10. AW1Ed says:

    I’d pay attention to her. After all, if there ever was an expert on “irresponsible” it would be AOC.

    /sarc, mostly.

    marty feldman as igor

    Any resemblance is strictly coincidental.

  11. 26Limabeans says:

    In a different country she would be dressed in fatigues.

    • Mick says:

      And wearing a huge poorly fitting red beret, big stupid-ass looking mirror-lens sunglasses, and a red ascot, while also waving around a large, cheap cigar held in her left hand so that we can all see the gaudy gold Rolex watch that she acquired via the undoubtedly voluntary contributions from “a grateful proletariat”.

      I’ll take communist banana republic dictator wannabe for $1000, Alex.

  12. Hack Stone says:

    She must have missed the Congressional Orientation where the new Congress critters are told to shut the fuck up and sit the fuck down. You have as much leadership and experience as a 2nd Lieutenant who just graduated ROTC.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      “2nd Lieutenant who just graduated ROTC”

      Or Norwich in 1973 and then resigned their commission when the draft ended thus holding
      a degree while avoiding Vietnam and looking
      like a goddamn hero.

      I personally know two of them from my home
      town and met one of them two years ago at a
      wedding where he had the balls to say
      welcome home. The fucking nerve of some people.
      At least he admitted that he does not qualify
      for VA benefits because of less than 90 days AD.
      Not even sure I believe that. Probably has PTSD.

      Sorry for the rant. Hack hit a nerve.

      • rgr769 says:

        I went to ski training at Norwich U. In 1972 or 1973. We stayed in dorm rooms there during the school’ Xmas/New Year’s break. I was impressed with what I saw.

  13. Ex Coelis says:

    Twot

  14. Mason says:

    If the other branches have to stop doing stuff just because the Marines don’t do it, we’re in trouble. No more sleeping under a roof, eating good chow, or getting new weapons systems.