If a recent Harvard University poll is anywhere near to being accurate, it would seem that the decades of liberal brainwashing that has been taking place in our public schools, and then taken to the next step once students/victims arrive at one of our many so-called institutions of ‘higher learning, is now finally starting to pay off big for the radical left in this country, aka the Democrat Party. Because it’s according to this poll that 51 percent of young adults between 18-29 reject capitalism, while only 42 percent support it.
According to the report: "The word 'capitalism' doesn't mean what it used to," said Zach Lustbader, a senior at Harvard involved in conducting the poll, which was published Monday. For those who grew up during the Cold War, capitalism meant freedom from the Soviet Union and other totalitarian regimes. For those who grew up more recently, capitalism has been described to them, primarily by those on the left, as being to blame for a financial crisis from which the global economy still hasn't completely recovered.
It’s an open question whether young people's attitudes on socialism and capitalism show that they are rejecting free markets as a matter of principle or whether those views are simply an expression of broader frustrations with an economy in which household incomes have been declining for 15 years. Or might it be, instead, that it’s because they have essentially been force-fed, and on a daily basis, all manner of leftist drivel since their very first day of kindergarten, or in some case even earlier than that, while in pre-school?
And it in the same poll that only 33 percent said they support socialism. One of the pollsters explained the numbers and why "capitalism" has become the equivalent of a dirty word for those in the younger generation. And even though these millennials aren't as quick to claim the term "socialist" in this poll, they are busy demanding some of its better perks, like many who want health insurance for all, food and shelter given to those who can't afford it, and more government involvement all around. They obviously have no understanding of unintended consequences.
To this group revealed just how ignorant they truly are when they describe capitalism as being "unfair" and "greedy," and socialism being more "compassionate." How is it exactly, than any sane person is able to come to the conclusion that Socialism is in any way "compassionate"? Try going up to a retailer and argue that their prices need to be more compassionate. And if you’re white, be sure to ask about the privileged discount too. The old Soviet Union "compassioned" the population right into the house of destitution and misery.
These poll numbers are about as surprising as finding out that it’s this very same group of individual who has largely thrown its support towards "Democratic socialist" Bernie Sanders. Since they are having a hard time with the definitions perhaps they should click here and find out that "Democratic socialist" doesn't mean "compassion"; what it actually means is "dictatorship." But they won’t, primarily because they prefer not to know, that way it become much easier for them to claim ignorance and to blame their idiocy on others.
And it’s also that 51% of millennials who have no understanding of money, don't understand economics, and most certainly don't understand socialism. But I suppose we shouldn’t be too hard on them since they are, after all, the very same ones who apparently possess not much of an understanding regarding the basic biology of how to tell the difference between a girl and a boy. So what should we really expect? And the sad thing is that there is likely nothing we can say to them they will ever make them realize where it is that they’re headed.
Sure, they will hate Capitalism now, and likely will continue to at least until everyone, including the government, goes completely broke and they’re forced to eat whatever they can instead of their favorite organic and vegetarian food, or having their favorite Starbuck soy latte at a perfect 182 degrees. When they run out of money to buy that crap and have to resort to groveling for their food, it will be then that Capitalism will start to look pretty good. Just ask anyone living in Red China, Cuba or North Korea if they love their lives.
Look, the level of stupidity in this country has now gotten to point where it’s actually painful. People forget, or simply don’t care, that it was ‘Slick Willie’s’ changes to the, Jimmy Carter created, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) along with Janet Reno’s strong-arming of the banks to give mortgages to people who didn't meet even the minimal of requirements that created the 2008 housing/mortgage crisis. The banks may have gone along with the plan, but it was the government that actually caused the crisis, not capitalism.
Capitalism might as well stand for working for a living and accepting responsibility in order to preserve the freedoms you were given at birth. These simpletons actually think they're owed that, as a birthright entitlement. And after registering to vote they then proceed to vote for communists all of their life without ever understanding anything at all when it comes to what Marxism is. And after electing people to essentially destroy the economy, from Washington, they then feel free to blame "capitalism" for the collapse. What a deal.