The Brains of Your Children on Socialism

by baldilocks

Roger L. Simon:

Amidst the welter of good and bad news we are assaulted with every day, by far the most dangerous long-term are the new polls showing America’s youth tilting significantly toward socialism.

Not surprisingly, these same young people haven’t the slightest idea of what socialism really is, its history or what it entails, which is suicidal for them more than anyone else. They are the ones who will suffer most if the USA turns into Venezuela.

Because of a sclerotic leftwing education system, our youth have been indoctrinated in a simple-minded version of socialism for decades without knowing it. Meanwhile, the right has been extraordinarily lazy in confronting this, acting in a basically uneducated manner themselves. It’s almost criminal.

Ask your average college student who is history’s greatest mass murderer and almost none of them would name Mao. They have no idea what the Great Leap Forward was when some thirty million Chinese were starved to death by the Chairman in the name of socialism or why that might have happened. One could go on with the history of megadeath from Stalin to Hitler to Pol Pot (who?) — all socialists — and get plenty of blank stares.

Basically, our youth has suffered from a form of child abuse by their teachers and the media.

And let’s not forget their parents. I don’t have children, so I’m pointing fingers.

The next election is likely to be some form of socialism versus capitalism, no matter who the Democrats nominate. If Bernie Sanders, it will be front and center, but it won’t be far away with other candidates. Every election is said to be the most consequential. This one really is. It’s about a lot more than the individuals running.

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Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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