The Brains of Your Children on Socialism

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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.

Fol­low her on Face­book, Twit­ter, MeWe, and Gab.

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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.

Read the rest.

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.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, and Gab.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar or hit Juliette’s!