I was so impressed with Jonah Goldberg Commentary In the Las Vegas Review-Journal Sunday May 14, 2016 Page 4E Millennials Not Clear On Meaning Of Socialism. I wanted to share a good bit of it with you. The following are excerpts from Jonah Goldberg’s commentary.
Various polls show that millennials have a more favorable view of socialism than of capitalism. And millennials generally are the only age group that views socialism more favorably than unfavorably.
Some conservatives aren’t surprised. Schools have been force feeding left-wing propaganda to kids like it was feed for geese at a foie gras factory.
On the other hand, what are we to make of the fact that only a fraction of the young people who say they like socialism can express what it is? IF left-wing indoctrination is so effective at getting kids to like socialism, you’d think it would have more success at getting kids to at least parrot back a serviceable definition.
Writing in The Federalist, Emily Ekins and Joy Pullimann note that many of these young people think socialism is federaly mandated niceness. A 2014 Reason-Rupe survey asked millennials to define socialism. They had in mind a more generous safety net, more kindness and, as one put it, more “being together.”
Young people understandably are drawn by the promise of “being together.” But they think the federal government can make it happen. If government planners can’t even provide goods and services efficiently, how will they ever provide togetherness? Esther’s thoughts – Do millennials think of Socialism as their “Santa Clause”? esthergoodday@gmail