Socialism’s Appeal To Millenials

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 26, 2020

         I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF SOMEONE ASKED MILLENIALS WHO ARE ENAMORED WITH SOCIALISM AND BERNIE SANDERS IF THEY KNOW WHAT SOCIALISM IS AND HOW IT WOULD EFFECT THEM IF IT EVER REPLACES CAPITALISM?

SOMEONE ONCE SAID SOCIALISM IS “MUTUALLY SHARED POVERTY” AND MARGARET THATCHER FAMOUSLY SAID, “THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISM IS YOU SOON RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY.”

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB OF DEFINING SOCIALISM AND ITS CONSEQUENCES WHEREVER IT IS TRIED. YOU CAN FIND AN ESSAY BY LEE EDWARDS AT HERITAGE.ORG

THINK IT’S A PASSING FANCY? THINK AGAIN. AS LEE EDWARDS OF HERITAGE WRITES: MORE THAN TWO MILLION PEOPLE UNDER AGE 30 VOTED FOR DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST BERNIE SANDERS IN 2016’S CAUCUSES AND PRIMARIES. A NEAR MAJORITY OF MILLENAILS, HE WRITES, WOULD PREFER TO LIVE UNDER SOCIALISM THAN CAPITALISM. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA NOW BOASTS 30,000 MEMBERS, MOST OF THEM IN THEIR TWENTIES.  WHERE DO THEY GET THIS STUFF? IN THEIR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, LIBERAL UNIVERSITIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA. BETTER WAKE-UP. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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