Given the track record of Socialism, one has to wonder why and how it is gaining in popularity in the United States. One also has to wonder what the appeal of socialism is to a generation that doesn’t even have a clue what it’s about. Socialism is defined as a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies.
In a recent survey by Harvard University, it was found that 51 percent of young people from the age 18 to 29 do not support capitalism. You have to ask yourself a question: Why is it that socialism so popular among young people? In my opinion it is partly due to what is being taught to them by the public schools and universities, but partly due to the ignorance and human nature. The youth of the present day would rather be given than have to go get a job and earn it for themselves.
It is not hard to understand why today’s youth is attracted to socialism in the United States. No one has had to live under the realm of socialism. Current college students are obviously not learning real history, and being force-fed rhetoric from tenured professors who are more then likely are leftovers from the 1960’s hippie movement.
Capitalism and its political sister, democracy, offer the opportunity to be successful….but not a guaranteed outcome. Socialism is a mutual shared poverty. It is nothing but a liberal fantasy and is built on a system of envy, jealousy, greed, and a sense of entitlement. This is the product that is being peddled by the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, and is only a slight to the left of the Democrat party, which is a party that appears to be trending increasingly socialist.
I have three quotes about socialism that sums up both its false promises and the dangers of it to leave you with:
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” Margaret Thatcher
“The goal of socialism is communism.” Vladimir Lenin