If you have been paying attention to political polls, then you probably are well aware that millennials are now preferring socialism over capitalism. We saw the indication of this during the 2016 Campaign as millenials flocked to Bernie Sanders. So there is no doubt that they have pretty much decided.
There are some doubted out there who believe millennials like socialism until they get a real job and they change their minds. But either way, let us examine some reasons why America’s youth are so quick to jump on the socialistic bandwagon.
1) Millennials Want Equality
Almost every young person with an education in our country has been attracted to socialism at some time in their lives. On paper, it sounds great and more importantly, it sounds fair. For a young person who has not experienced the real world yet, what a great place to start.
For a young person, it means they don’t have to exert very much effort to get a job. Kids in college have that black cloud hanging over their heads that asks the question, “What are you going to do with your life?” This black cloud goes away if they live in a socialistic society.
Ideally, a socialisitic government assigns you an occupation of their choosing for a fixed amount of pay of their choosing. So what happens when you notice someone else with a job identifcal to yours is doing half the work that you are doing for the same amount of pay? Is it still a fair society?
The problem is that when this happens in a capitalistic society, you always have the choice of moving to another better paying job – but not in socialism.
So what about Bernie Sanders? He endorses socialism but owns three homes (as of this writing). This is a big no-no under socialism – everyone gets one home. Bernie paid less than 15% taxes on his 2016 wages – which is also forbidden under socialism. Citizens living under socialism typically 60-70% taxes. Obviously, Bernie is not practicing what he preaches.
Are we to assume that leaders in a socialistic society will be entitled to more privileges? The answer is YES – so how is this any different than leaders in a capitalistic society getting perks that millennials detest?
2) Millennials feel deeply entitled
This is a huge problem with the newest generation. Many of us from earlier generations believe this is what happens when everyone gets a trophy – even though they really haven’t earned one.
Employers complain that lots of millennials are not willing to start at entry level positions, they believe – for whatever reason – they are entitled to start at higher paying positions without any experience. Either that, or they want to start their own cooperations instead.
Because of the unwillingness to start at entry level, they are not learning the skills that will make them valuable to employers. This attitude begs the question, why do you think socialism is going to be your answer? Under socialism, young people will always begin at the bottom – PERIOD.
3) Young Socialists have not done the math
This is the biggest shame of all. Young socialists talk about free education, free healthcare, and income subsidies – yet none of them have any clue where the money will come from.
As the Queen once said, “Socialism is great until the rich people run out of money!”
If we just take brief look back through history, we will quick see that socialistic governments fail every single time. Socialism is more like wishful thinking than it is realiable working type of government.
Here are some very information articles about socialism – make up your own mind:
What is socialism—and what it isn’t? | Big Think
A majority of Democrats like socialism, while just under half like capitalism. Several high-profile socialist candidates, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have attracted national attention and socialist organizations continue to grow in popularity. What is socialism—and what it isn’t? | Big Think
For young people, socialism is now more popular than capitalism
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As a Democrat whose family escaped socialism, Ocasio-Cortez worries me
Democratic socialism is a lot like the system my family fled, except its proponents promise to be nicer when seizing your business. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the winner of a Democratic Congressional primary in New York, greets a passerby in New York, June 27, 2018, the morning after she upset U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in Tuesday’s primary election. Cuba’s socialist revolution was supposed to work for workers — like my grandparents who lived in Miami during Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship. In January 1959, just two weeks after Fidel Castro seized power, they returned to the island to care for my grandmother’s ailing mother. For the next 20 years, they remained prisoners in their own country. As a Democrat whose family escaped socialism, Ocasio-Cortez worries me
Forty-Four Percent of Millennials Prefer Socialism. Do They Know What It Means? — Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
For starters, as of this year, more Millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country (44%) than in a capitalist one (42%), or even a communist country (7%). The percentage of Millennials who would prefer socialism to capitalism is a full ten points higher than that of the general population. The significance of this finding cannot be overstated—as of last year, Millennials surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest generational cohort in American society. Forty-Four Percent of Millennials Prefer Socialism. Do They Know What It Means? — Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation