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New Poll Finds Young Americans Feel Socialism More Fair Than Capitalism

There is nothing moral about taking people’s freedom and forcing them into government dependency. To treat humans as no more than human livestock where their government masters take the rewards of their labor and dole out their life’s needs as they see fit and killing opportunity for upward mobility.

Most people who believe in Socialism actually believe in “Democratic” Socialism, where a voting majority (THEIR voting majority, of course) gets to take money and resources from the minority (that other RICH GUY, that is) with a gun (of course) and spread it around to them and all the other Socialists.

McLaughlin Associates conducted a poll in conjunction with United in Purpose to offer an in-depth view at opinions toward Socialism compared with free-market capitalism across America, and the results are mindblowing.

The poll consisted of 1,000 likely voters that determined that even though 31.3 percent thought socialism is a fairer than free-market capitalism, while 54.1 percent disagreed. What should be alarming is one in three saw socialism as fairer than free enterprise.

Younger Americans between the ages of 18-29 showed that 46.8 percent of that group agreed with socialism being fairer than capitalism. As the age grew older, the numbers dwindled to only 15.4 percent (those over 65 years of age).

The inherent problem with Socialism is not that the government gets involved in almost all decisions. It is that giving ANYONE that amount of power, be they Socialist, Communist, Fascist, Capitalist, Individualist or Collectivist) leads sooner or later (usually sooner) to the corruption of that power-They used to call this Tyranny or its more modern version Totalitarianism.

If you have spent any time with the younger generation, you will realize if you see them as spoiled, you will not learn anything. If your defense of capitalism comes down to you have nice toys you miss the point.

The economic system of the 1950s is dead and is not coming back. People for the most part in the previous industrial era generations lived in a private socialist system run by large employers who took care of their employees with things like health benefits and a pension. The premise was that you had a stable job that allowed for large scale home ownership and more stable marriages. This system is gone. And the capitalists killed it. So the younger generation is looking for the stability that the previous generation took for granted. So socialism is attractive to them. When companies lay people off and outsource jobs, then people know they cannot rely on the market for their survival.

If you made $6.00 an hour in 1980 adjusted for inflation, you should be making $18.00 today. Companies like Apple do not want to pay a livable wage to people but still need to sell us products to make a profit so they exploit slave labor overseas to sell us product that we can afford under the current economic model. This is not sustainable.

You can’t have Socialism and not have it degenerate into Totalitarianism-sooner or later. The one follows the other in natural progression. To reject that, one must be a believer in the “natural goodness” of man.

No-Way-Jose.

Wayne Dupree

Wayne is a freelance writer who was named the 2015 American Conservative Union Blogger of the Year and awarded the 2014 Podcast Of the Year; Best in Show. He has over 160K followers on Twitter (@WayneDupreeShow) and over 300K followers on Facebook (@WayneDupreeShow). In 2016, he was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans by Newsmax.

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  • that's good then, send them all to those countries that hav it. like russia, north korea, down south america, and other places that are going down the drain.

  • The teachers are liberal and the children have been brainwahed with Liberal Agenda and thats' why they think Socialism is good thing but it is NOT. Just tell them to look at Venazuala and what an economic mess they are in and the country is poor and is falling apart very badly. And there are lot of homeless and starving people. Wake up young Americans and be with the Capitalistic form of govermment the one Trump is head of. Make America Great Again.

  • They just want to keep living at home for free and Mommy and Daddy are threatening to kick them to the curb.

  • As parents we probably don’t do a very good job educating our kids in dealing with real world. When someone comes along and tells them that everything they need will be free, they don’t realize some one has to pay for it and that will be them if they are successful

  • UM . . er. It is NOT socialism in the Scandinavian countries any more than we are socialist for having Social Security

  • remember the old soviet union children, it did not work. it was a great idea for it's time, but the ones at the top, got all the goodies. even today, russia is still trying to get back to where it was before stalin and lenin took over and screwed the whole country up. read the communist manifesto, it can be found online. interesting read.

  • I could see how that will work for them if they have wealthy parents who don't run out of money and are prepared to keep the snowflake around, through marriage and child birth. Oops, that's right, AOC says no more babies!!

  • I don't know what your definition of "booming" is, but half the US population can't scrape together $500 if their life depended on it. AND only 38% of the US population between the ages of 18 to 65 have a full time job! So either work for the government, OR be a SLAVE to a big corporation. I was an accountant for 45 years, specializing in small businesses, and 90% of them were unsuccessful because of lazy employees, and outrageous taxes. My favorite is the $500 annual fee paid to the city for having an aquarium in her restaurant. Big business? Not a problem, just pass it along to the customers. Trout (the baseball player) gets paid $422,000,000. What do I get? A $10 a month surcharge on my Spectrum cable bill. Can I switch companies? Sure! Go to DirecTV or AT&T Universe! UM er… They're ALL owned by AT&T! Okay... I'll use my Internet instead. Who owns THAT? AT&T. So, there HAS to be SOME mix of capitalism AND socialism (regulating monopolies and oligopolies) or it WON'T work!!!

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