On Sunday, New York Post had an editorial about how many millennials embrace “socialism,” while not really knowing what it means: “Millennials — ignorant of socialism’s appalling economic and human-rights history — increasingly embrace socialism and its naively unrealistic prescriptions for ending all human want.”
I’m reminded of a college student who wrote his dad: “Dear Dad, No mon. No fun. Your son.”
His dad wrote back: “Too bad. So sad. Your Dad.”
The Post points out that a majority of Democrats view socialism positively — yet the very same poll finds them in favor of small business and free enterprise. Therefore, many claiming to embrace socialism are apparently not aware that socialism refers to government control of the means of production.
Meanwhile, New York Magazine had a title story: “When Did Everyone Become a Socialist?”
The article claims, “Pinkos Have More Fun.”
Well, I’m certainly not a socialist. And most of the people I know are not either. For the record, can anyone name a square inch on the planet where socialism has improved life for its citizens?
It seems that between socialism and capitalism, the latter has the worse “branding.” Capitalism is supposedly greedy and self-serving. Socialism is supposedly caring and sharing. But that is not the reality.
Young people have been fed a steady diet of pro-socialism in the media and in academia. Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center once told me in a TV interview: “In the movies from a cultural standpoint, the themes are that capitalism is bad; it’s evil, the free market system is evil, the wealthy are the greedy rich.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jerry Newcombe