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Old 08-26-2019, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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Uh, guys - BOTH PARTIES prey on the uninformed!
I guess you're right. The Republicans do protect the unborn. Once you are born watch out. Hell the Koch brothers are against child labor laws, and Lord knows that they are not Democrats. They also destroyed the labor movement in the private sector then poison my water and air with no compensation to me.

The Democrats on the other hand keep people on Welfare for generations. They also embraced globalization with no regard for the working man.

So, I figure that when it comes down to it the democrats are less malignant, completely disorganized, but less malignant. With the exception of the Roosevelt administration, government hasn't done anything good for the working man since the prior Roosevelt. Maybe it's their inability to get anything done that makes the Dems. better.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:40 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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The funny bit is that it's your own damn fault, and you'll never ever understand it.

Late-stage capitalism kinda sucks for a whole lot of people. And every single time someone has suggested a way to improve society at large at the cost of keeping some billionaire from adding a fraction of a percentage to his net worth, you've called it socialism.

And so the young people started taking you at your word.


If security in receiving health care, or an old age that bears thinking about, or decent family leave, or livable minimum wage - all of it things implemented in other Western countries - are socialism, then heck yes, bring it on.

Your efficiency in getting your message across had you kinda playing yourself.
Yes. Exactly. Any safety net is derided as 'socialist' by the very same people currently collecting Medicare, SS, and SSD.

The younger generation is willing to give CEO's a bit less of a yearly bonus or perhaps stop feeding our industrial military machine and look out for THE PEOPLE for once.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:42 PM
 
Location: California
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the older I get the more Progressive I have become.
Same here. I used to be a gun-toting libertarian. I became more and more progressive/democrat over time.

Same thing happened to my parents. They were moderate democrats, maybe even conservative leaning, when I was growing up. Now they are hardcore leftists. They're more passionately against Trump than I even am.

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Isnít this the patentsí fault?
The parents and the individuals. I spent a great deal of time educating myself in the years since I was in school. I regularly brush up on my history and occasionally do math equations to keep my mind fresh. I'm always trying to learn more about the world because I want to be an educated person.

If an individual doesn't give a crap about being educated, I don't think their parents or a great school would help them. The main issue I see in society is apathy. I think part of it is because of parents. If a parent isn't working hard to help their young child develop passions and interests that will drive their education direction in the future, how do they expect it to happen? Too many parents are letting their kids waste their youths to gaming and TV and youtube instead of cultivating genuine interests in creativity and education.

So yes, it begins at home, but once a human being reaches adulthood, it's up to them to continue educating themselves if they choose to.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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The Growing Danger of Misinformed Millennials - Lloyd Marcus





So many comments by Millennials seem to be based on poor education. I see this all the time with grand kid and grand kid's friends (almost 20 years old and highschool grads)



Simple things cannot be answered because of ignorance


Things lik,e what is Socialism? What is Capitalism? What is the Bill of Rights?


When I try to answer, "I don't know anything!"
Woke.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Same here. I used to be a gun-toting libertarian. I became more and more progressive/democrat over time.

Same thing happened to my parents. They were moderate democrats, maybe even conservative leaning, when I was growing up. Now they are hardcore leftists. They're more passionately against Trump than I even am.



The parents and the individuals. I spent a great deal of time educating myself in the years since I was in school. I regularly brush up on my history and occasionally do math equations to keep my mind fresh. I'm always trying to learn more about the world because I want to be an educated person.

If an individual doesn't give a crap about being educated, I don't think their parents or a great school would help them. The main issue I see in society is apathy. I think part of it is because of parents. If a parent isn't working hard to help their young child develop passions and interests that will drive their education direction in the future, how do they expect it to happen? Too many parents are letting their kids waste their youths to gaming and TV and youtube instead of cultivating genuine interests in creativity and education.

So yes, it begins at home, but once a human being reaches adulthood, it's up to them to continue educating themselves if they choose to.
I picked up the values that make me a so-called liberal in kindergarten. We all did but many tossed that by the wayside into adulthood. As for the rest, most of what I know I learned after I graduated high school. College, life experience, and of course life-long learning as you describe all contributed to that. It took time. I'm not too worried about the Millennials or the GenZ's. They seemed to have retained those lessons of human decency from kindergarten much better than my boomer generation did. They will learn the "isms" as life progresses.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:00 PM
 
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This thread title sounds like the title for a comedy movie and the SJWs would be the best part of the film! Heck, the historical revisionism and SJW mentalities can further help distort people from knowing the truth.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:01 PM
 
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25% of millennials thought socialism meant 'free stuff'.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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Let them create their own world.!! One thing I am really appalled with the right is their control issues ! Darn !
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:06 PM
Status: "Playoff baseball now." (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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The Growing Danger of Misinformed Millennials - Lloyd Marcus

So many comments by Millennials seem to be based on poor education. I see this all the time with grandkid and grandkid's friends.

Simple things cannot be answered because of ignorance.

Things like, what is Socialism? What is Capitalism? What is the Bill of Rights?

When I try to answer, "I don't know anything!"
There is no question that ignorance is a big problem, and with many millennials, I see enough disturbing YouTube videos exposing what is of grave concern to our country's future. It's my most fervent prayer that those kids will grow up and learn some things and have a change of heart, but it all starts with them. Somebody in their lives needs to stand in the gap for them, or they will be in the wilderness for life.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:09 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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Let them create their own world.!! One thing I am really appalled with the right is their control issues ! Darn !
Wow pot meet kettle. How can you even pretend that the left isn't a bunch of control freaks like the right?
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