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Old 08-27-2019, 10:03 AM
 
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25% of millennials thought socialism meant 'free stuff'.
I still hear republicans say how universal healthcare, free college, etc. is what a socialist/communist country would do and even compare that to Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba, etc. First of all, its not free if its being funded by the taxpayers. Look at Canada, Germany, Japan, Finland, Denmark, etc. are they living like Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba, etc.? I don't think so.
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Old 08-27-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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I've seen it with my own eyes and heard it with my own ears. Yes many Millennials are brainwashed too right along with Gen Z. Hell, some Gen X'ers took the bait too.
Yes, we were taught to accept blacks and other ethnicities as equal treat gays and trans as human beings, and that women are capable of doing more than cooking and cleaning.

As well as science and being open to new ideas.

We’re so brainwashed.. ugh..
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Old 08-27-2019, 10:54 AM
 
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I still hear republicans say how universal healthcare, free college, etc. is what a socialist/communist country would do and even compare that to Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba, etc. First of all, its not free if its being funded by the taxpayers. Look at Canada, Germany, Japan, Finland, Denmark, etc. are they living like Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba, etc.? I don't think so.
Probably because they have enough people at the top paying into it for those at the bottom. Doctors and professors don't work for free.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I do find it concerning when a growing number of younger voters express admiration of socialism, and we have several high profile congress members who are self-described socialists. And a top-3 Democratic presidential candidate who is a self described socialist.

I suspect most who express admiration don't really know what socialism is, or what its ramifications are.
We can save capitalism only if we restrain it more, make it less profitable, and put caps on the income of the executives.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Ultimately what people like the author parrots is this mantra that racism has not and does not create victims, unless one CHOOSES to let it do so. However, LIBERALISM has and does create victims and it is responsible for the mess the country and black people are in.
Look, life is how you make it. If someone is poor, he or she chose to make it that way. Scapegoating liberals or whoever as the reason for poverty or victimization is only being irresponsible.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:29 AM
 
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That's one experience of one Millennial. While he was learning nothing, school friends of my son (I have two very successful adult Millennials) were doing this:

https://www.theage.com.au/entertainm...11-gdzc9s.html


My kids have had research papers from third grade on.
National History Day! Awesome! Love it! My kids were two times IL state National History Day champions and moved on to the national finals at U MD in the 2000s.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:47 AM
 
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This age grouping kept getting expanded and shifted over the years to include more and more of other established generations under this term, kinda defeats the purpose.
That's because the aim is to derogate the entire cohort of anyone who's younger than some cut-off.

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Most people -- millennial or not can't define socialism.
Neither can most political philosophers. Just like “Millennial”, it’s a crude and slippery term designed more to insult the opposition than to articulate any economic theory.

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The low-income earners (lower incomes correlate to low education levels) overwhelmingly vote Dem.
Wait, I thought that the low-income-earners were all waitresses or Starbucks baristas with PhDs in cultural anthropology?

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Most right wingers have no idea what socialism is. They sure love their Medicare and ss, and the idea that Trump can order companies out of China though
The crucial thing, as we’ve learned from numerous protests, is to keep the government out of their Medicare
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA.
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the left loves low information voters.






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The right are the ones stuck in the past. We pretty much have to explain things to them in crayon. And theyed still claim “hoax”..
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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Wait, I thought that the low-income-earners were all waitresses or Starbucks baristas with PhDs in cultural anthropology?
Hence, the correlation. Those with the least education and therefore the lowest income overwhelmingly vote Dem.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I still hear republicans say how universal healthcare, free college, etc. is what a socialist/communist country would do and even compare that to Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba, etc. First of all, its not free if its being funded by the taxpayers. Look at Canada, Germany, Japan, Finland, Denmark, etc. are they living like Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba, etc.? I don't think so..
It may have something to do with Canada..etc etc. not being led by murderous tyrants and having free elections doncha think?
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