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Millennials Pick Socialism Over Capitalism

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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:09 PM
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I'm not a Millennial, I'm an X. However, it just goes to show you how evolution works on every aspect of the universe, including the political and cultural side of existence.

After all, we are all one and all of our ideologies and dreams are just extensions of us as a whole.

Interesting poll results and article

OLD:

Seniors, unsurprisingly, had the most favorable view of capitalism. Just 23 percent of Americans older than 65 had a positive view of socialism. Sixty-three percent of seniors, though, had a favorable view of capitalism.


YOUNG:

The survey, taken at the end of January, found that 43 percent of Americans under 30 had a favorable view of socialism. Less than a third of millennials had a favorable view of capitalism. No other age or ethnic demographic preferred socialism over capitalism.


Evolution

I know there is a hot debate out there, everywhere, about changing our approach vs doing the same as always, interesting times.

I can feel this growth in the world as a whole and it is sometimes amusing to see the growing pains that the older generations are experiencing seeing the world change drastically around them into something completely different than what they are used to.

I can also see this happening to me one day if I make it to being a senior. I can only imagine what the new thing would be for politics in America, maybe some sort of robot president mixed with a congress based on a japanese game show in which the losers actually die on the show or something, anyways...


In the past 20 years, the number of people living in poverty worldwide has fallen by half. In 1990, 43 percent of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. In 2013, the United Nations estimated that just 22 percent of the world’s population continued to live in extreme poverty.

“Never in history have the living conditions and prospects of so many people changed so dramatically and so fast,” the UN Human Development report said.

Even if millenials aren’t swayed by the dramatic improvement in worldwide living standards, one would hope they would see the benefits of capitalism in the products and services that inhabit their world.

They live, and thrive, in a consumer-driven, on-demand society. They have immediate access, at their fingertips, to more knowledge, art, music, and communication than the wealthiest oligarch just a few decades ago…
...It is safe to say that billions of dollars have been spent over the past two decades promoting and educating the public on the benefits of capitalism and free markets. There are publishing imprints, media companies and new conservative news sites everywhere. Yet, something has gone horribly wrong.




You can't fight progress and win. In the end, you just can't.


Many in the commentariat have watched the rise of Sen. Bernie Sanders with a certain touch of condescending nostalgia. “Oh, look a socialist is running for President, isn’t that cute,” you can almost hear them type.

For many, Bernie’s label as a socialist was something he would have to overcome to make a serious run for the White House. It may now be, however, something he needs to more warmly embrace.


What do you think, should we keep pushing for a better future for all or retreat back to our homesteads and fortify our property lines?

I see with some of the Republican viewpoints the further reduction of freedom and the misappropriation of our tax dollars.

Time for change? For real this time?

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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein

Thats because people are under the impression that the US is a capitalist country and are unhappy with our state of affairs. So they blame capitalism.

In reality we are more of an Oligarch than anything where the Oligopolies always win at the expense of the 99.99%

So don't blame the Millennials, who you need to blame is the DNC, GOP, and the MSM which are all tools of the Oligarch which have pissed all over capitalism .

Get rid of corruption in our system them lets talk about which political ideal is appropriate for each individual industry.

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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein

Sounds like your change is to take what I earned and give it to someone that hasnt earned it.

Ill pass on that kind of change. Capitalism has problems but socialism has a lot more.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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The up side of capitalism is far smaller than the down.....
Like an iceberg its 90% hidden dark side.....
Socialism has too many variants to really just stand up for it whole hog...
I tend to favor a more anarchistic approach to it.....
Eliminate money.....to a large extent.....
by guaranteeing some level of sustenance.....
Those who want extra can figure it out from there.....



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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: bandersnatch
The up side of capitalism is far smaller than the down.....
Like an iceberg its 90% hidden dark side.....
Socialism has too many variants to really just stand up for it whole hog...
I tend to favor a more anarchistic approach to it.....
Eliminate money.....to a large extent.....
by guaranteeing some level of sustenance.....
Those who want extra can figure it out from there.....




That right there sounds like f#### socialism!

I like it though, sounds good.


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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:34 PM
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Just reaffirms my belief the under 35 crowd really doesn't have a clue.

I guess they refuse to grow up.

What's next ?

They want government to change their diapers for them too?



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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Evolution


You do realize that socialism is the complete antithesis of what that word means ?

Every single person has the ability, and capacity to adapt to their environment people.

It's how 'humans' supposedly because 'top' of the food chain.

Let's give a golf clap for those that support social engineering the environment to suit the mediocre.



any process of formation or growth; development:


dictionary.reference.com...

Don't see much growth there.


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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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Here come the old coots to say how dumb the young people are!

Some even got here early!

THE WORLD IS CHANGING AROUND ME AND I'M SCARED!
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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: corvuscorrax

With age comes wisdom, and experience.

Politicians love taking advantage of younger people because most don't know any better.

So 'dumb' is pretty much calling it like it is.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:46 PM
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I'm laughing my ass off at the poor millenials.

If socialist Bern gets elected, then there is nothing stopping me (a boomer) from retiring early with my savings, and living off the social programs the baristas and wee, tiny millenials will be paying 60% of their wages to support.

Now imagine me times a few million.

The millenials are going to be sucking wind.

hahahahahahahahahahahaha



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: corvuscorrax

Who taught you to be afraid of change? Look for opportunities. They only come while you are young. You know best what is good for your generation, don't listen to old geezers.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: MOMof3




You know best what is good for your generation, don't listen to old geezers.


Then why are people listening to Sanders ?

FTW!



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Just reaffirms my belief the under 35 crowd really doesn't have a clue.

I guess they refuse to grow up.

What's next ?

They want government to change their diapers for them too?



Or perhaps the premise of the OP is true and our country is an oligarchy under the false pretense of capitalism.

Makes sense to me.


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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Sorry buddy being old doesn't automatically mean you're wise.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: neo96

He shouldn't. He should listen to their ideas then decide for himself. Not because Bernie or Trump said so.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

Can you use words that are not Sanders propaganda ?



“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”


Corporations,billionaires,oligarchs.

Ad infinitum.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: corvuscorrax
a reply to: neo96

Sorry buddy being old doesn't automatically mean you're wise.


After watching the last eight years of hope, and change.

And the 'promises' that were made then, and the 'promises' being made now?

I feel like YODA.
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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Or just perhaps I can't stand Sanders, but am not so blinded by what a crap shoot America has become that I can't recognize what's happened and call it like it is.

One has to have their head buried in sand to not recognize that nothing is controlled by the will of the people anymore.



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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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Youth is wasted on the young,



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:04 PM
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One has to have their head buried in sand to not recognize that nothing is controlled by the will of the people anymore.


Yeah this nation is controlled by politics on Capitol Shill, and those 535 congressman.

Nothing else,

Yeah there are some blinded to that, because of already preconceived opinions.

If this nation is anything ?

It's a kleptocracy, and those people on capital hill are the biggest bunch of thieves there is.



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