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Millennials Pick Socialism Over Capitalism

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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:04 PM
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Of course seniors are happy with the version of capitalism which saw America be uncontested in it's economic might. America's 20th century achievement was a glorious economic period which saw quality of life improve generation after generation. Pensions, guaranteed social safety net (not a capitalist principal) and in-country manufacturing guaranteeing great blue-collar jobs was the seniors' reality.
It is disgusting how their lack of empathy and close-minded worldview which is blinding them to the current economic conditions may just cost the election AGAIN, and the millennials will be stuck with the seniors' version of politics, AGAIN.

The silver lining is that the seniors are dying out and this demographic won't hold on for much longer.
The more empathetic and politically astute members of the senior class DO see that it is a different world. There are DRASTICALLY fewer bootstraps!




posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: kkrattiger

We'll live long enough to make sure the young regret socialism.

hahahahahahahaha



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: pirhanna
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.


Socialism! So good that it must be mandated!

Let's see: The Soviet Union socialized by killing 10 million people. China killed 20 million. I can't wait for socialism to take effect so we can be like Cuba and Nicaragua.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: kkrattiger

We'll live long enough to make sure the young regret socialism.

hahahahahahahaha


How's that? By looking on at them while they starve and freeze working in a service industry for those who were fortunate enough to be born in a period where the past economical model worked in their favor?

How humanitarian...



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

They would have only done it to themselves by voting for socialism.

For that, they only get scorn, no sympathy.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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I think what the millennials saw was that American crony capitalism only benefits the few elite.

Corporate jobs shipped overseas in the quest for profits, rampant speculation and supply and demand thrown under the bus,
the obscene disparity between rich and poor. Regulations that don't regulate the banking elite and leave the taxpayers to suffer the "to big to fail" elite. Govt. subsidies for already profitable corporations.


The millennials arent naive at all and they are tired of the corporate corruption.

The capitalist brought this change on themselves with their obscene greed.

Trying to use "socialism" as some kind political obscenity just won't work.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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I agree with the US being an Oligarchy dressed up as Capitalism, but then so is the rest of the world. With the global elites in power, mostly behind the scenes, how then can we go from this global oligarchy to a truly free market capital system? It seems to me that the millenials just dont, or don't want to see the difference. They only see the Elites in power and want to stick it to the man by embracing a system that attempts to being them (elites) down while it actually only gives them more power. This isn't necessarily their fault, since they've grown up surrounded by the propaganda and indoctrination all sides that color their thinking. Even I, as a 90s baby, have been exposed to this and need to pay special attention not to get sucked into all of the propaganda and such, and with each generation of parents bringing up the subsequent generation this gets harder and harder until, like the millenials of today see no difference and just repeat the propaganda of the Elites they grew up listening to.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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whats that old saying,

If your not a socialist at 20, you've got no heart
If your not a capitalist by 40, you've got no brain.

they'll come around.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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Evidence of commie indoctrination policies in the public school systems.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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Millennials are only turning from Capitalism because they see the oligarchy that the USA has become.

Nobody likes it. Republicans or Democrats. And it appears that only Sanders is against it and he's a socialist. It would stand to reason. You want Millennial votes, then talk bout doing something against our Oligarchy and the money in politics, like Citizens United and all of the lobbyists.

Talking about Lobbyists, I was just reading how the Koch Brothers lobbyists are trying to kill individual roof top solar, and they've basically done that here in Nevada and Florida. Our republican government has been bribed by the corporate oil and power companies to stop solar power on roof tops here in Nevada. That's the kind of money we need out of politics.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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Wait until they find out that there's not a participation trophy waiting for them at the finish line.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

I'd disagree.

The past decade has seen a disgust towards ANYONE who succeeds.

There is no goal to work hard, sacrifice, and then make it.

Cronyism sure plays a part, but anyone who has succeeded and is comfortable is a target.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

So it's their fault jobs have been outsourced, jobs replaced by automation, and educational costs that put people in debt for 30+ years.

Hello disconnect...

The simple fact of the matter is the economical model of 50+ years ago isn't relevant today. One adult in a household no longer covers the expenses of said household. That's the nature of capitalism. Make the most while paying the less no matter the "costs".



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: alphacenturi
whats that old saying,

If your not a socialist at 20, you've got no heart
If your not a capitalist by 40, you've got no brain.

they'll come around.


Here's a new one for you. You can embrace some socialist ideals and still be for free enterprise and capitalism. Wow.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:18 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: olaru12

I'd disagree.

The past decade has seen a disgust towards ANYONE who succeeds.

There is no goal to work hard, sacrifice, and then make it.

Cronyism sure plays a part, but anyone who has succeeded and is comfortable is a target.



I disagree.

I'm very successful, comfortable and know how to use the system to my advantage. I don't feel targeted...please stop with the
Rush Limbaugh BS.




edit on 12-2-2016 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:18 PM
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the obscene disparity between rich and poor. R


What disparity ?

Why ignore that Americans make more than ever, have more benefits from employers, and the state than ever before.

That's some false narrative being spun there.

It also ignores that there is always been a disparity between skilled, and unskilled labor.

It also ignores the FACT that millions of middle class invested in Wall Street to increase their standard of living.

It also ignores thanks to the SOCIALISTS that checking accounts,savings,cds,money markets pay SNIP thesedays.

That's another thing Americans used to build wealth.

And we sure can't forget FIAT currency, and the endless printing of money that devalues it.

I love it when people blame business and Wall Street.

When progressives/socialists., and been the leading creators of that 'disparity'.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

People used to adjust to the environment to meet their needs.

Now they're adjusting the environment to suit their needs.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy




Cronyism sure plays a part


The JP Morgans, and Monstantos sure love that socialism with programs like Food Stamps.

Free food, and state guaranteed fees from EBT cards.

Thanks to the socialists them evil corporations are guaranteed income.
edit on 12-2-2016 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: olaru12

I'd disagree.

The past decade has seen a disgust towards ANYONE who succeeds.

There is no goal to work hard, sacrifice, and then make it.

Cronyism sure plays a part, but anyone who has succeeded and is comfortable is a target.



I disagree.

I'm very successful, comfortable and know how to use the system to my advantage. I don't feel targeted...please stop with the
Rush Limbaugh BS.





Who?



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: EternalSolace


It's not their fault, it's their grandparents fault.
They wanted cheaper products and manufacturing companies found cheap labor. They could have bought American but Chinese junk was cheaper. By by jobs.

Then Grandma wanted to burn her bra and get a job. That was a huge change in the economic structure of America.



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