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originally posted by: bigsnowman
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
Thank you, I greatly appreciate the articles you linked and the perspective I gained from it. I understand the fear, but feel it may be slightly overblown. Socialism & Capitalism are not wholly incompatible with each other. The United States has been, at least to an extent, a socialist country since at least FDR's administration, with some aspects dating back to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Medicare, EBT, disability, agricultural subsidies are all examples of Socialist programs that exist in American culture with widespread bipartisan support. Perhaps conservatives are quicker to point out the potential for abuse, but even the GOP tends to push for increased vetting in regards to financial aid instead of proposing the abolition of these programs altogether. Renowned socialist Upton Sinclair's The Jungle was an instrumental factor in the creation of the FDA. I believe it would be disingenuous to teach kids "the evils" of Socialism when so many Americans currently benefit from Socialist programs.
Pros and cons to everything, capitalism included. Like I said, post-1900 USA is evidence that Socialism and Capitalism aren't completely incompatible. Maybe education these days tends to be too anti-capitalist, but I do know the music & media the kids follow most is extremely materialistic and all about 'the hustle' and 'making money'. Hip-Hop is the new-age rock 'n' roll; it is the genre of the new generation with lyrics that emphasize how important it is to have name-brand shoes, designer clothing, a big presidential Rolex and only the finest of foreign cars. Aren't many songs like John Lennon's Imagine topping the charts these days. Not to mention the multi-millionaire athletes kids idolize while their parents drop $200 on an official Nike jersey. Even if our educational system was completely 100% pro-socialism, anti-capitalism(which I doubt) there is enough opposition in most kids daily out-of-the-classroom experiences to balance it out.
originally posted by: Psilocyborg
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Parents need to get more involved in what their kids are being tau, while they still can.
Alot of parents are on auto pilot.
Send the kids to school, feed em fast food and set them in front of a screen when they're at home.
If parents have an issue with what their kids are being taught in schools pull them out or at least ask them "What did you learn in school today?"
If you don't like what your child is becoming, that's the parents fault for not taking personal responsibility and putting in the work.
originally posted by: Specimen88
Just tell them, when Marixsm an communism take over no more video games, name brand clothes, or X-mas gifts cause it capitalist.
Good news is they will be able to start work in the coal mines right away cause 1 plus 1 is sexist an homophobic, yelling "if Stalin only knew."