February 17, 2021 at 9:53 am #1185
February 17, 2021 at 9:56 am #1187
Email received from the Hillsdale College (if you don’t know about these folks you should. They are the leading conservative college in the world. Their president, Larry Arne was the head of the 1776 Project under president Trump – which Biden killed on his first day.
You may have noticed that socialism has become more and more fashionable among young Americans these days.
A recent poll showed that 70% of Millennials are either “somewhat likely” or “extremely likely” to vote for candidates with socialist positions. We have seen some of this in recent elections.
But I’ve often asked myself the question—why? Maybe you have to.
Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal addressed the resurgence of socialism at a Hillsdale College event not too long ago. I found the talk fascinating and thought you’d enjoy it.
In her talk, she cites several reasons why we’re seeing more and more Americans embracing socialist ideas, including ignorance of history among the young and desire for power by those in authority.
You can watch all of Kimberley Strassel’s talk for yourself here…she says it far more eloquently than I:
February 17, 2021 at 10:01 am #1188
Booklet from the Heritage Foundation –
EVERY DAY, SOCIALISM BECOMES MORE AND more popular among young Americans. There are 3 big reasons why:
1 Socialism is being marketed to young people as kind, selfless, and community-focused,
2 Many people are unaware of Socialism’s dismal record, and
3 Young people are not being taught America’s founding principles, so they are unprepared to combat the narratives they hear in their schools and colleges.
At first glance, these narratives may sound compelling. Socialist popularizer Danny Katz writes, “Socialism is a society whose top priority is meeting all of its people’s needs—ranging from food, shelter, and health care to art… READ MORE…
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