Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Socialism Prevailing

In the most Capitalist country in the World, the recent Pew Research paper must have come as quite a shock as it showed that voters under the age of 30 viewed Socialism (49%) more favourably than Capitalism (46%).
The facts seem to be borne out by the popularity of Bernie Sanders who describes himself as a Socialist and talks up his Socialist principles of fairness, cooperation and anti-poverty.
It was John Smith himself, the father of Capitalism, who warned that in his system: 'the new unemployed would either starve, or be driven to seek a subsistence either by begging or by perpetration perhaps of the greatest enormities and want, famine and mortality would immediately prevail'.
It appears that for many young people, modern American capitalism simply isn’t working as the effects of the downturn in 2008 continue today and they see the bank accounts of the top end continue to grow while it empties those at the bottom. 
The IMF and the World Bank are already talking up the next recession while we haven't even escaped the last one so to the majority this is the way Capitalism works, a rolling cycle of growth followed by a devastating collapse every decade.
The far left Jeremy Corben has been voted the leader of the opposition in the UK and Bernie Sanders is being taken very seriously now in America and it could be because the older generation is being depleted and the upcoming generation can see Capitalism for what it is, a corrupt and devastating system that benefits the few and continually dumps the many in the gutter.


7 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

Yeah, Michael Dukakis was taken very seriously too - how did that play out.

The average American under 30 cannot find Canada on a map, doesn't know which century WW2 was in, does not know how many Supreme Court justices sit on the bench, and does not know who is Vice President.

Falling on a bruise said...

I don't know how Dukakis turned out but as he was not president I am guessing not well.

The under 30 generation is the video game console generation, hate to think how a childhood of grand theft auto has affected minds.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Keep Life Simple said...


My dad often said that a society is a reflection of the average citizen. If the average person cannot succeed, the society collapses. The gen y and gen z in the USA are as clever as any generation, but the are anti establishment and seem to see all organizations as obstacles instead of enablers including schools, business, law enforcement, church, government. They have learned to be devious and misleading.

Will be curious to see where they take society.

Keep Life Simple said...

Oh yeah, all socialism involves a degree of slavery... Being enslaved by 51% of the voters is no different than being enslaved by one person. Socialism sucks.

Falling on a bruise said...

Have you been sniffing your gun barrel again? An explanation of how Socialism involves slavery at all would be nice.

Keep Life Simple said...

Read Democracy in America - some people have heard of it...