Millennials think socialism would create a great safe space, study finds

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  1. EyeDocGator

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    That's democracy. People you don't know, don't like, have nothing in common with (including religion, culture, political and economic philosophy) are given total control over your life and family's welfare. The old definition of democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Apparently, the new definition is just bend over and take it.
     
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      I worked for two different multinational companies in my career and have had many conversations with my counterparts from Spain, England, Sweden, Germany, Japan and Poland to name a few. On a couple occasions I hosted them at my house. At first each and every one of them had a bit of a snobby attitude about their country compared to the US. But after spending time in the US and seeing things the way they were and not how they are presented on European TV they really changed their tune, They were able to tour our hospitals, see our housing, see our quality of life and experience how much things cost. One lady from Sweden who was in management there was in awe of the fact that Americans were able to afford two cars. When she found out I in fact had 5 cars (counting my kids' cars) she couldn't believe it and asked why I was still working seeing as how I must be independently wealthy. This was a woman in management who made decent money but with taxes and the cost of living didn't get to keep much of it.

      I think the reason most people in Scandinavia say they have a better quality of life is again, because they live in a very homogeneous society with a shared culture and not nearly as much conflict as you would find in a melting pot society. Denmark realizes this and that's why they have such stringent immigration laws and are trying to keep out refugees and have told them they will not be getting the benefits they think they'll get. Sweden wasn't as smart and are now and forever going to be paying the price for that.
       
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        I did not have the variety of experiences that you have but culture is the key for me.

        I used to wonder if you took some of these people and allowed them to sit along I-40 in our town and count the large trucks and expensive cars they would be amazed. Folks watch or read the biased media or fictional TV they have no idea of life here in a medium sized town with almost anything you would desire, not at a level of a large town.
         
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        How large is Denmark's army?
         
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        This is exactly what I am referring to when I say that Socialism always lowers the standard of living. People don't notice it when it happens gradually and everyone else is becoming poorer at the same time.
         
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          [​IMG] this is all you need to know..............
           
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            Oh you mean like here over the last 25 years save for 2002-2005 and the last 10 months.....I remember a time when I was a teenager in the 80's and growing up middle class my parents and all my friends parents had pensions, retirement accounts, and most owned their houses outright in their 40's and 50's.....Ask how many "middle class" people have those things at that age bracket now.....I'd guess less than 20% from what I see on dozens of our clients credit applications....we've also been lulled to sleep...
             
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              Quite correct, but I have several computers at my house that would have been almost main frames back then. I have a TV that when I was small I could not even imagine. I have a car far better than those back then. I could go on but why bother.

              And if they don't own their houses it is because they spend on things we did not back then. I lived in south Fl, after a recession a lot of houses were 100 down and 100 per month, even with inflation that was very cheap. And they were in first class condition as well, no junk houses.
               
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              let's hope you're right and they Millennials never get real power in this country.
               
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              Put it this way, you could fund the battle between Canada and Denmark with a handful value pack 223 from walmart.
               
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              They USED to be badazz. Ever watched Vikings?
               
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              I always love a sweet Danish for breakfast...........[​IMG]

              "butt" its all good.............[​IMG]
               
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                Where's the Swedish Bikini team when you need them?
                 
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                    That's what I call socialism!
                     
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                    would certainly create some social-jism.............
                     
                    • pilot-in-fla

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                      Be real. When you think socialism, you should think Venezuela.
                       
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                      True, what a waste of natural resources and people. The more socialism, the more graft.
                       

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