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

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  1. pilot-in-fla

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    And it is incredible that clueless millennials and other liberals can't look at Venezuela and figure out what is obvious to the rest of us, namely that socialism is a failure and the more socialism the greater the failure.
     
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    Or you can be like Canada and be a parasite to the US.
     
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    To be fair having a dictator who cares more for himself than the people in general is a lot of the problem there. Lots of corruption for decades even before that dopey dictator.

    Socialism can be effective in a society that is homogeneous and caring about the group rather than the individual. That mostly goes against human nature.
     
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    Homogeneous is the key, would never work here and he is a pig, it would not have worked but his selfishness made it fail sooner.
     
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    It’s not so much about homogeneous, it’s about not having a giant underclass... that is growing... like ours
     
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    Why? The underclass is a symptom imo.
     
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    when you are homogeneous you don't have that giant underclass, you have a tight distribution in almost every attribute.
     
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    Venezuela has produced a much more homogeneous distribution of wealth with member of the middle and upper middle classes who remain collapsed into a giant poverty-stricken underclass. Only the ruling elites have had their incomes and lifestyles improve as is typical under socialism.

    Perhaps the millennials who support socialism are the same as those who suffer from the Hillary-like sense of entitlement discussed in another recent thread. They figure they will get what they are entitled to and could care less about anyone else.
     
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    FF08D1FD-BADD-4A03-960B-1BC927CE9366.jpeg OK everyone, guess what year and where this picture was taken?
     
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    They will get what they are entitled to. But, by then, it will be too late. They'll blame their economic misery on Trump or whatever the MSM is scapegoating at the time.
     
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    Balklans 1990's?
     
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    It’s a friend of mine and his grandmother in 1975 then Soviet Ukraine.... Socialism is awesome
     
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    1975...probably struggling to feed themselves.

    I remember some poor blacks that did not have running water thru late 80's and living in tenant houses. Had electricity though. Did not have to worry about food.

    Hell, I new a guy in college his grandmother still used her outhouse even though she was richer than god.
     
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    Collectivized farms were a disaster in the Soviet Union. In desperation, party leaders permitted the workers on collective farms to have small private plots. These tiny plots were responsible for a much higher share of agricultural output compared to the land available.

     
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    Yup... I’m very familiar with it.
     
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    I believe all people want a home and the land it sits on to be their own. Their own little kingdom so to speak.
     
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    True, but elite socialist rules believe that only they are entitled to own a home and land with those of lesser status to be dependent upon handouts dictated by the elites.

    In this country, our progressive leaders believe they are entitled to multiple luxury estates, private jets to get from one to the other and luxury yachts for cruising the high seas while lesser folks should be housed in high rise urban apartments and ride public transportation to get from one place to another in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
     
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    Ironic they call everyone else Nazis

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    That's we are here and and the feudal politics of Europe are there.
     
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    I believe that was tried with the pilgrims here first (collective farms) but was quickly discarded when they almost starved to death.
     

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