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Young People Will Reject Liberalism’s Lies
Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter

Posted on 05/19/2014 4:45:08 AM PDT by Kaslin

When the whole shoddy edifice of the progressive project collapses under its own dead weight, it will largely be because the liberals forgot to breed enough mindless minions to keep shoring it up. The left has always depended on a never-ending parade of credulous children to revitalize its dwindling ranks as the march of time and maturity depletes them. Liberal youth would grow up, look around, realize how progressivism is a disaster, and largely stop buying into the nonsense.

But now, young people are wising up earlier. This is bad news for liberals, but great news for America.

Our youth – those in college and younger – are starting to reject the nonsense pushed by the progressive clown car of communism-lite. This presents an opportunity for the most counterintuitive of alliances, that of those entering adulthood and those of us who entered it long ago and are now reaping the benefits of liberalism’s shameful transfer of wealth and power to those of us who have already made it on the backs of those just starting out.

We need to distinguish the youth from the older Millennials, who are famously infatuated with The One. And we even need to distinguish among the Millennials, because some of that generation have rejected the value-free values of their cohort. In particular, we must note those glorious Millennial warriors who have served their Nation in war. Their selfless service has justly earned them a place of honor in America’s Valhalla, where the heroes of Lexington, Iwo Jima and Ia Drang await their coming to the places at the table their courage has earned them.

But the rest of the Millennial generation just needs to be slapped.

Maybe they will learn too, albeit through the magic of pain. Maybe it’s too late. Regardless, their younger brothers, sisters and gender-indefinite siblings have seen the Millennials’ eager embrace of progressivism repaid with the expectation that they will bear the full cost of the political payoffs liberals promised to more useful and wealthy Democrat demographics. People like me, an established trial lawyer in the bluest part of the bluest state. Obama has been just awesome for folks like me, and that unjust awesomeness has been paid for by a Millennial generation mired in debt and unemployment. But it often seems that this travesty bothers me more than it bothers them.

Maybe we should rename the Millennials “the Suckers.”

Yet the generation behind them doesn’t seem so thrilled at the prospect of subsidizing the lavish lifestyles of left-leaning coastal professionals via eternal toil at breakfast beverage stands. Good. It’s great to see young people getting mad at the gigantic con liberalism is running on them.

Why are young people getting less liberal? First, we need to understand that they are not necessarily getting more conservative. Remember, these young people are just emerging from 13+ years in the liberal conformity factories of the progressive educational complex. They’ve been trained to hate conservatives; they’d think a conservative was the equivalent of the antichrist if they knew who Christ was.

But look at it from their point of view. All they’ve seen in their young lives is liberals lying to them. They are not stupid. They are just unwise, both because they are young and, in many cases, because they were raised by glorified man/womynchildren who confuse helicoptering with parenting.

They see the lies. They understand that it’s a bad idea to come out of college with $250K of debt and a double major in Marxist Pottery and Selective Outrage. They hear from their liberal overlords about open-mindedness, tolerance and rights, yet see these same liberals foaming at the mouth to root out any dissenting views and sacrificing due process on the altar of political correctness. They know a kangaroo court when they see one, and they see the offending marsupials are bitter liberal feminists, sophomore race hustlers, and cowardly university administrators without the intestinal fortitude to tell these leftist lynch mobs to go back to their dorms.

These are children of the Internet, versed in social media, used to a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred electronic frontier – and they understand that every progressive from Obama on down is slobbering for a chance to rein it all in. Look at the NSA revelations; what can be tracked, inevitably with these eager Thought Policepeople, will soon be controlled. These young people have endured the soul-deadening nightmare of liberal thought control all through their real life school years – they don’t want it in their virtual lives too.

And, operating under the radar, is a cultural subversion of the liberal paradigm. For example, those crazy kids love their Hunger Games. It’s not exactly a portrait of a world Milton Friedman might design; it seems an awful lot like one the liberal DC/Hollywood nexus would enjoy.

Then there’s this fascinating, conservative video game called “Minecraft” that all the kids are into. I got a quick briefing on it before shooing some of them off my lawn.

It warmed my heart. Minecraft allows kids to create virtual worlds, limited only by their imagination and their willingness to work. The thing is that the resources don’t simply appear – you have to obtain them. The kids can work or barter to get the resources they want. It’s pure capitalism. And it even has bad guys that try and steal one’s resources or destroy one’s creations, so you have to defend what’s yours.

It’s kind of like real life. Don’t think of it as a time-sucking game. Think of it as training. These young people are being trained – often for the first time – that work leads to rewards, that capitalism works, and that sometimes you need to deal the pain to dirtbags.

The kids are gravitating to cultural phenomena that can function as Conservatism 101. Let’s hope it takes. And this could even be good for the Millennials. These Obama-loving saps will have a whole new, younger generation to sell artisanal teas and espressos.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: liberalism; millenials; youthvote

1 posted on 05/19/2014 4:45:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Wishful thinking, I’m afraid. I’ve known plenty of 20-somethings who throw around the words “green,” “sustainable,” and “solar power,” like they’re magic talismans. They know no history and although, for the most part they know communism failed, they are unable to connect what they expose with the supposedly dead communism. When I speak to them the words that float to the top is useful idiots.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 4:49:23 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

Sure about that?


3 posted on 05/19/2014 4:51:38 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: Kaslin

Only if the lies are mentioned on Survivor or Dancing With The Stars. Otherwise, keep dreaming.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 4:52:35 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Kaslin

Well it confirms what I have ALWAYS, ALWAYS believe that, when you “are 20, and you are not liberal, you do not have a heart. When you are 40 and you are not conservative, you do not have a brain.”


5 posted on 05/19/2014 4:53:03 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: Kaslin
When the whole shoddy edifice of the progressive project collapses under its own dead weight, it will largely be because the liberals forgot to breed enough mindless minions to keep shoring it up.

They've outsourced procreation to Mexico.

6 posted on 05/19/2014 4:54:15 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals hold all the cards where cultivating new voters is concerned.

Schools, MSM, everything!

That is very seductive to young, impressionable and gullible minds.

That’s THEIR excuse, but I wonder what excuse a grown adult can have for accepting Liberal BS... after all, we DO have to work.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 4:56:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SampleMan

Not really.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 4:56:35 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: Kaslin
"Young People Will Reject Liberalism’s Lies"

Young people will reject the Demonrats just like the Deutsches Junnvolk, the Bund Deutscher Mädel, and the Hitlerjugend rejected the Nazis.

9 posted on 05/19/2014 4:58:31 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Gen.Blather
I agree. A lot of "thinking" out there is really just a belief in magic. The world "ought to" work a certain way -- and it will if the bad guys stop being bad.

In fact, people need to accept reality: the world works the way the world works, and every person has a sin nature, so we are all inherently "the bad guy" and nothing is going to change that.

Small, weak government minimizes the volatility and risk of bad people doing bad things and thereby breaking society. That's my approach to the world -- it's why I am a Conservative -- but anyone who engages in magic thinking (and the schools have churned out millions of such people) will simply focus on the "fact" that the world "ought to" work a certain way.

10 posted on 05/19/2014 4:58:50 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Kaslin

Don’t count on the subtle “re-educations” of a computer game do sufficiently re-orientate the mindset of the young. Only the very violent computer games are adequate to shift attitudes, perceptions, and lessons absorbed, and none of that is in a positive manner.

An individual may recognize that taking some portion of resources at your disposal, and investing time and effort to convert these resources into some product of greater value, then exchanging these products for more of the supply of the original resources, is a winning game. But arguments that the proceeds of this transaction are “sinful”, or that obtaining additional resources is “exploitative”, serves to completely negate the valuable lessons gained from seeing reward for effort, or to search for new resources to expand and multiply the utility of the product or service provided.

The artificial inhibitions planted in the minds of our youth serve only to assure that certain logic patterns are never established, or those that are established do not coincide with the realities of the Universe.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 5:00:12 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: alloysteel

I doubt that young people will “see the light” until their teachers and instructors stop brain washing them into believing the crap they push.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 5:02:42 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: alloysteel

I doubt that young people will “see the light” until their teachers and instructors stop brain washing them into believing the crap they push.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 5:02:42 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Biggirl

> Maybe we should rename the Millennials “the Suckers.”

Add Hollywood and the MSM to the pile...


14 posted on 05/19/2014 5:07:27 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: alloysteel
taking some portion of resources at your disposal

I agree with you that Minecraft is not really educational as to conservative principles. Anyone can tell that the computer game could give infinite resources, if it were programmed that way. Scarcity, in the game, is a choice. Because it makes it fun. But the world isn't like that -- supply and demand is a real thing -- it's reality, not something added for "fun".

In the movie "Elysium", there seemed to be the notion that rich people in orbit had access to infinite healthcare -- but poor people on earth had nothing. In the end, things change and all the infinite healthcare from orbit becomes available to all the billions of poor people on earth. How fabulous!!!! Well, that's like re-programming Minecraft. Voila! Look at your resources now!

A lot of young people think that this world right here is like "Elysium" -- the solution is just redistribution of the infinite resources. But that is not the case, and I certainly don't think Minecraft is helping anyone learn Conservative values.

15 posted on 05/19/2014 5:10:21 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Carl Vehse
Young people will reject the Demonrats just like the Deutsches Junnvolk, the Bund Deutscher Mädel, and the Hitlerjugend rejected the Nazis.

The difference is, which you completely ignore is that the German youth were forced to join these organizations. American youth are not forced to join any organizations

16 posted on 05/19/2014 5:12:05 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Gen.Blather

Wishful thinking indeed.

The writer fails to see how deeply the atheist/Marxist brainwashing is after 12 - 16 years of government schools and continual forced refreshing by media and government (which are really the same today).

Not only is it deep, but it is wide, covering virtually every area of life.

Yes, they will hit reality in a few areas, like debt and employment.

But most will still turn to the Marxist cesspool for most of their thinking.......


17 posted on 05/19/2014 5:23:19 AM PDT by Arlis
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To: DaveA37

> I doubt that young people will “see the light” until their teachers and instructors stop brain washing them into believing the crap they push.

There are still a lot of Christian conservative teachers that do not push the crap hence the reason I believe Common Core was created - to standardize the indoctrination material and ensure that all teachers are forced to shove progressivise ideologies down their throats to achieve Agenda 21 type objectives.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 5:23:49 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ClearCase_guy

“you’re a good person” and “you matter”
if you support liberalism.

That’s the selling point of the left.

And it’s very powerful with young people who don’t know that they “matter” because they are made in the image of God who loved them so much He sent His Son to die for them being NOT a “good person”.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 5:27:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl

Nonsense. I had my conservative “conversion” at about 15. And was the grandson, and political protege, of my County Democratic Party Chair. . .


20 posted on 05/19/2014 5:29:37 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Kaslin

The left is stoking the fire of ethnic tribalism in this country. By the time young people politically wake up the gaps between the races will be too wide to gulf. IMO.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kaslin
I've been waiting for a long time to see that happen...


22 posted on 05/19/2014 5:37:41 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Ā“fourth estateĀ”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: Kaslin

I think it’s wishful thinking, too...here’s my question, do places ever recover from a progressive nuclear bomb? Do they? I know I cheer for a “let the system crash,” etc, etc., but look at different places around the country... they never get better, they just lay around in their misery. They never seem to learn, they just wait for “somebody else,” to come along and fix it all (mostly government again). They’re never “fed up” enough to fix it themselves.

I just see little hope.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 5:37:59 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Kaslin

bttt


24 posted on 05/19/2014 5:39:21 AM PDT by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: Biggirl
Well it confirms what I have ALWAYS, ALWAYS believe that, when you “are 20, and you are not liberal, you do not have a heart.

This shows that I haven't had a heart since age 11. While watching the 1976 GOP Convention at the ripe age of 12, I wept bitterly as the delegates nominated Gerald Ford over Ronald Reagan.

25 posted on 05/19/2014 5:48:38 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Kaslin

Too late. Will not happen unless there is a total economic collapse (SHTF) before the police state is fully in place (e.g. USDA buying submachine guns).

The Baby Boomer leeches, combined with their grandkids, have reached critical mass for permanently establishing a Marxist government.


26 posted on 05/19/2014 5:50:26 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The Wild West had small weak government and the bad guys ruled. Don’t get me wrong, I am very conservative. I just think government is a problem not easily solved.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 5:51:08 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

My goodness, such Monday morning quarterbacking, good grief!


28 posted on 05/19/2014 5:51:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: peyton randolph

This too shall pass.


29 posted on 05/19/2014 5:52:35 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: yldstrk
Myth.

The Wild West had little violence. NYC was more violent than Dodge City. The bad guys did not rule the West, except in so far as the government and the railroads (crony capitalism) were the Bad Guys.

Although people are somewhat inherently bad, they are also cautious and interested in self-preservation. Our "need" for government (to keep us safe) is much over-hyped.

30 posted on 05/19/2014 5:54:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: yldstrk

The bad guys ruled until the town got a strong sheriff. That’s all a town needs to control crime: a strong sheriff, willing deputies, and a populace that knows the difference between right and wrong.


31 posted on 05/19/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed "Elderly Kooky Type" Catholic Texan)
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To: Kaslin
I have a son who attends the University of Georgia. One week when I was out of town for business, I let him borrow my car. The back of which is decorated with a Gadsden Flag, a Rick Santorum 2012 sticker, a Paul Ryan 2012 sticker, and my most prized one of all:

When returning the car, my son told me what a big hit those stickers were on campus. It was quite encouraging.

I think this upcoming generation is simply cynical of the way things are. They know that they will be paying for the Baby Boomers their entire working lives. They know that there will be nothing for them when they retire. And they know that there is nothing they can do to change it.

32 posted on 05/19/2014 5:57:08 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Biggirl

That “young liberalism” is simply a false sense of righteousness.

Young liberals derive their sense of “good personhood” from their activist issues, which involve forcing others, through government, to do “the right thing”.

They really recoil when you put in it stark terms - “you’re not a good person, you’re a thief, a cowardly one at that, who uses the guns of government to steal to make you feel good about yourself.”

A young person that is biblically trained won’t fall for that crap.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 5:58:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl
This too shall pass.

That's a catchy phrase. They ought to put it on a bumper sticker or something. ;-)

34 posted on 05/19/2014 5:59:07 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: MrB

Yet, you can be Bible at ANY AGE, not just at a young age.


35 posted on 05/19/2014 6:00:07 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: DaveA37

Run for your local school board.


36 posted on 05/19/2014 6:00:37 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: SMARTY

“Liberals hold all the cards, MSM, education, etc.”
I agree. It is a multi-front war. Which front is the weakest?
I think it is the MSM. Their strength and their weakness is their revenue source. Strength because it is indirect. So they can push liberal garbage and you can indirectly support it by buying their advertisers products and pay the cable bill even you vomit in reaction to some(most) of their programming. Weakness because we can live without most of the products and services advertised.

All I want is an honest debate. Cut the cable tv, buy generic, eat out local owned only. Tell cable, networks is all you want is an honest debate.

During the American Revolution, 10% provided support. It only takes 10% to change the world.

The end goal would be at least one of the network’s shareholders, management to see that they need to provide
an honest debate to survive.

All I want is an honest debate.


37 posted on 05/19/2014 6:14:03 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Biggirl

“Sure about that?”

I’m reminded of the blind men describing the elephant. People tend to focus on what they know to the exclusion of what they don’t know. I have no idea whether my view of the world, coming as it does from very filtered contacts, represents the real view of the world. I’d have to sample opinions on every topic from eight or nine hundred randomly chosen individuals. I’m white, 60, middle class and there are places I never go, such as bars or strip clubs, but which are nevertheless packed with people. I will never know their views. Neither, most likely, will the author. None of us truly have all the facts. We operate on a necessarily false image of the world that we keep on a shelf in our minds.


38 posted on 05/19/2014 7:08:13 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: joshua c

“America has a two party political system, and a one party media.”

Winston Churchill


39 posted on 05/19/2014 7:09:07 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Kaslin

Radicals always see the world as a teenager does so who is training who look what the 60’s radicals did they went to D.C. and Hollywood no wonder we have Obama in office.


40 posted on 05/19/2014 7:17:53 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Hoodat
And they know that there is nothing they can do to change it.

"Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan

There is plenty they can do, if they'll get off their butts and DO it!

41 posted on 05/19/2014 7:28:36 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Kaslin

I’m afraid that too many of them think the barrel of the gun down which they are staring is the pipeline to a bright future where everything will be free, I tell you, FREE”

Thank the socialists and marxists now STILL warping young minds in the government schools.


42 posted on 05/19/2014 7:40:19 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Kaslin

This is wishful thinking on Kurt’s part. Millenials are different. Truly, they are. They’re never going to turn down the siren song of “Free!”. They’re the most entitlement-sensitive humans beings in history. Just because they’re becoming more cynical about the process doesn’t mean that they reject the process itself: they still want free college, free housing, free medical care, etc etc etc. Freedom is hard, and they don’t want hard.


43 posted on 05/19/2014 8:35:11 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Biggirl

I was conservative when I was 20, so I toatally reject the first part of that statement. You become conservative when your brain kicks in. Mine did it at about 8 when I first saw a union picket line, and after it was explained to me what they were doing, I realized that they were bullies no different from the ones at school except capabale of doing more harm.

Ok, I didn’t realize that last phrase at the time. Took me a few more years.


44 posted on 05/19/2014 9:56:01 AM PDT by chesley
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To: Gen.Blather

The youngins I deal with know communism failed but Marxism is the greatest thing ever. I do not have much faith in the ones coming out of public education.


45 posted on 05/19/2014 11:27:16 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Kaslin

Actually the young are more thoroughly and successfully indoctrinated than ever before.


46 posted on 05/19/2014 11:30:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Actually the young are more thoroughly and successfully indoctrinated than ever before.

Some of us managed to evade the indoctrination. Not all of us, but some of us.

47 posted on 05/19/2014 12:08:21 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: MeganC

Good for you!

I was thoroughly indoctrinated and didn’t break out of it until my mid-20’s.


48 posted on 05/19/2014 12:55:00 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: chesley

That quote was Winston Churchill justifying to himself and to others his turncoat nature between joining the Conservatives, switching to the Liberals, and then back to the Conservatives depending on which party he felt would be most advantageous to his ambitions.


49 posted on 05/19/2014 1:59:48 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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