Friday, April 23, 2010

This isn't particularly surprising--those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.

Via Drudge, an article in The Boston Globe.  It discusses the fact that those under 30 don't know that socialism is a bad thing:  "When they hear “socialism,’’ they think Scandinavia, not Russia."  Additionally, most of the young folks in the article are students so they've never experienced the real world--don't know the ins-and-outs of taxes, aren't worried about health care (just wait until they have to start buying it whether they want to or not and they'll have a rude awakening), and don't realize exactly how far socialism impacts individual rights.  Per the article:
And if the health care reform bill actually were socialist? He shrugged off that concern. “Socialism itself isn’t terrible,’’ he said, unless it involves the abrogation of individual rights.
These are the products of 30 years of indoctrination in both the public educational system as well as the halls of higher ed.  No history, no idea of what freedom and individual rights are supposed to be.  Scary.......

2 comments:

Linoge said...

I should be surprised at the fact that this halfwit in question does not comprehend that "socialism" flat out requires the abrogation of individual rights... but given the current state of politics, education, and society, I cannot even act shocked.

*sigh* We are well and truly screwed.

Midwest Chick said...

Yes, yes we are, especially since none of the halfwits will gain any other perspective until they hit the real world and even then it might not happen....