Alert! 40 Percent Of Americans Now ‘Prefer Socialism To Capitalism’

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By Michael Snyder
Americans are increasingly embracing socialism, and this is particularly true for young adults under the age of 30. As you will see below, four out of every ten Americans now prefer socialism to capitalism, and if current trends continue it is just a matter of time before those that prefer socialism are in the majority. Of course our society has already been very heavily socialized. We have been trained to believe that if a problem exists, then it is the job of government to fix it, and over time government on all levels of our system has just gotten bigger and bigger. But what most Americans don’t realize is that the United States never would have become an economic powerhouse without free market capitalism, and the further that we drift away from our roots the deeper that our economic problems will become. We need leaders that are willing to stand up and proudly declare that free market capitalism works incredibly well when the shackles are taken off, and that is precisely what I intend to do.

Not too long ago, a survey of U.S. adults was conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute, and the most disturbing thing that was discovered was that 40 percent of all Americans now “prefer socialism to capitalism”…

“The most alarming result, according to [George] Barna, was that four out of every ten adults say they prefer socialism to capitalism,” the ACFI noted in its commentary on the poll. “That is a large minority,” Barna said, “and it includes a majority of the liberals — who will be pushing for a completely different economic model to dominate our nation. That is the stuff of civil wars. It ought to set off alarm bells among more traditionally-oriented leaders across the nation.’” That 40 percent of Americans now prefer socialism to capitalism could spell major change to the policies advanced by legislators and political leaders and to the interpretations of judges ruling on the application of new and pre-existing laws.

So what happens when that figure rises above 50 percent?
Are we going to go down the exact same road that Europe has gone?
And support for socialism is particularly high among our young people. A Gallup poll conducted in 2016 found that an astounding 55 percent of Americans under the age of 30 “have a positive view of socialism”. Also, a Harvard University study that was reported on by the Washington Postdiscovered that 51 percent of U.S. adults under the age of 30 “do not support capitalism”.
These numbers help to explain why politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have such high levels of support among Millennials. These young people were raised in schools that taught them that we have a “free market system” in America today, even though that is not really true at all. And as economic conditions deteriorate, millions of these young people are becoming disillusioned. The following comes from an extraordinary piece that was published by Business Insider

Wages are stagnant or falling. The costs of health care, child care, and tuition continue to rise exponentially. Full-time jobs turn into contract positions while benefits are slashed. Middle-class jobs are replaced with low-paying service work. The expectations of American life your parents had when you were born — that a “long boom” will bring about unparalleled prosperity — crumble away.
Baby boomers tell you there is a way out: a college education has always been the key to a good job. But that doesn’t seem to happen anymore. The college graduates you know are drowning in student debt, working for minimum wage, or toiling in unpaid internships. Prestigious jobs are increasingly clustered in cities where rent has tripled or quadrupled in a decade’s time. You cannot afford to move, and you cannot afford to stay. Outside these cities, newly abandoned malls join long abandoned factories. You inhabit a landscape of ruin. There is nothing left for you.

Years upon years of “training” in our failing system of public education has convinced large numbers of our young people that the solution to our economic ills is to move more toward socialism.
But of course that is about the last thing that we need. What we really need to do is to rediscover the principles that made our economy great in the first place, but there are very few national leaders that are standing up for those principles any longer.
Socialism simply does not work.
If we continue our steady march down the road toward socialism, we will ultimately end up like all of the other failed socialist experiments throughout history

Let us look at the socialist alternative favored by Sanders and Warren. The miseries, deprivations, and backwardness it has inflicted on populations wherever and whenever it has been tried are boundless. They amount to the biggest empirical data set of political and economic failure in the history of humankind. In Venezuela, to take only the latest unfortunate experiment, it has meant the world’s largest oil reserves being wasted and stolen while children starve on the streets. The historical legacy of Soviet socialism, National Socialism, and Maoist Communism, to cite the most egregious versions of this poisonous left-wing political ideology, is so well known that it does not need to be rehearsed here.
Even those countries that experienced the more gentle “democratic socialism,” such as modern South Africa and Brazil, socialism has allowed corrupt politicians to pilfer state industries while the poor live and die young in slums. Even in the socialized utopias of Europe, it has meant destructive youth unemployment rates, a dearth of innovation, and death panelsin hospitals.

Our nation is in deep, deep trouble, and it is getting worse with each passing day.
Now is the time to stand up and fight for the future of our nation, because if we don’t we may wake up one day and discover that the country we all loved so much is gone for good.
 

19 thoughts on “Alert! 40 Percent Of Americans Now ‘Prefer Socialism To Capitalism’

  1. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise regardless of whether or not someone likes Socialism. People growing up today are looking at the present Cronyist Oligarchy and, given that’s what they’re taught in school, thinks that’s what Capitalism is.
    Is it much of a surprise that they start preferring anything that might be an alternative?
    Lock up the Clintons. And the Bushs. And Goldman Sachs management. And the owners of the Federal Reserve. And George Soros. And Sheldon Adelson. And the other oligarchs. Establish some safeguards so others won’t just take their place.
    Only then can people see what real Capitalism (as opposed to a formerly Capitalist system that is in the final stages of being transformed into an oligarchy) looks like, and make a more informed decision on whether or not Socialism is better, and/or if there’s any elements of Socialism that should be mixed in.

      • If the numbers in that article are true, we must be doing something seriously wrong in where the redistributed money ends up.
        Some European countries have eliminated homelessness altogether (e.g. Switzerland, Austria – probably also the Scandinavian countries), and back when I was working in Switzerland, I met a guy who is recovering from being a drug addict, his doctors say he can’t work yet (though I’d disagree with them, the time to put him back to work is long overdue), so he gets a free apartment in Zurich (which a normal person would pay around $2000/month to rent), free medical care without having to pay for the insurance (and given he takes a number of medications and still has relapses, he makes use of that a lot – I’d guess his medical bills would be somewhere in the $5000/month range), free rides on trains and buses, a free smartphone with a free unlimited calls and data plan, and roughly $2000/month cash on top of it. And he had all his debts he accumulated before going into rehab (around $70000 apparently) erased.
        I’m in favor of some moderate welfare programs (especially ones designed to help people who have financial problems without fault of their own, or ones designed to encourage innovation by providing a way out for people who tried to start a business, put all their savings into it, but failed), and I think that goes way too far… And Switzerland is considered one of the less socialist countries in Europe…
        If we have equal or higher social spending, where does it go? Certainly not to the really poor (we do have homeless people who have no way out…) or to the lower middle class (many of my neighbors would qualify as “working poor” and still get to pay taxes).

  2. No surprise here! Greater than this percentage are already being totally income subsidized while being totally unproductive. Socialism (Communism with lipstick, crotchless panties and a push-up bra) is when they come for the rest of your money instead of just a large percentage.

  3. Yeah, they’re called democrats. Look at Western Europe, the socialists already control all of it, and we seem to follow along behind them politically.

  4. US is run by militarized socialism. Millions of US people depend on US government for their clothing, food, Viagra and transgender operations, in the US warfare/welfare system of the Pentagoons.

  5. The old American motto of “let the good times roll” will soon be dropped in favor of the neo-American motto, “let the free stuff roll”
    That’s (lol) progress, eh..

  6. I would say that maybe 40% of Americans could not define either in a logical way.
    I would not say they would prefer socialism.
    I do believe that the gov run insane asylums are responsible for not teaching the difference between the two.
    The only thing that seems to be coming out of the gov run insane asylums. Is something that cannot be described as either adults or children. They seem to be more akin to zombies.

    • A positive thing now is that the “DEMOCRAZY” lie is exposed and open to the air , the thought that the worlds best democracy was a PIRATE SHIP, is very true and the LOOT was always BURIED by and for only the PIRATE CAPTAIN!!!
      all of G.Bushes pirates got very rich,same a clinton and the golf bum.

    • “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society.
      “As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.
      “We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.” Frederic Bastiat, The Law, 1850

  7. Why is this news shocking? The schools Conservatives trusted their children to, have been teaching them this garbage for the last few generations. Now you are scratching your heads? Really? When you send your children to Snowflake factories, you get Snowflakes. Not rocket science!!!

  8. “Legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it:
    “tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation,
    public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a
    right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on,
    and so on. All these plans as a whole – with their common aim of legal
    plunder – constitute socialism.” Fredric Bastiat, The Law, 1850

  9. “The failure of socialism in Russia, and the enormous suffering and hardship of people in all socialist countries, is a powerful warning against socialism, statism, and interventionism in the West. “We should all be thankful to the Soviets,” says Paul Craig Roberts, “because they have proved conclusively that socialism doesn’t work. No one can say they didn’t have enough power or enough bureaucracy or enough planners or they didn’t go far enough.”
    Yuri N. Maltsev worked as an economist on Mikhail Gorbachev’s economic reform team before emigrating to the United States in 1989. Excerpts from his 1992 introduction to Requiem for Marx.
    Requiem for Marx
    Download PDF: http://mises.org/books/requiem.pdf
    My first encounter with Karl Marx came in the first grade of elementary school in the city of Kazan on the banks of the great Volga River. His picture was printed on the first page of the first textbook I opened. “Dedushka Marx” (Grandfather Marx), said the teacher pointing to the picture. I was thrilled, for both of my grandfathers died in Stalin’s purges in the 1930s. I ran home to my grandma to tell her she was wrong. “I have a grandpa,” I said, and with his huge beard and smiling eyes, “he looks like Father Frost” (the Soviet/atheist version of Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of Russia).
    [..]
    In the Soviet Union, Marxism was not thought to be just an economic theory. It pretended to be the universal explanation of nature, life, and society.[1] It was also a deadly weapon to be wielded against personal enemies.
    [..]
    Hatred was the chief motivator of the socialist revolutionaries and their followers. Lenin regarded politics as a branch of pest control; the aim of his operations was the extermination of cockroaches and bloodsucking spiders, the myriad persons who stood in the way of his political ambitions.
    [..]
    Party bureaucrats bulldozed thousands of gardens in the backyards of peasant’s homes, often filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. “Illicit” farmers’ markets were closed. The bureaucrats cracked down on such activity as currency exchanges and unofficial transportation. Chaos reigned in the housing market, where the penalty for renting out an apartment for profit would be to have your whole home confiscated.
    [..]
    Government officials were reluctant to take cash bribes because it would mean going to prison. So they worked through intermediaries like the police. A policeman would come to visit someone in their home or office, and threaten him with severe punishment for some alleged indiscretion. The accused must come up with enough bribe money to clear his name.
    [..]
    Everyone in the higher reaches of power had known for some time that a coup against Gorbachev would be a snap. One evening in Moscow, I discussed the possibility with a friend of mine, a general in the Soviet Army. He told me that an actual coup would be the easy part. “We could take power in ten minutes,” he said. “But then what? We have no sausages, no bread — nothing to offer the people.” The Moscow junta hoped its power grab would be bolstered by Gorbachev’s low popularity. But as much as the people hated their ruler, they hated the coup leaders more. The coup government achieved only a short moment of glory. Once in power, it faced a people seething with anger at the crimes of totalitarianism and the poverty of socialism.

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