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57% of Democrats polled say they view socialism positively. What do you believe is the reason for this? Select up to 2 responses.

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The Freezing Senior
The Freezing Senior
5 years ago

All Of The Above.
America / Americans are under attack from the Left on multiple fronts.
This is how the destroyers of societies / countries accomplish their twisted evil ends, by total chaos – think Soros.

Kim Carlisle
Kim Carlisle
5 years ago

Most of the responses are based in lack of information. I voted “all”, but the left-dominated media are at major fault for disseminating incomplete information. Ignored news is fake news. If they had been telling the truth and the whole truth all these years, we wouldn’t even be talking about socialism.

Recently we’ve heard the story of our favorite socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She went to visit a Starbuck’s in New York City, where she used to work, only to find the store boarded up. Did she see her own reflection in the darkened window of that failed business? Yes, the rent was $2 million/year. But it had been operating for 20+ years! What’s new was the mandatory $15.00/hour starting wage. THIS SHOULD SPEAK VOLUMES to anyone with an open mind weighing socialism vs. capitalism. Remember those “Julia” books, aka propaganda tools, marketed by leftists? Some clever cartoonist should come up video using O-C’s story. This is a CLASSIC! Come on, PraegerU!

Glenn Rsmyr
Glenn Rsmyr
5 years ago

I chose all of above because it’s definitely coming from all directions. But I strongly feel the main influence is coming from our schools and professors indoctrinating our youth. It goes from our schools and colleges to the rest of society. The cycle will not be broken as long as they keep turning out professors and instructors to teach this crap. It’s also the uninformed and uneducated people that vote for whatever sounds good.

Rich
Rich
5 years ago

Our last President said he was 10 years too early. That to me spoke volumes, the socialistic one world order where everyone is equal except those in the ruling class, where share the wealth means those in government get a big piece of what you currently have and then send 40 or so % to the countries that need leveling out. It’s coming.

Truett Airhart
Truett Airhart
5 years ago

The ongoing battle between social and economic priorities has existed in the United States forever. A timely fact is that capitalism is evolving in a more socially-oriented direction, as corporations have learned that a healthy, contented employee is productive. Some have gymnasiums for use during working hours, clinics staffed by nurses for primary care, providing financial assistance for improving education and more generous personal time off. Therefore using capitalistic concepts, we are heading towards the proper balance, while socialism is failing world-wide, as citizens fall for the promises for things free. The weather is free, and everything else is paid for by someone.

Ken Catalfamo
Ken Catalfamo
5 years ago

Lack of education in schools and home are serious issues today

Kat
Kat
5 years ago

History is being systematically erased, so the ability to learn from it has all but disappeared. This opens the field for lies from the media, the politicians, and the schools. We are at a critical juncture, for we can lose our country if we don’t REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER.
Work together, get people registered, and out to VOTE! Work within the senior communities, and care facilities. Organize your efforts across city and county lines. Liberals are doing this and more, so fight back!
We do not want a socialist country.

Thomas Davis Bryce
Thomas Davis Bryce
5 years ago

The American patriot, who still stands for the principles laid out by our founding fathers and sacrificed for by so many of our uniformed men and women, must advance the call to “preserve, protect and defend”!!! Those that are teetering on the edge of the socialist ravine must be strongly encouraged to pause, rethink their stance, and embrace our God-centered, constitutional republic. However, those on the FAR LEFT are beyond hope and will NEVER accept our nation’s governing standard…largely because THEY are the ones who want to control, manipulate and steer this socialist state! These extremists are the future personifications of K. Marx, F. Engels, V. Lenin, E. Cabet, W. Weitling, J. Warren, P. Proudhon, M. Bakunin, K. Kautsky, L. Trotsky, J. Most, J. Stalin, B. Mussolini, A. Hitler, Mao Zedong, F. Castro, H. Chávez, Ayatollah Khomeini, Kim Jong Un, and the list could go on and on and on. There has always been a component of socialism advocates and anarchists (under the banners of democratic socialists, communists, and fascists) who have sought to overturn capitalism, eliminate free-markets, subjugate and obliterate faith communities, organize labor to the detriment of individual choice and productivity, increase government control, deprive individual rights, limit individual freedoms, and steal personal property for the primary purposes of imposing control, accumulating power, obsessing on greed, and meeting their psychopathic needs. A good “homework” assignment would be for everyone to do a quick read on each of the individuals listed above. Unless we know and understand history, we are destined to be led astray by those who wish to control us!

Rondel Hatmaker
Rondel Hatmaker
5 years ago

Anti Americans. Vote the left us out. Everyone get out and vote for the Republicans give Trump some help. If you are a Democrat and hopefully disagree with the Socialist anti-American rhetoric at least be pro-american and stay home if you cannot vote for a Republican

Larry
Larry
5 years ago

Another reason is that over 60% of Democrats are on welfare, or some other program where they reveive “free” benefits.

KL Kimmel
KL Kimmel
5 years ago

In addition to “all of the above,” many people seem to want someone else to meet their needs.

joyce
joyce
5 years ago

socialism will ruin America

John
John
5 years ago

I selected schools and leftist educators despite all the above being true. The reason was because after an airline bankruptcy, I thought it would be fun to teach high school physics.

What a dissapointmrnt that was. After a thirty-year absence from traditional American education, what I found was a scary episode of the twilight zone, with a huge percentage of left wing-nuts running the show and the kids running amok. A lot of people meant well and worked hard, but they just didn’t get it.

There was an institutional refusal to accept the decline in standards. And the worse things got, the worse the administration doubled down on what wasn’t working. It was as though they were entirely disconnected from reality, or responsibility.

I eventually had to leave. I simply couldn’t stomach the disrespect and the foolishness, a bunch of adults patting themselves on the back for doing exactly the wrong thing and with no plans to wake up.

Mike Sherry
Mike Sherry
5 years ago

This result of the young people that believe or want to believe that Socialism will provide them with a free education. What they do not know is that after the free ride, that’s it. Socialism is based on everyone is equal. So for the most part the “free” education will not do them much good. They should read history and learn of the failures of Socialism everywhere it has been tried. But our Leftist Profs will not teach that.

Carmen
Carmen
5 years ago

Kudos to Glenn I totally agree with His reply !

Michael
Michael
5 years ago

The left switched over to a communist form of government, the day it started calling for violence.

Julie
Julie
5 years ago

Why aren’t more people demanding that the media stop the propaganda!

Tom M
Tom M
5 years ago

It’s all part of the deep state wanting to keep control of the Swamp at all costs. You have to ask yourself what comes after Trump? Whatever it is, it won’t be pretty. Pick your poison…Bernie or a RINO, not much difference. Until the next civil war erupts, the people will continue to be ruled by the Deep State which includes the worst of both parties.

Paul
Paul
5 years ago

History has clearly demonstrated that human nature is flawed and needs a guiding set of moral principles to successfully function and avoid living in a state of chaos. America’s schools no longer teach history.

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
5 years ago

When one considers their choices in recent years, it is easy to understand: Ted Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Obama, John Kerry. Look at their records. None of them properly vetted, well, maybe Carter.

Chris Nicholas
Chris Nicholas
5 years ago

There are multiple reasons why many Americans, principally those under 50 years old, view Socialism positively. It sounds and feels so, well…. right. Why shouldn’t everyone have free healthcare, free education, free food, equality of outcome. Oh wait – not sure anyone wants outcome equality because everyone would be exactly the same not to mention that it is a pipe dream to get there. It can’t happen, there will always be a ruling class. And that is what Liberal Progressive Democrats want to be…. a ruling class. This is not new in America. Ruling classes are the norm in every culture and in every nation since the establishment of nation states. Socialism as political and industrial systems doesn’t work. It has never worked but the idea of it persists because of a competing system, capitalism. Capitalism unchecked has its detractors and without a unbiased judicial system is fraught with too many inequities due to the nature of humans falling victim to one or more of the 7 deadly sins, the most obvious ones in this situation being greed and jealousy. While Capitalism works within a structured society and judicial system, Socialism has not and will not ever work.

The Progress Liberals will tell you as they always have, they know best. And therefore, they should be in charge. Ask Stalin, Pol Pot, Chavez, Castro, Mao and they all would tell you it works. Because they were in control. Ask those that they controlled and you’ll get the real answer – Socialism means we are all equal in our lack of everything except the wisdom of the ruling class. The liberal elitists will universally tell us that everything is good. While Capitalism allows for creativity, altruism and individuality Socialism allows only for shared misery. Want to validate this thought? All you have to do is go to Hungry, Czech Republic, Poland, East Germany and ask anyone over the age of 50. They will tell you what living under Socialist Communism was really like.

So, Socialism demonstratively fails. We have to continue to preach this and we also need to clean up our form of Capitalism. We must have a fair judicial system, we must appoint representatives of the People who believe that Capitalism when exercised in a fair manner works. What is fair? Fair means that we all agree to play by one set of rules. We are all Americans and should resist being divided into voting blocks by politicians that seek power and control over every aspect of our lives. Every citizen came here from somewhere else – yep, even the native Americans came here centuries ago. So stop dividing us into Italian-Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Polish-American, Disabled-Americans and all the other ways that we are being divided. The Bible and Abraham Lincoln both have it right, A house divided against itself cannot stand. We are one America, a shining City on a Hill. Let’s show our brothers and sisters that Capitalism exercised with compassion works. Let’s convince them by our actions and our speech not by violence and jealousy. That’s what the liberals want us to do. We can all follow Nancy Reagan’s advice and JUST SAY NO!

Jill Driesenga
Jill Driesenga
5 years ago

Going back to Stalin in the 40’s, he said the way to “take over” the West was to indoctrinate the youth and in time, they would convert the countries to socialism/communism. He also promoted a social welfare system that made people dependent on government. Well meaning politicians have done the same.

Ed Hoyt
Ed Hoyt
5 years ago

I don’t believe it has to do with the excuse of lack of knowledge, but rather partially all of the other selections, and mainly from our education system and specifically educators..

Keith Maszczak
Keith Maszczak
5 years ago

All of the above. It started so long ago, most people can’t pinpoint exactly when. I believe it started with the “I am a (fill in the blank) American” movement. People used to be happy, just to be ‘American.’ When people were no longer satisfied sharing their ‘roots,’ in their homes/neighborhoods. When socialists/communists were educated in this free market Republic and began ‘teaching’ their ways to our children. Too many real ‘Americans’ stood idly by and allowed them to teach Johnny and Jane whatever they wanted, because they believed they were teaching American values, instead of socialist ideals. They taught our children to listen to them, and to NOT think for themselves. People stopped paying attention, and the ‘free love’ movement swept up the country. Vietnam protests, Woodstock, Welfare…… All were the beginning. Where we go from here, is up to us all…. TEACH – your children well……..

Carol Johnson
Carol Johnson
5 years ago

I have read all the responses, and I agree with every one of them, some ,more than others. This country will fall and fail if the republicans don’t get their lazy butts out and VOTE .We finally have a president that has headed our government and our country in the right direction, we MUST keep it going.

butch
butch
5 years ago

young dems just dont know. and they dont have anything yet so they only see an up side.

Frank C.
Frank C.
5 years ago

No person to have experienced and lived under socialism would ever vote for such an abomination of government. People are chattel, owned and oppressed by the government and protected elite, including the propagandist pretorian press.
I’ve seen the countless white crosses marking the spots where entire families are machine-gunned trying to escape. I have the pieces of the wall built to keep them in!
I’ve seen the wretched poor and fathers drinking themselves to death from despair because their children got free education but were told they were to make dumpsters the rest of their life.
Once begun it is impossible to change because protests and elections are subverted by the politburo, army and press.
The ignorant, poorly informed, youth and uneducated bring it on based on the promise of free money, drugs, cheap booze and food.
Allowing mass illegal immigration for votes, genocide or massacre of masses of population is how it becomes the socialist fabric ingrained into a country. It comes in the night when the people are preoccupied with chaos.
There is no Bill of Rights and no Constitution. Citizens, disarmed, can’t protect themselves. Government killings are commonplace.
History is rewritten a in government run schools.
Be ever mindful of what you wish and vote for!

Jean
Jean
5 years ago

Give them a one way ticket to Venezuela..then they will find out the truth.

Peggy McCormack
Peggy McCormack
5 years ago

I agree we are definitely going the wrong way. Is it because we as parents have provided for our children in ways that weren’t provided for us? I believe that the younger generation thinks that since everything is good here in our country, that if they get everything for free that it is ok, we have nice homes, highways, seems like money to burn with new cars, etc. So why can’t I have everything for free? The problem is they are so wrapped up in themselves that they do not pay attention to what is going on in other countries to see what could happen here. Unfortunately the youth do not watch television or read the newspapers or listen to the older generation that has helped build this country for them. Most parents work and do without to give to their children, which now I think is a mistake as they think everything is owed to them. There is a lot of blame to go around, parents not teaching their children the right way, giving their children everything without making them work to earn it, but most of all it is the hate that is coming from the media and colleges and what is being taught in college. Trade schools is the way to go. I don’t know if any of this makes sense, but the Democrats have gone over the edge and our youth is going with them because they honestly think that they are suppose to get everything they want and not have to work for it. I don’t include all the youth, we have some very hard working and educated youth that are going to great things, but unfortunately not enough. Plus there is this thing out there to get rid of all white people. Its getting scary. We have a lot of disrespect for our country. I just wish those that disrespect what our country stands for would move to one they think is better, they wouldn’t last long before they would be back, then maybe they would appreciate our country for the great nation it is. Vacation spots in other countries is not the real deal just an illusion of what they are all about.

J. Guidry
J. Guidry
5 years ago

I chose “all of the above”. It is a combination of all of the choices, but I think the biggest factor is the educational system which seems to preach the basic tenets of socialism starting in preschool. Then there is the “parents” who do nothing to correct the falsehoods which are told to the kids. And it continues into the elementary and secondary systems. Of course, it doesn’t help that a lot of the parents don’t seem to understand the tenet of “personal responsibility” for themselves and their broods. That simple idea fosters the anger and hate we see in the “protests” these days. “Social Justice” translates into the blaming someone else for their choices in life and their present condition, whatever that is. I could go on and on, but I think everyone gets the drift.
Socialism is a two-tier system, the “elite”(top of the government system) and the non-elites(the folks who must got to the government for everything. That is the dims and leftists wet dream, and is the way we were headed prior to Trump.
We all need to get out and make sure the folks who elected Trump in ’16, swamp the voting places and overwhelm both houses with conservatives to keep the people’s agenda going. Its as simple as that.
Peace, out.

Tim C.
Tim C.
5 years ago

The “Academediacrats” as I call them – it is an unholy aliance of academia, the media (includes Hollywood) and the Democrat Party who hold out socialism as a utopia that they will deliver to the people. It is the true opiate of the masses, and they have perfected how to create a dependent populace over which the academediacrats will rule.

Randy M
Randy M
5 years ago

If you ask a socialism supporter to name a country where socialism works they will always reply with a European nation. Mostly Finland the favorite response. When it is explained to them they are capitalist countries which tax their citizens to hilt to support the entitlement benefits they demand. Immediately ask the original question again and watch their mind wonder.

L T Bobay
L T Bobay
5 years ago

All of the above definitely contribute to the escalating acceptance of and support for socialism. However, misinformation from our schools and “educators” is – in my opinion – easily the number one reason, with the liberal press also a big factor.

Laura
Laura
5 years ago

If professors, college educators and leftist school administrators are so hell bent on offering a free education and/or promoting socialism, why don’t they all start working for free?

george doby
george doby
5 years ago

y’all left one-because 90% have extremely low IQs and thus are easily duped. they are unable to look in a mirror and fugure out that they are why they can’t get ahead and blame others . they are lazy and don’t want to bust ass too get ahead.
i remember about 15 years ago when the phrase’ give back’ came into vogue.
i said” Give back?? I didn’t take anything! I earned it by working for it! I ain’t letting you bums, slugs and parasites TAKE any of it”

Ronald Angerer
Ronald Angerer
5 years ago

Stupid is as stupid does!

Kenneth Schaufelberger
Kenneth Schaufelberger
5 years ago

I am 78 years young and for many years i have complained about the fact that in none of my numerous educational experiences, including 6 years of college, was I ever exposed to an understanding of how America’s free enterprise system works. The education system today erradicates the values taught by family and religion and replaces them with Socialistic premises and distrust of your fellow citizens. I cannot comprehend turning this condition around a s long as the Media is dominated by “Leftists!”

Keith
Keith
5 years ago

Definitely all of the above because it’s a multi pronged approach to re program our young people’s minds. We’re starting to see a lot of it with the millennials who have nothing but socialism on their minds. I don’t believe they’re getting the critical thinking skills they should in the schools and definitely not in the University’s. So it’s not a surprise that we are trending towards socialism.

TJD
TJD
5 years ago

All items contribute to the problem. Perhaps if people like Feinstein, Pelosi, etc. were subject to term limits rather than a lifetime job on the dole, we could get statesmen in Congress.

Paul Buckel,sr.
Paul Buckel,sr.
5 years ago

Ahh, socialism. Communism without the guns and tanks…for now. What more can I say.

Jim W
Jim W
5 years ago

Khrushchev once stated that the soviet union would destroy America “from within”, it’s happening

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

The lack of knowledge concerning Socialism and the lack of coverage of its failures are deeply concerning. You don’t have to dig very hard or deep to find out that historically socialism leads at best to mediocrity (Socialized Medicine systems), and at worst complete collapse (Venezuela). I blame the politicians who sell it as a tool to get elected because Socialism always sounds good. After all something free and easy is always better than something you have to work for, right? I particularly blame the media for their lack of coverage. A Balanced coverage of this should be the counter balance to political rhetoric and the hopelessly idealistic educators that control that system. As a senior citizen, fear for the young ones and the direction this country is threatening to go..

Ronald Angerer
Ronald Angerer
5 years ago

Seriously it appeals to people who want a free ride. Free education and free medical etc. They don’t understand or care where the money is supposed to come from. Eventually it bankrupts the country as it has everywhere’s its been tried.

Melinda
Melinda
5 years ago

I did not vote All of the Above, but it’s true. The reason politicians and the media push socialism is because most people for the last 50 years have been poorly educated in history. And yes, because of a left wing agenda that is willing to wait for results, for decades, if necessary. I sometimes feel that we conservatives are like a rabbit trying to stop a freight train, but we can’t give up, ever. Glenn (below) is right.

Dan Radison
Dan Radison
5 years ago

I sent 7 years in Venezuela. I saw the before and after. Government has 3 qualities inefficiency, corruption, and stealing our freedom.

Cathy Bitler
Cathy Bitler
5 years ago

I know the indoctrination starts as early as kindergarten and gets more aggressive each year. Even patriotism is even inderminded by allowing individuals not to stand or repeat the pledge to the flag. At least on Ohio.

Lenore Deeths
Lenore Deeths
5 years ago

See Denesh D’Souza’s Death of a Nation for the full answer! Just saw it and cried. Frightening!

Mary Ann Haynes
Mary Ann Haynes
5 years ago

I chose all because it is coming from all angles and has been indoctrinating youth in this in schools, church youth groups etc. Also free anything buys votes. I actually think they want communism disguise as socialism. This way they can hold on to their wealth.

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

It is the “child mind” of the liberal that has ruined the Democrat party. Dealing with any liberal who wants to be taken care of by their parents and then the government is like parenting a spoiled brat. Conservatives are the nasty old “you always say no” parent. Once these socialist liberals decide to revolt, the spanking they will need to get will hurt and seem unfair. Hopefully we will have enough stomach to discipline them.

Bill W
Bill W
5 years ago

Democrats in general seem to be incapable of independent critical thinking.

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