This is from Fox News’ Red Eye Last night. Host Tom Shillue quotes a poll of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 that finds 51 percent don’t support capitalism, 42 percent do, and 33 percent say they support Socialism.
Respondents said capitalism is “unfair.” Well, as Shillue notes, they’re right, and that’s the point of it.
So now, we’re getting the results of the “Everybody gets a trophy” philosophy kids have been growing up with. The notions of “fairness” and “oppression” and “victims” are drummed into our kids’ skulls from an early age by the public schools system and then universities, all of which are the domain of the Left. Things that used to be par for the course, like absolute values denoting right from wrong and heroism on the battlefield and elsewhere are minimized or ignored.
You can see it in operation at the White House, where the man who was president as these kids came into adulthood, Barack Obama, thinks pay should be based on what people “deserve” and not on what their value is to an organization.
“We’ve got to keep making sure hard work is rewarded,” Obama wrote in the Huffington Post last year. “Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve.”
Obama’s worldview is essentially that of the socialist – to each according to their needs, from each according to their ability to pony up. Such notions must be enforced by the government. And government interference, regulation, and taxation is what is wrecking the economy and causing widespread misery in this nation.