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Sunday, September 3, 2017

'The S-word': how young Americans fell in love with socialism

UK Guardian  "At 18, Olivia Katbi was answering the phones and emails in a Republican state senator’s office in Ohio. Then the legislator threw his weight behind a particularly contentious anti-abortion law. “I realised that the party I’m working for is evil. After that I identified as a Democrat but I wasn’t really happy with their policies either,” said Katbi, now 25.

"Back then, she couldn’t articulate her reservations about President Barack Obama. There were the drone strikes, and the limitations of his healthcare reforms. But mostly it was a frustrating sense he wasn’t serving her interests so much as those of a monied elite. So in the 2012 presidential election, Katbi voted for Jill Stein, the Green party candidate. But that didn’t change the world.
"It was only last year, when Bernie Sanders made his run under the banner of democratic socialism, that it all started to fall into place.

“ 'My politics were to the left of the Democratic party but I didn’t realise there was an entire ideology, an entire movement that was there. It had never occurred to me,” said Katbi. “Bernie was my introduction to the concept of democratic socialism. It’s not like I associated it with the cold war. It was a new concept to me completely. That was the case for a lot of millennials, which is why the movement has grown so much.' ” . . .
Jill Stein? Really? Has everyone heard her ideas and realized the silliness in them? Think of "occupiers" defecating on the American flag and on police cars, the mounds of debris and property destruction they left in their wake, the violence they perpetrate on those daring to express disagreement with them?
To sum up, I see silly leaders being followed by silly supporters, feared only for the damage they can wreak on civilized society.
Have college professors not taught about the seven decades of misery young socialists following Lenin and Marx inflicted on Russia and the nations conquered by that country? Have they not seen Venezuela and her socialist makeover that ground a prosperous nation into economic wreckage?
The Tunnel Dweller

Case in point: Jill Stein Blames North Korean Nuke Actions on U.S. ‘Economic and Military Domination’   . . . "Stein said the first step to solving the North Korea situation is to “freeze the war games” in exchange for a freeze on the North Korean missile and nuclear programs in addition to removing the THAAD missile shield. She called for “negotiation not escalation.' ”
Well, it has worked so well in the past.

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