With the self-proclaimed socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) being the hands-down favorite for young Americans looking for a Democratic presidential candidate, the results from a recent survey confirms this Leftist bent, showing that more than half of American adults under 30 reject capitalism.
The study conducted by Harvard University was a shocker for many Americans, showing that capitalism is dying in the United States.
“The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism,” the Washington Post reports. “Just 42 percent said they support it.”
As the schools, media and entertainment industry continue to spread and promote socialism from decade to decade, targeting impressionable youth, the ideals of capitalism are slipping away in an aging America.
“As older generations die off, they will eventually become the leaders of this country,” explains Charisma News’ Michael Snyder. “And of course, our nation has not resembled anything close to a capitalist society for quite some time now.”
Along with an aging country being raised up under a new set of economic and political ideals, it is pointed out how Americans pay 97 different taxes every year, which ultimately ends up amounting to more than half of the average taxpayer’s annual income.
“So at best it could be said that we are running some sort of hybrid system that isn’t as far down the road toward full-blown socialism as most European nations are,” Snyder contends. “But without a doubt, we are moving in that direction, and our young people are going to be cheering every step of the way.”
Are we really socialist?
With just 33 percent of those participating in Harvard’s research outrightly indicating that they support socialism, some attest that those surveyed didn’t fully understand the questioning, but other studies have produced similar results — that America is quickly and consistently turning from capitalism to socialism.
And what is the younger generation’s rationale for turning to a system of government that has failed in societies around the world time and time again? Research shows that governments have sold the idea of equating socialism with goodwill and generosity, while dubbing capitalism as the system embraced by the greedy and materialists.
“The university’s results echo recent findings from Republican pollster Frank Luntz, who surveyed 1,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 26 and found that 58 percent of respondents believed socialism to be the ‘more compassionate’ political system when compared to capitalism,” Snyder shared. “And when participants were asked to sum up the root of America’s problem in one word, 29 percent said ‘greed.’”
He goes on to maintain that evidence of this trend can be found in youth’s gravitation to Sanders and its aloofness to his Democratic rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton.
“This trend among our young people is very real, and you can see it in their support of Bernie Sanders,” Snyder continued. “For millions upon millions of young adults in America today, Hillary Clinton is not nearly liberal enough for them. So they have flocked to Sanders, and if they had been the only ones voting in this election season, he would have won the Democratic nomination by a landslide.”
Don’t take our word for it
Charisma News’ economics guru argues that students and young graduates simply overlook socialism’s failure when it can be witnessed right under their noses if they care to take a look around the world — from Europe to South America.
“Sadly, most of our young people don’t seem to understand how socialism slowly but surely destroys a nation,” Snyder asserts. “If you want to see the end result of socialism, just look at the economic collapse that is going on in Venezuela right now.”
He points to a report on the dire situation in Venezuela — brought about by socialism.
“Venezuela’s epic shortages are nothing new at this point … [n]o diapers or car parts or aspirin — it’s all been well documented,” Bloomberg reports in an article titled “Venezuela Doesn’t Have Enough Money to Pay for Its Money.” But now the country is at risk of running out of money itself.”
Out-of-control inflation and decreased economic productivity were also mentioned as severe consequences of adopting the problematic system.
“In a tale that highlights the chaos of unbridled inflation, Venezuela is scrambling to print new bills fast enough to keep up with the torrid pace of price increases,” the report added. “Most of the cash, like nearly everything else in the oil-exporting country, is imported. And with hard currency reserves sinking to critically low levels, the central bank is doling out payments so slowly to foreign providers that they are foregoing further business.”
With the evolution of America’s economic principles shifting from capitalism to socialism in the youth generation, it is contended that the country is about to hit the point of no return.
“We are losing an entire generation of young people,” Snyder insists. “These days, there is quite a lot of talk about how we need to get America back to the principles that it was founded upon, but the cold, hard reality of the matter is that most of our young people are running in the opposite direction as fast as they can.”
It is also contended that the progressive agenda is pulling young Americans down in much more than just economics.
“Surveys have found that [Americans under 30] are more than twice as likely to support gay rights and less than half as likely to regularly attend church as the oldest Americans are,” Snyder informed.
And he gives his analysis as to why these degrading changes are taking place.
“[T]he truth is that our colleges and universities have become indoctrination centers for the progressive movement,” Snyder impressed. “I know because I spent eight years at public universities in this country. The quality of the education that our young people are receiving is abysmal, but the values that are being imparted to them will last a lifetime.”
Things don’t look too bright for the younger youth generations under the polling age either.
“And, of course, the same things could be said about our system of education all the way down to the kindergarten level,” he continued. “There are still some good people in the system, but overall, it is overwhelmingly dominated by the progressives.”
Besides the devolving state of education behind school and university gates, the dumbing-down and secularization of America is well under way — starting at the younger people’s nearest electronic device. When looking at the amount of time the average American spends tuning in to and operating their electronic devices, the sinking intellectual and moral climate in the country is better understood. Here’s a look:
“Watching live television: 4 hours, 32 minutes,” reads the first listing on Snyder’s article titled “Depressing Survey Results Show How Extremely Stupid America Has Become,” based on data from aNielson Report. “Watching time-shifted television: 30 minutes; Listening to the radio: 2 hours, 44 minutes; Using a smartphone: 1 hour, 33 minutes; Using Internet on a computer: 1 hour, 6 minutes … Overall, the average American spends about 10 hours a day consuming one form of entertainment or another.”
With the amount of time spent daily tuning into the influences emanating from these devices, Snyder maintains that such exposure cannot help but mold one’s mind.
“When you allow that much ‘programming’ into your mind, it is inevitable that it is going to shape your values, and our young people are more ‘plugged in’ than any of the rest of us,” Snyder concludes. “So yes, I believe that it is exceedingly clear why we should be deeply concerned about the future of America. The values that are being relentlessly pounded into the heads of our young people are directly opposed to the values that this nation was founded upon, and it is these young people that will determine the path that this country ultimately takes.”
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.