Why Millenials Want Socialism in America

While its obvious to most educated observers why this generation is so bent on implementing some form of socialism in America, in which our education system is mostly the culprit, nevertheless this article really provides more deeper understanding, and insights on the actual narrative in what is being taught in our schools. If any headway is to be made into knowing where its failures lies, then a better understanding in its origination’s of thought occurred in the American landscape is a necessary requirement in order to push back on this scourge of the AOC"S and the Bernie Sanders threatening our republic and true believers of Free Market Capitalism.


“Here in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” President Trump warned in his recent State of the Union message.

Indeed, many wonder why America, the center of capitalist success in the world, would adopt socialism, which has egregiously failed everywhere it has been tried. Millennials are the group most fired up to experiment with socialism. According to a recent Gallup poll, there are more Americans between 18 and 29 years old with a positive view of socialism (51 percent) than there are supporters of capitalism (45 percent).

Who, or what is triggering this fascination? The short answer is “many of their teachers and their history textbooks.”

In President Trump’s speech, he also noted “America was founded on liberty and independence—not government coercion,” but in the minds, some of the most renowned writers of U.S. history texts, “government coercion” is the key to restoring American independence from a predatory capitalist class.

The catalyst for the typical textbook critique of capitalism is Matthew Josephson’s The Robber Barons , which vilified America’s industrial pioneers, including Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller. Yet these three entrepreneurs helped vault the U.S. into worldwide economic dominance in the late 1800s.

What few people know is that The Robber Barons is riddled with errors and that Josephson, an amateur historian, had a Marxist agenda.

In a written interview for Pravda, the Soviet newspaper, Josephson said he enjoyed watching “the breakdown of our [American] business success and optimism.” He added, “The freedom of the U.S.S.R. from our cycles of insanity is the strongest argument in the world for the reconstruction of our society in a new form that is as highly centralized as Russia’s.”

Thus, in 1934 Josephson published The Robber Barons, which, in the midst of glowing reviews and a depressed economy, soared to become a number one bestseller. Key Marxist historians in the U.S. embraced Josephson’s attacks on America’s chief wealth creators and spread the gospel of socialism in their many books and textbooks.

For example, Richard Hofstadter was a long-time professor at Columbia University. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize and he helped train a generation of prominent historians. Yet Hofstadter had joined the Young Communist League in college and later joined the Communist Party. “My fundamental reason for joining [the Communist Party],” Hofstadter said, “is that I don’t like capitalism and want to get rid of it.”
Although Hofstadter later left the Communist Party, he maintained his hostility to capitalism and expressed it in his Pulitzer Prize winning books and in a popular co-authored textbook, The United States: The History of a Republic.

Like Hofstadter, historian Ray Ginger joined the Communist Party for a few years in the 1940s. He later taught at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Alberta. Like Hofstadter, Ginger wrote a major book on the late 1800s—entitled, The Age of Excess —and a popular textbook as well.

Hofstadter, Ginger, and other Leftist historians laid the foundation for Marxist historian Howard Zinn, who was an active member of the Communist Party during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Zinn was blunt: “I wanted my writing and my teaching of history to be part of a social struggle.” His best-selling textbook, A People’s History of the United States, did just that. It has sold over two million copies and is one of the most publicized and discussed books ever written on U.S. history. Zinn echoes Josephson and titles his chapter on American industry, “Robber Barons and Rebels.”

Although most historians reject the Marxism of Josephson and are sometimes embarrassed by his shoddy research, they usually adopt his portrayal of America’s entrepreneurs as Robber Barons.

he American Pageant , for example, is perhaps the best-selling U.S. history text ever written. Its authors, David Kennedy, and Lizabeth Cohen are progressives, not Marxists, but their treatment of Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Vanderbilt reflects Josephson and his Marxist disciples. For example, The American Pageant falsely accuses Rockefeller of having an “oil monopoly”, and alleges that he rose to the top by corruption, not by giving customers a great product at the lowest price in the world. The millions of students who have read The American Pageant are told that the U.S. became the wealthiest nation on earth mainly through “grasping railroads” and “ringmasters of rapacity.”

No wonder socialism, with all its failures, looks good by comparison.

To help the hundreds of thousands of students who are forced to read The American Pageant each year, the Education and Research Institute has put online a critique of the contents of The American Pageant so that students who are forced to read that text can see its biases and distortions. As Thomas Edison believed, the first step to discover what is true is to eliminate what is false—especially when your college professors revel in teaching what is false.

The current crop of Americans are the Walmart generation.

I want it now.

They missed the part where you work for a living, you learn, you save and you move to the next level.

Could it be the student loans they took out because they wanted it now as well as the reality they have to pay it back now? Could it be the cost of healthcare which the government has pushed into the stratosphere that pushes the free healthcare mantra? The reality that they are responsible for their future no a not so benevolent government?

Many things hav escaped the kids that are adults today. My daughter a millennial was unable to learn work skills 101 in her teens years as employers chose illegals over teens. 50% of hr classmates remained unemployed during her HS years. Thanks Dems for your policy of open borders. It took a great deal of time working with her to get her to where she is today.
We cannot fix the mess the dimwits made of the healthcare system and once an entitlement is in place it remains forever.


Define socialism in your eyes, then I’ll tell you if that aligns with the AOCs and Bernie’s of the world.

If you define socialism as partly “government owning the means of production” then NO millennials do not want socialism.

Socialism is socialism! Lets not play deft here! Read the fucking article then comment!

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I read the opinion piece and it’s garbage. It starts off without a definition of what the author believes is socialism and then goes into communism and Marxism without explaining how it relates to millennials wanting socialism.

He is basically saying that millennials want socialism because they are being taught that capitalism is bad… without any examples of how capitalism being “bad” has any direct correlation to socialism.

As a matter of fact, socialism is only mentioned in the first 2 paragraphs. The remaining article talks about Marxism and communism… what?!

So instead of rely on this poorly written article, I would like your opinion of the article and socialism.

So what is your definition of socialism? Why do you believe, based on your definition, millennials want it?

I would, but knowing how you converse with intellectual dishonesty on a regular basis here I have no interest in conversing with you. Maybe other people who aren’t as purposely obtuse like you I might entertain. As an example you fail to mention that many references the article cites to make his point on why Millennial’s want socialism. In other words you didn’t read the article, you skimmed through it for the talking points! Your phony premise is obvious! Reread my opening paragraph then try again! So I will take a hard pass let others take a shot at you! Your just a waste of valuable time! Next

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Too late, there are already too many little Marxists in the pipeline.


Interesting since I have yet to hear a coherent argument from you on any topic. I laid out my opinion of the piece. You responded with whining gibberish.

I read the entire article… the article talks more about Marxism and communism than it does about socialism.

I read the first paragraph… talking about Trump stump speech about socialism. Soon after the blog talks about millennials want socialism because they are taught that capitalism is bad. Then the remaining 70% of the blog talks about Marxism and communism

Why are you asking him to define it, shouldn’t you ask the kids who say they approve of it what it means?

You didn’t read the article thoroughly so stop lying like you always do!

Yeah you must have selective reading comprehension skills, such as reading this article! Like you provide anything of significant coherence on any subject matter on any conversation you have here? Yeah Ok (Sarcasm) I am surprise you haven’t pulled out a Trump reference yet! Give it time I am sure you will!

Are those kids here? I would if they were…

He posted a article because he wanted to make a point. So I am discussing with him now.

The Gallup poll referenced did not include a definition of socialism or capitalism. So I take it with a grain of salt…

“The question wording does not define “socialism” or “capitalism” but simply asks respondents whether their opinion of each is positive or negative.”

Socialism, Marxism, Communism, not much of a difference. Socialism results in dictatorship every time. And if you say Sweden you’re a moron, because they are still a capitalist country, not a socialist one. As to it’s definition.

from https://www.quora.com/Is-Sweden-socialist

Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and workers’ self-management of the means of production as well as the political theories and movements associated with them. Social ownership can be public, collective or cooperative ownership, or to citizen ownership of equity.

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You’ve had several opportunities to discuss the blog… I’m starting to question your motives on why you posted it? Were you looking for a discussion on the blog? Is this just a point and laugh thread?

You are so focused on me that you can’t discuss the blog YOU started a thread on.

Let’s try again…

Since the Gallup poll that was referenced in the blog, did not include a definition of socialism or capitalism… then my assumption is they are comparing Bernie and AOC to socialism and our current environment as capitalism.

If my assume is correct, then they don’t want pure socialism… they want the AOC Bernie brand of “Democratic Socialism”. Which in that case, the results aren’t surprising.

Yeah I was, just not with you! I thought I made that that clear?


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Bernie’s socialism is socialism. See the definition of socialism I posted above and compare it to this legislation

from https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/legislative-package-introduced-to-encourage-employee-owned-companies

The WORK Act – modeled on the success of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center – would provide more than $45 million in funding to states to establish and expand employee ownership centers, which provide training and technical support for programs promoting employee ownership. The bill is also co-sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and was introduced in the House by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.).

The second bill introduced today would create a U.S. Employee Ownership Bank to provide $500 million in low-interest rate loans and other financial assistance to help workers purchase businesses through an employee stock ownership plan or a worker-owned cooperative. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a companion bill in the House.

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So like the public ownership of the Green Bay Packers?

Excellent and couldn’t agree more.

What strikes me most about this article and the main point is about the many misrepresentations that are being taught in our education system such as the required reading of The American Pageant and the fact now there is an institute established with a critique exposing the many biases and distortions that is in the actual text so that students can get a more broader balanced view is a step in the right direction. Its mostly our flawed educational system that is infested with cultural Marxists teachers that are responsible for this trend into socialism.

Dude… I suspect you’ve been told that socialism and fascism are antithetical to one another. When forced upon a populace, they are symbiotic predators of free people.