Anti-capitalist millennials

Tom Switzer and Charles Jacobs have a somewhat depressing op-ed in The Australian this morning:

According to a Centre for Independent Studies/YouGov poll, 58 per cent of Australian millennials — those born between 1980 and 1996 — have a favourable view of socialism, with only 18 per cent having an unfavourable one. They believe government should have more control of the economy.

That 62 per cent of millennials believe Australian workers are worse off today than 40 years ago is in direct contradiction of all available economic evidence …

While the wickedness of Mao, Lenin and Stalin is unknown to these youthful idealists, they are well schooled about the wickedness of the extreme right: 73 per cent of them are well aware of Adolf Hitler and his iniquities. 

 

CIS Paper here.

Now Tom and Charles blame the education system – as does Janet Albrechtsen:

We are funding our own demise. A country that is the product of Western civilisation has a death wish when it sends billions of taxpayer dollars to a swag of fancy universities, few of which teach students the tenets of Western civilisation. Each year the federal government — meaning we taxpayers — sends $16.8 billion to universities because educating the next generation is a fine way to spend our money. Except for this: a detailed history audit conducted last year by the Institute of Public Affairs found that few Australian universities teach the core subjects about the history of Western civilisation.

More university subjects cover the history of film than democracy, more focus on identity than the Enlightenment.

This is all true – but also misses an important point. I learned more about WWII at home than I did at school. I learned more about the evils of totalitarianism and authoritarian government at home than I did school. My children too have learned more about the evils of government and social engineering at home than at school.  I read far more books off my own initiative than ever prescribed at school or university.

Now I’m not advocating home schooling per se but I am suggesting that people take some responsibility for the moral education of their children.  Yes educators have a lot to answer for, but let’s not forget parents either.

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67 Responses to Anti-capitalist millennials

  1. BorisG

    I learned more about the evils of totalitarianism and authoritarian government at home than I did school.

    This is even more true for myself, as my school was teaching how good a totalitarian system is.

  2. Sinclair Davidson

    This is even more true for myself, as my school was teaching how good a totalitarian system is.

    I had the same experience in primary school myself – from a different perspective to yours though.

  3. BorisG

    a detailed history audit conducted last year by the Institute of Public Affairs found that few Australian universities teach the core subjects about the history of Western civilisation.

    More university subjects cover the history of film than democracy, more focus on identity than the Enlightenment.

    This is based on a premise that the majority of millenials have studied humanities or social sciences at University.

    I think less than 40% of youth go to university, and probably less than 50% of those study art and humanity and economics degrees.

  4. BorisG

    But yes, I often wonder why the society does not treat even Soviet or Chinese communists the same way it treated former members of the Nazi party. Not even close. Was at a concert last week and one of the pieces of music was by a composer who is a member of the Communist Party of Cuba. Can you imagine a piece by a Nazi being played at an Australian concert?

  5. Roger

    Ask the same cohort this question after they’ve had 20 years of paying for Socialism.

    As the old saying goes, if you’re a Socialist at 40, you’ve got no brains.

    Of course, we may be well and truly rooted by then…there’s the rub.

  6. Caveman

    They wont be able to buy a house it will take them forever to earn a deposit, go collective and take off others. Have nothing so nothing to lose.

  7. Old School Conservative

    A clever strategy to boost the positive understanding of Western Civilisation would be to have a Prager U type of offering operating on the web designed for Australian parents and children.

    Advertise the program on The Project and SBS.

  8. Richard Stacpoole

    Hitler was a socialist. Since, why do you say he is right wing when he is clearly and authentically a lefty.

  9. Bela Bartok

    My daughter is being taught the evils of the Nazis in Year 10, and that they were right-wing fascists against whom we have to protect ourselves. Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc. – nothing, not one mention in the curriculum, just the 6 million! number. Not the 100 million from socialism because socialism = caring = Catholic charism.
    Sigh.

  10. BorisG

    actually young people have been left leaning around the world for the best part of a hundred years. Before the educational indoctrination.

    There is a deeper philosophical appeal in socialism and anti-capitalism (egalitarianism, brotherhood etc). and they are not yet experienced or knowledgeable enough to understand that this is completely impractical and has failed many times, with horrific consequences.

  11. mh

    I don’t consider the period of National Socialism in Germany as ‘right wing’. Just another strain of leftism.

  12. Habib

    Devolution is gathering pace, the idiocracy is entrenched and is probably beyond being prised out now.

  13. None

    My parents grew up during a war. Dad only finished primary school. He survived a famine in which his baby brother died. He has never owned a book. Not all parents are in a position to pontificate.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot

    Some Perth schools had an arrangement by which students would be selected to work in a Cambodian orphanage for a school holidays. More then one student came back disgusted with the Left, and all they stood for..

  15. Tel

    That 62 per cent of millennials believe Australian workers are worse off today than 40 years ago is in direct contradiction of all available economic evidence …

    All available evidence? Hmmm, birth rates for example would indicate families are worse off because they don’t produce as many kids as they used to (and now both parents have to work full time just to have a house, while 40 years ago most families only one person worked).

    I think I could put together a reasonable case that stress levels are higher overall than they were 40 years ago, if you want to check stress related medical conditions. Personal debt tends to be higher, and as Peter Schiff points out… in good times you pay down debt, in bad times you get forced to go into debt so high debt levels correlate with economic bad times, not good. Job security is typically worse, social unrest and cultural tensions are worse, privacy is largely gone, government intrusion into everyday life is definitely worse… all of these contribute to stress.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle

    I suspect the kids are never told about the current state of Venezuela and Nicaragua, let alone Cuba, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Eritrea and the like. Geography, when they get any, is more likely about Aboriginals and global warming.

  17. Oh come on

    Wow. Big story. Dog bites man.

    Youngsters have always been attracted to leftist bullshit, because they know fuck all about fuck all. It’s an inescapable part of being young.

    The really stupid people in this tale are those who have forgotten the dumb shit they believed when they were young.

  18. Dan Dare

    OCO
    And they are force feeding that dumb shit to the young.
    Even worse the very young.

  19. Jannie

    They are well schooled about the wickedness of the extreme right

    Except they seem to regard anything to the right of centre to be the extreme right.

  20. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    During the Cultural Revolution in China my wife, like millions of her countrymen, was sent to the Countryside, to ” learn from the peasants.”

    What they learnt was to never, if possible, live like a peasant. Getting rich is far better.
    Xi Jinping leant the lesson well.

    Probably be a good experience for most of our present bunch of politicians.

  21. H B Bear

    Millennials are going to get a lesson on socialism when they inherit all Australia’s sovereign debt. Combined State and Federal heading towards one trillion dollars or something now. Particularly if capital markets ever start to function properly and interest rates start heading north.

  22. Jo Smyth

    Why is anybody surprised. The aim of left leaning Governments, both State and Federal, for decades, has been to dumb down students and to make sure they are indoctrinated about the benefits of Socialism v Capitalism.

  23. Oh come on

    Your wife was a Red Guard? Mao used them but despised them and as soon as he was done with them sent them to the countryside to ‘learn from the peasants’.

  24. JC

    This research is very similar to that done by, I think, Pew in the US that Reason mag discussed it, which I posted and excerpted here. Young people did say, to Pew, they were socialists, but on further digging they really didn’t know what it meant. What in fact they were supporting was some sort of safety net.. I wouldn’t worry too much about this. I don’t think they’re Leninist. I can’t be bothered to look it up again so just google “Reason mag, young people socialists” and should find a couple of pieces.

  25. Habib

    I like the point about these juvenile dolts inheriting the bill, if so many are committed commies I reckon give it to them good and hard, without смазка. Borrow heaps, blow the lot, and leave the godawful mess to these beatnik boohoos.

  26. Rob MW

    “Now I’m not advocating home schooling per se……………”

    Sinc, you need to keep up. It appears, from a distance, that the educators have pretty much got this (home schooling) engineered as well. Finding the post-modern definition of ‘parent’ (home school educator) comes under direct instructions and institutions that define Political Correctness as in identifying race, gender, with dicks, without dicks, questioning the best fit depending on bent, and on and on it goes.

    In short, the bastard socialist educators have infiltrated the home environment through educating the post-modern parent into adoration of political correctness, so even home schooling is shaping up to be a lost cause by default.

  27. Mick Jeffery

    Hey sinc why do you refer to hitler as far right, he was a declared socialist and Marxist. Would love to know who the far right are and what they did

  28. Dr Fred Lenin

    Hitler was a socialist fascist with crony capitalists ,IGFarben Krupp’s ,
    just as today’s socialist fascists have soros, . gore ,musk etc,nothing has changed , it’s how they operate , the cunning capitalists support the fanatics ,and they both foolishly use the Muslims to promote their extremism .
    Delusion all round ,the reds think they are using the crony’s, the crony’s think they are using the reds ,they both think they are using the islamofascists ,and the islamofascists know they are being used but they also know who the eventual winners will be ,and it’s not the reds or cronys ,bloody blind fools .

  29. struth

    The really stupid people in this tale are those who have forgotten the dumb shit they believed when they were young.

    To believe something you need to be told it.

    Young people are not inherently left wing.
    They are not.
    They are taught this shit at school by leftists.
    Young people are what you make them.
    Inherently left wing………………………………what a load of cobblers.

    It all starts in our schools.

    Yes Sinc, a decent explanation as to why you believe a socialist is right wing, would be great,
    Love to hear it.
    I’m sure you wouldn’t be going to prattle off bullshit like they fought commos or they didn’t “own” the means of production?
    Please enlighten us as to how Hitler was a small government , low taxing, individual responsibility extremist, who just called himself a socialist and acted like a socialist as a decoy……………………

  30. Oh come on

    That is cruel, Habib. It is the fuckwitted parents who saddled the brats with the bill AND the ideology that ran it up. The parents cheered their brats on the whole time, whilst spending the wealth their parents saved and taking out a colossal mortgage using their children as collateral. Why would such people instil the sense of personal discipline that they rebelled against when their parents tried to inculcate into them? In between fighting world wars and whatnot.

    It is kind of funny to imagine the shock of the Boomer scum when those nihilistic godless pricks discover they’re going to rot in hell.

  31. anonandon

    Hitler was a socialist. Read the book Fatherland which imagines Europe if the nazis won. Indistinguishable from Soviet Russia.

  32. Oh come on

    Young people are not inherently left wing.
    They are not.

    Yes, they are. They have no understanding of where wealth comes from. They pay no taxes. Socialism costs them nothing. Why would they not be leftists?

  33. Oh come on

    It’s the easiest thing in the world to believe in an excessively generous welfare state – which you genuinely believe ‘helps people’ – when you don’t have to pay a penny for it.

    Of course the youth are predisposed to leftist bullshit.

  34. OneWorldGovernment

    Surely Australia is a Fascist Right Wing Communist country.

    Surely the very concept of ‘crony capitalism is Fascist Right Wing Communism!

  35. struth

    Yes, they are. They have no understanding of where wealth comes from. They pay no taxes. Socialism costs them nothing. Why would they not be leftists?

    Kids still in school, for example, would not naturally be thinking about this shit, until it was introduced to them.
    They don’t naturally have a social conscience.
    It’s implanted, preened and nurtured all the way.

  36. struth

    Of course the youth are predisposed to leftist bullshit.

    Of course, but this is my point.
    They have to be exposed to it.
    It’s not in some sort of short lived Youth D&A that automatically makes them left wing, that needs to be corrected.

  37. Cousyman

    To still hear anyone referring to the Nazis as “far right” beggars belief.
    There is no form of Socialism that is of the right.

  38. Marcus

    Now I’m not advocating home schooling per se but I am suggesting that people take some responsibility for the moral education of their children. Yes educators have a lot to answer for, but let’s not forget parents either.

    Yep. I remember a couple of months ago someone posted a letter from the Australian where someone complained that their kid couldn’t work out the change you’d get getting a pie and sausage roll from the deli. All I could think was, “That’s half an hour tops around the kitchen table.”

    Thinking about it, I’ve probably retained more general knowledge from reading novels at home than from what I learned at school or uni.

  39. BorisG

    JC is probably right on the money. As he should be 🙂

  40. Well waddaya know, there is something Struth and I disagree on. Always a first I guess.
    Struth…maaate. Kids are socialist by design (and so are women by and large).
    Socialist in the sense of redistribution. They rely on their parents from birth on, and to a large degree women rely on their husbands for redistribution as almost all of them marry up, meaning the husband earns more.

    It used to be that most kids learned their life lessons on redistribution once they got into the workforce and fled the nest. Having to rely on yourself tends to do that.
    But these days, kids stay home well into their 20’s and even 30’s in many cases. They don’t get out of the reliance on the redistribution of the parents income.
    What JC said above (pew research) backs up my claim, vis

    Young people did say, to Pew, they were socialists, but on further digging they really didn’t know what it meant. What in fact they were supporting was some sort of safety net..

    Add to that the prominence of wymynses in business and government, you see the acceleration towards socialism.
    Scandinavia, where wymynses have been most prominent, is where socialism (redistribution) is strongest.

  41. max

    “they are well schooled about the wickedness of the extreme right: 73 per cent of them are well aware of Adolf Hitler and his iniquities.”

    my left foot:
    Nazi Party = The National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

    They ( Nazi ) learn their murderous trade from American Progressive Eugenics and Lenin/Stalin communist.

  42. Oh come on

    Of course, but this is my point.
    They have to be exposed to it.

    Of course. And they should be. Let’s take the best scenario whereby young people are taught about socialism as one of several political systems. Let’s say the teacher is trying to educate, not indoctrinate. Even in that best case scenario, the average young student will be attracted to socialism. For them, it’s all benefits and no costs. Those that need help are helped, and it costs the youthful proponents nothing. When the young get older, they start to feel the costs.And they notice that those needing help have no intention of supporting themselves. That’s how and why young people abandon socialism as the years pass.

  43. struth

    Let’s say the teacher is trying to educate, not indoctrinate. Even in that best case scenario, the average young student will be attracted to socialism.

    I guarantee you if I was teaching about 100 million dead socialism, kids would not be attracted to it.
    And teachers only need tell the truth about it and the kids wouldn’t want a bar to do with it.

    Sorry guys, but in all cases here, you are relying on someone telling them a fairytale version of socialism in the first place.
    I was , of course taught differently and have always despised socialism , even as a young boy.
    Am I unnatural?
    (please be kind in answering that question)
    I wanted something, I did jobs for a bit of pocket money and after school night filled the supermarket shelves, blah blah blah.
    I was taught very early on, as were many kids back then that you don’t get something for nothing.
    (boout you tell the yooong people today, and they just dooooon’t believe you)

    I think kids are naturally, actually quite competitive in nature.
    And that’s about as far removed from socialism as you can get.
    I (as you probably already know) agree entirely with the female of our species being more drawn to socialism.
    But only due to the basic and very strong desire and need for protection.
    If men hadn’t let the government take over the protection roll, which government actively sought to do, secure women would tend less to socialism.
    Now government is their protector and anything that isn’t government is therefore a threat.
    Now we’ve made ourselves irrelevant, we can FOAD.

  44. BorisG

    Struts you have some good points but maybe loook around you and say if your mates had the same ideas when they were young.

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  46. Gary

    I leant my lesson when I was very young that being dependent gives the other person the power to control and abuse. Unfortunately it took me much to long to realize I had a choice.

  47. hzhousewife

    Thinking about it, I’ve probably retained more general knowledge from reading novels at home than from what I learned at school or uni.

    Ditto, I read voraciously as kid and teenager. I suspect however that nowadays kids do not read, but become electronic game experts, and watch kids films over and over instead of reading. Just yesterday I met a lady who can’t bring herself to throw out her set of Encyclopedia Brittanica, but no-one wants it, and another girl in her late 20’s who had actually purchased a set of Encyclopedia at a market for $6.00, and is trying to read a page a day! I notice a lack of curiosity in young people, they just don’t seem to want to know very much at all.

  48. Tel

    Hitler was a socialist fascist with crony capitalists ,IGFarben Krupp’s ,
    just as today’s socialist fascists have soros, . gore ,musk etc,nothing has changed

    Those corporations from National Socialist Germany used slave labour, operated closely with government supervision, almost became unofficial government departments … but at least they produced real goods. Krupp did make steel, and IGFarben did deliver chemicals. So I do not support the techniques they were using to get results, but they got results.

    Gore and Musk are also attached to government, slurp up the tax money that others are forced to pay, but they don’t produce anything that people can use. They consume resources, but don’t even get results.

  49. struth

    Struts you have some good points but maybe loook around you and say if your mates had the same ideas when they were young.

    I can honestly say they did.
    They now own very big transport company, and one is an airline pilot.
    I am really the failure out of the lot because I went to Alice Springs.
    Set up my life from there and it went from self reliant little town with a bright future in tourism, beef cattle and road transport, to a welfare and big government (abo industry) cesspit.
    The Northern Territory used to ruin people further north due to the wet.
    It now does it with government, and a particularly fanatically anti white, anti business, racist socialism of a level soon to be coming to a state near you

  50. Bushkid

    The really stupid people in this tale are those who have forgotten the dumb shit they believed when they were young.

    Mmmmm…..no

    Plenty of us grew up knowing from painful experience, even as children, that if you don’t look out for yourself, then nobody else will.

    That so many kids growing up now know that they’ll be able to rely on the state to give them an allowance, and look after their medical needs (albeit often very slowly and ineptly) and “care” for them in other ways, is weakening them, and grooming them for a life of dependence on and obedience to the collective. The lack of insight from parents similarly cosseted, and an education system biased towards only teaching dependence on the state, just ingrains the belief in dependence and thus the socialist dream more deeply.

    Their nightmare will begin when they discover there’s no more money, and everyone is equally poor, hungry and miserable.

    Except the nomenklatura. The nomenklatura are never cold, hungry or miserable.

  51. Bushkid

    hzhousewife

    Ditto + 1000!!!!!!!

    Reading, actually living, observing the world around us, noticing things and asking why and looking for the answers, and asking even more answers, looking further if the answers feel odd or wrong, accepting that you can be wrong as well as being right – that’s how you learn. That very basic skill has been lost, or “educated” out.

  52. JohnA

    While the wickedness of Mao, Lenin and Stalin is unknown to these youthful idealists, they are well schooled about the wickedness of the extreme right: 73 per cent of them are well aware of Adolf Hitler and his iniquities.

    As a number have already commented, this also means that millenials have an abysmally poor understanding of politics and political alignments.

  53. John of Mel

    “Now I’m not advocating home schooling per se……………”

    Why?
    Do you think that our “education” system can be reformed?
    I doubt that. Unless it’s fully privatised. And there is no hope it will happen.

    My oldest (15) works a few days a week and studies what interests her (and whatever I recommend she learn about – currently it’s Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell). There are so many resources available now, you don’t even need to fully engage in the learning process as a parent. Just make sure a resource is not rubbish.

    Parents need to take more responsibility for the future generation. The home-schooling is the most effective way to do that.

  54. Oh come on

    Mmmmm…..no

    Plenty of us grew up knowing from painful experience, even as children, that if you don’t look out for yourself, then nobody else will.

    That’s nice but you have not in any way contradicted the quote of mine you presented. I did not say everyone who has grown up has forgotten the dumb shit they believed when they were young, or that no one who has grown up has ever learnt anything important during the process of growing up, or whatever it is you think I said.

    What I said was that there are people who have grown up and have forgotten the dumb shit they believed when they were young, and that these people are particularly stupid.

  55. Oh come on

    Sorry guys, but in all cases here, you are relying on someone telling them a fairytale version of socialism in the first place.

    Not true. You could teach a political philosophy class and include socialism, warts and all, and also include the factual statement that the predominant thought amongst modern socialists is that all that bad stuff that happened under nominally socialist systems – that wasn’t *real* socialism. You don’t have to endorse that view but it ought to be presented, along with the critiques of the view. It doesn’t change the fact that for many young people – particularly intelligent young people – are drawn to the idea of state-controlled societies. It makes sense to them. They lack the wisdom that comes from experience of how government bureaucracies operate. And, as I said earlier, socialism is a bargain for them. The state gives them everything, they don’t earn an income or earn very little so they pay little or no tax. It’s a no-brainer.

    And seriously. Why are we even arguing the point? Socialism has disproportionately caught the eyes of the youth in particular for literally centuries.

    Hint: just because you never were a socialist when you were young does not disprove the above.

  56. Tel

    Struts you have some good points but maybe loook around you and say if your mates had the same ideas when they were young.

    When I grew up it was just the default position: support big government and big unions, be thankful for the unions because dose nasty bosses will take everything you got. No one questioned it, at school it was just assumed if there’s a problem you notify some higher authority and somehow it gets fixed. Concepts such as individual decision making and self reliance simply never came up… not topics worthy of discussion.

    Regarding capitalism the story was: “Bad things happen because of greedy people, so we have regulations and that solves it.” It seems plausible to a child, because the missing piece where you ask, “How?” isn’t the question that children ask. Every child asks, “Why?” but once the why is satisfied seems there’s nothing more needed after that.

    Only later in life I started noticing how massively dysfunctional these organizations really are. If you take it seriously and actually try to follow the rules you find contradictory and nonsensical results, you go round in circles. Then I was like the guy in the experiment where smoke slowly fills the room and he thinks there must be a fire but everyone else is just sitting quietly pretending not to notice. You think, “Am I the only person who can see what we are doing isn’t working?” so I looked more closely and I found other people knew it was crap but they were pretending to go along with it, and they just quietly ignored the stuff that didn’t suit them. We have all these rules, which people shrug and ignore and then we make more rules which also get ignored, but now and then someone gets caught and all the people pretending to believe in those rules will pretend this person who got caught deserves a good kicking.

    That’s when I looked more deeply into this whole socialism business and thought, “I’ll just go and check how it’s supposed to work (because everyone has always told me it does work) and then I’ll know what to do.” Hey, seems dumb in retrospect but it never occurred to me to spend much time thinking about it, there were better things to do, like the wheel it seemed to be a solved problem you just go to a book and learn the right way to do it. The same approach worked for engineering… if you need to know a formula or something, just look it up because someone has already figured it out.

    Then I discovered that although socialists are brilliant at pointing out all the problems of the world, there never was an explanation of how any socialist system is supposed to operate, it is always simply taken as an article of faith that some authority from above comes and fixes things, just like a child’s view of the world. Then I looked at history and found socialism never ever has worked every time it is attempted. This kind of system always ends up dysfunctional and no one has the slightest idea of how to fix it.

    Well, that changed my direction in life a little bit.

    I agree with the comments above, don’t bullshit to people, especially not to kids. Most authorities are just some guy who has managed to rise to the level of his incompetence, lots of people mess things up, but also it is possible to do a good job and you have to spend your life being discriminating checking and double-checking everything. Under capitalism if a corporation becomes sufficiently dysfunctional, then the customers will go elsewhere, the employees will resign and the shareholders will lose their money. That’s the most critical feature of capitalism that losers can be able to fail and thus understand what they did was wrong. Under socialism the malignant department digs its heels in and starts hurting anyone who speaks up about it.

  57. .

    I think this is highly deceptive.

    Look at the US. How did they vote? For Bernie or Trump. Forget the tragic Clinton supporters. The Bernie Bros here in Australia I know think “Clinton was a psycho, everything she said was fake”.

    They’re not socialist out of principle, roughly speaking, the economy has been crap since they left school.

    They are actually very capitalistic. They have lived the gig economy and love tax avoision. I’ve seen them start businesses young in jobs and industries that didn’t exist decades ago and do rather traditional things like changing their ways when they meet the right gal, marry for the child’s sake and marry young.

    A lot might be lefty but they don’t buy the SJW crap.

    It is the slightly older ones who repeat leftist culture war memes off FB who are actually more socialist in inclination.

    Others, unfortunately, fit the worst profile of Pussyhat space cadet you can imagine.

  58. Brian

    I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MAKE A VERY STRONG COMMENT. HITLER AND THE NAZIS WERE NATIONAL SOCIALIST. THEY WERE LEFTY’S.
    THE LEFT HAS BRAINWASHED US INTO BELIEVING THAT THEY NAZIS WERE OF THE RIGHT. IT IS PART OF THEIR REWRITING IF HISTORY.
    THE NAZIS WERE LEFT WING NATIONAL SOCIALISTS.

  59. The Countess

    In short, the bastard socialist educators have infiltrated the home environment through educating the post-modern parent into adoration of political correctness, so even home schooling is shaping up to be a lost cause by default.

    Not always 😉

  60. BorisG

    I feel this is a crucial thread. can we continue talking and bury this like everything else after a few hours?

  61. Dr Fred Lenin

    When you finish being “educated” that’s when you start learning clear your mind of left clutter and it is open to the truth . Many people contaminated by leftism wouldn’t know if their bum was punched,bored or eaten out be white ants ,as my old builder mates used to say . As soon as they clear the left filth contamination they can really begin learn what life is really about ,and it’s not about leftist filthy lies the left are inadequates every one of them ,as usefull as an ashtray on a motor bike just look at krudd.,giliard. Turnbull. Shortass Etc etc etc ad infinitum .

    ( now I found spellcheck doesn’t speak Latin as well as French ,wonder how it goes with German wouldn’t even attempt Russian ,like the left way beyond its capabilities )

  62. Louis

    So a bunch of people who have only ever lived at home, with someone else providing for them, and not having to work to provide for themselves….think socialism is a good idea. Who would have guessed that?

    The problems with teachers is that MOST of them go from school to uni, and straight back to teach at school. Even when I was at school you could tell by the politics of the teacher which ones had gone straight from school to uni and which ones had held other careers before becoming a teacher.

  63. Entropy

    Habib
    #2743798, posted on June 21, 2018 at 10:12 pm
    I like the point about these juvenile dolts inheriting the bill, if so many are committed commies I reckon give it to them good and hard, without смазка. Borrow heaps, blow the lot, and leave the godawful mess to these beatnik boohoos

    So, what will these boohoos do, cut back the nannystate and live within their mans, or shut down the old peoples’ homes, euthanise everyone over 70, and consificate their assets?

  64. Iampeter

    I agree with the post and I’ll add that the most important thing that needs to be part of any serious education is how to even approach the act of thinking. Then individuals will need to work out what’s what for themselves but at least they will have the skills to do so.

    The other thing I’ll say is that these numbers probably aren’t accurate or telling you what you think they are.
    I think a lot of people older than millionials are effectively anti-capitalists too but they are much more politically illiterate and so will not identify correctly on the survey because they simply have no idea.

  65. BorisG

    I think a lot of people older than millionials are effectively anti-capitalists too but they are much more politically illiterate

    That is physically impossible.

  66. four years ago my son was in the end of year school play in his last year of primary school. It was the Wizard of Oz. imagine my surprise when I discovered Julia Gillard depicted as a great political heroine v the ultra evil John Howard! If i hadn’t been there to see and hear it i wouldn’t have believed it. This week he told me as part to his mid-year 2-hour exam he had to write a three part essay. The Topic? About having to live is Australia as a moslem, and being ill-treated, misunderstood, and vilified. Discuss sympathetically, (accompanied by suitable prompts).
    I rarely see or hear much from him about school, the only reason he told me about the exam was i asked him a direct question about it and he deigned for once to tell me something about what happened at school. I am incredibly annoyed at the education system, to which i am forced to send my son, and which costs of billions of dollars, being captured by the left wing so they can seek to indoctrinate our kids from year one to the final year of uni with this rubbish.

  67. Iampeter

    That is physically impossible.

    Well, you read the cat and you’ll be hard pressed to find millenials as totally confused about everything as some of the louder “adults” that post here, so you know its possible.
    In fact I don’t think millenials going socialist necessarily reflects badly on them given their choices.
    If your options are socialists or socialists who don’t understand that they are socialists because they are completely politically illiterate and want to go even further and regulate immirgation, trade, marriage, etc then what choice is that? They are just picking the more coherent option of bad options.

    No, the culprits responsible for the stark choices facing our young today are the professional political commentators, writers and “thinkers” who have no idea what they are talking about and have failed to offer any coherent alternatives to socialism.

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