In general, these are people who are always told that the government can give you free things, and it doesn’t cost anything. Somewhere around age thirty....some reality sets in and more than half of this bunch then realize that it’s all a fraud.
I think if you’d just require ‘Animal Farm’ to be read around the ninth grade and openly discussed in some high school history class....things would quickly straighten themselves out.
Spot on! BTTT
It is the educators, parents and teachers themselves, and the public who have failed. We do not teach the evil of it, and therefore the kids hear the goody-goody crap fro their sympathetic educators K-BA/BS degree.
Better yet, every American must spend a compulsory two years in Cuba, Venezuela, or North Korea at age 20. The problem would solve itself very quickly.
I spent 7 months working in a communist country (China) in 1976-1977. I was 25 years old. I had always been conservative, but that really opened my eyes to the reality of different political systems.
I also worked several months in Chile about three years after Allende shot himself and Pinochet had taken over. In 1975, when inflation still raged and a world recession triggered a depression in Chile, General Pinochet turned to the “Chicago Boys”; he appointed several of them to powerful positions in the government. The “Chicago Boys” were Latin American economists who studied or identified with the libertarian economic theories then taught at the University of Chicago, even though some of them earned degrees at Harvard or MIT. They advocated widespread deregulation, privatization, and other free market policies for closely controlled economies. The Chicago Boys rose to prominence as leaders of the early reforms initiated in Chile during General Augusto Pinochet’s rule.
I saw the rapid rise of the middle class and the economic boom unleashed by the market reforms in Chile.
These two ex-pat jobs did more to cement my opinions about political systems and economics than any school courses I took. It was amazing being at the center of the two big politico-economic upheavals in the world.