Why would some of you young people be so eager to live under Socialism/Communism when you have never seen what it really is about?

I realize you haven't seen what I saw, when I travelled to Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, USSR, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, but for crying out loud, didn't you pay attention in your world history class?  Or did you not even study history?

Update:

Most if not all of those countries, figured out that it doesn't work.  It isn't working in Cuba or Venezuela, either.  When the rich run out of the money and property they takeover from the citizens, they have to hide or run away to some other FREE COUNTRY.

Update 2:

SOME  of the countries people mistakenly think are Socialist, ARE NOT.  Like Scandinavian countries.  They become irate at being mislabeled. 

Our highway system is not Socialist.

You walk?  You aren't paying gas tax.  Duh

Update 3:

It is obvious, the Monkey hasn't seen a Communist country.

College?  Not everyone is even ALLOWED to apply and when they do?  they are TOLD where to go, what to study and what JOB they will have.  NO freedom to dream oyur own dream like here in the US.

Update 4:

The Post Office?  LOL some don't know that it is NOT the Gov!!!  We pay for it by using it.  It is not  SOCIALIST.  SMH 

Update 5:

There is NO FREE LUNCH.

Socialism/Communism IS THE SAME THING.  It STARTS out as the first and within a few years becomes the second.     Hello.   It has NEVER worked.

If you want it, I suggest you go immigrate to a Communist country!

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  • Susie
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    They are idealistic and brainwashed.  They are clueless to what the radical Dems want to do to this country, having been “trained” to fight, harass, and hate the opposing party; they are kept distracted from what’s really going on and the consequences of what they support.  

    See, one responder thinks that a tax funded roadway is an example of Socialist government. They are clueless to reality. 

  • Sally
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The thing is, we are not talking about classic socialism, which is what you might have observed in those countries, but democratic socialism like they have in Europe and Scandinavia.  And guess what?  The people in those countries have FAR better lifestyles than Americans.  Why shouldn't we?

  • 2 months ago

    most Americans have lived a life of comfortable dependence on their parents' dime through the first 18-20 years of their lives...

    every social system in place, meanwhile, seems to exist specifically for their benefit...schools are there to educate and set their schedules for them.... when they are sick, mom takes them to the doctor...when they're hungry, they open the fridge that mom has stocked for them...

    for many, the promises of socialism seem like a natural extension of this comfortable dependence... if mom never showed signs of struggle, why would the state?

    for others denied such luxuries growing up, socialism fulfills their desire to "get even" and "get what's theirs"...

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Wake me up when you have something to say.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Socialism CAN sound attractive to someone uneducated that doesn't know how easily it can be corrupted .......................

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You raise an interesting point. When Baby Boomers think of "socialism" they think of the Cuban Revolution and the Cold War.

     

    When Millennials think of "socialism" they think of single payer healthcare, subsidized college tuition and higher standards of living.

     

    There's a real generation gap in our understanding of this term. 

  • 2 months ago

    The average young person in this country is so poorly educated that it's not even funny. They are treated like and remain children into their mid-20s. <sigh>

    The answer to your question is that they're susceptible to the social justice training they get from their "teachers". A desperate need to fit in doesn't exactly help, either.

    Meanwhile, on NPR they're debating the brilliance of lowering the voting age to 16. Sad.

  • 2 months ago

    They are uneducated and lost to believe that communism is a good system 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    When’s the last time you drove on your local “Socialist” Interstate? Wasn’t so bad, was it?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No they haven’t read history. They have been brainwashed by evil people. They are even told that any information negative about socialism/communism is made up by fascists. 

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