Video: College students support socialism even though they can’t explain what it is

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    Shows how messed up our education system really is. Sadly some will say this is a isolated incident, but really it is not. I talk with many in this age group that can not really define nor explain it when questioned. This is why I call them Useful Idiots.

    "Campus Reform published a video yesterday showing college students in Washington, D.C. responding to two simple questions. The first question was: Do you think socialism is good or bad? As you’ll see, there was enthusiastic agreement from the students that socialism was a good idea, one which is about “helping people” and spreading the wealth. Some of the students even seem defensive, noting that socialism, inexplicably, has a bad reputation.

    The second question was also simple: What is socialism? All of the students who were confident socialism was a good idea seem unable to really explain what it is or how it works to produce all of the good outcomes it supposedly produces. One student refers to “getting rid of that wealth gap” but that’s an effect, not a policy or a definition.

    There is one student who seems like she might have more to say on the topic but the vast majority of respondents don’t seem to have a clue. Their thinking about socialism is a kind of magical thinking, i.e. they have an emotional reaction to the idea but no actual thought process connecting specific policies to desired outcomes."

    http://hotair.com/archives/2017/07/...s-support-socialism-even-though-no-idea-work/
     
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