On both a personal and societal level, victimhood is truly deadly. Nonetheless, our culture celebrates it.
Victim chic has taken over the culture and the political narrative.
All we seem to hear day in and day out are excuses as to why someone or some group can’t make it in America. We are told why they are held back; impeded or deprived of their rights and deserve compensation, government handouts, special treatment, or even reparations for events that happened hundreds of years ago…
Has the leftist indoctrination so prevalent in college reached down into our elementary and high schools, too? If so, what can concerned parents do about it? Jill Simonian, Director of Outreach for PragerU Resources for Educators and Parents, has answers.
I recently received this eBooklet, that clearly points out the dangerous path American youth have been traveling for the past 20 years or so.
EVERY DAY, SOCIALISM BECOMES MORE AND more popular among young Americans.
There are 3 big reasons why:
1. Socialism is being marketed to young people as kind, selfless, and community-focused, 2. Many people are unaware of Socialism’s dismal record, and 3. Young people are not being taught America’s founding principles, so they are unprepared to combat the narratives they hear in their schools and colleges.
A witty and very informative lecture from Ms. Strassel on the growing call for socialism in America a dire warning against its inherant dangers.
Kimberley Strassel | The Resurgence of Socialism Today
The idea of socialism is ancient. Organized socialist movements took form in Europe in the nineteenth century, and socialism emerged as a dominant political ideology in many places around the world by the twentieth century. This second CCA of the 2019-2020 academic year, co-sponsored by the Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series, will consider socialism, its practice over time, and its resurgence today.
Kimberley Strassel writes the weekly “Potomac Watch” column for The Wall Street Journal, where she is also a member of the editorial board. A graduate of Princeton University, her previous positions at the Journal include news assistant in Brussels, internet reporter in London, commercial real estate reporter in New York, a columnist for OpinionJournal.com, and senior editorial page writer. She is a regular contributor to Sunday morning political programs, including Face the Nation and Meet the Press. In 2013, she was a Eugene C. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Journalism at Hillsdale College, and in 2014 she was a recipient of the Bradley Prize. She is the author of The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech and, most recently, Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America.
This is an article I came across from 2018, but a newer (late 2019) poll conducted by YouGov/Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, found that at least 70 percent of Americans between the ages of 23 and 38 were somewhat likely to cast a ballot for a socialist. Eventually, they will be the leadership of this country and that could spell the end to the U.S. as our Founding Fathers envisioned it.
What Americans Must Know About Socialism
1. Socialism is no longer a parlor game for academics but a political alternative taken seriously by millennials.
2. “They don’t recognize that much of what they enjoy in life is a result of capitalism and would disappear if socialism were to be implemented.”
3. This is the reality of socialism — a pseudo-religion grounded in pseudo-science and enforced by political tyranny.
Earlier this month, when celebrity chef Thomas Kellerwas interviewed by NPR about his new cookbook, his interviewer wasn’t all that interested in the recipes. Instead, he wanted to talk about the $850-per-plate price tag at Keller’s recently reopened San Francisco restaurant.
With so many people struggling financially due to the pandemic, asked the reporter, is it really “fair” to charge that much per plate? Or is it, to use his words, “tone deaf.”
That an interview, which was likely intended to be a puff piece, turned into a social justice diatribe is further proof that worldview affects everything.
To be clear, I cannot imagine ever spending $850 for a meal, but the reporter’s problem had nothing to do with prudence or financial stewardship. The problem with the price tag, according to the reporter, is not that some people would not have access to food, but that everyone would not have equal access to Thomas Keller’s food. In other words, his was a problem with the free market. And, of course, having a problem with the free market is all the rage these days…