Thursday, April 9, 2009

Did This Happen Without Help?

Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism (Rasmussen):
Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better.

Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for capitalism and 26% for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor capitalism, and just 13% of those older Americans believe socialism is better.
Yuri Bezmenov, Love Letter to America:
All you have to do to “screw up” the status quo of a free nation, is to borrow ONE false idea from the ideology of a communist or totalitarian government. For the sake of simplicity, I have chosen the idea of “egalitarianism.” “People born equal therefore must be equal.” Sounds great. But look at yourselves. Were you born equal? Some of you weighed 7 pounds at birth, others 6 or 5... Are you NOW equal? In any way? Physically, mentally, emotionally, racially, spiritually? Some are tall and dumb, others short, bald and clever. Now, let's figure out what will happen if we LEGISLATE EQUALITY, and make the concept of “equality” a cornerstone and pillar of socio-economical and political system. All right? You don't have to be a great economist or sociologist to foresee that some of the people who are “less equal” would demand as much as those who are “more equal” BY LAW!
For how long have we been educating the youth of America, and in how many places, in this false principle of "equality" and not in the goodness of the American system of government and capitalism?
To change the direction of America's future and to return to the basic American values, proven to be efficient and productive for almost 200 years of historically unprecedented freedom and affluence, you have to educate a NEW generation of Americans, this time in the spirit of patriotism and CAPITALISM. All right, you don't want to 'return.’ You'd rather have something new and progressive AND constructive, to make America once again respected and loved all over the world, so that the recipients of t he U.S. aid no longer shout 'Yankee Go Home’? In any case, even if you start the education of a NEW generation of Americans RIGHT THIS MINUTE, it will take you the next 15 to 20 years to raise this new generation to the levels of power and authority.
What hope do we currently have of wrenching the power to educate our children away from the academic Marxists?

It is no absurdity to believe that leftist control of education is the reason why half our young people think socialism is better than capitalism, despite the nourishment they have received from capitalism, despite the greatness of the American system, which is capitalist, and despite all of the inefficiencies, loss of freedom, and horrors that are or should be associated with socialism around the world. This is not some natural development of thought-- one generation more inclined to socialism than the next. It is the result of a conscious and directed effort that has not been sufficiently opposed and counter-balanced.