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34 minutes ago, seeker said:

That's a shame.  Used to like the guy.

 

 

 

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“On the most important issue in human life, determining what is right and what is wrong, the brain (feelings) has triumphed over the mind (reason and values). At least two generations of Americans have been raised not with moral instruction but with the question "How do you feel about it?"

Almost every left-right disagreement in American life can be explained by the brain-mind conflict. The brain is led by what feels good, the mind by what does good. And leftist positions feel good.”

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Seems that a lot of people are fleeing the US to Canada which many americans consider a socialist state.

 

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21 minutes ago, boestar said:

Seems that a lot of people are fleeing the US to Canada which many americans consider a socialist state.

 

But like most Americans they don't know much about anything outside of the US and have never visited or lived in a "true" socialist state.  

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Alyssa Ahlgren – 26 year old, “My generation, oblivious to prosperity because that’s all we’ve known, want socialism”.

 

“ I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism.

I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me.

We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times.

Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”

Never saw American prosperity. Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Now, I’m not attributing Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s words to outright dishonesty. I do think she whole-heartedly believes the words she said to be true. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP.

The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter. We are told that income inequality is an existential crisis (even though this is not an indicator of prosperity, some of the poorest countries in the world have low-income inequality), we are told that we are oppressed by capitalism (even though it’s brought about more freedom and wealth to the most people than any other system in world history), we are told that the only way we will acquire the benefits of true prosperity is through socialism and centralization of federal power (even though history has proven time and again this only brings tyranny and suffering).

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity?

We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why?

The answer is this, my generation has ONLY seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don’t know what it’s like not to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.

With the current political climate giving rise to the misguided idea of a socialist utopia, will we see the light? Or will we have to lose it all to realize that what we have now is true prosperity? Destroying the free market will undo what millions of people have died to achieve.

My generation is becoming the largest voting bloc in the country. We have an opportunity to continue to propel us forward with the gifts capitalism and democracy has given us. The other option is that we can fall into the trap of entitlement and relapse into restrictive socialist destitution. The choice doesn’t seem too hard, does it?”

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The birth of an entitled Spoiled brat....apparently Gen Z

 

 

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If she is indeed 15, then she would be a Gen Z.  cut off date is 1996 for millennial . So maybe the title should be "spoiled brat"😀

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Gen Z: Gen Z is the newest generation to be named and were born between 1995 and 2015. They are currently between 4-24 years old (nearly 74 million in U.S.)

 

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A more interesting question is; what does her mother do that she can apparently afford this?  At one point the girl says that her mother is buying a Bentley and asks, "why shouldn't she have a G-Wagon?"  Why indeed.    

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“ Veterans are asking too much.  First Nations welfare compensation order is too much.  Our government fights them in court.  But lets see if we can scrape together millions on security for a British prince and an American actress?  How does the undefinable Canadian middle class feel about this possible use of Canadian taxpayer money?  This should be a short discussion with a quick "No b'y"

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4 minutes ago, Jaydee said:

“ Veterans are asking too much.  First Nations welfare compensation order is too much.  Our government fights them in court.  But lets see if we can scrape together millions on security for a British prince and an American actress?  How does the undefinable Canadian middle class feel about this possible use of Canadian taxpayer money?  This should be a short discussion with a quick "No b'y"

 

Sadly Justin's "Middle Class", you know those who voted him in, will likely not be upset if we cover the costs.  Afterall they don't seem to mind our overwhelming deficits so what's a few million or so more to add to the debt.☹️

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