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The Slacker Manifesto
PJ Media, by Bonnie Ramthun

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/10/2014 5:00:50 AM

Rolling Stone recently published an essay titled “Five Economic Reforms Millenials Should Be Fighting For” by twenty-something author Jesse A. Myerson. It won’t take long to read, though you might develop a headache while doing so. Essentially, young Jesse wants communism, and he wants it now. There are several wonderful takedowns of this youngster’s astounding ignorance about communism and the misery, degradation, and death that result in the countries that have attempted to force it on their people, but I’d like to address the why. Why does communism sound so lovely and appealing to teenagers and young adults? You can argue that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 1/10/2014 5:09:19 AM     (No. 9686569)

Communism is appealing precisely because its goals are presented as "ideals" by the Democrat party, and because Democrats have succeeded in transforming the purpose of government from governing to "helping people" (the cleverest euphemism for socialism, ever). The constant innuendos from the Left against private ownership, private profit, and private happiness (not shared with the collective! it´s not fair!) have taken their toll. Communism isn´t dead, it´s only hiding behind the word "progressive". Ask any Democrat, in private.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/10/2014 5:49:38 AM     (No. 9686590)

Besides a theory like this failing before it´s even launched,you have to considerthefertile ground Obamahas created to get people thinking in this direction.Spending money as if there´s no tomorrow makes people wonder what elsecan be financed,simply by adding trillions more to the debt. These fools have no idea that when this country eventually hits it´s borrowing ability,even simple public services will have to go because the faucet has been shut down.Of course there´s always the option that Obama could simply start stealing people´s personal wealth,saying they don´t need that much money anyway.


I doubt there´s enough liquidity to back people´s personal stock market wealth,so that would run out in a short time also.

The other contributor to people looking at communism is the lack of job opportunity because of Obama´s war on Republican owned businesses.Maybe the chamber of commerce is selling out to Obama over simple survival´s sake.

The real alarmism is young white people selling out to the left´s plantation culture with other groups.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: privateer, 1/10/2014 8:10:34 AM     (No. 9686712)

A fun read, and true. Next time you hear some young no-nothing going on about guaranteed this or that, look them in the eye and say: you poor widdle tyke! You miss your binkie, your blankie and your mommy, don´t you? Grow up stooge!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bugger, 1/10/2014 8:48:09 AM     (No. 9686766)

Young people today are not given the tools to instill confidence in their abilities to go it alone. They are coddled and protected from everything. Parents give them too much without them earning anything.

I started working in the Iowa bean fields at the age of 8. I earned money by working hard the rest of the time I grew up. We always had "chores" to do on the acreage taking care of the land and livestock and doing most of the household chores while both parents worked.

I moved away from home the summer I graduated high school. My parents didn´t understand why I was in such a hurry, but I couldn´t wait to get out there and make it on my own. I discovered what I could and could not afford quickly and lived within my means. The last thing I wanted to have to do was ask my parents for help which would be the equivalent of admitting that I could not make it on my own.

Most young people today do not crave their own independence as adults. They want everything their parents have, and they want it right now. They will never experience the pride of being able to furnish their own apartment (with things from garage sales and such), feed and clothe themselves (Goodwill for me)_ and sustain themselves as independent adults on a tiny budget. I absolutely LOVED it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/10/2014 10:15:25 AM     (No. 9686869)

´Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite´ never was there a mention of Madam Guillotine. But she was there.

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