Everywhere you look there is something pertaining to the rise of socialism in this country, assuming you’re a political geek like me. It’s surreal. Understandable, but still surreal.
Many of the younger generation have been convinced that unjust economic inequality is rampant in this country. They’ve been conditioned that one must attend college to achieve anything – and not just any college. One must attend the most elite, and therefore most expensive, university they are able. The debt consequences of this are devastating to many.
Add to this the cost of just living in the “real” world, and it is a recipe for disaster.
Then along comes Bernie and Elizabeth Warren, and now Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. They fill the younger set’s heads with fantasies of free everything and shared wealth. And many millennials and younger jump on the socialism bandwagon with zero thought of the fallout.
And media pick it up and run with it, because many of them are closet socialists.
So now the discussions, articles and broadcasts all speak of the growing popularity of what’s being called “Democratic Socialism.” Frankly, I’m already tired of hearing about it. And I’m growing even wearier of hearing the supposed experts breaking down the difference between the several political theories.
We speak of capitalism, socialism, democratic socialism, fascism and communism/Marxism.