I wish I could find the source, but about 20 years ago, I read about how progressives laid out a plan to convert America into a socialist nation. The plan was hatched around 1900 and they estimated that it would take about 100 years for the conversion to take place. They listed three key American foundations that needed to be undermined. They needed to undo America’s strong Christian foundation, undermine the strong foundation and bonds of the family unit and undermine respect for authority.
Those progressives who lived just over a century ago also knew exactly how they were going to accomplish the destruction of those key foundations. Their plan was to use public education. They knew that having America’s kids for 6-8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 9 months a year for 12 years would give them sufficient time to indoctrinate future generations, but it had to be done gradually at first. It didn’t take long for socialists to start infiltrating the American public education system. They have also infiltrated those who create school curriculum.
If you look at America today, you will see that their century old plan is rapidly coming to fruition. Never in the course of America’s history have there been members of Congress who openly admit to being socialists.
If you look at the curriculum being taught in many schools, you will see that a number of them today teach anti-American socialist views and it’s working to influence this generation and the one before it, and the influence is getting stronger every year.
Two years ago, in March 2017, the American Culture and Faith Institute revealed the results of a survey taken of the core beliefs of millennials. In that survey, they reported:
“Only twelve percent of millennials identify as conservative. Twenty-six percent are liberal. For adults older than 30, conservatives outnumber liberals two to one.”
“Almost have (44 percent) of millennials prefer socialism over capitalism.”
Two years later, a Harris Poll (which I do not have access to, so am using a secondary source), reports:
“An astounding 49.6 percent prefer to live in a socialist country.”
“A recent Harris Poll shows that over 73 percent of millennials and the younger generation Z agree that ‘government should provide universal healthcare’.”
Please note that government provided universal healthcare is socialism pure and simple.
Over the past couple of years, with the rise of socialistic attitudes by so many younger people, I have frequently commented that they say they want socialism, condemn capitalism and free enterprise while reaping the rewards of a capitalistic and free enterprise culture.
This contradiction was also revealed in the report:
“The kicker? 67 percent of these young folks also want high earnings as a result of free enterprise.”
“So, young people want socialism AND free markets? These two terms are so opposite that it makes me wonder if the young folks polled are able to actually define the term ‘socialism’.”
These confused people have been so brainwashed by the public education system that they fail to see or understand the contradiction between what they think they want and what they really want. They have this rosy picture of socialism, as promised by politicians like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. These socialist are promising free healthcare, free college tuition and a green energy deal that all combined comes with a price tag of at least $6 trillion or more a year.
Since the entire US budget is less than $4 trillion and that still leaves a deficit, guess where these socialists are planning on getting the money from?
Yep, you guessed it! From the hardworking capitalists who have prospered under a free enterprise system. But what happens when the capitalist free enterprise has been replaced by government-controlled socialism? The wealth stolen from the capitalists may pay for their free everything and green energy program for a year or two, but what happens after that when their wealth is gone?
Taxes, taxes and more TAXES!
The socialist government will be forced to drastically raise federal taxes on everything from food, services, manufacturing and even the free medical. What taxes don’t exist to be raised, will be created so they can increase them.
As you fill out your federal income taxes this year, realize that under these socialist Democrats, you can triple to quadruple your federal taxes in addition to paying higher taxes on everything you spend what’s left of your money on.
Now the really frightening part of all of this, as reported:
“This is deeply concerning because generation Z and millennials are expected to make up approximately 37% of the voting electorate in 2020.”
You can steadily increase that 37% every two years when new elections role around. It won’t be long until the older conservatives have died off and they are replaced by the younger socialists. This folks, is reality that paints a very bleak picture of America’s future, a future we hate to see our kids and grandkids face.
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