An op-ed piece in The New York Times today informs us that the millennial socialists are coming, after the victories of three progressive women running in Democratic primaries who are all endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America. And Michelle Goldberg would like to tell us why this is a good thing. These two paragraphs tell you all you probably need to know about Michelle:
Their races were part of a grass-roots civic renewal that is happening across this country, something that is, for me, the sole source of optimism in this very dark time. Marinating in the news in New York City, I’m often sick with despair. An authoritarian president of dubious legitimacy and depraved character is poised to remake America for generations with a second Supreme Court pick. The federal government is a festival of kleptocratic impunity. Kids the same age as my own are ripped from their migrant parents.
But all over the nation, people, particularly women, are working with near supernatural energy to rebuild democracy from the ground up, finding ways to exercise political power however they can. For the middle-aged suburbanites who are the backbone of the anti-Trump resistance, that often means shoring up the Democratic Party. For younger people who see Donald Trump’s election as the apotheosis of a rotten political and economic system, it often means trying to remake that party as a vehicle for democratic socialism.
The dumbing down of our children through disastrous education policies in this country over the past few decades is coming into fruition now. Even while people in failed socialist shithole Venezuela are hunting dogs, cats, and pigeons due to food shortages, we’re still told that socialism is the way of the future! Free shit for everybody! These women, running on platforms such as free education for all, abolishing ICE, and free healthcare for all, seem to have forgotten history, or more likely simply are ignorant of how socialism and communism turn out every single time. And further down in the article:
Many of the D.S.A.’s goals, reflected in Ocasio-Cortez’s platform, are indistinguishable from those of progressive democrats. But if the D.S.A. is happy to work alongside liberals, its members are generally serious about the “socialist” part of democratic socialist. Its constitution envisions “a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships.”
Talk of popular control of the means of production is anathema to many older Democrats, even very liberal ones. It plays a lot better with the young; one recent survey shows that 61 percent of Democrats between 18 and 34 view socialism positively. The combination of the Great Recession, the rising cost of education, the unreliability of health insurance and the growing precariousness of the workplace has left young people with gnawing material insecurity. They have no memory of the widespread failure of Communism, but the failures of capitalism are all around them.
Again, Michelle fails to point out the failures of socialism which are actually all around us. And I think she’s vastly underestimating how many people DO NOT want to live in a country envisioned on “a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships” within her own party or the country as a whole. The majority of people in our country, as it currently sits demographically, want equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome. That’s not sure to hold forever. As more low IQ people are allowed to come here, who are known to vote for bigger government, this attitude may change. And as they come in ever greater numbers, and as the national average IQ continues to drop, they will bring with them their failed policies from whatever failed countries they are abandoning. This is not magic dirt. If you moved the population of Mexico into Japan and the Japanese people into Mexico, things would be different. Japan would be Mexico on an island, to use a phrase Stefan Molyneux has used before. It would cease to be Japanese. The same thing applies here. As the population continues to be replaced, this country as we now know it to exist will change as well.
The veil is off completely. They are no longer even bothering to hide the fact that what they want is globalism. They’re openly advocating for abolishing ICE (leading to open borders) and centralizing many things which should be left to the free market, or what’s left of it anyway. I do not want to live in a socialist shithole. I’ve seen this movie too many times before. And I think (and very much hope) that there is still a number of center-left Democrats who think socialism is a step too far. Contrary to what they want you to believe, or fail to see, but this push towards ever more radical left policies will tear the Democratic party apart, not unify it. And I for one couldn’t be happier about that. Check out this video from Stefan Molyneux on population replacement for more information on why socialism needs to be stopped now before it’s too late.