The kids are NOT all right. Bernie Sanders is a dangerous old coot whose lies lead exactly where every socialist dream ends. And his young dumb hipster followers are A-OK with that, using Venezuela as an example to follow.
At least that’s what documentary producer Ami Horowitz found roaming the streets of Manhattan. His YouTube video “Viva La Venezuela!” would be side-splittingly funny if it wasn’t actually true. Unless one suspends disbelief and pretends this is Sasha Baron Cohen in “The Dictator,” it’s really terribly sad, not funny, to see people preferring food lines to unlimited opportunity.
Now, there may be some truth to the quote attributed to the late King Oscar II of Sweden:
A man who has not been a socialist before 25 has no heart. If he remains one after 25 he has no head.
These may be nothing more than young people with no world experience to propel them toward the hard truths of life. James Barrett at Daily Wire cited an October 2016 survey that showed 45 percent of Millennials would vote for “an open socialist” and 21 percent said they’d vote for “a communist.” Only one in four “knew that communism is responsible for the slaughter of over 100 million people.”
Yes, they’re ignorant.
But even when told about Venezuela’s food riots and shortages of just about everything–when at one time (when it was capitalist) the country boasted the highest per capita income in the world–these sad “equality” cultists still sided with the communists.
They agreed when Horowitz threw them obvious “this would be terrible for me” lines.
“If you gotta wait in line for stuff, we should all wait in line together,” Horowitz said. “Right,” and “essentially,” came the replies. “A lot like the rest of the world, which is far more dignified than us.” Yeah, ask a Venezuelan how dignified it is when his vote is meaningless, his money is worthless, and his stomach is foodless.
We must hope that these kids will grow up and become contributing members of society with functioning brains. If not, this is the generation that will one day run America, and we are all doomed.