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6 Lies Millennials Must Reject

Challenging the unspoken assumptions in Rolling Stone's call for millennial communism.

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Walter Hudson

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January 8, 2014 - 7:00 am
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At nearly five years old, my firstborn routinely disputes rules with his mother and me. Cookies shall be served for dinner, he declares. Though he must ultimately yield to our authority, we cannot claim to have actually changed his mind. As far as he is concerned, cookies remain the first and best option.

This tendency among youth to reject the thinking of their elders continues even into adulthood and leaves them vulnerable to manipulation by those who would use that trait to fulfill ulterior motives. “Do you always do what your parents say?” more than one tempter has asked.

It’s that age-old desire to break free of generations past which Rolling Stone contributor Jesse A. Myerson appeals to in his recent piece “Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For.” A brief list of the political left’s most radical policy proposals, the piece launches from the suggestion of youth superiority. Myerson writes:

Here are a few things we might want to start fighting for, pronto, if we want to grow old in a just, fair society, rather than the economic hellhole our parents have handed us.

Silly elder, reform is for kids. The list includes guaranteed jobs, which you won’t necessarily need because there’s also a guaranteed income and public ownership of everything. It’s basically Gotham under the revolution of Bane.

It’s not what Myerson presents so much as what he takes for granted which deserves rebuttal. His proposals proceed from unspoken assumptions which have been promoted in the popular culture by an organized Left, manipulating the nation’s youth into sacrificing their future. Here are 6 lies millennials must reject to live free.

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Unfortunately, Myerson is not the result of excessive cannabis testing at Rolling Stone, but of the American public education system.

As long as we subsidize the teaching of Marxism - rarely discussed at length in economics courses, but pervasive in English, Literature, History, Poli Sci, Ethnic Studies, and most other "Humanities" classes - we will have the Myersons, full of utter nonsense but with equally full voting rights, entering society with a completely perverted view of the world.
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As you say, the liberal view of the world is a child's view of that world. It all seems to be based on a movie-type scenario where they have their stereotypes, each one of which is automatically assigned the role of good guy and bad guy, but independent of what those identities actually do.

It is fertile ground for both demagogue and bigot who elongate and exaggerate oppression narratives until Jim Crow is burning hot and no woman or gay person who ever lived was a bigot. People who are law-abiding are treated as if they are criminals and foreign nationals who break the law are Robin Hood's merry men.

With the impossibility of ever being immoral, it has created a free-fire zone of hate speech in a community that is so insulated the future President of the U.S. has to be tapped on the shoulder and told it is wrong to be in a racist cult for 20 years and anti-racist Melissa Harris-Perry has to be told "by the way your Romney joke-fest had more KKK than anti-racism in it." And still her supporters brand her, like the insane Cornell West, a premiere intellectual.

What that all does to America is create a climate where bigots are anti-bigots and people minding their own business are privileged colonialist racists who hate both gay folks and women and whose quotient of immorality also goes up by the dollar unless they have confessed their sins as have King Midas Joe Biden and John Kerry.

The youth of America have turned into an anti-intellectual mob convinced they are the exact opposite by virtue the fact they have so few brushes with harsh reality aside from the very programs and identities they protect that actually make their lives worse. Since there is no possibility of them being wrong, even when they are, they simply blame an identity.

They simply don't understand that when you support criminal behaviors you will eventually be robbed by people you have designated as incapable of robbery.
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Why Libertarianism Is So Dangerous

A former libertarian abandons his dream of a voluntary world and explains the potential worse case scenario after the overnight disappearance of government. The ending will SHOCK you!


DISCLAIMER: Most libertarians do support such a drastic change, and many might say something like: "liberty is a philosophical evolution, and not an overnight thing."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbNFJK1ZpVg&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL9325A6657749C526
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I'm 50 and I don't see why you can't have cookies for dinner. Ease up on the kid.
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In trying to be funny you have condemned the kid to a life *short one, of suffering.

The price of cookies for dinner is your life and the life of your progeny if you are so lucky as to be able to procreate...

Grow up.
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Childlike musings from a loser......... He probably believes he should immigrate to Colorado and get paid $100k per year by the government to assure "quality control" in the recreational pot industry.
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Money is urgent only when there is not enough of it. The same applies to freedom: If it does not appear under threat, the need to fight to preserve it becomes an abstraction. This is the source of rejection of personal responsibility and the building of character through service. This could change under a threat to freedom too ominous to ignore, like, God forbids, a really big terrorist event. Then freedom may become widely recognized a precious thing in imminent peril, and the energy to fight for it may be found in people who have taken everything for granted before. The pursuit of utopia maybe essentially a symptom of boredom. Too much unearned comfort, not enough realism! How often did history offer so much of it?
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Oh, gee Mr. Meyerson, we already have our quota of writers, they aren't actually doing anything that we would consider work anyway, so here's a shovel just report right over there to that guy in the leather overcoat and he will show you where to start digging. Don't worry, we will have someone else come along and cover your bod....uhh I mean fill it back up again.
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Well said. These are the same folks who think "free range chicken" just magically appears in the store or in their salad. No one actually cuts the head off, removes the gizards, or burns off the new feathers, or cooks it...it all just happens magically...
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It's not actually a "liberal" view. That's the funny thing. It just that the Democratic Party sells populist Marxism and anything else that will buy a vote.
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So, that's it ... communism then. It's worked so well elsewhere, after all.
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Excellent piece.

Freedom and liberty are indeed at the heart of both a healthy society and a healthy economy. Statism - whether based in fascism or communism - is a retreat into tyranny. Real, tangible wealth and prosperity start and grow in the minds of free people.
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