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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 11:26:33 AM »
No, it didn't say that, but in fact, moron is a legal description of those below average intelligence.
Yes, our education system run by the Dims has generated an abnormally large group of economically challenged, or rather, purposefully kept them in the dark about how an economy work, so they would see communism in a better light.


Millennials: Communism sounds pretty chill

According to the latest survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a D.C.-based nonprofit, one in two U.S. millennials say they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist democracy.

What’s more, 22% of them have a favorable view of Karl Marx and a surprising number see Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un as “heroes.”

Really, that’s what the numbers show.


“Millennials now make up the largest generation in America, and we’re seeing some deeply worrisome trends,” said Marion Smith, executive director of the organization. “Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”

But do they even know what it is?

The survey, which was conducted by research and data firm YouGov, found that millennials are the least knowledgable generation on the subject, with 71% failing to identify the proper definition of communism.



https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millennials-communism-sounds-pretty-chill-2017-11-01

I heard about this survey on Rush's show today. He pointed out that a large percentage of those surveyed couldn't even define communism or socialism.

That was my very first thought when I saw this thing. How many millennials can even define communism or socialism or capitalism? These are not educated people; they are indoctrinated people. Seriously, how many of them even knew who Lenin was? How many of them knew that Stalin presided over the greatest collective mass murder in human history? Mao was right behind him. Hitler was a piker, a cheapskate, by comparison.

The only silver lining I see is Reagan's top ranking. But still, how many of these people remember him, or even know what he did and what he stood for?
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2017, 11:27:13 AM »
It doesn't have to be. Hillsdale College is one that leaps to mind. But, sad to say, Hillsdale is the extremely rare exception to the rule that, yes, college these days is just a joke.

There are indeed exceptions....
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2017, 11:37:43 AM »
I heard about this survey on Rush's show today. He pointed out that a large percentage of those surveyed couldn't even define communism or socialism.

That was my very first thought when I saw this thing. How many millennials can even define communism or socialism or capitalism? These are not educated people; they are indoctrinated people. Seriously, how many of them even knew who Lenin was? How many of them knew that Stalin presided over the greatest collective mass murder in human history? Mao was right behind him. Hitler was a piker, a cheapskate, by comparison.

The only silver lining I see is Reagan's top ranking. But still, how many of these people remember him, or even know what he did and what he stood for?
That sums it up in a nutshell. All these morons know about history can be found at a state fair where Che t-shirts and mirrors are up for sale.
They saw it, thought it looked cool, so they bought it, never having a clue as to what these people stood for, so when they see his name in a survey, they say: "Yeah, that's my guy."
Same went for Mao clothing which I saw a lot of in the Bay area in the 60s and 70s.
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2017, 11:58:39 AM »
That sums it up in a nutshell. All these morons know about history can be found at a state fair where Che t-shirts and mirrors are up for sale.
They saw it, thought it looked cool, so they bought it, never having a clue as to what these people stood for, so when they see his name in a survey, they say: "Yeah, that's my guy."
Same went for Mao clothing which I saw a lot of in the Bay area in the 60s and 70s.

Much has changed since I was in college '61-'65. I did not feel there was a lot of the indoctrination we see on campuses today. Of course, I came from a home and high school that EXPECTED good behavior personal responsibility. I think the majority of kids entering college today do not have the core values and principles we had 55 years ago. Consequently they are more susceptible to indoctrination.
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2017, 12:11:47 PM »
Much has changed since I was in college '61-'65. I did not feel there was a lot of the indoctrination we see on campuses today. Of course, I came from a home and high school that EXPECTED good behavior personal responsibility. I think the majority of kids entering college today do not have the core values and principles we had 55 years ago. Consequently they are more susceptible to indoctrination.
Very true, and this generation was sold on the lie, that if you didn't go to college, you'll always be a burger flipper.
I'd be willing to bet that most who went to college have nothing to show for their efforts in the long run, compared to those that did without. (govt jobs excluded, since they are a net drain on society)
Now there's a study I'd like to see.
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2017, 12:46:00 PM »
I heard about this survey on Rush's show today. He pointed out that a large percentage of those surveyed couldn't even define communism or socialism.

That was my very first thought when I saw this thing. How many millennials can even define communism or socialism or capitalism? These are not educated people; they are indoctrinated people. Seriously, how many of them even knew who Lenin was? How many of them knew that Stalin presided over the greatest collective mass murder in human history? Mao was right behind him. Hitler was a piker, a cheapskate, by comparison.

The only silver lining I see is Reagan's top ranking. But still, how many of these people remember him, or even know what he did and what he stood for?
Sadly, they do not know what socialism is, or capitalism, or any of the other forms. Most could not tell you who their congressman is, or their mayor. It does make me wonder what the ell is going on in schools.

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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2017, 01:51:10 PM »
Very true, and this generation was sold on the lie, that if you didn't go to college, you'll always be a burger flipper.
I'd be willing to bet that most who went to college have nothing to show for their efforts in the long run, compared to those that did without. (govt jobs excluded, since they are a net drain on society)
Now there's a study I'd like to see.

I've never seen a study yet that showed no net difference between incomes of college grads and non-college grads. But..... One must consider who's doing the studies.

That said, the education industry in the US is now almost completely a state-run business. The money -- by illegal executive fiat of Barack Obama -- is now completely controlled by the national government. Only a handful of colleges -- such as Hillsdale, which I mentioned before -- can claim any independence from the deep state straitjacket.

These days, colleges nurture and manufacture automatons, weird, fragile robots devoted to the perpetuation of the cocoons from which they emerged.
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2017, 05:17:57 PM »
I've never seen a study yet that showed no net difference between incomes of college grads and non-college grads. But..... One must consider who's doing the studies.

That said, the education industry in the US is now almost completely a state-run business. The money -- by illegal executive fiat of Barack Obama -- is now completely controlled by the national government. Only a handful of colleges -- such as Hillsdale, which I mentioned before -- can claim any independence from the deep state straitjacket.

These days, colleges nurture and manufacture automatons, weird, fragile robots devoted to the perpetuation of the cocoons from which they emerged.
Exactly! The only studies you would find would be slanted hard left in colleges favor, simply because private entities have no reason to do such a study, there's just no profit in it or reason to do one.
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2017, 05:23:06 PM »
I didn't read the article or every post so I may be stating something already observed or explained in the article but.....




I am pleasantly shocked Obama isn't on the list......whats up with that?

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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2017, 04:49:57 AM »
I didn't read the article or every post so I may be stating something already observed or explained in the article but.....




I am pleasantly shocked Obama isn't on the list......whats up with that?
I'm guessing he polled among the bottom ones and was left off the list because of that. Kinda like his college grades.  birth certificate. accomplishments. papers written when younger. any original thoughts....

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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2017, 05:01:40 AM »
I didn't read the article or every post so I may be stating something already observed or explained in the article but.....




I am pleasantly shocked Obama isn't on the list......whats up with that?

Yeah, that is kinda interesting, but a little digging tells the story. The actual study itself is not easy to find, and isn't linked to in the article quoted in the OP. (It's here.)

If you look carefully, you'll find what appears to be the actual question wording for each part of the survey. In the case of the graphic shown in the OP, the question was, " How would you describe each of the following?" In other words, Obama (along with a great many other historical figures) was probably not an option. But the published study question doesn't say how the word "hero" enters into the picture.
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2017, 04:13:34 PM »
However if one is a millennial and have your head on straight the WORLD is yours for the taking. This is a entitlement generation and working is not a priority. If one has a work ethic and some ambition they will succeed because the generation of millennial most are lazy or have any kind of work ethic. They will eventually come around in their 40’s or 50’s but by then the ship has left the dock a long ago. Great time to be a millennial with ambitions  and work ethic because one has very little competition in that generation . :popcorn:

You are dead on the mark!
Those who do, are climbing the ladder of employment, innovation, leadership & wealth faster than any other generation before them.

Talking with a 40-something guy, married with 2 kids, wife works.  Combined income is decent, but his or her's alone, they'd starve.  Neither one went past High School, Trade School - and now they complain they "can't go back to school and learn how to do something else".  Night school - out of the question... I guess that's TV time.

This is what awaits everyone who sits on their ass waiting to be entertained, instead of applying themselves.   Sadly, they're more likely to become dependent, enslaved, morons - voting Democrat.
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2017, 12:48:04 PM »
Is it only the millennials? Consider a moment.
For the vast majority, the badge of the "educated" is a
credential; (BA / MBA / PhD; and so on); a modern fad.
The Ancients, the Scholastics, those of the Renaissance
and so on, had no such illusions; as they were self-taught.
I suggest our lack of the perspective of history plays
a grave role in our chronic malaise.
We simply do not understand the what and why of that
which is occurring all around us because we have become
to lazy to reflect and learn.
 

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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2017, 01:03:06 PM »
Is it only the millennials? Consider a moment.
For the vast majority, the badge of the "educated" is a
credential; (BA / MBA / PhD; and so on); a modern fad.
The Ancients, the Scholastics, those of the Renaissance
and so on, had no such illusions; as they were self-taught.
I suggest our lack of the perspective of history plays
a grave role in our chronic malaise.
We simply do not understand the what and why of that
which is occurring all around us because we have become
to lazy to reflect and learn.

Reminds of a neighbor I had in MS in the early 70's. He struggled to get through Auburn and his wife was a straight A student at Alabama. Having some beverages one night he said, "It is not hard to graduate with an A average. It is hard work to graduate with a D+ average." That has stuck with me for all these years.
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Re: Study: One Third Of Millennial are Morons
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2017, 02:34:15 PM »
Is it only the millennials? Consider a moment.
For the vast majority, the badge of the "educated" is a
credential; (BA / MBA / PhD; and so on); a modern fad.
The Ancients, the Scholastics, those of the Renaissance
and so on, had no such illusions; as they were self-taught.
I suggest our lack of the perspective of history plays
a grave role in our chronic malaise.
We simply do not understand the what and why of that
which is occurring all around us because we have become
to lazy to reflect and learn.

Very well said. It's okay to learn from others but at some point, if you're going to do much, you have to figure out how to learn without a crutch.

 

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