Campus Reform interviewed some college students about Socialism. According to these students, it’s the best thing since sliced bread. The only thing is, they don’t know what Socialism means. See the clip.
Socialism has caused problems everywhere it has been tried. It is currently ruining Venezuela. It has also ruined every Communist country (since Communism is Socialist at heart). It has a very well-known history of causing economic misery. Socialism promises to help everyone but only succeeds in making all but the elite miserable.
So it’s not hidden information. But these students have not taken the time to find out the truth. All they know is that it sounds cool. They have heard their friends talking about Socialism and decided it was okay. And their friends heard it from somewhere. And so on.
This happens all the time in society. We get our worldview from our friends. Many of us don’t really examine beliefs and select what is the right one. Instead, we just adopt the views of those around us, often without any skepticism.
But it takes maturity to actually question what we believe and learn what works in the real world.
We know that plenty of people get happiness by simply giving to others. It’s been known for quite some time that , if you are depressed, you should try to do something for someone else. It’s great therapy. Also, Christianity and other religions talk about the value of giving to others . It’s not just for their benefit. It’s also for our benefit.
There’s a great deal of fear going around these days if you do something that is either considered politically incorrect or against what liberal minded groups want. The LGBT crowd has been doing this for quite some time, which is why they exert such a strong influence despite their very small numbers. Those promoting climate change also have been successful for the same reason.
There seems to be a great impatience with trying to use reason and logic in arguing one’s point in winning over those who oppose you. It’s astounding that students are now able to force professors to be afraid to teach something they don’t like.
Eventually, truth always wins out . This is what happened to communism even after decades of an educational system in countries that denounced capitalism. But when truth is not allowed to speak, great damage is done until it finds its voice.
Moral blackmailing, vilification, and intimidation appears to be primary tactics of many liberal groups these days. It is interesting to see what they do when they turn on themselves, as happens currently in the California legislature.
Stephen Hawkins extreme prediction of the earth becoming like Venus is interesting. Scientists have already indicated that this is not what is expected to happen if CO2 continues to climb. First, there is the scientism worldview that believes that anything that someone of science says must be true. That is a naïve worldview because science is sometimes wrong, and scientists sometimes have nonscientific bones to chew. For instance, scientist sometimes just want money for their pet projects. And they may exaggerate just to get funding. Not to say that all of them do, but it is a motivation for some.
Second, here’s the question of Hawkins reason for making such an extreme prediction. Most of us hold him in high regard simply because of his credentials. Recently, Hawkins changed his prediction that we have thousand years before the extinction of mankind to a new prediction that we only have 100 years. He gave no scientific basis for that, he simply made a prediction. Why 1000 years? Why 100 years? That is incredible rounding . Why not 1236? Why not 73? It makes you wonder if he’s just simply shooting from the hip based on a feeling he has. That’s not science.
Let’s get beyond the politics of this one. What do you think goes on in the minds of teens if they are not taught sex education that would bring about this decrease?