Thread: Young People More Likely To Favor Socialism Than Capitalism: Pew

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    PORCUS MAXIMUS Rockntractor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I thought it was that a person is a liberal until he or she gets mugged!
    Robin of Berkley agrees with that statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Most 18 to 29 year olds are not fixed in their opinions. They change their opinions as they gain experience in the world.
    However, they are also the adult generation most closely associated with our current education system. Other surveys have shown that college tends to make students more liberal (or less informed, which is pretty much the same thing). Many of them will grow out of it as they pay taxes, get mugged, try to start a business (or keep one going) or otherwise interact with the real world. As Ronald Reagan said, the facts of life are conservative.
    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    This isn't really news. That old adage about being a liberal until you're 30 then being a conservative...or whatever it is.

    Besides, when you tell someone they can stay on their parents insurance until they are 26 why wouldn't they think socialism is such a great idea. No one is going to turn down free shit. The catch is that free shit is not sustainable. Everyone that pays for free shit knows this.
    It was Winston Churchill who said that if you are not a socialist before you are thirty, you have no heart, but that if you are still one after thirty, you have no brain.
    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I thought it was that a person is a liberal until he or she gets mugged!
    There's a conversion formula:

    A liberal who gets mugged becomes a conservative.
    A liberal who gets his first tax bill becomes a libertarian.
    A conservative who gets elected and stays in office long enough becomes a liberal.
    A conservative who wants to have a threesome becomes a libertarian.
    A libertarian who gets mugged becomes a survivalist.
    A libertarian who has a teenage daughter becomes a social conservative.
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