Millennials and college students love to love socialism and preach it far and wide. The wretched rot in Venezula doesn’t move them to question their socialist ideology because, I guess, Venezuela is far away and they can ignore it. The response they usually give to a challenge is that capitalism simply isn’t “fair.”
Never mind that capitalism has enabled their parents to send them to college where they can avoid daily labor while they indulge themselves in uptopian fantasies. Never mind that every where socialism has been tried it results in a small class of wealthy rulers whose greed and totalitarian impulse makes everyone else poor and miserable. But hey, at least the poor and miserable are all equally miserable. Equality, at last!
Turns out, however, these young socialist-minded brats want nothing to do with any socialist idea that would force them to share their hard-earned achievements with others who have achieved less.
Many students at Davidson College recently responded in anguish and outrage after some conservative students filmed a video asking people on campus if they would sign a petition to redistribute GPAs for the sake of “education equality.”
Many students refused to sign the petition, saying it wasn’t fair for a variety of reasons, including that people who earned their As should keep their As, and that students who are given good grades without hard work might not be inspired to improve.
When they found out their hypocrisy had been exposed they were predictably mad as hell:
But after students discovered later the petition was a hoax played on them by conservative students in an attempt to illustrate the unfairness of wealth distribution, they hastily called a teach-in at the campus union at which they denounced the effort and vented their frustration.
Some students said the fake petition made them struggle with feelings that they do not belong at Davidson, while others aggressively attacked the video, calling it “oppressive,” “illegally filmed,” and “inflammatory bullsh*t,” according to a video of the April 27 teach-in on Facebook.
You’d think that maybe a college student would welcome the opportunity to think a little about what he or she believes. No, they didn’t go to college to develop critical thinking skills. Especailly these days, when it’s near impossible to find a professor willing to encourage objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.