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03 January 2017

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To quote Jane Searle, who is a Sydney Morning Herald commentator based in New York:

"Many of the middle class and poor know the American dream is dead: for many, no matter how hard they work, a comfortable life will not ensue. Stand among a crowd of Bernie Sanders supporters and you'll see that's well understood. That Sanders received so much support given the historic associations Americans have with socialism - and the poor job his campaign did explaining that "democratic socialism" is just a more ethical form of capitalism - points to a seismic shift among the younger generation. Throw forward 25 years, and this demographic will be a more potent political force, coupled with a population where white Americans are a minority".

She gives Trump 4 years or less in office.

I think you have confused socialism with communism Ross.

Like Phil, I can decry PNG government corruption. If someone like Gary Juffa can solve that, he’s got my full backing.

But unlike Phil, I certainly hope Juffa doesn’t become a rusted-on socialist like Bernie Sanders.

Socialism has now notched up one hundred years of failures. The latest example is Venezuela, a country with more oil that Saudi Arabia, but bankrupted by the socialist policies of Hugo Chavez, and whose people are now starving.

The welfare state has also wreaked havoc amongst black people in the USA. As George Mason University professor Walter E. Williams puts it: “The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn’t do, what Jim Crow couldn’t do, what the harshest racism couldn’t do. And that is to destroy the black family.”

Economist Thomas Sowell concurs: “The black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and discrimination, began rapidly disintegrating in the liberal welfare state that subsidized unwed pregnancy and changed welfare from an emergency rescue to a way of life.”

Bernie Sanders was lionised by “progressive” New York mayor Bill de Blasio. When de Blasio took office in January 2014, he pledged to fix New York’s 53,600 homeless. But by last December there were 61,000 homeless individuals in New York’s shelters.

You get the same BS with “progressive” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel who has overseen a soaring murder rate in his city. Everyone else is to blame but him.

Same thing when you look at things like education, under the sway of Left-wing ideologues in both the USA and Australia.

Although more and more money is poured into education, standards continue to decline. But Leftists refuse to believe there is anything wrong with their narrative, and their only answer is to demand ever more money.

This is the BS people are rejecting.

So I can agree with Hugh Mackay that all organisations can become corrupt, just as people, families and nations can become corrupt. But this corruption has happened on our watch—“the educated baby boomers, now in their sixties and seventies.”

It’s too easy to say scrap the lot and start over—that’s what communism, socialism and fascism sought to do. The answer is to reject what it is that has caused the corruption in the last 50 years—rejecting much of our own legacy.

Cartoonist Scott Adams suggested that the whole anti-Trump fraternity “look as though they are protesting Trump, but they are not. They are locked in an imaginary world and battling their own hallucinations of the future.”

Since the sixties, the Left-liberal consensus has worked to undermine traditional notions of decency, order, merit, and achievement. The election result was a sudden reversion to normality which came as a terrifying disillusionment.

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