Many Millennials have unabashedly embraced socialism, as exemplified by the newly-elected New York Congresswoman, Victoria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on a platform advocating free nationalized health care, free college education, free housing, and a guaranteed Minimum Wage of $15 per hour.
Inherent in their socialist enthusiasms, Millennials have unwittingly adopted the concept of “utopianism.” Traditionally, this notion has been promoted by the left, namely, that it is possible to create an idealized society or “utopia” on Earth, where everything is “fair” and “equal,” and everyone is free to fulfill their aspirations. Its vague and ambiguous nature allows everyone to fantasize their own image of an ideal society, much like a Rohrshach Test.
Socialist appeals to “utopian” fantasies have always been an essential element of their recruitment. Their promises of an “ideal” or “utopian” society reflect the extent to which delusion and fantasy can replace reason and historical perspective. This is true not only among those of limited intelligence, but also among our ostensibly “enlightened” elite found in academia and government.
In a bygone era — when people were truly educated rather than merely indoctrinated — socialism was a “tough sell,” because the Soviet Union and Eastern “Bloc” nations were a grim reminder of what socialism really meant in practice, despite its “utopian” promises. It was abundantly clear to most normal people that a state given the power to nationalize everything could quickly become a 6,000-mile-long Gulag.
However, since recent college graduates know less about history and political economics than the average Sixth Grader of 50 years ago, the utopian vision has become a much easier fantasy to sell. It also doesn’t help the causes of reason and logic that the “Democrat” Party, academia and the Corrupt Leftist Media are feverishly engaged in promoting those very socialist fantasies.
Thus, the very societal institutions designed to educate and inform the public have, themselves, “drunk the Kool-Ade” and become as delusional as the low-IQ crowd. To ordinary people who have retained sanity and judgment, none of this makes any sense: On a daily basis we are subjected to politicians, celebrities and a Corrupt Leftist News Media that espouse utopian fantasies that have been discredited for hundreds of years.
History is cluttered with the remains of earlier efforts to establish “utopian” societies. One of the more interesting involves our Pilgrim forebears, and it took place right here on the North American Continent. It has many profound lessons for us today, even 400 years later:
Despite the quaint narrative taught in school as part of an on-going “multiculturalism hustle,” Thanksgiving has nothing to do with Indians saving the early colonists. That never happened: Instead, the holiday we recognize as Thanksgiving was originally America’s national holiday in which our Pilgrim forefathers celebrated their deliverance from socialism and collectivism.
The earliest recorded settlers in New England landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. On their voyage across the Atlantic, these Pilgrims established the Mayflower Compact, the first recorded instance of a socialistic political economy in North America. Among many other things, they agreed that everyone would contribute to a common store of food and other goods, and that each person would have an equal share in its ownership and use.
The Governor-General, William Bradford, wrote a detailed history of the Mayflower Company. In it he indicated that there was a great deal of sloth among some of the strongest and most able members, who felt it unfair that they should make a disproportionately large contribution to the common store, but in return, receive a share no greater than that of any other member, including those who contributed little or nothing.
Consequently, much arable land was left fallow, and by Fall, the already meager food stores began to dwindle. Approximately one-third of the Mayflower Company died that first winter and half died in the first year, most succumbing to starvation and diseases associated with starvation.
The following year, the socialistic elements of the Mayflower Compact were eliminated, specifically, those dealing with this “common store”
and the equal division of shares among members. The institution of private property was re-established and vigorously defended. Members were free to work for their own good, and were also free to dispose of the fruits of their labor as they, alone, saw fit.
As a consequence of the economic benefits of private property, the following year produced such an enormous bounty that these early colonists were beside themselves with gratitude to God. As a gesture of their gratitude, they established a national “Day of Thanksgiving,” and even chivalrously invited friendly Indians to share their bounty.
To those with the intellect and honesty to objectively look at the plight of public education, it should come as no surprise that the idiots who run our public schools have allowed the true meaning of Thanksgiving to be completely lost to the last several generations. Moreover, it’s doubtful most would impart its true meaning to a current generation of students even if they were aware of it, which few if any are.
The irony is, the very idiots who teach in and run our public schools would establish state socialism tomorrow if they could, never having themselves, learned the lessons of the Mayflower Compact or the reality of socialism’s “utopian” fantasies.
Thus, they and their ideological allies like Victoria Ocasio-Cortez continue to impart their collectivist fantasies and other delusional forms of ignorance to their wards, and rob them not only of their rich cultural heritage, but also one of the most important lessons that history has to teach us.