Sanders fans are blind to reality of socialism
. . . which shows that inexperience allows all manner of irrational behavior.
"It is especially interesting that the primary drivers of this shift are college-age voters and their mentors on the left who teach them."
Not really, neither has any real life experiences. The only difference between the two is that those in the Academe have more time in the saddle as student and have attained more degree status. Otherwise, they have few life experiences related to the real world, business, etc.
"In college town after college town, Sanders turns out huge crowds, chanting his name and exalting his causes: the redistribution of wealth and the destruction of those deemed to be undeserving of their economic success."
To children who know nothing of hard work, making a payroll, or year after year of long arduous work hours, it is easy to believe that the economically successful had it as easy as the student in obtaining a grade. But working for money is not like working for a grade. The grade inflation has made grades nearly valueless. While people outside of government still value a buck, and tend to hold it tightly.
"It is an interesting choice. Socialism is one of those ideas that has great theoretical attractiveness but a record of massive practical failure. The devastation — not just economic but also in terms of human suffering — that has been wrought in the name of the greater good of a socialist system is staggering."
Agreed, on paper socialism is the best system ever. In reality, it is nothing but tyranny freed from restraint, which always results in millions murdered. Only the young and/or inexperienced could follow a system so bloody, and immoral.
Socialism is simply greed, and authoritarian violence allowed off leash.
"Maybe what needs to be fixed is not our market economy but our educational system. It skips over teaching the historical and undeniable failures of socialism and thus leaves our students totally unprepared to evaluate whose ideas will work best in leading our nation and improving our quality of life."
True, and it really is much worse than Mr. Gregg is allowing. We should end state funding now!
Parents and Universities are failing our children . . .
Teachers, and professors are increasingly indoctrinating our children with irreducible nonsense, and even damaging beliefs like the one where socialism is great and will improve the lives of all American.
We could use a revolution about now.