The Results of Public Education Were Profound in the 2022 Election
Public schools and universities have fulfilled their mission to produce good little Marxists
“The most erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else.”
― H.L. Mencken
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”
― H.L. Mencken, In Defense Of Women
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”
― H.L. Mencken, A Little Book In C Major
Regardless of your politics, it’s hard to argue that H. L. Mencken didn’t have his finger on the political pulse of the human race. A newspaperman, anti-capitalist, and a cynical observer of the human condition, Mencken remains one of the funniest commentators 67 years after his death.
The quotations cited above are among his best-known because they remain true and were confirmed to be so by this week’s mid-term elections. Millennials and Generation Z, or whatever generation they’re up to now, to the extent they could be enticed to put down their iPhones and iPads, broke decisively for the Democrats this month. They were one of the deciding factors in the impressive “red tsunami” that never occurred.
According to thehill.com:
Youth also overwhelmingly voted Democrat in the 2022 midterms, with rates almost identical to those seen in 2020. The Edison Research National Election Pool exit poll found 63 percent of young voters opted for Democrats in the House of Representatives race, while 35 percent voted for Republicans.
The United States is amid the highest inflation in forty years. According to pollster TIPP Insights:
True, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by the government last Thursday showed a 7.7% year-over-year price increase from October 2021 to October 2022, edging down from a rate of 8.2% in September. The CPI has declined steadily from a 40-year high of 9.1% in June to 7.7% in September.
Intriguingly, no media outlet bothered to inform its readers or viewers that the prices have increased by 13.3% under President Biden's watch between February 2021 and October 2022.
And the Democrats just voted for more of it.
They also voted for open borders admitting an unceasing flood of undocumented Democrats; rampant crime (appropriately enough, in Democrat-run cities but, hey, they voted for it); and infanticide up to the moment of birth and beyond.
Now that Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) and Gen Zs (born between 1987 and 2000) are of voting age, their impact is being felt at the polls. Most of them have been blessed with the finest education in our best universities. Steeped in Marxist ideology taught by aging hippies marinated in the protest movements of the 1960s, they’ve been taught that America is irredeemably racist and unfair and must be torn down and rebuilt. Socialism will be their salvation.
Gen Z pioneered the art of “quiet quitting;” show up for work, spend the day rearranging the pencils on your desk, then go home to do the real work of killing zombies in Call of Duty. Nice work if you can get it…and keep it. Unfortunately, they’re learning that their boomer bosses are not so stupid as they presume and quiet quitters are finding themselves at the tops of layoff lists.
They’ve learned that the fruits of others’ labors, born of success most of them will never experience, can be confiscated by the power of government and redistributed…to themselves. President Obama epitomized this attitude with his “you didn’t build that” statement. You didn’t build your company, so we’re justified in seizing it.
President Biden was successful in bribing the youth vote with his promise to forgive student loans. They found out what that was worth after a judge struck down the loan relief program as “blatantly unconstitutional” shortly after the election. Pay those loans back, suckers.
Youth support can also be explained, again as a product of the American education cabal, by their increasing embrace of socialism and a corresponding disdain for capitalism, i.e. exploitation of the masses.
Democrats have moved farther to the left and become almost indistinguishable from the Democratic Socialist Party epitomized by Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the so-called Squad.
The challenge for the Republicans is to get their act together, put forth good, solid candidates, and explain to voters why capitalism is superior to socialism. Most Republicans just want to be left alone, but pulling into their shells and hoping they won’t be noticed by the increasingly socialist left is not going to work.
Either the Right gets its act together or it should begin preparing for the Great Secession. It may be the only escape.