The Confusion of Being Social in America
The millennials tend to look at being social as a gathering or party given by an organized group and a place where one can sort of “hang out” like online with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. So it stands to reason that social millennials look at America become a social nation as appealing, after all we already have social media and social security, right?
We’ve been hammered by socialists such as Bernie Sanders since the 1980’s and that’s longer than his fan base has been alive. The midterm elections brought forth another younger version of Bernie Sanders in the persona of New York bartender turned socialite and now Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-NY who self identifies as the new “Boss” in the House as she touts her New Green Deal.
Let’s digress back to the 1992 National Council for the Social Studies officially adopted definition of Social Studies “as the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence”. www.definitions.net/definition/social+studies
The national curriculum standards for social studies represent educators’ best thinking about the framework needed to educate young people for the challenges of citizenship. Note. The definition was officially adopted by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in 1992. www.socialstudies.org/standards/execsummary
Social studies is a field of study that seeks to unify the diverse subjects of history, politics, economics, sociology, geography and anthropology, ultimately aiming toward a comprehensive understanding of society www.reference.com › Social Sciences
When we look at the word “Social” in the context of the adjective form we are led to believe that socialism will be characterized by friendly companionship or relations like in a social club with others in one big happy community as people are meant to be social beings.
Relating to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations: a social club.
Seeking or enjoying the companionship of others; friendly; sociable; gregarious
Of, relating to, connected with, or suited to polite or fashionable society: a social event.
Living or disposed to live in companionship with others or in a community, rather than in isolation: People are social beings.
A social gathering or party, especially of or as given by an organized group: a church social.
Digital Technology = social media: photos posted to social.
All this talk about real world socialist governments in countries such as Venezuela failing is just falling on deaf ears because of the pie in the sky everything is beautiful rantings of college indoctrinated liberals with the mistaken belief that others have simply gone a socialism the wrong way and they will not make those same mistakes.
I guess that is a natural progression from the standard bearers of the old (and I do mean old) guard of liberal Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein and others who have held the liberal party together with grit and determination (fear and intimidation) the likes of which “Flex Seal ®” could not fix.
What’s so bad about socialism you might ask? Well take a look at the success stories of places like Cuba, North Korea, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar (Burma) where socialistic communism or fascistic government dictators maintain order by force and fear of death. I say to those still undeterred that taking a sabbatical to one of these paradises for a minimum of 1 year should pretty much open the eyes of those blinded by the lure of socialism.
Socialism is not Facebook or Instagram pie in the sky. – I am the Real Truckmaster!