Socialism – A Rebuttal

As pointed out in this Fox News Article, New group launches to warn young people about socialism, a shocking poll by Gallup revealed that 58% of Americans between 18 and 34 years old, believe that socialism is good. What may be even more shocking is that in 2017, according to this ZeroHedge article, 40 Percent Of Americans Now “Prefer Socialism To Capitalism”, indicating a rise of 18 percentage points in 2 years.

It is no doubt that the mainstream talking head channels pretending to be media, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, the AP, Washington Post, Huffington Post, VOX, etc., holding their socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on a pedestal not seen in American politics, has helped garner support for one of the most restrictive and oppressive ideologies ever conceived.

But, even though the “fake news” mentioned above garners national spotlight and T.V. airtime, they are not the only influences on America’s youth. Since the beginning of civilized society, educational institutions have been used to influence the beliefs of individuals. Today’s schools are no difference. From kindergarten, to elementary school, to middle school, to high school, and finally to universities, the ability for “teachers” to influence our children with their own personal beliefs is growing at an exponential rate.

In today’s school systems, parents have no control over the content that is taught, or left out, in curriculum. This applies especially to universities where outspoken socialists are employed to, for lack of a better phrase, indoctrinate the vulnerable. Those most open to influence. When their views are challenged, freedom of speech and thought are oppressed on campus. This Bloomberg article from 2015, When Students Are Afraid To Speak Up, raises these concerns. But perhaps even more disturbing, with the Democratic party pushing and condoning violence, that has led to the shooting of a U.S. Congressman, and a mass shooting in Dayton Ohio, according to another survey, Most US College Students Fear Expressing Political Views, 33% believe that physical violence is ok.

It is no doubt that the mainstream talking head channels pretending to be media, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, the AP, Washington Post, Huffington Post, VOX, etc., holding their socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on a pedestal not seen in American politics, has helped garner support for one of the most restrictive and oppressive ideologies ever conceived.

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

Definition of socialism

1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods 2a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state 3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

What is not taught in schools, apparently, anymore is the history of socialist regimes (including the NAZIs) that no longer exist, or even current events of socialist countries, that mainstream talking heads (MTH) CNN, MSNBC, et al mentioned earlier, bury in the last pages of oblivion.

2019 10 Best Places to Get a Fresh Start – 10th Tallahassee? NOT

Probably the outright must laughable, if not outright false, mention about Tallahassee in Livability’s 2019 10 Best Places to Get a Fresh Start is “Tallahassee is a fantastic place to grow your career.”

It seems that some editorial writer (fiction writer maybe?) at Livability.com decided to write a fantasy article about Tallahassee, Florida. I am not certain that this person has ever been to Tallahassee, perhaps just a fleeting moment on passing through on I-10.

The article wherein Tallahassee Florida ranked number 10, was under a “Best Places To Live” section. That, in and of itself, is enough for a resident to double over laughing. They then titled the editorial 2019 10 Best Places To Get A Fresh Start. For who, the criminal?

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Tallahassee Florida Top 100 Hundred Best Places To Live? Not As A Resident | RecreationalWriter.com

These are just a few most notable differences that a life-long Tallahassee Florida resident has with a fairytale-esque article rating Tallahassee Florida as Top 100 Places to Live. If you do not want to earn a decent living due to a wealthy monopoly, then maybe.

Around the first of April, 2019, local media outlets such as the Tallahassee Democrat and WCTV went wild reporting that Tallahassee Florida was ranked in the top 100 best places to live. In fact, the Tallahassee Democrat gloated with a section of “notable mentions.” Among these “notable mentions,” Local Dream Job:
Instructor leading FSU’s circus courses
and
Top Industries and Employers: State of Florida, FSU and local public schools.

The opinion was given that Tallahassee Florida was one of the Top 100 Places to Live by a site called Livability.com. They say, “Tallahassee has all the perks (and youthful energy!) of a college town with the connectedness and economic benefits that comes with being the center of state government — and a cost of living that won’t break the bank.” As an actual resident who has lived in Tallahassee Florida their entire life (over forty-years), and not just someone writing about a town in which they likely have never lived, I can unequivocally say that they are wrong. Well, except for their “Top Industries” which should actually read “Only Industries.”

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Information Technology (IT) Jobs (Is It For Me?) | RecreationalWriter.com

But is that not what Information Technology jobs are about? From my fifteen years’ perspective with Information Technology jobs? I offer you a resounding . . . NO. In fact, a Hell no in this context may be appropriate.

Of all of the degrees available, why did you choose Computer Science?

I was asked that very question in an interview recently. In nearly fifteen-years working in the Information Technology jobs industry, I cannot recall ever being asked that question, and, frankly, it made me pause. After fifteen years of the demands of the industry, the lack of sleep, the loss of family time, the loss of time in general, I was not sure that I could remember why I decided to pursue Information Technology jobs as a career.

I recovered, falling back to my love as a kid for building computers, breaking them, figuring out why they broke, and then fixing them. That to me was an Information Technology job. Creativity. Puzzles. Challenges. And ultimately, at least a majority of fun.

But is that not what Information Technology jobs are about?

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