The vast majority of every new generation want to make society a better place. They support policies that they believe will contribute to making society fairer and “nicer.” As they age their altruism may tilt toward self-enrichment and self-protection at the expense of fairness (cronyism), but initially their motives are pure. The key issue is what policies they believe will help make society a better place. “The-search-of-purpose-nature-and-nurture-genes-and-culture”
We can be thankful that American voters in throwing out a dishonest, divisive, egomaniac didn’t endorse the socialist wing of the Democratic Party. We seem to have moved back to the broad center. “Dan Mitchell–a victory for Biden-a defeat for the left” It is hard to know where to look for and find the truth today, and our society will suffer because of that. But as we review and debate the policy proposals of a Biden administration, we must remember that we are all looking for the truth about what will make our society better (fairer, freer, and more virtuous). We must listen to each other’s concerns and carefully evaluate each other’s proposals. But we have a duty to ourselves and our neighbors to study history for what has worked and what hasn’t and to do our best to understand why limited government and maximum reliance on our own decisions and the decisions of our neighbors is the best framework in which to help make society better.
The growing number of today’s youth who look favorably at socialism (whatever they understand that to be) is worrying because it reflects an incorrect assessment of what socialism has always delivered. To today’s youth: If you really care about making society better, take the time to study the history of socialism and learn why it failed and is bound to fail and why societies that are freer and law abiding are both more virtuous and more prosperous. “Socialism-as-seen-by-millennials”
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Thanks, Warren. Unfortunately, today’s Universities are pervaded by cancel culture and do not encourage “listening to each other’s concerns and carefully evaluating each other’s proposals” (or what Pres. Clinton once called “civil engagement based on evidence and reason”). Diversity is celebrated so long as it doesn’t include diversity of thought.
Hmmm. It may be clear that most of those Biden defeated were pretty far on the Left, but that is insufficient to be sure Biden is a moderate. His first big decision was to choose as his running mate Kamala Harris — deemed by a non-partisan group as the most liberal/left member of the Senate. Farther to the Left then Sen. Sanders.
If, for whatever reason, Biden is unable to finish his four-year term, she will be president. That would seem to make Biden’s first important decision as the nominee a big nod toward the Left.
It is certainly a speculation about whether he’ll finish his term, but his choice of Harris is not steering toward the moderate-left.
I predict Biden will be overwhelmed by the progressives on the far left I don’t see good results from the new administration.