Thursday, April 09, 2009

OMG, so many Americans are morons (and most are Democrats): From Rasmussen:

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better. Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided.
Hmmm, what d'ya bet the morons are Democrats?

There is a partisan gap as well. Republicans - by an 11-to-1 margin - favor capitalism. Democrats are much more closely divided: Just 39% say capitalism is better while 30% prefer socialism. As for those not affiliated with either major political party, 48% say capitalism is best, and 21% opt for socialism.


Anonymous said...

I doubt they truly know what socialism is? To the average American socialism probably means what life looks like in Western Europe? Western Europe isn't even truly socialism, like what was seen in East Germany, The USSR, or Cuba and N. Korea today.

At the same time, this doesn't surprise me, as something like 80% of Americans don't believe in evolution! That's even scarier, IMO.

The scariest idea would be a multicultral, socialist, Christian State. The thought of this makes me want to throw up.

Anonymous said...

There is no consensus definition for the word "socialism", so it is pretty stupid to argue who are the true adherents. If we define socialism as "state ownership of industry", then I guess you would be right that the USSR is more socialist than Western Europe, but if we are defining socialism as "collective ownership of industry", it would be hard to claim that an autocratic state where the proletariat have zero say about how industry is run is less socialist than Western European states where the people have a degree of indirect influence over state-owned industries through democratically elected representatives.


Anonymous said...

Believing in: talking serpents, raining for 40 days & nights, strength determined by hair length and resurrections is not moronic, no.

agnostic said...

People under 30 don't have any idea what socialism means, no matter which of the handful of definitions / schools you choose.

"Gee, social stuff sounds good -- so, sure, socialism!

Jewish Atheist said...

LOL, it's the Republicans' fault, the morons. They keep calling Obama a socialist. Americans like Obama. Ergo, Americans should like socialism.

And the party of MCain/Palin does not get ANY points for intelligence.

Why are you being so hostile to Dems lately? You know as well as I do that Dems are as smart on average as Republicans, if not more so. Quit being a douche.

Ron Guhname said...

JA: Let me get this straight. Dems get their understanding of socialism from moronic Republicans, and it's the Republicans who are dumb?

silver said...

Believing in: talking serpents, raining for 40 days & nights, strength determined by hair length and resurrections is not moronic, no.

Lol, Jews believe the craziest things don't they? They are just so dumb those people.

Anonymous said...

Get a dictionary and an atlas.

Socialism is not the opposite of capitalism.

The USSR was totalitarian with a communist flavor.

China is totalitarian with a capitalist flavor.

Many countries are capitalist, democratic and socialist. They are not mutuality exclusive.

Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Church charities are ALL socialist concepts. Give these up if you do not like socialism.