The lies youth are told

This links to an article  about young people coming to terms with it all, particularly as they have the vote so early now and looking at campus behaviour of late, it doesn’t offer too much hope:

Then I came across “The Return of Socialism” by Ben Domenech, who explains where we are right now. The Millennials think Socialism would be dandy, since they have no idea what it is, and really go for the idea of a free college education for all — instead of massive student debt for a college degree that doesn’t seem to be even getting them jobs. They don’t have the background or knowledge to know what Socialism is. Bernie really doesn’t either. He wants us to be like Denmark. But in America  a new Honda Accord costs around $22,000, in Denmark a new Honda Accord costs around $44,000, so most people just don’t have cars.

This is touched on by the Breitbart article on youth:

One of the most over-used myths is that British students would not be eligible for the Erasmus Scheme if we Leave the EU. This is complete rubbish. For those who do not know what the Erasmus Scheme is, it offers students at university a fantastic chance to study abroad.

However, young people are not told the Erasmus programme does not require EU membership! Erasmus+ is not limited to just EU States, or even just to the European Economic Area. The programme covers over 30 countries, including Macedonia and Lichtenstein, and has partnerships with many others such as Russia.

In fact its website states: “nearly every country in the world” is able to participate; EU and non-EU countries.

Continuing along the same theme, young people are also told if Britain votes to Leave the EU, we will risk losing over £1 billion worth of funding for Britain’s universities. Again, rubbish. They are not told this funding comes through the Horizon 2020 scheme – a scheme which also provides university funding to Iceland, Norway, Turkey and Israel – ie not because of our EU membership.

The comments are to the point:

We had the friends of our children around for dinner yesterday evening (all in their mid-20s, educated and apparently intelligent) and the topic of the referendum naturally arose.

I was staggered at their lack of knowledge of UK and European politics, the implications of the referendum and what was at stake. Two have not even bothered to register to vote, when asked why not the response of one was to say “I can’t be bothered”. To which, your Uncle Kensington’s blood pressure cranked up another notch and when it was pointed out that her ancestors had literally died to secure our freedoms, and hence a vote, she merely replied “so?”.

My personal and professional experience of dealing with under 25s in Britain is a depressing one, we all know about their (for the large part) poor grammar, vocabulary, manners, education, selfishness and boredom threshold. When these factors are combined it reveals an utter malaise on their part to see how the EU has blighted their lives, and will continue to do so forever more.

I am doing my part to help their understanding of what is at stake and to ensure they vote, we must all do our part in the next four months. The consequences of a failure to leave are just too horrendous to contemplate.

There’s a poll trumpeted at the Wail, saying 2:1 of the 1004 asked were for staying in, following Dave’s Debacle. That does not accord with what I’m hearing at ground level but I acknowledge that that is no poll.

One reader at Breitbart wrote:

As for me I was canvassing in Corby this weekend and in Rothwell last weekend with ‘Grassroots out’. The publicly released opinion polls of opinion being 50/50 split is pure propaganda, 5 to 1 are in favour of leaving, with the largest group being undecided.

Hmmmm. We shall see.

[H/T correspondent Rossa’s mother]

1 comment for “The lies youth are told

  1. Hereward Unbowed.
    February 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    My personal and professional experience of dealing with under 25s in Britain is a depressing one, we all know about their (for the large part) poor grammar, vocabulary, manners, education, selfishness and boredom threshold. When these factors are combined it reveals an utter malaise on their part to see how the EU has blighted their lives, and will continue to do so forever more.

    What with Xfactor circuses and PL wall to wall advertised as some constant titanic gladiatorial contest but which in fact is really very poor fare…………..but they cannot distinguish nor divine it.

    Addicted to ‘puter games, regular abusers of weird mind bending drugs and without any sort of social graces (like saying hello in the street would be a start).

    Observe a bunch of kids out together, they get a lager, a pizza, burger or even sit in a real restaurant!. Where, they sit down and continue to punch and play mobile phones all the while sitting in silence (usually grateful for that), or…..plugged in and listening to contemporary mostly nu rhythm and blues (and nothing like proper R&B) muzak which is, all moronic, stupor inducing repetitive dirges of cacophonous noise.

    TPTB have waved their wands, dumbed them down and now have them as putty in their hands. As drones and slave workers of the future, changed through evangilization and or all slaughtered in their beds by the new invaders from the east and with their cult of death in the wake – because that is what is coming.

    Oh dear God, unarmed naifs and clueless at that, It’ll be a bloodbath.

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