Illuminating a truly sad,
pathetic-- and terrifying-- version of Stockholm Syndrome,
a new poll has found that a stunning percentage of “Gen Z” Americans support
the idea of the government placing cameras in every home in order to prevent
crime and abuse. What could be the downside, right?
That finding was part of a Cato Institute poll of
2,000 Americans. Americans.
The poll asked whether respondents supported
installing surveillance cameras in every household to reduce domestic violence,
abuse, and other illegal activity.” What about invasion of privacy?
While “only” about 14 percent of Americans overall supported
the idea of Uncle Sam transitioning into Peeping Tom, an incredible 29% of
those under the age of 30 did. And fully 20% of those between the ages of 30
and 44 supported the idea of massive government surveillance of-- and intrusion
into—our formerly private homes.
One can picture a young man/woman/other/they,
thoroughly indoctrinated by academia and media their entire lives, saying: “Well,
yeah, if it would possibly prevent, like, misgendering and shit, then it would
be a good thing, right dude?”
To put it mildly, it is ironic that
many of the same people who scream “My body, my choice!” at conservatives are
okay with “My home, your domain!” when it comes to the government.
There are reasons, of course, why
so many young people purport to believe in Socialism…and appear more afraid of
true freedom than of big government controlling their lives and watching their
every move. Our educational system—indeed all of our major institutions—have
been entirely captured by The Left. Most have led lives of such ease and
softness that they are simultaneously filled with guilt and entitlement. They
have no firsthand knowledge of hardship and sacrifice. They haven’t lived
through the Cold War. They are no longer taught about the reality of all
Communist states, or of the 100+ million people who died at the hands of those
states in the last century alone.
Americans, once inarguably the most
fiercely independent people on earth, who believed in “pulling oneself up by
one’s own bootstraps,” are rapidly transitioning into a people who rely on
government from cradle to grave. And who are afraid to challenge the ubiquitous
leftist orthodoxy. We have become Germans of the Third Reich, docile and
propaganda-infused Soviet citizens of the mid-20th Century.
The first three words of the United
States Constitution are: “We the people.”
It is unbearably sad watching us
morph into “We the sheeple.”
Patrick Henry was 38 years old when
he said, “Give me liberty or give me death.”
Too many younger people today might
say to those who rule them, “Give us a universal basic income (UBI), and you
can spy on us all you want. If you don’t, we’ll vote you out of office…and set
fire to a city.”