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    Reddit’s r/Socialism Survey: 48% Unemployed, 61% Live With Parents

    The stereotype of leftists and socialists on the right wing is one of spoiled losers, unemployed, listless, with no regard for economics or the law.

    But just how true is this stereotype?

    According to a public survey on Reddit’s r/socialism board, it’s painfully accurate. The survey was taken via Google Forms and asked the users a series of questions about their station in life and political views.

    According to the survey – in which the results were self-admitted by the predominantly leftist users of the board – 48% of the young socialists (nearly half) are unemployed, and a stratospherically high number of 61% still live with their parents.

    Furthermore, the results found that 69% of the board’s users were uneducated, 46% (nearly half) support violent riots, and just 14% support the constitutional definition of unlimited free speech.

    These percentages are both appalling and exactly what we expected at the same time.

    After the results of the poll were posted, members of Reddit’s r/Drama quickly found and posted the numbers to mock /r/socialism. As to be expected, the proponents of socialism were shredded in the comments for fulfilling the exact stereotype that we had long since suspected to be true on the far left – they are unemployed, uneducated communist losers.

    Reddit’s r/Socialism Survey: 48% Unemployed, 61% Live With Parents, 14% Support Free Speech

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    anyone not espousing Progressives Ideals / Agendas is derided or just out right banned
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    Any political party can seem palatable to a group of people that have yet to witness what the real world is like.
    Crybaby Cripplecrow Hanging on a Monkey's Toe Club

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    Not surprised.

    Personal interactions with that ilk taught me their characteristics years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn View Post
    Any political party can seem palatable to a group of people that have yet to witness what the real world is like.

    I've been trying to crystallize several basic truths
    about people - and life - and this points to one of them, which I've never been able to concisely describe, but so far it's :

    "It's always different when it's you - "

    When you've never had KIDS, you're a damned expert.
    When you don't pay the electric bill, it's ok to open the windows in the winter or summer or run the hot water all morning.
    Taxes are nothing to worry about if you never have to pay them.
    Addicted to prescription pain killers? Wimp! I sure don't need them.
    That flu is no big deal.
    You can't lose those fifty pounds? Heck I can lose five just like that!

    And my favorite - when do I get to be the boss? He has no idea how to run this place (that he founded years ago).
    Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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