Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Learn To Code

We know that Bernie Sanders supporters tend towards the young. No surprise, the young have always leaned toward liberal ideas - and yes, even socialism – before being mugged by reality.

But wait, this time there’s more. This generational cohort’s support for socialism, which keeps showing up with each new poll, is something more than youthful idealism. It’s the result of years of indoctrination disguised as education. The propagandization of America may well be complete.

How else to explain this recent Zogby poll? Both Gen Z and Millennials think that diversity is more important than merit in the workplace.

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As does Gen X. Most disturbing however is the fact that even large numbers of Boomers and beyond have been trained to reflexively give the politically correct response to this question.

Another result of generational indoctrination: the yutes (Gen Z and Millenials) and the not-so-yutes (Gen X)believe that the purpose of business is tending to global warming, not creating jobs and economic stability.

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The key findings from the survey:

  • Millennials are highly networked, steeped in technology, diverse. They believe diversity, not merit, is paramount to creating the ideal workplace.
  • They are more likely to feel that global warming is man-made and believe protecting the environment should top job creation.
  • They believe in “the wisdom of the crowd” over formal institutions like political parties and churches.
  • Millennials are a window into the future of the younger Gen Z which is even more diverse and plugged in.

“We are not talking about just a group of late teens and 20-somethings who are different and will get over it once they settle down. We are talking about 18- to 40-year-olds whose numbers are massive, who have access to information that we don't have, are impatient with the way we dawdle, and know how to organize via their own networks. Congress beware. Republicans and Democrats beware. Corporations and bureaucrats beware.” – John Zogby.

This is Zogby’s key takeaway:

• Look for our future leaders to be less focused on hierarchy as Millennials bring their network-based approach to problem-solving into communities, the workplace, and ultimately government. In other words, expect to varying degrees the call for a transformation of power away from centralized institutions as we see this already playing out in the world of blockchain technology.

What pray tell, is “blockchain technology?” 

It is the internet technology used by Bitcoin to run its cryptocurrency. There is no central authority, it is simply a time-stamped series of immutable records that is managed by a cluster of computers not owned by any single entity. It is potentially an industry disrupting technology.

Key point: no central authority – that seems somehow contradictory to Millennials knee-jerk reaction to want government to do everything. I wonder if they’ve thought this whole thing through.

As explained by Blockgeeks a blockchain ‘is the very definition of a democratized system.’ It contains a shared and incorruptible digital ledger of transactions, economic or otherwise, that anyone can see, but nobody can alter.  By nature every transaction is transparent and everyone involved is accountable.

Blockchain is the most disruptive invention since the Internet itself

Huh, how about that? I say let’s use blockchains for the governing process in that event. And especially for  voting. It will make it much easier to ferret out all the dead Democrats, non-citizens and double-dunkers.

So here’s my advice if you want to stay in the game – and this applies to journalists as well as their overlords in the Democratic party -

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