Leadership – Then Next Generation

Much has been written about the attitudes of the younger millennials.  The need for instant gratification, constant positive feedback, the demands for flexible schedules, work/play balance and the right to work from home.  Certainly, it has caused most of us that are in the older generation groups to shake our heads and mumble a lot

Now if all that doesn’t give you heartburn, this probably will.  Many of us were awed by the amount of support that Bernie Sanders garnered among these younger voters.  In fact, he quite possibly would have been the Democratic candidate without the harpooning of the DNC in concert with the Clinton group and some segments of the media.  Sanders is a self-proclaimed socialist and it was very disturbing to many of us that he stood in such favor with millennials.

A recent study brings the issue into a sharper focus.  The poll showed that 58% of the younger millennial group preferred living in a communist, socialist, or fascist country.  Only 42% favored a capitalist country.  64% had a favorable opinion of communism with only 44% saying they would be insulted to be called a communist.

It is interesting to note though that 70% of these millennials couldn’t define or recognize a definition of communism, and only 66% could do so with socialism.  It seems the most common concept they have of communism, socialism, and fascism is that “stuff is free”.  Clearly, parents, grandparents, and liberal-leaning educators have failed to teach these youngsters much about the death and misery caused by these “isms” in the 20th century.

The ultimate death of our freedom and capitalism is a certainty under their future leadership if those attitudes prevail.

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Ken Vincenthttp://sbpra.com/KennethVincent/
KEN is a 46 year veteran hotelier and entrepreneur. Formerly owned two hotels, an advertising agency, a wholesale tour company, a POS company, a leasing company, and a hotel management company. The hotels included chain owned, franchises, and independents. They ranged in type from small luxury inns, to limited service properties, to large convention hotels and resorts. After retiring he authored a book, “So Many Hotels, So Little Time” in which he relates what life is like behind the scenes for a hotel manager. Ken operated more that 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Caribbean and formed eight companies. He is a firm believer that senior management should share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of management.

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Chris Pehura
Chris Pehura

Yes, the first people to lose freedom are those that don’t even know what freedoms they have. Everyone of these kids should learn history and see how the idea of communism came up and why the ideas took hold. They should also study the incompatibilities of communism with basic human psychology and how damaging communism can be from a individual, family, government, and society perspectives.

Historically communism always takes roots from children spying on their family and friends; reporting them. Happened in Russia. Happened in China. Is is really hard to believe that it could happen here?

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