Can You Define Socialism?

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10 сарын өмнө

How many socialism supporters would change their minds completely once they learned what socialism and capitalism actually are? Watch to see what happened when they talked to Will Witt!
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the_feature_selector 6 цагийн өмнө
I think everyone has a slight different to different view on what socialism is. Probably good idea to specifically define what it is before you ask people if they are or not.
Jesus Cisneros
Jesus Cisneros Өдрийн өмнө
I would define this video as propaganda
Noah Evans
Noah Evans 3 өдрийн өмнө
Leftist: Hi there are facist on our campus. Also leftists: *Literally act like the Gestapo and the Nazi propaganda department*
James Henderson
James Henderson 3 өдрийн өмнө
Actually pretty sad that the kid doesn't understand that they weren't breaking any laws.
Je Moeder
Je Moeder 4 өдрийн өмнө
Why do right wingers always go to colleges to own the libs
Jamie Lc
Jamie Lc 4 өдрийн өмнө
It's no education here.... your probably referring to a dictatorship or on a lesser level communnism. A universal health care system is not the dmv it's for all It's better than a system where millions are not covered or undercovered. Where one illness can put you in debt for the rest of your life. Where people can't afford a simple hospital visit. He needs to " educate" himself. It's funny how people play the educate themselves card when they have no idea what they are talking about. The only good thing i seen here was how easily collage students were swayed into believing half baked ideas.....imagine what a full political system can make them believe
Jamie Lc
Jamie Lc 4 өдрийн өмнө
No it's nothing about you choose and the government making you give people phones. Workers control the means of production. Profits are distributed more evenly. You could have a situation where the workers own the factory and they share in the profits more evenly as opppsed to captailism where it's all about profit over people where the worker is wage slave ...and most of the profit goes the a very few elites. That's why a handful of people have more wealth than the 50% of the world population. In socialism you can still make profit it's just that insted of a few billionaires getting most of the profit the wealth will be distributed more evenly. Insted off 100million profit you will only make 60 for example or whatever the case may be.
Angie Smith
Angie Smith 4 өдрийн өмнө
Rock on Will! Persevere!
Raymond Wallace
Raymond Wallace 5 өдрийн өмнө
They can't even spell it, they know next to nothing about their own country's history, how their gov't works and anything outside America for the most park
Jonathan S.
Jonathan S. 5 өдрийн өмнө
The fact that the immediate response is that Capitalism is evil is just a wonderful testimony to how far gone the public education system in America really is. Good job bud.
John
John 9 өдрийн өмнө
PragerU was founded by money from the Wilks brothers, fracking billionaires. Fracking technology was made possible by decades of R&D development paid for by US taxpayers via the Energy Department. The millions given to PragerU by the Wilks and other billionaires are also treated as charitable donations to a non-profit, so are not taxed, meaning that taxpayers not only subsidized the wealth that enabled PragerU but are denied the taxes on the money that supports PragerU. In sum, Will Witt is essentially a socialist state employee, yet has the nerve to lecture us on the "free market."
James Brennan
James Brennan 10 өдрийн өмнө
these millenials who dye their hair pink and different colours have no brains due to how much they dye their hair
Alex Jones 1776
Alex Jones 1776 11 өдрийн өмнө
Great vid just earned a sub
Larry Dodier
Larry Dodier 15 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks Will! You educating these kids in a peaceful manner is very reassuring! keep on keeping on!
TheZarcFiles
TheZarcFiles 15 өдрийн өмнө
This... this was beautiful
MUNDO EDUPRA
MUNDO EDUPRA 16 өдрийн өмнө
People don’t like the government but want more government... they don’t get it
calvin le
calvin le 16 өдрийн өмнө
That kid needs to get his tuition back because he’s a buffoon.
Justice Uprising
Justice Uprising 17 өдрийн өмнө
Kids don’t have a clue Biden is in where all screwed
Blood Moon Comix
Blood Moon Comix 17 өдрийн өмнө
Hell Generation X couldn't even answer these questions! 😕 Does anyone really believe that most Millennials would be able to answer that question without taking a course or Googling it?!😒🙄😣
Lissaii
Lissaii 17 өдрийн өмнө
you should go around asking people if they know what the national socialist party was and if they think it sounds good LOL
Zayne Turner
Zayne Turner 18 өдрийн өмнө
one word. evil.
Its Me Racoon
Its Me Racoon 19 өдрийн өмнө
Socialised healthcare, ah yes treating pneumonia with panadol
Daniel Reyes
Daniel Reyes 20 өдрийн өмнө
3:22 Triggered beta male detected
Jacob Garcia Blanco
Jacob Garcia Blanco 20 өдрийн өмнө
The Gaul for this blue haired little girl to call capitalism evil smh.
Kevin Odom
Kevin Odom 21 өдрийн өмнө
That's why I'm not to worried about these socialism polls. Very few know what it is. Let them get a job and start paying taxes and watch things change. Government and our politicians are a total disaster yet people want them to take over more of our lives. It's actually comforting to know they have to play w the definition of words & lie to gain much support. I already see cracks in this nonsense & support fading.
Relevant Stuff
Relevant Stuff 22 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism is when the workers control the means of production. Instead of having a private owner control the workplace with what is essentially absolute power, the workers, the ones who actually do the bulk of the work, have the power to make decisions within that company. Instead of letting a board of executives decide to outsource their labour to Bangladesh and lay off workers while giving themselves big bonuses, the workers can decide to veto this and elect their own managers instead. This is essentially what socialism means. Of course there are thousands of different ways of establishing socialism but it starts with workplace democracy.
Jeff H
Jeff H 23 өдрийн өмнө
College kids are so dumb nowadays
Thomas Ostrowski
Thomas Ostrowski 24 өдрийн өмнө
The best most educated response was the most simplistic one given ITS EVIL POINT BLANK PERIOD
Brigette Belenky
Brigette Belenky 24 өдрийн өмнө
I’m so thankful that y’all are educating people!
Earving
Earving 24 өдрийн өмнө
how are you in college and you don't know what socialism and capitalism is...........
Lori Bonner
Lori Bonner 25 өдрийн өмнө
These people are IDIOT'S!!!!
guodade
guodade 25 өдрийн өмнө
The problem with this video is not that it is unable to define socialism - although it absolutely is true that the students interviewed are worse than even the layman on the streets. Another problem is that the video does not admit that a large proportion of urban Americans of color hate capitalism and the rapidly growing wealth inequality it has produced since the 1970s to such an extent that they prefer anything to “hypercapitalism” and the present rapid enrichment of the richest one percent. Another problem is that the media - which was criticised for its liberal bias three decades ago - offers no opportunity for these people to hear groups who really want radically different policies that would cap the wealth of the richest one percent at around five orders of magnitude less than they earn today. These groups simply cannot gain enough funding from the poor majority to compete with corporate-funded conservative (Democratic) and far-right (Republican) parties - chiefly because poor white Americans have never been willing to cooperate with their essential allies from other races. It is these groups who can define “socialism” as it was originally defined - as a system of direct worker control without bosses and profits, as proposed by groups like Socialist Alternative (www.sa.org.au) or the Socialist Equality Party (www.wsws.org).
CJED
CJED 25 өдрийн өмнө
1. Capitalism is an economy in which the means of production are privately controlled in a market economy. 2. Socialism is when the workers democratically control the means of production
victor arregnelle
victor arregnelle 28 өдрийн өмнө
I like that DMV comparison. And Kamala Harris was right. 18-25 years old are stupid.
Jasper Chills
Jasper Chills Сарын өмнө
Funny how this guy never even defined socialism himself lol no talk about workers controlling the means of production. Right wing propaganda plain and simple
John bla bla bla
John bla bla bla Сарын өмнө
Is that a high school or university? “ that girl seriously said “ socialism with others” wtf , we third world countries are probably more knowledgeable that students in that institution
phillip phillips
phillip phillips Сарын өмнө
What a crock of shit
Ricardo VR46
Ricardo VR46 Сарын өмнө
The only idiots that supports socialism are the ones that have never been to a socialist country and don't understand what socialism is or the ones profiting from this regimen.
Phi khánh Đậu
Phi khánh Đậu Сарын өмнө
This is definitely not staged at all!
that kid222
that kid222 Сарын өмнө
I’m scared for our generation
Adiatma S
Adiatma S Сарын өмнө
Good thing that you redpilled those kids. I wish there would be more people like you redpilling clueless people who just vote based on virtue.
Joshua Gallagher
Joshua Gallagher Сарын өмнө
You know the funny thing is, that guy criticised PragerU for not being an 'actual' university. Yet, theres a student there who thought socialism is about socializing.
Oksana Karpov
Oksana Karpov Сарын өмнө
Thank you for doing this. It seems like there are a lot of well-meaning people who just don’t understand the implications of the ideas they support.
Fifaro FC
Fifaro FC Сарын өмнө
Im a Bolivian American and honeslty I cant have an inteligent honest conversation with liberal americans about the political turmoil in Bolivia. People think that we (the anti-socialist run government) are racists and fascists. Thats what they call us.. JUST for thinking that socialism wont work in Bolivia..
cat on shrooms
cat on shrooms Сарын өмнө
socialism is when the government does stuff. the more stuff it does, the more socialist it gets. when it does a whole lot of stuff, that is communism. there are also no iphones under communism
Mecha-Art
Mecha-Art Сарын өмнө
Socalist supporter: "Im for socialism because everyone is *EQUAL* " Me: "Ok, would you be okay with government stealing your wealth and expropriating your property?" Socialist supporter: "Umm..........hmmmmmmm..............................................................uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...... no"
Piccolo Sulawesy
Piccolo Sulawesy Сарын өмнө
Mamãefalei gringo
Perplexed
Perplexed Сарын өмнө
70% of EDUCATED millennials actually, why don't you debate people who know more about this topic lol they don't even know what capitalism is💀😭
xXchildishdreamsXx
xXchildishdreamsXx Сарын өмнө
@Benjamin Fisher kinda sad bc I'm a 16 yr old girl from Asia and definitely want to talk about why socialism sucks, what's up with America's education system?
Benjamin Fisher
Benjamin Fisher Сарын өмнө
Thank you. The people they choose to interview are clearly not in any position to spark up a real debate.
pick yogum
pick yogum Сарын өмнө
No need to define socialism. Anything with a D is socialism. Socialism is evil just like Russia, which unfortunately is run by Putin, a dear pal of Trump. But if Trump supports PUtin and indirectly supports socialism, I have to rethnk socialism. If Trump sees nothing wrong, then I see nothing wrong too. I hear that Trump like Russia so much, he may move his entire family to Russia. So I am now a conditional socialist. Once Trump settles in Moscow, count me in. Socialism is great because my lord and master Trump is now living in Russia. Trump is never wrong. I am a loyal Trump man and will never go against the king.
Sean Kim
Sean Kim Сарын өмнө
The part where this girl said socialism is "socializing" cracked me up. If they are like the average college student intelligence wise, I should not be in high school. I should be pursuing masters degree rn.
Sijo Kuriakose
Sijo Kuriakose Сарын өмнө
Gold
TheDano1947
TheDano1947 Сарын өмнө
With Biden/Harris theses liberals will get a good dose of SOCIALISM.
TheDano1947
TheDano1947 Сарын өмнө
Punishing people for not signing up for medicare insurance, is unethical as hell.
Rose Wolfgang
Rose Wolfgang Сарын өмнө
Dear far-leftists, facts don't care about your feelings. Also the officer on the right was trying vary hard not to laugh.
Søren Alsen
Søren Alsen Сарын өмнө
Well I live in Denmark over here socialism works great whether it works or not is all about the majority's values so it wouldn't work in the USA but in a country like Denmark it's ideal
irish granny
irish granny Сарын өмнө
Embarrassing how stupid and uneducated University students are
Asadefa
Asadefa Сарын өмнө
He showed em'
R Lavender
R Lavender Сарын өмнө
With some of these answers I can't believe these students are actually in college? Have they even finished High School? "What is capitalism?" " I, I don't know what that is" Really?
Kyle Wallace
Kyle Wallace Сарын өмнө
This guy has one of the most soothing voices I've ever heard lol.
Flezern
Flezern Сарын өмнө
We will make socialism a thing of history
Owen Daughton
Owen Daughton Сарын өмнө
cia! you need to quit with the shady. and look at our schools!
Alden Harting
Alden Harting Сарын өмнө
great videos, but you guys should address your sketchy funding
Αλέξανδρος Απειρωτάν
Αλέξανδρος Απειρωτάν Сарын өмнө
You are awesome
J P
J P Сарын өмнө
Thats dude was acting like a Karen... 😭
Nurdan Bingöl
Nurdan Bingöl Сарын өмнө
Stop brainwashing these uneducated kids pls☺️
Stan Torren
Stan Torren Сарын өмнө
If only you said that to yourself as well
One Good Turn Gets Most Of The Blanket
One Good Turn Gets Most Of The Blanket Сарын өмнө
If the slogan “Our Children Are Our Future” is accurate - we Baby Boomers better plan to live to 150 years - cause there is no future when these village idiots get control of society.
Stan Torren
Stan Torren Сарын өмнө
Conservative boomers you ain’t helping the world
One Good Turn Gets Most Of The Blanket
One Good Turn Gets Most Of The Blanket Сарын өмнө
This proves to me that the only college entrance qualification is a pulse and ability to occupy time and space.
Jacob Weeks
Jacob Weeks Сарын өмнө
That kid is in need of some good old fashioned bullying
not jack bertrand
not jack bertrand Сарын өмнө
i'm a socialist and i could beat every single socialist in this video advocating capitalism
Green Comms
Green Comms Сарын өмнө
Socialism is when government does stuff. The more stuff government does, the more Socialist it is. If it does all the stuff, that's Communism.
Caroline Lee
Caroline Lee Сарын өмнө
Excellent logic though. I’m about 80% success in flipping people from blue to red... takes 3 hours per person
Caroline Lee
Caroline Lee Сарын өмнө
This makes me so sad 😞
Elle Anderson
Elle Anderson Сарын өмнө
Preaaaaccchhhh!!!!! Are you libertarian?
Ris Livestreams
Ris Livestreams Сарын өмнө
Socialism doesn't really equal government doing stuff. In Saudi Arabia the government does a lot of stuff and we don't call them socialist. Socialism just means worker ownership of the means of productions. State ownership can be kind of a way to do this assuming that it's a democratic structure where everyone can participate. But there's other ways to do it, like direct worker ownership of the means of productions.
Benjamin Fisher
Benjamin Fisher Сарын өмнө
I do wish they taught this in school, both capitalism and socialism and the theory behind each system. Right now, people think Socialism = Big Government when that is not necessarily the case.
狂った電車Mad Train
狂った電車Mad Train Сарын өмнө
Imagine people like the last black guy ruling our country.
Facts Don't Have Feelings
Facts Don't Have Feelings Сарын өмнө
Any person who stands like that when they get offended or upset, they are either a woman or a beta soy boy
Bythecover B
Bythecover B Сарын өмнө
Man I hope SPUSA knows what socialism is.I mean is a whole party based on it.
Blue Daylight
Blue Daylight Сарын өмнө
Ok so what i get from this video is the types of socialist: -wearing glasses (mostly) -dyed hair
random person
random person Сарын өмнө
That’s liberals
D.J. Rock Cervantes
D.J. Rock Cervantes Сарын өмнө
I can NOT believe that the radical left are sooooooo ignorant and stupid!!!!
Denatorxxyt Dummer Name
Denatorxxyt Dummer Name Сарын өмнө
Gosh dumb but you cut out the rest!
breakline
breakline Сарын өмнө
Socialism is when the government spends like 1 TRILLION a year on the military...oh wait thats called "conservativism"
Alfa Cinema
Alfa Cinema Сарын өмнө
hahahaha "what is socialism?" "its.....like....socializing with others" hahahahah brah im dead
PwnerGeist
PwnerGeist Сарын өмнө
Amazing a black man calls over 2 white cops to help him against another white man and yet this will count for nothing towards the fact America has changed as a country and racism is still rampant
Silvia Summers
Silvia Summers Сарын өмнө
Socialism is the government doing its job, of taking care of all the people and not just the rich. Pager U is just a bunch of idiots without a philosophy, all they have is an anti-philosophy, just like the Nazis. The US is the biggest socialist country in the world, social security, Medicare, unemployment payments. We in Europe have many socialist countries. Come to Switzerland and do your interviews there or the Netherlands, you morons. All you are trying to do is sow seeds of discord and conflict over nothing. You are all a bunch stupid followers of a nothing.
tine djuric
tine djuric Сарын өмнө
Will doing the groundwork, so stunning and brave ;)
Richard Fox
Richard Fox Сарын өмнө
This works back at Praga and other similar groups, who constantly say that the Democracts are 'radical left' or socialists - when they clearly are nothing of the sort. I think Praga need to look at their own use of the word, before criticising others.
Ratel Armonter
Ratel Armonter Сарын өмнө
they already showed their knowledge when they began to assert that socialists are those who vote ... in a capitalist state ... they vote ...
WebDev
WebDev 2 сарын өмнө
That guy who called security must be a communist..
wizard of id
wizard of id 2 сарын өмнө
green hair is not smart at all.
project0193
project0193 2 сарын өмнө
Typical coward libtard. And why is he calling security/cops If they want them defunded. Libtard logic once again. Will: Define capitalism Blue Hair Lib: errrrr uhh umm it's evil but I can't actually define what it is I'm just repeating what my lowlife professors say
Ratel Armonter
Ratel Armonter Сарын өмнө
capitalism is private ownership of the means of production.
Jay W11
Jay W11 2 сарын өмнө
Young Americans are so brainwashed damn. And America used to be a land of common sense
Stan Torren
Stan Torren Сарын өмнө
No it hasn’t and never will be. Look at the ACTUAL history and you see nothing has changed
Ratel Armonter
Ratel Armonter Сарын өмнө
demand creates supply, it has been and will be at all times.
Felipe Rivera
Felipe Rivera 2 сарын өмнө
A male black Karen, I've seen it all...
Eliott Dingman
Eliott Dingman 2 сарын өмнө
Now ask it to a bunch of trump supporters and see if they can define it.
Cerabrii
Cerabrii 2 сарын өмнө
"I don't trust the government" have you ever looked up something on Google
Radosław Garbowski
Radosław Garbowski 2 сарын өмнө
Socialism in big shortcut: Collective ownership of means of production.
Ratel Armonter
Ratel Armonter Сарын өмнө
public, not collective.
Bucky Dee
Bucky Dee 2 сарын өмнө
Is this acting when they called the police? I know this is educational, but is this real life?
Ratel Armonter
Ratel Armonter Сарын өмнө
staging
VuqarIE
VuqarIE 2 сарын өмнө
the last dude is a sissy Karen
NEMusic
NEMusic 2 сарын өмнө
Oh, I get it. So you premise the video with a "statistic" (70% of young people would vote for socialism) without citing where you got that statistic, or defining what "socialist" candidates they would vote for (keep in mind, many Americans think Biden is Leftwing/Socialist which is demonstrably untrue). You then asked a bunch of random people, who may not give a crap about politics, what they thought socialism was. If this 70% statistic came from a real study, then it stands to reason that those taking part were actually interested in politics and not just randoms off the street, this makes your sample unreliable. This is before we even get into whether you cherry picked who made it into this video, I mean the girl at :37 didn't even know what you were on about for goodness sake, which suggests you didn't even properly prime her. In any case, this was lazy, cynical and didn't actually prove anything other than your own biases or your inability to cite studies and properly carry out your own.
Regan Abel
Regan Abel 2 сарын өмнө
Poor kid, just thought things were gonna go his way but not at all lol
xing yongming
xing yongming 2 сарын өмнө
In capitalism someone eats big cake and someone eats toast bread so it’s not a equal society. In socialism everyone eats shit equally. That’s it.
Cardi Solaris
Cardi Solaris 2 сарын өмнө
define Socialism yea one word AOC there you have it
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