There are all sorts of loony notions being promulgated as truths by many political, academic and business leaders, not to mention agitators, activists, anarchists and the mainstream media. Those people have one thing in common: They’re all idiots. And those idiots are confusing the hell out of young people, all of whom will someday be able to vote.

In case you haven’t noticed, the political pendulum swings both ways. Guess which direction it’s heading after Trump? If you don’t want to live in a socialist nation with open borders and no first amendment, do us all a favor and pass this along to anyone who has influence over our future leaders. That goes for their parental units and teachers, too.

Keep in mind, the way this works is sort of like a vaccine: It only works if everyone does it. Think of it as a snowflake vaccine:

Quit coddling those who, in the not too distant future, will run our companies, rule our nation and, God help us, have children of their own. Listen to your conscience and tell them the truth: that they can’t go through life cutting class or taking off work and going to their safe space to draw rainbows and unicorns, drink chocolate milk and cuddle whenever someone offends them or challenges their fragile beliefs.

While you’re at it, let the snowflakes know that there is no such thing as hate speech, just free speech. Not only are words never the same as violence, but there is a very good reason why words can get them a PhD, a Pulitzer Prize or the Presidency, while violence will only get them thrown in prison. And I doubt if they’ll do easy time. Words are good; violence is bad.

Please tell them that capitalism is good, corporations are people, America is not an evil empire, we can’t have open borders any more than we can live in houses with no doors, and not only is democratic socialism not a thing, but no matter what Bernie Sanders says, socialism does not work because, as the all-wise Margaret Thatcher said, “Eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

One more thing. Make sure it gets through their precious little heads that there is no such thing as utopia and there never will be. This nation may not be perfect, but as socioeconomic political systems go, it’s about as good as it gets. So tell them to quit acting like little crybabies and grow the f— up.

That should just about do it.

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