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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Millennials Pretty Cool With Socialism

A report released Monday reveals a growing acceptance of socialist and Marxist viewpoints among younger Americans born after the Cold War.

Nearly half—45 percent—of those aged between 16 and 20 years old said they would vote for a socialist, while one in five responded they would vote for a communist, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation found.

Reasons for the widespread backing Bernie Sanders garnered among millennials during the primary election were also evident in the survey, with younger generations expressing greater support for remarks made by the Vermont senator than quotes from the Bible or free market economist Milton Friedman.

This trend, dubbed the Bernie Sanders “bounce,” was also evident in findings that less than half of young Americans viewed capitalism favorably. Nearly three in four millennials favored policies promoted by Sanders versus just over half who preferred those put forward by Friedman.

Marion Smith, executive director of the organization, said in a statement the study confirms the group’s fears that “an emerging generation of Americans have little understanding of the collectivist system and its dark history.”

This sentiment is particularly notable in the lack of knowledge among young Americans of communist leaders.

One in four Americans believe more people were killed under former President George W. Bush than under former Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin, whose regime slaughtered some 20 million people between 1924 and 1953..



Thornton Crowe said...

Like my article discussed on Sunday, Millennials only know textbook version of Socialism not real deal in practice. They have these fairy tales dancing in their heads, spewed out for super, flipping cool professors but they've never been to countries who suffer under this crippling economic repercussions from Marx's flawed and far-from-complete theorem. What looks awesome on paper doesn't necessarily correlate to what's hot in reality.

Anonymous said...

Bush vs. Stalin death figures that favor Stalin? What are high school history teachers teaching?

lmclain said...

I think its because these kids have had everything handed to them, from the latest tennis shoes to the best cell phones and computers, to cars and nice houses to have friends over.
They never know the sacrifices their parents (plural) made, or the life their parents lived as kids, which motivated them to shower their kids with things they never had....
The kids think that stuff just fell out of the sky.
Socialism SOUNDS wonderful because they would be able to continue to reap the rewards of OTHER people's efforts and sacrifices.
NOTHING is free. It is ALWAYS taken from someone else. They just never learned that lesson.
But they it is taken from THEM.

Which is INEVITABLE when the country is 20 TRILLION in debt. Soon to be 21 trillion....
The wailing and gnashing of teeth will be unbearable.
But quite deserved.

keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

Students are not being told the truth they are being indoctrinated with Marxist lies under the new name progressivism which is what Hillary is all about.It took about 70 years for the Russians to wake up but I think they are slipping backward again Putin is the new Stalin.

Anonymous said...

Because they have never truly seen it , but we they see it this time it maybe to late.