Despite the fact that capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than any other economic system ever created by man, millennials apparently want socialism or communism instead.
According to a recent study conducted by Victims of Communism Memorial Fund-YouGov, 44 percent of millennials say that they would rather live in a socialist country than a country that embraces free market capitalism, and an additional seven percent say they prefer to live under communism. This means that more than half of today’s youth would rather live under socialism or communism instead of capitalism, a clear sign that the upcoming generation is becoming increasingly detached from America’s roots.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, 23 percent of Americans between the ages of 21 and 29 consider Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to be a “hero,” 26 percent believe Vladimir Lenin was a hero, and 23 percent feel that Kim Jong Un of North Korea is a hero. Additionally, “Millennials also named Karl Marx (18 percent), Che Guevara (26 percent), Vladimir Lenin (17 percent), Mao Zedong (16 percent), and Nicolas Maduro (12 percent) as a personal hero, hero for their country, or hero to the world.”
In a press release, Victims of Communism executive director Marion Smith explained what the results of the survey mean for American society. “Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative,” Smith said. “This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction, and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik Revolution one hundred years ago.” (Related: The mainstream media won’t cover the failing socialist nightmare in Venezuela because it exposes the faults of socialism.)
Interestingly enough, however, the majority of young people who participated in this survey were unable to define socialism and communism, and roughly 80 percent didn’t know how many lives were lost under communist regimes. (Related: This video shows millennials supporting socialism even if it causes starvation.)
On the surface, it may seem silly that millennials would support something that they don’t even understand, but when you consider how much indoctrination and political brainwashing goes on inside of the classroom, everything suddenly starts to make sense.
Last month, a professor at California State University-Long Beach declared at a school event that America “was founded on white supremacy and racism” and “built on a racist capitalist system meant to weaken the minority.”
The historical illiterate in question, sociology professor Steven Osuna, asked students at the event whether or not they were able to save money, to which many of them shouted back “no!” Osuna then told the students that their inability to save money was due to the “racist, capitalist system” that our country was supposedly founded upon, “and as a result,” he said to the crowd, “you have all these people making a ton of money off y’all’s backs.”
In addition to this anti-capitalism message that more and more schools across the country are beginning to promote, students are simultaneously being taught to fight for equality and “fairness for all,” which they automatically associate with socialism, communism and the redistribution of wealth. America’s education system really has become the perfect breeding ground for young socialists and communists.
What’s so ironic about all of this is the fact that young people are some of the biggest beneficiaries of capitalism in the entire country. They wake up each morning and turn off the alarm that they set on their Apple iPhone, grab lunch at the nearest fast food restaurant, study for school using their Microsoft laptop, and then maybe even go to the mall with a group of friends. They benefit from capitalism each and every day, and yet sadly, they want to do away with it.
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