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Communism Rides Again, and Again By Michael Ferguson
Sorry, more bad news. It seems that our battles are eternal and fought ever generation, over and over again.
I bet that you thought that communism was dead, maybe not cultural Marxism, which rules the universities, but at least the communism of say the Russian revolution 1917 style? Think again:
“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.”
On Australian university campuses one can see many posters celebrating old school communism by socialist groups who champion same sex marriage, refugees anti-racism, and ever politically correct cause under the sun. It is disturbing because humans never seem to learn from history, and repeat the same mistakes over and over again. I wonder how long this process will go on, until it cannot go on any more?