This survery claims one in two U.S. millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist democracy.
Millennials: Communism Sounds Pretty Chill!
Shawn Langlois writes:
… According to the latest survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a D.C.-based nonprofit, one in two U.S. millennials say they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist democracy.
What’s more, 22% of them have a favorable view of Karl Marx and a surprising number see Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un as “heroes.”
Really, that’s what the numbers show.
“Millennials now make up the largest generation in America, and we’re seeing some deeply worrisome trends,” said Marion Smith, executive director of the organization. “Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”
I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism. pic.twitter.com/3ie9C0jv2G
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2017
But do they even know what it is?
The survey, which was conducted by research and data firm YouGov, found that millennials are the least knowledgable generation on the subject, with 71% failing to identify the proper definition of communism.
Smith explained that this “troubling turn” highlights pervasive historical illiteracy across the country 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.” Read the rest of this entry »
Book Review | Marxism and Social Movements
“seems like an irony that the price of a marxist book ($179) about the struggle of poor people was so expensive? can those poor people has an access to this book? i don’t think so, unfortunately not… even i can’t buy it as an academician in turkey… i know this is not an exception, there is a huge publishing industry and cost but i couldn’t stop myself to be surprised…”
Oct 23, 2013 22:15
source: Ceasefire Magazine
- 2008 Crash Prompts Young Intellectuals To Revisit Marxism (punditfromanotherplanet.com)