“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.
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… 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.”
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. 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.”