Skip to comments.Are Americans Who Admire Socialism and Communism Miseducated or Stupid?
Posted on 12/09/2018 10:15:52 AM PST by Impala64ssa
A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter (http://tinyurl.com/ybsejy3f). Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who Vladimir Lenin was view him favorably. Lenin was the first premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Half of millennials have never heard of Communist Mao Zedong, who ruled China from 1949 to 1959 and was responsible for the deaths of 45 million Chinese people.
The number of people who died at the hands of Josef Stalin may be as high as 62 million. However, almost one-third of millennials think former President George W. Bush is responsible for more killings than Stalin (http://tinyurl.com/yb43dlhm). By the way, Adolf Hitler, head of the National Socialist German Workers Party, was responsible for the deaths of about 20 million people. The Nazis come in as a poor third in terms of historys most prolific mass murderers. According to professor Rudolph Rummels research, the 20th century, mankinds most brutal century, saw 262 million peoples lives destroyed at the hands of their own governments (http://tinyurl.com/lu8z8ab).
Young people who werent alive during World War II and its Cold War aftermath might be forgiven for not knowing the horrors of socialism. Some of their beliefs represent their having been indoctrinated by their K-12 teachers and college professors. There was such leftist hate for former President George W. Bush that its not out of the question that those 32 percent of millennials were taught by their teachers and professors that Bush murdered more people than Stalin.
Americas communists, socialists and Marxists have little knowledge of socialist history. Bradley Birzer, a professor of history at Hillsdale College, explains this in an article for The American Conservative titled Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins. Joseph Goebbels wrote in 1925, It would be better for us to end our existence under Bolshevism than to endure slavery under capitalism. This Nazi sentiment might be shared by Sen. Bernie Sanders and his comrade Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Goebbels added, I think it is terrible that we and the Communists are bashing in each others heads (http://tinyurl.com/yd4lqxvs).
When the tragedies of socialist regimes such as those in Venezuela, the USSR, China, Cuba and many others are pointed out to Americas leftists, they hold up Sweden as their socialist role model. But they are absolutely wrong about Sweden. Johan Norberg points this out in his documentary Sweden: Lessons for America? Americans might be surprised to learn that Swedens experiment with socialism was a relatively brief flirtation, lasting about 20 years and ending in disillusionment and reform (http://tinyurl.com/lvdwzhr). Reason magazine reports: Sweden began rolling back government in the early 1990s, recapturing the entrepreneurial spirit that made it a wealthy country to begin with. High taxation and a generous array of government benefits are still around. But now its also a nation of school vouchers, free trade, open immigration, light business regulation, and no minimum wage laws. School vouchers, light business regulation and no minimum wage laws are practices deeply offensive to Americas leftists.
Our young people are not the first Americans to admire tyrants and cutthroats. W.E.B. Du Bois, writing in the National Guardian in 1953, said, Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature. Walter Duranty called Stalin the greatest living statesman and a quiet, unobtrusive man. There was even leftist admiration for Hitler and fellow fascist Benito Mussolini. When Hitler came to power in January 1933, George Bernard Shaw described him as a very remarkable man, a very able man. President Franklin Roosevelt called Mussolini admirable, and he was deeply impressed by what he (had) accomplished. In 1972, John Kenneth Galbraith visited Communist China and praised Mao and the Chinese economic system. His Harvard University colleague John K. Fairbank believed that America could learn much from the Cultural Revolution, saying, Americans may find in Chinas collective life today an ingredient of personal moral concern for ones neighbor that has a lesson for us all.
Are Americans who admire the worlds most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid? Or do they have some kind of devious agenda?
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Miseducated or stupid? How about both?
“Are Americans Who Admire Socialism and Communism Miseducated or Stupid?”
The real answer is: BOTH.
They have definitely been misdiagnosed and are taking the wrong medications...
Their “teachers” should be tarred and feathered all across America.
And in California, too.
Read 55 Men and the Constitution by Rodell.
He explains the shortcomings we might attain and it's EXACTLY what is happening and that we were warned.
I”m going with “evil.”
In general, these are people who are always told that the government can give you free things, and it doesn’t cost anything. Somewhere around age thirty....some reality sets in and more than half of this bunch then realize that it’s all a fraud.
I think if you’d just require ‘Animal Farm’ to be read around the ninth grade and openly discussed in some high school history class....things would quickly straighten themselves out.
Brainwashed by the progressive/socialist (communist) school system, government and media.
How about creeps and scumbags?
Or, that when the Iron Curtain fell, the people of the Soviet Union did not know the meaning of the word ‘profit’?
The good news is that the Millennials are getting older. So the indoctrination should be wearing off, albeit slowly.
Bingo! Think a lot of people can’t be evil? Check out Germany 1935-45.
Both and throw in greedy as well. Something for nothing is a powerful lure.
“The good news is that the Millennials are getting older. So the indoctrination should be wearing off, albeit slowly.”
We must hope they figure it out before they get real control otherwise they will destroy what’s left and then then wonder what the hell happened.
They are evil - they wish to do harm because they HATE America, Whites, etc.
Real answer? = Yes & No.
Some are very intelligent people, who do not see the big picture, or the result that awaits this method of governance.
Their most common response is ‘Real Socialism has not been done the right way yet, so THAT’S why it fails miserably everytime it’s attempted in real life.
Maduro is doing it ‘wrong’.
Mugabe did it ‘wrong’
Castro was ‘misinterpreted’.
Lenin & Stalin are being ‘misreported and wrongly vilified’
Obama was ‘Ahead of his time’.
Bernie Sanders was ‘too late to the game and way too nice’.
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