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« on: November 03, 2017, 09:00:55 PM »

Survey: 1 in 2 millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than capitalist one



American millennials say they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist democracy. That’s according to a new survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

The data shows that one in two millennials would rather live in a socialist country than a capitalist one. Here are some other interesting numbers from the survey.

Twenty-two percent of those polled have a favorable view of Karl Marx, the father of communism and The author of the Communist Manifesto. And a lot of them see Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un as “heroes.”

Executive Director of the organization, Marion Smith, said quote, “Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”

It’s worth noting, that in the survey, 71 percent failed to correctly define communism. Smith says he sees the numbers as a troubling turn and shows the failure of the country’s education system.

The news comes after a tweet from Donald Trump Jr went viral showing his daughter and her Halloween candy with the caption, “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.
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 09:16:23 PM »

Survey: 1 in 2 millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than capitalist one



American millennials say they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist democracy. That’s according to a new survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

The data shows that one in two millennials would rather live in a socialist country than a capitalist one. Here are some other interesting numbers from the survey.

Twenty-two percent of those polled have a favorable view of Karl Marx, the father of communism and The author of the Communist Manifesto. And a lot of them see Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un as “heroes.”

Executive Director of the organization, Marion Smith, said quote, “Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”

It’s worth noting, that in the survey, 71 percent failed to correctly define communism. Smith says he sees the numbers as a troubling turn and shows the failure of the country’s education system.

The news comes after a tweet from Donald Trump Jr went viral showing his daughter and her Halloween candy with the caption, “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.


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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 11:01:58 PM »

nice job with the link

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Being a socialist, I kinda figured you’d defend this.

Millennials think socialism would create a great safe space, study finds
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/03/millennials-think-socialism-would-create-great-safe-space-study-finds.html
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 12:21:00 AM »

It would appear that 1 in 2 millennials are really fucking stupid.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 05:52:41 AM »

 Good - drop them all off in Venezuela so they won't be here.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 05:53:39 AM »

Morons. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 05:57:54 AM »

nice job with the link

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^
Gets mad at getting his spelling pointed out to him on another thread then makes a post like this. Brilliantly hypocritical.

Also, you should probably cite CNN after virtually every post you make.
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2017, 09:40:29 AM »

These kids would want to live in the socialist society that they imagine not the one that we see in practice in the real world. They’re at stage one.

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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2017, 10:09:43 AM »

Most of them already grew up in a socialist system. The merit based system was destroyed 25+ years ago in every public interaction possible. There is an excuse waiting for any problem they have, what are the protests for exactly?
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2017, 10:28:02 AM »

Being a socialist, I kinda figured you’d defend this.

Millennials think socialism would create a great safe space, study finds
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/03/millennials-think-socialism-would-create-great-safe-space-study-finds.html

Being a moron, you not only think I'm a socialist but you also somehow (I have no idea how) think I'm "defending" this when all I did was ask him to provide a link

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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2017, 10:33:42 AM »

^
Gets mad at getting his spelling pointed out to him on another thread then makes a post like this. Brilliantly hypocritical.

Also, you should probably cite CNN after virtually every post you make.

I don't recall ever "getting mad" when someone has pointed out a spelling error

I have mocked them for pointing out a spelling error while also avoiding responding to my post

Our new moderator is one such example

Funny how the same people who think polls regarding anything negative about Trump are meaningless while all other polls are somehow valid

Yet again our new moderator is one such example
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2017, 10:35:41 AM »

Here's the actual study

http://victimsofcommunism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/YouGov-VOC-2017-for-Media-Release-November-2-2017-final.pdf

btw - I've said more than a few times that all the Putin lovers on this board should spend a few months living in Russia and then tell us how much they love both Russia and Putin
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2017, 05:40:37 PM »

Strawman more confused in here than a trout in a car wash.
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2017, 09:34:49 PM »

It would appear that 1 in 2 millennials are really fucking stupid.
QFT.  Let them go live somewhere else and see how they like it.
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2017, 10:02:40 PM »

QFT.  Let them go live somewhere else and see how they like it.

I wish they would.  Go to China phaggots.
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 08:49:32 AM »

Get Rid of Capitalism? Millennials Are Ready to Talk About It

As polls show young Americans souring on capitalism, a debate between economic philosophies draws a sellout crowd in New York.



One of the hottest tickets in New York City this weekend was a discussion on whether to overthrow capitalism.

The first run of tickets to “Capitalism: A Debate” sold out in a day. So the organizers, a pair of magazines with clear ideological affiliations, socialist Jacobin and libertarian Reason, found a larger venue: Cooper Union’s 960-capacity Great Hall, the site of an 1860 antislavery speech by Abraham Lincoln. The event sold out once again, this time in eight hours.

The crowd waiting in a long line to get inside on Friday night was mostly young and mostly male. Asher Kaplan and Gabriel Gutierrez, both 24, hoped the event would be a real-life version of the humorous, anarchic political debates on social media. “So much of this stuff is a battle that’s waged online,” said Gutierrez, who identifies, along with Kaplan, as a “leftist,” if not quite a socialist.

These days, among young people, socialism is “both a political identity and a culture,” Kaplan said. And it looks increasingly attractive.

Young Americans have soured on capitalism. In a Harvard University poll conducted last year, 51 percent of 18-to-29 year-olds in the U.S. said they opposed capitalism; only 42 percent expressed support. Among Americans of all ages, by contrast, a Gallup survey last year found that 60 percent held positive views of capitalism.

A poll released last month found American millennials closely split on the question of what type of society they would prefer to live in: 44 percent picked a socialist country, 42 percent a capitalist one. The poll, conducted by YouGov and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, found that 59 percent of Americans across all age groups preferred to live under capitalism.
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 09:33:13 AM »

I think the renewed popularity of "socialism" with the young, has 2 root causes:

1. The young and idealistic want things to be fair and ethical.
The 24/7 news cycle and peak behind the current on Wall St helped reveal
the deck is stacked in favor the wealthy/well connected.

Of course it always and always will be regardless of the system put in place.
They party leaders of the dear ol' USSR were very corrupt .

2. Gov and systems can be toppled and changed. The USSR collapsed and Castro took over Cuba with his
rag tag bunch.
Bernie Sanders got a movement going and damn near rode it to the dem nomination.
Most generations start out starry eyed and ready to change the world. Most fail .

Basic reality says that the US( mostly) capitalistic systems is the best one for the avg Joe.
It's hardly perfect but beats all those other systems tried before.

Simple probability shows that most of us will end up as avg working slobs ,
live obscure lives, posting on some goofy forum.
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2017, 11:39:22 AM »

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-06/get-rid-of-capitalism-millennials-are-ready-to-talk-about-it


Millennials - the dumbest of the dumb democrat voters.   
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 11:52:03 AM »

https://www.wsj.com/articles/100-years-of-communismand-100-million-dead-1510011810

Good article.
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