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.”
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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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That tweet faced some backlash on social media explaining to the First son, “Halloween Candy is free candy that other people bought and gave away for free.” And, “honey, see this free candy you just got? Don’t share it with anyone. That’s how the Trump’s operate.”
Some did side with Trump Jr, “How is the candy free when she put in the work to go trick or& treat.