With the Greatest Generation on its way out and Boomers retiring in droves, the Millennials are on the march as the largest generation in the country.
And it does not portend good things.
According to a poll just released by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, roughly half of Millennials approve of a system of government approximating socialism or even outright communism.
But according to YouGov, at least 71% of them have no clear idea of how to define communism.
Instead, well over half believe the American economic system is working against them.
That might explain the overwhelming appeal Bernie Sanders had for younger voters.
Keep in mind, these are folks who haven’t yet had to pay taxes and make a mortgage payment. Eventually, most young people get mugged by reality.
But we’re not holding our breath just yet.
This is the rotten fruit of American public ejukashun.
Here’s more from MarketWatch…
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.”
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 knowledgeable 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.”