Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Report: One-third of millennials think George W. Bush killed more people than Stalin

Report: One-third of millennials think George W. Bush killed more people than Stalin - The College Fix
"The first “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Towards Socialism” by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation contains some rather interesting tidbits therein, and demonstrates a large disconnect between the generations.
The Daily Signal reports that only 55% of millennials believe communism is “still is a problem in the world today,” whereas 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly generation do.
A mere 42% of millennials view capitalism favorably compared to 64% of those over age 65.
Astonishingly, the report shows that 32% of millennials think that more people died due to the policies of George W. Bush than those of the USSR’s Josef Stalin.
Let that sink in.
From the article:
Just 37 percent of millennials had a “very unfavorable” view of communism, compared to 57 percent of Americans overall. Close to half (45 percent) of Americans aged 16 to 20 said they would vote for a socialist, and 21 percent would vote for a communist. …
When millennial respondents were asked about their familiarity with various historical communist figures, 42 percent were unfamiliar with Mao Zedong, 40 percent with Che Guevara, and 33 percent with Vladimir Lenin—three notorious figures in communist regimes. 

Among millennials familiar with Lenin, 25 percent viewed him favorably.
...“Ronald Reagan said that ‘freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,’” he added. 
“It is the solemn obligation of this generation to educate the rising generation about the manifold victims and crimes of the deadliest ism of the last 100 years—communism.”
A generation raised after the Cold War with educators unwilling to teach about it make for a bad combination.

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