If millennials were the only generation that voted, the United States would be a socialist regime.
In a shocking poll that doesn’t bode well for America’s future, almost half of U.S. Millennials, to the tune of 45 percent, would actually prefer to live in a socialist country. That percentage easily outpaced the 42 percent who prefer capitalism.
What’s more, 7 percent would like to live in an entirely communist country.
The poll of more than 2,000 people was conducted by YouGov and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and involved surveying millennial views on various political systems.
“Millennials now make up the largest generation in America, and we’re seeing some deeply worrisome trends,” said foundation director Marion Smith in a statement to Fox News. “Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”
So much so that, according to Fox News, “the percentage of millennials who prefer socialism over capitalism if a full 10 points higher than that of the general population.”
Of baby boomers, only 26 percent favor socialism compared to over half who prefer the current American system.
Even more disturbing, one in five twenty-somethings actually consider Joseph Stalin, one of the greatest mass murderers in history, to be a “hero.” Over 25 percent believe the same about Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Lenin.
One can only imagine the uproar if a similar percentage believed the same about Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
In what Fox News calls “one of the most troubling findings of the report,” more than 40 percent believe the First Amendment should be restricted to make sure nobody is allowed to say anything “offensive.”
The poll also revealed a lack of knowledge about what communism actually is, as 70 percent failed to even know the definition of the word or understand how many people have been historically murdered under the system.
“This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism 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,” said Smith.
However, some millennials were quick to take issue with their own generation via Twitter:
As a millennial, screw socialism and safe spaces. My generation is a bunch of wussies.
— Mack (@TexasFight1012) November 3, 2017
I’m a millennial and I absolutely hate socialism
— Derek (@PlzDontTalk) November 4, 2017
Please say some or most millennials. Cause I don’t like being associated with them.
— IrateGamer (@Irategamer_) November 4, 2017
Don’t look at me I’m a millenial and I barely even support them lmao
— Cedric Teran. (@Kingwhite780) November 4, 2017
Others were critical of the ‘entitled’ generation.
These have to be the most ignorant people in the world. I have a great idea they can move to North Korea or Venezuela and let us know.
— All-American Drew (@realamericadrew) November 4, 2017
Raised on participation trophies, grade inflation, and no accountability by helicopter parents. What did we expect?!
— Bill Konyha (@bkonedg) November 4, 2017
CLUELESS Millennials who have been on their Xbox and Nintendos way too long, instead of studying History.
— AnnaLisaAlbergettie (@cindarellaO) November 4, 2017
Baby boomers, what have you created? The entitlement generation!
— Gary Mac (@GGMcMu) November 4, 2017
And finally, an idea that just might work…
Send them to Venezuela.
— Dan Tyler (@danielrtyler59) November 4, 2017
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