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  • Millennials would rather live in socialist or communist nation than under capitalism:

    ‘This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society’

    The majority of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist, communist or fascist nation rather than a capitalistic one, according to a new poll.
    In the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism,” 58 percent of the up-and-coming generation opted for one of the three systems, compared to 42 percent who said they were in favor of capitalism.
    The most popular socioeconomic order was socialism, with 44 percent support. Communism and fascism received 7 percent support each.
    Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, said the report shows millennials are “increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”
    “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,” Mr. Smith said in a statement.
    Millennials are more likely to prefer socialism and communism than the rest of the country. Fifty-nine percent of all respondents chose capitalism as their preferred arrangement, compared to 34 percent who said socialism, 4 percent fascism and 3 percent communism.


    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...ist-fascist-o/


    Kinda explains the rampant displays of TDS of late...
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    Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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    Except capitalism isn't a "socio-economic order", it's an economic phenomenon.

    If you'd organize a nation state according capitalist principles only, you'll end up with something like Congo Free State.

    "I own the bloody place, and I'll rule it as I see fit."

    So I'd say your "Millennials" are not entirely wrong, and the "Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation" seems to be full of it
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
      Except capitalism isn't a "socio-economic order", it's an economic phenomenon.

      If you'd organize a nation state according capitalist principles only, you'll end up with something like Congo Free State.

      "I own the bloody place, and I'll rule it as I see fit."

      So I'd say your "Millennials" are not entirely wrong, and the "Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation" seems to be full of it


      I think that the millennials in question delude themselves into believing that living under communism would allow them to retain all the benefits of living in a free market democracy but without the burden of having to work to obtain those benefits as they would be distributed by a generous government.

      Sounds an awful lot like childhood.

      Just an opinion.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
        Except capitalism isn't a "socio-economic order", it's an economic phenomenon.

        If you'd organize a nation state according capitalist principles only, you'll end up with something like Congo Free State.

        "I own the bloody place, and I'll rule it as I see fit."

        So I'd say your "Millennials" are not entirely wrong, and the "Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation" seems to be full of it
        Wasn't Congo's "title" held by the Belgian government? If that was the case, then isn't that an example of state socialism?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
          Wasn't Congo's "title" held by the Belgian government? If that was the case, then isn't that an example of state socialism?
          Technically, the Congo was the property of the Belgian King, which meant it was a feudal estate of sorts...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Skoblin View Post
            Technically, the Congo was the property of the Belgian King, which meant it was a feudal estate of sorts...
            And what, he owned the people there as chattel slaves?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
              And what, he owned the people there as chattel slaves?
              yes

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              • #8
                Cool, lets start shipping the millenials off to their chosen totalitarian paradise now. Load the little imps up and start a shippin!

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                • #9
                  They'd change their tune if they really had to do so... I suggest they all spend a week or two in Cuba or Venezuela...

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                  • #10
                    Must wonder if semantics are at play -

                    What if the word "free-market" was used instead of "capitalism".....or "totalitarian" substituted for "communism/fascism"...? Could/would results be different?
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                    • #11
                      Definitely applies to the UK. Most 20 to 24 year olds in the uk are Marxist based on the last election.
                      "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by asterix View Post
                        Must wonder if semantics are at play -

                        What if the word "free-market" was used instead of "capitalism".....or "totalitarian" substituted for "communism/fascism"...? Could/would results be different?
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                        The only Free market in this country is at your local "Food Stamp' government building. But I get your point. Giving up the Free Market definition to Marx's Das Capital has had an impact on our culture.

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                            Semantics ...

                            Originally posted by asterix View Post
                            Must wonder if semantics are at play -

                            What if the word "free-market" was used instead of "capitalism".....or "totalitarian" substituted for "communism/fascism"...? Could/would results be different?
                            ... are indeed already at play:

                            "Socialism" = "Social Media", "Fascism" = "Facebook content", "Communism" = "hanging out at the school common between liberal arts classes", "Capitalism" = "shouting in capitals in e-mail or when texting", ... and "Self-sufficient" = "posting pictures of yourself whenever possible".

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                              And what, he owned the people there as chattel slaves?
                              He owned most of them, but he didn’t want to keep the hands, though.

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