Campus Reform addressed an issue that has been plaguing the college campuses here in America.
A large majority of students are increasingly supporting the form of government Che Guevara and Joseph Stalin were patrons of.
(…and if we have to explain to you why that is bad, you are part of the problem.)
Most of these young adults are unable to even define what socialism is or the history behind it.
“Last year, a poll was released showing 53 percent of Americans under age 35 are dissatisfied with our nation’s current economic system and think socialism would be good for the country,” Campus Reform notes.
“The same poll found that 45 percent of young Americans would be willing to support an openly socialist Presidential candidate.”
Over a third of millennials taking the same poll didn’t even know who Che Guevera, Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx. At least those willing to admit it.
Here is a transcript of the video from Daily Wire:
Is socialism a good thing or a bad thing?
“I think people kind of throw that word around to try and scare you. But if helping people is socialism, than I’m for it.”
“It could really benefit our country in the future.”
“I think it’s a really good idea.”
“Socialism as a concept, as a philosophy is good. I think that it’s got a bad rep.”
“Trying to spread the wealth is definitely a good thing in America,and I definitely think it’s needed.”
“There’s a lot of things with social welfare that would be good to have.”
“I’d say [I have] a more positive [opinion of it]. I’m definitely open to it.”
“We should have a standard of living for all people. By default, that should just be available.”
“If we did it democratically, then we could really incorporate socialism.”
“It definitely seems like a more feasible option and it could help more people — just as a broad term, it could help more people.”
How do you define socialism?
“I mean, honestly, that definition gets thrown around a lot. I mean, honestly, I’m not not exactly sure.”
“Economically, hm. … So… Let me think about that for a second…”
“Um, geeze. I guess, just, specifically, just, you know — getting rid of that wealth gap.”
“Um, how would I describe it as literally as possible? Uh…”
“I mean it’s definitely more of an open form of government and it feels a lot more accessible to a lot more people, And that’s kind of how I see it, being more accessible and more kind of like equal ground. Yeah.”
INTERVIEWER: “What does that mean necessarily, though?”
“To be quite honest I don’t know.”
FYI this is the definition of socialism:
: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state