November 03, 2017

Study: 1 In 5 Millennials Think Stalin, Kim Jong Un Are 'Heroes'

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

A new poll reveals that over 20 per cent of Millennials consider dictators Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un to be "heroes."  

One in five (23%) of Americans age 21-29 consider Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin a ‘hero’; 26% for Vladimir Lenin; 23% for Kim Jong Un.

As many as 60 million people were killed under Stalin's rule. And in North Korea, Kim Jong Un has executed hundreds of his own citizens (at least) since 2011 when he came into power.

The poll, released by the Victims of Communism Memorial Fund, additionally revealed that almost half (44 per cent) of millennials prefer socialism over capitalism. 

It has been a full century since Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks seized power in Petrograd and communism made its bloody debut on the world stage. Authors, activists, and politicians alike are asking the question: what has America learned from one hundred years of communism?

More Millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country (44%) than in a capitalist one (42%). Some even said they would prefer to live in a communist country (7%). The percentage of Millennials who would prefer socialism to capitalism is a full ten points higher than that of the general population.

It seems that the majority of America’s largest generation would prefer to live in a socialist or communism society than in a free enterprise system that respects the rule of law, private property, and limited government. This is even more disconcerting when coupled with the fact that, despite Millennials’ enthusiasm for socialism and communism, they do not, in fact, know what those terms mean.

One remarkable finding of our study is that, to a high degree, Americans favor absolute protections for free speech, regardless of their views of communism or socialism. Communists and socialists more broadly have historically and ideologically favored state regulation of the press, speech, and popular assembly. Our results suggest that Millennials who favor socialism and communism have not thoroughly considered the implications of their political beliefs.

Data does, in fact, suggest that socialist-supporting millennials know little about the system of government they openly support. 

Only 16 per cent of Millennials can accurately define what socialism is. Yet more Millennials voted for socialist Bernie Sanders than for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton combined. 

These clueless young people busy themselves protesting social issues like transgender bathrooms, abortion, and confederate statues. They regularly riot when conservative speakers come to town. But they remain clueless when it comes to basic economics and history. 

This ignorance is dangerous. It's time for Millennials to pull their heads out of the sand, and get a grip about what's going on in this nation. 

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commented 2017-11-06 16:06:19 -0500
American students are being poorly educated about history on purpose. It’s so much easier for the elite socialists to rule over an ignorant populace. US students know almost nothing about their own unique constitution that allows them to make fools of themselves in the streets. There is North Korea and South Korea. One communist and one free enterprise, a perfect study of opposites. Yet they can’t see it. Hell, not even CNN nor their political science professors seem to get either. So what can we expect.
commented 2017-11-06 09:41:13 -0500
And the same study showed 5 in 5 Rebel readers are f&ckin a$$holes, but that was like telling us that the sky is blue.
commented 2017-11-04 16:09:58 -0400
I agree, Bravo Zulu.
So what we need to do is to get The Rebel to crowd fund a trip for these bozos so they can experience the good life first hand. Henry Ford did it WWI when he hired a shipful of Lefty/Progressives to go to Europe to end the war. Why not do something like that? I’d contribute $100 to give some millennial jackass the education zhe has been missing. Think of the coverage the MSM would give it. It would be worth 1000 times what it costs.
commented 2017-11-04 13:44:13 -0400
Only because they have never lived under those leaders.

Their lifestyles would change if they did and I suspect they would learn to hate quickly.
commented 2017-11-04 03:25:51 -0400
The leftie academics have evidently achieved their multi-generational purpose… Breed a whole new generation of “useful idiots”… They couldn’t pull that off in the 50s and 60s and 70s because there were enough “political refugee kids” from Eastern Europe in their midst who could set them straight about why their “grandpa was shot” by Stalin’s goons or sent to Siberia… That counterbalance, obviously, doesn’t exist today…
commented 2017-11-03 21:58:43 -0400
Telling us these kids need to get their heads out of the sand doesn’t help fix things. How are we going to fix it is the real question. One place you can send millennial’s for some basic facts is PragerU.com. I love that sight. Short 5 min videos that bring clarity to issues. Check it out some time.
commented 2017-11-03 20:00:02 -0400
It is a known fact that most Communists, after using the Toilet, revert to the Right Hand, to cleanse their selves with. Perhaps they should be shot as Traitors. It might be a good idea to use paper also, even if it is the Daily Worker.
commented 2017-11-03 19:35:11 -0400
1 in 5 millennials are obviously brain dead stupid.
commented 2017-11-03 18:32:42 -0400
This is the true mind of the Millenial generation.

War is coming.

Be ready.
commented 2017-11-03 17:21:38 -0400
I wonder how many of these idiots and occupy protesters are in line for the new Iphone?
commented 2017-11-03 17:20:43 -0400
Paul Dixon i fully agree, they are under the delusion that socialism and communism is merely a free ride.
They are grossly misinformed.
Communists are the slime of humanity.

Jamie Macmaster good point about their gender confusion LOL!
commented 2017-11-03 16:38:10 -0400
.. In Other News, 1 In 5 Millennials Don’t Know Who Stalin, Kim Jong Un Are.
commented 2017-11-03 15:58:17 -0400
Lost boys and girls, education has really been dumbed down!
commented 2017-11-03 15:35:04 -0400
" over 20 per cent of Millennials consider dictators Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un to be “heroes.”  

Shrug. 20 percent of Millennials can’t even make up their minds if they’re boys or girls.
commented 2017-11-03 15:33:04 -0400
Good – take the 51% who prefer socialism and communism and move them to Cuba or Venezuela. Most of them think they like socialism because of Bernie’s “take from the rich and give to the rest of us who can’t be bothered working” tirades, or because they receive big government handouts to go to university to major in gender studies, or because their moms and dads paid for them to go on a vacation to some Cuban beach and drink tequilas all day while admiring the wonderful paradise that Fidel created – “the place is so beautiful and crime is low”!!
Sheesh!! What next!