During a trip to the streets of Washington DC, Campus Reform learned that college students love socialism, yet don’t even know what it is.
Much of the rise in popularity can be credited to a Vermont Senator by the name of Bernie Sanders. Many of these students came off as big fans of socialism. They all agree that this is something that will “really benefit our country.” Despite being very fired up about the political system, they were very unclear about what it actually is. When they attempted to define it, they failed miserably.
Per Campus Reform:
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.
The same poll found that 45 percent of young Americans would be willing to support an openly socialist Presidential candidate.
The findings of this poll coincide with the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders, an avowed “Democratic Socialist” from Vermont who received millions of votes in the 2016 Democratic Primary, many of them from millennials.
While it’s clear that young people increasingly view socialism in a positive light, it’s also clear that many of them are uneducated about what it entails, or the impact it’s had throughout history.
The same poll found many millennials are unfamiliar with historical figures often associated with socialism, such as Che Guevara, Joseph Stalin, and Karl Marx.
During the interview, Campus Reform asked millenials in DC two easy questions. “Do you like socialism?” and “What is socialism?”
Check out their responses.
College Students Love Socialism, Can’t Define It
While these students have no idea what socialism is, it is something they support. How can you stand for something that you can’t even define? It’s a funny thought process, isn’t it?
Colleges continue to push their liberal agenda without actually teaching students about history. You know history, such as what socialism has done to countries such as Cuba.
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