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According to the latest survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a D.C.-based nonprofit, one in two U.S. millennials say they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist democracy.

What’s more, 22% of them have a favorable view of Karl Marx and a surprising number see Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un as “heroes.”

 

The survey, which was conducted by research and data firm YouGov, found that millennials are the least knowledgable generation on the subject, with 71% failing to identify the proper definition of communism.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millennials-communism-sounds-pretty-chill-2017-11-01

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Peter Hitchens on Castro

I’m sorry but I simply cannot take people seriously who hold any neo position when it comes to ideologies. Sure you are able to possess the paraphernalia and read the creeds of the particular ideology you adhere to. But are you not still maintaining the void that only actual practice of said ideology can fulfill? This seems to be a common trait among the followers of obliterated ideologies such as communism and national socialism who are only able to rummage through the remains of a glorious past that’s now defunct. 

Schemes of thought such as Creative Evolution, Scientific Humanism, or Communism, fix men’s affections on the future ─ on the very core of temporality. Hence nearly all vices are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past, and love to the present; fear, avarice, and ambition look ahead.

C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters