I sometimes wonder from where support for someone like Hillary Clinton comes. Sadly, I have come to believe that voters have a fundamental lack of knowledge. Nonsense, say you. But au contraire, mon ami, say I. These statistics will shock you (from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Towards Socialism):
80 percent of baby boomers and 91 percent of elderly Americans believe that communism was and still is a problem in the world today, while just 55 percent of millennials say the same.
When asked their opinion of capitalism, 64 percent of Americans over the age of 65 said they viewed it favorably, compared to just 42 percent of millennials.
According to the report, one-third (32 percent) of millennials believed that more people were killed under George W. Bush than under Joseph Stalin. (Stalin was one of the great mass murders in all of history, only surpassed by Mao – another communist.)
1 MAO ZEDONG
China (1949-76) Regime Communist Victims 60 million
China’s so-called ‘Great Helmsman’ was in fact the greatest mass murderer in history. Most of his victims were his fellow Chinese, murdered as ‘landlords’ after the communist takeover. They were starved or killed and tortured in labour camps in the Cultural Revolution of the Sixties.
2 JOSEPH STALIN
Soviet Union (1929-53) Regime Communist Victims 40 million
Lenin’s paranoid successor was the runner-up to Mao in the mass-murder stakes. Stalin imposed a deliberate famine on Ukraine, killed millions of the wealthier peasants – or ‘kulaks’ – as he forced them off their land, and purged his own party, shooting thousands and sending millions more to work as slaves and perish in the Gulag.
When millennial respondents were asked about their familiarity with various historical communist figures, 42 percent were unfamiliar with Mao Zedong, 40 percent with Che Guevara, and 33 percent with Vladimir Lenin—three notorious figures in communist regimes. Among millennials familiar with Lenin, 25 percent viewed him favorably.
Because of left-wing media, left-wing professors and the left-wing Democrat Party we have an entire generation, currently the largest American generation, that is largely unaware of the deadliest century in human history. Why was it so deadly, ask you? Because “communism” is unnatural. The only way to make people be “communistic” is at the point of a gun. And when they still refuse, the “leader” pulls the trigger! If you think the United States is immune, you would be wrong!