Friday, November 03, 2017

"Knock Knock" ..." Who's There?".... "The Piper"


“Millennials now make up the largest generation in America, and we’re seeing some deeply worrisome trends,” said Marion Smith, executive director of the organization. “Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”

But do they even know what it is?


*A minority of demographers and researchers start the generation in the mid-to-late 1970s; the majority begin in 1980

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.

Smith explained that this “troubling turn” highlights pervasive historical illiteracy across the country and “the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction, and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik Revolution one hundred years ago.”

[...] “This report clearly reveals a need for educating our youth on the dangerous implications of socialist ideals.” Smith said. “We will continue to work with educators to build curriculum to address this important need.”


Good Idea Don

On the other hand,the systemic failure of our education system ," is "the systemic takeover of our education system by we radicals (like ‎Bernardine Dohrn · ‎Bill Ayers). 


Anonymous said...

"It's never to early to teach her about Socialism."

OK, but part of the "systematic failure of our educational system" is that Donald J. Trump Jr. doesn't know how spell "too".

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Srsly? Lots of us with man thumbs regullly unspely stuff in a hurry. Oil?

Anonymous said...

If it's the same poll I saw earlier (I think at Zero Hedge) the "definitions of communism, socialism, fascism and capitalism ALL SUCKED. They were not accurate, made fascism the absolute worst, while making both communism and socialism sound like "not so bad or radical" things...capitalism was also vague and quasi-neutral.

So, it's no surprise that, with such bias, you get garbage results: GIGO.

Anonymous said...

THIS is what I'd seen earlier...

See for yourself...*sigh*

Anonymous said...

Rodge you rascal, did you put the grenade in Forrest's hand?
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Grenade? Wha...
WHOA! How did that get there?

Anonymous said...

From page 5 of the study

(*Commonly accepted definitions adapted from Wikipedia*…
…that says it all…)

COMMUNISM: Socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money and the state

SOCIALISM: Economic and social systems characterized by social ownership and state control of the means of production, as well as the political theories, and movements associated with them

FASCISM: Form of radical authoritarian nationalism, haracterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce

CAPITALISM: Economic system based on free markets and the rule of law with legal protections for private ownership

g2loq said...

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