Poll Shows Millennials Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism

Annual Report on US Attitudes towards Socialism Shows Americans Still Have a Lot To Learn

Compiled by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation/October 2017

This year’s centennial anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution has caused many to reflect on the legacies that Marxism and communism have left on our cultural memory. 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?

When the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation published its inaugural study on American attitudes toward socialism and communism in 2016, the results revealed some disturbing trends in American society.

The second annual study tracks how opinions about communism among Americans have changed since 2016.

As of this year, 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.

According to the poll, the majority of America’s largest generation would prefer to live in a socialist or communism society than in a free enterprise system that includes private property and limited government. However, results show that, despite Millennials’ enthusiasm for socialism and communism, they do not, in fact, know what those terms mean.

Participants were asked to choose the best definition for each term. Definitions are commonly accepted and adapted from Wikipedia. (Due to rounding, totals may not equal 100%)

Another finding of the 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. Results suggest that Millennials who favor socialism and communism have not thoroughly considered the implications of their political beliefs.

A full report is available at http://victimsofcommunism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/YouGov-VOC-2017-for-Media-Release-November-2-2017-final.pdf

November 7, 2017 declared National Day for Victims of Communism.

National Day for the Victims of Communism

Anti-Antifa Stores Now Abound Online: Capitalism is Winning

Antifa stores started popping up all over the Internet in the last month or so. See Antifa Supply Stores Being Launched: Truth IS Stranger Than Fiction: New Items Daily

http://skepticreview.com/2017/08/31/antifa-supply-store-recently-launched-truth-stranger-fiction/

Now, the Anti-Antifa products are available as well–some vendors are even offering products from both sides and at times it can even be hard to tell the difference.

While some of these Anti-Antifa products seem to be in good humor, others not so much–echoing a message of violence and counter-violence.

Take a look at some of today’s t-shirts and stickers for sale:

And the not so funny:

More items to be added, but one thing is for certain. This Antifa sticker appears to not be true:

New Anti-Antifa shopping items 9.11.17

Antifa Supply Stores Being Launched: Truth IS Stranger Than Fiction: New Items Daily

Gretchen Mullen, Skeptic Review

It’s Going Down is a digital community center from anarchist, anti-fascist, autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements. The mission is to provide a resilient platform to publicize and promote revolutionary theory and action.

It’s Going Down maintains an online store which gives a glimpse into the Antifa/Anarchist mindset.

It also links to a new online store called Limitless, launched on July 31, 2017.

Here are a few sample items:

Clothing items: The catalog notes that black sunglasses pair well with black hat.

Buttons:

Stickers:

Zines: Catalog describes item as zines on topics related to “insurrectionary anarchy.”

And a few new items from Etsy:

Punch Nazis Antifa Hand Embroidery only $41.82
Everything’s Better When We’re Smashing Together 2 Patches
Antifa Punch Your Local Nazi Leggings only $57.00

AND JUST FROM HERE AND THERE AROUND THE WEB…

Antifa United Card Knife for sale at online ammo store
Stylish face shield

Today’s new items (9.2.17)

Anti Imperialist Solidarity – East German Antifa Clutch $54.16
Anti Imperialist Solidarity – East German Antifa Throw Pillow only $20.84
Antifa Messenger Bag, Black, Medium only $125

Today’s new items (9.3.2017):

Blues Lives Splatter Stickers
F the Police Brass Knuckles Shirt $35
Antifascist Sticker for sale

Today’s new Antifa items (9.4.2017)

Love Antifa Hate Cops sticker
Police Not Welcome sticker
Gas Mask Sticker

New Masks For Sale, various outlets,  9.8.17