Miseducated or Stupid?

A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country.
A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country.

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter. Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who Vladimir Lenin was view him favorably. Lenin was the first premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Half of millennials have never heard of Communist Mao Zedong, who ruled China from 1949 to 1959 and was responsible for the deaths of 45 million Chinese people.

The number of people who died at the hands of Josef Stalin may be as high as 62 million. However, almost one-third of millennials think former President George W. Bush is responsible for more killings than Stalin. By the way, Adolf Hitler, head of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, was responsible for the deaths of about 20 million people. The Nazis come in as a poor third in terms of history's most prolific mass murderers. According to professor Rudolph Rummel's research, the 20th century, mankind's most brutal century, saw 262 million people's lives destroyed at the hands of their own governments.

Young people who weren't alive during World War II and its Cold War aftermath might be forgiven for not knowing the horrors of socialism. Some of their beliefs represent their having been indoctrinated by their K-12 teachers and college professors. There was such leftist hate for former President George W. Bush that it's not out of the question that those 32 percent of millennials were taught by their teachers and professors that Bush murdered more people than Stalin.

America's communists, socialists and Marxists have little knowledge of socialist history. Bradley Birzer, a professor of history at Hillsdale College, explains this in an article for The American Conservative titled “Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins.” Joseph Goebbels wrote in 1925, “It would be better for us to end our existence under Bolshevism than to endure slavery under capitalism.” This Nazi sentiment might be shared by Sen. Bernie Sanders and his comrade Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Goebbels added, “I think it is terrible that we and the Communists are bashing in each other's heads”.

When the tragedies of socialist regimes — such as those in Venezuela, the USSR, China, Cuba and many others — are pointed out to America's leftists, they hold up Sweden as their socialist role model. But they are absolutely wrong about Sweden. Johan Norberg points this out in his documentary “Sweden: Lessons for America?” Americans might be surprised to learn that Sweden's experiment with socialism was a relatively brief flirtation, lasting about 20 years and ending in disillusionment and reform. Reason magazine reports: “Sweden began rolling back government in the early 1990s, recapturing the entrepreneurial spirit that made it a wealthy country to begin with. High taxation and a generous array of government benefits are still around. But now it's also a nation of school vouchers, free trade, open immigration, light business regulation, and no minimum wage laws.” School vouchers, light business regulation and no minimum wage laws are practices deeply offensive to America's leftists.

Our young people are not the first Americans to admire tyrants and cutthroats. W.E.B. Du Bois, writing in the National Guardian in 1953, said, “Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature.” Walter Duranty called Stalin “the greatest living statesman” and “a quiet, unobtrusive man.” There was even leftist admiration for Hitler and fellow fascist Benito Mussolini. When Hitler came to power in January 1933, George Bernard Shaw described him as “a very remarkable man, a very able man.” President Franklin Roosevelt called Mussolini “admirable,” and he was “deeply impressed by what he (had) accomplished.” In 1972, John Kenneth Galbraith visited Communist China and praised Mao and the Chinese economic system. His Harvard University colleague John K. Fairbank believed that America could learn much from the Cultural Revolution, saying, “Americans may find in China's collective life today an ingredient of personal moral concern for one's neighbor that has a lesson for us all.”

Are Americans who admire the world's most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid? Or do they have some kind of devious agenda?


About Walter E.WilliamsWalter E.Williams

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Williams is also the author of several books. Among these are The State Against Blacks, later made into a television documentary, America: A Minority Viewpoint, All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, More Liberty Means Less Government, Liberty Versus The Tyranny of Socialism, and recently his autobiography, Up From The Projects.

  • 32 thoughts on “Miseducated or Stupid?

    1. Mr. Walter Williams,
      I have been a fan of yours since the late 80’s or early 90’s when you sometimes filled in for Rush on WMAL!
      You should be the Secretary of Education, as you are among the most brilliant minds in modern day America!

      THE FOLLOWING IS FOR THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELFS PATRIOTS
      Are you WILLING to die for America? Are you ABLE to defend America, are you willing to DIE FOR AMERICA? DO YOU OWN ARMS, I.E., GUNS? If you don’t, arm up, as another UN-CIVIL WAR is coming one day to this GREAT COUNTRY I CALL AMERICA? My home!

      Things to Ponder (i.e.…think)
      If you believe in God, these 10 Commandments are our guide to live by for all times. If foolish and don’t believe in God, the last 5 Commandments are what every law or rule today are based on!

      You shall have no other gods before Me.

      You shall not make idols.

      You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

      Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

      Honor your father and your mother.

      You shall not murder.

      You shall not commit adultery.

      You shall not steal.

      You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

      You shall not covet.
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      Now look at the 10 main points of the Communist Manifesto. (We are there already, Comrade’)(My thoughts)

      The Communist Manifesto was written on 2-21-1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engel.

      Abolishing ownership of all private property. (You never own it, if you pay taxes on everything)
      Establishing system of heavy taxation (There already)
      Abolishing the right to inherit (Government takes 55-58% inheritance taxes)
      Centralizing credit and establishment of a state bank (Federal Reserve)
      Centralizing communication and transport with the state (control TV, Radio, and what we drive.)
      Confiscating all emigrant and rebel property (If you tick off the Federalizes, they take everything)
      Extending the means of production to the state (They take every single thing you own)
      Equalizing liability to all levels of labor (no one gets ahead of anyone else by working harder)
      Combining agriculture and manufacturing industries (Subsidized farming, the auto and bank bailouts)
      Establishing a free public education system (Children are indoctrinated by Government only)
      ———————————————————————————————————————
      This Great Country, America was founded to do away with HEAVY TAXATION, and BIG IN YOUR FACE GOVERNMENT! It could become AmeriKa! ‘ello Comrade’!
      Equality to ALL, Favoritism to NONE!
      America, Home of the Free, because of the Brave!
      If you Love your Freedoms, Thank a Veteran. They know ‘Sacrifice’! Do you?
      Don’t let the SACRIFICES OF THE GREATEST GENERATION slip into Communism! If my dad could rise from his casket, a WW2 Army Veteran, he’d likely say, “and I fought for what?”
      Socialism = Communism!
      I’ve always been crazy, but it’s kept me from going insane!

      I’m a PROUD VIET NAM VETERAN, willing to die for AMERICA! ARE YOU?
      If not, you are a MILK-SOP! Look that up if your Socialistic DemoTARD Pinko Commie EdumaKatio taught you how to use a dictionary!
      As we slide down to Communism, America is becoming, ameriKa! eLLo Comrades!
      Take a stand and tell every Commie why they are wrong! And the only Guide you need is The U.S. Contitution, and the Bill of Rights!
      I’m not a highly educated man, but I understand what the Constitution, and Bill of Rights says! The Founders wrote it so everyone could understand them in plain English!

    2. Were I president I would try to recruit you, Mr. Williams to be the secretary of education. Your writings should be mandatory reading for all Amercan school age children.

    3. Well Walter I think they’ve just plain been brainwashed by a Leftwing dominated educational system since the 70’s. So unless their parents raise them to stand on their own their own two feet, be fiercely independent, think for themselves critically and question authority, they’ll inevitably fall under the control of a nanny government.

    4. Kids, today, are being taught that in a Communist America everything would be free. You know, like in Soviet Russia, or Communist Cuba or China. The meccas of freedom and prosperity.
      The NEA, following their communist masters, have for decades, told kids that the United States stole everything it has. America has robbed, raped & murdered people to enslave them and steal their wealth. So, America is the problem in the world, while the Glorious People’s Republic of North Korea is so full of free, healthy, rich, highly-educated communist slaves.
      Have any of you looked at your kids school books? They are not taught Civics. The kids believe the government is there to help them succeed and that is the all powerful force, like a god. When I was younger, the police took me from the Superintendant’s Office because I had read my daughter’s books. I protested and it came to my choke hold on the communist prick. Americans are SUPPOSED to be involved in government and education. It is part of being an American. But, Americans are such self-absorbed cowards, I really feel the United States is lost, because freedom requires so much effort. You may wake one day to a Communist America because you were too busy, or too involved to stop it.

    5. More like “Stupid AND Miseducated”. Because they are so stupid that they don’t see that what leftists teachers and professors are trying to shove down their throats is a total bunch of hogwash.

    6. I taught for over 30 years. The morons at every level of supervision would do or say anything if it meant their advancement. Any of us that stood firmly against such garbage were looked down on. These idiots have been indoctrinated to believe if that if you play fair and nice… every one else will too. I wonder how the over 100,000,000 that died due to war in the 20th century feel about that? If people can not see that these liberals are leading us to civil war someday, I really can’t believe their ignorance. When all the country follows their make nice philosophy, I wonder where they think the soldiers are going to come from to defend us?

    7. “The New Totalitarians” ought to be a full semester required book with a required class throughout all 3 years of High School, until the consequences of Sweden’s Socialism & result of Communism is drummed into their heads. Students should have to read it, write about it, discuss it ad nauseum.
      Socialism is a greased and heated slippery slope and always turns into Communism.
      Always.

    8. What the young fail to realize is that even in Communist/Socialist countries there are still elitist, rich, above the law people, but also the remainder of the population are poorer, by a large margin. Virtually no middle class exists. Their dreams of equality will only mean they are going to be equally poor.

    9. Most millennials are idiots based on the quality of their education. It’s so ironic that the so-called ANTI FAscists are really fascist. And that Fascism and Communism are so closely aligned. What Antifa and the Left doesn’t like has nothing to do with Fascism. It has to do with Nationalism, i.e. putting America first. Something long overdue.

    10. It’s a Shame this and any Message Like it ,
      Is Only Going to be in Forums Like This !
      The Truth Will Never Be Uttered in the Open Publicly !
      For Fear of Reprisal and Condemnation !
      America is Failing, As We Hear Our Elected
      Call the USA. an Experiment ! We Are Not !
      An Experiment ! We Just Have Weak Minded ,
      Lazy People in Control of Our Government !
      I am But 1 of Millions Who Have Pledged an ,
      Oath to Protect and Defend the Constitution .
      And I Like Most of them Will Honor that Oath.
      Till and Up to My Dying Breath .
      We Can , And Must Stand Our Ground or
      be Swallowed up By Ignorant Masses .

      1. WELL…..do your Constitutional Duty, organize a million angry patriots and surround capital hill.
        I know, you have a job and too busy. Cowardice is killing the United States.

        1. @ craig
          I’m By No Means a Coward !
          I’m Wheelchair Bound Now in Part By My Service in the USMC .
          I still do my Best to go to rallies for Our Rights at My state Capital !
          What other than Degrade others have you Done ?

          1. Mark DV, If he’s the same Craig in another comment, he has also strangled people: “my choke hold on the communist prick.” Sounds like a troll to me.

      2. Marc,
        On this day which lives in infamy, thank you for your service. Don’t let Craig get under your skin, bloviated jackasses like him are a dime a dozen.

    11. Millennials are stupid by design having been miseducated as the means of their indoctrination.
      “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed”. Joseph Stalin
      The 60’s radicals who are in charge of our educational system admire despotic rulers like Stalin and Marx. They are training an entire generation into becoming good little useful idiots. If we want to keep The United States of America we had better wrest control of the educational system out of the hands of those who would rather see our demise.
      Get rid of the teachers union and take back the text books. The social engineering being perpetrated in schools today must be eliminated, and we need to start teaching the three R’s again and un-revised history. Do these things and we have a chance, keep allowing the left to control our children’s minds and we are doomed for failure.

    12. I’m sorry, But it is the SCHOOLS that are teaching this, I was born AFTER WW 2 and know full well what happened in the USSR, China and Europe. I blame the teachers for NOT doing their job but using the class room as a stage the “Brain Washing”

    13. What is the antidote for academic indoctrination? Learning truly must begin at home. My father taught me not to believe ANYTHING I was told in school that wasn’t strictly math and science – and nowadays, you can even scratch science. By the time I was in 12th grade (I’m 73 now) there was no longer any pretense of impartiality in the schools. I’ll never forget how excruciating it was to be forced to listen for hours to Leftist faculty drivel and attend propaganda “assemblies”. The only solution on the horizon is home education and charter schools – and you can believe that the Left is trying with every resource to either ban or subvert both.

    14. Nobody is mentioning how Mao Tze Dung sponsored the driving of chopsticks up the nostrils of millions of shop keepers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, mechanics, scientists, pilots, and Christians. Communist leaders end up wealthy, while the majority of workers suffer great poverty, death as slaves. Useful idiots don’t rebel.

    15. 1848 – Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa – das Gespenst des Kommunismus.

      2018 – Ein Gespenst geht um in Welt – das Gespenst des Kommunismus.

    16. and why is their no call to Arms by are leader, to put down this destruction of America??? my God, we now HAVE TERRORIST SUPPORTERS WITH SEATS IN THE SENATE and CONGRESS. at a state level we have communist Judges that are taking the constitution,2nd amendment away from the population and allowing criminal insurgents, FREE Rain in our cities. What are OUR LEADERS waiting for???to be helpless on our knees????

    17. As a former high school business education teacher and coach, I can tell you that public education gave into the “The Left” a very long time ago. I made a point to show how socialism was being taught in public schools and was vilified for exposing the truth. Is it any wonder that Christian and private schools are bulging at the seems knowing that their children are being “brainwashed” with the current system. Lenin was right! Parents need to wake up!

    18. “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” – Benjamin Franklin

    19. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (aka ‘Lenin”) said, “Give me the children for four years, and I will turn the nation into a communist state.”

      The Presstitutes of the Amerikan LeftStream EneMedia, the BolshieCrats, the spineless RINOs, some of the clergy and most of academia are willfully destroying America. I am afraid that by 2040, the firmer USA shall have become the USSA, a third world s#it-hole.

    20. The younger generations, as in the past, are not educated in the horrors of socialism. The indoctrination camps known as academia will not teach the facts, hence the students think socialism is utopia. Most are facing huge student loan debt and are disillusioned with not having a 6 figure income handed to them. They want free stuff and our politicians are more than willing to promise it to them.

    21. Kids, today, are being taught that in a Communist America everything would be free. You know, like in Soviet Russia, or Communist Cuba or China. The meccas of freedom and prosperity.
      The NEA, following their communist masters, have for decades, told kids that the United States stole everything it has. America has robbed, raped & murdered people to enslave them and steal their wealth. So, America is the problem in the world, while the Glorious People’s Republic of North Korea is so full of free, healthy, rich, highly-educated communist slaves.
      Have any of you looked at your kids school books? They are not taught Civics. The kids believe the government is there to help them succeed and that is the all powerful force, like a god. When I was younger, the police took me from the Superintendant’s Office because I had read my daughter’s books. I protested and it came to my choke hold on the communist prick. Americans are SUPPOSED to be involved in government and education. It is part of being an American. But, Americans are such self-absorbed cowards, I really feel the United States is lost, because freedom requires so much effort. You may wake one day to a Communist America because you were too busy, or too involved to stop it.

    22. Once again thank you Dr. Williams for boldly speaking the truth!
      It’s so unfortunate that you are speaking to the choir. Perhaps we, the choir, will echo your message with a hope some will listen.
      NEVER give up, even if you remain the only soilder standing!

    23. Hardcore liberals, socialists and communists are for the most part brain hardwired into the beliefs they have–others must be “convinced”–one way or another. What we are witnessing in the U.S. is the destruction of our republic managed by the key democrats in state and national politics and supported strongly by those in the media who have the same beliefs. Our country will be as we know of it today will be gone in the next 25 years–sorry to say but sadly the truth.

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