by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
Just read an article on the Zero Hedge website this morning (10/28) that noted that 7 out of every 10 millennials now claims they will vote socialist. This according to a report by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
The article noted that “The report found that support for communism increased by 36% from 2018’s numbers as capitalism continues to go out of style. It’s likely due to a shift in higher education, where Marxist ideology is taught favorably.” This is hardly the entire problem, though. Marxist ideology has been taught favorably in institutions of “higher learning” in this country for at least the past three generations, and most likely to some extent, before that. So this is hardly a recent development, though it may be more flagrantly evident right now that it was in the past.
As to what constitutes a “millennial” according to some reports, it is someone born between the early 1980s and 1990s. Some do include kids born in the early 2000s. Roughly people between their mid-teens and mid-30s.
The article observed that “…only 57% of millennials said they believe the Declaration of Independence better ‘guarantees freedom and equality’ compared to the Communist Manifesto.’ And one in five millennials indicated that ‘society would be better if all private property was abolished.'”
So, if we take these figures at face value that means that 43% of our millennials favor the Communist Manifesto over the Declaration of Independence!
What can you say to this? It seems evident that education, at least in the public sector, in this country has been severely tampered with and that real education has been subtly replaced with Marxist propaganda, which most parents of college age students are blithely, totally, unaware of. It would seem as if Red China’s Cultural Revolution has quietly taken place here and no one has bothered to inform us.
Then the question also arises–why have our college students been so eager to embrace Marxist thought? If they had never heard any of this until their college years, wouldn’t more of them be apt to rebel against it? Admittedly, some would accept it, but not nearly as many.
Again, what does that tell you? If you stop and think about it for a minute, it should tell you that most kids are getting doses of socialism somewhere along the line in grades K-12 and that, by the time they get to college they have had enough socialist indoctrination in the earlier grades that what they are now getting in college seems nothing more than a more advanced course of the same thing they had in high school, or even middle school!
There may be some schools that are the exception to this, but not as many as we could probably hope for.
What we need to start coming to grips with, especially if we are Christians, is that socialist and Marxist propaganda are alive and well in our public school systems in this country. Again, this is not new! I can recall reading books written back in the 1960s about communist propaganda in public schools.
It seems with the advent of more radical socialists in Congress, this problem has become even more aggravated and our public school systems are becoming more and more like the Mainstream Media–apologists for all forms of socialist agendas. Christians, if they are willing to do something, have a solution. They can start taking their kids out of public schools and finding viable Christian alternatives. If you don’t start doing this, and soon, the kids you lose will be your own!
As Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
That being the case, we may end up destroying ourselves.