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Today's news from Fox News no less.
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Nearly half of all U.S. millennials believe the greatest safe space of them all would be living under a socialist regime.

That’s according to a new study from research firm YouGov and Washington, D.C.-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which surveyed over 2,000 people regarding their views on socialism and the communist political system. The biggest takeaway from the study was that one out of every two millennials surveyed said they would rather live in a socialist or communist country over a capitalist democracy like the U.S.

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

Nearly 45 percent of millennials polled said that they would prefer to live in a socialist country compared to the 42 percent who said they preferred a capitalist one. Another 7 percent said that the preferred living in a communist country above all. The findings show that the percentage of millennials who prefer socialism over capitalism if a full 10 points higher than that of the general population.

By comparison, over half of baby boomers polled favor capitalism, compared to 26 percent who support a socialist system.

The report also found that one in five Americans in their 20s consider former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin a hero, despite his genocide of Ukrainians and Orthodox priests. Over a quarter of millennials polled also thought the same for Vladimir Lenin and Kim Jong Un.

One of the most troubling findings of the report is that over 40 percent of Americans believe that there should be restrictions placed on the First Amendment and free speech to ensure that anything being said is not “offensive.”

The survey also uncovered that a basic working knowledge of communism among all Americans is lacking.

Seven out of 10 Americans do not know the definition of communism as it is most often confused with socialism. The same amount also underestimates the number of people who have been killed by communist regimes.

"This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism 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,” Smith said.
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Let me add:

Wyoming population 585,501  
California population 39.350,000

ratio 0.01464 for California voters with 55 electoral college votes
ratio 0.05454 for Wyoming voters with 3 electoral college votes

So if you live in Wyoming your vote counts approx. 4 times that of a California voter.

The US constitution was writen before the UK came up with the first prototype of the steam powered locomotive or power plant.
Not to mention the the 2nd amendment which always all the mass murders and at least 30 murders a day because of the plethora of handguns it allows.
In short, the US constition is an badly worn antique from a totally different time in modener history.

That's why Trump was "elected" with approx three million fewer votes than Clinton.

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Post time 2017-11-4 15:24:02 |Display all floors
The survey also uncovered that a basic working knowledge of communism among all Americans is lacking.

Seven out of 10 Americans do not know the definition of communism as it is most often confused with socialism


If that is the case, then how is it that "Nearly 45 percent of millennials polled said that they would prefer to live in a socialist country compared to the 42 percent who said they preferred a capitalist one. Another 7 percent said that the preferred living in a communist country above all. The findings show that the percentage of millennials who prefer socialism over capitalism if a full 10 points higher than that of the general population."

How can they prefer something that they do not understand about? Could it be that they are so disillusioned over the democratic system that any other political system would do? Another question is why there is a lack of understanding of other political system? Is it because of too much propaganda, indoctrination (something that some people would like to accuse China of)? I am very sure political science is taught in college.

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Post time 2017-11-4 15:29:26 |Display all floors
I don't think you'll find many American tourist which would tell you that China is an unsafe place.

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huaqiao Post time: 2017-11-3 23:24
The survey also uncovered that a basic working knowledge of communism among all Americans is lacking ...

So you admit you don't the the difference between communism and socialism either..

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emanreus Post time: 2017-11-3 23:29
I don't think you'll find many American tourist which would tell you that China is an unsafe place.
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Just be wary of other white people here in China.

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robert237 Post time: 2017-11-4 15:47
Just be wary of other white people here in China.

Nothing to do with skin taint...
Certain Japs are more anti China as Americans ever were or will be...

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Post time 2017-11-4 21:34:45 |Display all floors
This post was edited by robert237 at 2017-11-4 05:37
emanreus Post time: 2017-11-4 04:47
Nothing to do with skin taint...
Certain Japs are more anti China as Americans ever were or will b ...

You're talking in general terms and you are correct my friend.
I was talking about being a white individual in China.

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