WATCH: Students Are In Love With Socialism (But Have No Clue What It Is!)
Today, if you’re a college student in America, the in thing to believe in is socialism. With college campuses leaning more to the left than ever, it’s become the de-facto political ideology of choice.But there’s just one problem — they have no clue what socialism is.
Campus Reform reported:
While it’s clear that young people increasingly view socialism in a positive light, it’s also clear that many of them are uneducated about what it entails, or the impact it’s had throughout history.
The same poll found many millennials are unfamiliar with historical figures often associated with socialism, such as Che Guevara, Joseph Stalin, and Karl Marx.
Wanting to see what millennials in D.C. thought of socialism, Campus Reform headed to Washington, D.C. to ask students two simple questions: “Do you like socialism?” and “What is socialism?”
It quickly became clear that while most of the people we spoke with held an idyllic view of socialism, most had little idea of what it actually is.
One student said of socialism, “I think people throw that word around to try and scare you, but if helping people is socialism, than I’m for it.”