Despite the death and destruction caused by socialism, it remains popular among millennials

With over 100-million deaths caused by socialism and billions enslaved, millennials keep flocking to this failed and vile ideology. The evidence of misery and death caused by socialism is irrefutable, yet many young people continue to believe it is the answer to all the world’s problems.

It seems millennials are only interested in the fantasy of socialism and not its reality. The reality of socialism is apparently too disgusting, deplorable, and bloody for them to accept.

Walter E. Williams explains in The Daily Signal:

Why People Keep Falling for Socialism, Despite the Evidence

Poverty is no mystery, and it’s easily avoidable.

The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was $24,755.

To beat those poverty thresholds is fairly simple. Here’s the road map: complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen.

How about some numbers? A single person taking a minimum wage job would earn an annual income of $15,080. A married couple would earn $30,160.

By the way, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than 4 percent of hourly workers in 2016 were paid the minimum wage. That means that over 96 percent of workers earned more than the minimum wage.

Not surprising is the fact that among both black and white married couples, the poverty rate is in the single digits. Most poverty is in female-headed households.

Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign garnered considerable appeal from millennials. These young people see socialism as superior to free-market capitalism. Capitalism doesn’t do well in popularity polls, despite the fact that it has eliminated many of mankind’s worst problems, such as pestilence and gross hunger and poverty.

One of the reasons is that capitalism is always evaluated against the nonexistent, nonrealizable utopias of socialism or communism. Any earthly system, when compared with a utopia, will not fare well. Indeed, socialism sounds good but, when practiced, leads to disaster.

Those disasters have been experienced in countries such as the USSR, China, most African nations, and, most recently, Venezuela. When these disasters are pointed out, the excuse is inadequacies of socialist leaders rather than socialism itself.

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