Confused Democrats or something like that.
This is hard to believe:
“Democrats view socialism more favorably than capitalism, Gallup says…”
The numbers are terrible when we look at young people:
Americans aged 18 to 29 are as positive about socialism (51%) as they are about capitalism (45%).
My guess is that they are confusing socialism with liberalism. In other words, they believe that government will provide health care, free education and so on. What they don’t understand is that all of these benefits come with very high taxes and a loss of personal freedom.
Also, a lot of young people don’t remember socialism or communism like my generation does. I saw this on the anniversary of The Berlin Wall. It went up 57 years ago. It came down 29 years ago. Unfortunately, a lot of young people don’t remember those dates.
It’s hard to believe but this is where we are. Our next challenge is to remind the young that socialism is not what they think it is.