More than a third of millennials polled approve of communism

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A Lithuanian friend of mine's mother grew up in the USSR. She'd like to have a word with these idiots to let them know what it was really like living under a communist regime.
 

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The way I see it these polls more reflect support for Bernie than for any sort of communist state.
Reddit (which has a large user base which includes lots of younger folks) loves Bernie - and for good reason. Bernie is by far the better candidate compared to Joe.

Not flipflopping to whichever way the wind blows, standing up against the rich and tax evaders.
 

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A Lithuanian friend of mine's mother grew up in the USSR. She'd like to have a word with these idiots to let them know what it was really like living under a communist regime.
They did it wrong.... Marx said first Capitalism and once it peak you move to communism.
 

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Maybe we just raised a dumb generation?

Could have been mass media (we were specifically warned against television), or maybe pop music like the elders warned at the time lol..
Personally I believe it was social media that got to them.
People can barely handle their local ****, never mind every culture in the world's ****.
 

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True. I would have think the three have one thing in common: Poepholle.
Precisely, which is why I said Papa is smarter than you. Not that that says much, the bar is quite low. But you get my drift.
 

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So what we have now is not real communism? Weird because you lot spent most of this thread arguing otherwise.
Real communism as defined by karl marx probably doesn't exist anymore if ever. Except for the sacp who are just completely random and irrelevant at the moment, the current crop of communist states are actually authoritarian states practicing capitalistic economics, except for north korea as a question mark since that place is an information black hole.
 

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Just remember millennials, when you put a dictator on the throne thinking it will solve all the worlds problems, it will not be the dictator like in the Hollywood movies you can reason, please, negotiate with. Your wokedness will not save you from a brutal police state. Your charming personality and understanding persuasion will not stop your rights from being stripped away. You will beg and plead to go back to your old way of life, and your cries will fall on deaf ears as you are being dragged off to prison for being a dissident and your family stripped of their jobs and house for even talking to you. And when you get out of jail and you are standing on the side walk begging because you can't find a job, the police will demand a payment for you to be able to stand there. If you cannot pay they will beat you and drag you back to jail.

You really haven't fully thought all of this through. Everything I've just described was day to day life in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Libya etc just before the Arab Spring.
 

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A Lithuanian friend of mine's mother grew up in the USSR. She'd like to have a word with these idiots to let them know what it was really like living under a communist regime.
I've got a friend in Europe, also from eastern Europe. Same.

But hey, maybe this time around that red hot stove plate won't burn, have faith, keep on trying.
 

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Real communism as defined by karl marx probably doesn't exist anymore if ever. Except for the sacp who are just completely random and irrelevant at the moment, the current crop of communist states are actually authoritarian states practicing capitalistic economics, except for north korea as a question mark since that place is an information black hole.
Yup, more or less what i have been arguing in this thread.
 

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Just remember millennials, when you put a dictator on the throne thinking it will solve all the worlds problems, it will not be the dictator like in the Hollywood movies you can reason, please, negotiate with. Your wokedness will not save you from a brutal police state. Your charming personality and understanding persuasion will not stop your rights from being stripped away. You will beg and plead to go back to your old way of life, and your cries will fall on deaf ears as you are being dragged off to prison for being a dissident and your family stripped of their jobs and house for even talking to you.
Memes, feels, smartass chirps and debates not advised either.
 

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So what we have now is not real communism? Weird because you lot spent most of this thread arguing otherwise.
What China has now(not we, we aren't part of China yet) is what you get after you've failed to implement real communism and life mostly goes on for those that are left who didn't starve to death.

Fascism and Cronyism as a result/leftover of communism.

We are in the pre communist phase, commonly referred to as democratic socialism. Were we have a capitalist economy fighting for life on its last legs and a communist government standing over it and kicking it.
 
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Just remember millennials, when you put a dictator on the throne thinking it will solve all the worlds problems, it will not be the dictator like in the Hollywood movies you can reason, please, negotiate with. Your wokedness will not save you from a brutal police state. Your charming personality and understanding persuasion will not stop your rights from being stripped away. You will beg and plead to go back to your old way of life, and your cries will fall on deaf ears as you are being dragged off to prison for being a dissident and your family stripped of their jobs and house for even talking to you. And when you get out of jail and you are standing on the side walk begging because you can't find a job, the police will demand a payment for you to be able to stand there. If you cannot pay they will beat you and drag you back to jail.

You really haven't fully thought all of this through. Everything I've just described was day to day life in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Libya etc just before the Arab Spring.
I dunno man. What if you win the purity spiral.
 

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Seen the damage communism does with me own peepers.
Idiots have no clue what it does.
 
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