The following was published by commentator Elizabeth Stauffer on the website The American Crisis.
Support for socialism in America has jumped in the last few years, particularly among Democrats.
A Hill-HarrisX poll conducted last August found that 56 percent of Democrats had a favorable view of socialism.
A YouGov poll conducted in Oct. 2020, revealed that 40 percent of Americans view socialism positively. Among the Gen Z group, those between the ages of 16 and 23, a whopping 49 percent have a favorable opinion of socialism, a gain of nine points from October 2019.
Vladimir Lenin once famously said, “The goal of socialism is communism.”
Sadly, unless an individual has actually experienced the agony of communism firsthand, they don’t truly understand it. Many Americans believe that socialism will address what they view as