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Once taboo, Socialism finds comrades among US Millennials

By MrMagic following x   2017 Nov 11, 1:30pm 653 views   6 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

Lee Carter, who this week won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, is part of a growing cadre of young politicians pledging their allegiance to the Democratic Socialists of America.

The 31-year-old former Marine is part of a growing cadre of Americans, particularly millennials, pledging their allegiance to the Democratic Socialists of America, the nation's fastest growing leftist group that was originally founded in 1982 as a foothold for Marxists.

Riding the wave of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders's spirited White House bid against primary rival Hillary Clinton, the organization is helping propel socialism out of the shadows.

In the years prior to the Sanders campaign, the DSA's number of card-carrying members hovered around 6,500 -- and has nearly quintupled since 2016's presidential race to more than 30,000.

Its median age has dropped from about 60 to 35, according to organizers, some of whom have playfully referred to the surge among youth as a "socialist baby boom."

Today Smith said millennials -- a generation that grew up during the 2008 financial crisis -- are eager for socialism, to "embrace the ideology and really fight with it publicly."

1   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Nov 11, 4:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We are fucked
2   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 11, 4:24pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

But someone told me the DNC voting bloc doesn’t support socialism...
3   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2017 Nov 11, 4:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

They won't after emptying the magazine into them.
5   Strategist   ignore (3)   2017 Nov 11, 9:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says

The younger voting block never used Google to learn what the word Socialism really means. They think it means "give me lots of free stuff" (and a Trophy for participation).

Hey, that is what socialism means. "give me lots of free stuff" because if you worked while I was goofing off, you must have cheated.

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