A new poll published by Axios Monday shows nearly half of ‘young Americans’ would prefer to live in a “socialist country” should they have the choice; raising serous questions over the direction of the Democratic Party heading into the 2020 presidential election.
According to the survey, 73.2% of Millennials and members of Generation Z -those who reached adulthood at the year 2000 and afterwards- believe the “government should provide universal healthcare.”
67% of those asked believe the government “should provide tuition-free college” and 49.6% would “prefer living in a socialist country.”
“Generation Z has a more positive view of the word ‘socialism’ than previous generations, and — along with millennials — are more likely to embrace socialistic policies and principles than past generations,” adds the report.
Read the full survey here.
YOUTH REVOLT: Enrollment in Socialist Party UP 280% on COLLEGE CAMPUSES
New data released by the Young Democratic Socialists of America reveals enrollment on college campuses across the United States is up a staggering 280% since 2016; suggesting the nation’s youth may be lurching left ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
According to the Daily Caller, the YDSA announced the stunning gains on the heels of New York Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprise victory over ten-term incumbent Joe Crowley.
“Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez recently called Democratic Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the ‘future of the party.’ Perez’s prediction may be correct as the number of a Democratic Socialist club on college campuses has skyrocketed since 2016,” writes the DC.
“When we originally launched the YDSA fall campus drive, we set the bold target of 100 campuses across the country. Currently, we’ve received over 250 campuses register for the fall drive! This explosion in interest shows that this semester will be the biggest ever for YDSA. We will be able to build a mass movement for democratic socialism and justice at campuses across the country,” said a spokesman for the organization.
Read the full story at the Daily Caller.
SOCIALISM USA! AOC Says Capitalism ‘Not Sustainable’ Because of the ‘Environmental Costs’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted the American economic model during a speech in Texas over the weekend; saying “capitalism” was “not redeemable” because it places “profit” over the “human and environmental cost.”
Here's where @AOC says capitalism is "irredeemable."
Under capitalism, "the most important thing is the concentration of capital and it means that we seek and prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost." pic.twitter.com/GeZaYILXCo
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 11, 2019
“The tough part about this, about like, is capitalism redeemable? For me, when I think about what those definitions are, capitalism isn’t, to me, it’s an ideology of capital. The most important thing is the concentration of capital,” claimed Cortez.
“It means that we seek and prioritize profit […] above all else. We seek it at any human and environmental cost. That is what that means. To me, that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed,” she added.