The disturbing popularity of socialism among young people (such as the ridiculous amount of support being demonstrated for the moronic unwashed thugs of the Occupy Wall Street movement) at first seems inexplicable. Everywhere it’s been tried socialism has ended in economic ruin, tyranny and failure. After the collapse of the Soviet Union one would have thought that socialism would have become nothing more than a bad joke.
The answer to this puzzle is not difficult to find. The young are turning to socialism because they don’t know that it’s a failed ideology. The schools and the media are too busy indoctrinating children in political correctness and green activism to teach real history these days. They’re too busy teaching people to hate their own civilisation to have time to tell people the truth about the horrors of life under Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and other heroes of socialism.
Consequently we now have a generation that has no idea just how catastrophic socialism has proved to be.
We are now about to find out what happens when history is forgotten.