A poll conducted last fall by YouGov showed that 70% of millennials, those born between 1981 and 1996, said they were “somewhat” or “extremely” likely to vote for a socialist president.
In his book, United States of Socialism: Who’s behind it. Why it’s evil. How to stop it., author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza explains why socialism doesn’t work.
Socialism has never worked, with Venezuela being the most recent example. However, many like to point to the Scandinavian countries as an example of where it did. In an interview with Eric Metaxas (above), D’Souza explains the myths behind Scandinavian socialism.
But why is there a growing interest in socialism?
In an interview with CBN, D’Souza explains socialism’s appeal stating that people are being told that they are “entitled to another person’s goods because the socialist hammers home the notion that your neighbour has essentially stolen from you.”
D’Souza also explains the tactics used by socialists:
“Socialism has never been in the mainstream of American politics until now. So how do they do it? Well, it’s not just the Deep State. They also use the propaganda of academia, and the propaganda of the media, which includes digital censorship. They put people who are not on their side and get them, as they say, ‘de-platformed,’ get them thrown off of social media. And finally, Antifa. Look at all these roaming bands of thugs on the street. This is the paramilitary wing of American socialism,”