My Idea for a New Peace Corp for Millennials
I propose reviving and altering the old Kennedy Peace Corp program.
It will be mandatory for all college grads to take six months to live in Venezuela, North Korea, China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia.
If they survive the six months and are not jailed for life, I have a feeling they will be more appreciative of the freedoms afforded them thru our constitution and capitalism. It will be the best education we could ever give them. It could change the current trajectory of America like nothing else will.
I know this approach works. I spent a few months traveling around Peru when I was just a dumb college kid. When my plane landed, I kneeled on the tarmac and kissed the ground. Really. I did. (Back in the days when you did not de-board via a jet way.) I was so happy to be back in a country that had pretty much mastered the concept of flushing toilets! Among other things.
This whole story is a testament to the horrible state of public education in America.
Nearly 1 In 5 Millennials Consider Joseph Stalin And Kim Jong Un ‘Heroes’
The Daily Caller—-Nearly one in five millennials consider Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un “heroes,” according to a Thursday poll.
The poll demonstrated an increase in acceptance of socialism and communism among American millennials and was released by the Victims of Communism Memorial Fund.
One-half of millennials and one-third of Americans would prefer to reside in a socialist or communist nation instead of a capitalist democracy, according to the poll.
“One in five (23%) of Americans age 21-29 consider Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin a ‘hero’; 26% for Vladimir Lenin; 23% for Kim Jong Un,” the study notes. Furthermore, over one-fifth of millennials surveyed had a positive opinion of Karl Marx.
“Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative,” said Marion Smith, Victims of Communism’s executive director, in the press release obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction, and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik Revolution one hundred years ago.”
The study also found that 71 percent of millennials could not pinpoint communism’s definition and four-fifths of the generation did not know how many lives were lost as a result of the ideology.