It’s been said that if you want to find out where Communism is thriving, then go to America’s college campuses. Communism and Socialism are alive and well in America among those who depend on the hard work of capitalists. Without economic freedom, Socialism wouldn’t be possible. The former Prime Minister of Great Britain said, “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.”1
It goes deeper than this. There are a number of professors who are outspoken apologists for Communist dictators. For example, Grover Furr, a professor in Medieval English at Montclair State University, from the deep blue pro-Obama state of New Jersey, “recently denied Soviet Union Leader Joseph Stalin was responsible for the murder of millions, saying he has ‘yet to find one crime – one crime that Stalin committed.’ . . . I know they say he killed 20, 30, 40 million people,’ but ‘It’s bulls**t.’” Our tax dollars at work educating the next generation of freeloading voters.
Most students are in college on someone else’s dime. State universities are funded by tax payers. In-state tuition is subsidized by money confiscated by property owners in the form of property taxes, sales taxes, and state income taxes.
Most young people grow up under socialism. Everything is paid for them – food, clothing, shelter – by someone else, namely, their parents. They expect their parents to pay for their college education as well, and when they can’t afford it, it’s off to government-backed loans and grants and subsidized tuition.
Let’s not forget that one of the planks of the Communist Manifesto is, in addition to “a heavy progressive or graduated income tax” is “free education for all children in public schools.” “Free education comes with a price – bondage to the State. A majority of California voters voted to increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for their “free” education. Karl Marx would be so proud.
The youth vote was big for Obama, so it’s no surprise that
“A group of college students chanted ‘Karl Marx’ and ‘socialism’ while celebrating President Obama’s electoral victory in front of the White House late Tuesday night, a video shot by Campus Reform reveals.
“The raucous group of students chanted ‘Karl Marx, Karl Marx, Karl Marx,’ and cited abortion, socialism, and ‘Obama phones’ as reasons for their support of President Obama’s second term.”
“One student from Howard stated she couldn’t vote for Romney because ‘I can’t support someone who wants to take away financial aid.’” Here’s the video from Campus Reform (WARNING: Explicit language):
- She said this February 5, 1976, three years before she became prime minister. [↩]