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15 Reasons Why Communism Is Appealing To A New Generation Of Teenagers

Communism has gained popularity among the younger generation in the past few years. A user asked the forum, “Why is communism getting more popular with teenagers?” Here are the top responses. 

WEALTH INEQUALITY 

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“As wealth inequality rises and the rich seem to get richer as normal people struggle, it’s bound to cause radicalization. More and more people (for many reasons) are beginning to think the system doesn’t work for them.”

THEORETICAL PARADISE 

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“Because communism is about treating everyone equally. It’s a theoretical paradise on earth, where no one suffers.”

COMMUNISM SOUNDS LIKE A SOLUTION TO CURRENT ISSUES

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“Because in theory (big emphasis on in theory) communism sounds like a solution to poverty, income inequality, cost of living issues, etc., that not coincidentally are rife today.

There’s a reason why the first modern social welfare systems were instituted by conservative politicians. The less that people have to worry about living standards, the less they will support communism and similar ideologies.”

THE WORLD IS ON FIRE 

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“Seems like the world is on fire, and capitalism isn’t fixing it but making it worse.”

THEY WANT TO BE EDGY AND COOL 

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“Because they’re dumb, and they wanna be edgy and cool. They think they understand better than the people who’ve lived through the entirety of the Soviet Union.”

THE FAILURE OF CAPITALISM IS VERY CLEAR 

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“Because we’re growing up in a world where the failure of capitalism is very, very clear. Eight people alone own more than 4 billion.”

POLITICIANS STILL REJECT LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY 

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“Perhaps because some right-wing politicians still reject the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Questioning/Queer) community, want to share equally, or maybe because communism focuses on progression.”

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE BECOMING FAR-RIGHT 

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“Because some European countries slowly become far-right, and the United States shows that sometimes capitalism can’t fight many social issues simultaneously. Plus, remember that queer folks often ally with the left wing.”

THEY ARE REBELLIOUS 

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“I think most just turn to it because they’re rebellious and want to find something that they find appealing, and in this case, they turn to an old ideology that wasn’t even accurately represented at all in any point in history.”

THEY HAVE NO IDEA 

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“They have no idea what life under communism is; you don’t get people supporting these ideas in places where communism once ruled over the country.”

THEY DON’T WANT TO BE OPPRESSED BY CAPITALIST 

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“Because the younger generation doesn’t want to be oppressed by capitalist fat cats and a government.”

PEOPLE ARE SICK OF CAPITALISM 

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“Class consciousness, the erosion of worker rights all around the world, climate change, cost of living, housing crisis, the rise of fascism and hate crimes, the destruction of entire forests and jungles for profit, the egregious wealth inequality, uninspiring lives imposed on us by capitalism (with any fun reserved for the rich who hoard wealth), poverty, war, hunger, imperialism

We could go on all day about why people are finally sick of capitalism (and rightfully so); this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

IT HAS BEEN PROPAGANDIZED 

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“Because communism has been propagandized into the ground, and people are starting to understand the truth, that it’s not the genocidal ideology they were taught in school.”

INCREASE OF INTERNET USAGE 

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“The answer to this question is with the increase in internet usage, the ability to have a better sense of what is going on with the world has become more accessible. 

More and more teenagers see how, slowly but surely, the parasite that is capitalism is infecting the world along with a population increase. Capitalism, as it is and always has, cannot sustain infinite growth as it needs in the world today.

Teenagers aren’t necessarily becoming smarter, just more aware. Plus, awareness and a lack of ignorance of what’s going on would lead someone into a more socialist mindset.”

IT FAVORS THE LOWER CLASS 

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“Because communism favors the lower class. The wealth gap increases and people become more radical. It isn’t a new thing. History repeats itself, and the cycle of communism has repeated since Marx.”

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