Only 18% of Australian millennials have a negative view of socialism. The only reason that can be so is a failure of the education system to teach history accurately if at all.
The Conservative Party opposes socialism as it has failed miserably in every country that attempted to introduce it.
An article in The Spectator notes that Italian Marxist, Antonio Gramsci, was the founding member of the Communist Party of Italy in 1921.
According to Gramsci, the greatest obstacle faced by Marxists was the Christian foundations of Western European cultures. The only way for Marxists to achieve their revolutionary ideals would be to destroy the foundations of Judaeo-Christian Western culture altogether.
Gramsci described the obstacle that Christianity posed to his Marxist agenda in his prison notebooks:
'Any country grounded in Judaeo-Christian values can’t be overthrown until those roots are cut … Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity … in the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society.'
These words are chillingly prophetic. A pervasive Leftist bias now exists in all of these institutions. Meanwhile the influence of Christian religions has diminished.
The objectives of the ‘long march’ are finally being realised. In recent years, our schools, universities, media, and government departments have all taken a sharp turn to the Left. It has only been until recently that they have garnered both attention and influence over our students. Alarmingly, their ideas are now educating the next generation of teachers, journalists, and politicians – one need only look as far as the University of Sydney’s latest ‘Unlearn’ campaign. Intellectual diversity is evaporating from public life, and so is individuality. People are increasingly placed into categories and divided along the lines of race, gender, and sexuality.
We have self-described Marxists authoring gender-fluidity programs for our schools, local councils are refusing to celebrate Australia Day, and Human Rights Commissions are censoring free speech. One could be forgiven for thinking that the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
We should never forget that communism has killed ten times more people than Nazism. In other parts of the world where the failed ideologies of communism, Marxism, and socialism have prevailed, they have only ever brought misery and despair. But this isn't taught in schools or universities.
If we do not learn from the mistakes of the past, we are doomed to repeat them. We ought to hope that the current trajectory of the West is not terminal.
At present it seems, that we have neither the awareness nor the will to save ourselves from the poisonous identity politics of cultural Marxism and the increasing creep of destructive socialism.
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