Apr 132018
 

I hate to be “that  guy,” but Millenials… get it together, kids. You’re looking bad.

Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study

41% of Millennials believe that fewer than 2 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.

22% of Millennials haven’t heard of the Holocaust or unsure if they have

66% of Millenials don’t even know that Auschwitz was a death camp.

Sadly, I can’t say that the rest of the public is vastly better off, but the Millennials are distinctly worse. And then there’s this:

People should be allowed to use Nazi slogans or symbols: 15%

This is perhaps the worst example of ignorance of the bunch. Sure, the Nazis were scumbags and if you’re proudly waving a swastika because you think Hitler was Da Bomb, you’re a dumbass. But this is America, gottverdammt, and you’re allowed to wave around any Blödmann symbols you like… swastika, hammer & sickle, Little Red Book, Planned Parenthood logo, Confederate flag, what-the-frak-ever. This survey indicates that 85% of respondents have no idea what the 1st Amendment, not to mention common sense, is actually about.

But wait! There’s more!

Just 66% of millennials firmly believe that the earth is round

Ugh.

It’s easy to blame this level of Earth-shattering dumbth on the Millennials. But let’s face it: kids know what they’re taught. We olds of the world have clearly failed them in the teaching department. Soon these ill-educated younglings will be voting. Imagine the world they’ll create, one based on “feelings” and ignorance. Gah.

 

 Posted by at 1:29 am
  • sferrin

    You’re talking about the Tide-pod eating, condom snorting generation and you’re surprised at the level of dumbth? There are days I think Idiocracy underestimated the level of stupidity we’d see when that documentary was written.

  • Herp McDerp

    You know, if your name is “Hogg,” then it probably isn’t a good idea to strike a pose that lets people look directly up your nostrils …

  • Doug Pirahna

    [quote]This survey indicates that 85% of respondents have no idea what the 1st
    Amendment, not to mention common sense, is actually about.[/quote]

    Anymore most people believe the 1st Amendment means you can say whatever you want wherever you want and there’s no repercussions, unless it’s something the speaker doesn’t like and then it should be stomped out.

    This comes up far too often on message boards where people believe their 1st Amendment rights are being violated because a comment was deleted.

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  • Thucydides_of_Athens

    Cultural Marxism bearing it’s poisoned fruit. If the general population can be kept in ignorance, then the Nomenklatura has free reign and won’t have to worry about fighting annoying election outcomes like Viktor Orban, Brexit, Movimento 5 Stelle or President Donald Trump.

    All the extra time and effort they are spending now to shore up their narrative and eliminate opposing voices from Entertainment, the Media and the Internet could be spent enjoying the fruits of other people’s labour. No wonder Progressives the world over are angry.

  • lesbates

    If those idiots want to behave like National Socialists, then we have no choice but to treat them as such, in the Nuremberg style, from the neck until dead.

    • Paul451

      So you want to murder children because they said something you disliked?

      • Scottlowther

        Note that he didn’t say anything about “speech,” but instead “behavior.”

        Note also that advocating violence or violent ideologies is frowned upon hereabouts. I’m all for free speech, but inciting violence by calling directly for violence, or advocating for Nazism or communism or socialism or monarchism or theocracy or any such historically and intrinsically genocidal system is a fast track to the banhammer.

        But as for these children: they want to abolish the Bill of Rights. They want to turn citizens into subjects. Just what do they think will happen to *them* in the New Order, once any right they disapprove of is done away with For The Greater Good?

        • Paul451

          he didn’t say anything about “speech,” but instead “behavior.”

          Their “behaviour” was to make speeches.

          Note also that advocating violence [….] is a fast track to the banhammer.

          And yet “Lesbates”, who advocated killing those children, is unbanned.

          But as for these children: they want to abolish the Bill of Rights.

          I’ve seen nothing they’ve said which advocates such.

          • Scottlowther

            > Their “behaviour” was to make speeches.

            So far. But then, Hitler did little more than speak, as well. It wasn’t like he was the one pulling the trigger on the front lines.

            > “Lesbates”, who advocated killing those children

            Actually he wrote: “If those idiots want to behave like National Socialists, then we have no choice but to treat them as such”

            Someone acts like an actual Nazi, chances are good someone else will pop a cap in they ass.

            >… is unbanned

            Because what he said doesn’t quite match up with what you seem to think he said. He is, however, pushing it. Still… *you* don’t get to decide. I’M THE GOD HERE.

            > I’ve seen nothing they’ve said which advocates such.

            They are advocating for destroying the 2nd Amendment. Once you make that ok, the rest are equally vulnerable, likely more so. I suspect the Venn diagram would show a whole lot of overlap between these idiot children who want to make the citizenry helpless before the State and criminals are largely the same who want to ban speech they don’t like.

          • Paul451

            Their “behaviour” was to make speeches.

            So far. But then, Hitler did little more than speak, as well. It wasn’t like he was the one pulling the trigger on the front lines.

            So you really think these kids are basically Hitler.

            They are advocating for destroying the 2nd Amendment.

            I’ve seen nothing they’ve said which advocates such.

            Still… *you* don’t get to decide. I’M THE GOD HERE.

            I didn’t say to ban him, I just pointed out the difference between what you said and what you did.

          • Scottlowther

            > So you really think these kids are basically Hitler

            Thank you for telling me what I think. How would I know if not for you?

            Anyway, these kids are very likely in much the same camp politically with the Antifa crowd and their desire to “punch Nazis.” They are by definition in the crowd that wants to disarm the law abiding, to make tens of millions if their fellow citizens into criminals. It’s well established that a very large fraction of millenials don’t know what a Nazi actually is. So put together their desire to commit acts of unprovoked violence against people whose politics differ from theirs and their willingness to put millions of people into prison camps, and what do you get?

            > difference between what you said and what you did

            And what did I say? *Specifically.* Be clear and accurate.

          • Paul451

            Thank you for telling me what I think. How would I know if not for you?

            but

            Anyway, these kids are very likely in much the same camp politically….

            they want to abolish the Bill of Rights. They want to turn citizens into subjects.

            They are advocating for destroying the 2nd Amendment. […] these idiot children who want to make the citizenry helpless before the State and criminals are largely the same who want to ban speech they don’t like.

            I’m seeing something of a disconnect between the standard you demand others show you, and that which you show to others.

            You get pissy because I judge you (and the other poster) by your own words, but also when I call you on claiming things they didn’t actually say.

          • Scottlowther

            > I’m seeing something of a disconnect between the standard you demand others show you, and that which you show to others.

            Yeah, so? As I said, I’m the god here. Ever know a god who wasn’t a jackass? In any event, any disconnect you might see from me pales in comparison to the disconnect between what these kids want and what’s rational, legal, good, proper and *American.* Would you have as much trouble with people disliking these little freaks if they were calling for a rethink of the 1st Amendment so that “assault religions” could be banned? How about a repeal of the14th Amendment?

            In any event, I *don’t* think these kids are “basically Hitler,” despite your pronouncements. I simply recognize that they are working from much the same playbook. Not because they are intentionally aping Hitler, but because there is a flaw in Human OS that seems to appreciate the theatrics of fascism and the control that it permits…and the “peace that comes from giving up rights and responsibilities to The State.” Consequently the same crap in slightly different wrappers keeps cropping up throughout history.

            I’m still waiting for you to fulfill this:

            “> difference between what you said and what you did

            And what did I say? *Specifically.* Be clear and accurate.”

          • Peter Hanely

            “It’s well established that a very large fraction of millenials don’t know what a Nazi actually is.”
            BINGO! They know that Nazis are unspeakably evil, but are clueless about the nature of that evil. And so in ignorance demand elements of what made it possible for the Nazis to do what they did.

          • sferrin

            Apparently you haven’t been paying attention.

  • Charles P. Kalina

    Possible alternative readings:
    (1) We can’t force people to participate. Maybe willingness to participate in this type of survey is correlated with ignorance.
    (2) We can’t force participants to answer truthfully. Maybe millenials don’t take surveys seriously and are more willing to give goofy answers to mess up the results.

    • Doug Pirahna

      1 – Yes. Somewhat related, the joke around here is that when the local TV station does a ‘man on the street’ report they find the person(s) that use “we’uns” and “you’uns” the most in a sentence and interview them. Largely holds true, you don’t see someone very articulate on this segment, I think those types actively avoid being interviewed.

      2 – Yes again, remember the recent story about people voting for a research vessel to be named “boaty mcboatface?” People will mess with surveys and try to game the results “for teh lulz” just because they can. Back when I was in school we had to answer surveys on a regular basis because the school wanted us too, myself and most of my friends would just put random answers or make ourselves look horrible/angelic jsut because we could and knew we wouldn’t get caught.

  • James

    This is what happens when you teach generations to Memorize history instead of learning it.

    They are ignorant,and can’t understand their world outside the context given to them by the current ideological climate. They make good slaves….well vote slaves having worked with them most are worthless at physical labor.

    I will say there are a lot of them that are aware of the things done to their generation.