Young Swedes lack knowledge about communism
Less than fifteen years after the last Soviet troops pulled out of the Baltic States, a new survey has shown that young Swedes are still in the dark about the fate of its neighbours behind the Iron Curtain. A poll carried out by Demoskop on behalf of the Organization for Information on Communism (Föreningen för upplysning om kommunismen - UOK) found that 90 percent of Swedes between the ages of 15 and 20 had never heard of the Gulag. This can be contrasted with the 95 percent who knew of Auschwitz.
"Unfortunately we were not at all surprised by the findings," Ander Hjemdahl, the founder of UOK, told The Local."We had a strong hunch that this would be the case having spent a few years travelling around to various schools," he added. Of the 1004 young Swedes involved in the nationwide poll, 43 percent believed that communism had claimed less than one million lives. A fifth of those surveyed put the death toll at under ten thousand. The actual figure is estimated at around 100 million. The poll also found that 40 percent of young Swedes believed that communism contributed to increased prosperity in the world; 22 percent considered communism a democratic form of government; 82 percent did not regard Belarus as a dictatorship.
This information gap has roots that date back many years, according to Anders Hjemdahl. "There were strategic reasons. For example, I think the Social Democrats only won one absolute majority in the post-war years. Therefore they had to rely on the support of smaller parties, one of which was the communist party."Another reason is that a large majority of Swedish journalists are left-wingers, many of them quite far left," he said.
(I would like to add that Swedish youngsters also lack fundamental knowledge about islam and islamism)
This of course can be explained- besides from the very left- orientaded MSM- also with the very leftist leaning edjucation system here in Sweden. And that a majority of the teachers are socialists, mainly communists witha great share of left leaning enviormentalists too. As the pali children; kids here in Sweden are indoctrinated from a very early age of the benifits of socialism, multiculture and tolerance towards the intolerant! This poll just do not surprise me at all. It takes a certain kind of maturity to actually make up a mind of your own. Some people never reach that stage...
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