According to a recent survey conducted by Axios/Momentive, socialism has positive connotations for 41% of adult U.S. citizens, 2 per cent up since 2019. Furthermore, Socialism has positive connotations for 60% of Black Americans, 45% of American women and 33% of non-white Republicans. Those numbers have grown over the past two years from 53%, 41% and 27%, respectively.
At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the exposure of capitalism's repugnant nature. According to the same survey, 49% of Americans aged between 18-34 reacted positively to the word capitalism, almost 10 per cent down since 2019 (58%).
Only 48% of American women view capitalism in a positive light, down from 51% two years ago.
Back in 2019, a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the CIA-funded "Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation" had shown that 36% of millennials said that they approve of communism, which was up significantly from 28% in 2018. At the same time, 70% of U.S. millennials- young men and women between the ages of 23 and 38 - answered that they would support a socialist candidate for president.
It seems that more than a century since the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution and 30 years since the counterrevolutionary events in the Soviet Union and the socialist countries, the spectre of communism is still haunting the capitalists and their servants.
Despite the current negative correlation of forces in the U.S. and the world, the capitalists and their servants must be assured that historical progress cannot be stopped and that the 21st century will be the century of new socialist revolutions.