By the time George W. Bush began his second term, the left and their allies in media were making such a strong effort to paint Bush as the most evil man who ever lived that many low information people started to believe it.
Eight years after he left office, that perception is still in place, particularly among young people.
Even so, the idea that he was worse than Stalin is not only untrue, it represents a total failure on the part of the American education system.
The Daily Signal reports:
This Is the Percentage of Millennials Who Believe George W. Bush Killed More People Than Stalin
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation released its first “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Towards Socialism” Monday. The survey showed a distinct generation gap regarding beliefs about socialism and communism between older and younger Americans.
For example, 80 percent of baby boomers and 91 percent of elderly Americans believe that communism was and still is a problem in the world today, while just 55 percent of millennials say the same.
Just 37 percent of millennials had a “very unfavorable” view of communism, compared to 57 percent of Americans overall. Close to half (45 percent) of Americans aged 16 to 20 said they would vote for a socialist, and 21 percent would vote for a communist.
When asked their opinion of capitalism, 64 percent of Americans over the age of 65 said they viewed it favorably, compared to just 42 percent of millennials.
The survey also revealed a general lack of historical knowledge, especially among young adults. According to the report, one-third (32 percent) of millennials believed that more people were killed under George W. Bush than under Joseph Stalin.
It’s amazing to know there are so many people who are so ignorant in this country about some of the most important aspects of history.