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2016 Election Economics Education

Millennials Excited that KARL MARX is Running as a 3rd Party Candidate [VIDEO]

Written by Philip Hodges

Millennials were interviewed by journalist Mark Dice and asked about the prospect of Karl Marx running as a third party candidate – as a viable alternative to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Not surprisingly, many of them were thrilled with the prospect, despite the fact that Karl Marx is indeed not running for president. (Several fact-checkers[1] – including Snopes – have weighed in debunking this myth, and that although Marx could not be reached for comment, they’ve confirmed that this is a hoax. Marx is definitely not running.)

Oh, and there’s that other issue of Mr. Marx being dead for the last 130 years.

Asked whether he thought Karl Marx would make a good alternative to the two major party nominees, one man responded, “I don’t know. I’d have to do more research, but if he’s a viable option to people who don’t want to choose either one, Trump or Hillary, yeah.”

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Karl Marx (1818 – ?)

Mark Dice asked him if he had heard of the famed 19th century economist and whether he was familiar with his work. “I’ve heard of him, yeah,” he responded.

When the man was asked if he would consider voting for Mr. Marx, the man answered, “If he’s an economist, then yeah. If he has good decisions that could help maybe change where we’re at now without picking the other two candidates, then yeah, maybe.”

Dice asked another couple of guys what kind of person supports Karl Marx. “People that value being involved with, you know, what’s going on…people that like to think for themselves,” one responded.

“The free-thinkers are the Karl Marx supporters,” Dice suggested. “Exactly,” he answered. “That’s what I think.”

Dice asked a woman with bluish hair, “Most of the Bernie Sanders supporters are getting behind Karl Marx, now that he’s running as an independent. Do you think that’s something you could get behind, since your choices are Hillary and Trump?”

“Uh, yeah, I’m glad there’s somebody else, personally,” she said with a chuckle.

“So, you’ll be considering Karl Marx for third party – “

“Definitely…definitely.”

Others had not heard of Karl Marx and said that they never remember learning about him in school. Take a look:

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[1] Just in case you didn’t pick up on it, I’m joking.

 

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