There are people living in American who have fled here from socialist countries all over the world, and they have a warning for Americans.
Don’t let it happen here.
You may remember Maximo Alvarez, who spoke at the Republican National Convention. He escaped Communism as a child and came to the United States. He was one of the most dynamic speakers at the event.
FOX News reports:
Refugees from socialist countries warn Americans: Don’t let it happen here
One of the most memorable moments from the Republican National Convention came when Cuban-born Maximo Alvarez cautioned Americans against creeping socialism.
“I’ve seen movements like this before,” he warned last month.
The Florida businessman is hardly alone among those who fled socialist countries. On social media and in interviews with Fox News, other immigrants who settled in the U.S. say that recent political shifts here – including class warfare, riots and language policing, not to mention calls for expansive government programs – are starting to remind them of what they left behind.
And they carry the same message as Alvarez, urging Americans not to repeat history.
“The millionaires, and anyone that was rich, were ‘the enemy of people’ in Venezuela,” Elizabeth Rogliani, a young woman who left Venezuela for America in 2008 and lives in Florida, said of her former country (though she cited a term that President Trump now controversially uses against the media).
She has been using her TikTok channel to try to tell people about that history.
Rogliani says she sees a parallel in politicians’ frequent attacks on “millionaires and billionaires.”
“Division between the classes was something that Hugo Chavez wanted — to make sure that poorer sectors of society hated anyone that was wealthy,” she said.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez often declared that being rich is bad.
These people are not joking around. They’re completely serious.
"Go and see what is happening in our own backyard. What is happening in our own backyard is exactly what happened in my country in the 1950s." Cuban-born Maximo Alvarez shares his story and why he supports President Trump's campaign for re-election @BillHemmer pic.twitter.com/PAi7hoGFX8
— Hemmer Reports (@HemmerReports) September 9, 2020
pic.twitter.com/LqXe7mfnc3 Maximo Alvarez does a great job explaining why, the threat of socialism and communism to US is real this election
— NStep (@NStepisme) September 13, 2020
We must never allow freedom to be replaced with the evil ideology of communism.