Are you disturbed by the images of crazed Americans toppling historic statues?
You should be. In fact, that’s one of the reasons these people are doing it. They want to shock and disturb their fellow Americans.
In a video that is going viral, a young woman from Venezuela has a warning for America.
She has lived through communist revolution and she sees all the same things happening here now.
Here’s a transcript of what she says, via Real Clear Politics:
ELIZABETH ROGLIANI: Why do I even worry about some silly little statues coming down or some silly little street names changing? Why do I care?
It is because the last time I didn’t care about this, I was a teenager. I have already lived through this thing when I was living in Venezuela. Statues came down — Chavez didn’t want that history displayed. And then he changed the street names. Then came the [school curricula]. Then some movies couldn’t be shown, then certain TV channels, and so on and so forth.
You guys think this can’t happen to you, I’ve heard it so many times. But always be on guard. Never believe something can’t happen to you. You’ve got to defend your country and your society or it will be destroyed.
We didn’t believe it could happen to us. Most Venezuelans –Cubans warned us– and we were like, “This is Venezuela, we know about freedom. That’s not going to happen here.” Yet it happened. And there are literally a lot of people wanting to destroy the U.S.
Watch the video:
Venezuelans recognize signs of a communist takeover better than almost anyone
(p.s. that accent is 🔥)pic.twitter.com/UJSjmfDXCo
— Roz 🇺🇸 Parler: Politikurd (@PolitiKurd) June 22, 2020
This man is from Venezuela and seems to agree:
Venezuelan here, I'd like to add: Pre-election Chavez and Sanders are similar. He used to tell people how the bipartisan system had failed the country and that we needed something better. A country where the people came first. Then he won and transformed into a totalitarian.
— wilx (@soywilx) June 23, 2020
She is right. Never think it can’t happen here.