If you are wondering how a self-described socialist could be running for president and actually get a lot of votes, you aren’t the only one. Immigrants who fled the communist oppression of the Soviet Union are wondering the same thing. And we really need to listen to their warnings about Bernie Sanders.
These people know first hand that nothing is free. Everything has a cost. And something you get for “free” is a lot more expensive than just paying for it. Handing out freebies and having a socialist or communist style of income affects supply and demand. It causes shortages of staples like food. When there is no incentive to work harder, people simply do not do it. Why should they put the effort in for no reward?
Janna Sundeyeva grew up in the Soviet Union. She immigrated to the United States in 1994. And she has a lesson that anyone considering voting for Bernie Sanders needs to hear. She has firsthand knowledge of bread lines and food shortages.
“I would ask them: Have you ever lived under a revolution?” she said. “Do you know what it’s like? When someone comes and takes your family member in the night?”
Sundeyeva and her husband own a Russian language newspaper named Kstati. Their experience in the Soviet Union drives their political philosophy. The same can be said about their readers. And the Sundeyevas and their readers support Donald Trump. He is viewed as the opposite of Sanders. Trump is a capitalist who believes in hard work and freedom.
Janna isn’t feeling the bern and neither are people who previously lived under the same system Bernie Sanders is promoting. They are alarmed that what they escaped is being proposed right here in the US. Millennials and hippies really need to listen to these immigrants. We can learn a lot from them. They are our fortune tellers as they have already lived through this. They already fled what Sanders is peddling.
Why do you think people are supporting Bernie? Please share your thoughts.