Soviet Immigrants “Have You Ever Lived Under A Revolution"


Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov made headlineswhen he dismissed the Sanders campaign last month.

I’m enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes of capitalism.

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Once again I see another example of those who want “socialism” without knowing how it works and the results. Those who embrace the idea never want to listen to those who have actual experience.


I’ve listened to Garry on a few occasions, and, being a chess nut when I was a kid, I remember his great battles against Bobby Fisher. He is well spoken and a political historian. Of course, his personal experiences in Russia go much deeper than even the average citizen.

The media needs to present more of these arguments from those who have experienced it. I live in Canada and although not as bad as it was in Russia (though in most cases simply more subtle in its mechanics), I can tell those who haven’t lived in a socialist state that it crushes your spirit, runs counter to the natural laws granted by God as far as I am concerned. What’s ironic, those in government in a socialist system ACT like God; unconscious supporters of the “God ordained right of Kings”. As I’ve said before, Bernie THINKS what he is doing is noble and righteous, he doesn’t have an appreciation as to where it can and will lead, and how it harms the very citizens he claims to want to help.

Out of all of the candidates, Carson’s take on the economic dangers of socialism was the most accurate. It’s as if he had lived in Ontario most his life the manner in which he expressed the potential dangers.