>I asked a few women, artists, who have come to America from a life under dictatorship, to reply.
To see if they agree with my observation that most who take that path support the Republicans here in America<
My name is Yekaterina Antonov, aka Cate Anton. I was born and raised in Kherson, near Odessa and Sevastopol. I'm 40. I don't think of myself as an artist per se. I paint. I paint what my eyes tell me to paint.
The family I grew up with and their families before them, have all lived under tyranny all their lives. They love Trump. He is everything they were told to admire as Russians forever. A man that is 100 levels above you on the social and economic scale. The fact that he wears makeup and bleaches his hair, endears him to them. Makeup and hair coloring are nonexistent in 90% of Russia.
He lies and tells you that he is looking out for you. To Russians that is like apple pie to Americans, a staple. A variation of the Stockholm Syndrome, with the same effect.
When the Soviet Union fell apart, my family lost everything, jobs, savings, and in some cases their sanity. Some drank themselves to death, depression was the norm.
I finished second in the "New Faces" beauty pageant two years before the fall of the USSR. My uncles were judges. My family had given me education and the opportunity to have a life where nothing could go wrong. Just as Russia became number one in the world in bankruptcies and alcoholism. I left.
When I was a kid someone said that Lenin's body was for sale to the highest bidder. My father said "why would anyone want to buy a dead politician, if you have money you can go to Moscow and buy a live one"
That way of thinking and that fear of change is what makes the last generation of Russians, like the republicans. They fear anything progressive.
Pete asked for a paragraph or so....there is so much more to all this, but I also see people from the USSR, leaning "right".
See Part one..See part one Monica, HERE