>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<
In answer to my friend and former colleague, Pete.
Pete the magnet. Pete, who for seven years thought I was from Poland.
I have never set foot in Poland. Pete, who I sent into retirement with a simple tap on his shoulder.
My name is Monica Varga, I'm Hungarian, from, Szeged. I am a musician and writer of poetry.
I was born under the Soviet controlled state. I left when I was 20, two years before the Soviet flag was lowered for the last time. And yes, I agree most of the people I know from Russia or what we then called the 'Eastern Block' fall to the right politically.
Speaking for those close to me, they feared change. They were handed the same TV, newspapers, entertainment and education all their lives. They are comfortable with someone dictating to them.
Freedom to so many I know, was frightful. They were indoctrinated to believe the Soviet way was the only way.
They speak out about American freedoms, when they nothing of freedom.
Not me. I read a quote many years ago: "If you are anywhere you do not want to be, you are in prison" That was me. I embraced my freedom in America. I can easily see the importance of all being equal. I'm astonished that so many I know supported Trump. It's sad so many still carry the oppression on their sleeves. Most criticize the liberal or progressive point of view as soft.
Freedom is soft.
Throughout most of my young life, I have lived in the shadow of the dictatorship. It denied me safety and security.
Most Hungarians know what it was to live in a dictatorship; some are old enough to have known both fascism and communism. No one wants to go back to that.
Thank you, Pete.
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