Some leftist discourse got to the point where people fleeing communism are 90% mansion-owners.
@szbalint Really frustrating.
I've met people that fled the Soviet Bloc, and they were always poor and came from working families. If leftism can't come to terms with how communism went horribly horribly wrong in the 20th century we're just going to repeat the mistakes of the past.
@szbalint there is some grain of truth to what she's observing - a lot of people do remember their pre-fleeing-communists past with a bit of a rose tint, possibly combined with being very young and an involuntary urban-to-rural transition & also the contrast w/ becoming a refugee - "back in the old country we lived in this beautiful place with fresh air and wide open spaces and everything was lovely, then the communists came and we fled and had to start over in the tenements"
@szbalint and, more obviously, you gotta be a certain kind of lucky to be able to get out
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