From The United States Of America
To The United Soviet States Of America!
A woman named Svetlana Kunin lived in the Soviet Union until 1980. She now lives in Connecticut. As a Russian immigrant who lived under communism, Svetlana is in a unique position to compare life in the now defunct Soviet Union with life in the America that is now deteriorating into a Soviet-style dictatorship. An article by Svetlana Kunin titled Service.gov and Its Soviet Similarities, posted at News.Investors.com back on October 21, 2009, lists a striking number of similarities.
Svetlana Kunin has authored many articles which can be accessed at WhatWeThinkAndWhy.BlogSpot.com. In response to Obama’s spoken desire to “fundamentally transform” America, she recently wrote an article titled, Former Soviet Jews Ask: Why ‘Transform’ U.S.A.? This interesting article is available at News.Investors.com. Svetlana Kunin begins this fascinating article by stating the following:
“My husband and I left the USSR in 1980. We were 30 years old and had no idea what was ahead. We were not looking for a paradise; we were running from the hell of a government-controlled society, where people are helpless against government power.” Svetlana further expressed disappointment in her fellow Jews for “actively supporting this modern Democratic Party, a party promoting powerful authoritarian government and dependent citizens.”
According to this former Soviet citizen, Jews have had to escape from many authoritarian regimes in the past, not just the Soviet Union. However, her fellow Jews in America today, working through the Democratic Party, are recreating the type of authoritarian government from which their ancestors escaped. Yes, having escaped from a Soviet dictatorship, she is very disappointed to see another Soviet-style dictatorship developing in her adopted homeland.
The reader is strongly encouraged to examine her first article titled, Letter: The Perspective of a Russian Immigrant, available at News.Investors.com. Below are a few excerpts:
“In the USSR, economic equality was achieved by redistributing wealth, ensuring that everyone remained poor, with the exception of those doing the redistributing. Only the ruling class of communist leaders had access to special stores, medicine and accommodations that could compare to those in the West.
“The rest of the citizenry had to deal with permanent shortages of food and other necessities, and had access to free but inferior, unsanitary and low-tech medical care. The egalitarian utopia of equality, achieved by the sacrifice of individual self-interest for the collective good, led to corruption, black markets, anger and envy.
“Government-controlled health care destroyed human dignity.”
The below quote provides a brief, but eye-opening comparison of capitalism to socialism from someone who experienced both economic systems:
“There is no perfect society. There are no perfect people. Critics say that greed is the driving force of capitalism. My answer is that envy is the driving force of socialism. Change to socialism is not an improvement on the imperfections of the current system.” – Svetlana Kunin