It was not my choice, but my parents. Europe at that time was totally unsafe and in most cases they would either turn us back (despite documented VERY systemic destruction of our ethnic communities) or keep us under surveillance in order to placate the Sovjet Union. Nobody on the earth can stand up and say what a brave and great hero Ronald Reagan was and my dad always says he would have taken the bullet he got in a heartbeat. That's how much this leader of your is valued by millions. Because we knew that nobody else would ever lift a finger. Kennedy also stood up to him, but besides that, I don't know.Why did you choose America to come to, Vegan, if you had so many other choices? What about those of us who have no place else to go?
I know what choices do others have? I have talked about this with friends and it is a good point. Maybe even something that would leave many foreigners a little bit less committed than someone with the back to the wall. However, don't forget that we are also MANY MANY MANY. If it DID get bad, you guys would need foreign support, morally, financially and humanitarian. I know I would give you all everything we got IF we left.
Otherwise, ALL my friends would be welcome to my place in a heartbeat if it came to that. I hope every good american realizes this is a choice that would haunt so many of us no matter what choice we took. Think about our kids friends, think about everything they know. Think about my kids, knowing only 3 languages well enough to get by and they would have huge adjustment problems as refugees or urgent relocators.
No my friends. If we leave it is because we can. Some of us will not leave. Some would... It's a VERY tough thing even to talk about, but try seeing it from our side. If Putin now seriously is thinking of reconciling and digging up the truth, I would at least give it an ear. From the US government, one can sense what will be happening. Despite all nonsense in US media VP is a great statesman and many of his "critiques" over there are nothing but Western props. In any case, the degree o tyranny there is nothing worse than here and in many cases less oppressive.
Finally, Iran is even an option to consider. I don't know much about them except that the US government along with Israel is saying they are bad. That makes me automatically wonder if really the opposite is the truth. However, moving there would just make us risk getting killed by a US military drone or air strike, rather than a federal one here in the US. Not much choice, I think I will leave Iran alone for now.