Venezuelan warns: America under coronavirus lockdown a glimpse of America under socialism

Mar 24, 2020 by

I feel like I’m back home when I see all these shelves are empty.

Jorge Galicia is experiencing a bit of déjà vu.

Empty shelves at the grocery store. Overcrowded hospitals with not enough medical supplies. Skyrocketing unemployment.

Galicia, a 24-year-old Venezuelan exile currently in America seeking asylum, faced all this — and much more — in his home country. Now he’s surrounded by it in the United States.

“I feel like I’m back home when I see all these shelves are empty,” Galicia told The College Fix in a recent telephone interview.

“It feels like a memory,” he said. “I have already lived these kinds of episodes — not because of an epidemic, but because of socialism. This was my regular way of living when I was in Venezuela. It was like this every single day.”

But there’s one huge difference, he added.

“Here, at least, we have the expectation that everything will recover once we solve this problem with the pandemic,” Galicia said.

Source: Venezuelan warns: America under coronavirus lockdown a glimpse of America under socialism | The College Fix

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