A Romanian immigrant who came to the United States in search of a better life warned Americans during an interview with Fox News that those who support communist ideas and have not learned from history, “nothing will save you.”
“I’m not saying that every system in the world is perfect, but to be in favor of communism, considering history and everything that has been documented throughout the years,” said 34-year-old Romanian Bogdan Laurentiu, who moved to the U.S. 10 years ago.
Laurentiu arrived in America with a friend in 2010, leaving his entire family in Romania, which was historically part of the Soviet Union, seeking opportunities for advancement. As he told Fox News, to this day, he has “no regrets.”
After all that time in the U.S. and making countless sacrifices to make it in the U.S., he said he feels “very grateful” and “very honored” to be there.
The young immigrant questioned leftist U.S. policies and its propagandistic media for giving a bad reputation to the country that people around the world see “as a beacon of freedom and a beacon of hope.”
Laurentiu recounted that after a time in the U.S., realizing that many Americans favor communism came as a shock because he would never have imagined it. “If anybody would have told me before I came to America there would come a day when I would encounter or meet American citizens in favor of communism, I probably would have laughed in their face,” he said.
He even remarked on the contrast he evidenced in his native Romania when he told the media outlet that in his 24 years of living there, “I have not heard one person talk positively about communism.”
“We’re not talking about socialism here. We are talking about actual leftists that are in favor of communism and everything that that entails … because they read a theory,” he said, referring to the “Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx, the forerunner of communism.
However, Laurentiu says that when he tells these people about what people have experienced under communist regimes and what life was like there, “they tell you that you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“It’s very important for us to learn history,” Laurentiu said. “And not just a part of history that suits our narrative,” he added.
He also criticized people who get carried away by progressive ideas that are in vogue without developing critical thinking. “The system is not perfect. I’ll be the first one to admit that. It’s not perfect. But if you put your mind to it, the impossible can happen,” he said of the precious freedom America offers.
The Arizona U.S. House of Representatives, as reported by The BL at the end of June, approved a bill that calls for teaching in schools about the dangers of communism, using testimonies of those who fled after suffering under the yoke of this totalitarian system.
On the other hand, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signed an executive order that requires teaching students about the evils of communism and suggests the motivations of those who flee that system.
“Why would somebody flee across shark infested waters, say leaving from Cuba, to come to southern Florida?” he questioned. “Why would people leave these countries and risk their life to be able to come here? It’s important that students understand that.”
For years U.S. intelligence services and various senior officials have pointed to the Communist Party of China (CCP) as the greatest threat facing the country. Both Arizona and Florida bring this reality into elementary and secondary education.