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George Engel

George Engel

Commander US Coast Guard Auxiliary - 014-05-03 at US Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • I was born under communism. Romania, a Soviet satellite at the time and during my young years.

    The system did not work for anyone except the communist elites. Most others pretended to go along with it out of fear and had to rely on dishonest actions to make ends meet.

    The system called itself Socialist

    I was born under communism. Romania, a Soviet satellite at the time and during my young years.

    The system did not work for anyone except the communist elites. Most others pretended to go along with it out of fear and had to rely on dishonest actions to make ends meet.

    The system called itself Socialist.

    Shortages were constant, poverty was prevalent. Rights were non-existent; especially freedom of speech.

    A doctor’s salary was the same as a street sweepers. Equality distributed to all citizens destroying incentives.

    It ruined Romanian agriculture since forced collectives were part of socialism. It ruined Romania and it is still ruined today.

    There are important telling lessons to be learned about communism/socialism. The people that are calling for it in the US should study these lessons first.