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Why Do Immigrants From Communist Nations Tend to Become Right Wingers

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The above Pew poll stats suggest to me that the people are seeking a m ore top-down, patriarchal way. Maybe it's because one result of the end of the old
USSR and its order was the freeing of the highly hierarchical and patriarchal Russian Orthodox Church. I'd say that conservatives also seek less democracy and more patriarchal, authoritarian control.
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Part of the reason is that the people polled in the PEW study are seeing the same kind of imbalance in wealth and the benefits of capitalism that people are slowly waking up to see here in the US. The study reports,
" 95% think politicians have benefited a great deal or a fair amount from the changes since 1991, and 76% say this about business owners. However, just 11% believe ordinary people have benefited.
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They've also figured out that the politicians do not have their interests at heart, with the Pew study reporting, "Just 26% of Russians, 23% of Ukrainians, and 15% of Lithuanians agreed with the statement 'most elected officials care what people like me think.' "
Again and again, we are seeing evidence that the abuses of corporatism in the US are influencing other nations.
The antipathy to government in the US is justified when it comes to cronism, where corporatists are put in charge of agencies, and justified when it comes to the malignant expansion of the intelligence military sectors. Perhaps the right wing's biggest success is to get the most powerful demographic on the right-- married, highly religious white Christians (not so much Catholics)-- to believe that they are doing the right thing when they vote for politicians who dangle red-meat social issues-- like opposition to gun control, gay marriage, abortion and even contraception. They use this bait to get them to back candidates who support regulations and deregulations and laws that hurt their families, their children and their communities. And the immigrants from former communist nations seem to buy the package.
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Government CAN be dangerous, when it is taken over by predatory corporatists and militarists, as the US now suffers. Perhaps the answer is for those on the left as well as the Democrats, who are in the middle right, to also start more aggressively critiquing government-- but with a different set of criticisms.
Meanwhile, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the theme of the title-- from immigrants from current or former communist states and anyone else.

 

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