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Harvard Student Whose Father Escaped Communism Warns Campus Leftists

Harvard Student Whose Father Escaped Communism Warns Campus Leftists

“my twenty-six-year-old father jumped off a train in the middle of Hungary with nothing but the clothes on his back”

Harvard student Laura Nicolae knows the dangers of communism from her family. She has a warning for students flirting with Marxism.

She writes at the Harvard Crimson:

100 Years. 100 Million Lives. Think Twice.

In 1988, my twenty-six-year-old father jumped off a train in the middle of Hungary with nothing but the clothes on his back. For the next two years, he fled an oppressive Romanian Communist regime that would kill him if they ever laid hands on him again.

My father ran from a government that beat, tortured, and brainwashed its citizens. His childhood friend disappeared after scrawling an insult about the dictator on the school bathroom wall. His neighbors starved to death from food rations designed to combat “obesity.” As the population dwindled, women were sent to the hospital every month to make sure they were getting pregnant.

My father’s escape journey eventually led him to the United States. He moved to the Midwest and married a Romanian woman who had left for America the minute the regime collapsed. Today, my parents are doctors in quiet, suburban Kansas. Both of their daughters go to Harvard. They are the lucky ones.

Roughly 100 million people died at the hands of the ideology my parents escaped. They cannot tell their story. We owe it to them to recognize that this ideology is not a fad, and their deaths are not a joke…

After spending four years on a campus saturated with Marxist memes and jokes about communist revolutions, my classmates will graduate with the impression that communism represents a light-hearted critique of the status quo, rather than an empirically violent philosophy that destroyed millions of lives.


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Well she will be getting a call from the front office Title IX or X (I can’t keep track anymore) person.

Sad to say it’s only people on our side of the political fence that will read it and appreciate its full meaning.

    pilgrim1949 in reply to persecutor. | January 3, 2018 at 9:02 am


    When in the USAF I met a lovely couple, in their late fifties, who had a heart for ministering to and helping service men and women. He was retired U.S. Army, his family having escaped across the Czechoslovakia border on foot to escape the Russian incursion (not nearly as light-hearted as the Sound Of Music’s escape scenario) and his wife’s family had fled post-revolution Russia as the Bolsheviks rose to power.

    Both were proud Americans and staunchly anti-Communist, not from lofty, theoretical, philosophical book-learning but from cold, hard real life experience.

    Most of these starry-eyed (and empty-headed) snowflakes have never set foot in a foreign country (even a benignly-ruled one) and compared the lot of the average citizen there to what we take for granted here.

People should also read about North Korea too because it is after all, a “socialism” paradise for those Bernie Sander fans who don’t have a job because they’re in hopes of the government to feed them. Utterly pathetic.