Jorge Galicia, a 24-year-old Venezuelan exile in America, says that he is witnessing the unfolding of what socialism looks like in America — all because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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As reported by the College Fix, Galicia — who is seeking asylum in the U.S. — experienced life in Venezuela as a child and an adolescent.
"I feel like I'm back home when I see all these [grocery] shelves are empty," he said in a recent interview. "It feels like a memory. 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."
Galicia — who has been living in America since October 2018 — added that there is one glaring difference.
"Here, at least, we have the expectation that everything will recover once we solve this problem with the [coronavirus] epidemic," he reasoned.
Galicia has spent his time in the U.S. traveling around the the country, delivering speeches about the dangers of socialism at college and university campuses.
In at least one campus speech, Galicia warned, "One of the main similarities I see between America and Venezuela is that both countries ... failed to control the level of spending. That fiscal irresponsibility led to a scenario where the country collapsed, and Venezuela ended up voting for Chavez and Maduro."
You can read more background on Galicia's campus appearances here.