To the Editor,
Venezuelan warns Americans: Statues coming down is where revolutions start. “Venezuelans recognize signs of a communist takeover better than most anyone.” Elizabeth Rogliani, an actress from Venezuela living in the U.S., told followers on TikTok why she is concerned to see statues being torn down and roads being renamed in America.
“Why do I even worry about some silly statues coming down and silly little street names changing? Why do I care?” She warned that statues coming down is how revolutions start.
“It is because the last time I didn’t care about this, I was a teenager. I have already lived through this thing when I was living in Venezuela. Statues came down – Chaves didn’t want the history displayed. And then he changed street names. Then came the [school curricula]. Then some movies couldn’t be shown, then certain TV channels and so on and so forth.”
“You guys think this can’t happen to you, I’ve heard it so many times. But always be on guard. Never believe something can’t happen to you. You’ve got to defend your country and your society or it will be destroyed. We didn’t believe it could happen to us. Most Venezuelans – Cubans warned us – and we were like, ‘This is Venezuela, we know about freedom. That’s not going to happen here.’ Yet it happened. And there are literally a lot of people wanting to destroy the U.S.”
We need to be on guard and pray for our country. Your vote for the correct people in government counts.
Spring Valley, Minn.