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Survival Mode Forces People to Accept Socialism, Communism: Says Pastor, Refugee From Communist Romania

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Survival Mode Forces People to Accept Socialism, Communism: Says Pastor, Refugee From Communist Romania

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When people are in desperate need of survival they will be able to accept any solution that gives them hope including government-imposed mandates. Even progressivism, socialism, or communism can be accepted by an anti-communist society as happened to Romania after World War II and can be seen in America right now, said Pastor Cristian Ionescu, a Romanian Immigrant, and Chicago Pastor who fled persecution in Communist Romania as a religious refugee. “When you condition a society to collectively think in terms of surviving, [being] desperate for survival you will get them to accept anything,” Ionescu said in a recent interview on Epoch Times’ Crossroads program. “This is the reason any time the government imposes something and mandates something I’m very suspicious. … A government should be able in a democracy to convince people to accept something [for the common good], not mandate it—this is the difference between totalitarianism and democracy,” Ionescu …

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