Venezuelan activist and TikTok star Elizbeth Rogliani is likening the toppling of statues in American as part of the Black Lives Matter movement to the Venezuela Socialist movement.
"Why do I even worry about some silly statues coming down? Or some silly little street names changing? Why do I care? That’s because the last time I didn't care about this I was a teenager," Rogliani said on TikTok, citing her personal experience.
"I have already lived through this thing when I was living in Venezuela. The statues came down ... Chavez didn't want all that history displayed and then he changed the street names, then came the [scool] curriculum, and then some movies couldn't be shown on certain TV channels and so on and so forth," Rogliani asserted
According to CBN News, Venezuela was one of the richest and most democratic countries in South America before being taken over by socialism.
"You guys think it can't happen to you ... I've heard this so many times, but always be on guard," Rogliani cautioned. "Never believe something can't happen to you. You need to guard your country and your society, or it will be destroyed."
"We didn't believe it could happen to us,” she continued. “Cubans warned us, yet it happened. And there's clearly a lot of people wanting to destroy the US."
Rogliani’s video has amassed over 1 million views after it was shared on Twitter, Monday. It has also been picked up by mainstream media outlets.
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On Tuesday evening, Rogliani told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the removal of statues is a "slippery slope" towards a "cultural revolution."
"I don't think they're seeing past what's going to happen next because they're thinking these are just symbols of oppression," she noted. "But, I had a lot of friends [who] told me, 'Oh, it's just the Confederate statues.'”
“And, I said, 'No, it's not going to be just the Confederate statues. Just wait and see.' This is a slippery slope," she asserted.
Rogliani shared that she suspects that the “Founding Fathers are going to be attacked" next, followed by religious symbols and museums.
She added: "I mean, anything can be attacked if you just let it happen. If you just let the first ones come down, then there are no limits to what's next."
The activist went on to state that the end goal is an “attempt to change the country.”
Rogliani also told Ingraham that one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement actually visited Venezuela and was reportedly photographed with the Venezuelan regime a number of years ago.
"In fact, another of those videos that I made on TikTok – I was talking about how the Venezuelan regime was involved in the protests that are going now,” she said.
“And, we saw the emblems of the [Black Lives Matter (BLM)] founders being an ally to the Venezuelan regime. I saw pictures of them in 2015 where ... one of the co-founders of the BLM movement went to Venezuela ... and said that she was happy to be in a place with intelligent political discourse," Rogliani concluded.
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