I am also 28 years old. I am also a Jew--an ex-Soviet Jew. Unlike that naive Katya Komisaruk, I lived under a totalitarian Soviet regime. . . .
"Revolution!" How easy it is for well-fed bourgeois children to break our defense computers and smile at the thought of "revolution." What do they know of ensuing human suffering, starvation, helplessness of human beings at the hands of some petty Party official, whose control over one's life is limitless?
Make no mistake about it, such foolish children, although they claim "nonviolence," help Communists come to power. They have no grasp of reality, do not want to know of the sinister, uncontrolled Soviet military machine and its ongoing offensive in the Third World. They prefer to burn American flags and destroy American military computers. . . . How easy is life for well-fed and ignorant children! They remind me of ostriches who stick their heads in the sand.
Because Katya will have plenty of time, give her Alexander Solzhenitsyn's "The Gulag Archipelago" to read. Maybe something will click in her head.