There are lots of countries that are going through economic hardship or tyrants are ruling them and this kinds of devastating problems. I have seen lots of people who call themselves leftist while begging for an opportunity to immigrate to rich west countries such as the US, UK or Germany.
I currently think that advocating for the poor and fighting for a better future and more social equality are both extremely hard and valuable, no matter what you call yourself (left, right, socialist, whatever!) but at the same time I find it quite contradictory for someone who calls herself 'leftist' to leave her family and people (who are going through hardship or fighting for their rights) to live a more comfortable life (assuming she will get that!) and simultaneously talking about moral goals such as social justice.
What I just said is my own opinion and don't insist it's correct in all cases (like wars or special cases) and I don't live in a rich country so I know the hardships.
I want to know if this is consistent with their ideas or not.
EDIT: I'm talking about ordinary educated people and experts not imprisoned political activists and other similar complications.