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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.

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    Welcome to Politics Stack Exchange. Your question does unfortunately not really fit the model of this website. We want to explain politics, not discuss them. We generally don't answer questions which ask for our own personal opinions and moral judgments. You might want to ask this question on a more discussion-oriented website. – Philipp Feb 24 '19 at 10:58
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    There are lots of assumptions in your question: why do you think migrants tend to be on the left side of the political spectrum? There are different forms of migration, from skilled workers looking for economical opportunities to refugees fleeing war or persecution. Apparently you talk about the latter, so I don't see the link between their political views and the fact that they emigrate. – Erwan Feb 24 '19 at 13:59
  • as I mentioned in my question, I'm talking about educated people and middle class who prefer migrating to a more wealthy country. I know there are some inevitable conditions for political activists and similar people which make staying in their country impossible. – Mahdi Feb 24 '19 at 15:50
  • Economical migrants often go to a country where they can find a job in order to send money to help their family/relatives in their country of origin. Besides, I still don't fully understand the reasoning: do you mean that somebody who values social justice should stay poor out of solidarity? or is it that somebody should try to live under a political system they agree with? That would be a bit complicated :) – Erwan Feb 24 '19 at 19:29
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    @Mahdi oh ok, what you are talking about is the "brain drain". Sorry but it was not very clear in your original question ;) You would probably find this Wikipedia article interesting: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_capital_flight. – Erwan Feb 24 '19 at 21:12

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