Martin Gurri, a Cuban-born CIA analyst turned “public intellectual”:
And for those of you who love to sneer at “consumerism,” let me repeat a story I have told before. A Cuban woman, a recent refugee, entered a supermarket in Miami and proceeded to burst into tears. Surrounded by such a dazzling display of goods, her heart broke, she said, when she thought of the people she had left behind in Cuba, who had so little.
But, why do the people in Cuba have so little, Martin, why?
Snark aside, his perspective on being an immigrant to the United States is close to mine; the entire column is worth your time.