Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware of the massive anti-Communist protests in Cuba that started on July 11. This once beautiful and properous country is a disturbing example of what happens when you go from Capitalism to a Socialist totalitarian dictorship. The elite political party class lives in luxury while the common people starve (or just disappear).
In this installment on the evils of Socialism, we will look at Cuba, which is a portent of things to come for the U.S. if we stay on our current Socialist track. Identity politics and cancel culture and suppression of free speech by Big Tech and the mainstream media (MSM) are only the beginnings of a future totalitarian dictatorship in the U.S.
My question is, why are so many Americans so naive and misinformed when it comes to the dark realities of Socialism?
Let’s take Cuba for example.
Below is a short documentary from 2014 showing Cuba before and after Castro. It’s interesting to see the stark contrast before and after Castro’s revolution in 1959 with actual footage. Here’s some of the data from the clip.
CUBA BEFORE CASTRO (1959):
- Cuba was the wealthiest and most advanced nation in Ibero-America.
- Cuba enjoyed the third highest per capita income in the Western Hemisphere.
- Cuba had double the income of Spain and Italy.
- Cuba’s exports in 1958 far exceeded those of Chili and Columbia, which have since left Cuba behind.
CUBA AFTER CASTRO (1959 – ):
- Cuba’s agriculture was paralyzed by a scarcity of inputs and poor production incentives resulting from collectivism.
- Cubans now earn less than 50 cents a day.
- Socialist slums are the most common housing in Cuba.
- Scarcity of foreign exchange resulting from Castro’s unwillingness to liberalize Cuba’s economy.
- Of the 20 countries in the region, Cuba ranks last in terms of export growth, even below Haiti.
- There were 29,784 summary executions under Castro’s regime.
As you probably already know, the Marxist organization, BLM, came out in support of the communist regime in Cuba and blamed the United States for its problems. BLM leaders faithfully parroted Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel’s newspeak by blaming the U.S. for Cuba’s food and medicine problems because of the embargo.
What about the U.S. embargo on Cuba?
As New York Nadia, a first-generation Cuban-American writer, artist, actor, and U.S. Army veteran living in NYC, rather sarcastically but correctly points out in her video below, U.S. embargoes don’t include food and medicine.
- Last year (2020) the U.S. exported $176 million in food and goods to Cuba.
- In the first six months of 2021, Cuba imported $123 million dollars in food from the US.
- The U.S provides $20 million dollars every year to Cuba.
Nadia goes on to day, “Of course, none of that money, food, or medicine ever made it to the Cuban people. The government keeps it, because that’s what dictatorships do.”
Nadia hits the proverbial nail on the head with the following point:
“Embargoes don’t kill dissidents, embargoes don’t kill journalists. Embargoes don’t make people dissapear. Dictatorships do.”
She also sums up the insanely hypocritical position of the BLM organization on Cuba:
“Since you’re all about race, let me remind you that the Cubans suffering in Cuba are brown and black. But because you’re Marxists, now you don’t know what to say. Do black lives matter, or is Marxism more important? You’ve made it pretty clear where you stand.”
While Cuban protestors are flying American flags because they want liberty and freedom from the oppressive results of Cuba’s bankrupt Communist policies, the BLM organization showed its true colors by praising the Communist regime. What they are clearly telling us is that their Marxist ideology is more important than the sufferings of people of color in Cuba. They’re also clearly showing us that they’re fighting for the ideology in Communist Cuba to be here in America.
Do you think for a moment that the BLM leaders, who’ve amassed millions of dollars on hustling race, or Bernie Sanders and AOC for that matter, would live in the squalor that the average Cuban citizen lives in every day? I don’t think so!
Unfortunately, most things that you hear from Big Tech, and the MSM about Cuba is nothing more than pro-Communist propaganda. In 2020, before the current unrest, a Turning Point USA team traveled to Cuba to investigate the true realities of what a generation of Socialism has done to the once-thriving Cuban population.
As was said on the video, “Communism succeeds in the crushing of the human spirit.”
But let’s not just take outsider’s word, what do Cuban refugees think about Socialism?
Here’s a clip by a man named Ray who windsurfed 90 miles to escape the wonders of Socialism in Cuba. As he points out, do you think all these people would be escaping Cuba if Socialism was working?
Ray goes on to say, “Socialism ruins people’s lives. I can’t believe that there are Americans who want that for us here.”
To that I say, amen. I can’t believe it either.
Ray talks about how the police, the government, and the party elites live in luxury while the Cuban people starve. Hear what he has to say in the following short clip:
It breaks my heart to see what’s happened to Cuba, but I am encouraged by the bravery of those currently pushing back against this evil regime. I also pray that the eyes of Americans are opened to the evil fruit of Marxism and Socialism and why it literally destroys every culture it touches. The best time to stop it here is now, before we become its next victim.
As it’s been aptly said, “You can easily vote your way into Socialism, but you must shoot your way out.”