Cuba is the country proving a perfect socialism, better than one in the former USSR, perfectly fitting Churchill’s definition of socialism as “a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
The communist invasion financed by international communist movement under the patronage of Soviet Union accomplished a total destruction of a very rich and beautiful country transforming it in a country of beggars, an economy based on subsidies from Soviet Union and on export of revolution using a new form of mercenaria – as in Angola, Mozambique and in Latin America, plus sponsoring international terrorism.
But the leftist intellectuals tried to justify the economic and social decay exclusively on the “capitalism” and its embargo.
Cuba also contradicted a famous quote by Talleyrand who said “The only thing you cannot do with a bayonet is sit on it.”
In reality for more than 50 years Castro’s gang and his acolytes have enjoyed a sweet life, a minority omnipotent and arrogant.
The only one who could not collect the fruits of his crimes was Che Guevara who, if would have not been killed by he army in Bolivia, he would have died anyway due to spirocheta palida (treponema pallidum) combined with his obesity.
The romanticized photograph on today’s T-shirts doesn’t show a less romantic reality of this “squalid killer” (Nigel Johnes)
“At the time he posed for Korda’s camera, Guevara was jailer and executioner-in-chief of Castro’s dictatorship. As boss of the notorious La Cabaña prison in Havana, he supervised the detention, interrogation, summary trials and execution of hundreds of “class enemies”.
There have been some 16,000 such executions since the Castro brothers, Guevara and their merry men swept into Havana in January 1959. About 100,000 Cubans who have fallen foul of the regime have been jailed. Two million others have succeeded in escaping Castro’s socialist paradise, while an estimated 30,000 have died in the attempt.
After helping to ruin the island’s economy as minister of industry and president of the Cuban National Bank, he flounces off to bring revolution to Bolivia’s peasantry. They turned him over to the army, who shot him in October 1967.” (Nigel Johnes)
The new leaders pf today’s Cuba are not, by far lacrima Cristi.
It is embarrassing to see some cold killers and kidnappers treated as Cuban nobility.
On 26 June 1958, Raúl Castro’s rebels kidnapped ten Americans and two Canadians from the property of Moa Bay Mining Company (an American company) on the north coast of Oriente Province. The next day rebels took hostage 24 US servicemen on leave from the United States naval base at Guantanamo Bay. This incident brought total kidnapped hostages to 36 (34 US and 2 Canadian citizens). Raul was sentenced for it, therefore he is a former convict.
The progressivism claims that 90 per cent of the population, according to public opinion polls, supported Fidel Castro.
Of course they did. Castro has a lot of bayonets at his disposal. And sits on them.
Yesterday, when Raul Castro was asked about political prisoners he was annoyed and arrogantly claimed that they are none.
Nothing new during communist terror. In the Soviet Union and other former satellites, it also have been claimed a nonexistent political jails : those who were against of the life in proletarian’s paradise have been declared insane and chained in a mental asylum.
I am attaching some fragments from a letter signed by former Cuban political prisoners and sent to the President. (126 Cuban former political prisoners–who together have served 1,945 years in Castro’s prisons, signed this letter)
“Based on our history and experience as political prisoners under Castro’s totalitarian regime, the new Cuba policy established by your Administration has been a regrettable mistake.
….Human rights violations in Cuba have a terrible history, but the current policy has taken a bad situation and made it worse. Violent beatings against activists peacefully assembling have escalated and worsened over 2015.
….Politically motivated arbitrary detentions in Cuba as of the end of November 2015 are a documented total of 7,686 and are on track to break the previous record set in 2014 with 8,899 arrests. Over the course of this year the number of detentions have escalated: 178 in January; 492 in February; 610 in March; 338 in April; 641 in May; 563 in June; 674 in July; 768 in August; 882 in September; 1,093 in October; and 1,447 in November. Political prisoners continue to be a reality in Cuba.
….Despite the claim that there would be continued support for improved human rights and democratic reforms in Cuba the past year has demonstrated otherwise. Inviting the Castro regime to the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama in April of 2015, violated the democratic ideals of the summit. The dictatorship’s anti-democratic and violent nature was made evident during the Summit with Cuban nationals and U.S. citizens beaten up by state security and requiring hospitalization and summit events interrupted by acts of repudiation organized by the Castro regime.
…The Administration’s new Cuba policy over the past year has compromised U.S. national security removing Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list on May 29, 2015 despite: 1) the Castro regime being caught smuggling heavy weapons and ammunition through Colombia on February 28, 2015. 2) Being linked to international drug trafficking along with its client state Venezuela as reported on January 27, 2015. 3) Being in violation of UN international sanctions to North Korea on July 15, 2013 when caught smuggling tons of weapons and ammunition including ballistic missile technology. Ignoring this will get more Americans killed and undermine U.S. interests.
…Cuba policy will not only harm Cuban aspirations for a free and democratic Cuba while worsening human rights there but also endanger American lives.”
I will conclude with a public position of Senator Cruz, candidate for Presidency:
Sen. Ted Cruz said Obama’s trip is “injurious to [America’s] future as well as Cuba’s” and that the result of the trip will “not be liberalization but rather the institutionalization of the Communist dictatorship.”
But Cruz argued in an op-ed published in Politico Sunday that “Obama has chosen to legitimize the corrupt and oppressive Castro regime with his presence on the island.”
“Meanwhile, political prisoners languishing in dungeons across the island will hear this message: Nobody has your back. You’re alone with your tormentors,” Cruz wrote. “The world has forgotten about you. They will not be on TV, rubbing elbows with the Obamas or left-wing politicians like Nancy Pelosi. There will be no mojitos at the U.S. Embassy for them. Raul Castro denies their very existence.”
I hope that some politically correct liberals reading the above will comprehend the similarity between Chamberlain’ appeasement of 77 years ago and today’s very sad and very dangerous times which can affect our civilization.
Johannes de Silentio