90 Miles from the United States Border, Communism is on America's Doorstep
Time to Free Cuba and Rid our Hemisphere of Communism
August 9, 2021
Former President Obama can have a party because he is sophisticated, but us little people cant handle it because we just are too intellectually inferior to figure it out.
None needed, this is why we are doing Cuba Wins, to stop this type of self serving bias that these people actually believe in.
August 6, 2021 - Sen. Marco Rubio tells Media what China is Doing
Rubio said that multiple U.S. businesses have succumbed to pressure from China to fire employees or remove clothing that has critical messages about the country’s government or imposes on Beijing’s censorship policies.
"The U.S. corporations are so desperate to have access to the Chinese market that they’ll lead costly boycotts of a state — an American state — that passes a law that they don’t like, but they don’t dare say a word about the fact that, as we speak, genocide is taking place against Uyghur Muslims," the senator said.
"American companies have actually fired Americans who live in America for saying or writing something that China doesn’t like. There’s some examples here that are pretty stunning."
He went on to say that "China is stealing between 300 and 600 billion dollars a year … of American technology and intellectual property. They hack into networks and they take it. They use venture capital funds to buy promising technology startups. They hide their ownership, by the way."
Rubio continued, "They partner with universities on research and then they steal that research — often research whose seed funding came from the US taxpayer. They force American companies doing business in China to give the technology over to them.
"Hollywood is so desperate, for example, to have their movies shown in China that Hollywood won’t make a movie that China’s communist censors don’t approve."
Sen. Rubio is absolutely correct. Here is the issue. Until we rekindle faith in the U.S. Government, we see no way this will stop.
August 3, 2021
The State of Global News:
Ever hear of First Draft?
Here is some information from their website:
"First Draft has received funding from the following organizations for 2020:
Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Facebook Journalism Project
Google News Initiative
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Klarman Family Foundation
Media Democracy Fund
The Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust
Rita Allen Foundation
Swiss Democracy Fund
Open Society Foundations
In 2019, First Draft received funding from the following organizations:
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Facebook Journalism Project
Google News Initiative
News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
Open Society Foundations
First Draft is a member of the Partnership on AI’s Steering Committee on AI and Media Integrity. The steering committee, made up of organizations spanning civil society, technology companies, media organizations, and academic institutions, will be focused on a specific set of activities and projects directed at strengthening the research landscape related to new technical capabilities in media production and detection, and increasing coordination across organizations implicated by these developments. Initial members of the steering committee will include the BBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, Facebook, First Draft, Microsoft, the New York Times, WITNESS, and XPRIZE, among other PAI Partner organizations to be later announced."
This is what we are fighting. Notice, Open Society Foundations funded the organization in both 2019 and 2020. This is George Soros enabled. Note that social media players like Facebook and liberal bastions like the BBC and NY Times are revered partners. This is what Globalism is about, and in their stories they defend the Cuban Government, as best as possible, even with its inhumane treatment and direction. And they claim, their purpose is to present unbiased news. Sure it is!!!
July 31, 2021
From the New York Post:
The economic historian Brad DeLong has noted that Cuba in 1957 had lower infant mortality than many European countries, more doctors and nurses per capita than Britain or Finland, and as many vehicles per capita as Italy or Portugal. After decades of Castro’s dictatorship, its per capita GDP ranks with Mongolia and Bhutan, according to CIA figures.
This suggests, correctly, that Castro took over a country in pretty good shape and wrecked it, rather than the other way around.
The government’s failures are always blamed on the US embargo. If it weren’t for the US strictures, on this view, Cuba would be the one Marxist economy in the world able to deliver plenty to its people. Actually, shortages are endemic because of the inefficiencies inherent to command-and-control economies.
The US embargo is unilateral, and the Cuban government has long been expert at evading it. There is nothing keeping Cuba from trading with other advanced Western countries and buying their goods, if the artificially impoverished country could afford them (its characteristic way of doing business is to buy on credit and then never pay up).
Can you imagine? Cuba relying on gifts form other countries to survive? Wow, Communism really is the ultimate in deadbeat systems!
July 24, 2021
Helen Yaffe is a lecturer in economic and social history at the University of Glasgow, specializing in Cuban and Latin American development, and a visiting fellow of the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre. She is the author of Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution and co-author with Gavin Brown of Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid. Her book We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World was published in 2020 by Yale University Press. An excerpt:
"Yes, Castro presided over mistakes and errors in Cuba’s planned economy. Yes, there is bureaucracy, low productivity, liquidity crisis, debt and numerous other problems – but where aren’t there? Castro pointed to these weaknesses in his own speeches to the Cuban people. But President Correa is right – to objectively judge Castro’s legacy, Cuban development and contemporary reforms today, we cannot pretend that the US blockade – which remains today despite rapprochement – has not shaped the Cuban economy."
Helen's article goes much further. And it is these irresponsible intellectuals who have no concept of what the people of Cuba have endured. Has she lived there for a month? Not a chance, but wow does she know everything about what Cuba has suffered. That's why Cuba Wins must proceed, because the media worldwide is so out of control.
July 22, 2021
Benjamin Powell, The Hill :"The best way to support Cuban protesters is ending the embargo"
Thanks Benjamin, your brilliance overwhelms us. Check out our Daily Pages on Life in Cuba. Can you see the difference in why we think the way we do?
Fran Jack Daniel, Reuters
HAVANA (Reuters) - A touch of self-deprecating humor, along with prosperous allies, is helping Cuba shrug off a U.S. trade embargo it has blamed for decades for its economic woes and brandished as proof of Washington’s “inhumanity.”
Since taking over from his brother Fidel three years ago, President Raul Castro has poked fun at a Cuban tendency to blame all the country’s problems on the American sanctions, while focusing the government more on domestic problems.
“Without denying the negative implications the U.S. blockade has had, and still has, on Cuba’s economy and society, we cannot keep attributing all the country’s problems to it,” said Luis Suarez of Havana’s Higher Institute of International Relations.
This guy for Reuters actually got it right. A big star for a common sense discussion of Cuba. If only there were more.
July 20, 2021.
"On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that Washington would seek to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than half a century of antagonism — an animosity that lingered for decades even after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. His administration had signaled early on its willingness to engage the island, but few expected such a dramatic shift in such a short period of time: nine months after the announcement, the U.S. flag was flying again outside the reopened U.S. embassy in Havana, and in March 2016, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since 1928.
Rapprochement was long overdue given the blatant failure of the previous U.S. policy in bringing about democracy in Cuba through economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation. Polls also showed widespread support for normalization: ahead of President Obama’s historic trip, 58 percent of Americans said they favored the diplomatic thaw. Even a majority of Cuban‐Americans expressed in different surveys their opposition to continuing the embargo. More significantly, 97 percent of Cubans on the island — the people who are supposedly the ultimate beneficiaries of U.S. policy — support normalization, according to an April 2015 Washington Post poll.
Beyond restoring diplomatic ties, in the last two years, many things have changed in the relationship between the United States and Cuba: dozens of commercial flights per day have been authorized, as well as cruise ships and ferries; Americans are allowed to travel practically without constraints to the once‐forbidden island, and hundreds of thousands are doing so every year; U.S. tourists can now use their credit and debit cards in Cuba; limits on remittances have been lifted, and the money can now be directed to the development of private businesses; U.S. citizens are permitted to trade with authorized independent Cuban businesspeople; and U.S. telecommunication firms are also allowed to sell services to the island. Exercising its executive authority, the Obama administration went as far as it could in relaxing many economic sanctions. However, U.S. companies are still prevented from most commerce and investment in Cuba. Lifting those outstanding prohibitions is a prerogative of Congress."
I wonder what CATO policy makers are saying now. 7 years ago, Obama re-opened the island to many U.S. relationships. Today, we are on the verge of a revolution. How does CATO explain?
July 17, 2021
"For sixty years, the United States has aimed to strangle Cuba’s economy and inflict misery on the Cuban people. Blockades are methods of war — and it’s time for the war on Cuba to end."
Thanks Branko. If America was at war with Cuba, it would have been over in a week. What a weak, pointless waste of time your article is.
"Appeasing Cuba’s Regime Didn’t Work. The Biden administration should learn from the failures of the Obama administration"
Credit where credit is due. Michael and Mario from the WSJ, actually got it right.
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