CUBA WINS                   Spanish Translation

90 Miles from the United States Border, Communism is on America's Doorstep

      Time to Free Cuba and Rid our Hemisphere of Communism

                                                                                                                 

Political Missteps on Cuba:

Aug 8, Venezuela

There is no doubt that the collapse of the Venezuelan economy stems from the socialist mentality of its political leadership. But they did not implement any significant production socialization of the economy other than taking control of Venezuela's petroleum. Instead they fixed prices beyond the limits at which market enterprises could operate and thus destroyed the market economy. That then gave them justification to use the petroleum revenues to import goods and had the army give them away free. The army took their cut and that secured the support of the army for the regime. It also gave the regime the power to spend the petroleum revenues on anything they wanted to, even on themselves.

When it was found that even the very large petroleum revenues were not enough they resorted to borrowing enormous sums internationally. When that source began to dry up they resorted to printing money thus adding hyperinflation to the woes of the Venezuelan people. To understand how printing up money can lead so quickly to astronomical rates of inflation see Dynamics of Hyperinflation.

Pity the poor Venezuelans where absolute power has fallen, seemingly irretrievably, into the hands of the completely unscrupulous Chavez-Maduro regime with their very limited mental capabilities. A smarter group could not have made socialism work but they would not have implemented policies so ridiculously catastrophic.

Our Response:

Cuba is the same. Socialism will fail wherever it is created. The unscrupulous leadership that has existed in Cuba has made it a hell for most of its residents. 

Aug 7 - Maria Elvira Salazar

https://twitter.com/RepMariaSalazar/status/1423369004509446156/photo/1 

Aug 6 – Political - CRT Versus Chinese Cultural Revolution

Xi Van Fleet, a Virginia mom who grew up in China’s Sichuan province, gave the Loudin County School Board members a lesson to remember about toxic CRT indoctrination at Loudon High School which her son had attended.

Van Fleet told those present, “I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools…You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history.”

Van Fleet realized that today’s woke revolution, driven by CRT, has “a twin brother”—the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which derived from Mao’s Class Conflict Theory (CCT).

“The grandfather of CRT and the CCT is the same guy, Karl Marx. And the ideology is cultural Marxism,” Van Fleet said. “Just like CRT, Mao’s CCT divides people into groups: [the] oppressors and the oppressed. The only difference is … class rather than race.”

Van Fleet said that during the Cultural Revolution, everyone can be a class enemy; that is Mao’s way to ensure he always had an ample supply of fake class enemies. Similarly, CRT creates fake racial divisions, and redefines the concept and the definition of racism. “So divid[ing] people and pit[ting] them against each other is the hallmark of Marxism, and that is the business model for the CCP and CRT,” she said.

During the Cultural Revolution, Van Fleet witnessed how students were violent with each other and with their teachers. She said Mao launched the Cultural Revolution by unleashing the Red Guards to create chaos. The Red Guards were communist youth who were led by Mao to persecute those who were identified as the CCP’s enemies. They resorted to violence, looting, rioting, and destroyed all the known enforcement and court systems. “That’s exactly what we saw on American streets last year,” she said, referring to the riots organized by Black Lives Matter activists. Furthermore, Van Fleet believes that there’s no difference between the social justice warriors today in America and Mao’s Red Guards.

She said that Mao also ordered these Red Guards to destroy the “Four Olds”: old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits. They tore down Buddha statues, destroyed temples, raided homes, and destroyed personal property such as antique furniture and family heirlooms.

Mao’s Red Guards also changed street names, store names, school names, and personal names. “That’s what the cancel culture [is],” Van Fleet said. “They want to destroy the entire western civilization, Christianity, and the American founding [principles]. [They are] the same thing.”

She believes the United States is experiencing a culture war. “Cultural Marxism and American ideals, there’s no common ground.”

Van Fleet concluded, “We have to fight this war and win it to preserve America.”

Our Response:

Take it from someone who has lived through it. CRT is alien to everything America stands for. 

August 5, 2021 - NY Representative Clears the Record on AOC Statements

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., the daughter of a Cuban immigrant, ripped her colleague Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. on "Fox News Live" Sunday for partly blaming the long-held U.S. embargo for the unrest in Cuba, where protesters continue to call for an end to the communist regime.

REP. NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS: What's cruel is the way that the communist regime treats its people. There are two classes in Cuba; one is the ruling class, run by the communists, and then there is everyone else who live in squalor. They don't have access to food, they don't have access to medicine, they don't have access to the basic necessities — and it's certainly not because of the embargo. 

Look, Cuba does business with nearly every country in the world, and for six decades they remained a communist regime.

 

July 25, 2021 - The Bias of Mayorkas

On this week's "Life, Liberty & Levin," host Mark Levin discussed the ongoing unrest in Cuba with Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, as civilians on the island 90 miles south of Key West demand basic rights and liberty while the dictatorial government of President Miguel Diaz-Canel continues to oppress his people while detaining and punishing demonstrators.

Rubio told Levin that he was troubled by the disparity in messaging from President Biden's Homeland Security department, particularly how Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas almost immediately announced to potential Cuban refugees that they should not cross the Caribbean Sea to seek asylum in America, while at the same time overseeing a rapidly deteriorating and porous southern border with Mexico.

"We have to be aware that the regime in the past has used mass migration as a weapon in 1994 and during Mariel, they used it against the United States as a weapon and that can't be tolerated," he said, noting how Castro responded to President Jimmy Carter's overtures by including many convicts in the emigrating groups.

"But you saw the forceful statement from Mayorkas almost immediately," he added. "Where was that forceful statement when Joe Biden was running for president or when he became president?"

Rubio added the Biden administration was too late when it told asylum seekers headed for the southern border not to come

"It's almost was a joke, because [of] the reason why we're having a crisis at the southern border," he said. "Look, it's true. These people in Central America live under very difficult conditions, have for a very long time. But these trafficking networks have gone into these countries and other places and told them, hey, there's a new president, he's going to be the opposite of Donald Trump. And every way some of the first things that Biden does when he takes over, no more funding for the border wall."

Our Response:

The Mayorkas bias is stunning. Cuba is truly under duress, no questions, no more proof needed. The border is a completely different case. Enough of the bias in our Government!

July 24, 2021
Borgen Magazine, May 28, 2017

After the Cuban Revolution, education became a top priority. A literacy campaign was put in place to abolish illiteracy in Cuba. Through this year-long campaign, schools were constructed, educators were trained and the poor were taught to read and write. About 707,000 Cubans learned how to read and write. This resulted in the literacy rate increasing to 96 percent. Before this success, the literacy rate was between 60 and 70 percent.

Education in Cuba is compulsory until grade nine of secondary school. It is free at all levels including university education. The education statistics are very impressive, with less than one percent of students dropping out of primary school and 98.2 percent continuing their education after grade six. Furthermore, 98 percent of children attend preschool. Even more impressive is the primary school gross enrollment being close to 100 percent.

The number of students in a classroom is 25. This makes it easy for the teacher to address each student individually with ample time. Teachers also take great care of students with special needs, with “13,600 teachers working in 425 special schools, all around the country.” Furthermore, students who are unable to attend school because of a sickness or disability have teachers go to them and teach them at home.

Schools are equipped with all the necessary equipment for a better learning experience like computers and internet. In remote areas, where there is no access to electricity, schools are provided with solar panel systems to ensure that the electronics are functioning. Therefore, there are few disparities between schools in different areas.

Why is the literacy rate in Cuba so high? It is because the country put education first. Cuba made sure every child gets an education without thinking of social class. Everyone is treated equally. Furthermore, education in Cuba is free and teachers make sure every student is moving in the right direction. No students get left behind.

Our Response:
During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms. Cuba made improvements in health and education, though many of these gains were undermined by extended periods of economic hardship and by repressive policies.

“As other countries in the region turned away from authoritarian rule, only Fidel Castro’s Cuba continued to repress virtually all civil and political rights,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch. “Castro’s draconian rule and the harsh punishments he meted out to dissidents kept his repressive system rooted firmly in place for decades.”

The repression was codified in law and enforced by security forces, groups of civilian sympathizers tied to the state, and a judiciary that lacked independence. Such abusive practices generated a pervasive climate of fear in Cuba, which hindered the exercise of fundamental rights, and pressured Cubans to show their allegiance to the state while discouraging criticism.
Click to expand ImageMany of the abusive tactics developed during his time in power – including surveillance, beatings, arbitrary detention, and public acts of repudiation – are still used by the Cuban government.

July 23, 2021 - Alexandria Ocasio Cortez:

"We stand in solidarity with the Cuban people and condemn the suppression of the media, speech and protest. We also call for an end to the U.S. embargo and additional Trump-era restrictions that are profoundly contributing to the suffering of Cubans."

Our Response:

Socialists like Ocasio Cortez can't stop criticizing the U.S., and blaming it for everything wring in the world. Ask the people, like we are doing. You will find out the real reasons, and lightweights like this one, will always be biased and never miss the chance to criticize our home. 

From Cuba:

July 22, 2021 - Black Lives Matter:

BLM, the chaos-spreading darling of the political left, of course, blames the U.S. for the communist failures in Cuba. The street and property destroyers have nothing better to do than to tear down everything we stand for in this country. Black Lives Matter is not for Blacks, it is for a very top-sided few who take the money and incite their sheep to violence. 

Editorial From The Loudoun Times Mirror (George Biem, Leesburg, VA, July 2, 2021) 

"Although I believe that all people should be treated equally I can’t understand how anyone who has bothered to look up the origin and beliefs of the Black Lives Matter organization can support them in any way. This organization was founded by self proclaimed anarchists and Marxists. They don’t care about black children being killed in our major cities like Chicago. They do nothing to help improve education or housing for the African American community. By supporting Black Lives Matter through signs and printed material one denotes, intentionally or not, that they are supporting the Black Lives Matter organization. No American who loves this country should do this.

Rashad Turner, founder of the BLM group in St. Paul, recently left the organization and in a posted video referred to the group’s “ugly truth” with respect to their position regarding families and education. He said, “I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implied — Black Lives Do Matter. However, after a year on the inside I learned they had little concern over rebuilding black families.” He further noted that BLM “cared even less” about “improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis,” which he said, “was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools.” He further said, “The question I always ask folks: How can Black lives matter if Black minds don’t matter?”

According to The Associated Press the BLM movement took in over $90 million in 2020. It ended the year with a balance of $60 million. How have they helped improve African American housing? What have they done to reduce crime in Black communities? Before you send one penny to this group do your homework. They are a Marxist group more interested in disrupting life in our great country than truly helping Black lives!"

July 21, 2021 - Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday doubled down on past remarks about Fidel Castro where he said it was "unfair to simply say everything is bad" about the communist regime in Cuba.

Speaking at a CNN town hall in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday, Sanders said that he has always condemned authoritarianism and ardently believes in democracy. Still, he stood behind remarks he had made during a “60 Minutes“ interview that the communist revolutionary leader, who ruled Cuba from 1959 almost until his death in 2016, dramatically raised literacy rates in his country.

Our Response:

The consistent lack of calling out the inhumane regime 90 miles off our coast, has led to where we are today. Sanders said this when running for president. Oh, great, Bernie. We have an articulate and well educated country whos people are dragged out of their houses, and spied on 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Wow, is that education so incredibly important and variable. Well, you love Communism, so no surprise. But you have hurt our country its people, and most definitely the people of Cuba!

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