Communism, Socialism Paradise, Cuba
The 50th Anniversary Cuban Revolution celebration is in a word, LAUGHABLE! For fifty years the communists on the Island and their fellow travelers in the U.S. media, education and Hollywood have applauded Castro for the will and tenacity to stand up to the "terrible" and "treacherous" "bully" to the North, namely the United States. The truth is, the only ones who should care, and they don't anymore because they have an infinitely better life in the U.S., are the expatriates. How many U.S. citizens are beating the door down to immigrate to Cuba?
If the U.S. had any desire whatsoever to impose its will on the "cigar and sugar factory," it would be a cakewalk. Castro is a flea looking for a rat to infest and he found it in Venezuela's Chavez.
Castro and his thugs accuse the U.S. of expansionist imperialism, what a crock! To him and to all his allies wherever they may be, that accusation would be more apt by looking in the mirror. And oh! What joy liberals love to spout, "Castro has outlasted ten U.S. Presidents!" Right, that's because he is a dictator and the U.S. is a Constitutional Republic that limits the term of the President to two terms of four years.
If the U.S. ever did have imperialistic designs on Cuba it would have kept Cuba following the Spanish-American War. It was probably a mistake to cut Cuba loose rather than make it a state which would by now have become a flourishing, habitat and vacation spot! Look at just about any other island in the Caribbean, most are flourishing, but not Castro's Communist Cuba. For cogent observers, there's a message in that, but who ever said, "liberals are cogent?"
The U.S. media had most observers in the U.S. convinced that it was a good thing for Castro to overthrow Batista because he was such a bad guy, which he was, but what they failed to tell us was that Castro was a communist, who in typical communist/socialist totalitarian style, killed and imprisoned far more political enemies than Batista ever did. But you fawn at Castro's feet then have the temerity to complain about the Bush Administration water-boarding (a non fatal procedure) proven mortal enemies of the U.S. who are confined at Guantanamo [for liberals that is an enclave of U.S. territory on the southeast coast of Cuba].
A lot has been made of Castro's progress in health care and education. Okay. However, Cuba has done pathetic little if any in the realm of advanced treatment, production of medication, development of surgical techniques, design and production of non-invasive diagnostic equipment or the myriad of other medical advances that its "bully" neighbor to the North has developed and has been using for most of the five decades since Castro's dictatorship of the proletariat "descended" to power. Treating the entire population although laudable, with decades-old technology is hardly a noteworthy advance except in the vacant minds of "Change" idiots.
Cuba's system is based on "Primary Care?" Then what? To her everlasting credit, my less than high school trained mother, with no formal medical training did "primary care" on four kids that was as good as the vaunted Cuban system and neither she nor we thought anything of it. Hey, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, where is the laudatory study on her and other similarly situated women?
As far as education is concerned, if Castro's wonderful education system, reforms and advances are so great, where are the results manifest in everything from farming to space technology that an advanced educational system should produce? Castro has had 50 years, where are the results? The world except those who embrace his dictatorship, knows the answer: ZERO.
All Castro has managed to do is cling to power through propaganda, intimidation and force. Wow! What a wonderful accomplishment! Now he has turned the reins over to his brother, let's celebrate! Where is the liberal outrage for such an abuse of power, where are the free and open elections, where the maligning, where the hate-filled rhetoric for Castro and his brother's self-serving behavior? Come on "libs," how about some self-immolation to "protest" the Cuban "revolucion?"
For the mindless, pathetic, sick, hate-filled creatures in Hollywood and elsewhere who harbor deep affection for the Dictator, why don't you move your families and take your wealth to Cuba, or for that matter anyplace else in the world? But, alas, you are gutless cowards whose agenda is so dishonorable as to reek of treason. You never had it so good, and, the fact is, if you had the integrity to move there, the moment you were to step foot on the Island your wealth would become property of the State and "spread around" to other equally deserving peasants. Then what would you think of your hero? What a bunch of jerks, that is: Castro, you and your ilk!
In the final analysis, the great 50th Anniversary Celebration is for the communist elite who have managed to disenfranchise Cubans of their freedom, keep them under the constant pressure of a non-existent threat, and provide no benefit for the Cuban people who Castro and his communist thugs have utterly dominated and economically bled dry, that is, kept in economic slavery for fifty years. Typical of socialists' "spread the wealth around" mantra, Castro's pathetic efforts at leadership has been a smoke-screen that obscures his lust for domination, privilege and power.
And, for all sophomoric individuals who drink the "Kool-Aid," "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need," Castro would like to take care of you too, so, find your way to Cuba, and please, don't come back.
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