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When Castro Dies And Cuba Lives

Posted July 23, 2003 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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AmericanDaily.com | Bruce Walker

Fidel Castro will die soon. On that day, the Cuban people will have hope. On that day, the world will take another step toward freedom. The mythology surrounding Castro in Leftist circles is breathtaking. He is credited with replacing a monster, Batista, but by any measurement Castro was worse than Batista.

Batista was democratically elected as President of Cuba and he lost the next election in 1944, Batista left office (later returning as a political boss.) He was a self-described “progressive socialist” whose 1940 Constitution abolished the death penalty, guaranteed racial and sexual equality, provided guaranteed state employment and free, compulsory public education. Batista legalized the Communist Party and appointed communists as cabinet ministers.

The Left, however, demonizes its own when they become politically inconvenient. Mussolini, for example, began and ended is political career as a committed socialist. Hitler and most of his Nazis believed in social and economic equality, and Nazi economic policies in Germany were indistinguishable from socialist democracies today.

The Party of the People, which governed China before 1949, rejected capitalism, even though its mortal political enemy, Maoist Communism, also rejected capitalism. Evita Peron, weird icon of modern Leftists, adored both Fascism and National Socialism after the Holocaust was known, and supported redistribution of wealth.

Castro, like Evita, was virulently anti-Semitic, enamored with Mussolini, sympathetic to Adolph Hitler, enchanted with Stalinism - and deeply hostile to free enterprise and to America. So naturally, both became icons of America’s traitorous Left.

When Castro seized power in Cuba, he took over a nation that had 94 radio stations, 11 television stations, 519 movie theaters and 58 periodicals. Only two nations in the Western Hemisphere - America and Argentina - had more radios and television sets than Cuba.

Caloric consumption, literacy rates and infant mortality rates put Cuba far above Mexico, Central America or any of the other Carribean nations. Indeed, Cuba overall had a higher standard of living than any Spanish speaking nation on Earth.

Why does the American Left has such a crush on Castro? Because he, like they, have an inexhaustible hatred of America. This rage will be the undoing of the Left. Cuba, unlike Russia, is close to America. That has made our indigenous Marxists of the Democrat Party too reckless.

When Castro dies, Cuba will move rapidly toward freedom. The robust Cuban community in America can make the rage that the Iraqi people shown toward Saddam Hussein seem gentle by comparison. The world will then see just how awful Castro really was.

This will expose our own American Castro sympathizers to hostile scrutiny much more intense than these traitors have yet experienced. Moreover, the demonstration of how horribly communism and Castro have failed the Cuban people will send shock waves through Mexico, Brazil and the other lands whose leaders say - and whose people actually believe - that Fidel Castro has created a paradise rather than a grand Devil’s Island.

When Castro dies, President Bush can travel to Cuba, flanked by Cuban Republicans, and speak in Spanish to the newly liberated former serfs of one of the most savage failures in modern history. Moreover, he can promise much more than just lifting of an economic embargo. He can promise help of every kind, with the specific intention of turning Cuba into an example of what other Latin America nations could be, if the people gave up envy and embraced instead freedom.

Spanish-speaking peoples, like English-speaking peoples, are spread throughout the world. They are not uniformly hostile toward America and its values. It is not accidental that Spain is one of the few nations in Europe which stood beside us in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is not coincidence that the Philippines is one of our closest allies in the war on terrorism.

When Castro dies, then Cuba will begin its rise to a place among the most prosperous and happy lands on Earth - a sharp contrast to the dreary and graying states of Old Europe or Japan. When Castro dies, everything will change - and all of it for the better. When Castro dies, Cuba lives.

Member Comments

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On January 17, 2004, herbertn wrote:

I don’t think there will be any substantial changes in Cuba after Castro’ death. Here in the US the Jewish power structure is now fully prepared to descend on the island and take over every fundamental sector of the economy (Communications, Transportation, Commerce, Energy etc).
Furthermore, the island will be used by the jewish propaganda machine as an example of “successful” racial integration. Few well-to-do cuban exiles will ever play any significant role in the future capitalistic Cuban economy unless they accept the jewish ideological program: “Democracy”, “Free Markets” and so on. Needless to say these names are meaningless, since not a single piece of property will ever be returned to their legitimate white cuban owners.

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On May 21, 2004, JordanS wrote:

It seems to me that you are much more willing to sling insults, and call names than you are to really research the topic abut which you’re speaking.  Castro has led a relatively good governmental system.  You used to past tense when describing how great Cuba was, but it still is.  Cuba has a higher quality of life than any other Central American country.  And also, though I personally do not sympathize with Castro, the Left, or Castro-sympathizers, as you so gracefully called them, are not “traitors.” Bush has no intention of helping these people.  As with the war on Iraq, his intent is to “liberate” i.e. wantonly destroy anything in his way of making a profit.  This is not about the liberation of Cuba.  It’ about seeing just how rich Bush and his pals can get.

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On December 16, 2005, DeeDee wrote:

“When Castro dies, President Bush can travel to Cuba, flanked by Cuban Republicans, and speak in Spanish to the newly liberated former serfs of one of the most savage failures in modern history. Moreover, he can promise much more than just lifting of an economic embargo. He can promise help of every kind, with the specific intention of turning Cuba into an example of what other Latin America nations could be, if the people gave up envy and embraced instead freedom”.

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I enjoyed reading this…..and I hope for the best

 

 

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On February 12, 2006, conall cernach wrote:

“When Castro dies, President Bush can travel to Cuba, flanked by Cuban Republicans, and speak in Spanish to the newly liberated former serfs of one of the most savage failures in modern history. Moreover, he can promise much more than just lifting of an economic embargo. He can promise help of every kind, with the specific intention of turning Cuba into an example of what other Latin America nations could be, if the people gave up envy and embraced instead freedom.”

It is humourous and ever so slightly disturbing that you think that Bush really has these peoples’ best interest at heart. There was a recent report that there could possibly be oil reserves off the Cuban coastline. The price of sugar has gone up considerably due to the hurricanes. Cuba itself holds strategic value in the Caribbean; remember, we already have a naval base there. Additionally, raising Cuba as an issue would help distract attention from Iraq. It serves his best interest; any aid to the Cubans would only be inadvertent.

Also, through my research of this topic, I have found that you are one of the very few who regard any change in a pos-Castro Cuba as even likely without an invasion. I have serious questions as to the validity of your argument.

First: Fidel is to be replaced by his brother, Raul, who controls the military and is supposedly training to put down a massive revolt. How does this tie into your equation?

Second: What government type do you really think will succeed here? Democracy is a long shot. Between the poverty levels and lack of experience with individual freedoms, I seriously doubt that democracy could survive, regardless of the Cubans’ desire for it to do so.

Third: How exactly has communism “failed the Cuban people”? granted, it is not the best system in the world, but it is better than most countries’. Cuba must have survived the Soviet Union for a reason, and regimes usually don’t survive by doing a horrible job.

I have more questions, but let us start here.