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:

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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