Throwback Footage: Cuban-American's Powerful Warning Not To Fall For The Traps Of Socialisms
I wish everyone who supports socialism could take a trip to socialist plagued countries, like Cuba, where families stand in lines to receive scraps as daily food rations. Fidel Castro sold socialism to the Cuban people as a 'free everything' way to 'save' the country from debt. The wiser Cuban's abandoned ship sometime after Castro's destructive plan took hold. Many faced criticism from their friends and family for choosing to leave Cuba.
Those same families, who shunned the people fleeing Castro's socialism live in regret today. The supermarkets of some of Cuba's largest cities only carry a hand full of mixed matched items while the areas that were firmly owned by Cuba's successful business people stand in ruins. In cities where gas stations are actually available, the people can spend hours waiting in line to get to the pump- many have to push their fuelless vehicles for miles.
During a roundtable event, a Cuban immigrant gave a grave warning to American's about to swallow the same 'pill' Castro fed his former country. Maximo Alvarez's father managed to get his children away from Castro's grip, and Akaverez's accounts of the struggles his family faced should be a wakeup call to the far-left:
"We come over here, in my case because my parents chose that I would not be indoctrinated by the communist country, by the totalitarian country, by the totalitarian regime. They don’t educate children. Absolutely not. And this is something that we need to understand. What is happening in our backyard today, I experienced as an 11-year-old. I remember vividly all the promises that a guy named Castro gave, and how 99 percent of the people swallowed the pill," he warned. "It took many years later, after I read somebody named Saul Alinsky, that I realized that all those people were nothing but useful idiots. I remember Castro while in the mountains being interviewed and asked if he was a communist. He went crazy. ... He was going to save Cuba. I remember how he promised to the farmers, to the wahitos that you’re going to own the land. I remember all the promises that we hear today about free education and free health care and free land."
Much like what we are seeing here in the United States, Alvarez remember how Castro defunded and did-away with the police, the military and eventual the Catholic church. Alvarez saw the same destruction in his home country, Spain, and knew it was time to leave.
"Talking about socialism, Catholic church, 14,000 kids who came like me in this country without parents. And we were provided an opportunity. This is what makes our country great. They didn’t give me free nothing, they gave me the opportunity. That is the most valuable thing in the world," Alvarez explained. "Now, when I said they didn’t give me any free something, please understand that at 13-years-old, I had to be provided with a home, had to be provided with food, and an education. That is socialism, that’s Americanism, that’s the America that these people are trying to destroy today by using funny terms like 'socialism.' They’re not, they’re communists. Don’t ever forget that."
Alvarez reminds Americans that there is nowhere in the world like the United States, insisting on that's why the borders have to be protected. Having witnessed the socialist agenda first-hand, Alverez urges Americans to 'protect the American dream":
"Never forget about my dad who only had a sixth-grade education, but I think he was the greatest philosopher I ever met. He used to tell us how lucky he was because he was able to come from Spain to Cuba. And then he came from Cuba to [the] United States and he saw me graduate from college, and that was the biggest prize he ever had. And he said, 'Don’t lose this place because you’re never going to be as lucky as me. Because if you lose this place, you have no place to go,'" Alvarez recounted.
"So with that, please keep that in mind. And please, people, explain that to our young people who are demonstrating out there. Don’t be useful idiots," he said. "Please understand what’s happening in our country. See what happens to our parents and see what is happening to America today."
I have to believe that American's who support the socialist agenda are just sold on the pipedream that 'everything is free' will be sustainable. That putting a limit on success will not kill the American dream- they couldn't be more wrong. Cuba isn't the first country to fall for the lie that is socialism and politicians love to point out that 'Cuba is just one example' but the truth is that Cuba is just one of many who suffered the same fate.