Most unusual: Castro Kingdom used as example of the evils of “progressive” liberal ideology

Socialist paradise

Every now and then some non-Cuban proclaims the truth about the Castro Kingdom.

It’s highly unusual.

And it’s even more unusual when the author of the piece is an American politician.

From The Hayride

The Siren Song of Socialism

by Louisiana State Senator Conrad Appel

A great example of the tragedy of state sponsored socialism is very near to us and, just as did the Sirens, it resides in an island. Cuba before it’s revolution had the second strongest middle class in the Western hemisphere. Havana then was the Paris of the West, filled with fabulous wealth and magnificent architecture. But something happened; misguidedly the people responded to the Sirens’ call of socialism, the same call that our own modern democrats are rushing toward as they embark upon their political convention.

The result in Cuba after 60 years of state socialism is amazing. On average, every day in Havana three buildings, those very symbols of the past wealth of the middle class, collapse into rubble. The average income for Cuban citizens today is less than $20 per month. That is no typo, it is $20 per month!

There is no middle class; socialism has eliminated all family wealth and everyone is what in the US we would call the very poor. There is no paint, no windows, no air conditioning, few TVs, cars held together with twist wire. The government has instituted rolling blackouts because there is a lack of fuel for energy generation. The highest paid people in Cuba are taxi drivers who get tips; not engineers, doctors, or all the other professionals valued by the prosperous West.

Socialism has destroyed almost all investment and entrepreneurship. For all practical purposes the state owns all and controls all. To invest in Cuba the investor must give 51% to the government and is subject to overwhelming taxes, rules, and regulations imposed by the government.

And what have the Cuban people traded their freedom and prosperity for? They have traded all for the Siren call of big government promises, the same promises that today’s democrats are trying to outdo themselves over. According to socialist policies, Cubans needn’t worry about hard work, about creativity, about pushing their society forward. The government takes care of all that; all citizens are equal no matter of their talents, hard work, or education and therefore all are treated the same.

Sound familiar? It should, the programs proposed by the democrats in the run up to their convention are the first steps toward the very socialistic state that they want us to trade our incredibly prosperous economic system for. Sadly, the promises of big government and faux equality has driven the once prosperous Cubans to an incredibly low standard of living; a standard that is lower than almost all who live in our country.

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3 thoughts on “Most unusual: Castro Kingdom used as example of the evils of “progressive” liberal ideology”

  1. It’s very simple: the evils of “progressive” liberal ideology, no matter how glaringly obvious, will never be acknowledged, let alone denounced, by “progressive” liberals.

  2. The tragically sad thing is that, although it’s been ruined, Havana really was a great city once. Gracias, Fidel.

  3. Trump and others at the Rep convention mentioned Cuba and Obama’s bad policy several times. So far not one word at the Dem convention about Obama’s disastrous policy with Cuba.
    Another reason not to vote for any democrat in any election this fall.

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