American student from a Catholic university is thoroughly brainwashed in Cuba during spring break trip

University of Detroit students pose with Cuban savages in native garb

From our Bureau of Newly-Minted Useful Idiots with some assistance from our Bureau of Great Accomplishments of the Ministry of Truth

Ay Dios mio! The University of Detroit, which is run by Jesuits, sponsored a spring break trip to Cuba for some of its students. The results, according to one of the students in the program, were truly spectacular. Read the essay below and see for yourself how deeply and thoroughly this young woman’s thinking was changed by this trip. In other words, see for yourself, how successful Castro, Inc.’s brainwashing program can be. This student is now a crusader for Castro, Inc., convinced as she is that EVERYTHING that is bad in Cuba has been caused by the U.S. and its cruel blockade. Lord have mercy.

Abridged from The Varsity News by  Jenny Raptoplous

This spring break, I traveled to Cuba alongside a group of 20 individuals from the University of Detroit Mercy. The experience changed my life. 

Cuba, a country with a unique history and blend of complexity and beauty, is unlike any place I had been to before. Although I did enjoy an authentic Cuban mojito from time to time, this trip was not a stereotypical vacation. 

During my 10 days abroad, I experienced things that are hard to articulate into words.  

I knew that this trip was going to be special, but I did not understand how until I arrived back home. My thoughts on hospitality, consumerism, resourcefulness, pride and community were challenged and transformed through new perspectives. 

Yet, I left Cuba with a warm feeling in my heart. I was welcomed with open arms by Cuban people. I connected with both my peers and locals in ways I had not imagined.  

Prior to our departure, each of us (travelers) enrolled in SPA3990, a course that provided background on Cuban history, culture and economics.  

The class served as an educational foundation, illustrating the points in time that shaped the complicated relationship between the United States and Cuba, breaking down any misconceptions I previously held. 

Growing up, I only heard negative things about Cuba – opinions that I now understand are far from reality.  

One misbelief I had was that Cubans wouldn’t be very friendly, or willing to talk with me – a young American student with a lot of questions. 

I thought that because of the complex relationship between the United States and Cuba that Cubans would foster a lot of resentment towards Americans – and I wouldn’t blame them. 

Contrary to my expectations, I met so many wonderful, caring and talkative people during my time that I was happily surprised but also disappointed in myself for being so wrong.  

From our charming tour guide Osmin to having dinner with a hospitable multigenerational Cuban family in a neighborhood outside of Havana, the human connections I made along the way that have stuck with me the most. 

Listening to their experiences with family, friends and dating mirrored aspects of reality back at home. It showed me the universality of life for people in Cuba and in the United States. 

Yet, the stark differences in comfortability through agriculture, business and resources were visible. After a few days, a looming shadow of guilt and discomfort came over me. . . .

. . . As of 2024, the Cuban embargo is 66 years old. Despite its significance, our education in the United States glosses over the crippling impact the embargo has had on Cubans. As a Caribbean island, Cuba faces geographical isolation from many trading partners. 

Opening trade with the United States could significantly improve living conditions for Cubans, creating pathways to comfortability through economic expansion. . . .

This blockade eliminates the possibility of trading with countries that are connected to the United States, forcing Cuba into financial submission. A combination of the effects following the embargo and the State Sponsor of Terrorism list has helped devastate Cuba.  

To sign the petition to remove Cuba off the State Sponsors Terrorism list, go to . . .

Whole sad story HERE

4 thoughts on “American student from a Catholic university is thoroughly brainwashed in Cuba during spring break trip”

  1. Jesuits? Jesuits, you say? That will do. No further questions–and no, I won’t read the useful idiot’s essay.

    Oh, and I trust you don’t think these Jesuits would seriously consider our objections to their collaboration with evil, I mean sponsorship of this thing. The Supreme Jesuit certainly wouldn’t.

  2. We will set aside the obvious observation that no Cuban says one word or makes one move that is not done with the cooperation of the rulers of Cuba, so whatever friendliness this useful idiot observed was done under the watchful eyes of the dictatorship.

    But here ts a sample of questions she should ask herself::

    Would any of her lovely new friends would be permitted to visit her in the U..S.? Do you imagine the Cuban government would allow any Cuban to see how Americans live?

    She was allowed to use the internet to contact home. Can any of those cheerful welcoming Cubans she met freely use the internet without being spied on?

    There are stores with lovely items for the tourists to shop in. Could any of her beautiful new Cuban friends freely buy anything in those stores? Could they afford anything if they were able to shop in them?

    The buildings are falling down and the entire infrastructure is being naturally demolished and electricity is seldom available during wide blackouts. In Cuba food is scarce and mostly unavailable at all as people are starving. Is that okay with her?

    There is no free press. That’s okay, too, right? Say one word that goes against the powers that be and you wind up in prisons not fit for filthy rats. But that’s okay.

    I could go on. But you get the idea. People see what they want to see.

    And then she is so proud of her perspicacity. That’s what burns the most. If you asked her these questions, she would know that all that I ask about is correct. But then she’d have to say something about how she wasn’t thinking and liberals are not known for such honesty.

    I don’t know what he means, but Trump has said when he gets elected in 2024, Cuba is ready to become a free country. And he will facilitate it.
    Trump 2024 has never sounded so sweet as now.

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