A natural progression

It is the natural progression of all things socialist: reduce humanity to nothing more than chattel.

Like cattle, the citizens of Venezuela are now being subjected to branding. Whenever they buy meat, they must be marked with indelible ink to prevent them from acquiring more than what the Chavista dictatorship has deemed to be their share. And as if branding someone were not despicable enough, the Chavistas insist they be branded on their bellies to maximize the demeaning act.

Once again we see the simian, would-be king of Venezuela taking another page out of the Castro Tyrannical Handbook: reduce your people to subhuman status and the world will turn a blind eye to their suffering.

You can read the news story from Venezuela in Spanish HERE.

Cuban slaves peasants to cultivate land in Venezuela

El Universal reports that Cuba is sending “peasants” to Venezuela as sharecroppers.  Of course, the would be slaves must be politically reliable.  

The government of Cuba will send farmers and skilled peasants to Venezuela to develop the Orinoco plains and cultivate tubers and grains that will be shared in a 50/50 split by Cuba and Venezuela, said an official of the Ministry of Agriculture of Cuba (Minagri), as reported by the expatriate website Cubaencuentro.

According to the report, the managers of the state agriculture agencies in the province of Villa Clara, Cuba, are selecting from early February a group of peasants to work in Venezuela, said Jorge Luis Artiles Montiel, a member of the Cuban opposition party Partido Solidaridad Democrática (PSD).

The applications are received by a joint commission of representatives of Minagri and the Department of State Security, of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior, in order to check the degree of political reliability of the candidates and allow them to travel.

Among the farmers who will be sent to Venezuela are peasants, tractor drivers, turbine operators, agriculture mechanics and other skilled labor working for several state agriculture companies, as well as members of the agricultural cooperatives of the province of Villa Clara.

Meanwhile Cuban land lies fallow in the midst of food shortages.

Yoani Sanchez: The real blogger

Dear, brave Yoani. Here are excerpts from the two latest posts from her blog, Generation Y. Both brilliant and devastating; “Revolution.com,” about Cuba’s continuing suppression of internet usage:

…the Internet will not be a crumb that falls from above, a privilege that we earn by good conduct, nor a benefit realized after applauding a great deal. Not this time. A true revolution.com takes place parallel and contrary to the rationing they want to impose on the virtual world. There are no bearded ones, no rifles, much less a leader shouting from platform. It is slow, and still focused, but it will reach nearly all Cubans. Its commanders carry strange names like Gmail, WordPress, Skype and Facebook: they do not create divisions but rather unite people.

And from “The List,” an inside look at Cuba’s “free” education:

My friend Yuslemi’s pocket hasn’t recovered from the last meeting at her son’s primary school. A portion of the meeting between the parents and the teacher was dedicated to the needs of the classroom, and in particular a discussion of the share each family needed to come up with to buy a much needed fan. The issue of cleaning occupied about twenty minutes and each parent made a note of various products such as detergent, a floor mop, and a broom, they needed to bring in the coming days. With five pesos a month for each student, they could pay a lady to clean the room once a week.

Throughout history, there have been individuals who merely by the fact of who they are and what they do, make a profound difference on the conscience of humanity. Yoani Sanchez is such a person. Blogging from behind the totalitarian wall that is Castro’s Cuba, every word she writes is a reminder of the fragility of our freedom, and of our inalienable God granted Human Rights. More importantly, Yoani’s poignant writing reminds us of our responsibility to demand and defend those rights for everyone. May God bless her, keep her safe, and show us the way to a free Cuba.

Oscar’s Cuba

Jordan Allot, a man with a passion for a free Cuba, recently visited the island.  Not to vacation, but to film dissident testimony for a very powerful documentary, “Oscars Cuba.”  

The films premise:

“Oscar’s Cuba is a feature-length documentary video that will help spread the message and story of Dr. Oscar Biscet, a prisoner of conscience currently serving a 25-year prison sentence in Cuba for his promotion of human rights. Oscar’s Cuba will highlight the courage, faith and hope of Dr. Biscet and others working for democracy on the island. The goals of Oscar’s Cuba include raising public awareness about the plight of the Cuban people, helping individuals to stand and work in solidarity with those unjustly imprisoned and, ultimately, helping to secure the release of Dr. Biscet and all of Cuba’s prisoners of conscience.”

The film maker on what drives the passion for his work:

“My focus, through the documentary project I am working on, as well as the writing projects I am involved with, is to help engage those individuals not of Cuban background to understand the plight of Cubans, the courage of the many political prisoners there and the fight for freedom and democracy that is far from over. I stand in solidarity with all those Cuban-Americans and others fighting for justice. I truly believe that once people hear the truth about the situation in Cuba they will understand the responsibility they have to help bring about a free and democratic Cuba.”

We know the kinds of Cuba themed films Hollywood produces, so it goes without saying that no studio is funding Jordan’s work.  Follow the link below, and watch the 13-minute sneak peek of the documentary and see for yourself the powerful artistry of Oscar’s Cuba.  I’m confident that you’ll agree that this documentary is important, and that you will want to join the effort to see the film completed.

Watch the video and read more about the project by clicking here.