henrymakow.com — March 30, 2016
Communism is a scam. The people work for peanuts in the name of “equality” and “social justice” while leaders like Castro are billionaires and live high on the hog. Sure, the people get free health care and indoctrination (education) but so what if you live in poverty in a police state?
According to Nathaniel Weyl, Ernesto Guevera and Fidel Castro were trained as Soviet agents. The “revolution” was largely funded and supplied by the Soviet Union. But they couldn’t have succeeded without the complicity of the US, proof that the Cold War was an Illuminati charade.
Updated from Feb 27,2009 — by Henry Makow Ph.D.
I’ve been to Cuba on vacation. It’s a country with a rich heritage and thriving economy that was frozen in time in 1959 when Castro took power with Soviet help.
Communism is so dysfunctional that food is in limited supply in Cuba. Generally, the food is what you’d expect in a submarine a month from port. Trust me to mention food first! Citizens also have no political rights.
Yes, the people are all equal — dirt poor. Yes, they get free education and health care but education is indoctrination and people cannot toil for nothing if they are sick. Their MD’s get $20 a month. The people are paid in platitudes.
Essentially, you have a prosperous island (oil, sugar, nickel, tobacco, coffee) with a large labor force that works for a pittance. All the wealth seems to flow to the Communist nomenklatura and their sponsors. Secret police are everywhere and no one can say a word against the regime.
When I asked a cab driver about the revolution, he immediately clammed up. Anyone who doesn’t accept the Communist version of realty is subject to imprisonment.
Herberto Padillo, a poet who was tortured for “deviationism” said after his escape to the US: “I have lived in frightening laboratories for social experimentation, spaces walled by test tubes, where the same experiment always ended with the same result: tyranny. I have learned something of the value of freedom.” (“And the Russians Stayed” Carbonell, p. 295)
JFK dropped the ball when he failed to invade Cuba during the Bay of Pigs. It’s absurd that the US was “defending freedom” in Vietnam but did nothing to help an enslaved population of seven million people 90 miles from its shore. I doubt if the CIA seriously intended the Bay of Pigs invasion to succeed. While I find Communism repugnant, I support Obama’s lifting of sanctions because this should help the average Cuban.
GUEVARA, CASTRO AND THE CUBAN REVOLUTION