The unelected communist dictatorship of Cuba
- like North Korea
and the Soviet bloc behind the Berlin Wall
- a prison state whose citizens are forbidden
to leave the country.
The communist dictatorship
denies free speech,
political opposition, and
freedom of religion.
It has wrecked Cuba's economy,
and has killed 70,000 people so far,
by executions, camps,
and the deaths of refugees (boat people) trying to escape.
Communism has been a failure and it is time for Cuba to abandon it
democracy, free speech,
and freedom of religion.
Castro has never won an election in his life.
Unlike the US President,
who won free elections,
he holds power entirely at gunpoint.
Unlike the US President,
he has never faced the people in an election.
How Castro's revolution failed Cuba:
The black line shows the stagnation of the GDP per capita of Cuba
since the Cuban Revolution of 1959.
GDP per capita was
(1990 $) 2,067 in 1959,
(1990 $) 1,926 in 1995.
Cuba was even poorer in 1995 than it was in 1959.
The blue line shows the growth of the world's average GDP per capita over that time
(not even the best countries in the world, just the whole world).
Stats from Angus Maddison.
Why Havana Had to Die
by Theodore Dalrymple, Summer 2002.
- "Fidel Castro is no
eighteenth-century English gentleman, and Havana is not his private estate
The ruins of Havana that he has brought into being are, in fact, the habitation of over 1
million people, whose collective will, these ruins attest, is not equal in power to the will of one man."
The unfeeling, malevolent clown
mocks the idea that Elian's mother
wanted to live in freedom:
"You are being told that your mother died trying to bring you to freedom.
I am so sorry to have to tell you, that's not true.
The truth is your mother and her boyfriend snatched you and put you on that death boat
because they simply wanted to make more money.
your mother placed you in a situation where you were certain to die on the open seas (as most of the rest did) and that is unconscionable. It was the ultimate form of child abuse".
It's not often that one gets to see
a smug, well-fed
make fun of a desperate poor person.
Still Useful, and Idiotic,
John Derbyshire, May 1, 2000,
on Michael Moore.
He points out that Moore is fool enough to believe
Cuban government statistics
on literacy and infant mortality.
Scepticism about Cuba's health and education systems,
which are supposed to be good,
according to the lying communist dictatorship.
Good quote by David Carr:
"Who, in their right minds, would want to risk being eaten by sharks
in order to get away from first-class health-care
Go Live There, Then
- Tim Blair on leftist idiots' support for Cuba.
He is responding to the idiot British Labour MP Brian Wilson.
Hope at last for Cuba?
An ill Castro cedes power to his brother
Raul Castro, July 2006.
A prelude: Miami streets burst with spontaneous joy,
Aug 1, 2006.
Cuban exiles dance in the streets with the news of Castro's illness.
"It's time for him to pay for all the suffering he has caused,
not only to Cuban people but the whole world.""Cuba is free. Raul Castro
can't stop us, nobody can."
(see Aug 2006 statement)
says freedom is coming soon:
"The United States is actively monitoring the situation in Cuba
following the announcement of a transfer of power.
At this time of uncertainty in Cuba, one thing is clear:
The United States is absolutely committed to supporting the Cuban people's aspirations
for democracy and freedom.
We have repeatedly said that the Cuban people deserve to live in freedom.
We will support you in your effort to build a transitional government in Cuba committed to democracy,
and we will take note of those, in the current Cuban regime, who obstruct your desire for a free Cuba.
In the event of a transition in the Cuban government,
we stand ready to provide humanitarian assistance as needed to help the Cuban people.
It has long been the hope of the United States to have
a free, independent, and democratic Cuba as a close friend and neighbor."
But freedom did not come. Communism continued.
Obama resumes US relations with Cuba, Dec 2014,
even though it is still a communist dictatorship.
Raśl Castro is still President.
And, to add insult to injury, Fidel Castro is still alive.
"If the [nuclear] missiles had remained we would have used them against the very heart of the United States,
including New York.
We must never establish peaceful coexistence.
We must walk the path of victory even if it costs millions of atomic victims!"
Che Guevara, 1962,
on the Cuban missile crisis.
He wanted the Soviets to launch their nuclear missiles
at U.S. cities.
"The trial had taken place at the height of the Cuban [missile] crisis and under the atmosphere of the threat of
a third world war. Unquestionably my sympathies lay with Cuba. The rise of the first Socialist State
in the western hemisphere, the revolutionary means whereby Fidel Castro had seized power, the
rapid improvement in the living standards and conditions of the people within the first few years of
a socialist society, Castro and his people's unequivocal opposition to colonialism and their full
support for the liberation movements, had made a favourable and lasting impact throughout the
world. The ability of a new and small state to defend its interests and its independence, to repulse
repeated attempts by the mighty USA to destroy it, not only shows the popularity of Fidel Castro and
his government, but demonstrates in no uncertain terms the superiority of socialism over capitalism."
- Communist tosser Nelson Mandela
of his book
Long Walk to Freedom (1995).
"So long as there is a single rock in all the world's oceans without socialism,
there will be boat people."
- Jean-Francois Revel
sums up Cuba
and North Korea, East Berlin, and all the other socialist hellholes).
This poster by the (ironically) left-wing press freedom group
Reporters Sans Frontieres
banned in France.
This website, however, is
in the United States.
French law does not apply.
And American law protects political satire.
The poster says:
"Welcome to Cuba: The biggest prison in the world for journalists".
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