ANALYSIS / OPINION:
USSR. Venezuela. Now Cuba. All of them have been presented as Marxist utopias, as have Hitler’s National Socialist regime and the fascism of former Socialist Party leader Benito Mussolini. But when things go wrong, as they always do, apologists treat us with the same absurd assertion: “Real communism has never been tried.” In Sting’s words, “This is a lie we no longer believe”, except that too many supposedly smart people do.
The greatest American socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), insists that the American embargo has caused the revolt of the Cuban people against COVID-19. It doesn’t matter that the embargo doesn’t block medical supplies, or that protesters wave the star-spangled banner, not the hammer and sickle. Bernie’s decision blames America, just as he did when Venezuela and Nicaragua imploded. The last time we saw someone spinning this furiously, Superman was reversing the earth’s rotation to save Lois Lane.
Clay Travis (co-host of my daytime gig, “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show”) recently broke down the problem, citing a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “[O]One of the ways Cuba is currently funding its government is to send its doctors and nurses overseas, “Travis said,” to be compensated at their real dollar value, to take all that money themselves, then pay a fraction for those doctors and nurses. ”
This mercenary brain drain left everyday Cubans to fend for themselves, a grim fact that shouldn’t inspire a sequel to Michael Moore’s propaganda documentary praising Havana healthcare, which left Fidel behind. and his fellow dictator Hugo Chavez suffer tortured deaths.
This same corruption of reality sees Communist dictators rebranded as âpresidents,â until they show their true colors, and then – bam! – they are “authoritarians”. In any case, the idea that communism is an ideology fresh off the assembly line would shock Lenin, Stalin, the Castros, Husseins, Bashir Assad, Pol Pot, and everyone else who proclaimed socialist havens during the 100’s. years, only to see everyone end up in mass graves, hunger and repression.
Last year, Michael Bloomberg absurdly asserted on the Firing Line: âXi Jinping is not a dictator. When disbelieving host Margaret Hoover gifted him a mulligan, Bloomberg doubled down. “No, he has a constituency to answer.” Yes. The problem is, he answers them with bullets in the back of his neck.
US Communist Party presidential candidate Gus Hall, who dishonored CIA Director John Brennan, was moved by Kim Il-Sung’s âmiracleâ. âThe world should see what North Korea has done,â he said, and recommended, âIf you want a good vacation, go to North Korea. We can forgive a youngster like Otto Warmbier for buying that summer in Pyongyang would be a lark, but there is no excuse for adults to keep drinking Kool-Aid – a euphemism for the suicide of mass presented by the infamous socialist messiah, Jim Jones.
“If only the right people were in charge” is another flavor of this poisoned Perrier. They salute Abraham Lincoln for reading “Das Capital” by Marx, as if Honest Abe had been assassinated for defending the proletariat, and not for saying things like: “No man is good enough to rule another man without the consent of this other man â, which runs quite contrary to communism.
âThe definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over but expect different results,â is a quote wrongly attributed to Albert Einstein, but which endures because it is so blatantly true. The same is true of Margaret Thatcher, “The problem with socialism is that you end up running out of other people’s money,” which would happen faster than it already is in socialist states. Europe if the good old capitalist of the United States did not foot the bill. in their defense and spend a large part of our disposable income on overrated French wines.
Lenin said: âThe capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them,â and this is how we finance regimes like China’s.
With clear eyes on the evil of communism, Ronald Reagan proclaimed that “freedom and democracy will leave Marxism and Leninism in the ashes of history”. But he couldn’t have imagined that there would be so many garbage collectors determined to put a new paint on Yugos and insist that with the right driver they would blow up the doors of Thomas Magnum’s Ferrari. .
Cuban cries for freedom should be a reminder to heed Winston Churchill’s exhortation and “to strangle Bolshevism in its cradle” whenever it rears its ugly head. Yes, Virginia, communism has been tried and tried and tried again; he failed every time.
And it’s not a new car smell coming from Das Capital; it is the stench of rotting flesh.
Long live Cuba Libre.
â¢ Dean Karayanis is a producer for the show Clay Travis & Buck Sexton, former staff member of Rush Limbaugh and host of the History Author Show on iHeartRadio.