A Washington Post reporter suggested that some progressive Democrats won’t go hard against the communist regime of Cuba because they actually like some of the late Fidel Castro’s socialist aspects.
Despite Fidel Castro passing away in 2016 as one of the most controversial figures in history, the Washington Post reporter makes the statement about the progressive Democrats who are slow to respond on Cuba’s dire situation, and it’s certainly something to think about. Here’s the video:
It was just a 30-second video clip, but the reporter, Toluse Olorunnipa, certainly opened eyes to what could be the reason behind President Joe Biden’s somewhat slow response to the protests in Cuba where people are demanding freedom.
Gallup did a poll back in 2018 that showed Democrats are more positive about socialism then they are about capitalism. The story highlights stated the following:
- 47% of Democrats view capitalism positively, down from 56% in 2016
- 57% of Democrats now view socialism positively, little changed from 2010
- Republicans very positive about capitalism; 16% positive on socialism
What’s somewhat confusing about that is there must be some business owners who are Democrat, so do those business owners view socialism as good? Or are they the Democrats who fully embrace capitalism, considering they’re business owners in a free world?
And what’s going on in Cuba?
Well, the people are protesting against communism! The people don’t want to live under a communist regime anymore and they finally took action to the streets. It’s so bad that their so-called leader has cut off everyone’s Internet, so they can’t communicate and organize. It’s really pathetic, to be honest.
Wall Street Journal covered it, starting off with this:
Cuban citizens took to the streets across the country for the first time in more than six decades to protest against deteriorating living conditions and the lack of basic goods and services, including medical attention amid increasing numbers of coronavirus infections.
The protests, with thousands of people calling for an end to the 62-year-old communist regime, began Sunday in the western city of San Antonio de los Baños, later spreading to more than 40 cities and towns including the capital Havana.
President Miguel Díaz-Canel deployed security forces across the country. His government also disrupted communications. Shortly after 4 p.m. local time on Sunday, state-run Etecsa, the country’s phone and network monopoly, halted internet service.
Really just sounds like one big Democrat city if you ask me.
What will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris administration do to help the people of Cuba get OUT of the communist regime?