2016 March 27 Sunday
What Communism Has Done To Cuba Is Gruesome

A woman from Cuba describes what it is really like and argues you shouldn't say you want to see Cuba before it is ruined. I agree. I think you should see Cuba as an education into what communism does to an economy and a people.

The old cars are not kitschy; they are not a choice. It’s all they have. The old buildings are not preserved; their balconies are falling and killing people all the time. The very, very young girls prostituting themselves are not doing it because they can’t get enough of old Canadian men, but because it pays more than being a doctor does. Hospitals for regular Cuban citizens are not what Michael Moore showed you in Sicko. (That was a Communist hospital for members of the Party and for tourists, and I, for one, think Moore fell for their North Korea–like propaganda show pretty hard.) There are no janitors in the hospitals because it pays more money to steal janitorial supplies and sell them on the street than it does to actually have a job there. Therefore, the halls and rooms are covered in blood, urine, and feces, and you need to bring your own sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, and mattresses when you are admitted.

Communism makes it happen. Michael Moore doesn't want to believe it.

Check out these photos from Cuba. A shabby place with people waiting for better times.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2016 March 27 08:53 PM 


Comments
John Derbyshire said at March 28, 2016 5:02 AM:

They're not waiting for better times. They're waiting for boats to the U.S.A.

will said at March 28, 2016 5:47 AM:

Awhile back, I lived in Miami Beach for 2+ years. Cuba is in their local news daily. Thousands of businessmen are prepared to invest in Cuba from microloans to massive real estate projects. In fact, huge development projects have been in the planning phases for decades. Cuba could be a sleeping tiger with Miami as their benevolent big brother.

Black Death said at March 28, 2016 8:00 AM:

Hrer's another link to a website that illustrates the reality of the current Cuban situation. Be sure to click on the "Free Health Care?" section for some actual photos of what the hospitals are like. I've never been to Cuba and don't have any strong desire to go, but I once knew an exile who told me many stories of what life was really like there. She was divorced and had lived in a crummy apartment in Havana with her father and son. There was the usual stuff about scarce food, blackouts, collapsing buildings, corruption and the black market, etc., but one story in particular sticks in my mind. One day her father developed a fever and had trouble breathing. She and some neighbors took him to the local hospital (in a wheelbarrow!). The doctor examined her father and was very proud that they had an X-ray machine available. This showed that her father had pneumonia. The doctor said he needed a particular antibiotic. "Well, give it to him," my friend said. The doctor was sorry but they didn't have that particular drug. In fact, they had no antibiotics at all! But he wrote the name down and told her she could find it on the black market. She got the drug (it cost her about three months salary that she had saved up) and gave it to her father, who recovered. Shortly thereafter, they legally emigrated.

It's a shame that the fool Michael Moore was sucked into the Potemkin village North Korea-style show, but I guess I'm not surprised.

Jim said at March 28, 2016 11:42 AM:

Looking at the pictures in the "Free Health Care" section of the link Randall provided reminded me of articles I read in National Geographic on the Soviet Union when I was a kid long time ago. These articles invariably showed pictures of beautiful hospital facilities all provided free to the Soviet people. After the fall of communism it turned out that the truth was totally different. Something like half the hospitals in the Soviet Union did not even have hot water. Needles had to be reused on different patients spreading HIV and other diseases. Simple supplies like cotton and bandages were in short supply. Conditions were terible and if you were admitted you still had to give money to all the hospital employees if you were to get even minimal care. In many areas of the country it was necessary to travel long distances to even get to a hospital.

Yet people keep falling for all this absurd propaganda.

clay carlin said at March 28, 2016 3:43 PM:

Communism? More like a dictatorship.

Brett Bellmore said at March 30, 2016 3:47 AM:

A dictatorship is all communism ever is, in practice. Not enough people actually want communism, for it to ever be implemented in any other way. And once implemented, it's so horrible that a dictatorship is the only way to keep it in place.

So the communists in western societies just pretend that nobody has actually tried "communism", because they define it as no dictatorship, and everybody getting a pony. And if anybody didn't get a pony, it wasn't communism, so you can't say Marx was wrong.

Rico Zamman said at March 30, 2016 6:49 PM:

Communism? No, sir. In case you haven't heard there has been an economic blockade perpetrated by the U.S. since 1960. No company from any country can do business with a U.S. company if they do business with Cuba, remember? and the U.S. is the largest or one of the largest markets in the World.

You don't have to be old enough to remember the Batista regime days, but if you care to look it up you'll see Cuba was a lot worse under U.S.'s buddy Batista and his mafia Capitalism, than it is today under Castro.

So how is Cuba really, considering such a long war against the number one military, economic and nuclear superpower in the World, at just a few miles distance and after almost 60 years? Still standing tall! That is what I call honor, goddamit!! Honor your regular American citizen could never aspire to have. The Cubans have shown honor and loyalty for an idea and a humanist ideology. Cuba is simply a disciplined society.

What Castro has done is so big and so great that it has earned him the respect and admiration of the peoples of Latin America, Africa, and Europe, and a few honest Americans like Harry Belafonte and an some in Harlem. Just take a look at how Castro was received in Harlem in 1995: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNW9ibGXhEk

What Cuba did in Angola and South Africa was the highest level of humanism and solidarity.

Fidel Castro a great frend of Nelson Mandela was the main force to end Appartheid in South Africa even against countries who supported it like the U.S. and England.

Wanna talk dictatorship? Take a look at the the list of authoritarian regimes and coups supported by the U.S. Videla in Argentina, Somoza Family in Nicaragua, Pinochet in Chile, Juan Vicente Gomez Venezuela, Porfirio Diaz in Mexico, Manuel Estrada in Guatemala, Jorge Ubico in Guatemala, Rios Mont in Guatemala, Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, Rafael Trujillo in Dominican Republic, Rezza Palavi "Sha" in Iran, Idi Ammin in Uganda, Hugo Bazner in Bolivia, Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico for more than 70 years and still standing, Manuel Noriega in Nicaragua, Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay, Syngman Rhee in South Korea, Ayub Khan in Pakistan, Ilham Aliyev in Azerbaijan, Park Chung-hee in South Korea, Chun Doo-hwan, Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran, Saddam Hussein in Irak, later killed also by the U.S., al-Za'im-Shishkali-al-Hinnawi Junta in Syria, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Mohamed Morsi in Egypt, Idriss Déby in Chad, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, Francisco Franco in Spain OLÉ!, Uribe in Colombia, Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, later consider an enemy...

Shall I go on? Cause there's a lot more! I can see how these ultra-right fascist regimes have done so good for these countries and their citizens...
Remember Bechtel's attempt to privatize the water in Bolivia??? Yes, even rain water for fuck's sake!!

Cuba is so bad that it was ready to send around 1,500 doctors to the U.S. during the Hurricane Cathrina aftermath. Yes, really. Cuba is so bad that throughout decades has been among the top medal winners during the Olympics, way above other Latin American countries. Cuba is an example to the world of fighting agains adversity and uphill.

Polls show Cubans are happier than Americans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Planet_Index#/media/File:Happy_Planet.PNG

Capitalism? More like a dictatorship really. Americans are not really happy with it. Just look around your neighborhood, but do so with a bullet-proof vest if you plan to walk into a school or university or if you walk aroung the Capitol.

Gotta go.

Rico Zamman said at March 30, 2016 6:50 PM:

Communism? No, sir. In case you haven't heard there has been an economic blockade perpetrated by the U.S. since 1960. No company from any country can do business with a U.S. company if they do business with Cuba, remember? and the U.S. is the largest or one of the largest markets in the World.

You don't have to be old enough to remember the Batista regime days, but if you care to look it up you'll see Cuba was a lot worse under U.S.'s buddy Batista and his mafia Capitalism, than it is today under Castro.

So how is Cuba really, considering such a long war against the number one military, economic and nuclear superpower in the World, at just a few miles distance and after almost 60 years? Still standing tall! That is what I call honor, goddamit!! Honor your regular American citizen could never aspire to have. The Cubans have shown honor and loyalty for an idea and a humanist ideology. Cuba is simply a disciplined society.

What Castro has done is so big and so great that it has earned him the respect and admiration of the peoples of Latin America, Africa, and Europe, and a few honest Americans like Harry Belafonte and an some in Harlem. Just take a look at how Castro was received in Harlem in 1995: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNW9ibGXhEk

What Cuba did in Angola and South Africa was the highest level of humanism and solidarity.

Fidel Castro a great frend of Nelson Mandela was the main force to end Appartheid in South Africa even against countries who supported it like the U.S. and England.

Wanna talk dictatorship? Take a look at the the list of authoritarian regimes and coups supported by the U.S. Videla in Argentina, Somoza Family in Nicaragua, Pinochet in Chile, Juan Vicente Gomez Venezuela, Porfirio Diaz in Mexico, Manuel Estrada in Guatemala, Jorge Ubico in Guatemala, Rios Mont in Guatemala, Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, Rafael Trujillo in Dominican Republic, Rezza Palavi "Sha" in Iran, Idi Ammin in Uganda, Hugo Bazner in Bolivia, Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico for more than 70 years and still standing, Manuel Noriega in Nicaragua, Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay, Syngman Rhee in South Korea, Ayub Khan in Pakistan, Ilham Aliyev in Azerbaijan, Park Chung-hee in South Korea, Chun Doo-hwan, Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran, Saddam Hussein in Irak, later killed also by the U.S., al-Za'im-Shishkali-al-Hinnawi Junta in Syria, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Mohamed Morsi in Egypt, Idriss Déby in Chad, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, Francisco Franco in Spain OLÉ!, Uribe in Colombia, Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, later consider an enemy...

Shall I go on? Cause there's a lot more! I can see how these ultra-right fascist regimes have done so good for these countries and their citizens...
Remember Bechtel's attempt to privatize the water in Bolivia??? Yes, even rain water for fuck's sake!!

Cuba is so bad that it was ready to send around 1,500 doctors to the U.S. during the Hurricane Cathrina aftermath. Yes, really. Cuba is so bad that throughout decades has been among the top medal winners during the Olympics, way above other Latin American countries. Cuba is an example to the world of fighting agains adversity and uphill.

Polls show Cubans are happier than Americans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Planet_Index#/media/File:Happy_Planet.PNG

Capitalism? More like a dictatorship really. Americans are not really happy with it. Just look around your neighborhood, but do so with a bullet-proof vest if you plan to walk into a school or university or if you walk aroung the Capitol.

Gotta go.

Brett Bellmore said at March 31, 2016 2:36 AM:

In case you hadn't heard, we didn't put a picket line of ships around the island. Cuba became poor in the same way every command economy does, and Castro became a billionaire the same way every tyrant does.

Check it out said at March 31, 2016 4:33 PM:

Who gains – and who loses – when public assets and jobs are turned over to the private sector?

The corporate right endlessly promotes "privatization" of public assets and public jobs as a cash-raising or cost-saving measure. Privatization is when the public turns over assets like airports, roads or buildings, or contracts out a public function like trash collection to a private company. Many cities contract out their trash collection. To raise cash Arizona even sold its state capital building and leased it back.

The justification for privatization is the old argument that private companies do everything better and more "efficiently" than government, and will find ways to cut costs. Over and over we hear that companies do everything for less cost than government. But it never seems to sink in that private companies don't do things unless the people at the top can make a bundle of cash; if the CEO isn't making millions, that CEO will move the company on to something else. Not to mention scam employees' benefits away every time they can. When government does something they don't have to pay millions to someone at the top.

So how do private companies save money? What costs do companies cut that government doesn't? When you hear about "cost-cutting" here is something to consider: what if by "costs" the privatizers are talking about … us?

A recent NY Times piece brought the human cost of privatization to people's attention. In the article, "A Hidden Toll as States Shift to Contract Workers, the Times' Motoko Rich reports,

"With state budgets under pressure, Michigan says it can no longer afford the relatively high wages of the public workers, which range from $15 to $20 an hour, along with health and retirement benefits. According to Salary.com, certified nursing assistants in private long-term care facilities in the area earn a median salary of just over $25,000 a year, or about $12.25 a hour."

Summary: when a public function is privatized the employees get paid less and lose benefits, but other state agencies pick up the costs that occur when people get paid less. Private managers and executives get a big chunk of the "savings" and then there are the costs to the larger economy from ever more people making less and less. From the Times article,

Economists and other academics who study outsourcing are divided about whether it usually saves a government money. Recent data from Arizona shows that privately operated prisons often cost more to operate than state-run facilities. A study by the Project on Government Oversight, a nonprofit Washington group, found that in 33 of 35 occupations, using contractors cost the federal government billions of dollars more than using government employees.

When a public job is contracted out, usually public employees are replaced by people who are paid much, much less and receive fewer, if any benefits. Corporate propagandists complain that public employees are overpaid, receive "lavish" benefits, and are difficult to fire. But the question we all should ask is: is it in the public interest for Americans to be paid less or more, and to receive or not receive benefits? If we believe it is better to be paid more and receive benefits then We, the People should do that.

There's also the corruption incentive. Along with people getting their pay cut, privatization creates an incentive for corruption on the part of public officials. When a company (or, really, the people at the top of a company) can make a bundle form privatization, then they have a really good reason to bring various forms of … uh … influence to bear on the public officials that make the decisions about whether or not to privatize.

After decades of this State-Capitalism system The United States is in desperate need for a good dose of social programs -which is called Socialism- even if the word Socialism is feared like demons and witches were feared in the Dark Ages.

If you have ever received and used food stamps, that's Socialism; if you've ever wished for free universal health care, that is also Socialism, if you've ever enjoyed driving on a toll-free freeway, that is also Socialism, if you've ever heard of free education -Kindergarten to 12 grade of high school- that is Socialism. They are SOCIAL programs, meaning the government builds infraestructure for all society, for all the people. All kind of infrastructure: medical, educational, roads, food stamps, welfare system, etc. Socialism simply means equality of oportunities and equality of rights for everybody. People are happier living in societies where there is less inequality. Vietnam also shows higher in the happiness index than the U.S.

I hope I have conveyed ideas in an orderly and respectful fashion. As rightfully requested by Randall. Once again, I do not possess all the truth in matters of politics or religion, unlike some here believe of themselves. I am a Socialist and an Agnostic. If I'm wrong -and I'm aware I could be, as a matter of course- I want arguments, not dogmas or insults. You're therefore welcome to attack my ideas. But you must provide explainations, ideas, arguments. That's the purpose of this forum. However, anybody starts insulting me and you'll get all the filthy language I can pleasantly ejaculate all over those who open their mouths too loud and foul against my person instead of doing it against my ideas. This is an open forum and the rules must apply to everybody otherwise they simply cease to be rules.


TangoMan said at April 1, 2016 8:11 PM:

Michigan says it can no longer afford the relatively high wages of the public workers, which range from $15 to $20 an hour,

Wait. Michigan can't afford to pay people at California's proposed minimum wage?

Brett Bellmore said at April 2, 2016 4:16 AM:

California can't afford it either, but they're stubborn enough to try it anyway.

Jim said at April 6, 2016 5:06 AM:

Check It Out - What you describe as Socialism - getting free stuff, food stamps, etc, that you did nothing to produce, is precisely parasitism. If you are dependent on society to support you on welfare you are a parasite. What you don't seem to realize is that no ecology can consist solely of parasites. This isn't a moral point it's simply reality.

Check it out said at April 6, 2016 3:32 PM:

No Jim, every citizen pays taxes of all sorts. Even when you buy a pack of gum. Inflation is a tax. The mere fact that we all pay taxes is enough to have a government who does its job, which is to look after the well-being of it citizens. Equally.

If people don't work because there's high unemployment in a country, it is the government's duty to provide for its citizens either with food or jobs or education or land or any means for survival. Socialism has nothing to do with being "dependent on society to support you on welfare".

See Jim, nothing of what I wrote has to do with getting "free stuff". Is free education K to 12 really free? No, we all pay for it with our taxes, even if you want to place your child in a private high school and pay for that, which is also fine, by the way... Why? because just as you should have the right to do so, it is also a government's duty to provide the right to education for poor kids. I hear education it is also mandatory nowadays... I wonder why that is not extended to higher ed...

In an economic system "gratuitous" doesn't mean "free" you know, in spite of the fact that we colloquially say "free". They're two different things. We all pay it with taxes. Why not higher education too, for young people who want to study even when their parents cannot afford the expensive clubs called
"universities". Why the so called "Scholarships" or "Financial Aid" -more like "perpetual debt"- when we can have toll-free universities. There's free higher education practically all over the planet. Too Socialist for you just because you can affrod private universities?

We all pay for the toll-free roads you drive on; so, according to your logic, those who don't own a car or don't like to drive should feel outraged against all freeways' commuters and believe they are parasites? Of course not. The example I just set is perfectly parallel to the one you set on food stamps. Maybe you don't need to use them and that's fine, but what if everybody had free medical care? Are you going to shout "parasites" to all those in need of treatment just because you're not in need of treatment at the time? That would be absurd, wouldn't it? You should learn about what Socialism really is.

Jim said at April 7, 2016 4:45 AM:

Check It Out - I'm not making a moral point. It's just a fact that an ecology cannot consist solely of parasites. This is true whether or not parasitism is stigmatized. The free stuff handed out doesn't fall from heaven. Somebody hass to produce it. The government is not a cornucopia of wealth. What it gives to Paul it must take from Peter.

At times empires like the Roman Empire or the Mongol Empire were able to sustain themselves by conquering others and taking their wealth. Thus the Roman Empire was able to finance it's military conquests for centuries solely by loot acquired from newly conquered territories. But eventually it ran out of new places to conquer and then went ino relentless economic decline.

Socialism is a form of social cannibalism. No society can sustain itself indefinitely by cannibalism. It isn't a matter of whether cannibalism is good or bad, it's simply a matter of thermodynamics. In Venezuela resources were taken from some and handed out to others. But now there is little left to loot and Venezuela is collapsing.

Check it out said at April 7, 2016 3:22 PM:

"The free stuff handed out doesn't fall from heaven."

I never spoke about "free stuff". You are the only one speaking about it and keep saying that I'm saying it.

"The government is not a cornucopia of wealth."

Wrong again: The government IS a cornucopia of wealth if the citizens pay taxes. I think you fail to understand or even imagine the amounts of money that a nation's government collets. A single man is able to produce hundreds of times what he eats; 10 men is capable of building more houses than they can possible live in in their lives, etc. If there is a constant collection of taxes then there's no reason why any government is broke, even if they are able to make you believe that it is. One day of tax collecting is enough to CPR any government back into life.

"At times empires like the Roman Empire or the Mongol Empire were able to sustain themselves by conquering others and taking their wealth. Thus the Roman Empire was able to finance it's military conquests for centuries solely by loot acquired from newly conquered territories. But eventually it ran out of new places to conquer and then went ino relentless economic decline."

Is this a justificatin for the U.S. to continue conquering and plundering abroad? The U.S. can -and now must- survive complying with international law. There's now enough technology and science to do so, and for the first time in History there's no need for slave work any longer, like in the days of the Roman Empire. You're example of the Roman Empire is not a parallel one.

"Socialism is a form of social cannibalism." Again, you don't know what Socialism is; you've only been indoctrinated to think and repeat that it is evil and what was that... "cannibalism"? I see you had no high school education. Read Marx's The Capital, and you'll see that most of its forecasts have become solid truth: Man turned into a merchandize, among others. Didn't your high school ever required you to read Rousseau, Marx, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Machiavelli, Fromm, Hesse, as part of the required curriculum everywhere in the rest of the World? I mean, "1984" and "To Kill a Mokingbird" are gread reads for a high schooler, but you don't think that's enough, do you?

"It isn't a matter of whether cannibalism is good or bad, it's simply a matter of thermodynamics."

Sorry, I don't know what you're talking about.

Jim there must be -and has always been- a level of Socialism in every Democracy. It would be impossible to build a Democracy with some degree of Socialism. Socialism is simply a government doing its job of giving everybody equal rights and opportunities.

"In Venezuela resources were taken from some and handed out to others. But now there is little left to loot and Venezuela is collapsing."

Again, I don't know what Venezuela has to do with anything I wrote or why you set it as an example. There has never been Socialism in Venezuela just as there never was Socialism in the USSR. Sweden, Finland and France are countires with long Socialist traditions throughout the 20th Century and they are not collapsing nor about to collapse; in fact they've generally had higher standards of living than the U.S. Are you old enough to remember Olof Palme, Francoise Mitterand? Yes, they became just some examples of Social Democracy for the rest of the world. Really Jim, I don't think you know what Socialism is all about and you tend to associate the words "Socialism" with "dictatorship", I don't know where you got that, but it's been a trend in the U.S. for decades. Do you really believe that Capitalism is closer to Democracy than Socialism is?

Wolf-Dog said at April 10, 2016 8:59 PM:

But the evils of communism are often used as a pretext to demonize the Scandinavian socially conscious economic model, which has a great balance between economic growth and taking care of everyone. The Danish economy is great, even though the taxes are very high, because the nation is educated to take care of everyone, they keep working hard and creatively, even with high taxes that can prevent accumulation of capital. If you want to date a Danish woman, don't tell her that you are a stock broker or a financier because this will turn her off, she will treat you a lot better if you tell her that you are preoccupied with socially conscious endeavors that benefit society to make a difference for the greater good.

Even Germany (the ultimate capitalist country), is socially responsible and takes care of everyone.

The big companies clearly have the power to buy the patents of upstarts to crush the competition, and there are a lot of machinations that create monopolies. Capitalism is not always free enterprise, even though the two can overlap.

For the record, Karl Marx was a day trader in the London Stock Market (short term trades even though electronic trades were not yet available at the time) and when he was unsuccessful, his frustration and jealousy led him to write what he wrote.

Daniel said at April 11, 2016 2:43 PM:

@ Rico Zamman

>.No, sir. In case you haven't heard there has been an economic blockade perpetrated by the U.S. since 1960. No company from any country can do business with a U.S. company if they do business with Cuba, remember? and the U.S. is the largest or one of the largest markets in the World.

We have been hearing this crap that the US embargo is the cause of Cuba's ills for 60 years now. Yeah, the US has an embargo against Cuba but, Azerbaijan, Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, Iran, Sweden, China, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Japan, South Korea, Israel, Denmark........Zimbabwe don't have embargo's against Cuba. Get the point. Most of the world has no trade embargo against Cuba, but still they don't trade with Cuba because the Castro brother's mismanagement and oppression have left the Cuban economy unable to produce anything that the world wants, except prostitutes for Canadian and European tourists. Are the Cuban people too stupid to understand this point? When they hear the excuse that the US embargo is the cause of their misery do they ever point out that nobody else - who is not embargoing Cuba - wants to trade with Cuba either?

I really do hope that the US does end the Cuban trade embargo because it will not make a single difference to the Cuban economy. Nobody in his right mind would invest in Cuba with full knowledge that the Castro brothers will steal their assets if it suits them. If the US embargo is lifted the Cubans will still be poor and miserable, and their women will still be prostituting themselves for some hard currency. What excuses will the Castro brothers have then?

I envision an end to the Castro brothers similar to that which happened to Nicolae Ceaușescu of Romania. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans gathered in that big square, listening to another harangue by Raul and the people finally say, "enough", they storm the stage, chase him down and lynch him in that very same square. I can dream, can't I?

Check it out said at April 12, 2016 4:36 PM:

"Yeah, the US has an embargo against Cuba but, Azerbaijan, Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, Iran, Sweden, China, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Japan, South Korea, Israel, Denmark........"

Hey Daniel, and when embargos don't work then it's destroying countries, right? Invation, killing and plundering. Nice.

Israel? Are you serious? Nevertheless isn't it a shameful record all those embargos against so many countries?

Very typical for the U.S. to mix political issues with economic issues.

Check it out said at April 12, 2016 5:02 PM:

Hey, look what Socialism did to Sweden, Finland, France and Libya in the second half of the twentieth century. Not too bad, hey Daniel... I would say pretty amazing.

And look what Capitalism -or rather economic neo-fucken-liberalism- has done to Mexico, Colombia and Peru. Hey, let's not go that far, just take a look outside and see what Capitalism has done to the U.S.

Check it out said at April 12, 2016 5:22 PM:

"They're not waiting for better times. They're waiting for boats to the U.S.A."

Come on John, let's not flatter ourselves so much man. The U.S.A. ain't such a great place is it? I mean, even if Obama spits "Everyone is envious of America", you might want to consider wearing a bulletproof vest before going into a school or mall; and also start considering some mandatory Ritalin and wacko "therapy" for your children, too. How about some of that Bible-Belt creationist "education" crap for the next generation? Maybe another Texas-educated president to finally remove that last bit of freedom you believe to have?? Don't you just love how every ordinary U.S. citizen is now consider a suspect and potential "terrorist". Don't you just love to see your little girl -or boy- being fingered all over their genitals and anus by those airport security lard-ass retards? Oh, and how you have to stand just watching like a pathetic emasculated eunuch as your little ones look back at you, as you feel their silent reproach for not doing anything to protect them from those predators... How nice, right?

"Everyone is envious of America" Yeah,right... How narcissistic can one get, hey!

CamelCaseRob said at April 13, 2016 3:23 PM:

What Cuba has isn't socialism, it's a command economy, and everywhere that has been tried it has resulted in failure.


Post a comment
Comments:
Name (not anon or anonymous):
Email Address:
URL:
Remember info?

      
 
Web parapundit.com
Go Read More Posts On ParaPundit
Site Traffic Info
The contents of this site are copyright ©