This morning, I received a message from my father-in-law. It contained a link of a Spanish language Facebook post in a page named Habitante, which translates to “Inhabitant.” The post appeared on April 8, 2018. I was unable to confirm the authenticity and identity of Habitante, but his words and insights are so compelling and authentic, regardless of the author’s identity that I must share it with you today.
What follows is my translation of the post written by Habitante (In trying to stick to his message, I have, to the best of my abilities, not disturbed his grammar and paragraph structure).
Tell me if it does not fit the Democrats’ agenda.
Musings from a Cuban of 85 years of age who, at 30 years of age, adored Castro.
What is COMMUNISM and how does it function?
Here comes the overarching concept:
First, they promise you many beautiful things. Equality, health, “free”, education, “free”, this “free”, that “free”, etc. etc. EYE on the word FREE, this is the first lie from those communist demagogues.
After they assume power, they tell you that the opposition is your “enemy”, the gringos are your “enemies”, your family and friends on the right are your “enemies”, etc. etc. EYE on the word ENEMIES.
They need a ghost enemy, first to polarize the people, then to divide families, and lastly to blame the “Yankee Imperialists” for every one of their failures.
Then they take your weapons with the one hand, and with the other, they give them to their sympathizers. Then they nationalize the industries, take all the businesses, they tell you that you cannot sell your properties (your car, your house, etc.) nor may you open your own business.
Everything belongs to the state, or as they say, to “the people”. They lower the salaries (only those of the professionals; the soldiers are “purchased” with higher salaries), because all those “free” services have to be paid and the payment comes out of your wages. In other words, you earned 1000 now they give you 200. The remaining 800 is for your “free” health and education. But with those 200 you can neither eat nor fix your house that time is deteriorating, nor your car, which is already old. Then they subsidize your food and they give you a series of “accounts” where each month you can go to the grocery store and get 1 egg, 1 pound of potatoes, and . . . there is nothing else.
They cause hunger, the people no longer have time to innovate, nor money to invest, nor incentive to study. Your time is employed “inventing”, devising ways to survive where there is famine, your children are malnourished, your buildings look like ruins, the people envy what little you can get, your brothers are exiles, your uncle is in prison because of political issues, your friends have disappeared, and you are left disillusioned.
Then comes the cruelest part. It turns out that the government is officially “ATHEIST”. The churches are off limits. The bishops were expelled, the priests and the pastors were sent to a concentration camp, a type of modern day slavery.
You have spiritual needs, but there are no open temples, you cannot pray in public nor should you have a Bible in hand. Life has hit you hard (really communism was the one that knocked you out) and left you without goals or aspirations.
Communism hemorrhaged you, but worse, it took the spiritual part of you, that part which takes us beyond our ephemeral existence of flesh and bone, beyond the dust and the sad reality that surrounds us.
Everything was lost, the soul, the desires, the education, a complete corruption of all our values, of everything that makes us humans. THAT IS COMMUNISM. If you want to prove it, just study Cuban history. Not the history that Castro tells you. The real history without censorship. Talk to the old people who saw the former Soviet Union, with those from East Germany.
You don’t have to go that far, ask the Venezuelans what they think of the socialist hand in the 21st century. For that reason, my dear Latin American, I AM AND CONTINUE TO BE 100% ANTICOMMUNIST. The problem is not the United States, the problem is your opportunistic dictator who sells you a utopic and failed philosophy. Neither Castro, nor Che, nor Chavez are examples to be emulated.
Enough of looking at the disaster they left us. Everything I have told you, all this is their legacy. As to everything else, LOOK FOR GOD, LOVE YOUR COUNTRY AND DON’T EVER LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOUR BROTHER IS YOUR “ENEMY”. WORK, STRUGGLE FOR WHAT IS YOURS, DON’T LET THEM GIVE YOU ANYTHING FOR “FREE” AND ELIMINATE FROM YOUR LAND ANYTHING THAT SMELLS LIKE COMMUNISM!!!
Please do not erase this as doing so means you are bothered by having your friends read this in your wall, and in so doing becoming an accomplice of a certain reality!!!