VIDEO: Everything You’ve Ever Seen About Cuba Is A Lie

Turning Point USA posted the below commentary and video titled Everything You’ve Ever Seen About Cuba Is A Lie:

60 years ago, Communists seized power in Cuba and all private business and industry were nationalized and the Cuban people have lived under Socialism ever since. Did the theft and redistribution of all wealth and property lead to prosperity and justice for the Cuban people? Many American Leftists would have you believe just that. Turning Point USA traveled to Cuba to investigate the true realities of what a generation of full Socialism has done to the once-thriving Cuban population. What did we discover? Everything you have ever seen about Cuba is a lie. #SocialismSucks

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  1. Marlene Gonzalez
    Marlene Gonzalez says:

    Wow. Finally a documentary so real and true. Very emotional for me. When he said this isn’t even the worst of it he was so right. If they had visited hospitals and other towns outside Habana they would see a real nightmare. LOVED when he reflected how incredible it is that people in US want to bring that here. Thanks for showing the world a little bit of truth guys.

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    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:

      Marlene,

      Thanks for watching and commenting on this video.

      I recently saw an American friend of mine who visits Cuba monthly. Several months ago he had a heart attack while in Cuba. The small town he was in did not have a hospital so he was taken to a a hospital in a nearby city. He was misdiagnosed with pneumonia. The hospital did not have running water. The toilets were without seats and had to be flushed using buckets of water. He had to bribe his way out of the hospital in order to get his passport back. He returned to Florida and had heart surgery. He is now recovering.

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      • Marlene Gonzalez
        Marlene Gonzalez says:

        Sad but true. Glad he made is back and received care he needed. He was very lucky. Had he passed away it would have cost his family thousands to get him back. Cuban cancer patients are given saline because they have no chemo medication. These poor patients believe they are being treated.

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  2. Jess Wissenbach
    Jess Wissenbach says:

    This video portrays Cuba in a way that is completely different from my recent trip in December 2019. I was there with my fiancée for three weeks and we experienced nothing of the sort. The food was amazing, the people were wonderful, and the beaches were beautiful. Yes, it is true that the buildings are run down and the roads need some work. Cuba has recently been struggling due to lack of tourism and it was clear they desired and needed more tourists—many of the locals do AirBnB or provide services to tourists in order to make money. I would be thrilled to see an unbiased video posted to your site in the near future.

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  3. Jess Wissenbach
    Jess Wissenbach says:

    Rich,

    Thanks for referring me to your column. I also spent two weeks in Vinales and likely went to the exact same tobacco farm. While you make valid points in regards to their way of life not being fair, it is not our responsibility as the United States to decide that capitalism is their solution. Capitalism also has its own problems as it is now leading to even greater disparity here at home.
    While in Vinales, the couple we stayed with were asking us to spread word about travel to Cuba because they rely on our tourism. The people have been economically hurt because of poor articles and coverage that deter travelers from even considering Cuba. A video such as the one you allow on your site damages those lives.

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    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:

      Jess,

      Thanks for reading my column.

      Your comments about capitalism are interesting. I agree. It is not up to the United States to impose any political system. People in Cuba live under the totalitarian system of Communism. They have no choices nor ability to live, worship and work as they please.

      It’s not a matter of economic systems. It’s a matter of the individuals freedom to choose.

      Rich

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