Socialism is slowly creeping into America. Those who have never lived under a socialist rule or have never taken the time to investigate its horrid history are all in favor of getting everything for free. But here’s a guy they need to listen to who’s trying to set the confused liberals straight.
Luis Zuniga did time as a political prisoner in Cuba for opposing the countries communist takeover. “I am sure that at this time, there are strong forces inside the United States pushing hard to turn to socialism,” he said.
Zuniga warned that the people pushing socialism in America, just as it happened in Cuba, “don’t tell you” this is their agenda. They gain political popularity by saying what they know people want to hear.
Cuban socialist dictator Fidel Castro did not sell himself to the citizens as a socialist. Neither did former Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez who imposed the rule in his country. They just did it. And they were cheered on by the same people who later realized they had been duped.
When Castro seized political power in 1959 he told the media, “I have said very clearly—we are not communists.” Castro had said in a rare interview, “Our opinion is that … everybody has the right to think as they want [and] this is a democratic principle. We have no reason to forbid any kind of opinion, the opinion is a principle of democracy, that is the only reason for that we don’t forbid any idea.”
“We are not afraid of an idea because we have our idea and we believe in our idea,” Castro said. He also said that “revolution” was not communism. But just two years after gaining power, Castro abolished elections when he said, “The revolution has no time for elections. There is no more democratic government in Latin America than the revolutionary government.”
It was 1961 when every television camera in Cuba, aimed directly at Castro’s bearded face, broadcasted his clear message over the airwaves. “I am a Marxist-Leninist and shall be one until the end of my life.” This had been his devious plot all along.
Zuniga warned America, “And when you realize that you are under the grip of a socialist regime, you’re done. Take care of your democracy, because once you lose it, it will take decades—hunger, prison, misery, all the same experiences that all socialist countries have lived—will come over you.”
Zuniga explained how Cuba’s socialist regime has maintained its power. By way of long prison terms ranging between 10 and 15 years, and even executions by firing squad when needed to make a point, they keep the populace firmly in their places.
Secondly, ensuring that only a select few are privileged enough to have wealth is crucial. There are no better means of controlling people than by forcing them into poverty. Even better if they can barely survive. This is why many Cubans are reliant upon relatives living in the U.S. and elsewhere to send them money.
“The socialist economic system is a failure. A centralized economy is a failure because it’s contrary to human being’s efforts, wills, and purpose to have a better standard of living,” Zuniga said. It strips people of all motivation.
“Castro immediately started taking over the army, which is the real power. And with the support of a new army created by himself, he took over all the institutions, confiscated private property, and fulfilled all the tenets of the communist doctrine,” he said.
In 1958, just prior to Castro coming on the scene, Cuba ranked fifth in the entire region in prosperity due to its export business. The country managed to do okay for another five or six years due to the huge windfall the government had received from previous capitalist ventures. But once that money ran out, Castro turned elsewhere for support and Cuba soon became reliant on the Soviet Union for its survival.
The CIA said, “As Cuba has become an increasingly important Soviet military partner on a global scale and as Washington has increasingly focused on Havana’s proxy actions in the Western Hemisphere, Moscow has sought—and gained—greater influence over Cuba’s decision-making apparatus.”
Things are no better in Cuba these days. Nothing has changed since the late 1950s. And it began as a whisper. Pay attention. Very close attention.