Have you noticed how quiet the Left has been since the anti-government protests began in Cuba last Sunday?
It’s like the DNC’s offices were a ghost town the second the flaws of their ideal government were put on display. When the people of Cuba began taking to the streets in protest of the communist regime, the most vocal Leftists turned a blind eye and a deaf ear.
What sparked the revolt?
Well, besides the oppressive nature of communism, prices on everyday goods are skyrocketing around the world. This inflation is being felt in Cuba as well, but in a country where the money is all-but-worthless already, they’re feeling it more than most.
Couple that with the fact that food is in short supply due to the government’s ineptitude and greed and you’ve got a situation where people have come to their limit.
Since the protests started, the Right has been vocal about its support of the Cuban people and their fight for a better way of life—a life that includes both freedom AND opportunity.
However, the Left has been pretty quiet…even the Leftists that make “fighting for the oppressed” their entire platform.
What Is The Left’s Stance On Cuba?
Sure, we got an outright lie from the State Department, which tweeted a statement saying that the protests were caused by rising COVID cases, but other than that, prominent Democrat politicians were conspicuously silent on the plight of the Cuban people.
In the days that followed, President Biden made a short statement, as did Bernie Sanders…and while they were VERY brief statements, at least they said something. But the rest of them? The cackling hens in the Squad, Nasty Nancy Pelosi, and Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff?
Well, after almost a week one of the members of the Squad has finally broken her silence…and you’re probably not going to be surprised with what she said.
AOC, the uncrowned queen of the Squad had THIS to say about Cuba:
‘We are seeing Cubans rise up and protest for their rights like never before. We stand in solidarity with them, and we condemn the anti-democratic actions led by President Diaz-Canel. The suppression of the media, speech and protest are all gross violations of civil rights. We also must name the U.S. contribution to Cuban suffering: our sixty-year-old embargo. Last month, once again, the U.N. voted overwhelmingly to call on the United States to lift its embargo on Cuba. The embargo is absurdly cruel and, like too many other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans, the cruelty is the point. I outright reject the Biden administration’s defense of the embargo. It is never acceptable for us to use cruelty as a point of leverage against every day people.”
Earlier statement on Cuban protests was chopped up via several tweets and hard to follow – here it is in full with Spanish being posted underneath ⬇️ https://t.co/pz3JqolsO2
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 16, 2021
So…here we have an elected government official that can’t make a statement about people fighting for freedom without also disparaging the freest country on the planet—the country that SHE represents.
However, nobody is surprised by this.
It’s par for the course, and Bernie Sanders said something similar.
But, since she brought it up…let’s talk about this embargo.
AOC’s Uneducated View On The US And Cuba
For starters, the embargo against Cuba does NOT include food or medicine.
In fact, in 2020, the US exported almost $130 million dollars worth of food and goods to the island nation.
Oh, and so far this year, Cuba imported that SAME amount in food in goods from the US, but in a shorter time—just 6 months!
And who pays for that food?
The US does – or at least a portion of it – as since 2009, the US has given Cuba $20 million a year in aid.
Guess where all that money, food, and medicine goes?
If you guessed to the government and their cronies, you guessed right.
And now, AOC is blaming the US while the tyrants in power in Cuba are killing and kidnapping their own citizens for wanting freedom?
This is the kind of government you want, AOC.
You should switch places with one of their people. See how you TRULY like living under a communist regime.
AOC, like many on the Left, is either blind or blissfully ignorant to the truth of socialism.
This is socialism and communism done faithfully. We know this because this is how it’s enacted all over the world in every country that has ever tried it.
The fact that idiots like her can get elected into office is beyond comprehension…
Yet, the American people continue to do it. That’s what happens when you elect “ideals” over “reality”.
If you don’t laugh…
“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.” – Wayne Dyer