One of the by-products, or depending on your point of view about the world, the ideological runoff that has resulted from unrestricted, non properly vetted arrivals from Communist Cuba the past few years are people like this fellow in Miami. I wish the video had English-language captions, but I’ll summarize parts of what he said.
A proud supporter of Bernie Sanders, he tells the reporter it is time for a political change in the USA. Of course he is talking about socialism and communism. Toward the end of the video the reporter asks him why don’t you live in a place like Communist Cuba, where your ideas about government are welcomed? The fellow responds with this gem,
‘because in [Communist Cuba] there is already a Communist revolution, we need one here in the United States.’
At various points in the brief interview the fellow traveler he also calls Trump a fascist and a dictator. Sounds familiar right?
While the overwhelming majority of Americans of Cuban descent are pro-America, the more recent arrivals are not as conservative or pro-American. In some cases, like this person, they are downright hostile to this country and our values. A large number of them are not even interested in assimilating.
This is one of the many reasons why Yleem and I support, and have done so for a long time, eliminating easy access to the USA by Cubans. It will be tough to sort through all of this. Many recent arrivals share with us that whole generations, brainwashed by the system, have a very difficult time re-integrating into anything that does not resemble what they are accustom to. It will take at least two decades, if not more, to undo the damage.
For Communist Cuba, and other Latin American nations with dictatorial or otherwise autocratic rulers with Left-wing tendencies, the United States is a political and economic goldmine. Since the early 2000s, Communist Cuba has set up shop in South Florida, New York, and other U.S. cities. I’ve been writing and taking about this for a long time.
In 2014 I posted a piece that starts to outline the contours of Cuba Castro Inc. I also delivered a speech a few years ago on how we can go about tearing it apart, using methods that brought down Al Capone, among others. I’ve written other pieces on Communist Cuba’s financial dealings and use of immigration as a political tool and weapon. Search this blog.
Whether via our financial system or visa/immigration laws, the overall point is that access to the U.S. market is a privilege, not a right. It is time for the U.S. to do something about that. Good places to start with include Cuba, but also a good ally of Iran, Venezuela.
Nota Bene: the FMLN logo on his red shirt belongs to the FMLN, the Left wing (during the Cold War Communist) political party of El Salvador. The Che flag, of course, is there for added drama.