“In 1959 everybody was totally convinced that Fidel Castro was the worst guy in the world and all of the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro…They forgot that he educated their kids, gave their kids healthcare, totally transformed the society…..So they expected this tremendous uprising in Cuba, but it never came.” -Bernie Sanders
Before we bash Bernie as a Bolshevik nutcase or freak for parroting talking points lifted straight from Castro’s propaganda ministry—let’s realize that’s he’s merely parroting a mainstream Democratic talking point. Think I jest?
Well here’s former President of the United States and official ‘Elder Statesman of the Democratic Party,” Jimmy Carter:
“Fidel Castro first and foremost is and always has been a committed egalitarian. He wanted a system that provided the basic needs to all -- enough to eat, health care, adequate housing and education. Cuba has superb systems of health care and universal education…We greeted each other as old friends.”
I now give you the late Democratic Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern also known as “The Conscience” of the Democratic Party: “Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and regard him as a friend.”
Now here’s Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: “I also think it’s well known that there’s some good things that happened (in Cuba) -- for example, in health care.”
Now over to Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson: “Viva Fidel!—Viva Che! Long live our cry of freedom!”
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” (Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.)
“Propaganda is vital—propaganda is the heart of our struggle.” -Fidel Castro
“Much more valuable than rural recruits for our Cuban guerrilla force were American media recruits to export our propaganda.” -Ernesto “Che” Guevara
As Joan Rivers used to ask: “Can we talk?” Thank you. Now regarding that relentlessly repeated lie (by Democrats) about Castroite healthcare:
In 1958 (the year prior to the “glorious” revolution), Cuba ranked 13th from the top, worldwide with the lowest infant-mortality rate. This meant that robustly capitalist and immigrant-swamped pre-Castro Cuba had the 13th lowest infant-mortality rate in the world. This put her not only at the top in Latin America but atop most of Western Europe, ahead of France, Belgium, West Germany, Israel, Japan, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Today all of these countries leave Communist Cuba in the dust, with much lower infant mortality rates.
Today Cuba is ravaged by diseases that had been long-eradicated in pre-Castro Cuba (Dengue, Cholera, for a few examples.) And of Cuba’s “doctors” fortunate enough to escape their indentured servitude to the Castro-Family-Plantation, the overwhelmingly majority flunk the exam given in the U.S. for licensing as doctor’s assistants.
And even plummeting from 13th (Capitalist) to 49th (Communist), Cuba's "impressive" infant mortality rate is kept artificially low by Communist chicanery with statistics and by an appalling abortion rate of 0.71 abortions per live birth. This is the hemisphere's highest, by far. Any Cuban pregnancy that even hints at trouble gets "terminated."
A few years ago Dr. Juan Felipe García, MD, of Jacksonville, Fla., interviewed several recent doctor defectors from Cuba. Based on what he heard, he reported the following:
"The official Cuban infant-mortality figure is a farce. Cuban pediatricians constantly falsify figures for the regime. If an infant dies during its first year, the doctors often report he was older. Otherwise, such lapses could cost him severe penalties and his job."
Now regarding Bernie Sanders’ thundering imbecility about the Cuban uprising “that never was:”
In fact, the only genuinely popular rebellion and genuine guerrilla war in Cuba in the 20th century was waged against the regime co-founded by Democrat Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. In fact, when morons hail Che Guevara as a “guerrilla fighter!”—they’re unwittingly correct.
You see, Che Guevara—in cahoots with his Soviet minders and mentors--waged a brutal war of extermination AGAINST genuine Cuban guerillas. Not that you’d have the faintest idea of any of this from the Fake News Media, Fake Academia or the Fake History Channel, much less Bernie Sanders.
This (thoroughly-documented) insurgency turns on its very head everything the Media/Hollywood complex would have you believe about Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
Alarmed by the widespread and savage insurgency, Castro and Che sent a special emissary named Flavio Bravo whimpering to their sugar-daddy Khrushchev. “We are on a crusade against kulaks like you were in 1930,” whimpered this old–line Cuban Communist party member.
In short order, Soviet military “advisors,” still flush from their success against their own campesinos in the Ukrainian Holocaust were rushed to Cuba.
Yet “fight oppression!” reads the inscription on Che Guevara posters and t-shirts favored by Antifa types. Speaking of which, for many Cuban exiles, that Antifa flag looks VERY familiar.
To get an idea of the odds faced by those betrayed Cuban rebels, the desperation of their battle and the damage they wrought, you might revisit Tony Montana during the last 15 minutes of "Scarface."
Alas--JFK's Missile crisis “victory,” pledged to the Soviets that the U.S. immediately pull the rug out from under Cuba's valiant and desperate freedom- fighters. Raul Castro himself admitted that at the time of the Missile Crisis his troops and their Soviet advisors were up against 179 different "bands of bandits" as he labeled the thousands of Cuban anti-Communist rebels then battling savagely and virtually alone in Cuba's countryside, with small arms shipments from their compatriots in south Florida as their only lifeline.
Kennedy's Missile-Crisis “victory” over Khrushchev cut this lifeline. It's a tribute to the power of Castroite mythology that even with all this information a matter of public record for over half a century the academic/media mantra (gloat, actually) still has Castro,"defying ten U.S. presidents!"
Instead Cuba’s own sons were sandbagged by a U.S. president from “nation-building” in their own nation on America’s very doorstep—and where a free and prosperous nation that attracted waves of first-world immigrants had actually existed only years earlier.
Later U.S. presidents sent hundreds of thousands of America’s sons across vast oceans to “nation-build” in places where “nation-building” had the same chance as a snowball in Hades.