Cuba Thread

La Águila Negra

 
Banned
Other Christian
Darren Beattie had a Twitter thread in April 2021 on Raul Castro opening up the Cuban information sphere to US social media companies like YouTube and Twitter.

Absolute rookie move. Didn't even take a couple of months for things to cook off. Even more incomprehensible when looking at the overall direction things are moving - which is towards countries severely restricting, throttling or even outlawing US social media giants (last couple of months this happened in Russia, India, Nigeria, Uganda and probably several others).












 

BarrontheTigercat

Kingfisher
Other Christian
Number of cases alleged in an area = urgent desire of elites to control that area. High (((cases))) high desire to control, low (((cases))) then its already under their control.
You see this in South East Asia all the time - either severe Lockdowns or unrest and democracy movements. You get one or the other.

Meanwhile little Bennie Shapiro gets a boner.
 

Papaya

Peacock
Gold Member
The good news is that there is a large, very affluent, very interested, very conservative ex-pat Cuban community in nearby South Florida.
 

kel

 
Banned
Regime change. They've been signaling this coming with Venezuela, too. It's perfect because it's "bipartisan" - Repubs have long been critics of Cuba and Venezuela and so can't object to "democratization" now and Dems get to frame the whole thing as savior US intervening to help the poor oppressed people (who just five minutes ago we were told had a life we should be envious of) rising up.

FTGE
 

Papaya

Peacock
Gold Member

Max Roscoe

Ostrich
Orthodox Inquirer
Well, Bernie Sanders statement that the US sanctions are the primary reason economic conditions are relatively bad in Cuba, IS true.

It is incredibly difficult to find an unbiased non-globohomo viewpoint of what is really going on in Cuba.

The primary reason Cuba has financial difficulties is that it is an island that is under constant economic global attack by the United States, which dominates the globalist economic system. Other countries that reject this system (Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela) have enough problems of their own, and do small things to help the Cubans here and there, but typically have their own problems to deal with, that come before standing in solidarity with the Cubans.

One thing you can be sure of: Any western mainstream discussion of Cuba is at best distraction and at worst an outright lie. If Cubans are so upset against their government that they are rioting in the streets because they are deprived of economic opportunity (I seriously doubt that) then all I can say is they are more brave than their American counterparts who sat quietly while the majority of small businesses shut down permanently, and the keys were handed over to a few globohomo international corporations that the Americans as a whole welcomed with open arms.
 

Papaya

Peacock
Gold Member
Cuba has pretty much unlimited access to the rest of the world's markets. The US embargo in not the reason for its economic issues although thats what lefty media would have you believe.

Although we could go into an analysis of 100 year or more history of Cuba's political and economic policies its biggest "problem" is not external. In a nutshell its human nature and specifically the communist fantasy that people, any people, will work as effectively and efficiently for the common good as they will for their own benefit.

As always the idea being sold is that "equity" will elevate the low but in reality is that the only ones that gain are the central party members and the natural competence hierarchies are suppressed to the detriment of the rest

The reason communism fails isnt because someone outside hold it back...its because theres no money in it
 

Max Roscoe

Ostrich
Orthodox Inquirer
Cuba has access to many markets, except for the most obvious and cost effective one -- the USA.
Let's say Cuba wants to sell its sugar. Yeah, it can ship it all the way across the world to China, but it is not cost effective, time effective, or feasible logistically to do so. There are dozens of other countries between Cuba and China also willing to sell sugar. Its most logical market is the USA, which it is barred from.

Likewise, Europeans and Canadians travel to Cuba all the time. But there are many other closer island destinations for Europeans to vacation -- even hispanic ones like the Canary Islands of Spain. The logical target traveler for Cuba is Americans, and yet this is illegal. What the US has done is foster a globalist economy, where nations must rely on a worldwide marketplace to effectively function, and then defacto banned certain nations from participating in it.

Cuba does trade with many other countries, though this is heavily repressed due to threats from the USA, which thinks it can globally dictate who the world can and cannot trade with.
 

Papaya

Peacock
Gold Member
Stories coming out via grapevine that a number of civilians, including women and children, have been killed by govt security forces
 

Athanasius

Pelican
Protestant
Another advantage of the Dems transitioning Cuba from Castro's jailhouse into the GAE jailhouse is they can then attempt to break Republican success with the Cuban vote and bring it more in line with other Hispanics (2:1 Dem). The other side of the globalist coin, Con Inc, is joining in with their hosannas for the color revolution.

Meanwhile, NR is outraged that we can't get more refugees.

 

Easy_C

Peacock
According the Senator Muppet : US sanctions and embargo are to blame...not the same economic ideology that failed in every other communist regime

To be fair most of the region is a corrupt crap hole with or without “communism”. But it also can be both and one begets the other.
 
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