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Socialism is Crying Uncle in Cuba

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posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 11:58 AM
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Freedom Wire

Apparently, socialism sucks. Who knew?

The BBC reported, “Cuba has announced it will allow private businesses to operate in most sectors, in what is a major reform to its state-controlled economy.

Labour Minister Marta Elena Feito said the list of authorized activities had expanded from 127 to more than 2,000.


Socialism is a pathogen disguised as an idea. In the US, socialism is often confused for welfarist policies such as those found in the Nordic Model. But what many in the politically-illiterate West (the US in particular) ignore is that those welfarist policies can only exist in an economic situation where enough excess is produced to create a robust substrate to support that system.

In other words, you need a market economy.

Cuba, where my family was born and whose political shackles they escaped at great risk to themselves, is beginning to see that relying on socialist socioeconomic theory, which ignores human psychology, is a repeated experiment in failure. 60 years of murder, censorship, turning the once crown jewel of the Caribbean into a prison island, and socialist "economics" is on its death bed.

Socialism and Communism is anti-human garbage. They are the philosophies of the spiritually stunted, the economics of the lazy, the social stewardship of the psychotic.
edit on 2 11 2021 by projectvxn because: Grammar and spelling



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 12:37 PM
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This has to make you happy. Finally giving some control back to the people of Cuba. I remember seeing how they were operating pizza restaurants out of 4th story apartments, using buckets and pulleys. Perhaps now they can have a storefront.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 12:37 PM
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turning the once crown jewel of the Caribbean


But wasn't the pre-revolution Cuba a haven for the US mafia and a play ground for gambling by the rich? Is that what is meant by ''crown jewel''?



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 12:38 PM
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www.cnn.com...


Cuba took a long-awaited and likely irreversible step towards massively expanding the island's private sector over the weekend.

On Saturday, Cuba's communist-run government announced that Cubans will soon be able to seek employment or start businesses in most fields of work.
Previously, Cubans were restricted to working in just 127 officially approved private sector job descriptions. Some of those legalized activities over the years included working as a barber, tire repairer, palm tree trimmer or "dandy," as the government referred to Cubans who dressed up to pose with tourists for photos.


speculation; Cuba's post-Castro dictators can't hold on so they're throwing a few bones.
maybe they learned from Vietnam and China that you have to have some economic freedom to keep things going.

will be interesting to see if this goes anywhere. Cuba is one of the last hard-core Communist holdouts.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 12:39 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

turning the once crown jewel of the Caribbean


But wasn't the pre-revolution Cuba a haven for the US mafia and a play ground for gambling by the rich? Is that what is meant by ''crown jewel''?

Lol
Yep
Still better than a socialist craphole.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 12:50 PM
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When a communist party is involved, you can be sure this reform is for the purpose of holding on to power and not for any betterment of their society. The communist party will probably leverage the private industry for its own benefit, like the CCP.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 12:53 PM
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There are some significant differences between socialism and communism, but neither are coming to America. The corporations won’t allow it.

Reagan did a good job on brain washing y’all though.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 12:56 PM
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One man's crap hole is another man's ''crown jewel'' I guess.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 01:22 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
There are some significant differences between socialism and communism, but neither are coming to America. The corporations won’t allow it.

Reagan did a good job on brain washing y’all though.



Nah, the crappy results of socialism/communism don't need anyone to convince us it doesn't work.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 01:28 PM
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I'm on the fence right now about whether I want to visit Cuba. I had a trip planned but we ended up canceling it but the hospitality piece was via AirBnB because all the hotels are government-owned with profits in part going to the military.

I'd like to go see the culture there but want my money to go directly to the Cuban people and not the government.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
There are some significant differences between socialism and communism, but neither are coming to America. The corporations won’t allow it.

Reagan did a good job on brain washing y’all though.



Nah, the crappy results of socialism/communism don't need anyone to convince us it doesn't work.


Perhaps, but I was talking about the significant differences between the 2 political ideologies, but I guess y’all ignored that part?



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

turning the once crown jewel of the Caribbean


But wasn't the pre-revolution Cuba a haven for the US mafia and a play ground for gambling by the rich? Is that what is meant by ''crown jewel''?


You got that from "The Godfather " movie. Hahaha 😄👍



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 01:35 PM
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But wasn't the pre-revolution Cuba a haven for the US mafia and a play ground for gambling by the rich? Is that what is meant by ''crown jewel''?


As was the US itself at the time.
Las Vegas was more or less built and owned by The Mafia.
The Mob controlled numerous US politicians at every level and had massive control and influence in numerous US businesses and industries.

For years I assumed that the standard of living in Cuba pre-Castro was pretty poor but more or less every single independent source I have found shows that living conditions in Cuba were relatively good for everyday Cubans prior to Castro.
However, this is countered by Batista's brutal repression of all opposition and even though Castro can hardly be described as 'benevolent' his regime was less repressive than the previous one. (I am in no way ignoring or excusing the excesses and abuses that occurred under Castro).

Nothing is black and white in this world.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 01:58 PM
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I passed by in the late 80s. Hot, hot chicks all over and people in general is so nice. If things change, it could be awesome place for retirement.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
I passed by in the late 80s. Hot, hot chicks all over and people in general is so nice. If things change, it could be awesome place for retirement.


Tuscany would be more to my liking.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 02:02 PM
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People always find ways around the rules to be human and survive and that makes me happy.
'Rona or no 'rona. oh wait thats a yearly thing since forever.

a reply to: network dude



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

turning the once crown jewel of the Caribbean


But wasn't the pre-revolution Cuba a haven for the US mafia and a play ground for gambling by the rich? Is that what is meant by ''crown jewel''?


Just in time to defend communism.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 02:27 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: shooterbrody
One man's crap hole is another man's ''crown jewel'' I guess.



You don't know anything about Cuba before the revolution. All you know is your left wing bias.

People have been slaves there for 60 years, they're getting a new taste of what they lost so long ago and your only response is, 'wasn't there mob activity before the commies' like that somehow invalidates the criticism of a 60 year failed experiment.

Once again, one of the most disingenuous posters on ATS.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

turning the once crown jewel of the Caribbean


But wasn't the pre-revolution Cuba a haven for the US mafia and a play ground for gambling by the rich? Is that what is meant by ''crown jewel''?


Yea but a smart driven person could change their status where a communist society you have to pray you were born into the right family to have a chance at opportunity you could get without having to be good at it.



posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

turning the once crown jewel of the Caribbean


But wasn't the pre-revolution Cuba a haven for the US mafia and a play ground for gambling by the rich? Is that what is meant by ''crown jewel''?


As has been mentioned earlier

LOL ask the Cuban population now, not the government, the people, if they would like to stay the same or be like Las Vegas is now?

In Vegas, you can get a decent car if nothing else...
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