I have often spoken to some extent or another about my own experiences having lived in socialist Argentina. I didn’t live there for too long (thank God), but I remember enough to know what it’s like to live under socialism, which is why I so adamantly and fervently speak out against the evil ideology.
Cuba is another country ravaged by communism and that is where the man I will speak about today, Maximo Alvarez, came from.
Cuba is straight-up communist and has been under a communist regime for the past 60 years. It wasn’t exactly great before, mind you, but communism has gripped the country and absolutely zero progress has been made in that country ever since, both in terms of politics and in terms of technology, etc. For crying out loud, the people still have to drive in the same cars our parents and grandparents drove back in the 1950s and 1960s!
Cuba is a communist country and the people that live in it, when they get the chance to get out, will adamantly speak against communism, having learned what it is, similarly to how people leaving Venezuela will often speak against socialism. Experience is everything, and once you experience communism, you understand how abhorrently oppressive it is.
The people clamoring for the ideology today are either people who have never actually experienced living under it, or are people who will benefit tremendously from it because they get to be the ones in total power. However, once people experience socialism/communism, their eyes are opened to the truth of how horrible it is and often times will want to do away with it, but cannot because communists disarm the populace long before they can rise up.
When the communist revolution in Cuba happened, according to Maximo Alvarez, a lot of people “swallowed the pill,” meaning that they believed each and every one of the promises made by Castro and the communists that were all lies.
But before we get to that, let me tell you some of what Alvarez shared about himself in this speech. During the round table discussion, Alvarez noted that in 1961, as a 13-year-old, Alvarez arrived to the States by himself because his parents, particularly his father, wanted a better life for him and his brother (who had been sent to Spain some time earlier than Alvarez).
In his speech, Alvarez generally spoke about how great this country is, noting that “everybody in the world wants to come over here. Nobody’s ever forced to come over here. We come over here, in my case because my parents chose that I would not be indoctrinated by the communist country, by the totalitarian country, by the totalitarian regime. They don’t educate children.”
And he is absolutely correct. Those who come here come here because they WANT to come here. People CHOOSE to come to the States because they want a better life for themselves. This is the only place in the world that can provide that for them.
And with regards to the communists indoctrinating children, that is also correct. For crying out loud, we are seeing it even here, in college campuses! Remember, young people tend to be rather patriotic until they go off to college, at which point the percentage of patriotic young people practically falls off a cliff. Our universities are not places of higher education, but rather, higher indoctrination of Marxist ideology.
At any rate, Alvarez continued, noting that Castro made plenty of promises to people, and even tried hiding the fact that he was a communist, until he actually got to power. “I remember vividly all the promises that a guy named Castro gave, and how 99% of the people swallowed the pill. It took many years later, after I read somebody named Saul Alinksy, that I realized that all those people were nothing but useful idiots.”
Alinsky, for those who don’t know, was an American communist famous for quotes such as: “Control healthcare and you control the people,” and “They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.”
Communism is not a logical or rational ideology. It is an evil ideology that promises paradise on earth, and in doing so, grip the hearts of plenty of people (because who wouldn’t want to live in paradise, especially if you don’t believe in Heaven?) and through emotions, uses such idiotic people to achieve its ends. The people leading such communist revolutions (and there always has to be a revolution for it to happen) are the ones who benefit, but particularly the main guy who leads the revolution.
Today, we see such useful idiots like people supporting BLM, Antifa, etc. and even the people belonging to those groups themselves. The useful idiots will destroy statues, attack people verbally and/or physically, and demand systemic change away from capitalism, which they foolishly view as evil, and towards communism, which they foolishly view as good. When the dust settles and the system is actually changed to communism, however, such useful idiots are usually the first ones to be eliminated.
Alvarez continued by pointing out that Castro fooled people into believing he wasn’t actually a communist by posing as a Catholic (does that not remind you of a certain New York governor, a certain Speaker of the House and a certain Senator from Vermont, who uses Judaism to hide his communism?) and only revealed his communism once he was in power.
“I remember Castro while in the mountains being interviewed and asked if he was a communist. He went crazy. ‘How dare you’, he says… [a] Roman Catholic. Educated by the Jesuits, he was. ‘How dare you! We even have a priest in the mountains.’”
Often times, communists hide the fact that they are communists until they feel that it’s not necessary to do so any longer.
Much of this, basically all of it, we are seeing happen in this country. The useful idiots, the empty promises of “free education”, “free healthcare”, “free land”, the communists hiding that they are communists, etc.
This is why he was so adamant about speaking out on this, because he is seeing the same thing happen here as he saw in Cuba in the 1950s and 60s.
“My God, no freedom. But [Castro] never said that until after he was in power, got rid of all the police, got rid of all the military – been there for the last 60 years and counting. And he destroyed each and every one who helped him. The Catholic church, everybody.”
One of the many interesting things he said in his speech was his description of his father, who was very smart, fled Spain when it was going through its own communist revolution, went to Cuba and could tell right away that Castro was a communist, even when he was pretending he wasn’t.
There were two aspects that stood out to me about how Maximo described his father. One was that the guy could have enjoyed the fruits of his labor, having owned golf courses, but gave it up to afford his family a better life in a better place that wouldn’t be destroyed by communism. Maximo notes that Trump is “exactly the same,” a guy who had it made, could have enjoyed the fruits of his labor, but decided to sacrifice it for something bigger than himself.
And this is an aspect a lot of people I feel do not appreciate about Trump. They will say that he is an egomaniac, selfish, narcissist, etc., but his actions do not reflect such a profile. The guy, like I said, had it made. His family was set for as long as they had money and a means to earn more of it. Generations of Trumps would have been just fine, financially, by Donald Trump not running for President and just remaining a real estate mogul, owning multiple high-end buildings, golf courses, etc. and doing whatever else he could to make more money.
He had ZERO obligation to do any of the things he has been doing for the past four years. He had no obligation at all to run for POTUS. But he chose to forsake such a life of extreme luxury that even escapes a president in order to do something for the country that he loves. He wanted to be president, not in order to gain anything, because in reality, he only stands to lose by doing so, but in order to Make America Great Again.
Choosing to run for president has all but ruined everything Trump had been building for his whole life. He is loved by many, yes, but he is also hated by many, when before, that wasn’t the case. He was loved both by Democrats, having donated to them and championed their causes (to some extent, particularly as they were not openly as radical back then as they are now) and loved by Republicans, having also donated to some of them and being the embodiment of a Republican’s dream in this country.
In choosing to become president, he has gotten roughly half the country to hate him, believing that he is a racist and all these other things that he is definitely not, and has jeopardized his family’s ability to make money by the vitriol that communists have for his very name and brand, and he, himself, only loses money by being president, not taking a salary for his work.
If there ever was anyone who did not have to be president and only stood to lose by becoming president, it’s Donald Trump, and yet, he forsook that life of luxury just to be able to save a country he loved and he viewed as worth saving. In his position, I don’t know if I would have done the same. Not to say I don’t love this country, but that is to say that I don’t know or think I would have made so many sacrifices for the mere chance of saving the country. Keep in mind, his reputation was being tarnished just by him RUNNING for office, let alone obtaining it. Had he lost, he likely would be ruined by now, and once he leaves office, the Left will most likely come after him with everything they’ve got and he will no longer have a presidential immunity to being indicted.
Maximo Alvarez loves Trump because that aspect is a lot like his father: someone willing to take great chance, at their own peril, for something bigger than themselves.
The other thing that Alvarez noted about his father that also stood out to me was something he once told to Maximo: “Don’t lose this place because you’re never going to be as lucky as me. Because if you lose this place, you have no place to go.”
That, to me, struck me as extremely Reagan-esque because those words are almost verbatim what Reagan once said: “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.”
Maximo’s father likely loved Reagan, as Maximo loves Trump. The two presidents are people who value this country for its freedoms and know that we must fight to preserve them. Granted, I think Trump mostly saw America in economic shambles and wanted to make it great again based on that, but I think Trump’s 2020 message is, or at least, it should be, about saving America not from economic turbulence but from the ideological evil that is communism.
The Left has made itself known to all about who they are. They want communism and they want it now. They will do whatever it takes to get what they want. Trump, I think, understands that he is a buffer for America against such communism. He stands practically all alone against communism and I think he needs to accentuate that fact in his campaigning.
Alvarez knows what it’s like to live under communism and is seeing Americans spewing the same bullcrap that communists spewed in Cuba. My own family also mentions that the things people like Bernie Sanders and other communists are promising were promises that were made to Argentinians and are promises that are still being made to them, despite the fact that socialism is the law of the land.
What we are seeing in America today is what people living in socialism and communism saw decades prior. We know what socialism and communism is and does. It’s a regressive, highly oppressive regime that destroys people’s souls, jails them for being out of line with the regime’s beliefs, and is overall a cancer on this earth. And we are seeing useful idiots on TikTok, Twitter, other social media and in real life altogether espousing beliefs they know nothing about, believing communism lifts people up when in reality, it brings people down.
America must never be allowed to fall to communism, because if it does, there is no place else on earth to go to. I just hope people realize how important our freedom is before it is taken away from us.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
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