Disturbing Castro Connection
Cuban Americans took to the streets Saturday in Miami, FL., to protest the Democratic Party’s candidacy of socialist Bernie Sanders because of his remarks favoring Cuba’s brutal dictator Fidel Castro.
Sanders told 60 Minutes’ Anderson Cooper that the Castro regime “educated their kids, gave them health care, [and] totally transformed the society.” Sanders praised Castro, saying, “We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”
He’s not the only Democrat in love with Castro.
In March 2014, the immediate past president and his family visited Cuba. They attended a baseball game with Castro’s brother Raul, also a brutal communist who took over for Fidel when his health began failing. The apology tour included announcing a reexamination of Cuba’s terrorist-sponsoring designation, saying that 50 years of isolation and economic sanctions on Cuba have not worked, and that the US and Cuba are going to work together on topics with which they agree. He all but conceded to the Castro Revolution.
In November 2016, the Washington Post and the New York Times coverage of Fidel Castro’s death made him out to be an extraordinary revolutionary that brought great things to Cuba.
Let us remember the Castro regime. It is one of death and destruction. It is a legacy of poverty for Cubans and debauchery for Castro and his family.
The Miami Herald reported on April 23, 2006 that Fidel Castro was responsible for 31,173 executions and prison deaths since he took power in 1959. Some 5,728 were killed by firing squads. He refused medical attention for those trying to escape the island by boat, resulting in another estimated 77,000 deaths. Nearly all the sources indicate an exact number of deaths caused by Castro’s regime is unattainable, with some estimating the death toll over 1.5 million.
Castro lived a private life of extravagance while appearing as a poor man in public. He was a liar.
Can you see the pattern here? While many of the Democratic candidates for president have said very little about Cuba, there has been closet support for Castro in the party leadership for years. “Ignore the bad, embrace the good” is their mantra. It’s a shallow good, and a very deep bad.
The Communist Manifesto states: “…Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.”
This is the basis of deception for all socialism and progressivism as well. It is godless and evil.
The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21:22, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
Communists ply the nature of humans with powerful words like “rights” when, in reality, they wish to kill, steal and destroy. Be not deceived by the honoring of Castro.
Super Socialist Tuesday
Rank and file Democrats appear to have rejected Senator Bernie Sanders’ (D-VT) Democratic Socialism in contrast to Joe Biden’s odd positions and brain freezes during the Democratic Party’s Super Tuesday primaries. Biden, now being called “comeback kid” by the media, garnered some 453 delegates to Sanders’ 382. For those who watch these things, don’t get too comfortable with the results that would appear to scorn the new socialist direction of the Democratic Party. On issues like immigration, gun control, healthcare, national defense, abortion, the whole alphabet sex and gender identification, and foreign policy (Israel), there is little to no difference between Sanders and Biden. They are socialists.
Sanders, is just the only one among them honest enough to admit it. And that is why the Democratic leadership is so freaked out against him—he is exposing the true nature of the 21st Century Democratic Party.
This party has embraced socialism and is serving as an antithesis to anything remotely conservative politically or socially.
When people say that “all politicians are alike,” they are speaking in very general terms. The more the Democratic Party embraces socialism, the bigger the chasm between what America has been and what the socialists want to make it. Overall, you have a choice here—go socialist or not. It may not be much of a choice, but if people vote for Democrats, they are likely voting for a socialist-oriented candidate.
To me, socialism means failure. It fails everywhere. It is a polite word for communism. Socialism leads to tyranny. But even more so, it leads to the destruction of the middle class, the economy, the ability of a nation to thrive. Socialism pulls people down, rather than providing a platform for opportunity.
Think about it: socialism taxes everyone, redistributes the wealth, expands the government, and enriches those in power—all in the name of helping the poor, substantiating the rights of the “underserved,” and giving power to the people. It’s all a great and debilitating lie.
There are no absolutes in politics, but it is a safe bet to equate socialism with the Democratic Party and its candidates. Look at the platforms.
People will say Christians shouldn’t be concerned with politics. In reality, we are to be salt and light, and as Romans 12:21 says, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” This is political and spiritual.
If we were doing our jobs well, rather than the prosperity, self-indulgent, extra-biblical, emotional doctrines that are popular to increase attendance (and the offering plate), there would be no move toward socialism in this country. Our children would understand right from wrong. There would be discernment. The principles of loving our neighbors and doing unto others as we would want done unto ourselves would be coming from the heart, rather than turned into programs mandated by the government. But these things are not foundational to modern church “missions,” hence we have events like Super Socialist Tuesday.