From the United Nations and the global government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Obama administration, members of the U.S. Congress, and a powerful coalition of socialist rulers across Latin America, the Castro autocracy is increasingly being brought in from the cold after decades of pariah status. In some ways, it has even become a regional power.
Castro apologists and operatives, for example, are seizing on insignificant “economic reforms” to falsely claim that Cuba is opening up and that some elements of the barbaric tyranny are being dismantled. In reality, the Havana dictatorship that has enslaved and brutalized the Cuban people is just as ruthless as it has always been — if not more. The pseudo-economic “reforms,” analysts and Cuban dissidents say, are little more than a bid to keep what remains of the island’s shattered “economy” from shutting down completely. The bogus adjustments are also providing fodder for propaganda to Castro apparatchiks hoping to legitimize the regime.
Among other tactics, powerful apologists for the communist autocracy are promoting an alleged “poll” purporting to show that some elements of the exiled Cuban dissident community have softened their attitude toward the regime currently enslaving their homeland. The survey is widely regarded as a joke due to faulty methodology. Establishment politicians, especially Democrats such as Hillary Clinton and RINO-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist in Florida, have seized on the supposed “shift” in public opinion to advocate ending the five decades-old embargo and normalizing relations with the murderous regime.
Of course, it is a fair question to ask whether the embargo is a good idea, constitutional, or even counterproductive to Cubans seeking to liberate their nation. For most of the politicians advocating a change in policy, though, the true agenda goes well beyond that. Earlier this year, for example, radical leftist Democrat Sen. Tom Harkin visited the Communist Castro regime in Cuba for a week and came back with some startling claims. “[Cuba’s] a poor country, but they have a lower child mortality rate than ours,” claimed Harkin, who chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “Their life expectancy is now greater than ours. It’s interesting — their public health system is quite remarkable.”
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Photo: Fidel Castro’s younger brother, Raul [shown on left]