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Thread: where can I escape?

  1. #1
    Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30 I celebrate my independence day and on July 4 I celebrate America's. This year is special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of my independence.

    On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba and a few months later I was in the United States to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond on Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress.

    I've thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election-year rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there. In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive.

    When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said "Praise the Lord." And when the young leader said, "I will be for change and I'll bring you change," everyone yelled, "Viva Fidel!"

    But nobody asked about the change, how he plans to bring the change, so by the time the executioner's guns went silent the people's guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By the time everyone received their free education it was worth nothing. By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the world the most fortunate Cubans. And now I'm back to the beginning of my story.

    Tragically, history is repeating but in a different geography. I escaped for freedom, better life, & opportunities. I admired USA and respected the right it gave to each individual to make his destiny. I respected USA the right it gave each individual to be something without Government interference. I respected USA for incenting individuals who took financial risks to be successful, not to be penalized with hefty taxes and unneccessary Government spending. I respected USA.......

    Sadly I've been brought back to the darkest memories of my life. The scars and wounds of the past were healing with the time not only the same will be opened in future. I understood America to be intelligent. The super power that reign the world and preached the principles of Democracy has now taken the first step towards communism and socialism. Once the hangover is done, people will realize what they voted for. I hope and pray it is not too late by then.

    Those who don't have Cuban friends or family will never understand what coming years will bring you. The same promise of hope and change were made by Fidel and Hitler. It never brought any change, hope or prosperity. To the contrary, it only brought devastation and disaster. The term hope and change are not the same it used to be.

    I am getting too old to escape another Cuba. Where can I escape?

  2. #2
    Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30 I celebrate my independence day and on July 4 I celebrate America's. This year is special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of my independence.

    On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba and a few months later I was in the United States to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond on Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress.

    I've thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election-year rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there. In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive.

    When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said "Praise the Lord." And when the young leader said, "I will be for change and I'll bring you change," everyone yelled, "Viva Fidel!"

    But nobody asked about the change, how he plans to bring the change, so by the time the executioner's guns went silent the people's guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By the time everyone received their free education it was worth nothing. By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the world the most fortunate Cubans. And now I'm back to the beginning of my story.

    Tragically, history is repeating but in a different geography. I escaped for freedom, better life, & opportunities. I admired USA and respected the right it gave to each individual to make his destiny. I respected USA the right it gave each individual to be something without Government interference. I respected USA for incenting individuals who took financial risks to be successful, not to be penalized with hefty taxes and unneccessary Government spending. I respected USA.......

    Sadly I've been brought back to the darkest memories of my life. The scars and wounds of the past were healing with the time not only the same will be opened in future. I understood America to be intelligent. The super power that reign the world and preached the principles of Democracy has now taken the first step towards communism and socialism. Once the hangover is done, people will realize what they voted for. I hope and pray it is not too late by then.

    Those who don't have Cuban friends or family will never understand what coming years will bring you. The same promise of hope and change were made by Fidel and Hitler. It never brought any change, hope or prosperity. To the contrary, it only brought devastation and disaster. The term hope and change are not the same it used to be.

    I am getting too old to escape another Cuba. Where can I escape?

  3. #3
    Welcome to Amuba!!!! America same as Cuba = Amuba.....

    Cha-ching....Change
    If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

    Democrats - Brave enough to KILL our unborn, just NOT our ENEMIES!

  4. #4
    I can hardly wait for the changes. I think you are paranoid and wrong. If the US had not placed so many embargoes on Cuba - things would have been different. The US did the wrongs to Cuba. They never have let Cuba grow. I love Cuba and I hope that Obama will do as he said and open up talks with Cuba. It is time the US understood they are not in charge of the world.

  5. #5
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dragonlady:
    I can hardly wait for the changes. I think you are paranoid and wrong. If the US had not placed so many embargoes on Cuba - things would have been different. The US did the wrongs to Cuba. They never have let Cuba grow. I love Cuba and I hope that Obama will do as he said and open up talks with Cuba. It is time the US understood they are not in charge of the world. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Hey America had placed embargo not the entire world. Yet Cuba did not flourish because of cha-ching change
    If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

    Democrats - Brave enough to KILL our unborn, just NOT our ENEMIES!

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