Over the weekend, we learned about thousands of Cuban residents who took to the streets to protest for freedom. Joe Biden’s administration dishonestly claimed they were protesting COVID-19. But the shouts of “Liberty,” “Freedom,” and the waving of the U.S. flag proved otherwise.
You can ask any Cuban-American what it’s like living in that communist regime. There is a reason so many of them risked their lives to flee to the United States. What’s remarkable about what’s going on now is that we have seen an uprising of protests in Cuba for a long time. That’s mainly because their communist dictators don’t allow it.
No big surprise to learn that their current president has slandered the protestors. What’s surprising, though, is that we haven’t heard from key lawmakers in the United States, people who are eager to be seen and heard on nearly every other current event.
Perhaps it has something to do with their loyalties to communism?
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, and members of the progressive Squad in the House of Representatives have still not publicly commented on the protests happening across Cuba as the nation’s president, who is the head of the Communist Party, condemned the demonstrators.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel referred to the protestors calling for freedom as “shameful delinquents” who are attempting to “fracture” the Communist Party in the country…
As of Monday evening, the social media channels for Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Cori Bush of Missouri did not contain any posts about the Cuba uprising. Sanders, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and a former Democratic presidential candidate, had not released a public statement on the protests either. [Source: Just the News]
Hey, anything that “fractures” or damages a communist party, I’m all for. But clearly a man who is in desperate need to hold onto his power will attack folks just trying to fight for human rights.
What’s odd is that so-called “progressives” in the United States have refused to comment on this. You’d think that every last American lawmaker, regardless of party, would stand behind citizens demanding freedom.
Yet Bernie Sanders and the “squad” of socialists in the House (including AOC) have yet to comment on the situation.
Shouldn’t people on the left, who claim to care about things like liberty and human rights, support the Cuban protestors? Or are these certain American lawmakers silent, because their loyalties are really with the communist dictatorship?
Sanders, as a young man, had nothing but good things to say about Communist Russia. AOC and her squad appear to care more about expanding the government’s power under socialism, than protecting individual freedoms.
Ironic, since the Democratic Party claims to care about civil rights, individual liberty, and defending minority groups.
But when push comes to shove, these Democrats are more concerned with how they’ll look, if they wade into this conflict.
In the end, we can’t expect socialists to criticize a corrupt, evil socialist regime. We shouldn’t be surprised to see Bernie and the squad say nothing.
If they had it their way, all these protestors would be in jail by now.
Author: Peter Smith