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Democracy communist style

Cuba just had its elections. There were 470 candidates endorsed by the communist government. There were only 470 candidates on the ballot and voters were “encouraged” to turn out and vote for just the communist ballot. Of course, the communists won the election. Democracy, communist style. NBC News reports: “Cuban government officials say over 75% of eligible voters cast ballots Sunday in the legislative election…The turnout rate is largely used as a support indicator for the communist government, which is why in the last several months Cubans saw an extensive TV, social media and schools campaign to get out the vote, promoting a “unity vote” for the National Assembly candidates.”

Cuba faces black outs, crop failures, fuel shortages, 39% inflation, an economy projected to grow only 1.5% this year, and new laws that provided even the death penalty on anyone suspected of criticizing the regime. Trying to escape this communist rule, nearly a quarter of a million Cubans were intercepted at the US border, which Bloomberg reports, is about 2% of the island country’s population. This is down from last year because of US changes in entry rules when the Biden Administration announced with great fanfare it was taking steps to ease the “humanitarian” crisis forced on Cubans by their jack-boot government.

On Monday, May 16, 2022, the State Department announced, “the United States is taking a series of measures to increase support for the Cuban people in line with our national security interests. The Cuban people are confronting an unprecedented humanitarian crisis–and our policy will continue to focus on empowering the Cuban people to help them create a future free from repression and economic suffering.” Biden’s State Department then expanded authorized travel to Cuba, removed cash limits for money to Cuban businesses (which are communist party run) “while not enriching those who perpetrate human rights abuses.” Instead of insisting the regime move toward change, Biden made a unilateral concession that further enriched the heavy-handed communist state while saying the US supported humanitarianism and free speech.

Supporting the oppressive communist Cuban regime is a continuation of the Obama foreign policy that was undone by President Trump. The actions of both Biden and Obama, while playing word games with free speech and humanitarianism, accelerated the communist-style oppression. Similarly, Biden’s actions here in America caused blackouts, crop failures, fuel shortages, record inflation, censorship of free speech, questionable elections, and stagnant economic growth of 2.7%. Do you see the parallel? The Democratic Party rule, with little effective opposition from the Republican Party, is doing the same thing in America as its cousins ruling Cuba. Christ said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Look what’s happening. Democracy communist style?

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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