If you want to see how life is really like for people living in a socialist “workers’ paradise,” just take a look at the nightmare Cubans endure in socialist Cuba.
Cuba: No Workers’ Paradise…More Accurately a Workers’ Nightmare
How “socially just” is it, when the most basic consumers staples are inaccessible to the general population, but readily available to crooked political and military figures on the black market, connected to the Cuban Communist Party?
For believers in free-markets, it can become mind-numbingly redundant to repeat the same indisputable facts to our socialist friends, over and over again. It doesn’t matter which historical examples you use…North Korea and South Korea, West Berlin and East Berlin, Western Europe and Eastern Europe, Venezuela and Colombia, Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean.
They will continue to believe, with faith like a child, in that socialist ideal: the workers’ paradise. A place where, freed from the exploitative nature of capitalist economics, “the workers” will control the means of production, and then equitably and fairly distribute goods and services to the benefit of the community.
Every time that you hear socialists, Communist, and Marxists talk about the benefits of government regulations in the economy to “level the playing field,” “look out for the little guy,” promote “social justice,” or ensure equality for “under-served communities”…remember that history is not on their side.
And these same people, many of them prominent academics at Ivy League universities, have spent several decades excusing away every previous iteration of the socialist experiment, because “it wasn’t true socialism.” “China, the Soviet Union, Syria, Iraq, Venezuela, Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea, Laos…no…none of these are real socialism!” they protest. “Socialism works fine!” they scream, “it’s just that previous socialist governments haven’t implemented it correctly!”
Yes, as unbelievable as it sounds, there are still PhDs in the Harvard faculty lounge that are happy to stand by these arguments. Although, how many Marxist professors, however, would like to turn in their US passports and go to live in Cuba? The healthcare and education are great, right? And…it’s a society founded on social justice, right?
Well, how “socially just” is it, when the most basic consumers staples are inaccessible to the general population, but readily available to crooked political and military figures on the black market, connected to the Cuban Communist Party?
In Cuba, chicken, beans, rice, eggs, and soap are a luxury..rationed by the government. Yes, in 2019, a mere 90 miles from Florida shores…working class people can not afford beans and rice…the very staples of the Latin American diet for centuries. When was the last time you ever heard of workers in a capitalist society complaining that they could not buy rice, beans, or eggs?
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