Anti-government protests have broken out across Cuba, as thousands of demonstrators riot in open hostility against the post-Castro regime. Their current supreme leader, Miguel Díaz-Canel is begging “all communists” to go out in the streets and face off against the howling mob. At least seven Cuban cities are reporting episodes of violent mass unrest. The locals are furious over chronic shortages of electricity and food after the economy collapsed but all the talking heads on the news try to lay blame for the anger and outrage on a lack of Covid vaccines.
Wave of angry protests
As Cuban peasants demand an end to the failed communist dictatorship, the government is pulling the plug on their internet connections. “We are not afraid,” they chant in videos of the protests which have already leaked to the media. Here in America, “U.S. officials on both sides of the political aisle” have reportedly “issued statements on social media expressing their support of the demonstrations.”
Even the Democrats are standing in “solidarity with the people of Cuba.” They’re downplaying the fact that what we are seeing is the inevitable end result of their socialist schemes.
According to Republican Florida lawmaker Maria Elvira Salazar, the dictatorship “doesn’t want the world to see what’s happening.” RINO Florida Senator Marco Rubio goes further to say that the media is censoring the protests.
He “called out the American networks for refusing to provide coverage on the unrest in a tweet challenging: “Attention US media … in #Cuba they are rising up because socialism is (always a) disaster. Are you going to report on this so the world can hear their voices?”
It would be nice, Rubio suggested, if His Wisdom Joe Biden or his handlers at the palace could get Minister of State Antony Blinken to beg the Cuban military not to shoot the citizens involved in the protests.
“Now those in the military must defend the people not the communist party.” He also had a few choice words for social-media platform Twitter. It seems they ignore that “this is really about how socialism is a disaster & always leads to tyranny, despair & suffering.”
It’s not about Covid-19
Gelet Fragela isn’t buying the official story about the root cause of the protests. She runs Miami-based Cuban news channel ADN Cuba. For months now, Cuba “has been clamping down on its media,” including ADN.
“I wouldn’t say this is a protest because of the lack of COVID vaccines, I think this is a protest for the people of Cuba asking for the regime to end once and for all after more than 60 years of repression.” Nobody wants anyone to hear that message.
“Cuba, just like the Soviet Union, is an organized totalitarian regime that creates a false reality and sends that to the world.”
Along with riots in Havana, “demonstrations of solidarity with the Cuban protesters broke out” near the Cuban embassy in Argentina. There are also protests in Miami, “where there is a sizable population of Cuban immigrants and descendants.”
Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in on the issue, tweeting that the “Communist Cuban regime will be consigned to the dustbin of history. It has brutalized & denied freedom to generations of Cubans, and forced my family & so many others to flee. The American people stand squarely with the men & women of Cuba and their noble fight for liberty.
With their large Cuban population it’s not surprising that Florida lawmakers Carlos A. Gimenez, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Maria Elvira Salazar would team up to issue a joint statement about the Cuban protests. “Now more than ever, the United States and the international community must support the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom. The humanitarian crisis Cuba faces right now is yet another symptom of the incompetence and absolute cruelty of the Cuban tyranny.”