I can speak with a wealth of experience... Cuba's problems come from Cuba and the Communist that took it over. That simple.
When you run out all of the people with brains enough to see what the Communist were doing. Then Fidel and his scum family running everything into the ground. It's actually more complicated than that; but in it's simplest terms.
@WhereIsDenise, exactly! Europe, Canada, the majority of the world has no laws against trading with Cuba. Not being able to trade with the USA should be inconvenience at worst.
@WhereIsDenise, What is this wealth of experience? Not calling you out I’m just curious.
@MrTuxPenguin, Cuban American, child of immigrants and born/raised in Miami, with family still (suffering) in Cuba.
They should demand freedom, heck they should fight for it; but how they got there in the first place, they know.
@WhereIsDenise, Castro was extremely based, checkout Blowback on Spotify
@WhereIsDenise, I'm just curious and not up to speed on everything surrounding Cuba politics, but is there enough Cubans in America to actually come together and do something about it? Forgive my ignorance and I get political BS, but why is this dragging on so much? Also, F Castro and communism. Cuba should be part of the United states.
@WhereIsDenise, Why did Cuba become Communist again? Oh that's right, Americans forced the dictator, Batista, onto Cuba so that the people were so desperate they would sell out to communism and die in a bloody ciivil war just to be free of American tyranny.
Now dumbass Americans are saying 'ItS CoMMuniSm's FaULt, NoT OUrs"
Sure, America, yall hands are clean
PS Hate me all you want, your blind love for a nation proves nothing
PPs The US trade embargo is symbolic of a long History of US fvckery, it is not the sole source of Cuba's problems, OBVIOUSLY, but still sours an age old wound
@WhereIsDenise, much respect. Same as me! Patria y vida
Nuanced, specific, AND funny.
Excellent meme. ANOTHER! *smashes mug*
All I’m saying is that if socialism always fails, Cuba doesn’t need America to help them.
I hate how lazy political memes are, they are just communism or capitalism is bad hahaha, or this politician suck hahaha. No substance 99% of the time. Nothing against the poster
@Skateined, but communism does suck. It’s as easy as that. And Cuba has proven it. There’s no nuance needed.
the point your head @HammmOfHeretics
@Skateined, nah I understood. Just disagree that any more substance than this is needed when denouncing communism.
@HammerOfHeretics, not just communism but any authoritarian government. Whether it's Chinese communism or North Korean fascism or Japanese serfdom or American corporatism, any government which exerts total control over their citizenry and censors their internet/news/books/schools. These are enemies of freedom and free thought. This doesn't promote a free economy, because control freaks who want to control everything, including where the money goes.
@Good Pineapple Pizza, don’t you dare talk bad about about daddy bezos
@KoolHandLuke, maybe now that ol' Jeffrey retired from amazon their employees will get some damn bathroom breaks and not have to pee in bottles anymore
@Good Pineapple Pizza, I’d struggle to equate the evils of communism with the evils of the American system (there admittedly are a few). One system has brought more people out of poverty than any other system ever, the other…has done quite the opposite.
@Good Pineapple Pizza, communism has never been achieved, I think we gotta keep in mind that there's a difference between authoritarianism and communism, cuba had communist influences yes, but the government was that of an authoritarian regime that twisted the ideas of communism, not one of a balanced socialist democracy that could achieve the ideas of marx . I agree cubas government has got to go, but that doesn't mean we should give up in trying to continue experimenting with the ideas of a socialist government, capitalism took years to perfect their system and its still majorly flawed, the ideas of socialism should continue experimenting. We can't let people who twist ideologies for their own benefit prevent these ideas to be simply dismissed.
@HammerOfHeretics, cuba didn't prove anything. It only proved that there are control freaks out there who like to twist ideologies for their own agenda. Its a misrepresentation and a poor example. We need to learn from these sorts of things, so I do think more nuance is needed
@kurumitokisaki , communism encourages people not to work for their paychecks but to sit back and collect the universal basic income. Capitalism has been the main driver in creating competition between companies and encouraging innovation. The Russians got the space first but they were starving their own people while causing the Aral Sea to evaporate. America Got To The Moon first and will likely get to Mars first because different companies are competing to achieve that goal. Communism encourages laziness and capitalism drives competition and innovation. Competition and Innovation lead to better products and makes life easier for people who buy those products
@Good Pineapple Pizza, Capitalism on its own only encourages profit rather than innovation, government funding in higher education and research drives more innovation
@Good Pineapple Pizza, market socialism can prevent the problem of people having to live a paycheck to paycheck lifestyle. I believe workers should be fully compensated for their labor. Rather what we see now with business owners like elon musk taking the credit of the work that the engineers beneath him have done. I dont think that's right, mandatory business coops in a market socialist society should be the solution. Just because we haven't gotten communism figured out doesn't mean we should stop experimenting with our mixed economy. Our society is too capitalist for its own good, it keeps the poor poorer and the rich richer, I believe advocating for more socialism in the work place is the answer that will break that chain.
@kurumitokisaki , without Elon’s capital, those engineers have no work to take credit for…
@HammerOfHeretics, with workers co-op, those workers will earn more credit for the work they provide. They will benefit more from the success of the business if they become part owner. Workers co-op is the way to go in a market socialist society. Im not advocating to get rid of capitalism, im advocating to change it for the better. Our system is messed up, I dont want greedy capitalist scum like elon mush to leach off the success of others, everyone must benefit from the fruits of their labor!
@kurumitokisaki , he’s the cause of their success. Not a leach of it.
@HammerOfHeretics, he's the one taking the credit for their labor, nothing but a face for the company, therefore he is a leach. Especially since he's earning more than those actually doing the work, that's not right.
@kurumitokisaki , have you read anything about how much work he did himself upfront, teaching himself engineering to be part of the process THAT HE WAS FUNDING? And still very active in engineering decision making at the highest level.
@HammerOfHeretics, still a capitalist leach.
@kurumitokisaki , great response.
@HammerOfHeretics, I have read and seen the work he funded and its laughable. This man is just a snakes oil sales man who is a CEO of a company that is only kept afloat from stockholder faith. His "projects" such as the hyperloop, solar roof, and star link are purely just projects meant to gain media attention so that he can continue profiting by name alone. He overhypes projects that are never delivered, and he completely ignores the engineering challenges that come with the projects he wishes to do. I guarantee you that if he sat in a room with a few of his engineers he wouldn't be able to contribute much in the conversation. Not to mention that this man is a science denier from his many instances of down playing the covid 19 crisis and outright denying it in some instances. This man isn't a scientist, or an engineer, he's a business man that profits from media attention, and leaches off the backs of poor engineers who are working on projects they will never complete.
@kurumitokisaki , how about SpaceX. Tesla. I’ve worked at SpaceX. It’s every much as impressive from the inside as the outside.
@HammerOfHeretics, his spacex programs are laughable, especially with his starlink projects. I give him props for giving attention to the idea of having broadband internet be made available, but the science doesn't make the project viable. Honestly not a single one of his projects has seen a shred of success. Not to mention how he fails to complete one project before he moves on to the next one. Weren't we supposed to be traveling in highway super tunnels at the speed of sound by now? I'm telling you, he's just a snakes oil sales man that is simply profiting off of publicity and nothing more. Props to you for working on spacex, I just hope you work for a better agency after spacex inevitably pops once shareholders realize how much of a loss the company really is.
@kurumitokisaki , he's a capitalist leach using engineers to feed into his snake oil fantasy to keep the share holders happy. That's all he is. Hopefully one day he can actually do something great that can change humanity for the better, but from what I've seen so far, he's only profiting from people who actually fall for his con. In reality he's just a business man who realized that he can profit from fooling people into thinking that he can change the world without actually going through with it.
@HammerOfHeretics, fun fact did you know elon musk got kicked out from the board of tesla? I wonder whyyyy. Maybe because he's a lying sack of sh$t.
@HammerOfHeretics, one system has existed for hundreds of years, thousands if you really wish to get into the technicalities of it. While the other has only recently saw the light of day with the misfortunes of leaders twisting its ideas to feed into their negative agendas. I think its truly unfair to compare the two and simply dismiss one when we've hardly gave it a proper chance.(this is in reply to a comment you posted about one system taking a civilization out of poverty while the other has done the opposite)
@kurumitokisaki , aight bro. If you hate it so much why do you enjoy the spoils by living in America (I’m assuming you do)?
@HammerOfHeretics, you misunderstand. I dont wish to get rid of our capitalist system, i wish to change our market system into market socialism. That way are current system no longer continues to feed off the hard working people in this country. Every system has room for improvement, I believe this is the direction to go.
@kurumitokisaki , lol so naïve
@kurumitokisaki , it’s never once worked
@HammerOfHeretics, there have been various coop businesses that have seen an improvement in overall workers moral, especially when workers have direct ownership of the company. They directly benefit from it. And rightfully so. Our current capitalist system takes away power from the workers and gives most of it to one sole ceo/owner, and I don't think that should be the case. Workers should seize the means of production so that people like elon musk don't leach off the fruits of our labor. Mandating worker coops should be the way to go. Look up workers coop and the businesses that have seen overall success before you make a blunt false statement. Its people like you that turn into sheep for the corporation's that are negatively impacting this country.
@HammerOfHeretics, I think you continue to misunderstand socialism with authoritarian regimes. Socialism gives more power to the individual/workers away from the entities of power such as our government. Im advocating for more freedom for the individual, big corporations tend to get in the way of that goal within our current system, which is why it needs to change.
@kurumitokisaki , socialism has been tried and failed in every occasion. And in every occasion it becomes oppressive and authoritarian. There’s a link between the two.
@HammerOfHeretics, There is no connection to the two whats so ever. Do you even know what socialism means? It gives democratic control over the means of production to the people not to one sole person. It doesn't brew authoritarian regimes whatsoever. You are misunderstanding and miscontributing the ideas of marx to those who twist his ideas to feed into their own agenda and ideology that allows for an authoritarian regime. Just because north korea call themselves the democratic people's republic of korea doesn't mean that they are using the ideas of social democracy to run their state. These countries use socialism as a front to gain the trust of those who believe that their authoritarian regime is the solution, even though an authoritarian regime is a complete contradiction to what socialism advocates for. Natzi Germany did this in the beginning aswell, calling themselves the National Socialist German Workers' Party to profit from the popularity of socialism at the time.
@HammerOfHeretics, hell even soviet russia didn't use the ideas of marx, after Lenin died during his attempt, Stalin took over and applied his own ideology, "stalinism" to seize the means of production for the sake of his own power within the state. Which then allowed him to completely take over the state thus giving him authoritarian control. He did this after spending years going up the ranks and finding the opportunity to seize control. Socialism didn't actively turn Russia into a craphole, stalin did. Socialism didn't turn cuba to a craphole, Castro did. Failing to see that distinction obviously shows your misunderstanding of the subject matter.
@HammerOfHeretics, and you have to also keep in mind that the ideas of socialism is much newer than the ideas of capitalism. Capitalism has had hundreds of years, and in many technicalities, thousands. And during the beginning of its time during feudal rule, its ideas were also blasphemous and imperfect. But now it's improved so much to where a middle class can actually be achieved in some capacity, compared to before where you were either a peasent or royalty. But it took hundreds of years and many failed societies to be able to pull if off. I believe giving socialism the same amount of time and chance would allow for a society that is truly democratic.
@HammerOfHeretics, Remaining contempt with our current system is advocating for stagnation, which is pathetic and sad, because you should know as well as others that our American system is a joke, and should be radically changed for the betterment of its people. I believe socialist ideas will allow for the freedom that us as individuals would advocate for. Screw the government, and screw the corporations that make our democracies and individual freedoms difficult by lobbying and oligopolizing. Pushing for socialist policies and popularizing unions in this country is the only we can improve our democracy.
@kurumitokisaki , lol ok
@HammerOfHeretics, glad you agree
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Because Cuba demonstrating how to have a successful health system on a tight budget and few supplies is an affront to our narrative
@theprofprofessor, you for real?
@theprofprofessor, It’s probably not Cuba’s economic arrangements that are the problem, honestly, but I think the folks who are defending the Cuban government need to stop and consider real hard that they are supporting an authoritarian regime that brutalizes dissidents, executes opponents, and strips it’s citizenry of basic freedoms like free speech. I can understand not being a fan of capitalism but authoritarianism as an alternative is abominable, and it’s defenders have absolutely no claim to morality on the matter.
@Block1187, Acting as if those things don’t happen in the west either, authoritarianism just drops the pretence of good will
@Block1187, I 100% agree with this. This right here is Cuba's problem. People need to stop confusing communism with authoritarianism.
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