Opinion / Chronicle: The left’s point of view on the Cuban dictatorship | Chroniclers


Some on the left speak favorably of the evil twins of communism and socialism. One of the many examples resurfaced after last week’s uprising in Cuba by thousands of people who demanded release from the dictatorship.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, author of the “1619 Project,” which seeks to teach history to public school students through the lens of slavery, said in a 2019 podcast that she believes Cuba is the country more egalitarian in the Western Hemisphere and could serve as a model for his project’s integration agenda.

While acknowledging that she is not a race expert, Hannah-Jones said she believed Cuba to be the most “equal” and “multiracial” country in the hemisphere, which she attributed to socialism. .

In 2017, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion column by author David Satter titled “100 Years of Communism – 100 Million Deaths.”

Such figures do not deter the facilitators of communism.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, did not disappoint with her own predictable response to the protests in Cuba. While making a compulsory defense of “human rights” and “freedom of expression”, she blamed Cuba’s deplorable economic situation not on communism or socialism, but rather on the “cruel” embargo. imposed by the United States, which she said caused “human suffering”.

Cuba trades with much of the rest of the world, so the island’s problems cannot be entirely, or even primarily, America’s fault.


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