A warn­ing from com­mu­nist Cuba

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - Al­berto Araoz

As an im­mi­grant to the best coun­try in the world and com­ing from Com­mu­nist Cuba, I re­ally un­der­stand what free­dom is all about. Af­ter watch­ing this elec­tion, I am ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed with what I see as a takeover of this great coun­try by pro­gres­sive so­cial­ists. I be­lieve the vot­ers are go­ing to find out what free­dom re­ally is. One doesn’t seem to ap­pre­ci­ate what they have un­til they lose it.

The num­ber of tak­ers have now sur­passed the num­ber of pro­duc­ers in the United States. What I heard on the ra­dio to­day is very true . . . you can’t run against Santa Claus; you will lose ev­ery time.

In Cuba 80 per­cent of the peo­ple work for the gov­ern­ment; and, as you can see, ev­ery­thing is fall­ing apart. There are short­ages of food for the com­mon peo­ple but not for the tourists and the Com­mu­nist party elites.

When you go to the gro­cery store to buy gro­ceries, don’t think for a minute that it is like in the USA. In Cuba, you must have a “li­breta” or book of the items that you are al­lowed to pur­chase (which you hope they will have when you get there). For ex­am­ple, you are al­lowed to pur­chase 8 oz. of oil and 10 oz. of beans per per­son for a month; one pack­age of pasta ev­ery 3 months; and you are only able to pur­chase milk if you have chil­dren in your home. (You can check these facts in the Nov. 2012 edition of the Na­tional Ge­o­graphic.) The gov­ern­ment is also able to come into your house and break any in­can­des­cent light bulb you have right in front of you and your fam­ily.

The 80 per­cent of state work­ers in Cuba have a say­ing that goes like this: “They pre­tend to pay us, while we pre­tend to work.” To give you an ex­am­ple of salary wages in Com­mu­nist Cuba, an emer­gency physi­cian makes ap­prox­i­mately $32.72 a month.

So, for those peo­ple that voted for four more years of more debt, more food stamps, more reg­u­la­tions, a weaker dol­lar, poorer peo­ple, a smaller work force, higher en­ergy and food prices, and a weaker mil­i­tary, you are about to find out what los­ing your free­dom is all about.

We have def­i­nitely got­ten to the point where there are more peo­ple in the wagon than there are pulling it.

Our only hope is for Amer­ica to re­turn to its Chris­tian roots, re­pent, and ask God to heal this beau­ti­ful coun­try.

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