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Can we pause this week amidst our festivities and freedoms to ponder the plight of friends and fellow Christians still enslaved in the socialist state of Cuba?
“Regard prisoners as if you were in prison with them. Look on the victims of abuse as if what happened to them had happened to you” (Hebrews 13:3 MET).
Anyone listening to Bernie Sanders, AOC and other “progressive” Democrats promoting a socialist utopia for America should consider the brutal realities of what life is like in a country just 90 miles away. Bottom line: It’s heartbreaking. Ask the folks in Venezuela as well.
Human suffering under totalitarians
Four months ago thousands of Cubans repressed for over 70 years took to the streets to protest in one of the largest demonstrations in decades. Last week a second peaceful protest entitled “Civic March for Change” (in 10 cities like Havana and Guantánamo) sadly fizzled as Cuba’s totalitarian Marxist government employed their strong-arm “cancel culture” tactics to frighten the people and stifle the rallies.
Hundreds of dissidents who dared to demonstrate peacefully at the July rallies remain in jail, and a cooperative media makes sure the other people are reminded of their fate. Uniformed police and plain-clothes enforcers intimidate the people along with state security officers who stake out homes of pro-democracy leaders.
A young female dissident (who would love an opportunity to educate millennials in America being seduced by socialism) stated it simply,