Let’s call it what it is: Cuban Social(ism) Insecurity
Original News Story: Ocho dólares al mes, el pago por una vida de trabajo
English Translation: Eight dollars a month, the payment for a life’s work
The Federalist posted a story titled Poll: Nearly Half Of Millennials Prefer Socialism To Capitalism on November 1, 2017. I quote from this news story:
Nearly half of American millennials (44 percent) would rather live in a socialist society than a capitalist one, according to a report from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) which relied on YouGov polling data. Even so, there’s widespread ignorance among millennials about socialism and communism — only 71 percent of the millennials surveyed could properly identify what communism is and many often conflated the two economic systems.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said of socialism, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
Due to liberal-leftist education, millennials believe capitalism to be evil. Well, again, I quote Winston Churchill who admitted the failure of capitalism. I quote:
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
In a capitalist society, citizens have the freedom to own property and to decide how the property will be used.
In a socialist society, citizens own property and the state decides how the property will be used.
In a communist society, the state owns all property and the state decides how the property will be used.
Each cycle toward financial collapse, the communist Cuban government allows a modicum of capitalism (private property ownership) in order to elevate the wealth of the nation.
I have visited Cuba many times where I visited los ancianos, the retired elderly. In one home I asked about their nutrition, their meals. William, now deceased, answered with a smirk, “Oh, we eat at least once a day if there is food.”
I encourage you who know the history and facts on the subject of socialism vs. capitalism to engage the young men and women whom you know to challenge their misguided opinions about socialism.
Need motivation? As stated above, 44% of our voting youth lean left. How soon will the percentage be 51%?