Obama’s Cuban Homage

President Obama, in his waning days, has chosen to pay homage to the last vestige of his youthful Alinsky dreams…..this island of two prisons, one, Obama’s own of less than a hundred political prisoners at Guantanamo which he seeks to close, and one, the entire island of 11 million Cubans, political prisoners all which he seeks to keep open.

He has gone to this island nation, giving it credence and visibility by his very presence which in sequence will lead to increased visitation and income that will accrue to the Castro regime and its repressive future. Obama has asked nothing from the regime in return for this largesse. Why has he done this?

To the discerning eye, this last and tiny piece of pure Communism is a cruel cartoon of its glorious hopeful beginnings. Its frozen decay is confirmation of the futility and illusions of the Marxist philosophy, the same philosophy that imbues the visions of America’s future in the minds of Obama and Sanders and Clinton and most professors. Every image shouts failure. Thousands of autos, none beyond the 50’s vintages show the sudden end to an economy after the Castro victory. This may be the main benefit of Obama’s visit…to highlight this museum of Marxist/Socialist failure. This is the life and social conditions that accompany all that “free stuff”.

Obama was bred in Marxism. His father was a Marxist. His Mother was a Marxist. His step-father was a Marxist. His mentors were all Marxists. His professors were prevalently Marxists. His friend Bill Ayers is a Marxist. His idol Saul Alinsky was a Marxist. From this milieu how does Obama escape being a Marxist? He was compelled against all logic to make this visit to Cuba. He had to stand as POTUS amidst this lost island of failed Marxist dreams. It was a personal pilgrimage. It was a compulsion. Every freedom minded exiled and non-exiled Cuban has to feel betrayed. Obama gave credence to their oppressors. Obama can give all the cant and rhetoric to cover his visit, but it was in fact no more than a memorial tour of his own shattered youthful dreams. Was he hoping to see where it all went wrong? Was he hoping to see some trace of authenticity, a smidgen of success where there is none? I hope all its failures give him pause. Enough with the socialist/Marxist dreams. They don’t work! Communism, socialism, Marxism are all simulacra of words. They do not work in reality! Enough! Enough!

But it is late for that. POTUS has already done his damage, and Hillary and Bernie threaten more. They still hold out these failed dreams to the electorate. To bend the words of Ozamandias to these images of Cuba, “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.”

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Bernie’s Illusional Gift to the Young

Bernie Sanders galvanizes the young. This seems amazing to many. I will explore one thread here that may make his appeal clearer.

I share one biographical fact to help persuade on the point I make. I taught for many years and at one point in a major university. I was rather shocked in my first year there to find that many of the faculty and the authors of various textbooks were admitted Marxists. We generally accept that the faculties of most colleges and universities are liberal and left leaning in their politics. But living within that environment, attending department meetings and university inspired colloquiums, it soon became apparent that the left leaning was commonly at the very far left of the spectrum.

These are the cadres that have educated your young.

Now back to Bernie. He inspires the young with his antagonism to the wealthy and powerful, and his promise to breach that citadel and level the playing field making opportunity and wealth equally shared by all. His brand of socialism is not far off from communism. This is the same kind of social promise that was sold to the oppressed innocents in the 1900’s.

Back to the professors. Communism under the theories of Marx and Engels began as a promise to end class distinctions and warfare. It got a bad name under Stalin and the Cold War. After it crumbled, it was resurrected under the name Marxism to purge it of its awful realities in the Soviet Union and other oppressive regimes around the world. This Utopian version was once again taught in the universities as the new dream. Our young, our recent grads were taught Marxism and Socialism as the dream solution the same way that energized the disenfranchised when first proffered by Marx and Lenin. At that time no one conceived of the oppressive version, the version that simply didn’t work and couldn’t deliver the promises in the history that was about to unfold.

Bernie sells this same dreamy version of socialism/communism to the young who by virtue of their education by Marxist professors are ready-made for the moment. They’re too young to have lived through and seen the vicious tyrannical days of Communism…..the purges, the genocides, the millions of dead sacrificed to an idea that didn’t work. They equally don’t seem to notice that the great socialistic experiment in most European countries is no longer working there either.

That doesn’t stop Bernie. The American Great Recession plus all of the above has made our young population a ready embracer of the utopian dream that the older crowd knows doesn’t work. Bernie thrives on this innocence. Bernie thrives on this learned naiveté.

The sins of greed and capitalism were all too revealed in the mortgage crisis of 2008. That is a history the young lived. They deserve some slack for their revolutionary love of the Sanders’ solution. Subtleties do not prevail in presidential campaigns.

Marxist Socialism was sold as a dream in the early 1900’s. It is being sold again as a utopian dream to the young today. We must all work to bring the naiveté of the young up to a more mature currency. We must continue their education beyond their professors. This upcoming election is a chance to do just that.

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