Cuban Health System

Mike Kirby

I'm awestruck at the mindset of our supposed national leaders and the sheep that blindly follow. The following are some of my comments that have been on my mind:

Recently, Diane Watson, Democratic Representative from California stated the following on August 28, 2009:

"It was just mentioned to me by our esteemed speaker, "Did anyone say anything about the Cuban health system?"

And lemme tell ya, before you say "Oh, it's a commu-", you need to go down there and see what Fidel Castro put in place. And I want you to know, now, you can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro, but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met. [APPLAUSE]

And you know the Cuban revolution that kicked out the wealthy, Che Guevara did that, and then, after they took over, they went out among the population to find someone who could lead this new nation, and they found…well, just leave it there (laughs), an attorney by the name of Fidel Castro…"

Okay, it is rather obvious that she is quite infatuated with "…one of the brightest leaders. So the question is what health plan did this great leader put into place? In 1976, Article 50 of the revised constitution states: "Everyone has the right to health protection and care." And what is the great Casto's health care offer? Well, lets see:

I could go on, but I think you get the jest of the system that is in place in Cuba, and for that matter in any country that may practice socialized medicine.

Speaking of Cuba and other communist countries let me provide a quote by Eldridge Cleaver, former member and co-founder of the Black Panthers in the 60s. As you know he escaped prison for crimes in the U.S. and was offered asylum in several communist countries. He stated that after he had lived for several years in communist countries," …his political radicalism began to wane and he became more conservative in his beliefs. Eventually, he could no longer abide life away from the United States, and by the mid-1970s Cleaver began to voice a different view of his native country. In 1975 he returned to the States where he was immediately put in prison. I was actually in a meeting where he spoke and he stated, 'I'd rather be in jail in America than free anywhere else.'"

So what else has the great Castro given to his people?

I could go on about Cuba, but I won't. I'm just appalled that we have supposed leaders who esteem Castro and place him on a pedestal of greatness. Granted, the U.S. has had their share of problems, yet to try and assimilate this country into a common equal class will most definitely destroy it. Not only will the poor get poorer, but everyone will be equal in poverty.

I recall what my in-laws said when they lived in the Philippines. They were having a conversation regarding the poor in that country. My father-in-law said that there are poor in the U.S. The person they spoke to asked several questions. For example, do most of your poor people have homes to live in, televisions, cars, etc? The response was, "Yes, most of our poor people do." Then response back was that you really didn't have poor people. I believe that when you change the present system of government to a socialized form of government you will most definitely have true poor.

Finally, in 1962 Russian Premier Khrushchev said,

"We can't expect the American people to jump from capitalism to Communism but we can assist their leaders by giving them small amounts of Socialism until they awaken one day to find out they have Communism."

Little by little, communism has been fed to us. We have accepted it a spoonful at a time. Now it is staring us right in the face and we are wondering how this ever happened. To many they think that socialized health care, sharing the wealth, government control provides equality to all. We have a president, leaders of state, judges, etc. who now are embracing this philosophy. They are trying to convince the American people that everyone will live in a form Utopia and enjoy the fruits thereof equally. Sadly, many people believe it. Eventually, they will find out that there will be no equal rights for all; there will be no rights for anyone. We will be slaves and servants. The freedom so many fought, bled, and died for will be lost.

© Mike Kirby, September 2009

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