Cuba: Commerce And Free Market Capitalism, Not Sanctions

Communism,Conservatism,Democracy,Foreign Policy,Free Markets,Political Philosophy,Republicans


Florida Republican congresswoman Maria Salazar shouts out her demands that the US take an active role in supporting anti-government protests in Cuba. This, as the Fox News lineup has been fulminating over the missed opportunities to do the same—meddle—with respect to Iran, and other countries that neoconservatives feel we should “help” be as “free” as we.

Showing comity to Cuba by allowing commerce with its people, as Barack Obama had dared to do—oh no! We can’t have that. That the Fox bots will not condone.

Trade and robust free exchange with Cuba is all I want to see. For the rest, let the Cubans fight their own battles.

Yes, “Cuba is in the midst of [the usual] economic crisis and has been hit hard by US sanctions and Covid.”  Allowing Americans to trade with Cubans is the best—perhaps the only—antidote to the problem that is Cuba.

From conservatives, let’s hear more about the glories of free-market capitalism, the suppression of which accounts for Cuba’s abject misery. US Government declarations “in support of the people,” whatever that means, are worth nothing.

Curious: Why does Rep. Salazar refer to the Cubans in her Florida district as exiles? Surely if they are now Americans they are home, and not in exile.

One thought on “Cuba: Commerce And Free Market Capitalism, Not Sanctions

  1. Aristo Boho

    Dear Misses Mercer,
    I am anti-Communist. If old enough I’d have backed up and not betrayed the Cuban Freedom fighters who were abandoned in what is now known as The Bay Of Pigs. Yet, and this will come as strange to many, I don’t want American Consumerism in Cuba. Wherever American Democracy is established there’s a destruction of a people and their traditions. One materialism replaces another. America and organised crime from everywhere exploited Cuba. There were drug trades and a culture of narcotics expanding throughout it. Cuban women were being prostituted. President Fulgencio Batista was a first rate degenerate; as bad as a Communist. America stay out! Only America sanctioned, as in had economic blockages of Communist Cuba: brutal embargos! But stayed in Guantanamo Bay and has paid the Communist government rent. It is all a facade and a money deal. I repeat: I’m anti-Communist but I not want American Democracy there! As far as the Cubans who are Americans in Florida being exiles: they are, for they were extirpated from their homeland and betrayed by America. God Bless, Aristo Boho
    POST SCRIPT: SANCTION was originally a positive term: acceptance, a blessing, permission, an imprimatur. Now, in America, a Devil’s inversion of semantics. Pity the beaten to a pulp English language!

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