Cubans stage revolt against socialism
Where is Bernie Sanders, AOC and ‘The Squad?’ Their fellow socialists in Cuba are in revolt — not against the evils of capitalism, but the failure of socialism.
And what do we have here? Silence from America’s left.
Over last weekend, demonstrations broke out in 30 towns and cities across Cuba. Some protesters waved American flags.
That’s serious stuff in a communist society, and the authorities predictably called out their thugs.
This is not good news for the Biden administration. They’re trying to blame covid for the protests. That’s really lame.
The people in the streets are shouting for freedom. After 60 odd years of repression, they’ve had enough.
The Cubans are giving us a window into the workings of socialism, just as Bernie is working overtime to introduce socialism here.
Please think this through: Are we going to see a new wave of asylum seekers from Cuba? Or from Haiti — a failed state just a boat ride away.
The administration has done nothing to stop the flow of migrants across our southern border. Are we now about to see another migrant wave?
Think this through, too. Bernie and the far-left want to make America more like Cuba. But a lot of Cubans apparently want to be more like Americans.
How does Bernie square that? How will the Biden/Harris team respond? My guess: They’ll blame Trump.
Get the big money out of our elections
To those who oppose campaign finance reform, let’s say that a small group of wealthy, Wiccan, socialist abortion providers move to town.
They buy more and more of the local property and become major investors in local businesses.
It gets to the point that one is unable to purchase any goods or services without, in some way, sending money in the direction of these wealthy, Wiccan, socialist abortion providers.
Local, legal limitations to their acquisitions and consolidation of assets keep getting relaxed or worked around you think to yourself and wonder aloud to friends and neighbors, “How are they able to get so much power, control so much of our town’s resources?”
Then, the stories come in about these folks taking the city council and mayor out for dinners, giving money to their campaigns, using their acquired influence to assist local leaders on pet projects and exchanging information about investments that will help everyone.
You can still go to the offices and meetings of your local officials and state your opinion, but you mostly talk to half interested staff.
Your frustration grows until you scream, “How can I be heard if the context, content and conversation is dominated by the access given to these wealthy, Wiccan, socialist abortion providers?”
When money and free speech are equated, three things happen: legalized bribery, the speech of wealthy interests is amplified over the rest of us, and time is spent fundraising instead of listening to and educating voters on the complex issues facing them.
No-shows have cost to doctors, patients
In his July 11 letter (“Doctors should not charge no-show fees”) Bruce Smith wants the Legislature “to keep doctors from charging a no-show fee.”
If such a law was passed, I would then discharge such a patient. Would he prefer that? The patient would not.
A no-show wastes my time and has prevented another patient from an earlier appointment.
I have a number of such charges which are seldom needed.
I charge for a bounced check and the bank charges me for such, even though it’s the patient’s fault. A fee charge discourages unwanted behaviors.
Therefore, I seldom charge a fee.
Jack L. Underwood, M.D.
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