Sanders: Unfair To Say Fidel Castro Was Bad, Cuban Americans Make Him Regret It

Bernie Sanders is clearly the frontrunner to become the Democrat nominee for president, which makes his latest rant on communism so dangerous. Over the weekend, Sanders made headlines for praising Fidel Castro and his evil regime in Cuba. He said that “it’s unfair to say everything was bad” after Castro’s bloody revolution seized power. Cuban Americans exposed his lies about communism and the Castro regime. You’ll love this.

Cuban-American Trump supporter (left), Senator Bernie Sanders (right) (Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshots)

Bernie Sanders will be the Democrat nominee for president unless the elites who run the Democrat Party pull some last-minute shenanigans. That’s why it’s so important to take Sanders at his word. This is a guy who is hellbent on transforming America into a communistic regime.

The Vermont Senator showed up on 60 Minutes where he proceeded to make some troubling remarks.

“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know?” Sanders said. “When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”

If you think these are just isolated remarks by an unhinged communist who really has no support for these ideals from the Democrat Party, you’d be mistaken. Barack Obama also praised the evil regime.

“I said this to Fidel Castro in Cuba,” Obama said. “You’ve made great progress in educating young people…look every child in Cuba gets an education.” But that’s not all. Obama made many pro-Castro statements while in office, and he also changed our policy toward his regime.

Obama instituted the “Cuban Thaw” by opening up trade and travel restrictions. At the time, Cuban Americans were livid. After Castro rose to power in his bloody revolution, he executed approximately 4,000 Cubans who refused to back communism.

Like all evil dictators, Castro banned citizens from leaving the country. Total families were wiped out by the Castro regime. More than two million Cubans have left the island since Fidel Castro took power 50 years ago and turned Cuba into a communist country.

Many parents had no choice but to get their children out without them. 

Catholic leaders in Cuba helped arrange flights for children off the island. Volunteers of the operation called “Pedro Pan” kept a registry of children arriving at Miami airport.

“I know there were nights I cried myself to sleep, thinking of my parents I had not seen in years, and missing them,” Jorge Finlay of Miami said. He was 11 when he arrived in Miami. His father was an airline executive, and both of his parents remained in Cuba to help other children get on flights out of the country. “I marvel at the courage required to do that, he said. “Because they did spend two weeks in jail.”

Finlay was reunited with his parents after two years in foster care. But he says other Pedro Pan children were not as lucky. “Not every story had a happy ending,” he said. “Eventually we got back with our parents, the overwhelming majority of us. But some of us did not.”

Bernie Sanders praising Castro’s “literacy program” gets exposed by Cuban Americans.

Jose Azel was an 11-year-old living in Havana. Today, he’s an American citizen and a research associate at the University of Miami.

“It was clear very early on that the regime was moving in a totalitarian direction, with confiscations, expropriations of properties and that sort of thing,” he says.

Azel was soon involved in underground activities. By 1961, his mother had died and his father decided to send him out of Cuba to America. Azel says the Castro regime had started separating children from their families as part of its literacy campaign.

So, Castro’s so-called literacy program was just a ruse to get the children away from their parents. Castro did not give a damn about kids learning to read. He was using the ruse to separate children from the parents so he could gain total control.

Other Cuban Americans also spoke out against Bernie Sanders and his calls for a “political revolution.” 

Cuban-Americans living in “Little Havana” are perplexed by Bernie Sanders’ call for a “political revolution,” and they are exasperated that the Vermont presidential hopeful refused to take back his praise of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro 30 years ago.

“I really don’t understand this calling of a political revolution,” said Jose Cabanas, who came to Miami from Cuba 22 years ago and is now retired. “He’s promising these kids change, but change to what? Communism, socialism, that’s taking America backwards. It’s why we left.”

Florida is the home of Cuban Americans who despise socialism, communism. “Say goodbye to Florida. And prepare to spend money in New Jersey. If he’s the nominee,” tweeted Rory Cooper, a political strategist.

National Review Editor Charles W. Cooke, who lives in Florida, highlighted Sanders’ characterization of the Cuban Revolution — a bloody coup that culminated in thousands of Cubans executed after kangaroo-court trials, not to mention the countless journalists, dissidents, family members, and various innocent civilians who were killed, jailed, tortured, or disappeared in the years since — as Castro passively “com[ing] into office.”

“’Came into office’ is a euphemism for the ages,” said Cooke.

Just like the leftists have taken over our public education system, we see this is a means to an end in becoming a socialist regime. 

We have Barack Obama praising Castro’s education system. We also now have Bernie Sanders on the record claiming the Cuban dictator’s literacy program proves his regime was not all bad.

However, Cuban Americans have exposed this same education system, and most notably its literacy program, as ways the communistic regime carried out its sinister plans. Bernie Sanders loves to lie and point to “Denmark” as the perfect socialist prototype.

Denmark is on the record with supporting facts saying they are not socialists.

After reaching an economic breaking point in the 1970s, successive governments introduced a mixture of reforms – including reduced benefits, partial privatization of pensions, and lower regulation – that have restored its economic fortunes.

“The message from Denmark is clear: Adopting even a soft version of democratic socialism, as proposed by Bernie Sanders and AOC, would make Americans poorer and inhibit their flourishing,” reports.

Many Americans, especially younger Americans, are buying the lies Bernie and his cohorts are selling. We must expose his lies and challenge them with the facts that so many like Cuban Americans have lived to tell.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.