Why can’t communism work? (at least better than capitalism)
“Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate, an infant death rate lower than some developed countries and an average life expectancy of 77.64. In 2006, Cuba was the only nation in the world which met the WWF’s definition of sustainable development; having an ecological footprint of less than 1.8 hectares per capita and a Human Development Index of over 0.8 for 2007”
Also, Fidel Castro holds the record for the longest ruling non-royal national leader (since 1870) at 52 years.
I’m not a Castro nor a communism supporter but these are facts. How’s that $16.02 trillion national debt (72% of the GDP) working out for you America?
These “Facts” are hold little to no truth. Yes, the Cuban Revolution brought education to its people but at what cost? No matter what you may read about Cuba’s “achievements”, the truth is that the Health system is deplorable, the country’s infrastructure is deteriorating by the second, their currency has no value in any other part of the world, and the Castro Brothers have made the the island a Prison, and its people prisoners.
WWF believes Cuba is a place of sustainable development? Why? Can it be because Castro refuses to invest in rebuilding and saving the Country’s crumbling architecture and roads? Because there hasn’t been any major update to the Country’s highways and roads since he took power in 1959. Or is it because its Cuban Law that if any person Kills a farm animal, such as a Cow or Horse, for food, they can be imprisoned for 5+ years? Or ask a Cuban if they can take a boat out to fish without legal recourse. They can’t. Unless they’re authorized by the regime.
Cuban people dont know what its like to have the convenience or luxury of walking into a store, finding what they need, buying it at a reasonable cost, and taking it home to enjoy it with their family. Show this video to the WWF and see if they still believe Cuba to be a place for “sustainable development”.
Heres the Link again:
Things I noticed while I visited Cuba in June/July:
1. Everyone seemed genuinely happy.
2. Everyone had food in their stomachs and a roof (luxurious or not) over their head. Also, decent clothing on.
3. There were virtually no beggars.
4. Any young adults I spoke to were obtaining a higher education (free of charge).
5. Most of the people I met spoke at least 2-3 languages, and yes, the literacy rate is as high as they say.
6. After visiting a hospital for fun, I realized that everyone has access to the medical system, no matter what. And the medical technologies they produce within the country are some of the most advanced in the world.
7. The arts are huuuuuge in Cuba. Cuba does not allow their citizens to leave their country unless it is to exhibit their art, or tour, if they are in a band. With that being said, everyone else must stay on the island otherwise (no traveling), which is unfortunate, but it is what also prevents ‘brain drain.’
I’m not a communist or a Castro/Che aficionado myself, but these are the things I noticed while I visited the country for about a month. Cuba is a beautiful place, not just geographically but culturally. And If you have not visited the country already (especially as a US citizen), you may be in for a huge surprise… Just as I was.