The Cuban Revolution Won’t Be Televised
Because a functional communist state was always a figment of leftists’ imaginations.
by Daniel J. Flynn
July 15, 2021, 11:42 PM
Citizens charged their government with repression. The rebuttal came via a truncheon. Some people miss their own irony.
The Cuban government killed one protester, roughed up cameramen for the Associated Press, abducted citizens from their homes, and shut down the internet in response to demonstrations that erupted last weekend. “The order to fight has been given,” President Miguel Díaz-Canel announced. “Into the street, revolutionaries!”
How might Black Lives Matter have responded if the U.S. government acted in such a way last summer toward that group’s “mostly peaceful protests”? One need not speculate on their take on the Cuban government’s reaction to the mostly peaceful protests there.
“The people of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination,” Black Lives Matter reasons in an official statement. “United States leaders have tried to crush this Revolution for decades.”