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More Than 50 Years Later, Family Still Struggles with Aftermath of Cuban Revolution

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More Than 50 Years Later, Family Still Struggles with Aftermath of Cuban Revolution

February 23, 2012 - 18:54

Screen Shot 2012 02 23 at 1 36 22 PMCharlotte Magazine has a great article on my wife's cousin with a lot of the history of her uncle Roberto, a childhood friend of Fidel Castro who played a key role in bringing Castro to power and then was forced to go into hiding after breaking with Castro a year after the 1959 Revolution.

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Roberto's brother and father-in-law, Mario Suarez, is a long-time resident of New Rochelle.

I share this article because I thought some readers might knowing about this as it informs my beliefs regarding the creeping socialism in this country today and misguided efforts at the local level like the Mayor's GreeNR plan. When you understand the true nature of socialism or fascism (flip-sides of the same coin) you tend to appreciate better the implications of what happens when the government has greater and greater control of the economy. There is a tipping point at which the government is making all meaningful decisions in our lives. It is at that point that values of the society because the values of whoever is in power. Unfortunately, we do not always get a "philosopher king" as our leader. In fact, history has shown that socialism and fascism are always The Road to Serfdom.