Cuban immigrant warns of socialism in America

At the Beverly Hills Tea Party in September, Isabel Perlinski talked about how she grew up in Cuba under Castro’s regime and even had to lie just to keep her family from going to prison for eating steak sandwiches. She is now warning us of what she sees as a clear and present danger of America degrading into a socialist state.

Very powerful speech.

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  • If we are to be saved, people like her are going to play a major role in doing so. God bless her.

    • Josie

      Bob, I agree 100%. This is what will help to wake the Hispanics and African Americans. The elections of 2012 must hear from many people with first hand experience of the dangers of Socialism and Maxist regimes.

  • Anonymous

    CUBA & CASTRO TAKES OVER 1959

    I remember watching the crowd cheering Castro, on TV. Reminds me of the crowds cheering Obama, not having a clue of their future

    • Don17k

      And the crowds cheering JFK, and Reagan, and FDR, and pretty much every president we’ve had. The winner usually had a majority… hence the cheering.

      The crowds were cheering Castro because Battista’s government was known to be corrupt, working with the Mafia, foreign business interests, taking bribes, etc. I know this because I was a 5-year-old child in Cuba at the time, my father was working with them to install a water purification plant, and sell them water meters. His business partner was Battista’s son-in-law. We had to flee the country, and I arrived in NYC in Jan 1959 wearing only a bathing suit. My parents, told of a plane leaving in the next half hour, had scooped my sister and I out of the pool and headed for the airport.

      • Gdblackthorn

        But as you can see, she lived in Cuba for 20 years under Castro and it was still worse than Battista. She spoke of the rights and liberties that she and her family lost after Castro took over. So they at least had some rights under Battista even at his worst.

        Yes, cheering for hope and change. They can keep the change…

  • grizzlybarrmomma

    At the beginning people were talking in the background while she spoke. As she told of her personal sufferings (her testimony) it got quieter. Americans take a while to wake up and pay attention, but when we do — look out!!!

    • grizzlybarrmomma

      She said “Put our physical house in order”. Momma’s are so important in building up their homes. We need to love our children (they are treasures not obstacles to our own enjoyment), honor our men – encourage them. Mom’s lets raise up the next leaders of America with the truth of this Christian Nation and character and integrity.

  • Don17k

    Didn’t we hear the same warnings back in the 60’s, against passing Medicare? Didn’t Reagan record albums warning that if Medicare was enacted into law, it would lead to a socialist takeover where the government would dictate to medical students which specialties they were allowed to practice, and they would be ordered to various parts of the nation to practice?

    That didn’t happen, did it?

    • ah ok. so if it didn’t happen before, it surely won’t happen now. Let’s forget about everything they are doing and just rely on the fact that it’s never happened before – therefor it definitely won’t happen now. Yeah, that’s good logic skippy.

      • Anonymous

        I think what he’s trying to say is that this kind of alarmism is present throughout US History. I would imagine that Cuban/Soviet immigrants/refugees would be especially prone to getting very worked up over these sorts of things, as they have experienced the negative extremes of socialist/totalitarian ideology.

        Also, Don here can remember leaving Cuba, and appears to not have adopted the same level of alarmism about the current administration. Is his opinion not equally valid?

        Also, heretofore no tea party member has been able to tell me 5 concrete “freedoms” that they’ve lost…

        • B-Funk

          Maybe not any of the major rights have been lost outright, but the attempt is being made. Might I mention the gun ban in Chicago, the Patriot Act, Obamacare. I’m sure I could think of others, but I have to run. Don has a right to speak too, and his opinion is freely his. However, that doesn’t mean his idea is correct. Besides, it’s good to be vigilant about something that has never done less than destroy a country from the inside out.

        • B-Funk

          Maybe not any of the major rights have been lost outright, but the attempt is being made. Might I mention the gun ban in Chicago, the Patriot Act, Obamacare. I’m sure I could think of others, but I have to run. Don has a right to speak too, and his opinion is freely his. However, that doesn’t mean his idea is correct. Besides, it’s good to be vigilant about something that has never done less than destroy a country from the inside out.

          • Anonymous

            1) The Chicago handgun band was enacted when Obama was 21 years old and the federal government had absolutely no part in the litigation on that case.
            2) The Patriot Act was enacted under George W. Bush and has seen some of its provisions renewed by the Obama administration, much to the chagrin of liberals – who have hated it since it was enacted.
            3) Obamacare doesn’t rob anyone of any freedom. It creates a tax because everybody in America is a de-facto participant in the healthcare system and the federal government spends huge amounts of money underwriting healthcare costs. You can avoid paying the tax by having health insurance, which offsets your burden on the system. Unbridled capitalism is really poorly suited to provide healthcare because

            1) People who are sick/dying are not “rational actors”
            2) Healthcare insurers make money by not paying out claims. Their customers benefit from their product by having money paid out on their claims. The self-interest of the two parties are diametrically opposed, so the invisible hand won’t guide them to the best possible solution. Rather, the more powerful party (here the multibillion dollar corporations) will inevitably work to the detriment of the individual. It’s really that simple.

            • Anonymous

              They have no right to force anyone to buy insurance under the constitution. NO RIGHT.

              Why are insurance companies not insuring certain people anymore or raising premiums as much as 47%?

              http://www.nhteapartycoalition.org/tea/2010/10/24/massive-health-care-damage-revealed/

              http://www.nhteapartycoalition.org/tea/2010/10/23/debunking-myths-about-legislation-and-elliott-spitzer/

              The last link has good info on how the ins. cos. colluded with Obama.

              • B-Funk

                Exactly right Gadsdengurl, and I never said that it was all Obamao’s fault. He’s only stepped on the gas pedal of all this craziness. The Tea Party isn’t protesting only our current President. And on the Obamaocare thing, it violates freedom when it violates the Bill of Rights. Hello!PS- I’m not a fan of how the American people have been treated by the insurance companies. The insurance companies need competition for services- and the gov’t as oversight- not as the sole insurer, which, say what you will, is what they want. Wake up and do your homework. Gov’t isn’t the answer, it’s the problem. We can take care of ourselves. You want to be taken care of from cradle to grave? Go live in Greece or China or Venezuela, and tell me how great it is to live in those places. I think the material point here, and the reason we have protections against huge gov’t is because, ultimately, Americans don’t want to be taken care of. We want to make our own way in life. Even if it’s harder.

                PPS- I don’t care what gov’t enacted the handgun ban, it’s still a violation of the 2nd Amendment.

              • Don17k

                What part of the Constitution says this, exactly?

              • Don17k

                What part of the Constitution says this, exactly?

              • Don17k

                What part of the Constitution says this, exactly?

        • B-Funk

          Maybe not any of the major rights have been lost outright, but the attempt is being made. Might I mention the gun ban in Chicago, the Patriot Act, Obamacare. I’m sure I could think of others, but I have to run. Don has a right to speak too, and his opinion is freely his. However, that doesn’t mean his idea is correct. Besides, it’s good to be vigilant about something that has never done less than destroy a country from the inside out.

        • Anonymous

          The right to control political uses of our tax dollars, the right to control our childrens’ education, the right to own property without excessive taxation, and soon the right to eat certain things and work in certain places, to drive certain cars.. The power to tax is the power to destroy!!!!

          • Don17k

            I think he meant rights we actually used to have. We never had the right to control government uses of our tax dollars. We never had the right to own property without excessive taxation. The right to control our kids’ education… no, we didn’t really have that before, either. (School prayer, Creationism, and the pledge of allegiance are school policy… I don’t equate them to actual education.) And if the power to tax is the power to destroy… then you also have to remember that from our nation’s beginning, our Founders reserved that power to themselves, used it, and backed it up with military force. And I’m talking about in the days of George Washington himself, during his terms of office.

          • Don17k

            I think he meant rights we actually used to have. We never had the right to control government uses of our tax dollars. We never had the right to own property without excessive taxation. The right to control our kids’ education… no, we didn’t really have that before, either. (School prayer, Creationism, and the pledge of allegiance are school policy… I don’t equate them to actual education.) And if the power to tax is the power to destroy… then you also have to remember that from our nation’s beginning, our Founders reserved that power to themselves, used it, and backed it up with military force. And I’m talking about in the days of George Washington himself, during his terms of office.

      • Don17k

        I’m saying that take away the alarmist hysteria, and we aren’t any closer to it now than we were then.

        What the woman was saying was that her family had to hide contraband, else they could go to prison. That’s true in America too, and always has been. From the days of Whiskey Rebellion farmers in western Pennsylvania hiding their stills from the Feds, to Griswold’s birth control materials in Connecticut, to glaucoma patients in states that haven’t passed medical marijuana laws, to Dr. Kevorkian’s machines, to imported Cuban cigars…. that’s been going on here, too, for the whole time we’ve been a nation. The only real difference, is in what’s been labeled contraband, and the fact that we think we have a say in it. Most of the time, that’s an illusion.

      • Don17k

        I’m saying that take away the alarmist hysteria, and we aren’t any closer to it now than we were then.

        What the woman was saying was that her family had to hide contraband, else they could go to prison. That’s true in America too, and always has been. From the days of Whiskey Rebellion farmers in western Pennsylvania hiding their stills from the Feds, to Griswold’s birth control materials in Connecticut, to glaucoma patients in states that haven’t passed medical marijuana laws, to Dr. Kevorkian’s machines, to imported Cuban cigars…. that’s been going on here, too, for the whole time we’ve been a nation. The only real difference, is in what’s been labeled contraband, and the fact that we think we have a say in it. Most of the time, that’s an illusion.

      • Don17k

        I’m saying that take away the alarmist hysteria, and we aren’t any closer to it now than we were then.

        What the woman was saying was that her family had to hide contraband, else they could go to prison. That’s true in America too, and always has been. From the days of Whiskey Rebellion farmers in western Pennsylvania hiding their stills from the Feds, to Griswold’s birth control materials in Connecticut, to glaucoma patients in states that haven’t passed medical marijuana laws, to Dr. Kevorkian’s machines, to imported Cuban cigars…. that’s been going on here, too, for the whole time we’ve been a nation. The only real difference, is in what’s been labeled contraband, and the fact that we think we have a say in it. Most of the time, that’s an illusion.

    • Anonymous

      Um you didn’t read the BILL sadly.

      • Don17k

        Actually, I’m more familiar with it than most. I work in a hospital business office.

  • B-Funk

    Wow

  • Anonymous

    If anyone knows about communist oppression it’s the Cubans… and all she is saying about the takeovers, the brainwashing in the schools, the big brother laws, all ring parallel to what is happening here.

  • We have to start warning people and start getting together and fight for our constitution or we will loos the country and will be slaves of Ellites, Sorros and much of other scumbags. They need to know we are wide awake ! UN got to go!

  • Obama have to go ! He is got to be impeached! all those socialists and communists needs to be out of the offices of our government ! And out of our beautiful country! They love communism let buy them tickets they can go to Cuba or Red China take a pick !