Saturday, September 20, 2008

Nationalization of the United States, Barack Obama and Fidel Castro

It seems to me that people should be more scared of Obama than ever given all that is going on with our financial institutions, Wall Street, the housing industry and the overall economy.

We know Barack Obama's ultimate goal seems to be to turn the United States into a socialist country.

The current moves by our government will make it that much easier for Obama to reach his goals if he wins in November.

Once in office he'll decry the huge debt he has inherited and our taxes will go up to pay the government's bills. The result will be more businesses bankruptcies and fewer jobs. To help all those who are out of work or struggling, he'll nationalize health care to ensure we all have access. When talk radio and newspapers start yelling he'll shut them down for the public good. After all, times will be difficult enough and he'll say we don't need those right-wing "traitors" stirring up trouble.

He'll blame it all on George W. Bush and the Republicans.

I'm beginning to wonder on some level if this isn't a long-term plan. When I hear that moves that would have or could have stopped the current crisis were voted against by Barack Obama and other Democrats, when I hear some of the background behind the current crisis, I wonder if a more devious mind than mine could have engineered things to this point.

Will we someday look back at this year as a pivotal point in the loss of our freedoms and the country we love so much?

Here's a letter to the Editor I'd like you to read and share around the Internet if you would:

Dear Editor, Times-Dispatch:

Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30 I celebrate
my independence day, and on July 4 I celebrate America's. This year is special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of my independence.

On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba, and a few months later, I was in the United States to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond on Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress.

I've thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election-year rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there.

In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive.

When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in.

When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said, 'Praise the Lord.'

And when the young leader said, 'I will be for change and I'll bring you change,' everyone yelled, 'Viva Fidel!'

But nobody asked about the change, so by the time the executioner's guns went silent, the people's guns had been taken away.
By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and
By the time everyone received their free education, it was worth nothing.
By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him.
By the time the change was finally implemented, Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status.

By the time the change was over, more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the world the most fortunate Cubans.

And now I'm back to the beginning of my story.

Luckily, we would never fall in America for a young leader who promised change without asking, what change? How will you carry it out? What will it cost America?

Would we?'

Manuel Alvarez, Jr.
Sandy Hook

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