Cubans are yearning for food and medicine, just like deprived Americans.
Someday the Republican policies of neglect will come home to roost just like they are in Cuba.
Oh no! Those Progressives want to give people things they need. Republicans know the only good “socialism” is that which makes the rich richer.
American socialism: public schools, libraries, police and fire departments, Social Security, Medicare. Covid vaccine. Interstate highways.
Right wingers don’t bother to explain WHY socialism is bad. For them, it’s just a postulate. (Except most of them wouldn’t know what that means).
Rambo-mirez thinks (?) that having a social conscience means you are a “socialist”. He doesn’t know what Democracy is either.
Normal MR mode. AKA “Not a f’ing clue”.
It’s interesting that all those Cubans that escaped KUBA mostly vote for the GQP!!
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT!!
50 years of US blockade is to blame for the crisis in Cuba.
The socialism or communism in Cuba has been corrupted into totalitarianism in the same way that republicans are currently corrupting democracy. Get rid of them both.
I have yet to meet the Republican who head a frigging clue what socialism is. AND if they think bringing in Cubans who are angry because the government isn’t doing its job in providing them food and medicine is better, good luck with that.
Socialism: the workers run the companies: farmer co-ops, mutual insurance companies, and even a local grocer here called Redner’s. What does that have to do with progressives?
Myself? I am yearning for a return to regulated Capitalism, which worked well for ALL Americans. (Economically, anyway)
Not even close. Could easily point out, that we would love to send the Republican fascists to Russia, since they seem to like Putin better than Biden.
Please look at Dem. controlled (for decade$) “plantation citie$” fort definition of neglect
Or maybe we could exchange them with deluded Republican insurrectionists in prison.
We see you.
PS: 1/6 – Never forget.
Sounds like a plausible idea, I’m thinking 2 for 1. Two socialist wannabes for one Cuban freedom seeker. We could start with some of the wannabe commenters on your cartoon pages.
But what do we do with the conservatives yearning for fascism?
“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”
Cuba is a communist dictatorship. Be clear about that. What we don’t want here is a dictatorship where one man decides our policies. In the last election, the GOP did not present a platform, instead saying that they would follow whatever Trump said. That’s a dictatorship
Many Americans think socialism, communism, fascism are all the same thing, and lump them together. They call people communists one day, and socialists the next. When that fails, they call people liberals. Sheesch.
Apples and oranges again Michael?
Why are Republicans so ignorant of facts?
Because this comic is among the best that they are given to inform them.
Bet you can’t define socialism, Michael.
Sounds like a deal to me!!
One of these days, republicans will understand what socialism is… as compared to communism. We need civics classes back in school curriculums.
In truth, with communism and socialism, where the distinction between a laboring class and owner class is dissolved, freedom and democracy can flourish; however, there would also be a massive redistribution of wealth. The vast majority of Americans would see an increase in their wealth, health, and well-being, but this also means that the wealthy property owners of today, with their billions of dollars of assets, would become mere millionaires…While these describe economic systems of production, the terms “socialism” and especially “communism” have been commandeered for political motives and attached to authoritarian government regimes that restrict personal freedom. – Investopedia
The “die hards” of socialism will never change. They will always believe that “real” socialism or communism has just not been tried yet and when “their generation” effects it it shall work and bring on a heaven on Earth. They never learn!
Vindictive Americans are at the root of Cuba’s problems. The concept of a nation so close to the motherland not wanting to be “America” is/was just too much to bear.
Using scary words like socialism, open borders, caravans, and Critical Race Theory is using the same old playbook. Pretty effective on people unable to think critically.
Cuba disinformation spreads as Hannity wants another Bay of Pigs
Trade them for the Jan 6th traitors
We can only wish.
Better yet …. Can we exchange them with Americans yearning for Dictatorship?
Mikey the Right Wing Nut Job that he is ( on the payroll of the ghost of Republican gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson) Believes the quintessential aspect of the Cuban government is Socialism and that Denmark, Sweden and other successful socialist leaning nations don’t offer us any lessons.
The most important aspect of the Cuban government is Dictatorship like the kind of Government that Trump wanted to create by overthrowing the US constitution.
Cuba was for 60 years a "Cult of Personality dictatorship of Fidel Castro. The Republicans want to create a Cult of personality around a failed TV Star that has run his fathers billion dollar empire into bankruptcy.
The guy can even make money by owning a Casino
Ramirez doesn’t know what socialism is, other than an epithet. Cuba isn’t socialist, it’s authoritarian, under the rule of one man, then his brother, than another chosen after he retired.
Growing up I had two friends that were Cuban refugees. They and their parents could tell some pretty awful stories about why they left. The other side of the coin is that they could tell some pretty awful stories about what it was like BEFORE Castro.
Batista was the US backed dictator of Cuba. He was brutal and corrupt. So corrupt that he was cutting deals with the US Mafia. All that repression and corruption was cool with the US as long as Cuba stayed anti-communist. The average Cuban was happy to see Batista go. And the poor felt they were better off with Castro – try as they might, the US could not get the Cubans to rise up against him.
The thread that runs through the Cuba story is this: the US is fine with repressive regimes as long as they are willing to play ball with us. Saudi Arabia can order journalist murdered, execute dissidents, repress women, etc, but they are on our side so we’re cool with that.
Cuban leaders, on the other hand are monsters.
“progressives” are not “yearning for socialism”. Socialists are yearning for socialism. conservatives always try to confuse people with terms that sound right but are not. That’s being dishonest. It’s all conservatives got.
A lot of us would donate to help pay for the boat tickets.
Just a thought; is that word bubble based on the plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty with the words “…yearning to breathe free…”? I thought Q-publicans hated that because it was inviting refugees to come here.
Another distorted Ramirez ‘pandering’
“liberty” and “socialism” aren’t even on the same scale, they are two completely different concepts.
The opposite of liberty is a dictatorshipWhere as socialism is an economic model that compares to capitalism
Cubans and other “socialist” countries that Ramirez mocks are a problem because they are a dictatorship and lack democracy, not because they pretend to be socialist.
Countries that are fully democratic and have socialist policies are doing just fine.
The republicans don’t understand economic systems.Cuba is a totalitarian dictatorship. Not a socialist democracy.That is what they want for the United States, with them being overlords.that is why they fear the American Voter and will do anything to make it more difficult for anyone but rural white men to vote.
Insurrectionist republicans want to overthrow the legitimate government of the USA and put in the vicious lying covid spreading Putin loving orange dictator that the majority voted out.
Poll shows most Republicans in US south would back secession
Asked to imagine living in a new union with the states that joined Confederacy, two-thirds of Southern Republicans raised their hands
George Conway: ‘Deranged’ Trump’s failed Nazi-style ‘coup’ shows he should have been removed under 25th Amendment
Great idea, Mike. Both communist organizations AntiFa and BLM should be happy to make Cuba their home.
Won’t work – conservatives would never want to admit brown-skinned people, especially if they are poor… they’d prefer to just kick all progressives out of “their” country…
The USA should show how good and great they are and help Cuba.
And Republicans yearning for fascism … which is just as accurate as saying Democrats want socialism. It is so much easier to label Democrats dangerous socialists than actually come up with policies and proposals with an intent to do something about infrastructure, health care, climate change and other serious issues facing our country.
Linux is socialism.
Microsoft Windows is authoritarian dictatorship.
Was that letter ever delivered to “Garcia?”
I really wish that they offered a class on political ideologies. There are so many people in this country, and this cartoonist is a shining example, who do not have a clue as to what Marxism, communism, fascism. patriotism, nationalism, Nazism, Leninism, socialism, capitalism, regulated capitalism, unfettered capitalism, authoritarianism, republicanism, democracy, democratic socialism, and totalitarianism are and the crucial differences between them.
Democrats (aka “socialists”) want our communities to be fed, clothed, housed, educated, inoculated, and protected, via blends of PPVs (Public / Private Ventures).
To fascist Republicans (and Ramirez), all those goals are pure anathema because it’s up to the individual to do all of that. They want to make government drowned-baby size, while keeping a gigantic military (Wehrmacht) and a DoJ (Gestapo) to attack all opposition while protecting their corrupt cronies.
with a nod to Godfrey’s Law for my last post.
Golly, Kracklin’ sure explained something new to all of us. BLM and the non-existent “Antifa” are (horrors!) Communist Organizations!
Wow! And she knows this because I’m sure she saw it on the internet tube thingy, or reliable sites like Der Sturm, InfoWars, Breitbart, and media giants FOX, OAN, and NewsMax!
Yeah, boy, those Ramirez fans and apologists sure are smart…
Just got a cancer diagnosis. With my crappy insurance only paying 70% I’m looking at $50,000 out of pocket expenses. Thank god I don’t live in one of those socialist hell holes.
Maybe we can take in all the refugees looking for safety and jobs and send all the lazy conservatives to Gitmo, where they can be taught what socialism, communism, and all the other isms they keep prattling on about actually mean. Sort of a education camp, as a reeducation camp would imply they had one in the first place.
I was living in Berkeley California, anyone who went to Cuba to help with the sugar cane harvest around 1970 came back home to Berkeley to find they had their own FBI agent assigned to them.
I’m sorry, I don’t think you know what Socialism is. Will you refuse your Social Security checks?
Bwahaha Berzerkeley, that says it all along with going to Cuba to harvest sugar cane. Say, why would a workers paradise need outside help for their harvest? Answer- they didn’t, that was just a glorified field trip for communist wannabes who did not at all live under same conditions or eat the same food as the Cuban slave laborers. Nah, they wined and dined with the overseers. Wonder if Bernie Sanders was a roommate. Brings to mind an acid tripping, pot head hippy who no doubt hopscotched from one failed commune to another. It does put in context all the antiAmerican, communist loving rhetoric along with the old USSR’s propaganda apparatchiks standard use of lies, disinformation and propaganda. Yeah, while I was training and working in the 70s with the USA’s intelligence services someone else was being groomed as an antiAmerican communist subversive. Learned the lessons well. Hahaha, the faux outrage and naivety of someone who realizes they’re on the FBI’s radar screen after attending a training and indoctrination vacation in communist Cuba.
Sigh, I have relatives in Cuba who are slowly starving and have limited access to health care. No Covid-19 vaccinations for them. We try to send them money, food, medicines etc, but it is too often intercepted and confiscated by Raul Castro’s thugs. I have first hand knowledge of the true conditions among the common people of Cuba. Meanwhile the Cuban communist party members live high on the hog while the elites enjoy a lifestyle equivalent to American billionaires.
How can you educate a republican? You can’t!
Why wouldn’t this work? The ones who want socialism would be able to choose to live in Cuba right now!
Ramirez nails it again!
What “policies of neglect”??? Nice try, Socialist Comrade.
Or Republicans yearning for Dictatorship?
that’s a good eliminationist.
Maybe we can trade 10 Republicans for a future draft choice.
Really? Go to Miami and ask a Cuban. While you’re at it, try selling him or her on the Marxist/Socialist dream the Bidocrats are moving us towards. However, be sure there are no potential seapons near at hand and practice social distancing.
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