Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Democrat Voters…
Since his inauguration on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden has swung the door wide open to people from all over the world to enter America unabated. These people are not vetted. We don’t know their criminal history. We don’t if they’re Covid-positive. They could have the bubonic plague, and they would be allowed in. They could be drug dealers, gang members, rapists, murderers. It does not matter to this administration; they are all welcome. The Biden administration has been busing and flying illegal immigrants who show up at our border into the interior of our country for months, aiding and abetting the violation of our immigration laws. Joe Biden will claim he is doing this because he cares about the plight of these people.
Every and all people have been welcomed into the United States for the past 6 months, except of course, people who are legitimate political refugees; Cuban citizens fleeing the oppressive and murderous communist regime on their Island. Those human beings are not welcome. Despite calls by prominent politicians to assist these people, the Biden administration is slamming the door shut on refugees fleeing communism. The Head of the Department of Homeland Security, Ali Mayorkas, told the people of Cuba, “You will not come to the United States… Again, I repeat, do not risk your life attempting to enter the United States illegally.” Why? Why would Joe Biden turn away people fleeing political oppression? It cannot be for their safety. People from Central and South America have been risking and losing their lives in droves coming to America illegally for 6 months, and the Biden administration has turned no one away.
This is all very calculated. It is strictly about votes, elections and their political power. The people allowing poor migrants into this country do not care about the plight of these people, they only care about how they vote. There is a 40% spread among foreign born citizens from Central and South America who will vote Democrat over Republican. People living in poverty from failing and chaotic countries are more likely to vote for the socialist policies of the Democrats, willing to give up freedom and rights for government hand-outs. And that is the plan. If all one million illegal immigrants that the Biden administration has allowed to enter this country so far this year, are given amnesty which is their aim, and vote, that will be an extra 400,000 Democrat votes in the next election, enough to swing the balance of political power in America.
But the Biden administration is keeping Cuban asylum seekers out of this country, because it turns out that people who are forced to live under communist regimes are more likely not to vote for the socialist policies of the Democrats because they value human rights and freedom over government handouts, therefore, they must not be allowed into this country. They must be forced to suffer under the oppressive Cuban regime.
The illegal immigrant from Central and South American, and the Cuban refugee are both seeking asylum in the United States. They are both fleeing dire even deadly conditions in their home country. Their lives will be greatly improved and even saved if allowed into America, and the criteria Joe Biden and his administration is using to decide who to let in is, how does it help him, how will they vote. This policy exposes the utter frauds that Joe Biden and members of his party are. It is disgusting how they are exploiting the suffering of others for their own gain. He only offers a helping hand to suffering people if he knows they will vote for him. If Biden was a magnanimous person who cared about the suffering of others, he would let the Cuban refugees in regardless of how they will vote. But he is not. He is a selfish, soulless career politician, and the illegal immigrants and Cuban asylum seekers are mere pawns in his diabolical game for more and more power.
The Democratic party is increasingly becoming more aligned with the Communist Party of Cuba, than the Constitution of the United States. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Rep NY-D) blamed the suffering in Cuba on the United States saying, “We also must name the U.S. contribution to Cuban suffering: our sixty-year-old embargo.” Black Lives Matter which has become a vocal wing of the Democratic party, wrote “Black Lives Matter condemns the U.S. federal government’s inhumane treatment of Cubans and urges it to immediately lift the economic embargo.” By blaming the United States for the suffering of the Cuban people, they are exonerating the brutal communist dictators that have run Cuba for the past 60 years.
This is wrong on many levels. Back in the 1980’s, the United States, to fight against the Apartheid government in South Africa, divested from that country because we did not want to economically support governments that systematically violate the human rights of its citizens. Doing business in South Africa, like in Cuba, would make us complicit with the atrocities they were committing. No one was concern about the negative economic impact divestment caused to the average South African because the goal of ending Apartheid was seen as more important, and leveraging United States economic support is the best and safest way to enact real change.
So, on the one hand, AOC acknowledges “the anti-democratic actions led by President Diaz-Canal. The suppression of the media, speech and protests.” But then she wants us to end “our sixty-year-old embargo” and do business with totalitarian savages causing us to economically support the systemic oppression of the Cuban citizens.
Isn’t an economic embargo the type of tactic the Democrats use so often. When Chick-fil-A made political statements, the left did not like, they organized a countrywide boycott of the fast-food chain. Certain left-wing cities like New York have tried to ban their restaurants. Many colleges have removed Chick-fil-A from their campuses. The far-left tried to run a Christian baker out of business because he wouldn’t participate in a gay wedding. They had no problem destroying that man’s livelihood and hurt his family to ram their ideology down his throat. Aren’t these considered forms of embargo? They believe using economic leverage against a company they disagree with politically to create change even if the company isn’t harming anyone is good, but economic sanctions against a murderous totalitarian regime is evil.
Didn’t the left want to hurt Georgia and Georgians economically after their state legislature passed anti-voter fraud legislation, by pressuring MLB to move the All Star game out of Atlanta costing a hundred million dollars of revenue to the community and people of Georgia? Isn’t that what the left did to North Carolina after they passed their gender specific bathroom bill? So, AOC is not against using economics to leverage against a state to create a desired political result, she does not want it to be used against communist states because she sympathizes with communism.
If we lifted the embargo on Cuba 50 years ago, the Cuban people would still have suffered just as much; the Castros and Diaz-Canal would have used the United States as a trade partner to make billions off the backs of the Cuban people to further enrich themselves and cement their totalitarian regime in Cuba.
This is what we saw in the Iraq “Food for Oil” program set up by Bill Clinton in 1995 through the UN, exchanging Iraq’s oil for humanitarian aid. The Iraqi people and the Kurds received very little of the aid this program was designed for while Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi government made billions of dollars off the sale of oil and the humanitarian aid. So, the money injected into totalitarian countries like Cuba never make it to the suffering people. Why would it? The regime systematically oppresses their people, violates their civil rights, so they are not going to allow them to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Totalitarians always act like totalitarians.
The question is not why do we have an embargo on Cuba, but rather why don’t we have an embargo on China who engages in very similar civil rights violations of its people. Why is it that communist countries hate and reject capitalism so much, yet they all rely on the wealth of capitalism to prop up their failing communist economies? China and the CCP would be dying right now if the United States and the West were not injecting the life blood of our capitalist system into their economy. We are complicit in the oppression and suffering of the citizens of China, and the systemic imprisonment and torture of the Uyghurs while at the same time, slitting our own wrists.
Our leaders do not see the hypocrisy because the type of civil rights violations by the government that are so widespread in communist countries are being implemented in the United States by the totalitarians who are running our government right now. The same type of violations of civil rights that Representative Ocasio-Cortez called out the Cuban President of committing, “suppression of the media and speech”, our own President Biden is engaged in. White House Press secretary, Jen Psaki admitted on Thursday that the Biden administration is in “regular touch” with social media companies like Facebook to identify “problematic” posts that contain “misinformation”, so they can be suppressed and censored on their sites. So, if anyone post anything on Facebook that the administration does not like, it gets taken down. Totalitarians always act like totalitarians.
This is why the Biden administration is rejecting asylum seekers from Cuba from entering the United States. When you live under communist rule, you realize that you are not living in the government-produced utopia that the socialist promised; you are living in a government run slave-state where you have no civil rights, and your humanity is stripped from you. So, the Cuban people are fully aware, and completely reject the Biden administration and the far-left’s attempt to transform the United States into the country they just escaped, so they must be banned from this country just like any social media post that the current administration finds “problematic”.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.