A Lesson for Millennial Supporters of Socialism

By Humberto Fontovahumbertofontova

A recent Reason-Rupe poll found that over half of Americans under 30 have a “favorable view of socialism.” A recent Gallup poll found almost 70 per cent of millennials saying “they’d be willing to vote for a socialist candidate for president.

As in the 1960’s, America’s current champions of socialism are lavishing special plaudits on Cuban socialism, that famous handiwork of the Castro brothers and Che Guevara, which they depict as somehow “cooler” and “hipper” than the frumpy and brutal Iron Curtain variety.

In fact, Cuban socialism has always been a mortal enemy of almost everything millenials claim to hold dear–a more implacable enemy, in fact, than were most Iron Curtain regimes. First off, notice the age of the typical half-dead Cuban rafter who washes up on south Florida’s beaches almost daily, often using his last reserves of energy to kiss the sand in gratitude. It’s rare to see one over 30.

The Castro brothers and Che Guevara often outdid their Soviet patrons in outlawing and punishing typical millennial behavior. While the Rolling Stones were performing for a huge crowd of Polish kids in Warsaw in 1967, for instance, Cuban kids were being herded into forced labor camps for the crime of (clandestinely) listening to rock music, or growing long hair, or wearing blue jeans.

“Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates,” commanded Che Guevara. “Instead, they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service.” “Youth,” wrote Guevara, “should learn to think and act as a mass!”

“Those who choose their own path” (as in growing long hair and listening to “Yankee-Imperialist” Rock & Roll) were denounced by the Castro Brothers and Che Guevara as worthless “roqueros,” “lumpen” and “delinquents.” In his famous speech, Che Guevara even vowed “to make individualism disappear from Cuba! It is criminal to think of individuals!”

The Cuban regime hailed by current American champions of socialism jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s during the Great Terror and murdered more Cubans in its first three years in power than Hitler’s murdered Germans during its first six . In the above process Fidel Castro and Che Guevara converted a nation with a higher per-capita income than half of Europe and a huge influx of immigrants into one that repels Haitians and boasts the highest suicide rate in the Western Hemisphere.

Here’s a list of Cuban’s socialism’s accomplishments:

*Converted a nation with a higher standard of living than much of Europe and swamped with immigrants from Europe into a vast slum and sewer that repels evens Haitians.

*Converted a nation that formerly attracted more immigrant’s per-capita than the U.S. (and even from the U.S.)  into a hellhole that drove TWENTY times as many desperate Cubans to die horribly attempting to escape it as East Germans died trying to flee East Germany.

*Converted a nation with the 13th lowest infant-mortality on earth -ahead of France, Belgium, West Germany, Israel, Japan, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Portugal– into an island slum, sewer and prison ravaged by diseases long-eradicated in Cuba, boasting the highest suicide rate in the hemisphere–and whose practicing “doctors” overwhelmingly flunk the exam given in the U.S. for licensing as doctor’s assistants.”

Every single item mentioned above thoroughly documented here.


Humberto Fontova saw what socialism did to Cuba with his own eyes. He documented the catastrophe in horrifying detail in three internationally-acclaimed books and serves as FoxNews’ and Glenn Beck’s “go-to-guy” on Cuba.