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Socialists in denial: Goodwin

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14.07.2021

For socialists and their fellow travelers everywhere, it’s turning out to be a bummer of a summer. It’s almost bad enough to make you feel sorry for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Almost.

Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and their anti-American ilk are stuck defending economic authoritarianism abroad while its victims are pleading for the United States to save them.

To the millions of downtrodden in Cuba, Haiti and most of Latin America, the US remains the shining city on the hill, even as AOC and her Squad demonize the greatest country ever created.

It must break their tiny hearts to see Cuban protesters waving American flags and Haitian officials asking the White House for American troops to keep order. Don’t those people know America is a racist, colonial power that feasts on the poor?

Besides, everything is free in Cuba, right?

Sanders can’t possibly be as ­ignorant as he seemed Monday night when he urged the Cuban government “to respect opposition rights and refrain from ­violence.”

Get real. Opposition rights don’t exist in Cuba and haven’t for 60 years because the Castro brothers and their fellow thugs have used violence to repress any hint of ­opposition. Were it not for ­government violence, democracy would have come to the island decades ago.

Sanders also essentially blamed the chronic deprivations on the American embargo, saying “it has only hurt, not helped, the Cuban people.”

This is more ignorance pretending to be compassion, and a prime example of what the late William Safire called the ethos of the “blame-America-firsters.” Whatever and wherever the problem, pin it on Uncle Sam. Even when it’s not true.

As I have written before, then-president Bill Clinton twice sent emissaries to Cuba with the goal of........

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