Ron Paul on Obama in Cuba – Too Soon Or Too Late?

President Obama’s trip to Cuba is making history: it has been nearly a century since an American president set foot on Cuban soil. But if the trip is to lead to a real normalization in relations, both governments need to back off and let people-to-people diplomacy take over. Today’s Liberty Report on the good news and bad news of Obama’s Cuban visit:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

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  1. The only thing the Cuban Revolution ever wanted was an opportunity to sink or swim by there own terms. Like the Bolsheviks, they were never really given that opportunity. A nation is like a child. If given the opportunity to grow in a healthy, peaceful environment it has at least a chance of developing into a healthy, peaceful adult. Similarly, If a nation develops under siege, with the threat of violence constantly hanging overhead then that nation will likely become violent, reactionary and downright paranoid.

    You will also see people returning to the comfort of familiarity. Even if what is familiar is repressive. Thus you see the Bolsheviks turning to a red czar like Stalin and you see a populist like Castro take on the totalitarian posturing of the Batista.

    My main complaint with free-market liberalism is the same as my main complaint with communism. It’s too absolutist. Not every population works the same. What’s right for one is not necessarily right for all. As a lifelong Marxist this lesson was a little hard for me to swallow. But political self-determination is every bit as necessary as religious self-determination. That’s why I’ve come to embrace the ideas of autonomism, mutualism and successionism. Too make a rambling point short, let Cuba decide what kind of nation they want to be in peace. Even if that doesn’t include free trade. Just one humble anarxist’s opinion.

    As always- Peace, Love and Anarchy- CH

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