As if it wasn’t already obvious enough, the controversial ‘1619 Project’ has cemented itself as Marxist propaganda after comments surfaced of the leading author praising the Cuban government.
Nikole Hannah-Jones comments made in 2019 about socialism making Cuba one of “the most equal” nations in the world have been unearthed as Americans on both sides of the aisle rise up in support of the Cuban people fighting back against an oppressive communist government.
According to The National Pulse, which first reported on the controversy, the comments about Cuba’s socialist society was part of an episode of podcast Conversations hosted by the Ezra Klein, editor-at-large and founder of Vox.
“Are there candidates right now, or even just places, that you think have a viable and sufficiently ambitious integration agenda? And if so, what is it?” Klein asked Hannah-Jones, who laughed and said she wasn’t an “expert on race relations internationally.”
“If you want to see the most equal, multiracial dem… it’s not a democracy—the most equal, multiracial country in our hemisphere, it would be Cuba,” Hannah-Jones replied, citing socialism as the reason behind the alleged equality.
“Cuba has the least inequality between black and white people of any place really in the hemisphere,” she continued. “In places that are truly at least biracial countries, Cuba actually has the least inequality, and that’s largely due to socialism, which I’m sure no one wants to hear.”
Also reported by The Pulse was an op-ed published by The Oregonian in 2008, in which Hannah-Jones wrote a glowing op-ed about Cuba’s achievements that she said were overlooked by the Western world because of the prevalent narrative that “Cuba is poor. Cuba is communist. Cuba violates human rights and represses dissent.”
“Education is the cornerstone of the revolution. Nearly everywhere among the magnificent Havana architecture signs speak of equality and liberation through education,” she wrote, before moving on to praise Cuba’s universal health care system, which she said “is seen by many as a world model.”
The remarks sparked renewed criticism of Hannah-Jones as the Cuban people stand up against the communist regime in the largest anti-regime protests in decades.
People went out on streets in cities and towns across Cuba, including Havana, to not only rally against chronic shortages of food and basic goods, but also call for the end of the communist dictatorship that caused their suffering.
“Please go to Cuba and stay in Cuba—Nicole Hannah-Jones,” wrote Mercedes Schlapp, a senior fellow at the American Conservative Union. “The anti-American factions in our own country fail to understand the horrors of communism.”
“I think one should be required to live in the country one believes is superior for a year before endorsing it as preferred location over one’s own country,” another suggested.
Sadly, this false belief that Cuba and its socialist policies are somehow better than the United States remains prevalent among many of today’s Democrats.
As a result, Joe Biden and his administration are refusing to offer aid to the Cuban protestors fighting simply for their freedom from under the heel of their government who is starving and killing them.
Hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday gathered in Washington D.C., holding up signs reading “Freedom for Cuba” calling on the Biden administration to take action in support of Cuban people who demand change.
“[When] this many people get together and chant someone has to listen,” Amanda Velazquez, a protester from Miami said. “We are trying to tell [President Joe] Biden we are here in your front door on our knees to help us to help our people. They are suffering through a system that completely failed them and oppressed them for 60 years.”
Author: Adam Lewis