Beware of Charismatic Men Who Preach ‘Change’

by LukeAmerica2020
This article was written by a Cuban refuge named Manuel Alvarez, Jr. who escaped from communist Cuba on June 30, 1968. You will find his observations very prophetic … and very chilling. Make sure you get this into the hands of every person you know. These remarks could change the election.

This story was originally published in the The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a Letter to the Editor on Monday, July 7, 2008.

Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30 I celebrate my independence day. On July 4 I celebrate America’s. This year is special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of my independence.

On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba and a few months later I was in the United States to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond on Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress.

I’ve thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election-year rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there. In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive.

When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor, and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said ‘Praise the Lord.’ And when the young leader said, ‘I will be for change and I’ll bring you change,’ everyone yelled, ‘Viva Fidel!’

But nobody asked about the change, so by the time the executioner’s guns went silent, the people’s guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By the time everyone received their free education it was worth nothing. By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the world the most fortunate Cubans. And now I’m back to the beginning of my story.

Luckily, we would never fall — in America — for a young leader who promised change without asking, what change? How will you carry it out? What will it cost America?

Would we?

Manuel Alvarez, Jr.
Sandy Hook

When the charismatic speaker Barack Hussein Obama spouts his vague promises of “change”, what does he actually intend to do? He is never very specific in telling us precisely what changes he plans to make in our United States of America. What sort of change would a a President Obama bring is this great country?

 

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2 Responses to Beware of Charismatic Men Who Preach ‘Change’

  1. […] gave inspiring speeches and was very passionate and told the people everything they wanted to hear. In his speeches he denounced the old system so, of course, the press and the people fell in love wit… The people never questioned this because they desperately needed “change” and they were right. […]

  2. […] gave inspiring speeches and was very passionate and told the people everything they wanted to hear. In his speeches he denounced the old system so, of course, the press and the people fell in love wit… The people never questioned this because they desperately needed “change” and they were right. […]

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