Cuban-American CEO Alarm: 'Useful Idiots' Will Help Usher in Same Communism that Destroyed His Country
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Ronald Reagan offered some of the most moving, passionate, and patriotic defenses of American, using the phrase “shining city on a hill” as a means of describing all of the promises of a better life our country offers.
Not since Donald Trump has another president been so vehemently pro-America, though he is regularly ripped for his stance. When Donald Trump talks about ‘America first’ and ‘American greatness,’ he is derided as a racist bigot ‘dog-whistling’ to his ‘white supremacist base.’
Well, what about when a highly successful Cuban-American who immigrated to our country as a young boy sings its praises? Is he a racist-bigot who’s dog-whistling as well?
Hardly (and neither is Trump for the record).
Speaking Friday during a roundtable in Miami-Dade hosted by President Trump, Maximo Alvarez, the founder and president of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, decried Democrat “communists” who are attempting to transform our country into a giant Cuba – or Venezuela.
And the really cool part is, he did so by recounting his own story.
“I arrived in this great country and almost 60 years later, I’m sitting next to the President of the United States talking about the American dream,” he began.
“The only country in the world, no other country in the world that you can start a business from the trunk of your car and within a very few years with hard work, commitment, and all the core values that we learn from this very culture of ours, we can become very important to our future. We can become those people who make the next generation better than the one before. This is the only country,” he continued.
“We were provided an opportunity. This is what makes our country great. They didn’t give me free nothing, they gave me the opportunity. That is the most valuable thing in the world,” he said.
“That’s Americanism, that’s the America that these people are trying to destroy today by using funny terms like socialism. They’re not, they’re communists. Don’t ever forget that.”
He also pointed out a very obvious truth: Millions of people around the world are not clamoring to break into China...or Russia...or North Korea...or even most of Europe.
They're clamoring to come to America.
“[E]verybody in the world wants to come over here. Nobody’s ever forced to come over here,” Alvarez said.
“We come over here, in my case because my parents chose that I would not be indoctrinated by the communist country, by the totalitarian country, by the totalitarian regime. They don’t educate children. Absolutely not,” he added.
“And this is something that we need to understand. What is happening in our backyard today, I experienced as an 11-year-old. I remember vividly all the promises that a guy named Castro gave and how 99 percent of the people swallowed the pill.”
He recalled how Fidel Castro the ‘revolutionary’ promised all he would save them and their country. He didn’t. He ruined it, for nearly all Cubans except for him and his inner circle.
"I know our president understands that because he knows, he’s been all over the world. And you’re surrounded with great people, very loyal people, and we have your back,” Alvarez said of President Trump.
“So please keep that in mind. And please, people, explain that to our young people who are demonstrating out there. Don’t be useful idiots. Please understand what’s happening in our country. See what happens to our parents and see what is happening to America today,” he noted.