|Cuban doctor attending to a Haitian child|
Solomon Comissiong is a poignant writer who has no qualms challenging the status quo. In his writings below, he takes on the United States juggernaut by questioning the very fabric of American society.
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A Few Things Americans Can Learn from Cuba
By Solomon Comissiong
While Cuba is deploying doctors and nurses, America is deploying bombs and missiles.”
Americans could learn a lot if they would just look and listen to the world around them, a place where lots of peoples and nations are smarter, kinder and happier than we are. Cuba is making great progress towards its goal to become a “medical superpower,” while in the U.S. African/black political prisoners continue to languish in solitary confinement in the bowels of the world’s most despicable prison system.”
The ongoing myth that America is a beacon for “freedom,” “justice,” and “equality,” is just that – a myth. Those who believe this falsehood are usually members of the American populace who remain mentally intoxicated from the bottomless cup of indoctrination laced moonshine they have been forced to imbibe their entire lives. Their world has been methodically reduced to the smallest of boxes. The smaller the box they subsist in, the more limited their point of reference is to what is really going on in the world. This narrow-minded (yet dangerous) way of thinking is as planned as the US’s imperialist wars of aggression and plunder. As long as Americans remain psychologically drunk off the potent elixir known as American Exceptionalism, the better it is for those who control them like puppets – their own government. Like an episode of the classic TV show,The Twilight Zone, many Americans remain trapped within an alternate reality that has been carefully crafted for them. Lies exist throughout their world (society) – even the history they are fed is through a limited narrative. And when they are not being inculcated with lies, they are easily distracted with mental trinkets like: reality TV, commercials, and sitcoms. And just like an episode ofThe Twilight Zone, or a good sci-fi flick, the American character is oblivious to this alternate reality they dwell in. While they suffer in ignorant bliss people from other nations live with their humanity intact, as well as with the fruit of various social safety nets such as, free quality healthcare, free tertiary education (college), and livable wages. Americans continue to be robbed of a much more humane life. Old adages are not always correct, in this particular case – what Americans don’t know does hurt them. They just don’t know it.
Most Americans foolishly parrot and champion baseless information offered to them by corporate media flunkies, as well as by the cesspool of amoral politicians infesting Washington DC. They are told that a single-payer healthcare system will break the “budget” – and the people buy it. They say, “Socialism is evil” – and the sheep-like populace buys that. And these bloodthirsty elected officials say, “We must go to war to prevent any more loss of life and to protect our freedoms” – and the programmed Americans buy that. When your critical thinking skills are decimated you swallow misinformation without ever thinking twice. If more Americans practiced the lost art of critical thinking, this author has not doubt that this would be a much better (and safer) world to live in.When your critical thinking skills are decimated you swallow misinformation without ever thinking twice.” Rudimentary critical thinking skills would (or at least should) lead more Americans to question various narratives, as well as information, commonly disseminated throughout their co-opted minds. If they actively engaged in this mental exercise they would discover a veritable treasure-trove of facts, information and perspectives, that have been systematically hidden. Americans would, perhaps most importantly, learn how their government has been lying to (programming) them for quite some time. One can only hope that the anger at being lied to would push them to reclaim their minds, humanity, and work toward creating a more humane society.
America is a nation built upon hundreds of years of murder, exploitation, and plunder. Unfortunately, most Americans fail to understand this ugly truth. Americans have a lot of to learn from other nations throughout the globe....