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Communism, worse than Nazism. Nazism is dead and communism is at our doors.

Roberto Henry Ebelt


Communism, worse than Nazism. Nazism is dead and communism is at our doors.

As my readers know very well, I have towards communism the same feeling I have towards Nazism: hate. First because the Nazis started a war that devastated my paternal family. Besides my father, only one other member of the family survived the second World War. Second, because the Nazis destroyed the great Germany that existed before the two world wars. My father was born in the city of Danzig, which does not belong to Germany any longer and which is no longer called Danzig, a historical town, founded in the 10th century of the Christian Era. It was completely destroyed by the Russians in 1945. That really makes me feel very sorry. Last but not least, the Nazis tried to exterminate one people that I cherish deeply in my heart, the Jews. Having said that, it is easy to grasp the idea of how much I hate communism. I have just read an article that states that the average number of people that has to be murdered in order to transform a non-communist country in a "communist/socialist democracy" (do you remember the word oxymoron?) is more or less 10% of the population of the said country. When you read about the amount of people killed byVLADIMIR ILYICH ULYANOV and IOSIF VISSARIONOVICH DZHUGASHVILI you just can't believe how similar these two murderers were to Adolf and his accomplices. Yet you have communist Jews.

Today I know where the Georgian butcher, Dzhugashvili, practiced exterminating people in a most despicable way, namely starvation: in 1932 in Ukraine. Take a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ewY_k-jFlvk&vq=small#t=137

Now read an article published in The Economist on May 19th 2012:

Foreign investment in Cuba.
The regime has taken to locking up businessmen.

Swapping the Saratoga’s comforts for a cell in Villa Marista.

LAST year Coral Capital, one of the biggest private investors in Cuba, released a glossy brochure for a property development. “Live in Havana,” said the blurb. “You know you want to.” It was anticipating a new law that, for the first time since the revolution, would allow foreigners to buy property, in this case around a couple of golf courses, which the company was intending to develop. Now Coral Capital’s top two bosses, both British citizens, are under arrest, caught up in an investigation that has in equal measure bemused (confused) and alarmed foreigners doing business in Cuba.
Since last summer, dozens of senior Cuban managers, in industries from nickel to cigars, have been arrested, along with some established foreign businessmen. They include two Canadian executives who managed trading companies. Another target was Max Marambio, a Chilean former guerrilla and friend of Fidel Castro, who made a fortune after setting up a fruit-juice company that was one of Cuba’s first joint enterprises. He was convicted in absentia (in his absence).

Coral Capital says it has invested around $75m in Cuba, notably in doing up the Saratoga, Havana’s most luxurious hotel. Its chief operating officer, Stephen Purvis, was arrested as he was about to take his children to school. Though assured that he will not face serious charges, he has reason to be worried. His boss, Amado Fahkre, was picked up last October and is still being held (he has not been formally accused of any crime). Both men have been questioned at Villa Marista, the notorious counter-intelligence headquarters of the Ministry of Interior. Cuban intelligence officials boast that, eventually, everyone “sings” after a stay at the villa.

These arrests have not been mentioned in the state media. But they appear to form part of an inquiry into illegal payments to Cuban citizens. Officially, almost all Cubans, including the managers of businesses, which turn over many millions of dollars, are paid a state salary of around $20 a month. Under-the-table payments are commonplace. “We are somewhat in the dark here,” says a European businessman based in Havana. “If I pay my manager an extra $100 a month, as I feel I should, is that a crime against national security?” It seems so.

These are some of the reasons why I am so disappointed with Ana Amelia.

I hope she changes her mind regarding her communist friend. And don't tell me that communism is over. It is definitely not finished yet. Just take a look at the countries members of the FORUM DE SÃO PAULO. Keep an eye in Putin, too. He is not trustable at all.


Have a nice weekend.


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Roberto Henry Ebelt é professor, escritor, escreveu uma coluna semanal para o Jornal do Comércio de Porto Alegre entre 2001 e 2013, e é diretor do curso HENRY'S BUSINESS ENGLISH desde 1971.

Seu mais recente livro, O QUE VOCÊ DEVE SABER ANTES DE ESTUDAR INGLÊS, pode ser encontrado nas livrarias Disal, Cultura e SBS ou à rua Hoffmann, 728 em Porto Alegre.

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