I totally understand the sense of bewilderment you feel when considering the two Cuban-Americans in the United States Senate. How could any rational person feel anything but disdain and revolution at them for being such slavish supplicants to the cause of white supremacy?
I have tentatively broached the subject a few times on these pages; however, it bears a deeper dive to bear out what actually drives the two Cubans.
Some pundits argue that most of Latin America’s people are practicing Catholics, which explains why Hispanics gravitate to the heretics in the Fascist Republican party, which they claim is a political party of Christian Conservatives.
There is some truth to that argument, but how does one explain the other half or so who come from the region that practices their religion but will have nothing to do with the Republican party because of its racist and discriminatory policies?
In trying to understand Raphael Cruz & Marco Rubio’s actions, it is important to understand how racism shaped behaviors in the Americas, including on the Island of Cuba, before the Castro Revolution.
It is also important to understand the broader context of how enslaved African people were treated in the region and the lengths some have gone to be disassociated from the specter of the reviled black skin.
The unimaginable brutality and barbarism that African-Americans suffered for hundreds of years did not come from the hands of [Christians] as they want you to believe. (a)They came from the hands of people who called themselves Christian Crusaders.
So the idea of America’s birth from pilgrims who came to the new world trying to practice their Religion is a flying unicorn.
The truth is that the people who came here were prisoners who faced execution in Europe. They had the choice of leaving for the Colonies or dying; the other choice was life imprisonment in the dungeons they called prisons. They chose the colonies. Australia, America, New Zealand was born.
The practice of shipping murderers, rapists, and other dangerous criminals to America only came to an end after the civil war ended. Have you ever asked yourselves how Religious people could be that barbaric and evil?
Cubans of Spanish ancestry discriminated against their African counterparts, even though they themselves were largely outcasts who were brought there to work the sugar plantations., The toxic cancer of racism existed in Cuba from the start and throughout the Spanish American war.
Fidel Castro’s revolution became the great equalizer, even though the Castro’s came from Spanish ancestry.
The hatred Cubans in America feel for Castro, and his revolution, runs far deeper than just the poverty brought on by the American blockade.
It is a deep hatred and a longing for the satellite apartheid state they operated under corrupt White and Spanish men leading to Batista’s fall. The Spanish trash in Cuba always treated Blacks like second class citizens.
I wonder why Raphael Cruz went to lengths to change his name from Raphael to Ted, Hum? It is also not out of the ordinary that dark-skinned Cubans that have emerged from out of Cuba speak Spanish and desperately identify with the Latin side of their identity instead of their true African identity.
If you are not convinced about these facts, travel through Miami’s international airport, or have some dealings with the Miami Police Department or any other government agency in that city that is overrun with them.
Cubans see themselves as whites, tracing their bloodline to Spain, of course, the intermingling and intermarriage may have something to say about that Eurocentricity they crave to identify with.
The language was forced on the African slaves, the skin they cannot shed, but the caste system that still exists on the Island, to a lesser extent today, they all pretend to be European, rather than African.
About one-fourth of Cubans are mulattoes (of mixed European and African lineage), and some two-thirds are descendants of white Europeans, mainly from Spain. Whites have been the dominant ethnic group for centuries, monopolizing the direction of the economy and access to education and other government services. Although mulattoes have become increasingly prominent since the mid-20th century, some mulattoes and blacks (of African heritage) still face racial discrimination. (Brittanica).
During the administration of our first African-American President, the little mongrel Cuban Senator from Cuba, Marco Rubio, told Fox that the president has no class. “We have a president now that does selfie-stick videos, that invites YouTube stars there, people that eat cereal out of a bathtub.” President Obama once made a video for [Buzzfeed] where he tried to use a selfie-stick that attaches to a cellphone to take pictures and invited YouTube stars to interview him. One of those, GloZell Green, once made a video that went viral of her eating cereal in a bathtub.
Since that comment, the little Cuban gremlin has become a slavish waterboy for the worst criminal ever to occupy the white house.
Not only has he not criticized the low life, Donald Trump, for his countless crimes and indiscretions, but he has also become apologists for him, rendering the label mongrel too good to describe Rubio.
Raphael Cruz and Marco Rubio are products of their history, their past & their present. They are continually running from who, they really are, trying to be seen as something else.
Anything but who they really are!
So it is no surprise to me to learn that another Cuban, Enrique Tarrio, a Cuban black trying to be someone else, was an FBI informant, now awaiting trial for his crimes.
In December 2020, (black enterprise)reported that Black Lives Matter signs outside of several historic Black churches in Washington D.C. were burned and destroyed during a pro-Trump rally. When Tarrio appeared on a “Warboys” podcast interview that month, he took responsibility and stated he was “the person that went ahead and put the lighter to it and engulfed it in flames. “I’m damn proud I did,” he said.
The little mutt went on to pontificate on the Parler website that “against the wishes of his attorney, I am here today to admit that I am the person responsible for the burning of this sign.”
He also dared police officers to arrest him, writing: “Come get me if you feel like what I did was wrong. We’ll let the public decide.”
Running from who they are, trying to be accepted, I get it but changing your name and committing crimes is hardly the way to go about gaining acceptance.
Just ask Raphael Cruz; his colleagues in the Senate hates his guts; worse yet, even his children cannot stand him.
Guys, please get a grip of yourselves, gain some self-respect.
.Mike writes for thinkers.
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.