My latest book, Cuba’s Eternal Revolution: Through the Prism of Insurgency, Socialism, and Espionage (1923) has just been released by a British academic publisher. I was invited to write a series of books, including this one, I believe, because the British have become frightened by America’s turn to the left in the political and social spectrum—wokeness, Critical Race Theory, LBGTQ+, and other liberal insanity being forced down the throats of the American people.
Why this book? Propaganda has succeeded in subverting the popular culture and academia regarding Cuba, which is still described as a tropical paradise. Under communism, however, the island has been devastated by mismanagement, degradation, and oppression.
The mainstream media have refused to tell the truth about this obscene reality. For example, most Cuban admirers and self-appointed historians of the Revolution do not really know the facts about a major but little-known anticommunist insurgency that took place on the island in the 1960s—that is, the so-called “War Against the Bandits,”—a genocidal war against the Cuban peasants who refused collectivization. This sanguinary episode needed to be published in academia, and I was delighted to write it.
Cuba’s Eternal Revolution describes that insurgency in detail. Cuban farmers and peasants, led by former revolutionaries, who felt betrayed by the communist turn of the Revolution and Cuba’s alliance with the Soviet camp, “returned to the hills” to wage war against Castro’s communist regime. Fidel Castro chose to label the conflict the “War Against the Bandits” (La Lucha Contra Bandidos), even though the popular uprising was nothing of the sort and the Cuban people were never “bandits.”
Additionally, the truth about the betrayal of the Bay of Pigs invasion tragedy and the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis in which JFK signed a secret agreement with Khrushchev are related.
Episodes in the life of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Argentinean communist revolutionary, and his misadventures in Cuba as well as overseas in the Congo and Bolivia, are also detailed. Sordid events in the life of Ernest Hemingway, and his political affinity for leftist regimes not only in Cuba but also in Spain are related. These are truly infamous episodes not discussed by the mainstream media or even academia.
The standard of living and health care have both deteriorated under communism during the island’s eternal Revolution. Socialized medicine in Cuba is in shambles. Epidemics due to poor hygiene and sanitation are rampant, and the very embarrassing sex-tourism industry remains a mainstay of Cuba’s economy. Shameful “medical apartheid” that exists within Cuba’s two-tiered, socialized, health care system is exposed.
Communist Cuba has also waged a war against the environment—such as the diversion of rivers and streams with grim consequences; the eradication of forests on a once lush and beautiful island; the destruction of flora and fauna by mismanagement; and the lack of effective agricultural and conservation policies, which receive only lip service from the communist government authorities but are not actually enforced.
Many current travelers to Cuba are not aware that ecological mismanagement of this magnitude has taken (and continues to take) place. The Potemkin villages surrounding the tourism industry ensure that tourists do not bear witness to this disagreeable feature of Revolutionary Cuba.
Finally, my book delves into Cuban foreign intelligence and the intriguing cloak and dagger aspects of the Cuban Revolution. With good reason, the Soviet KGB once referred to Cuba’s foreign intelligence apparatus—Dirreción General de Inteligencia (DGI)—as one of their most effective “dangerous little brothers.”
Revelations concerning the frightening magnitude of the penetration of the DGI into America’s government and Fidel Castro’s possible prior knowledge of President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination in 1963 is based on information provided by Cuba’s most valuable defector during the Cold War. “Spies in High Places” brings us up to date on the Cuba-United States espionage saga, and the Epilogue brings us up to the present time on the state of affairs in Cuba today—especially the state of dissent in the population and the yearnings for freedom in the younger Cuban generation. Cuba is the dystopic workers’ paradise that many segments of America’s left, particularly the liberal media and those in Marxist academia, still admire and want to imitate—that is, not for them but for the rest of us!
Written by Dr. Miguel Faria
Miguel A. Faria, M.D., is Associate Editor in Chief in neuropsychiatry; history of medicine; and socioeconomics, politics, and world affairs of Surgical Neurology International (SNI). He was appointed and served at the behest of President George W. Bush as member of the Injury Research Grant Review Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2002-2005. Dr. Faria is a Board Certified Neurological Surgeon (American Association of Neurological Surgeons; retired, Life Member, AANS); Clinical Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery, ret.) and Adjunct Professor of Medical History (ret.) Mercer University School of Medicine. He is the author of Vandals at the Gates of Medicine (1995); Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine (1997); Cuba in Revolution: Escape From a Lost Paradise (2002), and America, Guns, and Freedom: A Journey Into Politics and the Public Health & Gun Control Movements (2019). His most recent books are Controversies in Medicine and Neuroscience: Through the Prism of History, Neurobiology, and Bioethics (2023) and Cuba’s Eternal Revolution through the Prism of Insurgency, Socialism, and Espionage (2023) both published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in Newcastle upon Tyne, Great Britain.
This article may be cited as: Faria, MA. Cuba’s Eternal Revolution—Where the Suffering Never Ends! HaciendaPublishing.com, July 6, 2023. Available from: https://haciendapublishing.com/cubas-eternal-revolutionwhere-the-suffering-never-ends-by-miguel-a-faria-jr–md.
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