In a fiery speech on Senate floor Monday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, himself a descendant of Cubans who fled Fidel Castro’s violent regime, blasted the communist dictatorship and socialist economic system that has destroyed his parents’ nation and led thousands of fed-up Cubans to now take to the streets in protest of their country’s oppressive government.
“Marxism, socialism, doesn’t work,” Rubio began. “The way socialism, Marxism has always worked, is that it goes to the people and it divides them. It says, ‘There is an oppressor class, and there is this victim class. And these evil oppressors, capitalists…they oppress the victims. And what you have to do is you have to give us the power in government to go after these oppressors. And if you give us that power, we will deliver you security. We will protect you from these oppressors.’”
“They ask for security in exchange for freedom. That is always the price that socialism asks for. And what you wind up with is a country of people that hate each other. That are angry at each other,” he continued.
“But socialism can’t deliver the security. And when it can’t deliver the security, you don’t get your freedom back,” Rubio explained.
“Socialism has done in Cuba what it has done everywhere else in the world it has been tried: it has failed.”