Category: History

Vodka Ain't Good for Cuba Libre
How Treason and Deception killed the Cuban Dream
by Dr. Robert A. Galloso

A modern Cuban history of life in Cuba as seen by a native who fled the island but maintained a lot of contact to enable him to report on how treason and deception, trademarks of Marxist thinking and practice, managed to murder so many and stifle the lies of so many more.
About the author
Dr. Robert A. Galloso

In simple form:
Born in Cardenas, Cuba on April 6, 1928, Robert Galloso raduated from the Law School of the University of Havana where he specialized in Labor Law. He moved to the U.S and attended the University of Akron to further his education in Management Development. He attended the American Management Association seminars on that subject. He has traveled extensively within the USA and overseas, visiting 26 countries where he taught MD among other subjects.

He was a Professor of International Business at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain and was also a professor at the Miami Dade College.
After he retired, he devoted his time to free lance writing, part time consulting and some specialized translations. He has lived in Spain, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.

But to better understand this author, we present a bit more about him:

It is difficult to write an intelligent summary about an author who is not directly known to this publisher. However, it does not take a ‘rocket scientist’ to know that Dr. Robert A. Galloso is an honest patriot. His sense of humility made it hard for him to have to write his own biographic report for readers to consider. I have no fear that his own words tell the story about his life as well as any reader needs to be able to understand the veracity and concern of the report that explains Cuban history during the Castro years as objectively as can be possible. His bias is evident and not hidden, but I predict it will be hard to find either his biography or his book to be dishonest. Some can take issue with the content, but William D. Pawley would be happy to establish that the opening words below reflect very correctly his remembrance of the same event in 1933.

It is therefore sufficient at this point in time to allow that once encouraged to tell something about himself, Dr. Galloso has done so in the only way he knows- with integrity and humility. Here are his words:

Early in life I knew what the Communists were all about. I had heard the many stories of the things they did during the Machadato (Machado’s dictatorship 1924-1933). Early on in the game Russia (Stalin personally) had taken great interest in Cuba and started to work on the organization of the Party there. They used the “Machadato” as an excuse (doesn’t marvel us how History repeats itself and we are so stupid as not learning anything from it) to foment “dissent” and “opposition” using the University students. They trained a leader, Julio Antonio Mella, to head it. He went into exile and Machado had him killed in Mexico. His name became the flag. They work with other groups to commit acts of terrorism (I am sure under Moscow’s training).

Since very young I started to read and study History and, although I was not into politics, I always study Politics too. Both are inseparable of course. I closely followed the course of action of the Communist Party. I was able to see the Party line changed from “Cuba fuera de la guerra imperialista” (Keep Cuba out of the imperialist war) when Stalin was Hitler’s ally to “Let’s join the war to defend Democracy”. When I asked a local leader of the party about the sudden change after Germany invaded Russia his answer was that when Russia entered it the war was no longer an imperialist one. There were many instances of changes in party line and propaganda. After I read Stephan Zweig report on Russia I was more convinced than ever that I was right about my suspicion of the so called “Russian Revolution”. After I read and study “Rebellion on the farm” an “The Great Fraud” by Eudacio Ravines, as well as the account of the treatment received by the Spanish Republic exiles who went to Russia after the Civil War, written by a Spanish Communist who fought in that war, I knew all I had to know, to a point, about that untenable farce of the Communist Revolution.

During my HS days I did oppose the Communists in our Student Body all the time. Later on in the labor movement working as a Union Official in one of the local unions I did the same and got to know them better. So much so that I always said that I could smell a Communist 10 miles away. I learned a lot about “front organizations”, manipulation of the facts, disinformation, etc., etc. Once I had a local Communist who had been at the primary school with me, approach me to ask me to take him to my pastor so that he could ask for his support to “avoid the CIA doing a number of things they were doing against our independence”. Of course, my answer was a rotund and flattening NO.

Then the Cuban situation became what it did. I saw these guys coming all over the place. Batista told the people, at least his government did, that Fidel, Raul et al were Communists. So, the people didn’t believe that. And the rest is History.

I have traveled the world for over 30 years as a Management Consultant and have had the opportunity to see first hand many of the movements in different places. I saw when they tried to “liberate Portugal”. They really didn’t want Portugal, which they quickly let go. They wanted Angola and Mozambique, two rich colonies of Portugal. I also saw South Africa, before and after. There I used the Laubach Method I mentioned to you before to teach English as a Second Language to the Bantu people. We were the first (Firestone was) to do that. There I designed and help put into place a wide ranging Training and Development Program. I can tell you that Russia wanted “to liberate SA” to get to its reaches that we all know very well. They used Mandela, again with the help of the press and government of this country. Apartheid was bad in SA but it is OK in Cuba at only 90 miles. I have seen SA after too and I don’t have to tell you the difference.

When the “ñangaras” (nickname we gave the Commies in Cuba) began to gain more and more influence in the movement against Batista and finally took power I was hoping that, as the joke running around Cuba went, “History may absolve him but Geography condemns him” was going to be true. Then came the big fiasco of Bay of Pigs, etc., etc. I left after the invasion as I was convinced that nothing further could be done then from inside. I came into exile and have worked with the different organizations. I am now a member of “Junta Patriorica Cubana”, an organization that is groups over 120 other organizations in exile with presence in NY, Chicago, LA and other cities of the USA as well as in several overseas countries. However, I must say that this book is in no way connected to that organization or any other I belong to (Municipio de Cardenas in Exile, I was President of it).

I am basically a Management Consultant based in Miami, FL, who studies History and writes about it. I have given lectures in different places about the Cuban situation in places outside the USA and have left the audience with their mouths open to hear what I had to say. They mostly were unaware of the reality of the Cuban situation. I am not a historian and maybe I have no place in criticizing Hugh Thomas, but he shows in his deep and detailed study of the Cuban situation a biased trend focusing the whole work as Cuba in its pursuit of freedom (title of the book) without getting into the actual and pervading struggle of the Cuban people after the deception and treason of the Communists who took control of and enslaved the isle.

I have already written another book (I just finished the manuscript) “Cuba, the alligator-shaped isle of the Caribbean” for school children, although it may be enlightening for some adults too. It is written, and shall be published that way, in Spanish and English. I am also beginning to work on another one, “Marti, man of the Americas”.


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