Cuba: A Testing Ground for the NWO?
by Servando González
The following article is part of a chapter of my book The
Secret Fidel Castro: Deconstructing the Symbol, which
appeared in 2001. Even though currently I have even more information
supporting my thesis I am publishing it exactly as it appeared
in my book, without any modification.
When the book was published in 2001, some people considered this
part a little far fetched. Today, 2008, reality in the U.S. is
rapidly proving that I was not too far off the mark.
I would like to see the faces of Berkeley’s pro-castroists
when they have to make several hours of line in Shattuck Avenue
to get a small loaf of bread or board a modified truck as the
only means for transportation. Are they going to blame the American
blockade for it? (S.G.)
Pro-Castroists who visit Cuba refuse to see the unavoidable reality
Hundreds of American gays were visiting Cuba at the very same
time Castro was imprisoning effeminate homosexuals and sending
them to the infamous UMAPs, but they saw nothing, heard nothing,
and ignored what they could not avoid knowing. Many American intellectuals
have been visiting Cuba while Castro is sending Cuban writers,
artists and poets to prison, but they prefer to believe the stories
concocted by the jailers and torturers. Many politically correct
tenured radicals have been visiting the Island under the tenuous
cover of academic research, refusing to see that Castro, an old,
white rich male, has created in Cuba the most racist, sexist,
homophobic, phallocentric and logocentric society in the Western
hemisphere, but they keep hiding the fact from their students
while proceeding with the deconstruction of Western thought. Many
leftist American Jews know that Castro harasses the Cuban Jews
and that the incidents which occurred in Cuba during the Mariel
exodus were reminiscent of the early persecutions of the Jews
in Nazi Germany, but they prefer to change the subject. Most American
feminists love Castro, but they prefer to ignore Castro's discrimination
and crimes against women. Many black Americans were visiting Cuba
to enjoy the marvels of a discrimination-free society, but, after
they discovered that the facts were quite different from the myth,
they managed to keep the secret to themselves. Today, the new
American Uncle Toms keep traveling to Cuba to pay their respects
to their beloved white slavemaster. Many religious organizations
claim that they are helping the Cuban people to overcome the American
embargo, but the result is that they actually have joined Castro
in his efforts to destroy religious freedom in Cuba.
Over the years these people have shown a high capacity for deception
and especially for self-deception. As the Spanish saying goes,
there are none so blind as those who will not see. But there
is the possibility that the real explanation for these people's
behavior would be even more worrisome: they see exactly what is
happening to Cuba and the Cuban people, and they are delighted,
because to them Castro's Cuba is a sign of things to come; a successful
example of the New World Order.
Castro has killed a large part of the Cuban people, destroyed
morally and materially the ones who have managed to survive
his wrath, and has devastated the country. On the other hand,
perhaps Castro's ultimate goal has always been the destruction
of Cuba and its people.
As we saw above, Cuban society was so close to the American one
that, since the early fifties, many American marketing companies
were using the Island as a probing ground to test their products
before launching them in the U.S. Seemingly, the use of Cuba as
a testing ground for American products, services and ideas, did
not end when Castro took power in 1959. There is the possibility
that Castro's Cuba is a large scale experiment in social engineering,
a test run of the New World Order before its worldwide implementation.9
This perhaps explains why some people at the State Department,
the CIA, and at the highest levels of the American society, helped
Castro to come to power in Cuba. It may also explain why President
Kennedy changed the original invasion plans and sent the Cuban
patriots to die at the Bay of Pigs and why Castro, unchallenged
by the U. S., has been in power in Cuba for more than forty years
creating havoc all around the world.
Though the phrase New World Order became popular in the U.S. after
President Bush mentioned it twice in his State of the Union Address
on January 29, 1991, the idea is not new. In its twelfth thesis,
the Humanist Manifesto II, published in 1973, states,
We deplore the division of humankind on nationalistic grounds.
We have reached a turning point in human history where the best
option is to transcend the limits of national sovereignty and
to move toward the building of a world community in which all
sectors of the human family can participate. Thus we look to
the development of a system of world law and a world order based
upon transnational federal government. This would appreciate
cultural pluralism and diversity. It would not exclude pride
in national origins and accomplishments nor the handling of
regional problems on a regional basis. Human progress, however,
can no longer be achieved by focusing on one section of the
world, Western or Eastern, developed or underdeveloped. For
the first time in human history, no part of humankind can be
isolated from any other. Each person's future is in some way
linked to all. We thus reaffirm a commitment to the building
of world community, at the same time recognizing that this commits
us to some hard choices.
In 1995 Castro visited the U.S. to address the U.N General Assembly
during its 50th anniversary celebration. He was the guest of honor
at the Rockefeller family mansion in New York. To avoid confrontation
with protesters, the invitation was moved to the Pratt House,
headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations, on East 68th
Street in Manhattan. There Castro was met by retired Chase Manhattan
Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and the best and the brightest
of the internationalist crowd.
The Council on Foreign Relations, the brainchild of the Rockefellers,
is probably the major force behind the creation and implementation
of the New World Order. The C F R is currently working frantically
to help prepare for a "peaceful, democratic transition after
Castro"CFR lingo for "Castroism after Castro."
There are several tell-tale signs characterizing the New Age/New
World Order. An important economic feature of the New World Order
is sustainable development, a nebulous term used by the New World
Order internationalists. Though it is almost impossible to find
a definition of sustainable development, at least we have one
of what is not sustainable. In a UN Conference on Environment
and Development report of August, 1991, Maurice Strong wrote,
It is clear that current life styles and consumption patterns
of the affluent middle class involving high meat intake, consumption
of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil
foods, appliances, home and work place air conditioning,
suburban housing are not sustainable. . . . A shift is necessary
toward life-styles less geared to environmental damaging consumption
Strong's idea of sustainable development closely depicts Cuba
after 44 years of Castroism. But Maurice Strong is not an isolated
Recently, World Bank President James Wolfensohn, a New Ager who
has "greened" the Bank, praised Castro for doing "a
great job" in providing for the social welfare of the Cuban
people. The Bank's 2001 edition of World Development Indicators
shows Cuba topping virtually all other poor countries in health
and education statistics. Wolfensohm pointed to Cuba as a
model to follow. The World Bank was created in 1944, but in 1968
Robert McNamara became its president and he turned it into a New
Age/New World Order tool. Wolfensohn is a former board member
of the Rockefeller Foundation and a close friend of Maurice Strong.
Another internationalist who believes that Castro's Cuba is the
model to follow is United Nations Secretary general Kofi Annan.
During an April 2000 summit in Havana, Mr. Annan insisted that
Castro's regime has "set an example we can all learn from."
In 1980 the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in
Cuba stated that "there is no question that Cuba has the
best health statistics in Latin America." In 1988 WHO presented
Fidel Castro with its "Health for All" award in recognition
of Cuba reaching all the WHO health goals set for developing countries
to achieve by 2000. In 1990 UNICEF published a report on the "State
of the World's Children," which concluded that "Cuba
is the only [Latin American] country on a par with developed nations"
with regard to infant mortality rates.
More recently, the UN Human Development Report 2003which ranks
countries according to life expectancy, educational attainment
and adjusted real income places Cuba in the 52nd position out
of 175 countries, in the group ot countries with hight human development.
Of its closest neighbors, Haiti ranks 150th, the Dominican Republic
94th, Grenada 93rd and Jamaica 78th.
That the UN idea of development is a peculiar one, to say the
lesast, was made clear some time ago by Juan Valdés,
head of the Latin American Department of the Cuban Center of American
Studies, most likely acting as a mouthpiece for Castro, explained
in some detail the philosophy of the Cuban misery specialist.
According to him, the goal of the Cuban system is not to give
the same things capitalism gives; more houses, more cars, more
suits, more videocassettes, but to place the people on the same
egalitarian level. In that sense, Valdés added, the rationing
card [in force since 1962] should not be seen as a fault of Cuba's
economic system, but as a political and economic success. The
reason for this is that rationing "places the population
at the same subsistence level, unifying them in that egalitarian
In another publication, Valdés explains in detail Cuba's
goal, "we are never going to have a consumer society."
Then, after making clear that this is "a Cuban position that
has found opposition inside the socialist camp," Valdés
added, "We believe that socialism should not be oriented
toward giving [the people] the same things capitalism gives; more
houses, more cars, more clothes, more video recorders."
Valdés' statement, made before he was purged from the CAS,
is further proof that Castroism has nothing to do with Marxism
or communism. Due to its intrinsic faults, communism was a social
and economic failure. Nevertheless, the communists' goal was never
the destruction of their countries. Soviet leaders, particularly
Nikita Khrushchev, always tried to make the Soviet Union an economically
advanced country. Not even Stalin would have uttered such statement
as Valdés'. But what we are witnessing in Cuba today is
not a failure product of unsound policies, but the success of
the deliberately planned destruction of a country and its people.
According to Leonardo Boff, a Brazilian ex-Catholic priest who
created a sort of New Age Liberation Theology, the true goal is
not a socialism of abundance, but a socialism of poverty. Castro's
Cuba is the materialization of Boff's dream. No wonder he and
his buddy Frei Betto see in Cuba the signs of the kingdom of God.
Looking ahead to Elian's life in Castro's Cuba, CBS correspondent
Randall Pinkston affirmed that, though Cubans are not free to
speak, they appear untroubled by the lack of modern conveniences.
In small cities like the once prosperous Cárdenas, Elián's
home town, thanks to 40 years of Castroism there is no running
water indoors, there are open drainages, and taxis have metamorphosed
into horse drawn carts.
If people as powerful and influential as Maurice Strong, James
Wolfensohn, Kofi Annan, Federico Mayor, and the Rockefellers --just
to mention a few of the "Cuba-as-a-model-to-follow"
crowd--, the real force behind what they call the New World Order,
see Castro's Cuba as a model society which everybody must copy,
it should be a motive of concern for the whole world.
1 . That is, if one is to follow their own politically correct
definition of a racist, sexist, homophobic, phallocentric and
logocentric society, terms that ultimately are but covert expressions
of American cultural imperialism of the Left. It seems, however,
that the politically correct tenured radicals apply these hate
terms only to the bad guys, and they are convinced that Castro
is one of the good guys.
2 . The unifying thread linking together all these Castro-lovers
is that they are actually America-haters. Their hatred for the
United States of America, which they see as an oppressive, racist,
homophobic, sexist, imperialist society, is evidenced in their
words and actions. This profound hatred, which peaked in the 1960s,
has become an important part of the American leftist and liberal
ideology. Their support for Castro is not based on anything that
he has achieved in Cuba, which is not much, but only in the apparent
fact that he has successfully defied the United States.
However, if growing suspicions among some intelligence analysts
and ex-Castro associates concerning the Maximum Leader's true
allegiances some day happen to be true, it may be that these America-haters/Castro-lovers
have been victims of a false flag recruiting (a technique by which
an informant, defector in place or agent is recruited through
the disguise of telling him he will be working for the "good
guys"another country or service different from the one who
is actually making the recruitment), unwittingly working for what
they hate most. In the field of intelligence and espionage things
are seldom as they seem. At any rate, Fidel Castro has a long
record of deceiving everybody, including (or perhaps particularly)
There is another link, though. Most of the America-haters I have
mentioned above loosely belong to what Peter Metzger calls "the
coercive utopians," whose ultimate goal is to lower the American
standard of living, destroy our democratic institutions, and demolish
U.S. national independence. See, "The Coercive Utopians,"
paper presented at the National Meeting of the American College
of Nuclear Medicine, April 28, 1978 (updated June 1979). Public
Service Co. of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, p. 14.
Most of the coercive utopians, and Castro is obviously one of
them, believe that modern capitalist society is deeply flawed
and intrinsically evil. Therefore, the U.S., probably the best
example of a developed capitalist society in the world, is seen
by them as the main enemy. At the same time they see Cuba as a
model of the society they have in mind for America. To the coercive
utopians Cuba is the symbol of everything they wanted but they
never could have. Cuba is the last holdout, the last hope, the
last opportunity. But the Cuba they see is only a figment of their
imagination; it has nothing to do with the real Cuba under the
Castroist rule. As authors Rael Jean Isaac and Erich Isaac put
The glorification of socialized Third World poverty reflects
the romanticism of the utopians. Rural communal life, the outward
show of worker participation in workplace assemblies, the rhetoric
of egalitarianism, the block level of civic control which is
seen as an expression of neighborhood solidarity and self-governance,
the very absence of consumer goods, make these societies immensely
appealing. That their chief distinguishing characteristic is
the desire of vast numbers of their citizens to leave at almost
any price does not daunt the utopians. The Coercive Utopians
(Chicago: Regnery, 1983), p. 3.
3 . See, i.e., Ramón Ferreira, "La miseria cubana
está de moda," El Nuevo Herald, March 8,
2001. According to Ferreira, to these people Cuba's misery "is
4 . For example,California New Agers are exhilarated about the
possibility of continuous power black-outs all over the state.
No wonder they are so happy when they travel to Cuba: during the
last 30 years black-outs have been a common occurrence in Castro's
5 . Christopher Hunt, an American writer who visited Cuba in 1996,
wrote that, during his grass-roots journey from Havana to Santiago
to Bayamo to Holguín to Camagüey to Sancti Spíritus
to Santa Clara to Varadero, what he left behind was a trail of
bribe-takers, prostitutes, would-be pimps, black marketeers, bootleggers,
bolita gamblers, money-changers, sex tourists, snitches and men
who asked him for his socks. See Orlando Alomá, "In
Fidel's Footsteps: A Tourist Views Cuba," The Miami Herald,
January 11, 1998.
6 . Some novels and short stories written by Cuban authors describe
the destruction of Cuba and its people much better than any scholarly
work. See, among others, José Antonio Ponte, In the
Cold of the Malecón (San Francisco: City Lights, 2000);
Daína Chaviano, El hombre, la hembra y el hambre
(Barcelona: Planeta, 1998); Mirta Valdés, ed., Cubana:
Contemporary Fiction by Cuban Women (Boston: Beacon Press,
1998); and Zoe Valdés, La nada cotidiana (Buenos
Aires: Emecé, 1997). For a perceptive description of the
day-to-day misery of the average Cuban, see Corinne Cumerlato
and Denis Rousseau, L'Ille du docteur Castro (Paris:
Editions Stock, 2000); also Catherine Moses, Real Life in
Castro's Cuba (Wilmington, Delaware: SR Books, 2000)
A recent visitor to Cuba wrote his impressions, "I was appalled
by what I saw in Cuba. When you walk the streets you see faces
that are as devastated as the buildings. People look depressed,
beaten down. They stare into the distance, as if in trance, as
they wait for buses or in endless food lines, or when they sit
on the sea wall, staring intently toward the horizon, toward Miami."
Tony Mendoza, "Cuba Today: Instant Antiquity," The
Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 1997, pp. B8-B9.
The initial sequences of Win Wender's documentary film Buenavista
Social Club shows images closely similar to the ones described
7 . A Cuban woman said with tears in her eyes, "I don't know
why Fidel hates us so much. Why does he just keep trying to crush
us?," Catherine Moses, op. cit., p. 84.
8 . The evidence indicates that the New World Order is but a refurbished
version of Nazism. The strong ideological similarity between the
Nazi and the New Age movements is because Nazism was an early
version of the New Age movement. Hitler himself was a believer
in occultism and oriental religions, he was a "vegie,"
and the Nazis believed that mother earth was a living organism
and pioneered the ecological movement. See, i.e., Janet Biehl
and Peter Staudenmaier, Ecofascism: Lessons From the German
Experience (San Francisco: AK Press, 1995); also Luc Perry,
The New Ecological Order (Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 1995). Though fascism is always associated with nationalism,
it seems that a new variety of fascism is emerging: international
socialism, that is, fascism on a global scale controlled by transnational
corporations with the United Nations as its law enforcer. International
socialists, however, are not using the traditional coup d'état
tactics traditional fascists have customarily used to grab power,
but the more subtle strategy developed by Italian Marxist Antonio
9 . For example, political correctness, and important component
of the New World Order, was field-tested in Castro's Cuba many
years before its implementation in American colleges and universities.
Like their American counterparts, the politically correct Cubans
pioneered the total lack of a sense of humor that characterizes
10 . "What is at stake is more than one small country; it
is a big idea: a New World Order, where diverse nations are drawn
together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations
of mankind peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law."
. . . "The world can, therefore, seize this opportunity to
fulfill the long-held promise of a New World Order, where brutality
will go unrewarded and aggression will meet collective resistance."
11 . American Humanist Association, Humanist Manifesto II,
12 . Miguel A. Faría, Jr., "In Bed With Castro,"
NewsMax.com, June 6, 2000.
13 . The Rockefellers had a key role not only in the creation
of the CFR, but also in the creation of the United Nations, the
Bilderbergers, and the Trilateral Commission, all strong advocates
of the New World Order. For an eye-opening analysis of the CFR
see, William Blase, "The Council on Foreign Relations and
the New World Order," www,newnetizen.com/globalelite/cfrandnwo.htm.
The web is a major source of information on this subject. Of course,
if you mention this in "serious circles" you will immediately
be labelled as a "conspiracy nut." As an interesting
detail I would add that William Wieland, who played an important
role in bringing Castro to power, was a protegé of Assistant
Secretary of State Sumner Welles, an important member of the CFR.
Herbert Matthews, the New York Times journalist who catapulted
Castro to the world, was a CFR member. Important media members
of the CFR are Dan rather, Barbara Walters, Tom Brockaw and Mort
14 . See, i.e., Irving Louis Horowitz, "An Appeasement Policy
for Castro's Cuba?," The Miami Herald, December
6, 2000. In another article, professor Horowitz states that the
CFR has become "the fulcrum and spearhead of the Cuba Lobbythose
seeking the establishment of normal diplomatic and social relations
with Communist Cuba" "Humanitarian Capitulation: U.S.-Cuba
Relations According to the Council on Foreign Relations,"
Center for a Free Cuba, www.cubacenter.org/media/archives/2000/fall/humanitarian.html.
15 . Rockefeller wrote the foreword and Strong wrote the introduction
for the Trilateral Commission recently published book Beyond
Interdependence: The Meshing of the World's Economy and the Earth's
16 . Of course, this does not apply to them. A journalist who
attended the Earth Summit chaired by Strong, noticed that the
whole conference site had air conditioning blasting while all
the doors were open. See "U.N to Rule Over America?: Geoff
Metcalf Interviews Journalist, Author William Jasper on World
Tyranny," WorldNetDaily.com, July 15, 2001.
17 . Jim Lobe, "Learn From Cuba: World Bank Says," Inter
Press Service Finance, April 30, 2001.
18 . Not related to the Colombian coffee guy :-)
19 . The philosophy of the Cuban misery specialist is very close
to the philosophy of his American New Age counterparts. For example,
the true purpose of the creation of commuter lanes in California's
highways was not to optimize traffic, but to annoy drivers and
eventually discourage them from driving.
20 . "1917-1987: Socialismo em Debate," Instituto Cajamar,
Sao Paulo, 1988, pp. 133-134. Valdés also quoted in Gonzalo
Guimaraens, "Cuba comunista: el miserabilismo como escuela
de ateísmo," Diario Las Américas,
April 7, 2001.
21 . Ibid., p. 133.
22 . Ibid.