Cuban American Maximo Alvarez Gave an Emotional Speech About the ‘Dangers of Socialism’ at RNC Convention [VIDEO]
Florida businessman Maximo Alvarez warned against the “empty promises” of socialism throughout an impassioned speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday night.
Alvarez fled Cuba with his parents at the age of 13 when Fidel Castro and his communist regime took over the island. While supporting President Donald Trump, an emotional Alvarez alleged that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is “mostly concerned about power” and would push socialist policies to take hold in America.
“I’ve seen movements like this before. I’ve seen ideas like this before. I am here to tell you – we cannot let them take over our country,” Alvarez said. “I heard the promises of Fidel Castro. And I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises. They swallowed the communist poison pill.”
During his speech there were a couple of times he visibly showed he got emotional. You could hear the love of country pouring out of this man.
Alvarez argued that policies being pushed by prominent Democrats, like free healthcare, which isn’t free, and calls to defund the police are “false promises” that “sound familiar” primarily based on his experiences in communist Cuba. The Trump administration has accused Biden and running mate Kamala Harris of embracing far-left radical socialist policies in their platform.
Democrats in several blue cities have caved to demands of Black Lives Matter and other Marxist groups and pushed to cut funding for police in recent months amid nationwide protests against systemic racism, which morphed into a Marxist revolution. Biden has repeatedly denied that he plans to defund police departments, yet during a virtual town hall he also said he agreed to “diverting” police funding to other departments, which is the same as defunding. If the police aren’t getting money that was targeted for them, then they’re being defunded. Biden also said he intends to crack down on misconduct and provide support for better practices, even though many of the problems in blue cities are Democrat policies that breed poverty and crime.
During his speech, Alvarez said that the recent and current violence in cities across the nation have brought up memories of his homeland.
“The country I was born in is gone, totally destroyed,” Alvarez said. “When I watch the news in Seattle and Chicago and Portland, when I see history being rewritten, when I hear the promises—I hear echoes of a former life I never wanted to hear again. I see shadows I thought I had outrun.”
Alvarez said he’s “grateful” that he was “able to build my American dream through hard work and determination.”
“President Trump is fighting the forces of anarchy and communism. And now he will continue to do just that. And what about his opponent and the rest of the DC swamp? I have no doubt they will hand the country over to those dangerous forces,” Alvarez said.