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“There is nowhere else to go”

“There is nowhere else to go”

At the Republican National Convention, a historical lesson and warning from Cuban immigrant Maximo Alvarez, part of an unexpectedly effective night.

We didn’t cover the first night of the Republican National Convention ‘live’ last night because our expectations were so low.

Wow, was I surprised at how good it was.

I agree with Sean Davis’ assessment:

Granted, it’s only the first night, but the RNC so far has been shockingly compelling and emotionally moving. I didn’t know the modern GOP was capable of putting together something like this. It’s disorienting how good it is.

There were so many great speakers, but the winner of the night in my estimation was Maximo Alvarez, whose famly fled communist Cuba, and who had the line that drove home what is at stake:

“There is nowhere else to go.”

I don’t know if the younger generations raised to believe Castro is cool and communism is fairer and more just than capitalism will understand it.

Here’s his full speech and some key lines:

To start, Alvarez detailed the experience of his father, who only had a sixth grade education, he said.

“I know all about the past. I’ll never forget my own,” Alvarez said. “My family has fled totalitarianism and communism more than once, first my dad from Spain and then from Cuba. But my family is done running away.”

“By the grace of God, I lived the American dream, the greatest blessing I ever had,” he added. “I’m speaking to you today because my family is done abandoning what we rightfully earned.”

He went on to praise President Donald Trump as “a successful businessman, not your average career politician. Our president is just another family man, a friend, most importantly our elected commander-in-chief who puts America first.”

Alvarez then drew comparisons between Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the communist regime from which his family fled.

“Keep in mind the other guy running for president is mostly concerned about power,” he said. “I’m speaking to you today because I’ve seen people like this before. I’ve seen movements like this before, I’ve seen ideas like this before, and I’m here to tell you we cannot let them take over our country.”

Recalling his experience with Fidel Castro, he continued: “I’ve 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 believe those empty promises. They swallowed the communist poison pill.

“If you have a chance go to the Freedom Tower in Miami, stop and listen. You can still hear the sounds of those broken promises. It is the sound of waves in the ocean, carrying families clinging to pieces of wood, families with children who can’t swim but willing to risk everything to reach this blessed land. It is the sound of tears hitting the paper of an application to become an American citizen.”

Turning to the upcoming election, Alvarez went on: “Free education, free healthcare, defund the police, trust a socialist state more than your family and community. They don’t sound radical to my ears. They sound familiar.”

“When I watched the news in Seattle, Chicago, Portland and other cities, when I see the 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 also described his parents’ wishes for him.

“My parents only wanted one person to decide my fate: me, not some party member, not some government official, not some bureaucrat. In America, I would decide my own future. I’m so grateful to America, the place where I was able to build my American dream through hard work and determination.”

Trump, he continued, “knows that the American story was written by people just like you and I, who love our country and take risks to build a future for our families and neighbors.”

Turning to his own identity, Alvarez stated: “I may be a Cuban-born, but I’m 100% American. This is the greatest country in the world. And I said this before: If I gave away everything that I have today, it will not equal 1% of what I was given when I came to this great country of ours, the gift of freedom.”

He went on to encourage voters “to choose freedom over oppression.”

“I still hear my dad (saying), ‘There is no other place to go,'” he concluded

Those who fled, and the children of those who fled, understand.


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Yet another white hispanic guy eh 😉

Democrats utterly deserve to be thoroughly fucked over in this election!

Nitpicking, but the “full speech” would be better without the commentary.

“There is nowhere else to go.”

And those peaceful rioters and telling us to “get out” as they burn down civilization all around us. If that doesn’t get people off of their asses to fight, nothing will. There will be no second chance if we don’t. This is the last chance we will ever have to hold on to our freedoms.

How about another round of moot court?

He made my eyes tear up

I am not surprised the greatest showman had a great first day Convention

I was surprised not to see ANY coverage here of it

Awesome lineup of speakers. The non-politicians outshine the politicians.

Every. Single. Time.

There is a lesson there.

Also, as close as I follow things, I had no idea that Trump had brought home around 50 hostages from around the world.

Not one penny of ransom either.

Looking for a bounce from this!

The objective of the NWO – to make sure there is no where else to go.

If the USA falls to more and more government, it’s over for everyone.

“It is the common fate of the indolent [*] to see their rights become a prey to the active [**]. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude [***] is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.” John Philpot Curran (1750- 1817).

In other words, you better fight-&-defend or all those hard-earned rights will be taken in a moment’s notice. And as recent evidence, look at how governors and their staffs acted during the COVID-19 lockdown. You can “Let George Do It” (a post-WWII detective radio show), but what if George has no intent of doing it?

* The indolent – those who may complain but yet won’t take action even when informed

** The active – experience has taught that the left has a never-ending list of stupid, freedom-depriving ideas; the left will NEVER leave us alone. Green New Deal; elimination of 1st Am., 2d Am., mail-in voting, shut-down orders, and on and on

*** Servitude – comes in a variety of forms, from detention (jail, stay-at-home orders) to economic deprivation via regulations (which always result in bigger government, higher prices for goods/services and greater unemployment) to increased taxation

His speech was so good, heart felt, walking the walk in credibility that “nay sayers” can NOT dismiss. Impressive and impassioned. America welcoming to legal immigration

The first night of coverage was also impressive overall. Great speakers with strong messages.
This is it. We must stand strong, unite in these truths together. The world of leftism, socialism, and Biden is not an option for We the People of America. We deserve a president who believes in America and believes in the rights and freedoms of our constitution.

A day of prayer and a prayer walk with Franklin Graham Jr is ahead in DC for all who are interested to attend. It will be a gathering of strength . Buses are being considered, and car pools are being organized…Here’s the link-

    Paul in reply to bruceb7. | August 25, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Yes, welcome to legal immigrants who come here because they want to be part of the greatest country on earth.

    But not those who want to come here, suck the government teat, and turn this country into the shit-hole they just left.

    This means there should be a litmus test; no Marxists allowed. Marxism is fundamentally incompatible with our system of government. Marxists shouldn’t be allowed come, and those that are here should get out.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Paul. | August 25, 2020 at 5:40 pm

      I agree about legal immigrants, with the exception of all the dull witted Muslims that Obama brought, who continue to increase their numbers by about 4 fold per generation, much of which is on the public’s dime.

      We still need to plug the anchor baby scam. Legally here welcome, illegals are not.

      Sternverbs in reply to Paul. | August 26, 2020 at 10:46 am

      I believe for the most part that Islam is not compatible with the ideologies of Western Civilization. Muslims don’t have anything remotely like a representative Republic, nor do they want want. Furthermore, they don’t want anyone else to have one, and have stated so plainly.

      Thus, I agree, no Marxists, and no more Muslims. We have ample evidence of what each is doing to Europe and why in GOD’S name would be want more of that here?

This gentleman should be touring every K-12 and college in the country, but of course, he would be shouted down by the “woke” morons.

“There is nowhere else to go.”

This is not the first time I hear or say the exact same words. We have been saying it for a few years now, and it is very, very hurtful to think and talk about that.

I did what Maximo’s father did: put my family and myself in mortal danger to escape totalitarianism. Thousands, or millions of others have done it too.
And now we look in horror at the Democrats, how they are pushing and using those ideas that destroyed our countries of origin, trying to destroy the last and only refuge of freedom in the world. All because they want power.

You all should be scared, really scared. I know I am.

freespeechfanatic | August 25, 2020 at 12:35 pm

These stories are harrowingly relevant. We stand at the edge of a darker America. In some respects, with the Covid panic, it is already here. We have already allowed Socialism to assert and establish itself, through fear. I see people around me every day surrendering their liberty without complaint.

Nancy Pelosi – the Speaker of the House – has called us “enemies of the state”.

Take that seriously, folks. Her ‘swamp’ is gunning for you. GUNNING for you, either by blm brownshirts or by a soros prosecutor.

But they’re coming for you.

    OrJustThink in reply to | August 25, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Dude, if you’re afraid of Pelosi and Soros, you’re playing right into their hands. Open your eyes to the real threat! Hint: the real threat doesn’t label themselves with petty partisan titles like Democrat, or Republican.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to OrJustThink. | August 25, 2020 at 11:10 pm

      Hear Hear

      Pelosi and Soros are already canned ALPO dog meat but they are too stupid to know it…..

    JusticeDelivered in reply to | August 25, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    “enemies of the state” her state. I am sure we can fix that.

We didn’t cover the first night of the Republican National Convention ‘live’ last night because our expectations were so low.

Well,, that took me by surprise.

Mr. Alvarez was awesome. I visited Havana a couple years ago. I get it.

According to a lot of leftists I heard in 2016, there were a lot of other places in the world to go to if Donold J. Trump won the election, a bunch said they were going to get on planes and move away. Still waiting…

“I don’t know if the younger generations raised to believe Castro is cool and communism is fairer and more just than capitalism will understand it.”
Why cant the younger generations be raised to believe the truth? Cuba is about as communist as America is a pure capitalist. When I was in school we were taught what these concepts actually meant, instead of being taught to simply fear them.

Not a more critical realization to make- “nowhere else to go”.

The constant pop-up ads at the page of the page annoy me to no end.
Then, I listen this man’s story.
I am so ashamed of myself.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to herm2416. | August 25, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Advertises and PR people are a lower form of life, and they have no common sense. I allow reasonable static ads on the left side of the page. I will put up with those inline in limited numbers. If the flash sit on and of, or load and play video or audio without asking me first, I put a total block on ads. Remember, sites have to pay bills. So think about directly contributing.

We need a T-Shirt

“Nowhere else to go”

There was such sadness in his voice…

Heard his whole speech on Prager, it was moving

He’s on Hannity today and surprisingly Hannity has let him speak!!!

Weird how people can come to this country with nothing but the clothes on their back, and prosper in one generation. How does that happen? I’m guessing it has something to do with: (1) working hard, (2) marrying and staying married and being involved in their kids’ lives; (3) rejecting ridicule for “acting white”; (4) not rioting and burning down their own neighborhoods.