Who I Am; Who Are You?


Ro 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

In my devotions I asked God to show me my sin.

He told me that that I hold His truth in unrighteousness.

That’s a heavy indictment coming from God.

To “hold” is the Greek to keep, suppress, hinder, prevent, retain, or obstruct.

Kind of sounds what some of our politicians are good at!

When the memories of who I was, becomes who I am, I’ve suppressed  God’s truth in unrighteousness.

Who  I am is  a Person.  Christ raised from a corpse and into a life where all things are new, and newly birthed , is who I am.

A corpse has nothing left but to come up again.  All sign of life, memory, and sickness is gone.  The privilege of coming back to live brand new belongs to a corpse.

1 Pter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4  to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for you,

“To an inheritance” should read “ into an inheritance”.

Who I am is as twenty four seven heir.  I have been raised into an inheritance. If my end is an inheritance, then I must be an heir.

Because Christ is an heir of the universe, so am I.  I have a heck of a lot to inherit. I better get on with the business of inheriting, right here and now. Nothing more than inheriting, inheriting, inheriting. That’s Christianity.

Who am I?

Heb 7:3  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning ( arche) of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually ( dienekes).

I am a  Melchisedec. He was unnfathered, unmothered, ungenerated, neither had he beginning or originals of days, and neither did he have an extermination, ending or completion of living and life.

Who I am is disconnected with the sinful lineage of Adam weaseling itself through all earthly fathers and mothers.

Neither am I generated from anything sinful in this word.

I am unfathered, unmothered, and ungenerated.

My Father is God, my nature is His, and my blood is Christ’s.

 1 Peter 1:8  whom having not seen, ye love. In Him, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory,

Full of glory, is the verb “ having been permanently glorified”

Who I am has been permanently glorified to the same measure that God is.

Who I am is a pitcher which reflects the fullness of the image and likeness of God.

 2 Cor 3;18  But we all, with uncovered face beholding as in a glass ( mirror) the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

I have the ability to reflect this fullness from the mirror in me, which mirror is the face of Christ.

Rom 1:4  and was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead,

Ac 4:33  And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

Who I am is a vessel which authenticates the Christ who has been declared as The One having risen from the dead.

2 Peter 1: 3  His divine power hath given (dorea/ perfect tense) unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.

4  Thereby are given (dorea/ perfect tense)  unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Dorea, is  unlimited, extravagant, abundant  giving, without the giver attaching strings to it, or expecting something back from me.   This is how God gives.

All that Christ inherited, I extravagantly inherited so that I may live as He lives in a God race,  a  God genealogy,  a God nature, and  executing a God power.  This is who I am.

Anything thing less is not who I am.  Who are you?

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“ Et Verbum Caro Factum Est”


“ Et Verbum Caro Factum Est” is  Latin for “and the Word was made flesh.”

John 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

At last Sunday’s church we heard an excellent message by Andre Rabe a South African preacher.  Excellent is not the correct term, at least not with the preaching of The Word.  Revelatory is a more precise wording.

 Eph 5:25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26  That he might sanctify  ( the church) and cleanse it with the washing of water by the ( RHEMA)  word,

27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

It is the revelatory nature of the rhema word of God that washes and sets the Christian free.

The employment of a Bible teacher is not to deliver a good word, but a word that is revelatory, and will metamorphose the hearers to a next level with the Lord.

If a Biblical teaching is not metamorphosing others into the image of Christ, it’s not revelatory enough.

Brother Rabe did just that.

For me, the crux of his message was that The Word  became flesh. “ Et Verbum Caro Factum Est”

John 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus’s ambition is to make the invisible God, visible.

He, being God invisible, came as a visible man. After resurrection and becoming invisible again, He now comes back to make God visible, but this time in the flesh of Christians.

Gen 1:26   And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..” was  another fountainhead of Brother Rabe’s teaching.

God said “let us make!”

Ah, yes!!  The unmitigated  gospel of Jesus Christ resides with these words.

God pronounced them in the Hebrew cohortative mood.

The cohortative expresses desire, wish, will, hope, and volition,  in the first person.

Without the cohortative it would simply be, “make.”

But because God’s  passion is to have part of His creation completed in His invisible image, and after His tangible likeness, He,  in the depths of His Spirit uttered,  “Let us make.”

John 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus devotion is to make the invisible, visible. His yearning is always manifestation.  That the spoken word of God becomes flesh, becomes reality, was His work on earth, and now upon His throne.

Eph 1:22  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Eph 1:23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Christ uses the human body to make the invisible Word into visible flesh.

In and through His body the invisible God, became visible. Today, He uses the human bodies of Christians. The human body gives tangible realities to the invisible realities of God.

A Christian’s human body is the receptacle for all that God is, owns, and desires to do to, to be contained and visibly displayed.

I think back  on my high school chemistry days. We’d take a jar and fill it with a clear substance. Then, pouring another chemical into it, we’d  see it turn purple.

The flask allowed me to witness the workings of these two chemicals and their purple outcome.

The human body is no more than a flask  where the workings of God are visibly demonstrated. And so the human body is central to God’s eternal purposes. No wonder, it has been so assaulted by the devil’s lusts in order pervert it into a container that display his workings.

The human body either gives tangible reality to the invisible God or tangible reality to the invisible devil.

But God still says “ I want humans to make Me flesh in the vessels of their bodies.” “ Et Verbum Caro Factum Est”

Eph 1:22  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Eph 1:23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

So what is it to be made in God’s image and after His likeness?

I am not sure, for the subject is too vast.

God gave  us a few glimpses through Brother Rabe’s message.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

“ In the beginning was the Word..”

The beginning point is the place where something is birthed or formed. It’s the point of newness.

A brand new thing works perfectly, it is without defect. It smells new, has no wrinkles, white hair, or age spots.

We know that Christ, The Word, has no beginning. But everything which He created by the Word has a beginning point.  Everything was created, new, unmarred, unblemished, without defect, not subject to corruption, and eternal.

Sin messed everything up.

But in the beginning everything was new.

God in His image and in His likeness contains every created thing, in their beginnings. Not only does He supersedes the beginning of all things but contains within Himself the beginnings, the points of their conception,  inception, in their utter newness.

Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

In His image are the  beginnings of all hierarchical heavenly powers before demonic principalities and authorities perverted some of them.  This gives the Christian absolute authority over all governmental  powers whether heavenly or earthly, by the rule of the rod and the sword of God, the rhema word.

In Christ’s image are resident, the schematics, the blueprints,  archetypes, and prototypes of all created things, when they were simply a creative imagination in His mind, and at the very moment, where they were created.

Joh 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

When Jesus stated “it is finished,” He gave the Christian, the privilege of receiving the fullness of God’s image and all archetypes and prototypes of creation with it.

By Jesus’s words ‘ it is finished’ we have received all of creation, in its brand new untarnished beginnings in us. We got the full package.

Ro 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

There is nothing left to be done, except to obey, surrender, receive, and manifest the beginnings of all created things through the jar of our human body.  This is what it means to walk in newness of life.

As we are perfected, we can perfect others.

A jar does nothing more than to display what it has. It sits and exhibits. It sits and demonstrates.

This is the necessity of being continually metamorphosed into the image of Christ by the renewing of our minds.

This is why I said that the crux of Brother Rabe’s revelatory message was,

“ And the Word was made flesh, ..” “Et Verbum Caro Factum Est”

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Brother Andre Rabe probably in a Little Havana restaurant.

Dont Be Busy, Be Excellent


Philipp 1:9   And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment,

Php 1:10  that ye may approve things that are excellent, and that ye may be sincere and without offense until the Day of Christ,

Verses nine and ten of Philippians One literally tell us this.

That your love for the Lord may always exceed and abound like a river,  but always be contained within the river banks of a full, correct, and precise knowledge of His will.

Secondly,  that the love of God and the things which it propels you to do, will not only come through what your five senses tells you, but through the discernment  of the will of God which comes with your spirit, mind and intellect.

Verse ten goes on to say, so that then, after doing these two things, you may be able to test and approve the things which are differing, excelling and are carried in different directions from the rest of the mass of busyness.

Ro 10:2  For I bear them record that they have a zeal ( boiling) for God, but not according to knowledge.

Verse two of Romans Ten employs the same word for knowledge as is found in Philippians One and nine.

This type of knowledge is one which so thorough, profound and precise, that it will change a situation, just  by our knowledge of it.

Paul tells us that, yes, it’s important for us to boil in passion and zeal for things of the Lord,  but always in accordance to full and precise knowledge about His will and execution of it.

Philipp 1:9   And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment,

Php 1:10  that ye may approve things that are excellent, and that ye may be sincere and without offense until the Day of Christ,

Likewise, we are to be doing and loving for God, but always according to discernment and a full and precise knowledge of what we do, and how we do it.

The result will be that we will test for ourselves and approve the things which are excellent.  This word as I said, is demarcated, as a thing which is differing.

God is not happy if we  do the many good ideas. He wants us to carry out the one thing which is differing from all the good ideas, that one thing which is excellent. He wants us to accomplish, the one or two things which stand out above the rest.

The devil can give us many goods ideas and lets us run helter skelter in many directions, and yet causes us to miss the one or two excellent things which God had wanted us to do to first.

Satan knows that God does not function by worthy ideas but through a full and precise knowledge of the excelling and differing things which make up His will.

Da 7:25  And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand until a time, and times, and the dividing of time.

The devil will entice a Christian with many noble things and their busyness, and  wear her out.  A burned out Christian is of little use to the Lord.

The anointing of God comes as a  proportion to how precisely we carry out the few excellent and differing things.

Heb 8:5  Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

As Moses was preparing to embark upon the building of the desert tabernacle, God warned him to complete its construction exactly in line to the pattern which He revealed  to him.

A pattern is an architectural  blueprint or schematic. God is an architect. Look at His creation. Discern the thoroughness of the human body’s formation or the fixed placement of the sun to the earth.

If God willed creation with such precision, should His will for us be any different?

 1 Cor 3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder (architect), I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

Masterbuilder, is the Greek word architect. Quite well does Paul say that he is an architect of the New Testament church. Paul founds the blueprint for its erection and those who build upon it, must be meticulous in following his revealed schematics.

This is the definition of an apostle.  An apostle is an architect of the NT church.  He lays groundwork according to, you guess it, a precise and thorough knowledge of the will of God. Others come and construct upon his blueprint.

Until authentic apostles are acknowledged and admitted into the church, the precise architectural foundations for its construction will not be present.

The scriptures tell us that Christ will come back for a church that neither has spots or wrinkles.

I cannot see this occurring until the church builds according to apostolic blue prints.

Eph 1:10  that in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth, even in Him.

Eph 3:2  if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me towards you,

Col 1:25  of which I am made a minister according to the dispensation of God, which is given to me for you, to fulfill the Word of God

Paul can say that he is an architect of the NT church, because he came to understand the God who is The Great Architect.

He goes further in his architectural pursuits by introducing the word “dispensation”.

The literal Greek defines a dispensation as “ the law of the house.”

A dispensation, in the context of these scriptures, is a set of laws, or principles for the successful administration and management of a household.

We can take this further and define a dispensation as the principles, ideologies, ethics, codes, and values which direct a business or corporation.

Paul knows that if God is an architect, He must likewise employ dispensations to manifest not only His blueprints, but their correct implementation.

To end, God does everything through dispensations. Not only does He give us the full, precise and accurate knowledge of His will, but  He reveals to us the administrations, managements and supervisions of it.

We can simplify a dispensation to mean a plan. God is a God of plans. He has plans for us. He wants us to execute His plans by the precise and exact knowledge of His blue prints.

The longer I walk with God , the less busy I become with ministerial stuff and worthy tasks.

As Christian ministers we can run around doing lots of great things, but God is not content with that.

God does not have a bunch of things for us to do.

He has blueprints to reveal to you and their dispensations to carry them out. They are the schematics for His excellent and differing things. These are the few things which stand out from the rest.

As I get older in God, I comprehend that the most indispensable thing  for me is  to hear His still small voice every morning.

Every day, as much as possible, I get on my knees and quietly ask the Lord to reveal His blueprints for my life and ministry.

Once I understand His blueprint,  than I ask Him to reveal  His dispensation or plans on how to execute, manage and administer them.

Nothing in your life will be more important than this.

God is not impressed with our ministerial busyness. God is impressed with His few  excellent and differing things.

“Take Me To The Jesus House”


Once again, to respect the identity of Native American friends, I will keep  details of this blog, generic in content.

Years back, I visited a Native American Nation in the southwest part of our country.

The Spaniards who colonized this region and Mexico, executed many atrocities in the name of Jesus Christ .

Consequently, some  Native American Nations have barred their doors to the open preaching of the gospel.

This particular tribe was one. The gospel could not be openly preached within its borders.

One day, my eye caught sight of a flyer stuck to the side of a building.

The tribe was fundraising money for a young member, a boy dying from leukemia. The  collection was to be used for a bone marrow transplant.

God burdened me to pray for this kid whom I had not met.

Every day, Jesus would tell me to fast and pray. For more than a month I did it by  getting on my knees.

When God told me stop, He then told me to do something more extreme.

“I want you to go the tribe’s administration office and ask if you can pray for this boy in the Name of Jesus.”

“ How utterly uncomfortable is this?”, I thought.

The white man is not allowed in the reservation after sundown.

To openly preach the gospel of Jesus Christ was exclusively prohibited, and this through a white man!  OMG!

If you want to discuss an awkward moment this was it.

I tried to justify all reasons for not going  but knew that I had to obey the Spirit.

Around noon I drove up to the office.  I was met with the usual busyness of a government building. I was the only white man there.

“Can I help you?” a big man asked.

“Yes sir, I saw the flyer about the boy who has leukemia and needs the bone marrow transplant. Can you help me?”

I was fearful, not knowing what to expect.

“I am the boy’s uncle,” he replied.

I could not believe that among all the people,  it was this kid’s uncle who met me.

“Well sir, my name is Jose Alvarez and I am a Christian. I am not here to preach the gospel or try to convert you. I have four little children and when I saw the picture of your nephew my heart broke. I can’t imagine what it is to have one of my children sick like this.  God uses me in healing, and I would like to pray for him in the Name of Jesus.”

As I laid my request before him, tears flowed down my cheeks, my heart broken by God.  My speech was feeble and faltering.

I well understood Paul’s words.

1Co 2:3  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

I anticipated this man blasting me out of the water.  I imagined him screaming and drawing a number of officials who’d grab and kick me out the door of the building.

With a soft voice the man replied “ Sure, you can pray for him. I will arrange a time when you can come back.”

I could not believe what I had heard.  A white man praying in the Name of Jesus within this tribe, one of the most resistant to the gospel!   This was totally unheard of, for sure!  It was just too unbelievable!

I was permitted on three occasions to visit the boy’s home. His extended family, many of them elderly folk,  came to watch  me pray. Most of them did not speak a lick of English. They came in  Native American regalia exclusive to their nation.

The boy  would curse at me in the foulest of language as I prayed. Other times he’d run around the living room. The family gawked at me never saying a word.

2Co 11:16  I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

I know what it is to be a fool for Christ!  LOL!

After the third consultation I was not allowed to continue. What a miracle had transpired, though, against every human odd!

A few months after, the boy got his bone marrow transplant.

The hospital touted his recovery as the fastest discharged bone marrow patient in its history.

The cancer was gone.

His family befriended ours.

We became very close  and maintained our relationships for the next six years until our departure to Africa.

This boy grew, totally healed and cancer free.

He would demand his uncle take him to the local church.

“Take me to the Jesus house” he’d say, as he sat still in the Great Spirit’s presence.

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The Bicycle Evangelists And The Truck Caught In The Thicket


Gen 22:13  And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

 This account of my time in Tanzania took place somewhere in 2006.

I just got back from Arusha , Tanzania and hope to share some of the pictures with you on my next update.

Arusha is a tourist town close to Mt. Kilimanjaro , the largest mountain in Africa, over 19,000 feet high.  To my great dismay in  the town of Moshi at the foot of Kilimanjaro, the top of the huge mountain was shrouded over with clouds.

My hosts were Bishop Stephen Mbata and his wife Faith who pastor  six Mt. Horeb Churches  in Tanzania . My first two days were spent in Arusha teaching a seminar.

African Christians have a great hunger for the Word of God after receiving many years of preaching but little teaching. We saw powerful manifestations of the power of God especially in healings. People extended the palms of their hands forward and at the slapping of the palms everyone either was flung back or fell down under the power.

On Thursday we boarded a bus to Mabati, a town three hours away in rural Tanzania . We were to teach four-day seminar in Kisangaji, twenty miles from Mabati, where Mt. Horeb has one of its branches.

Upon our arrival, the last bus to Kisangaji had already departed. Two bicycle evangelists came to greet us on bicycles, the main mode of transportation in these rural areas. They proposed that I would ride for one hour on the back of a  bicycle. I frowned in anger really big at the Lord.

I knew that my displeasure was plain to all.

Then just like  in the account of Abraham and the ram caught in a thicket with the impending slaying of Isaac, I met my Jehovah Jireh.

As I lifted up my eyes and looked, a truck that would take Kisangajians to their destination for a small fee was just ready to leave.

I was immediately hoisted up and packed in with another twenty people and sat on top of big rice sacks. God gave me a rope to hold on that was tied to a bar on the truck and we all laughed at seeing this white man swaying back and forth like jello on the bumpy roads to Kisangaji.

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Children Of The Onion


I will describe now one of my biggest battles in dying to my old life and having the Christ in me take full control.  Until today, I was still one of those children of the onion. Let me explain.

Suffice it to say that the battles will never be over, and Christ will never be in full control, until we get to the other side of that “sweet by and by.”

I can say, however, that the one huge stronghold of my control over that of Christ’s fell today.

Any area where our lives are not under the loving control of Christ is one area where the demonic will have its spidery legs wrapped around our soul, health, wealth, and body.

I call it spidery, because recently, God has revealed demons as spiders. Spiders do not have to move much. They are simply there. They suck the life out of you. They roost on top of the sin which you love. They slowly destroy you from this beach head of sin. From there, they weave their spidery webs in the recesses of your soul.  Their long legs wrap themselves into the subconscious areas, and by them, create fortresses of hostility towards God, all in your mind.

The work of demons is obscure. Demons are onion lovers. They hide in onions.  These onions are their cocoons. These types of onions are sins. As the layers of sin peel off, as that of an onion, the demon spider is finally exposed, and Christ expels it out from your life. At the core of every onion called sin, there is always a demon. He is the last one to come out, and only when you have pealed the onion, with the knife of repentance. You can never get to the demon, until you get to the sin. You can never get to the sin as long as you love it.  As long as the onion is there, the demon is right in there, too. The only knife that works is that of repentance.

Demons make you feel that you are the one with the problem.  You are the one who is sick. You are the one who is anxious. You are the one who is ADD. When in fact it’s his attack. He will wound you by means of the spidery legs which work from the shadowy cocoon of sin’s onion.

This well hid spider deceives you.  Its deceptions create a false identity which you embrace.  The identity could be to become famous, or rich, take up a cause, or extol your personal rights, or worse still, to disobey God.

It could be a need to stay sick, in self-pity, to be a martyr, a victim, one who is offended, depressed or unable to forgive.  These breed negative attention. Others attend to you because you are a victim, a martyr, or someone who is ill.

This identity becomes a fortress, a citadel in your mind. You live and die for it. I was still holding to a false identity. Worse still, I was wishing for this identity, and asking God to make me into the person who owned it. This false person had become me. We call this a pseudo fantasy, a false imagination. We idolize our imaginations and fantasies and what we create in them.

The only real identity is Christ in me. Every other identity must die. Every other identity bows its knee to Christ.  Demons only respect Christ. They don’t respect me, or my false fantasies. They don’t respect any other identity, except the one which Christ has, and which is Christ.

So as long as you love any sin, remember that it is an onion, which has a demon at its core and which is still preying on you.  You are still the children of the onion.

A Tale Of Fidel and the Ice Cream.


I once heard a story about El Comandante Fidel Castro. This is how he indoctrinated young Cuban children.

His soldiers, named “milicianos’,  would visit Cuban elementary schools.

They would gather the children and ask them, “who of you believe in God?” Every little hand jettisoned to the air. “Who here loves ice cream?” . Even quicker than before, little arms shot up, giggles and wide eyes staring into soldiers’ faces.

“Well, close your eyes, bow your heads, and pray to God to bring you ice cream now!” Dutifully, little heads bowed down, as the children prayed in earnest.

“Now, open your eyes”, retorted a soldier. Of course, there was no ice cream.

“Now, pray to Fidel Castro, and ask him to bring you ice cream!” Little heads and hearts stooped once again. “Now open your eyes!” Every soldier held a sumptuous ice cream cone.

Postscript:

There are a few things which I remember from my homeland. We fled penniless when I was six. Castro nationalized both of my father’s businesses.

As we exited the Jose Marti Airport to come to Miami, Castro’s men called us worms.

I remember the bomb that went off at the Havana harbor when I was watched the Three Stooges at a movie theater.  We ran outside to see broken glass and the wailing of ambulance sirens.

I remember when Castro’s soldiers barged into our upper class home, and ransacked our drawers and closets.

I remember hearing stories of Castro having dump trucks collide into each other in the middle of the night, in my neighborhood, to frighten the wealthy.

I remember the great Cuban singer, Benny More, mercilessly beaten to death in a Cuban prison.

I remember my grandmother’s school, El Instituto Edison, one the finest in the nation, stolen from her.

I remember people making coffee from ground black beans.

I remember women as they fled Cuba being stripped search in their private parts for hidden jewelry.

I remember people still driving cars from the 1950’s.

I remember a nation that is silent, for it lives in terror of a government that will imprison, torture or kill its people, if it speaks out against it.

These socialists preach wealth distribution to all expect themselves. Every single one of them are millionaires.

Every single one of them successfully disarmed their nations through gun control while remaining armed to the hilt and quickly subjugated the country, through gun control.

For those of you in America who love Castro, or Che Guevera, who was a hyper racist, and cherish the utopic socialist dream, I pray that you won’t eat the wrong ice cream.