Maximo Alvarez a Cuban-born Florida Businessman delivered a warning of the consequences of the empty promises of socialism.
He moved listeners all across America when he said “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”.
I believe we should stand with Maximo Alvarez and say no to socialism and the communist agenda the far left has orchestrated.
Here is the video of Maximo Alvarez giving his moving speech:
Maximo Alvarez, whose family fled communist Cuba:
"When I watch the news in Seattle and Chicago and Portland…I hear echoes of a former life I never wanted to hear again. I see shadows I thought I had outrun."
One of the strongest voices given a platform at #RNC2020 tonight.
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) August 25, 2020
Cuban-born businessman Maximo Alvarez says the radical ideas proposed by many Democrats today "don't sound radical to my ears. They sound familiar." #RNC2020 #RNCConvention2020 pic.twitter.com/wBnmf8eMNk
— MRCTV (@mrctv) August 25, 2020
Fox News reported these details about Alvarez’s powerful speech:
Florida businessman Maximo Alvarez warned against the “empty promises” of socialism during an impassioned speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
Alvarez, the founder of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, fled Cuba with his parents at the age of 13 as Fidel Castro and his communist regime took control of the island. Speaking in support of President Trump, an emotional Alvarez alleged that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is “mostly concerned about power” and would allow 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.”
Alvarez argued that policies favored by prominent Democrats, such as free health care, and calls to defund the police are “false promises” that “sound familiar” based on his experiences in Cuba. The Trump administration has accused Biden and running mate Kamala Harris of embracing far-left policies in their platform.
In his speech, Alvarez said recent violence in cities around the country stirred 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 is “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.
Cuban-American businessman Maximo Alvarez gave a teary RNC speech decrying Communism and comparing Joe Biden to Fidel Castro.
— POLITICO (@politico) August 25, 2020
The Today Show had these details to add about Maximo Alvarez’s emotional speech at the RNC:
In one of the most emotional moments of the first night of the Republican National Convention, Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban immigrant living in Miami, told his family’s story and reflected on the American dream.
Alvarez took the RNC stage on a night shared with fellow speakers Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr., former governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley, and Sen. Tim Scott also of South Carolina.
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.”
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.
Maximo Alvarez is totally right to say if we elect Joe Biden then our country will head down a slippery slope into Communism.
The American dream is still alive and Maximo is living proof.
It’s time to stop complaining and express gratitude for what you already have in the great country of the United States of America.
Maybe Maximo’s speech will propel others to go after the American dream instead of complaining that the government isn’t handing them the American dream.