Rapper Pitbull surprised his audience at a concert with a patriotic, pro-America message in which he encouraged people who think they don’t like America to head back to whatever country their family originated in to get a grasp on just how unique and wonderful America is.
In that message, which came during a concert in October of 2021, he said, “To whoever the f*ck doesn’t like the United States of America, may God bless you but f*ck you at the same time. If you don’t like the United States of America, go back to the countries that we came the f*ck from and you’ll see how much you appreciate the United States of America.”
Watch that here:
— America The Gray (@AmericanPeriod1) October 3, 2021
That message came a few months after the pro-freedom protests in Cuba. Encouraging support for the Cuba protests at the time, Pitbull said:
“This is a message to the world. We need to stand up, step up. But if you don’t understand what’s going on, then you need to wake the f— up,. Not only is this a Cuba event, this is a world event. This isn’t about politics. This is about saving lives. This is about unity, not division. And bottom line, this is about taking action.”
“Not only do we live for freedom, we ride for freedom, we die for freedom, but we motherf—ing appreciate freedom. And it gets me hot, it bothers me and it frustrates me to a certain extent, being a Cuban American, and having a platform to speak to the world and not being able to help my own people, not being able to get them food, not being able to get them water, not being able to get the medicine. But most of all, not being able to help and really get them what they deserve, which is freedom.”
Despite being criticized for not sufficiently backing the Cuban protesters at the time, President Biden has maintained sanctions against the communist island despite leftist outrage over his doing so, as YahooNews reported, saying:
As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden promised to “promptly reverse the failed Trump policies that have inflicted harm on the Cuban people and done nothing to advance democracy and human rights.” But Biden’s only moves so far have been a minor easing of travel restrictions and a few other modest changes. The toughest sanctions remain in place, one factor triggering the largest flood of Cuban migrants to the United States ever.
I visited Cuba in January as one of 20 Americans on a fact-finding trip sponsored by the Global Interdependence Center, a Philadelphia nonprofit focused on economic cooperation among nations. Shortages were apparent everywhere. Locals wait in long lines for food and gas. Public bathrooms lack tissue paper and toilet seats. Internet service works at dial-up speed, if it’s even available. Buildings routinely collapse from lack of maintenance. There was a common refrain in meetings with government officials, local businesspeople and community leaders: End the sanctions. Reduce our misery. Give us access to American stuff.
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