Florida businessman Maximo Alvarez delivered a warning that should open the eyes of all Americans during his passionate speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
Alvarez fled Cuba with his parents at the age of 13 as Fidel Castro and his communist regime took control of the country – marking the beginning of the downfall for the once thriving island.
A staunch supporter of President Trump, Alvarez warned that Biden and his cronies are “mostly concerned about power” a concerning attribute which he has seen before in Fidel Castro. Alvarez also said that he has heard the “empty promises” of socialism before and that Americans must not be fooled by them.
“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. 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” to what he witnessed in Cuba.
“Those false promises — spread the wealth, defund the police, trust a socialist state more than your family and your community — they don’t sound radical to my ears. They sound familiar. When Fidel Castro was asked if he was a communist, he said he was a Roman Catholic. He knew he had to hide the truth. But the country I was born in is gone, totally destroyed.”
“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,” Álvarez continued.
Alvarez said he is “grateful” that he was “able to build my American dream through hard work and determination.”
Alvarez was one of over 14,000 children whose parents sent them to America alone under “Operation Peter Pan,” in which America agreed to take the children in cases where the communist regime would not allow families to escape together.
Alvarez said that while his family has a history of escaping from communism – his father warned him that if he loses the United States, he will have nowhere left to run.
“I know all about the past — I’ll never forget my own. My family has fled totalitarianism and communism. And more than once. First, my dad from Spain, then from Cuba,” Álvarez relayed. “But my family is done running away. By the grace of God, I have lived the American dream — the greatest blessing I’ve ever had. My dad, who only had a sixth-grade education told me, ‘don’t lose this place. You’ll never be as lucky as me.’”
“I’m speaking to you today because my family is done abandoning what we rightfully earned. There is no place to hide,” he insisted.
Maximo warned that while communism is knocking on the doorstep of America, President Trump is fighting back and he might be the only person who can save us from the Democrats’ far-left policies.
“President Trump is fighting the forces of anarchy and communism. And I know he will continue to do just that. And what about his opponent? I have no doubt they will hand the country over to those dangerous forces.”
“I choose President Trump because I choose America. I choose freedom,” he concluded.