Dr. José Antonio Serra

Dr. Jose' Antonio Serra was born in Havana, Cuba, May 22, 1919. Attending a Parochial School, La Salle Secundaria he continued and worked his way through the University of Havana for his Bachelors, Masters and PhD. while working full time for Westinghouse.During his studies in accounting he managed to start a family and attain employment with Royal Dutch Shell of Cuba where he progressed to the position of Tesorero-(Treasurer) and continued working for his God-Family-Country & Company through the Communist Revolution. He continued with Shell Oil Company until retirement in 1989 at the age of 72. Passing October 29, 2003 . His massive "Change" coming to the U.S. gave him special insight to the present.He was proud of his heritage and proud to be an American.

Most Recent Articles by Dr. José Antonio Serra:

It’s everybody’s battle

Jan 13, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today. Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

Do I hate Castro and the Communist?  I been taught to love not hate.  I think my feeling about them is one of nausea, only such as one feels toward a cancer that must be cut away before it spreads.  Having infected Cuba, the cancer now seeks to spread elsewhere in Latin America.


Red “Ministry of Fear”

Jan 11, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

With anxiety in my heart, I made my applications for passports.  To apply for a passport from Cuba these days is to place yourself in the category of a traitor.


Prison and the firing squad

Jan 10, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

I have told you of some of the ways the Communists heaped misery on their enemies and put fear in their hearts.  I am now going to tell you the story of a woman who was sent to prison, and of what she found there.  Because she has relatives in Cuba, I will call her by the fictitious name Maria.


Empty stomachs in “Utopia”

Jan 9, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

When the old manager of the Cuban farms were displaced by the Communists, production fell off at once.


Death of an organization

Jan 8, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

No private organization was free of attack and confiscation by the Communist regime.  I was a member of the Certified Public Accountants Association.  The Communists took it over.  They took it over right under our noses and we couldn’t do anything about it.  They had the guns.  We did not.  Some of our directors used the only weapon they had—their voices and their pens.  For this they were jailed or executed.


Terror in the street

Jan 7, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

Not after the first telephone calls to my office and the incident of the militia girl outside my home, my wife and I were returning one night in our auto from a wedding.


Education, Communist Style

Jan 6, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

One day, not long after the mysterious and threatening telephone calls received at my office, I walked our of my house to go to work.  I saw a young militia girl in her olive green uniform sitting on the curb.


Free speech is buried in Cuba

Jan 5, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

Castro’s propaganda was as fine as the Communist mind could devise.  Each new watchword from the Communists was repeated again and again, and the propaganda network carried it to all corners of the land.  Big lies constantly repeated were finally believed as truth by the public.


Big Brother is Watching

Jan 4, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

Fear, intimidation, surveillance are the weapons used by the Communist’s in Cuba today.


The attack on the Church

Jan 3, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today. Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

My first shocking personal experience with communism occurred of all places, at church.  The Castro regime considered the Catholic Church to be its most dangerous enemy.


Communism and the tomorrow that never comes

Jan 3, 2011 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

In retrospect of the past Jose’ my father-in-law saw in 1962 what we have to worry about today. Jose’ said “It’s Everybody’s Battle”—Ian Jay Germaine

I began to see the attitude of the workers in my firm change under the influence of Communist poison.  The militia taught them that supervisors and managers were their enemies.  They now talked resentfully about being “exploited” by the company.


A knock at the door

Dec 22, 2010 — Dr. José Antonio Serra

Having known of these article’s comprising “A KNOCK AT THE DOOR” for many years gives me pride for someone as reserve and timid as the writer was, acting and speaking within his abilities for his family and his country of birth and thought, Cuba.  However that is not my reason for bring the words back afresh.