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That a given political economy maybe gives you less somatic discomfort in everyday life does not make it any less authoritarian. A fascist country like Italy brought a lot of somatic satiation to the masses compared to what came before it(paid vacay, the modern welfare state as we know it ect) that does not do away with its authoritarian problematics. There's also dropouts who make their own rules who are not affected by 'standards of living'.

Cuba is an even more authoritarian shithole then a place like Barbados(where I grew up) or Jamaica(where I was born).

Also, it's the Afro-Cubans(among others) who've had enough not just the whiter more bourgeois.