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The history Cubans will never forget

This stunning post from Capital Hill Cubans serves as a reminder to those celebrating this weeks OAS decision on Cuba:

"Indifference is not a beginning, it is an end. And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor -- never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten. The political prisoner in his cell, the hungry children, the homeless refugees -- not to respond to their plight, not to relieve their solitude by offering them a spark of hope is to exile them from human memory. And in denying their humanity we betray our own." --Elie Weisel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner, April 12, 1999

This morning, U.S. President Barack Obama visited the former Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald with Elie Weisel, where they dedicated a minute of silence to the 56,000 people that were executed at that site during the Holocaust.

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Across the Atlantic, pursuant to the Organization of American States' decision to repeal the 1962 that suspended Cuba's dictatorship from its ranks, President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras -- who together with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega led the efforts to revoke the 1962 resolution -- gloated that with this gesture by the OAS, "Fidel Castro has been acquitted by history."

Despite the Western Hemisphere's condemnable indifference, the only thing history will record is that the Cuban people -- like all other victims of tyranny throughout modern history, whether Jewish, Armenian, Rwandan or Sudanese -- will never forget the countless victims of the brutal dictatorship they have been subjected to.

Below is a picture of Raul Castro personally overseeing the execution of a colleague in the rebel army, and of the Cuban National Memorial in South Florida, where tens of thousands of crosses each carry the name of a victim of Cuba's dictatorship.

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Read "The Perils of Indifference."

6 comments to The history Cubans will never forget

  • Honey

    In the Philadelphia Inquirer today there was a long article extolling the new freedom Obama is giving Americans to travel to Cuba. It was all there - the picture of happy Cuban girls eating ice cream cones, the stories of music everywhere from the happy Cuban people no matter how rundown the buildings are, the best places to stay and what they will cost tourists. A real travel agent's guide to help the lucky tourists.
    It was all there alright, except for the jails, the island prison, the lack of free press, access to internet or tourist stores or hotels for citizens, or impossibility of saying what you want without repercussions.
    Another in the series of horrors of reporting on Cuba to be found in a newspaper here.

  • FreedomForCuba

    I'm glad I don't live upnorth anymore.

  • firefly

    Honey,

    That's why it's called propaganda. I can assure you all this is being done through public relations firms here in the U.S. and it's payed by the Cuban government or their collaborators.

  • Honey can you post or send me a link to the article? I looked but couldn't find it. I'm interested in knowing who the author is. Thanks!

  • charles_e_fromage

    This article about Cuba was in the Philly media today, it may or may not be the one Honey means:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/travel/20090607_I_ll_take_Paris__And_Rome_.html

  • Honey

    Thank you charles. I didn't know how to get it on line and even if I did I wouldn't know how to post it here.
    Yes, this is the one I meant. Awful, isn't it?

    Thank you so much.