Cuba: Partnering up with your assailant
It is really difficult to shine any type of positive light on the so-called reconciliation between the Castro dictatorship and Cuban Americans the regime has deemed "reasonable" (they accept and will not challenge the dictatorship in Cuba). How does a victim reconcile with an assailant that continues to violently attack them? In reality, subservience and submission are more appropriate and descriptive terms for what is taking place. Moreover, if you look at what the Castro regime is attempting to do with the help of its "reasonable" accomplices in the U.S. in proper context, a more nefarious scenario becomes sadly evident.
Forgive the offensive nature of the following analogy, but I believe it puts the proper context to this supposed reconciliation.
Imagine a woman is kidnapped by a gang of violent criminals and is viciously and repeatedly raped by them. Her husband arrives and instead of rescuing her, he begins to negotiate with the rapists. He tells them that he respects their right to take ownership of his wife and promises to not harm them in any way. He just wants a chance to rape his wife as well. When asked by his friends how he could do such a vile thing, the husband replies that the rapists are too strong for him to physically subdue, so instead, he is hoping that by them watching how he affectionately makes love to his wife, their hardened hearts will turn. Besides, the rapists are all much older than him and he will outlive them. By joining the rapists in the violation of his wife, he does not have to wait until they die to have sex with her again.
It is a crude analogy, but in this particular case, it describes exactly what this "reconciliation" is all about.
Cuban émigrés call for more involvement in the country
A weekend meeting of Cuban diplomats and émigrés in Washington heard calls for the Raúl Castro government to allow the émigrés to return, invest and buy property in the island just like any resident, participants said Tuesday.
The by-invitation-only gathering of about 115 Cubans living in the United States issued a final declaration that hewed closely to the topics mentioned in the invitations issued two months ago by the Cuban diplomatic mission in Washington.
It demanded the end of the U.S. embargo and all other sanctions, the release of five Cuban spies convicted in South Florida in 1998, the island’s removal from the U.S. list of countries that support international terrorism and an end to Washington’s financial support for pro-democracy programs in Cuba.
Among other items, it also urged the U.S. government to extradite Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela to face terrorism charges and eliminate the Cuban Adjustment Act because it spurs illegal migration to the United States.
But some participants said that during the closed-door meeting several émigrés urged Havana authorities to give Cubans living abroad the same rights as Cubans living on the island. They said they prefer “émigré” over “exiles” to avoid any political connotation.
Continue reading HERE.