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None Dare Call it Schizophrenia

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"...an opening of travel for Americans could bring more results in the democratization of Cuba than the indecisive performance of Raul Castro...Eliminating these long obsolete travel restrictions would mean the end of the main elements with which official propaganda has repeatedly satanized American Administrations...If restrictions on coming to Cuba are lifted, Americans would again enjoy a right that has been infringed in recent years - that of traveling freely to any latitude without penalty. Cuban citizens, for our part, would benefit from the injection of material resources and money that these tourists from the north would spend.." (Yoani Sanchez in a letter to to Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Commitee 11/9/2009)

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"OMG!--OMG! She's so BRILLIANT!!!...OMG!..OMG! She's so RIGHT!!!" (Recent Cuban-American reaction to Yoani Sanchez)

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"Good idea Yoani! Think we'll take you up on it!" (Beyonce and Jay-Z last week-end)

Cuban-American response to the words of Yoani Sanchez being put into actions:

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Unreal.....

4 comments to None Dare Call it Schizophrenia

  • Wouldn't true progress be made by lifting ALL travel restrictions currently in place, thus allowing Americans to travel freely to Cuba, and Cubans to travel freely to America?

    How about a situation where people like Yoani Sanchez can travel to the United States and get massive media coverage as she discusses what she sees wrong with U.S. policies toward Cuba without fear of persecution by the U.S. government, being reciprocated by allowing Babalusians to do the exact same thing in Cuba, with uncensored coverage by Cuban media, in front of the Cuban National Assembly, with equal fearlessness?

    "... If restrictions on coming to Cuba are lifted, Americans would again enjoy a right that has been infringed in recent years - that of traveling freely to any latitude without penalty."

    Hasn't that same right been denied to ordinary Cubans for half a century?

    Shouldn't Sanchez spend her time worrying more about the rights denied to Cubans, instead of arguing that Americans should be allowed to go to Cuba and spend money?

    Right now, our rights to bear arms, to free exercise of our religious beliefs, to be free from illegal search and seizure, and many other are under attack here. My right to travel to Cuba and pump dollars into the Castro regime isn't a priority.

  • maristas60

    When YS calls for justice for all the crimes committed by the regime then I will pay attention to what she has to say.

  • asombra

    “Those people” have been maligned, misrepresented and dumped on so much for so long, that I think there’s now a kind of “battered people” syndrome, whereby the victims naturally try to avoid further battering and attempt, however futilely, to placate the batterers. It’s sad but very much human nature. My position is simple: no sacred cows, no untouchables, nobody and nothing beyond criticism or reproach whenever and wherever that is warranted. And I absolutely, positively will NOT accept any kind of gag order, especially from Cubans, who should know FAR better than even suggesting such a thing.

  • FreedomForCuba

    "When YS calls for justice for all the crimes committed by the regime then I will pay attention to what she has to say."

    Ditto...