Human rights opponent who masquerades as “civil rights activist” visits Castrogonia to kiss King Raul’s derriere and to increase Orwellian spin on his shady mission
Well, it looks as if Reuters might have redeemed itself after exposing the lie behind King Raul's "reforms."
It is now giving full attention to "civil rights activist" Jesse Jackson's visit to the Castro Kingdom, and billing it as a "mission of reconciliation."
Please notice the carefully crafted Orwellian misuse of language in this article from start to finish.
Faux Chicagoan and faux humanitarian Jesse Jackson is in Cuba to effect "reconciliation" between the USA and Castrogonia. What the hell does that mean?
Hell, he is being hosted by the Roman Catholic Church of Cuba, which might as well be officially named as a ministry of the Castro Kingdom. Their favorite term for kow-towing to the Royal Family and for overlooking all of its misdeeds and human rights abuses is "reconciliation."
Please note that genuine reconciliation -- as defined in any legitimate dictionary and in the theology of the real Roman Catholic Church (not to be mistaken for the faux one in Castrogonia)-- requires an admission of wrongdoing, remorse, penitence, penance, and total turn-around in behavior on the part of the wrongdoer. JJ's visit has none of this as an aim: his sole aim is to get the USA to cave in to all of Castrogonia's demands.
Please also note that this so-called "civil rights activist" is meeting with FARC terrorists, but is not meeting with any real civil rights activists (dissidents) in Castrogonia, and that he is not the least bit inclined to agitate for an end to racism in that Kingdom.
While you are it, also please note that Reuters says nothing about JJ's previous expressions of admiration for the Castro Royal Family and the way it runs its Kingdom. (Humberto Fontova can provide you with all the proof)
And, finally, please note that Reuters says that JJ hopes to free Alan Gross, but fails to mention that the Castro Royal Family has made it clear that can only happen if its four spies ("The Cuban Five") are released from prison in the USA.
The question of the day: has JJ received authorization from the Obama administration to trade those Castronoid spies for long-suffering pawn Alan Gross?
Jesse Jackson arrives in Cuba on mission of reconciliation
(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson arrived in Cuba on Friday where he said he hoped to facilitate improved relations with the United States and see imprisoned U.S. contractor Alan Gross.
Jackson is on a private visit to the communist-run island being hosted by the Roman Catholic Church.
He has visited Cuba a number of times and met with former President Fidel Castro.
"The church is concerned about peace ... and Cuba's relations with the United States and the rest of the Caribbean. I hope we can facilitate that," he said.
Asked if he would meet with Gross, Jackson said, "I don't know, but I would like to."
Gross has been jailed in Cuba since December 2009 in a case that has put the brakes on a brief improvement in long-hostile U.S.-Cuba relations.
In a March 2011 trial, Gross was sentenced to 15 years in prison for installing internet networks for Jewish groups under a secretive U.S. program the Cuban government considers subversive.
The United States insists Gross was merely helping the local population get connected as part of a democracy-building project.
"I appeal to His Excellency President Raul Castro to release Mr. Alan P. Gross on humanitarian grounds," Jackson said in an open letter to Castro in March 2011.
Jackson told reporters before entering Havana's Hotel Nacional that he had other items on his agenda.
He was in Colombia earlier this month where he urged Colombia's FARC rebels to free former U.S. Marine Kevin Scott Sutay, whom they kidnapped in June.
Cuba is hosting peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and more than 30 of the guerrilla organization's commanders are in Havana.
A Cuban source said Jackson may meet with some of them while in Cuba.