Glenn Reynolds had a rather interesting post yesterday at Instapundit that read, simply:
“I WOULDN’T BRING UP CUBA IF I WERE YOU, it’s poor salesmanship.”
It linked to this piece titled “The Blogosphere and Cuba” at Pajamas Media, which stated:
Following our post on the third anniversary of Cuba’s Black Spring last Saturday, Marc Cooper comments: Pajamas Media also has a round-up of blog postings on the Cuban anniversary. All of the links are to conservative or right-wing blogs.
The reason is unfortunate. There are no liberal blogs marking this anniversay today. At least none that can be easily found.
The round-up of blogs mentioned above, with the exception of Marathon Pundit, are all a part of the Cuban-American blog community. (Yes, Ziva, you are officially a Cuban-American).
Now, without wanting to anger anyone, especially those few who arent Cuban-American bloggers whom I admire as they have supported and still support the cause for a free Cuba, this small community of blogs is all we have.
On ocassion, one of the big guns of the right side of the blogosphere – Instapundit, Captain’s Quarters, Powerline, Michelle Malkin, Wizbang, among others – will link to or publish a post about Cuba or some Cuban issue. Yet unfortunately, they are few and far between. And trust me, this blogger isnt being ingrateful, all of their links and write-ups are appreciated. The more help in exposing the reality of Cuba the better.
But I have to wonder after reading Instapundit’s post above.
Just last week, and much to my disappointment, I emailed Glenn Reynolds congratulating him on his new book “An Army of Davids” and since the subject of the book, as it reads on the cover, is “How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government and Other Goliaths”, I figured I had the perfect scenario in order for this Army of Davids to make a difference.
Picture, if you will, this Army of Davids in this battlefield called the blogosphere all coming together to help one guy who is starving himself in order to access the very same thing Reynolds states is a factor for change: the technology of the internet.
Because if you really look at it, there is no better an example of a modern day David against a modern day Goliath than Guillermo Fariñas against fidel castro’s government.
And yet not so much as a response from Instapundit. Perhaps now I know why:
It’s poor salesmanship to even bring up Cuba.