In light of all concern lately in the news about the victims of Latin American dictators see if you can find the terms “anti-Pinochet extremists” or “anti-Pinochet hardliners” or “rabidly anti-Pinochet hotheads” linked to any of those who sought “justice” for the Chilean Junta’s “human rights abuses.” Look for any hint that these noisy Chilean malcontents are “intransigent,” and “living in the past.”
Okay, now replace the word “Pinochet” in the above phrases with the word “Castro” and see if you manage to find any of these terms ABSENT from any media mention of those who seek justice for a list of (genuine) victims that dwarfs the one for Pinochet’s rule.
While we’re at it, go back a bit and see if you find the term “anti-apartheid extremists” or “anti-aparthied hardliners” or “rabidly anti-aparthied hotheads” used for those who advocated economic sanctions against South Africa.
Okay, now replace the word “apartheid” with the word “Castro” and see if you find the qualifiers ABSENT from any media mention of those who advocate economic sanctions against Cuba. While you’re there, please notice the names of those who advocated–at the top of their lungs –sanctions against a regime that practiced segregation. You’ll note that, from George Mc Govern to Chris Dodd and from Jesse Jackson to Charles Rangel, it’s almost the identical gang who advocate –at the top of their lungs—an END to economic sanctions against a regime that practices segregation AND Stalinism.
Now see if you can find the words “hypocrites” or “scoundrels” associated with any of these people. On second thought, don’t waste your time…..Okay, maybe that wasn’t so much fun after all.