Making Uncommon Sense

Today’s must read comes from Uncommon Sense, the blog of Babalu contributor Marc Masferrer. It’s about a subject that is very near to my heart: Oscar Elias Biscet. I think the plight of this man and what he represents (and could represent to freedom-loving people if they knew about him) to the fight for Cuban freedom has gotten short shrift from the international media.

When Brian Williams and NBC News was recently down in Cuba they didn’t mention Biscet. Do you think they would have gone to South Africa in the 80s and not mentioned Mandela? Marc also dissects the problem in getting the message out there but he rightly points out that the information is there if the MSM only chose to do something with it.

Go read and learn.

8 thoughts on “Making Uncommon Sense”

  1. I did not know about the Biscet presidential nomination – we can really make a stink with this – Biscet for Cuba’s president? Why not?
    I will post this up on the website and blog tonite!



  2. I’m not a poet but here goes.
    Tough Bohio
    There is nothing revolutionary about a single party system.
    There is nothing revolutionary about controlling a population with terror or neighborhood snitches keeping files on everyone on the block.
    There is nothing revolutionary about ration cards for 50 years.
    There is nothing revolutionary about denying a child a glass of milk.
    There is nothing revolutionary about putting honest critics in jail for 20 and 30 years.
    There is nothing revolutionary about drowning people who want a better life.
    There is nothing revolutionary about a muzzled press and state controlled media.
    Revolutionary is free choice.
    Revolutionary is free association.
    Revolutionary is free ideas about how and where to live.
    Freedom is doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.
    Victor Hadaway

  3. And yet, against all reason, decency and righteousness, you NEVER hear a word in defense of Biscet from the likes of Belafonte, Glover, Rangel, Maxine Waters, “Pastors for Peace,” the Congressional Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson, and on and on and on. Can you spell HYPOCRISY and BIAS and BAD FAITH? I can. So how can I possibly take any of these supposed do-gooders and “concerned” types seriously? I can’t, because they have simply NO credibility.

  4. Kenko:

    This is very good. I think you could expand and refine this idea into something great.

    It reads to me like an honest Guillen (although that would be the greatest oxymoron in history).

  5. I just put up a post on Biscet 2008, over at blogforcuba. La Contra Revolución also has a great post.

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