We’ve all heard the term above. It’s used by the castro propaganda machinery to indoctrinate the populace by making them believe that they’re involved in a great and noble battle of ideals against the evil Yanqui imperialists. Yet they never actually engage in any battle with actual ideas. When dissenting points of view are presented, in the case of the Cuban people, they are beaten, arrested and silenced. Should a US President mention something about Human Rights Abuses in Cuba before an audience at the United Nations, the Cuban delegation just walks out.
I guess the Cuban government thinks that if you silence and ignore others’ ideas, then you can declare yourself the winner. To powerhungry simpletons, it’s just that simple.
Update: Im looking for a transcript of the speech as we “speak.” Will post it as soon as it becomes available.
Update: Via the Belfast Telegraph:
In the wide-ranging speech on human rights, Mr Bush said the “long rule of a cruel dictator” was coming to an end in Cuba and that innocent civilians were suffering in Sudan.
“Cruel dictator.” That’s got to have castroites, commies and other assorted useful idiots in a lather.
From Fox News:
Also absent is longtime Cuban tyrant Fidel Castro, who has been ill for more than a year. As Bush mentioned Cuba, saying “the long rule of a cruel dictator is nearing its end,” that country’s U.N. delegation stood up and walked out of the auditorium.
Update: President Bush quoted, from the White House Site, hat tip La Conchita:
“…the American people are disappointed by the failures of the Human Rights Council. This body has been silent on repression by regimes from Havana to Caracas to Pyongyang and Tehran — while focusing its criticism excessively on Israel.”
“In Cuba, the long rule of a cruel dictator is nearing its end. The Cuban people are ready for their freedom. And as that nation enters a period of transition, the United Nations must insist on free speech, free assembly, and ultimately, free and competitive elections.”
– President Bush Addresses The United Nations General Assembly, Sept 25, 2007 –