In a sickening performance in Havana reminiscent of the old Nazi propaganda films, American cattle rancher John Parke Wright dressed up in a Santa suit and gave out gifts to Cuban children yesterday in commemoration of El Día de los Reyes Magos. According to the article, the kids “shrieked with pleasure” upon receiving these gifts from the wealthy Florida rancher who was accompanied by, of all people, fidel’s nephew Angel Ramon Castro.
Although it is hard to find fault in giving these poor kids who have suffered so much gifts on this occasion, one has to wonder if Mr. Wright looked these young, innocent children in the eyes and explained to them that his need to make a profit supersedes their need for freedom. Perhaps he explained to them that, by no fault of theirs, they were being used as pawns in a political game where he is positioning himself to reap huge profits by dealing with the vile and oppressive regime that unjustly incarcerates their parents, relatives, friends, and neighbors. Maybe, Mr. Wright hopes, some sneakers and athletic socks will help these children deal with the knowledge that they live in a country where they are subject to brutal beatings for speaking out against the regime that he is so friendly with.
But most likely Mr. Wright is just interested in scoring some public relations points and he has no problem using innocent children to do so. That, if his choice of friends were not enough, is quite a commentary on the true character of the man.
Read the whole disgusting article HERE.