The OAS, Cuba and Memory Loss (Updated)

Excellent, excellent piece by Mary Anastasia O’Grady at the WSJ today on OAS Secretary-General José Miguel Insulza’s wanting to forgive all of Cuba’s sins – and ignore the regime’s human right violations – to allow for Cuba’s re-instatement into said organization. It is an absolute must read:

Since its founding in 1948, the OAS has professed a belief that the “historic mission of America is to offer to man a land of liberty and a favorable environment for the development of his personality and the realization of his just aspirations.”

The Cuban regime is at odds with these ideals and in January 1962 the OAS expelled it, resolving: “That adherence by any member of the Organization of American states to Marxism-Leninism is incompatible with the inter-American system and the alignment of such a government with the communist bloc breaks the unity and solidarity of the hemisphere.”

In other words, because the Castro government had murdered and imprisoned dissidents, done away with free elections and economic and civil liberties, and allied itself with communism, Cuba was deemed unfit for OAS membership.

Read the whole excellent thing, right here. Video right here.

Update: Someone should show the following video to Mr. Insulza, as proof of how that “benign” castro regime treats citizens that peacefully refuse to toe the government line:

2 thoughts on “The OAS, Cuba and Memory Loss (Updated)”

  1. Val, you don’t really believe Insulza just needs to see the right video, so to speak, to “get it,” do you? The guy is a lot of things, but he’s neither retarded nor ignorant. He simply has LAD (Latin American Disease), which consists in being totally OK with being wrong (even criminally wrong) as long as it’s fashionably leftist and anti-American, and living in mortal fear of being perceived (the horror!) as even slightly right of center, even if that happens to be where righteousness resides in a given issue. These people are hopeless, or at least incorrigible. No video, or any sort of testimony or evidence, will make any real difference with them. It’s not a pretty picture, but it is what it is.

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