Stalinist State, Good: Cuban American, Bad

It would seem a shame that someone championing a seminar entitled “Rapprochement With Cuba: Good for Tampa Bay, Good For Florida, Good For America” hosted  by an entity which calls  itself  the “Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy” would not exercise a bit of that same spirit of rapprochement toward his fellow American citizens, or even a bit of responsibility. 

 Joe O’Neill’s diatribe in a local paper seemingly directed at the public officials who opted not to attend is rife with slurs and inaccuracies directed at Cuban Americans.  The now conventional use of hardliners to describe people who want nothing more than the same freedoms for their fellow man that people like Mr. O’Neill enjoy is supplemented here with repeated quotes from the president of said organization, one Al Fox, who in a supreme example of irony accuses a handful of “Bastitianos” of limiting American freedoms.  As a side note, it is interesting to see that Mr. Fox avails himself of the castrian lexicon.  I would say that given the repeated election of those South Florida politicians Mr. O’Neill decries, the ones who hold Wasserman-Schultz and Meeks in their “pockets,” there would seem to be more than a handful of these same.

 In what passes for reasoning here, Fox asks whether Taiwan can tell the US not to have relations with mainland China, implicit of course is the notion that Cuban Americans are foreigners dictating American foreign policy and not citizens exercising their right to vote.  Mr. O’Neill- not to be left behind- creates his own parallel with Iran.  Americans can travel to Iran, he informs us.  But, aah, how many mojitos are there in downtown Tehran?  You can bet that if Americans tourists were enriching Iranian coffers, there would be a hue and cry to end travel there.  Speaking of which, how many organizations for “Responsible Iran Policy” have you seen?

 Of course, the purported benefits of easing restrictions are grossly exaggerated.  Trade by definition would seem to require payment, something  the Cuban government seems particularly adept at evading.  Then there is the notion, put forth by Tampa Port Authority member Carl Lindell, that Cuba is not a terrorist state.  No, Mr. Lindell, it no longer has nuclear warheads pointed at our cities as it once did, now the ruling military junta uses its anti-American propaganda, advisors, and willing stooges like Chavez to spread its totalitarian ideology.  If Cuba no longer sends armies, it’s because it can’t afford to.   It is no less an enemy.   

A little article in a local paper about a small gathering in an American city, but a marvelous exemplar of  people who would cut out the offending member if they were ever to utter the “n” word but who have absolutely no difficulty defaming and trivializing Cuban Americans.

4 thoughts on “Stalinist State, Good: Cuban American, Bad”

  1. Every once in a while these USEFUL IDIOTS SUCH AS C.M. Joe O’Neill and Carl Lindell come up from the toilet for some fresh air. Then they run back into the murk.
    The mental conflicts that they suffer over the Cuban-American success in this country is wondeful.
    Jealousy will keep them just where they need to be.

  2. We don’t ban travel to Iran for the simple reason that tourism doesn’t contribute much to Iran’s coffers–so we embargo their oil, which does.

    For Cuba, on the other hand, tourism does……

    Oh WHAT’S THE FREAKIN’ POINT! of trying to REASON with these Castroite agents of influence!!!!


  3. Alfredo Duran, a Bay of Pigs veteran and the former head of the Democratic Party of Florida:

    “The embargo, moreover, is the single most important factor that has kept Cuba from evolving from its status quo. The embargo has also turned America into Uncle Scapegoat for all that is inherently wrong with Cuba’s failed economic system. There’s nothing that (Fidel) Castro has loved more. It has enabled the government to, in effect, depict Cuba as ‘at war’ with the U.S. The rationale: ‘No friendly country embargoes another friendly country.'”

    = What’s this guys story ? Is he on the Castro pay roll ? or just misguided ?

  4. The most brilliantly reasoned and logically flawless argument wouldn’t budge these people unless it supported their position, even if they are not, formally and officially, agents of influence. The same is true of the MSM and countless “experts” and talking heads all over the place. I used to think we just hadn’t done a good enough job of getting our message across, and no doubt we could have done better, but now I think the end result would have been essentially the same. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.

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