Here’s the Democratic National Committee (DNC) platform on Cuba. A flawed attempt at Orwellian doublethink. While employing language that seems to defend human rights, it reveals an opposite intention very transparently.
The entire statement is full of giveaways, but the key revelation comes at the end. “Going forward we will continue to support the Cuban people’s desire to freely determine their own future.” This is an almost exact parallel to the “sovereignty” propaganda spewed by Castrolandia’s rulers, and the European and American leftists who actually believe that the noble savages who inhabit the island prison love their dictatorship and should not be forced to give it up.
Then there is the bit about reducing “the Cuban people’s dependence on the Cuban state.” This is an admission of this administration’s commitment to the dictatorship, and its long range plan to keep it afloat with foreign aid that comes not from the US government, but rather from Cubans who are too dumb to realize their complicity in this demonic plan.
Never mind the bit about “meaningful engagements” between tourists and Cubans: we all know these serve only two purposes: 1. to indoctrinate the tourists, expose them to the wonders of collective government, and have them return home all fired up to support collectivism in the USA; 2. to pour more money into the pockets of the ministry of tourism. But it is all couched in language that pretends that those being enlightened are the noble savages in Castrolandia.
Notice, too, that there is no mention of the dictatorship at all. It is simply “the Cuban state.” This is all about the “Cuban people”– an abstraction dear to Kings Fidel and Raul, and to all communist tyrants everywhere. No condemnations, no outrage over human rights abuses.
Talk about dog whistles. (Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee). Here you have one that we Cubans can hear from ninety miles away, along with the would-be dictators who would love to turn the USA into a larger version of Castrolandia.
Nothing has made me so angry in a very long time. It has tapped the same spot in my brain that reacts to child molesters.
“Under President Obama we have undertaken the most significant efforts in decades to engage the Cuban people. We have focused on the importance of family ties between Cuban-Americans and their relatives still living under oppression. Because of the steps the President has taken, it is now possible for Cuban-Americans to visit and support their families in Cuba and to send remittances that reduce the Cuban people’s dependence on the Cuban state. We have taken additional steps to bolster Cuban civil society, expanding purposeful exchanges that bolster independent religious groups on the island and enhancing the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people. Going forward we will continue to support the Cuban people’s desire to freely determine their own future.”