Ignorance may be bliss, but it is also the surest road to hell.
Here is proof positive of that.
Somehow, for some weird reason that has everything to do with ignorance, some clown from Tennessee plans to paddleboard all the way from Havana to Key West, and he blabbers about “peace and love” and “fitness” while totally ignoring the plight of the Cuban people and the tragic history of that stretch of water where thousands of Cubans have drowned while trying to escape from the horrors of the Castro Kingdom.
Advice for Mr. Paddleboard: You’re going to need a bigger board. And at some point, you’re going to need a conscience, too.
From Business Insider:
American Man Is Attempting To Travel From Cuba To Key West On A Stand-up Paddleboard
A 35-year-old American on Thursday left Havana on a stand-up paddleboard in a bid to reach Florida — a journey he said he hoped would promote “peace and love” between Cuba and the United States.
“This trip is to promote peace and love and friendship between the people of Cuba and the United States, as well as a healthy lifestyle,” Benjamin Friberg said before leaving Havana’s Marina Hemingway.
Friberg, who hails from the US state of Tennessee, said he hoped to complete the 170-kilometer (105-mile) journey from the Cuban capital to Key West in about 20 hours.
“I’m not sure. It depends on the challenges I will face — waves, winds, current, all the variables,” he said, calling his attempt to cross the perilous, shark-infested Straits of Florida the first by paddleboard.
In the past two years, three swimmers have tried — and failed — to make the hazardous crossing.