Here they go again, those Castro-loving wisenheimers at Granma North.
Not satisfied with everything they’ve done up to now on behalf of the Castro regime, the New York Times is once again publishing opinion pieces in support of the regime’s agenda.
Of course, what they are trying to do now is to sway votes in the legislative branch of the federal government, the last remaining obstacle to a full lifting of the so-called embargo.
This time around they found a Cuban exile who has undergone an Obamanoid/Castronoid conversion experience and changed his thinking from the “hard-line” troglodyte pro-sanctions position to a new “enlightened” and “pragmatic” anti-sanctions position.
The NYT regularly searches for individuals of this sort in the Cuban exile community. Once they spot someone with name recognition who might possibly back their pro-Castro agenda, they contact that person and suggest the topic for an op-ed essay.
If the well-known exile agrees to write what the NYT wants written, the op-ed gets published. If the exile contacted expresses a desire to voice the opposing view, or simply to speak his/her own mind freely, the NYT slams the door shut to any such uppity noble savage.
I know this because it happened to me.
Here’s a snippet of today’s revolting sellout piece, which proposes that “real” Republicans should forget about justice, human rights, and national security and back the new Cuba policy of the current occupant of the White House.
The NYT very carefully identifies the author as “a former chief executive of Kellogg and secretary of commerce” who is now “co-chairman of the Albright Stonebridge Group“.
The author himself makes sure to mention that he worked for the George W. Bush administration.
A Republican Case for Obama’s Cuba Policy
By Carlos M. Gutierrez, JUNE 23, 2015
Like many fellow Republicans and Cuban-Americans, I was critical when President Obama announced in December 2014 that his administration would begin to normalize ties between the United States and Cuba. After years of hostility and failed attempts at détente, I wondered: Did the Cuban government really want better ties with America, or was this simply another chess move in a tired game? After all, Mr. Obama is not the first president to try to change the relationship with Cuba — Mr. Castro’s revolution has outlived 10 American administrations.
Today, I am cautiously optimistic for the first time in 56 years. I see a glimmer of hope that, with Cuba allowing even a small amount of entrepreneurship and many American companies excited about entering a new market, we can actually help the Cuban people.
My 30-year career at the Kellogg Company taught me that, at its best, business can have a transformational and uplifting impact on communities and whole societies. It is because of that belief that I have always been proud to call myself a Republican.
As secretary of commerce in the administration of George W. Bush, I was a voice for American business abroad and saw firsthand that our private sector could be the best ambassador for American values, such as the power of free enterprise to raise living standards and the importance of being free to work where one chooses.
I believe that it is now time for Republicans and the wider American business community to stop fixating on the past and embrace a new approach to Cuba.
If your head has not exploded yet, you can read the whole essay HERE.