“Trespassing through a country’s border without authorization is a crime punishable by law. And just what’s behind all the complicity and hypocrisy by NBC and Univision anyway?…Today we are all Donald Trump. NBC and Univision mutilate freedom of expression. They denounce and censor Donald Trump but always promote the Castro-Communist dictatorship.” (Oscar Biscet on twitter, July 9, 2015)
He’s not afraid to insult a Stalinist regime by speaking truth to their power. Indeed rather than renounce truth, this man stoically suffered the horrors of years in its jails and torture chambers. Oscar Biscet suffered longer in Castro’s Gulag than Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalin’s–and for essentially the same “crime:” refusing to renounce truth.
That such a man is also not afraid to insult the insidious power of political correctness and fashionable opinion when they trample truth–this should not be surprising.
“I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America,” Alexis de Tocqueville (Democracy in America, 1835.)
If you thought: “they just don’t make them like Sir Thomas Moore anymore.” Well, I give you Cuba’s Oscar Biscet, truly a Man For All Seasons.
(On right) Oscar Biscet receiving news of his Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by President Bush in 2007.