José Azel : American tourists will NOT bring democracy to Castrogonia

Lessons in democracy and racism

From The Azel Perspective:

The proposition seems intuitively reasonable: American tourists will help bring democracy to Cuba. But, it is also demonstrably false.

The idea that American tourists, innately imbued with democratic values and norms, will proudly reflect and share those values while traveling abroad is an authentic premise.  Thus, we view American tourists as ambassadors for democracy, and a powerful force in communicating the virtues of democratic governance. And whereas this may indeed be the case, it does not follow with syllogistic certainty that such ambassadorship can bring about the empowerment of the citizenry in a totalitarian regime.

In the case of Cuba, for decades two million tourist from Canada, Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere have traveled yearly to the island with no impact whatsoever on the Cuban regime. The more empirically valid argument is that expenditures by tourists add to the longevity of the regime, since the monies flow into enterprises controlled by the Cuban military. Moreover, tourist dollars allow the regime to avoid meaningful economic and political reforms.

In any case, international tourism has not brought about political reforms in Cuba, or in the remaining universe of totalitarian regimes. For example, China and Vietnam welcome 130 million and 8 million tourists respectively each year with no impact on their form of government.

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1 thought on “José Azel : American tourists will NOT bring democracy to Castrogonia”

  1. Don’t those mammies just warm your heart? Such happy, happy Negroes–just the way Massah Castro likes ’em. Because, you know, it was the “revolution” that brought them down off trees and made human beings out of them–so they could dress up like colonial slaves and amuse white foreign tourists. Just precious.

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